Ranking every player on the Reds roster after adding Nick Martinez and Emilio Pagán

After some slick free agent additions already this offseason, who ranks as the best player on the Reds roster?
Cincinnati Reds shortstop Elly De La Cruz
Cincinnati Reds shortstop Elly De La Cruz / Adam Hunger/GettyImages
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Ranking the Reds 40-man roster: New additions & first-year holdovers

35. Christian Roa, Reds pitcher

Christian Roa will likely begin the 2024 season in the minor leauges. The right-hander offers a four-pitch mix and could work his way onto the active roster as the season progresses. Roa was added to the Reds 40-man roster earlier this offseason, so there's obviously something the club likes about his makeup.

34. Casey Legumina, Reds pitcher

Casey Legumina was added to the Cincinnati Reds roster last winter after the club traded Kyle Farmer to the Minnesota Twins. Injuries limited Legumina's effectiveness, though he has a live arm and could give the Reds some innings in 2024.

33. Rece Hinds, Reds outfielder

Rece Hinds is a boom-or-bust prospect. The power is out of this world, but the strikeout numbers are extremely concerning. Hinds will likely begin the 2024 season in the minors, though a late-season call-up could be in the cards if he performs well at Triple-A.

32. Lyon Richardson, Reds pitcher

Lyon Richardson got a taste of the big leagues in 2023, though his role is not yet defined. The right-hander has been groomed as a starter, but may serve the team best in a hybrid-role heading into 2024. Look for Richardson to be fighting for a spot in the Reds bullpen this spring.

31. Jacob Hurtubise, Reds outfielder

Jacob Hurtubise will be a name to watch this spring. Added to the Reds 40-man roster just last month, Hurtubise has plenty of speed and a great eye at the dish. Hurtubise could make a play for a spot on the Reds 2024 Opening Day roster.