Familiar face appears among Reds Top 30 prospects after Spencer Steer graduates

Cincinnati Reds infielder Spencer Steer
Cincinnati Reds infielder Spencer Steer / Tim Nwachukwu/GettyImages

Spencer Steer is no longer considered a prospect, at least according to MLB Pipeline. Prior to the 2023 season, after receiving a September call-up last season, Steer was ranked among the Top 10 prospects in the Cincinnati Reds farm system.

Steer has solidified himself as an everyday player in Cincinnati's lineup. Of late, Steer has seen a considerable amount of time at first base with Wil Myers on the IL. But the majority of Steer's starts have come at third base.

Steer has hit a bit of a slump of late, but on the season, the 25-year-old is hitting .241/.326/.386 with seven extra-base hits, including two round trippers. So who's replaced Spencer Steer among the Reds Top 30 prospects?

Reds 2B prospect Tyler Callihan earns Top 30 spot after Spencer Steer graduates.

Tyler Callihan, a third-round selection of the Cincinnati Reds back in 2018, has taken a spot among the Top 30 prospects according to MLB Pipeline. Callihan is currently playing at High-A Dayton.

Callihan's career has been marred by injury, including undergoing Tommy John surgery a couple years ago. The 22-year-old is in what many might consider a make or break season. So far, it hasn't been the best of campaigns for the Florida native.

Callihan, who's known as a bat-first prospect, has struggled out of the gate. He's hitting just .190, but does show a good eye for the strike zone as evidenced by his .347 on-base percentage and an 18.8-percent walk-rate according to FanGraphs.

Tyler Callihan is seen as a second base prospect, but has also, for the first time in his minor league career seen time at first base this season. Tyler isn't the only Callihan on the Dayton Dragons roster this season. Former 18th-round pick Austin Callahan is having a fine season at High-A, and currently owns a .783 OPS.

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