A snapshot of the Reds second base prospects in the minor leagues

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Second base belongs to Jonathan India, for now. The Cincinnati Reds saw several players fill in for the 2021 National League Rookie of the Year as India endured an injury-plagued campaign in 2022.

India's bat was as expected when he was in he lineup, but his defense left a lot to the imagination. It's questionable as to how long India will remain on the infield dirt, but for now, one would assume the 25-year-old will be Cincinnati's Opening Day second baseman.

But the Reds have some fine second base prospects emerging as well. Cincinnati's infield depth is unmatched almost every other farm system, and the Redlegs have some very prospects who'll be looking to unseat India in the coming years.

A snapshot of the Reds second base prospects in the minor leagues.

Ivan Johnson is probably the highest-rated second base prospect in the Cincinnati Reds farm system. The former fourth-round pick dealt with a few injuries in 2022 and only appeared in 50 games at Double-A Chattanooga. For the first time in his minor league career, Johnson posted a wRC+ below 100.

Johnson will be an interesting prospect to watch in the coming weeks. The 22-year-old will be eligible for the Rule 5 Draft if the Reds do not add Johnson to the 40-man roster. The Reds will already be adding infielders Noelvi Marte and Elly De La Cruz to the roster this winter. Matt McLain won't be far behind either.

Given that Cincinnati added three additional shortstop prospects at the trade deadline, it should be assumed that Jose Torres will be moving to second base. The North Carolina State alum played 49 games at shortstop in 2022 and 49 games at second base as well. Torres had a down-year at the plate and will probably begin next season back at High-A Dayton.

Tyler Callihan was a highly-touted draft pick in 2019 but injuries have slowed his development. The 2023 season will be key for Callihan's standing with the organization moving forward. The 22-year-old has great bat-to-ball skills, but needs to find a way to stay on the field.

Carlos Jorge is a young infield prospect to keep an eye on. The left-handed hitting middle infielder has a short, compact swing and has hit very well in the Dominican Summer League and the Arizona Complex League. It'll be interesting to see if he adjusts well to the next level of competition in 2023.

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