5 Reds players who won't survive the MLB trade deadline

The MLB trade deadline is almost here. Which Reds players won't be around after August 1st?

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2. Reds outfielder Michael Siani will not survive the MLB trade deadline.

Like Alan Busenitz, Michael Siani is occupying a 40-man roster spot but is currently playing at Triple-A Louisville. If it becomes necessary for the Cincinnati Reds to clear an additional spot on the roster, Siani could be on the way out.

Siani is a glove-first outfield prospect who's just never found a way to put it all together. The former fourth-round pick has the type of speed that would match Matt McLain, but he has struggled with the bat in his hands.

Siani had a cup of coffee with the Reds in 2022, but has spent the 2023 season at Triple-A Louisville. While he has an on-base percentage above .350, Siani has little-to-no power. After posting a .400-plus slugging percentage at Double-A last season, that number has sat around .360 this season.

Michael Siani, who has minor league options remaining, could be a potential trade chip over the next two weeks. While no team is going to target Siani, the left-handed hitting speedster could sweeten a potential deal that could land Cincinnati a starting pitcher.

With players like Andrew Abbott and Christian Encarnacion-Strand already jumping ahead of their timeline, a player like Siani will be left in the dust. Don't be shocked if the 22-year-old loses his roster spot before August 1st.