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
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Ranking the Reds 40-man roster: Young arms & journeymen

30. Carson Spiers, Reds pitcher

Much like Lyon Richardson, Carson Spiers had a cup of coffee with the Cincinnati Reds in 2023 - mainly due to the number of injuries incurred by the team's rotation. Spiers spent most of last season in Double-A, and will add depth to the Reds rotation heading into next season.

29. Nick Martini, Reds outfielder

Nick Martini was clutch during his brief stint with the Reds in 2023. Much like Matt Reynolds from a couple years back, Martini could hang around on the 40-man roster until a better option becomes necessary. The veteran outfielder is well liked in the clubhouse.

28. Alex Young, Reds pitcher

Alex Young survived the non-tender deadline, so it's safe to assume that the southpaw will be invited to Goodyear next spring. However, Young has a minor-league option remaining, and could begin the 2024 season in the minors if the Reds find another left-handed reliever during the offseason.

27. Daniel Duarte, Reds pitcher

Daniel Duarte had his moments during the second-half of the 2023 season, but the walks are a major concern. The right-hander walked nearly 15-percent of the batters he faced. That number must improve if Duarte hopes to remain on the 40-man roster in 2024.

26. Ian Gibaut, Reds pitcher

Ian Gibaut performed admirably in 2023, but one would hope, with the additions of Emilio Pagán and Nick Martinez, that the right-hander could take on a lesser role heading into next season. Gibaut was one of the most reliable relievers in the bullpen, but should be getting the ball in the sixth inning, not the eighth.