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Top 30 Cincinnati Prospects: No. 21

Lutz Debuted with Reds in 2013

The Reds knew they were getting a raw prospect when the signed German Donald Lutz when he was a teenager. At that time he was projecting good power potential even though he'd only been playing the game a couple of years. Now he's expected to start the year at AAA while awaiting a chance for a return to the MLB level.

2013 was a memorable year for Donald Lutz. He had already made the Cincinnati 40-man roster in what was previously assumed to be a Rule 5 protection, but a couple of injuries in the Reds outfield pulled him from AA all the way up for an MLB debut. He saw action in 34 games with the parent team and even hit a home run. Outside of that his slash line at Pensacola (.245 AVG/.318 OBP/.424 SLG/7 HR... Recommended Stories

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