2010 Cincinnati Reds pitching staff, lineup, prediction

2010 CINCINNATI REDS

Below is the information for the ’10 Reds line-up, so you can get an idea of the way this season might end up going. Hopefully it’ll be a good run for the Reds, as some issues in the past with management would be easily interpreted as free ads for incompetence on behalf of the boys in charge. We’re looking at a 83-79 record prediction, so make of that what you will – hope the information provided comes in useful.

STARTING PITCHING ROTATION

  1. Bronson Arroyo
  2. Aaron Harang
  3. Johnny Cueto
  4. Homer Bailey
  5. ???

(Edinson Volquez is returning from Tommy John surgery and is expected to return in early August.)

CANDIDATES FOR No. 5 SPOT (in alphabetical order)

  • Aroldis Chapman
  • Mike Leake
  • Justin Lehr
  • Mike Lincoln
  • Matt Maloney
  • Micah Owings
  • Kip Wells
  • Travis Wood

BULLPEN (in order of importance)

  • Francisco Cordero (closer)
  • Arthur Rhodes (lefty)
  • Nick Masset
  • Jared Burton
  • Danny Ray Herrera (lefty)
  • Micah Owings
  • Mike Lincoln

OTHER BULLPEN CANDIDATES (in order of importance)

  • Carlos Fisher
  • Pedro Viola (lefty)
  • Enerio Del Rosario
  • Logan Ondrusek
  • Bill Bray (lefty … coming off Tommy John surgery)

LINEUP

  1. Chris Dickerson/Drew Stubbs – CF
  2. Orlando Cabrera – SS
  3. Joey Votto – 1B
  4. Brandon Phillips – 2B
  5. Jay Bruce – RF
  6. Scott Rolen – 3B
  7. Wladimir Balentien/Jonny Gomes/Laynce Nix – LF
  8. Ramon Hernandez – C

RESERVE CANDIDATES

  • Balentien/Gomes/Nix – OF
  • Aaron Miles – 2B, SS, 3B
  • Paul Janish – SS
  • Ryan Hanigan – C
  • Juan Francisco – 3B, LF (likely to begin season in AAA)
  • Todd Frazier, INF, LF (likely to begin season in AAA)
  • Drew Sutton – 2B, 3B, SS

RECORD PREDICTION: 83-79

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