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
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1. TJ Friedl, Reds outfielder

This was all but academic, right? Not only was TJ Friedl the best outfielder on the Cincinanti Reds roster last season, you could make the case that the 27-year-old was the team's best overall player.

Friedl was the total package in 2023. The left-handed hitting centerfielder hit for power, hit for average, stole bases, played good defense, was a leader on the field, and flat-out created chaos on a regular basis for the opposition.

There's a lot of uncertainty when it comes to the veteran leadership on the Reds heading into the 2023-24 offseason. Will the Reds re-sign Joey Votto? Is Cincinnati going to shop Jonathan India this winter?

No one really knows, but it's a good thing that the Redlegs will have TJ Friedl coming back in 2024. The talented outfielder just completed his second season in the big leagues and is under team-control through the 2027 season.

Unless the Cincinnati Reds go big during free agency and secure the services of a bat like Cody Bellinger, I think it's safe to say that Friedl will remain No. 1 among all outfielders until we see everyone return to the diamond in Goodyear, Arizona next February.

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