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Watch: How do the Reds stack up at each position?

New videos each day leading up to Friday's opener
Posted at 8:01 PM, Jul 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-25 00:30:14-04

CINCINNATI — Watch WCPO 9 Sports preview the Reds position by position as they head into the 2020 season.

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Thursday – First Base and Outfielders

Wednesday – Second Base and Shortstop

Tuesday – Starting Pitchers and Relief Pitchers

Monday – Catcher and Third Base

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Read the following capsule preview by the Associated Press:

2019 Record: 75-87, fourth place in NL Central.

Manager: David Bell (second season).

He’s Here: 2B Mike Moustakas, OF Nick Castellanos, OF Shogo Akiyama, LHP Wade Miley, RHP Pedro Strop.

He’s Outta Here: SS Jose Iglesias, 2B Jose Peraza, LHP Alex Wood, RHP Kevin Gausman, IF/OF Derek Dietrich.

Projected Lineup: LF Shogo Akiyama (.303, 20 HRs, 52 RBIs with Seibu Lions in Japan), RF Nick Castellanos (.289, 27, 73, 58 doubles with Tigers and Cubs), 1B Joey Votto (.261, 15, 47), 3B Eugenio Suarez (.271, 49, 103), 2B Mike Moustakas (.254, 35, 87 with Brewers), CF Nick Senzel (.256, 4, 42 in 104 games), DH Jesse Winker (.269, 16, 38), SS Freddy Galvis (.260, 23, 70 with Blue Jays and Reds), C Tucker Barnhart (.231, 11, 40).

Rotation: RH Sonny Gray (11-8, 2.87 ERA, 205 Ks in 175 1/3 innings), RH Luis Castillo (15-8, 3.40, 226 Ks in 190 2/3 innings), RH Trevor Bauer (11-13, 4.48, 253 Ks, 213 innings in 34 starts with Indians and Reds), LH Wade Miley (14-6, 3.98, 167 1/3 innings in 33 starts for Astriewos), RH Anthony DeSclafani (9-9, 3.89, 166 2/3 innings in 31 starts).

Key Relievers: RH Raisel Iglesias (3-12, 4.16, 34/40 saves), LH Amir Garrett (5-3, 3.21, 69 games), RH Michael Lorenzen (1-4, 2.92, 7/11 saves, 73 games), LH Pedro Strop (2-5, 4.97, 10/16 saves, 50 games with Cubs), RH Tyler Mahle (3-12, 5.14, 25 games), RH Lucas Sims (2-1, 4.60, 24 games).

Outlook: The Reds head into the 60-game season in good shape after their winter splurge to become relevant after six straight losing seasons. Senzel and Suarez were still recovering from shoulder surgery and would have missed the start of the season as originally scheduled, but are fully healed this time around. Nobody opted to sit out, and the Reds didn’t have any notable virus issues. Adding the DH for the abbreviated season helps, allowing the Reds to use their overcrowded outfield to their advantage in the everyday lineup.