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

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4. Reds C Chuckie Robinson has the most to gain down the stretch.

Chuckie Robinson is getting his opportunities, but the young backstop has done very little since being called up to the big leagues. Robinson, much like the aforementioned Jose Barrero, seems to be pressing when he's at the plate.

The results have not been good. Robinson has an aggressive approach at the dish and is hitting just .091 with an OPS of .273. Granted, Robinson has only received 33 at-bats, but with the roster crunch coming very soon, the 27-year-old needs to find a way to stand out.

The Reds have six catchers currently on the 40-man roster. Tyler Stephenson will be the starter next season, but he'll need a capable backup. Aramis Garcia may be that guy, but the former second-round pick has shelved with an injury. The Reds also have Austin Romine, Mark Kolozsvary, and Michael Papierski on the 40-man roster.

With Daniel Vellojin likely to be added to the Cincinnati Reds roster this offseason, fans should assume that the team will only carry one more catcher on the offseason roster. Will it be Chuckie Robinson?

The former 21st-round pick has allowed one passed ball and thrown out just 18% of the opposing base stealers. Those numbers and his slash line will need to improve over the next few weeks if Robinson hopes to be part of the Reds roster over the winter. With only Romine on the active roster, Robinson will get his chances down the stretch.

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