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: Can these players take the next step?

10. Nick Lodolo, Reds pitcher

Nick Lodolo could be No. 1 on this list by the end of the season. But first, he has to get back onto the hill. Lodolo missed almost all of the 2023 season and staying healthy will be key to his success next season. The Reds' lefty possesses ace-level stuff.

9. Jonathan India, Reds infielder

For now, Jonathan India is part of the Reds 40-man roster. But how much longer will that last? India has been the subject of much trade speculation this offseason, and understandably so. While his defense was subpar, India (when healthy) was a key contributor on last year's squad.

8. Elly De La Cruz, Reds infielder

Can the production match the hype? That's going to be the question on everyone's mind once Elly De La Cruz arrives in Goodyear next spring. Very few players in Major League Baseball possess the tools that De La Cruz has. If he can maximize his potential, De La Cruz will be the best player on the Reds roster.

7. Andrew Abbott, Reds pitcher

Andrew Abbott may have a leg up on the likes of Brandon Williamson and Connor Phillips for a spot on the Reds 2024 Opening Day roster. The southpaw was utterly dominant at times, but ran out of gas down the stretch. Abbott might be the most consistent pitcher in the Cincinnati rotation.

6. Hunter Greene, Reds pitcher

Speaking of consistency, that's what Reds fans want to see from Hunter Greene in 2024. Just like Elly De La Cruz, Greene possesses all the raw tools to be difference-maker on this Reds team heading into next season. If the right-hander continues to develop that changeup, he could be unhittable.