Ranking every player on the Cincinnati Reds 40-man roster

Cincinnati Reds shortstop Elly De La Cruz
Cincinnati Reds shortstop Elly De La Cruz / Sam Greene/The Enquirer / USA TODAY
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After a long spring filled with prospects rising and injuries befalling some of the team's top players it's time to rank the all players on the Cincinnati Reds 40-man roster.

Just as it was last year, these ratings are subjective and take into account a player's production and potential. Just because Elly De La Cruz hasn't swung the bat in a major league game does not mean that he'll be slotted behind veteran pitcher Buck Farmer.

Injuries do factor in, but Tejay Antone's inability to take the field at this point in time will not see him ranked behind a player like outfield prospect Michael Siani who's had a cup of coffee at the major-league level. So, let's get right into it, shall we? Note: The Reds current 40-man roster stands at 43.

Ranking the Reds 40-man roster: Who is No. 43 through No. 41?

43. Lyon Richardson, Reds pitcher

Lyon Richardson has talent and could skyrocket up this list if he has a healthy 2023 campaign. The Reds added the former second-round pick to the 40-man roster despite the fact that Richardson missed all of 2022 after recovering from Tommy John surgery.

42. Ricky Karcher, Reds pitcher

Ricky Karcher was added to the Reds 40-man roster during the offseason in order to protect him from the Rule 5 Draft. Karcher has tremendous velocity on his fastball, but he'll have to improve on his command and control. Karcher walked 40 batters in a little over 56 innings in the minor leagues last season.

41. Michael Siani, Reds outfielder

Michael Siani, having only two weeks-worth of major league experience, is arguably Cincinnati's best defensive outfielder. But the 23-year-old will have to improve at the dish and will likely begin the 2023 season at Triple-A Louisville.