4 players who still have to prove they deserve to be on the Reds playoff roster

If Cincinnati earns a postseason berth, not every Reds player is guaranteed a spot on the playoff roster.
Cincinnati Reds outfielder Hunter Renfroe
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3. Derek Law still has to prove he deserves to be on the Reds playoff roster.

As a whole, the Cincinnati Reds bullpen has been vastly underrated all season. The Reds relief corps has kept the team in games much more than they have cost their squad a win. Led by Alexis Diaz, Lucas Sims, and Ian Gibaut, the Reds bullpen has outperformed all expectations.

But, if there is a weak link at the moment, it would have to be the veteran Derek Law. The right-hander had been very good earlier in the year, and is probably the most versatile reliever manager David Bell can turn to.

But recently, Law has struggled a bit. Around mid-May, Law landed on the injured list and missed about six weeks-worth of action. Before the injury, Law owned a sparkling ERA of just 2.57 with 20 punch outs in 21 innings of work.

Since returning from the IL on July 3rd, Law's ERA has been 4.91 and the opposition is hitting .250 against him. Law has just 22 strikeouts in his last 29 innings, but the nine runners he's inherited have not scored.

With the Cincinnati Reds only needing to carry three starters into a potential Wild Card Series, my gut says that Derek Law will be part of a potential playoff roster, but a few solid performances over the next two weeks would seal the deal.