3 Reds prospects who are comparable to Hunter Greene, Nick Lodolo, and Graham Ashcraft

Cincinnati Reds prospect Andrew Abbott at SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game
Cincinnati Reds prospect Andrew Abbott at SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game / Ronald Martinez/GettyImages
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2. Reds prospect Andrew Abbott is comparable to Nick Lodolo.

Nick Lodolo was selected with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft. The tall, lanky left-hander was the first pitcher taken that year and Lodolo has had tremendous success in his rookie season with the Cincinnati Reds. Andrew Abbott will looking to take a similar path to the major leagues.

Much like Lodolo, Abbott is a very polished pitcher. He's not going to overpower opposing hitters with his fastball like Hunter Greene, nor is the southpaw going to pitch to contact like Graham Ashcraft. That said, the competitive streak that fans see from Ashcraft is certainly part of Abbott's game.

The University of Virginia product has spent time at both High-A Dayton and Double-A Chattanooga this season. While the left-hander dominated the opposition in seven games for the Dayton Dragons, success has become a little more difficult since making the jump to pitch for the Lookouts.

Andrew Abbott could reach the major leagues rather quickly if he continues to improve. Throwing strikes is not the issue for Abbott, but he'll need to cut down on the walks before making the ascension to the big leagues.

While some fans may feel as though Nick Lodolo's Texas Christian teammate Brandon Williamson is a better comp for the current Reds starter, Williamson's inability to find the strike zone this season may be raising some concerns among the Cincinnati brass. After posting a 37.4% strikeout-rate last season, Williamson's K-rate has dipped to 21.9% this season.