5 Reds prospects to watch at High-A Dayton in 2023

Mainland's Chase Petty is the 2021 South Jersey Baseball Player of the Year.
Mainland's Chase Petty is the 2021 South Jersey Baseball Player of the Year. / Adam Monacelli/Courier-Post via Imagn
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4. Reds prospects to watch at High-A Dayton in 2023: Edwin Arroyo

Edwin Arroyo could be the most exciting Cincinnati Reds prospect to watch in 2023. After arriving in late-July as part of the Luis Castillo trade, Arroyo didn't have the same success with Low-A Dayton as he did in the Seattle Mariners' farm system.

But, look for that to change in 2023. Arroyo now has more familiarity with his new organization and coaching staff, and the 19-year-old should be the unquestioned starter at shortstop for the Dayton Dragons this season.

Arroyo spent 87 games with the Mariners Low-A affiliate in 2022 before finishing his season with the Daytona Tortugas. Having played over 100 games and registering over 500 plate appearances in Low-A, it's time for Arroyo to make the jump.

Arroyo may be the best player to come out of Cincinnati's trade deadline deal with Seattle. The slick-fielding shortstop is a polished defender who can hit from both sides of the plate with power. Arroyo smacked 14 homers in 2022.

According to MLB Pipeline, Edwin Arroyo is the Cincinnati Reds No. 3 prospect and ranks 44th in all of baseball. With so many talented shortstops already in the organization, there's not need to rush Arroyo through the farm system, and the Reds don't have to add him to the 40-man roster until 2025.