Predicting the Reds 40-man roster after the upcoming non-tender deadline

Cincinnati Reds infielder Noelvi Marte.
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Predicting the Reds outfield after the non-tender deadline (8)

Nick Senzel, Allan Cerda, Jake Fraley, TJ Friedl, Nick Solak, Stuart Fairchild, Michael Siani, TJ Hopkins

Will the Cincinnati Reds finally part company with Aristides Aquino? While The Punisher provides a good arm in right field and plenty of pop once every 39 at-bats or so, it's time for the Reds to bid farewell to Aquino. The team could always look to re-sign him to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training if he passes through waivers.

Nick Senzel, on the other hand, is likely to receive at least one more chance to prove that he's a major league player. The talent is, and always has been, there. However, after playing in 110 games last season, Senzel showed nothing of substance at the plate nor in the outfield. The 2023 season represents his last chance.

The trio of Stuart Fairchild, TJ Friedl, and Jake Fraley will all be battling for the same role with the Reds during the 2023 season. All showed flashes, both on the defensive side and in the batters' box. All three are likely to be on the Opening Day roster heading into next season. The recently acquired Nick Solak may not be part of the Reds roster for very long.

Michael Siani got very little chance to prove himself in 2022 after a late-September call-up. No one doubts Siani's defensive skills, but he has to prove that he can hit a the major league level. Allan Cerda will be a player to watch in spring training. A strong showing in Goodyear could set him up well heading into the 2023 season.

TJ Hopkins will be a name to a keep an eye on at the upcoming deadline. Will the Cincinnati Reds add the 25-year-old to the 40-man roster or leave him unprotected from the Rule 5 Draft. With such a lack of major league talent in the outfield, Cincinnati would be wise to add him to the roster.