4 Reds players with the most to gain down the stretch of the 2022 season

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There are now 21 games remaining on the schedule for the Cincinnati Reds this season. Yes, Reds fans, the 2022 season will soon mercifully come to a close. But not before a handful of players get a chance to make an impression on the coaching staff and the front office.

September is a time to shine for a small number of players who are squarely on the roster bubble. Others are trying to make a good impression before heading into the offseason. Either way, there are several players on the Reds roster with a lot to gain over the final few weeks of the 2022 season.

The Reds roster now stands at 28, and David Bell has shown a penchant toward allowing some of the up-and-coming players to get a fair amount of reps over the past week or so. Which four Cincinnati Reds players have the most to gain over the final few weeks of the 2022 season?

1. Reds IF Spencer Steer has the most to gain down the stretch.

Spencer Steer has been getting regular opportunities to contribute and has played all over the field. While Steer will certainly be part of the Cincinnati Reds Opening Day roster in 2023, what role will he play?

One could easily make the case that Steer should be the starting third baseman over Kyle Farmer. Others will argue that Farmer's tenure with the team, leadership, and production demand that he be the team's starting third baseman next season.

Spencer Steer will have a place on next year's team, and going into the 2023 season, will probably serve a similar role to what fans had seen from Brandon Drury and are currently seeing from Donovan Solano. Steer will be part of the Cincinnati Reds everyday lineup next season, but his production over the final few weeks could raise his standing heading into next spring.