Reds Rosterology: 3/24

In the spirit of March Madness and all of the mindless bracket predictions that becomes moot on Selection Sunday, we're going to do something similar with the Reds roster as we see it. We'll talk about who's definitely in, who's not making the team, and who's on the bubble.

Pitchers

In:

Homer Bailey
Johnny Cueto
Mike Leake
Tony Cingrani

As long as these guys are healthy, this is 4/5 your starting rotation on Opening Day. Bailey and Cueto are both a little banged up, but we haven't heard anything suggesting that they could start the year on the DL.

Alfredo Simon

Whether or not he's the 5th starter or not remains to be seen (it would certainly look that way), but even if not, he'll be a valuable part of this bullpen.

J.J Hoover
Sam LeCure
Manny Parra

Get used to these three, because we're going to be seeing a lot of them to start the year. Including one of them (probably Hoover) in the closer role.

Logan Ondrusek

This'll probably happen.

On the bubble:

Pedro Beato
Trevor Bell
Jose Diaz

There'll probably be room for 3 guys here, realistically, and if I were breaking camp today, these would be the three I'd go with. Bell has been great so far in spring, Diaz has worked hard enough to get a shot, and Beato has been impressing Price from what we've seen.

Nick Christiani
Lee Hyde

One of these guys could sneak in, but I can't really see it.

Brett Marshall
Jeff Francis

If they stick Simon in the bullpen, one of these guys is your 5th starter. With a gun to my head I'd pick Francis here, but I'm not excited about either one.

Out:

Jonathan Broxton
Aroldis Chapman
Sean Marshall
Mat Latos

The injury bug.

Chien-Ming Wang
Drew Hayes

Catchers:

In:

Brayan Pena

On the bubble:

Devin Mesoraco

If he's healthy, he's in. But we don't know that yet.

Corky Miller
Tucker Barnhart

If there's room on the 40-man for him, Corky will probably get the call. If not, Tucker gets a cup of coffee. Hopefully this won't even be an issue by Friday.

Infielders:

In:

Zack Cozart
Todd Frazier
Brandon Phillips
Joey Votto

Fortunately, the starting infield isn't hurt right now. Unfortunately, all of their backups are.

On the bubble:

Neftali Soto

With two bench spots, I could see one going to Soto. He can play 3B, 1B, and maybe even catch in a pinch, allowing Price to use Pena as a PH more often.

Kris Negron

He's had the spring to justify it.

Chris Nelson

So has he.

Ramon Santiago

He really hasn't, but is probably the best defensively of the bunch. Two of these four will get spots, it just depends on what Price is looking for, and he hasn't really tipped his hand yet.

Out:

Skip Schumaker
Jack Hannahan

Outfielders:

In:

Jay Bruce
Chris Heisey
Billy Hamilton
Ryan Ludwick

No brainers.

On the bubble:

Roger Bernadina

I think I'm almost ready to put him in with how great he's been this spring.

Jason Bourgeois

He hasn't really hit too much, but he was banged up a bit to start camp. And he can play 2B, apparently, which ups his value slightly. I think they take Bernadina, but they could take a 6th guy if Bourgeois can handle middle infield.

Thoughts? Discuss in the comments below.

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