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

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

Hunter Greene, Nick Lodolo, Brandon Williamson, Graham Ashcraft, Connor Overton, Levi Stoudt, Justin Dunn, Lyon Richardson

Next season's starting rotation will be loaded with talented young arms. After surviving their rookie seasons, Hunter Greene, Nick Lodolo, and Graham Ashcraft will all be back for Year 2 in the big leagues.

While adding a veteran starter should be among the priorities for the Cincinnati Reds front office during free agency, don't expect to see Nick Krall running out in the coming days looking to sign a pitcher like Jose Quintana or Chris Bassitt.

Connor Overton and Justin Dunn will likely be in competition for a spot in the starting rotation next season. Overton had a great start to the year, but a back injury forced the right-hander to land on the IL for three months. Dunn struggled with injuries in 2022 as well, and the Reds are hopeful that the former first-round pick is healthy next season.

The Reds are likely to add three more pitchers to the list as well. Brandon Williamson spent the 2022 at Triple-A Louisville and should make his MLB debut next season. Levi Stoudt might have a longer road to reach the majors next season, but the former Seattle Mariners' prospect should begin the 2023 season at Triple-A Louisville.

The final piece of the puzzle may be Lyon Richardson. There are reasons for and against the right-hander being added to the Reds 40-man roster. Some will argue that his lack of experience makes his addition meaningless, as no team would select him during the Rule 5 Draft. Out of an abundance of caution, Cincinnati should place the former second-round pick on the 40-man roster.