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Top 30 Cincinnati Reds Prospects To Target In Dynasty Leagues

The Cincinnati Reds have been on a roll of drafting, trading for, and developing the best prospects in the major leagues right now. We have seen big names like Elly De La Cruz, Matt McLain, and Spencer Steer bolster the offense while pitching prospects like Nick Lodolo, Hunter Greene, and Graham Ashcraft have been effective. We will dive into a system that is still stacked with top-tier talent still to come. Let us dive into the Cincinnati Reds’ top 30 prospects to target in dynasty leagues right now.

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Top 10 Reds Prospects

Noelvi Marte, 3B

(35 GP, .316/.366/.456, 3 HR, 15 R, 15 RBI, 6 SB)

After an excellent season tearing up Double-A and Triple-A, Noelvi Marte made his major league debut at 21 years old. For those who have followed me since 2019, I’ve been enamored with Noelvi Marte coming up through first the Mariners system, then the Reds after the Luis Castillio trade. Starting in Chattanooga, Marte slashed .281/.356/.464 with eight home runs, 37 runs scored and 10 stolen bases in 50 games played. Then it was off to Triple-A Louisville where Marte continued to rake slashing .280/.365/.455 with three home runs, 31 runs scored, and eight stolen bases in 39 games played.

Throughout this season Marte showed excellent plate discipline walking 9.9% in Double-A and 12% in Tiple-A while only striking out 17.1% and 18.6% respectively. Once in the major leagues, Marte showed that he belonged, slashing a cool .316/.366/.456 with three home runs, 15 RBIs, and six stolen bases in just 35 games. This is a guy to have on your dynasty teams that will anchor your corner infield spot for years to come.

Cam Collier, 3B

(111 GP, .246/.349/.356, 6 HR, 40 R, 68 RBI, 5 SB)

Alright, I’ll go ahead and get this out of the way, I might still be the “high man” on Cam Collier despite the rough season this year, I believe there is a massive upside coming. Drafted 18th overall in 2022 out of high school, Collier has big-time tools that could lead to big-time dynasty upside. After being drafted Collier played 9 games at the complex league slashing .370/.514/.630 with two home runs, seven runs scored, and four RBIs all while showing a solid eye at the plate.

Fast forward to 2023, Collier played the entire season at Low-A Daytona slashing .246/.349/.356 with six home runs, 68 RBIs, and five stolen bases across 111 games. Despite the low average Collier still displayed excellent plate discipline walking 12.4% while only striking out 23% of the time. The fundamentals are sound for Collier at the plate and I believe both the average and power will come around making this a prime opportunity to buy at a “lower” price than he would have been out of the draft.

Carlos Jorge, 2B

(109 GP, .282/.374/.464, 12 HR, 78 R, 50 RBI, 32 SB)

The Reds player development has improved by leaps and bounds producing some of the time prospects in the minor leagues and Carlos Jorge has been one to jump off the page. Since 2021 Jorge has produced in the minor leagues and has climbed slowly to this point but in 2023 we saw him ascend two levels. First in Low-A Daytona Jorge slashed .295/.400/.483 with nine home runs, 70 runs scored, 36 RBIs, and 31 stolen bases in just 86 games played. Pair this with his 13.2% walk rate and 19.7% strikeout rate and there is a lot to like here.

Once promoted to High-A Dayton the 19-year-old Jorge finally started to look a little overmatched. In 23 games played Jorge slashed .239/.277/.398 with three home runs, 13 RBIs, and swiped just one bag. On the surface the numbers are in stark contrast to his Low-A performance all the way down to walking 5.3% and the spike in strikeout rate to 31.9%. This might just be struggling after a long season to that point (Jorge never played a season above 47 games prior to 2023) and the aggressive assignment at just 19 could have contributed to the results. Regardless I’m buying Jorge in 12-team leagues and up because the upside can not be ignored.

Rhett Lowder, RHP

(Wake- 19 GS, 120.1 IP, 143 K, 1.87 ERA)

One of my favorite arms in this year’s MLB draft was Rhett Lowder a right-handed pitcher out of Wake Forest I got to see live a lot. In a draft where Paul Skenes stole the show with his generational performance throughout the season, Lowder’s accomplishments were slightly overlooked and in my opinion underappreciated. In 19 starts with the Demon Deacons Lowder was amazing striking out 143 batters in 120.1 innings pitched that’s a 10.7 K/9 while only having a walks per nine of 1.8 and finished with an ERA of 1.87.

Lowder features a low to mid 90’s sinking fastball, arguably the best change-up in the draft that sits in the mid 80’s, and a low 80s slider that took a big step forward while at Wake to become a true above-average swing and miss offering. Make no mistake it’s the change-up that is Lowder’s elite offering that paired with the sinking fastball makes him perfect for Cincinnati and dynasty managers long term.

Edwin Arroyo, SS

(123 GP, .252/.324/.433, 13 HR, 74 R, 60 RBI, 29 SB)

To the Reds fan who’s reading this article and thinks I have Edwin Arroyo too low in my rankings, you’re probably right, I just have questions about the hit tool that won’t let me sleep at night. Arroyo played at two levels in 2023 playing the majority at High-A Dayton where he slashed .248/.321/.427 with 13 home runs, 72 runs scored, and swiped 28 bases in 119 games played. The plate discipline was not bat at a 9% walk rate and just a 21% strikeout rate.

Long term Arroyo could be a solid dynasty contributor providing solid 15-20 home run pop while stealing potentially 30 bags a season in the early years. Not a bad target if you ask me though I believe there are guys on this list you can acquire for less that do the same.

Leonardo Balcazar, SS

(18 GP, .324/.427/.471, 1 HR, 11 R, 11 RBI, 2 SB)

The season was cut short due to injury but Leonardo Balcazar has piqued my interest going into 2024. In the short sample size we got this season Balcazar slashed .324/.427/.471 with one home run, 11 RBIs, and swiped two bases in 18 games played at Low-A Daytona. The 19-year-old has shown an excellent eye at the plate over the last three seasons and was walking at 15.9% prior to his season-ending.

This is an excellent stash in 12-team leagues and up as there is explosive upside here and could be a prospect whose stock will rise in 2024.

Sal Stewart, 3B

(117 GP, .275/.396/.416, 12 HR, 71 R, 71 RBI, 15 SB)

There are so many players I like to stash in the Reds organization none more so the Sal Stewart. Drafted 32nd overall in the 2022 MLB draft Sal Stewart in my opinion has kinda of gone under the radar in Dynasty but I believe all that is about to change. At just 19 years old in 2023 Stewart ascended two levels in Low-A Daytona and finished the season in High-A Dayton. In 88 games played in Daytona Stewart slashed .269/.395/.424 with 10 home runs, 55 runs scored 60 RBIs, and swiped 10 bases in 14 attempts.

Once promoted to High-A Dayton Stewart just seemed to get better slashing .291/.397/.391 with two home runs, 16 runs scored, 11 RBIs, and five stolen bases in just 29 games played. The eye at the plate is fantastic with Stewart as he walked 17.1% in Low-A and 13.7% once he got to High-A Dayton pair that with the 15.2% strikeout rate in Low-A and the 13.7% strikeout rate in High-A, you have a very advanced hitter for the age.

Chase Petty, RHP

(18 GS, 68 IP, 66 K, 2.38 ERA)

Chase Petty has put up solid numbers in his brief minor-league career. This past season Petty ascended two levels in High-A Dayton and finished in Double-A Chattanooga. While in Dayton Petty started in 16 games with the Dragons striking out 61 batters in 60 innings pitched (9.15 K/9) with a .256 average against and had a 1.95 ERA. Now Chase Petty is not a prolific strikeout pitcher but induces a lot of soft contact allowing the defense to work behind him. This stands out with a high left-on-base percentage of 78.4% while in Dayton.

For Chase Petty, he seems to be best served in a lineup that has plus infield defense. This is something the Reds have currently and because Petty keeps the ball on the ground more he should be successful in the Great American launching pad. For dynasty purposes, I project Chase Petty as a solid back of the rotation arm probably an SP 4 or SP 5 a solid player for deep 30-man dynasty leagues.

Hector Rodriguez, OF

(115 GP, .293/.343/.495, 16 HR, 91 R, 61 RBI, 18 SB)

This one stings as a Mets fan as Hector Rodriguez was originally signed by the Mets and traded to Cincinnati at the deadline in 2022. This past season saw Hector Rodriguez hit his stride ascending two levels. While in Low-A Daytona Rodriguez slashed .293/.347/.510 with 16 home runs, 85 runs scored, 56 RBIs, and stole 18 bases in 101 games played. While Rodriguez is not a high walk player he displayed a solid 6.1% walk rate while only striking out 18.9% of the time.

Rodriguez finished the season in High-A Dayton where he continued to hit for average slashing .294/.309/.373 in 14 games played. This has the potential to be a solid well-rounded bat long term, I project a 20-25 home run bat that could contribute 20-25 stolen bases for dynasty owners.

Ricardo Cabrera, SS

(44 GP, .346/.475/.531, 5 HR, 48 R, 23 RBI, 24 SB)

One of the up-and-coming prospects to keep your eye on right now is Ricardo Cabrera. The 18-year-old prospect showed excellent numbers this season between complex ball and Low-A. The majority of Cabrera’s season was at the complex where he slashed .316/.519/.316 with five home runs, 41 runs scored, 21 RBIs, and 21 stolen bases in 39 games played. Cabrera showed an advanced eye at the plate walking 12% while only striking out 20% in 175 plate appearances.

With the promotion to Low-A to finish off the season Cabrera was effective in a short sample size of just five games played. Long-term Cabrera profiles as a 15 to 20 home run bat as he fully develops physically and can provide a 20-plus stolen base with solid bat-to-ball skills that will keep him in the lineup long term. Great dynasty stash.

Cincinnati Reds Top 30 Prospects Rankings

RnkPlayerPosAgeETAOverall Rnk
1Noelvi MarteSS/3B22Debuted11
2Cam Collier3B18202639
3Carlos Jorge2B20202556
4Rhett LowderRHP21202563
5Edwin ArroyoSS20202470
6Leonardo BalcazarSS192025122
7Sal Stewart3B202026196
8Chase PettyRHP202025163
9Hector RodriguezOF192026234
10Ricardo CabreraSS192026293
11Alfredo DunoC172026188
12Connor PhillipsRHP22Debuted189
13Ty FloydRHP212025236
14Lyon RichardsonRHP24Debuted289
15Samuel StafuraSS182026312
16Victor AcostaSS192026354
17Rece HindsOF232024NR
18Christian RoaRHP242024NR
19Jay AllenOF202025NR
20Bryce HubbartLHP222025NR
21Logan TannerC222027NR
22Bryce BonninRHP252025NR
23Tyler Callihan2B/3B232025NR
24Alfredo AlcantaraSS182027NR
25Yerlin ConfidanOF202025NR
26Matheu NelsonC242025NR
27Zach MaxwellRHP222026NR
28Austin HendrickOF212025NR
29Justice ThompsonOF232026NR
30Rafhlmil TorresSS182027NR
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