The Cincinnati Reds have unleashed an amazing young core of prospects this season. The Reds have debuted a plethora of young talent that has excited the fanbase and made Cincinnati the talk of the baseball world.
The Reds minor league system is still full of potential stars, but fans should not expect to see anymore prospects move up to the active roster this season.
The Reds have successfully added Matt McLain, Elly De La Cruz, Andrew Abbott, Brandon Williamson and Christian Encarnacion-Strand to their major league roster.
Don't expect to see anymore Reds prospects make it to the big leagues this season.
That quintet of rookies are part of the hopes and dreams of Reds fans for this year and years to come. And that list doesn't even include the likes of Spencer Steer and Levi Stoudt, both of whom are still rookies as well. And, of course, there's Will Benson who's also seeing his first real taste of the big leagues.
The Reds farm system still has some eye-popping, young talent such as NoelviMarte, Edwin Arroyo, Cam Collier and Rece Hinds. Yet, the chances of these youngsters getting a late-season call-up is slim to none. The talent is explosive, but Reds management has no reason to rush any of them up through the system.
Noelvi Marte, in particular, is an intriguing talent. Marte is batting .291 in Triple-A in 55 at-bats and is ranked 16th among all prospects according to MLB Pipeline. Marte is still only 21 years old and is likely to make his major league debut next season. Arroyo is also Top 25 prospect and is only 19 years of age.
Reds management needs to let them grow together. Currently, Cincinnati still has a legitimate opportunity to compete for a playoff spot. Allowing the aforementioned Encarnacion-Strand to be the last prospect called up this season is the correct call.
The jump the Cincinnati Reds have made this season has been highly unexpected and suggests that management knows what they are doing. With the Reds way ahead of schedule, allowing this team to grow and gel together is the right move. Save some excitement for next year's squad.