5 Reds prospects who should participate in the Arizona Fall League

The Arizona Fall League has been a proving ground for several Reds prospects over the past few years.

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2. Reds prospect Blake Dunn should participate in the Arizona Fall League.

No player in the Cincinnati Reds farm system may have bolstered their stock more than Blake Dunn did in 2023. After injuries slowed the Western Michigan product earlier in his minor league career, Dunn became one of the Reds breakout stars this season.

It's not everyday that a late-round draft pick like Dunn emerges onto the big stage. Currently, MLB Pipeline has rated Dunn among the top 25 prospects in the Cincinnati farm system.

Dunn was a the Reds 15th-round draft choice in the 2021 MLB Draft, but only played in 33 games outside of the Arizona Complex League in 2022. Dunn handled his business in High-A Dayton earlier this season and was given a bump in competition.

Since arriving in Chattanooga, Dunn has continued to show good pitch recognition and plenty of power. After hitting just five total home run before this season, Dunn has run off over 15 round trippers and looks to be a rising star in the Reds farm system.

Blake Dunn could be a contributor on next year's Reds team, and just like the club did with Matt McLain in 2022, don't be shocked if Cincinnati assigns the soon-to-be 25-year-old outfielder to the Arizona Fall League later this year.