Reds power rankings: Who is the No. 1 starting pitcher heading into the offseason?

How do the Reds starters rank heading into the 2023-24 offseason?

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Nick Lodolo
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The Cincinnati Reds starting rotation was not good in 2023. According to MLB.com, the Reds starters ranked 28th out of all 30 major league clubs this past season in ERA.

There are bound to be some moving parts during the offseason. Already, Reds fans have seen the team part ways with former starters Justin Dunn and Connor Overton. And while the Reds may yet add some pieces to their pitching stable before next season, the cupboard is hardly bare.

Believe it or not, the Reds have 10 pitchers who could legitimately be considers possible starters heading into 2024. Let's see where these starting pitchers ranks heading into the offseason.

9. Levi Stoudt, Reds starting pitcher

Levi Stoudt was part of the return the Cincinnati Reds recieved from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for Luis Castillo at the trade deadline in 2022. The right-hander seemed like a potential fit as a back-of-the-rotation starter, but Stoudt's performance in 2023 left a lot to be desired.

The 25-year-old appeared in just four games for the Reds in 2023 with only two starts. Stoudt owned a miserable 9.58 ERA and 5.09 FIP in 10.1 innings of work while wearing a Reds uniform. Most of Stoudt's experience this past season came at the Triple-A level.

Stoudt made 19 starts for the Louisville Bats and also appeared out of the bullpen on six occasions for manager Pat Kelly. In those 25 games, Stoudt posted a 5-6 record with a 6.23 ERA and 7.40 FIP. Stoudt also posted a meager 15-percent strikeout-rate.

In all honesty, Levi Stoudt may well be a non-tender candidate later this offseason. His performance in both the major and minor leagues was a disappointment, and as the Reds organize the 40-man roster, it's not hard to see that Stoudt could be a casualty.