Polished approach from Spencer Steer gives the Reds middle-of-order bat they've been seeking

Cincinnati Reds third baseman Spencer Steer (12) stands in the batters box.
Cincinnati Reds third baseman Spencer Steer (12) stands in the batters box. / Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY

Well, he's finally here, Reds Country. Spencer Steer, who the Cincinnati faithful have been clamoring for since he was traded to the Reds early last month, finally made his major league debut on Friday night versus the Colorado Rockies.

One of the Cincinnati Reds' top prospectst, Steer had been dominant at Triple-A Louisville before being selected once roster expanded on September 1st. The former third-round pick, along with Fernando Cruz, were both add to the Reds roster.

Steer was in David Bell's starting lineup on Friday, and all the rookie did was go 2-for-2 with two walks, a double, and a home run. It's going to be very difficult for Bell to keep Steer out of the starting lineup.

Reds' rookie Spencer Steer couldn't have asked for a better debut.

After falling behind 1-2 during his first plate appearance, Spencer Steer ended a 10-pitch battle with Colorado Rockies starter Kyle Freeland by drawing a walk. Steer's second plate appearance was much more memorable.

Steer led off the bottom of the fifth innings by taking a 1-2 breaking ball over the wall in straight-away center field. That's right, Steer's first hit was a home run. The last Cincinnati player to do so was catcher Tyler Stephenson.

Steer drew another walk in his third at-bat of the night and started off the bottom of the ninth inning with a laser down the right field line. Steer galloped to the second and represented the winning run. After advancing to third base on a wild pitch, Steer eventually scored the winning run on a well-placed chopper up the middle by Jonathan India.

Spencer Steer has a very polished approach at the plate, and he's going to be a tough out for the majority of major league pitchers. Steer combines a good knowledge of the strike zone with gap-to-gap power and the ability to go yard as well. Stay tuned, Reds Country, it's Steer season.

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