Ranking the best free agent relief pitcher targets for the Reds

The Reds have some money to spend this offseason and the club needs to find some relief for the bullpen.
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6. Joe Jiménez, Right-handed reliever

Joe Jiménez, a longtime member of the Detroit Tigers bullpen, pitched for the Atlanta Braves in 2023. The right-hander brings a mix of high strikeout-rate and low walk-rate; something nearly every major league ball club is looking for in a reliever.

After a disasterous 2021 campaign, Jiménez has put together two very good back-to-back seasons. Jiménez should be on the Reds shortlist this winter, but the 28-year-old's biggest flaw is that he does a poor job of keeping the ball on the ground.

5. Brent Suter, Left-handed reliever

Brent Suter is an intruiging option, and it's mildly surprising he's yet to don a Cincinnati Reds jersey. Suter played high school ball at Archbishop Moeller in Cincinnati and has the pitching profile that would work very well in Great American Ball Park.

Suter pitches to contact, and according to Baseball Savant ranks among the best in average exit velocitty. The left-hander also has a ground ball-rate near 50-percent, which would work very well in GABP. Suter is sneaky option to land in the Queen City this offseason.

4. Matt Moore, Left-handed reliever

Matt Moore corrected one of his biggest bugaboos from 2022; he reduced his walk-rate by a lot. Moore walked 12.5 percent of the batters he faced in 2022, but that number was nearly cut in half this past season.

Moore has an outstanding chageup that gets very weak contact, but he's not going to blow you away with his heater. Moore is a name to watch as the offseason unfolds, and the fact that he's a left-hander can't hurt either.