2013 ended with another disappointing first-round loss for the Cincinnati Reds. It led to the firing of Dusty Baker. Outside the big bats of Joey Votto and Jay Bruce, which players will be instrumental to the Reds’ advancing deeper in the postseason? 

Ranking Criteria

To rank the players, I used past statistics as well as potential upside. A player who has been a consistent producer could be behind a player who could be a game changer for the Reds for that reason.

Included are five positional players and five pitchers. The Reds will need both to advance further in the postseason.


Honorable Mention

Mike Leake, Devin Mesoraco and Zack Cozart will all be important to the Reds, but just missed the cut. 

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