Predicting the Reds starting lineup for the Field of Dreams Game vs. the Cubs

MLB At Field Of Dreams: Chicago Cubs v Cincinnati Reds
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7. Albert Almora Jr., Reds left fielder

Albert Almora Jr. has been a bit of polarizing figure throughout Reds Country these days. While David Bell decided to move Kyle Farmer to third base in order to get Jose Barrero reps at shortstop, the teams is still giving Almora Jr. time in the outfield over Jake Fraley and T.J. Friedl.

Almora Jr.'s right-handed bat will be in the lineup tonight versus the left-handed Drew Smyly, but don't be surprised if Fraley enter the game once the southpaw is out of tonight's contes. Almora Jr. has great defensive instincts, but is hitting just .170 in his last 15 games.

8. Jose Barrero, Reds shortstop

Speaking of polarizing, no one in the Cincinnati Reds lineup, at the moment, has been more polarizing than Jose Barrero. The shortstop was called up to the big leagues just last week and has drawn both ire and praise from Reds fans during his first week on the job.

Barrero strikeouts a lot, but his athletic abilities are superior to that of Kyle Farmer and his possesses tremendous power as well. The Reds have been grooming Jose Barrero to be the team's shortstop for some time now, and he's finally getting some regular at-bats. Until he's able to cut down on those swings and misses, Barrero will be slotted in the No. 8 hole.

9. Austin Romine, Reds catcher

Austin Romine was a late addition to the Cincinnati Reds roster. But with Tyler Stephenson and Aramis Garcia out of the lineup, David Bell was looking for a veteran to pair alongside Michael Papierski.

Papierski started Wednesday afternoon's game in Queens, and we could see him set up behind the plate during the Field of Dreams Game as well. But David Bell might hand the reins over to Romine this evening. Either way, the Reds backstop will be occupying the No. 9 spot in the batting order.