4 Reds players who won't be on the roster by September 1st

The Cincinnati Reds roster could look quite different by the end of August.

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Brett Kennedy and catcher Curt Casali
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Brett Kennedy and catcher Curt Casali / Jess Rapfogel/GettyImages
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3. Michael Siani will not be on the Reds roster by September 1st.

This one might be rather shocking, but Michael Siani, who has a cup of coffee with the Cincinnati Reds in 2022, hasn't really broken onto the scene the way most fans assumed he would.

Siani is a phenomenal defensive talent. The outfielder gets great reads on fly balls and has the speed to track down almost anything hit his direction. While Siani doesn't possess Billy Hamilton-type speed, he's not that far off.

Unfortunately, just like Hamilton, Siani struggles at the plate. The former fourth-round draft pick has fallen short of expectations in the batters' box. After showing a good eye and some moderate power in 2022, Siani has regressed this season.

Siani slugged .405 last season, which was a major jump from the .327 slugging percentage he posted in 2021. But that number has dipped this season to just above .350. And while no one expects Siani to be a power-hitter, when you couple that with his .237 batting average, it just makes it difficult to keep him on the 40-man roster.

That's especially true with outfielders like Rece Hinds and Jacob Hurtubise needing a spot on the 40-man roster in order to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft. The Cincinnati Reds may not want to let Michael Siani go, but they may have no choice as players begin returning from the 60-day IL.