Reds power rankings: Who is the best outfielder heading into the offseason?

The Reds received tremendous contributions from their outfielders in 2023.
Cincinnati Reds outfielders Jake Fraley, TJ Friedl, and Will Benson
Cincinnati Reds outfielders Jake Fraley, TJ Friedl, and Will Benson / Jeff Dean/GettyImages
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
3 of 6
Next

4. Nick Martini, Reds outfielder

It's doubtful that many Reds fans thought they'd see Nick Martini asa much as they did in 2023. Signed to a minor-league deal earlier in the season, Martini got the call during the latter part of the season once injuries absolutely decimated the Cincinnati roster.

It's not hyperbole to say that Martini had two of the biggest hits of the Cincinnati Reds 2023 campaign. On September 1st, Martini's game-tying homer allowed Noelvi Marte to walk-it-off against the Chicago Cubs in the ninth inning.

Martini's second moment of glory came when he belted a three-run homer on September 5th that tied the game and allowed Christian Encarnacion-Strand to collect the walk-off winner against the Seattle Mariners.

If there was one word to describe Martini's 2023 campaign, it would be clutch. The veteran just seemed to be able to come up key in big moments, and with Joey Votto possibly on the way out, keeping a player like Martini in the clubhouse might not be the worst idea in 2024.

Nick Martini can play the corner outfield and also fill in at first base. Martini slugged .583 last season. that can't be ignored. The left-handed slugger is still pre-arbitration eligible, so it won't cost much for the Reds to at least bring him back to spring camp in Goodyear next year.