Predicting the Cincinnati Reds 2022-23 offseason roster

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While the postseason is in full-swing for several teams throughout Major League Baseball, it's the offseason in Reds Country. Heck, fans of the Cincinnati Reds have been looking at the offseason since their team got off to a 3-22 start.

The Reds have already made some changes by relieving five members of their coaching staff of their duties. Among them are first base coach Delino DeShields and hitting coach Alan Zinter.

But no real change to the overall structure of the team is going to change until adjustments are made to the Cincinnati Reds offseason roster. The front office will need to decide who stays, who goes, and which prospects to protect from the Rule 5 Draft. Let's preview what the Reds 2022-23 offseason roster might look like.

Stone cold locks to be part of the Reds 2022-23 offseason roster (25)

Joey Votto, Jonthan India, Michael Siani, Connor Overton, Nick Lodolo, Jake Fraley, Jeff Hoffman, Graham Ashcraft, TJ Friedl, Alexis Diaz, Tyler Stephenson, Tony Santillan, Stuart Fairchild, Reiver Sanmartin, Alejo Lopez, Lucas Sims, Kyle Farmer, Hunter Greene, Tejay Antone, Allan Cerda, Spencer Steer, Luis Cessa, Jose Barrero, Justin Dunn, Fernando Cruz

Yes, it's a long list, but these 25 players are all but assured to be part of the Cincinnati Reds 2022-23 offseason roster. There are a few names that may come as a bit of surprise, but no one should be shocked to see these players as part of the 40-man roster over the winter.

Stalwarts like Joey Votto and Kyle Farmer will certainly be retained. Rookie standouts like Hunter Greene, Nick Lodolo, Alexis Diaz, and Graham Ashcraft will be back next season, as will rookie performers from the 2021 season like Jonathan India, Tyler Stephenson, and Tony Santillan.

Tejay Antone missed the entire 2022 season following Tommy John surgery. But he, along with others on the 60-day IL (Lucas Sims and Jeff Hoffman) will need to be added back to the 40-man roster in order to retain their standing with the team.

A few rookies like Spencer Steer and Michael Siani were added to the roster later in the season, and Allen Cerda never even stepped onto a major league field. But the Reds feel as though these players will be a key part of the team's future. Fellow rookies like Reiver Sanmartin and Alejo Lopez are virtual locks to be on the offseason roster as well.