Marquis Got Reds 1st Cactus League Start

Reds Cruise in 1st Game

“Play ball” was the big news yesterday as teams open up their exhibition seasons. Cincinnati got off on the right foot with a blowout win. Meanwhile manager Bryan Price commenced shuffling players onto the field while he determines his opening day roster.

Phillips Looks to Return to Action

Predicting the Reds' Opening Day Roster

With the onset of spring training, next up for Cincinnati and second year manager Bryan Price will be to determine the opening day roster. Though the lineup appears set, there are jobs up for grabs on the bench and in the pitching staff.

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Stephenson Top-Rated Reds Prospect

Top 30 Cincinnati Prospects: No. 1

Robert Stephenson is once again the top-rated Cincinnati prospect heading into this season. Challenges with command in AA last year has slowed down his MLB arrival, but he is still on track to be part of a draft class in 2011 that may go down as one of the deepest in years for pitching talent.

Winker is Top-Rated Reds Hitting Prospect

Top 30 Cincinnati Prospects: No. 2

Jesse Winker has been one of the higher-rated prospects in the Cincinnati system since they picked him with a supplemental first round selection in 2012. Though he came out of high school, he arrived with a plate discipline more like an advanced college player and he will be ready to show his skills with the bat at the AA level come opening day.

Crawford Came to Reds in Simon Trade

Top 30 Cincinnati Prospects: No. 3

Time will tell, but first impression is that Cincinnati got a nice return when payroll constraints forced the trade of all-star pitcher Alfredo Simon. The big name acquired was 2013 first-rounder Jonathan Crawford who is coming off a solid season in low-A.