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Reds | J.J. Hoover wins arbitration

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 09:44:46 -0800

Cincinnati Reds RP J.J. Hoover won his arbitration hearing Friday, Feb. 5, and will earn $1.4 million in 2016.

Fantasy Tip: Hoover is the front runner to be the team's closer this year, and he's a high-end RP3 in fantasy.

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Reds | Scott Schebler in the mix in LF

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 09:09:43 -0800

Cincinnati Reds OF Scott Schebler will be in the mix for playing time in left field in 2016, and he could be in a platoon role. He had three home runs in 40 plate appearances with the Los Angeles Dodgers last year after hitting .241/.322/.410 with 13 home runs in 121 games at Class AAA. Competition in left field is unlikely to include OF Jesse Winker, one of Cincy's biggest prospects.

Fantasy Tip: Schebler could be interesting to those in NL-only and really deep mixed leagues because of his intriguing power profile, but only if he wins at least a share of the left field job.

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Reds | Jose Peraza to move around

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 09:07:25 -0800

Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price said he'd like to see 2B Jose Peraza play multiple positions this spring. Peraza came up as a shortstop but has mainly played second base, although he's also spent some time in the outfield.

Fantasy Tip: With Brandon Phillips likely staying in town, Peraza will have to piece together his at-bats at multiple positions as a utility man unless an injury opens up significant playing time. If he does work his way into everyday playing time, he'd be useful in most leagues for his stolen base prowess.

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Reds | Brandon Phillips not subject of trade talks

Sun, 31 Jan 2016 15:57:58 -0800

Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips has not been the subject of any trade talks in the offseason since talks with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He appears to be the starter for the Reds entering 2016.

Fantasy Tip: Phillips should be one of the key Reds entering the season with some of the trades that have been made. He should be considered a decent pickup on draft day as his speed has picked up once again.

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Reds | J.J. Hoover may close

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 08:53:28 -0800

Cincinnati Reds RP J.J. Hoover could be the team's closer in 2016, but manager Bryan Price isn't ready to anoint a closer yet.

Fantasy Tip: Hoover has been the de-facto closer-in-waiting for a couple of years, and he'll be a high-end third reliever if he lands the gig.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - C. Trent Rosecrans

Reds | Billy Hamilton's rehab going well

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 17:06:19 -0800

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (shoulder) said rehab for his surgically-repaired right shoulder is coming along well, although he's not at 100% yet. He was cleared to resume baseball activities in December and started throwing earlier this month, with long tossing expected to begin after spring training camp opens. "I'm throwing, hitting, lifting weights and doing all my therapy," Hamilton said. "I'm not limited or anything. My shoulder feels good."

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton is arguably the best base stealer in the majors, so he will be overvalued in most fantasy formats despite a subpar batting average and on-base percentage. In 114 regular-season games last year, he hit .226 with a .274 on-base percentage over 412 at-bats. He was successful on 57 of his 65 stolen-base attempts but only collected 15 extra-base hits.

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Reds | Devin Mesoraco recovering well

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:01:17 -0800

Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco (hip) has had no setbacks since undergoing season-ending surgery on his left hip June 27, and he has "every expectation" that he will be healthy and ready to go from the first day of camp.

Fantasy Tip: After a breakout campaign in 2014 in which he registered 25 home runs and 80 RBI, Mesoraco was an immense disappointment a season ago, as he was limited to just 23 games thanks to injuries. However, all signs point to him being healthy at the start this time around, making him a fine sleeper candidate.

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Reds | Bronson Arroyo meeting with Cincinnati

Sun, 24 Jan 2016 13:45:11 -0800

Free-agent SP Bronson Arroyo (Diamondbacks) was recently spotted at Great American Ballpark, and speculation is he has bought a house in the Cincinnati area.

Fantasy Tip: Arroyo may be ready for a reunion with the Reds, where he pitched from 2006 to 2013. Still, be careful. Arroyo has not pitched since 2014 and he is coming off Tommy John surgery.

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Reds | Brandon Phillips staying in Cincinnati?

Mon, 28 Dec 2015 15:13:13 -0800

Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips rejected the potential trade to the Washington Nationals, and president of baseball operations Walt Jocketty is not overly optimistic Phillips will be traded during the offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Phillips is a low- to mid-range second base option entering 2016. His 23 stolen bases last season were the most he has swiped since the 2009 campaign, and he had his best slash line (.294/.328/.395) of the past three years. Still, entering his age-35 campaign, there is little upside for additional improvement, and statistical decline looms over Phillips.

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Reds | Jay Bruce expected to be dealt

Mon, 28 Dec 2015 15:12:17 -0800

Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce is likely to be traded during the offseason, according to president of baseball operations Walt Jocketty.

Fantasy Tip: From 2011 to 2013, Bruce averaged 32 home runs and 102 RBI per season with a respectable .257/.332/.488 slash line, but he has struggled in consecutive seasons with an average of 22 homers and 76 RBI with a .222/.288/.406 line. Entering his age-29 season, there is room for a resurgence from the fallen slugger, and Bruce is worth a speculative flier in the second half of drafts this spring, especially if power is a category of need.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - C. Trent Rosecrans

Reds | Cincinnati adds prospects in Chapman deal

Mon, 28 Dec 2015 13:41:50 -0800

Updating a previous report, the Cincinnati Reds acquired RP Caleb Cotham, SP Rookie Davis, 3B Eric Jagielo and 2B Tony Renda from the New York Yankees in exchange for RP Aroldis Chapman Monday, Dec. 28.

Fantasy Tip: J.J. Hoover has five saves during his career and posted a 2.94 ERA, a 1.17 WHIP and a 7.3 K/9 last season, and he stands as the current favorite to win the closer role for 2016. Tony Cingrani is a potential wildcard, and it isn't out of the question that someone else will emerge leading into the season. The prospects acquired by Cincinnati don't project to make a fantasy impact next year.

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Reds | Jose Peraza could be starter

Wed, 16 Dec 2015 12:14:20 -0800

The Cincinnati Reds believe 2B Jose Peraza can be a starter at second base. They love his speed and bat at only 21 years old. However, rival evaluators remain hesitant on Peraza because of a lack of power, low on-base percentage and questions on defense.

Fantasy Tip: If the Reds trade Brandon Phillips away this offseason, Peraza will have a great shot at steady playing time for the rebuilding Reds. If that happens, Peraza will have some value in NL-only and deep mixed leagues for stolen bases.

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Reds | Eugenio Suarez to play 3B

Wed, 16 Dec 2015 10:43:17 -0800

Cincinnati Reds SS Eugenio Suarez will play third base in 2016, according to general manager Walt Jocketty.

Fantasy Tip: Suarez impressed with a .280-13-48 line in 372 at-bats. He'll be a low-end flyer because of his SS eligibility for the MI spot.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - John Fay

Reds | Jose Peraza, others headed to Reds

Wed, 16 Dec 2015 09:35:46 -0800

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Jose Peraza, 2B Brandon Dixon and OF Scott Schebler were acquired by the Cincinnati Reds Wednesday, Dec. 16, in the deal sending 3B Todd Frazier to the Chicago White Sox.

Fantasy Tip: Peraza is the headliner here. He had a .293-4-42 line with 45 steals at Class AAA last season. He could ultimately allow the team to trade Brandon Phillips and give him the starting second base job. He would be worth a flyer in mixed leagues in that scenario. Schebler fell off a bit with a .241-13-50 season at Class AAA last year after hitting 55 homers between High-A and Class AA. Dixon had a .263-19-68 line between High-A and Class AA in 2015. Schebler and Dixon are probably a bit away from the majors.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Jon Heyman

Reds | More teams interested in Todd Frazier

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:57:33 -0800

Cincinnati Reds 3B Todd Frazier is gaining attention from the Washington Nationals, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, in addition to the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox. A handful of teams are interested because of the fact that Frazier could be used at third base or in the outfield.

Fantasy Tip: Frazier is one of the top power-hitting third basemen in the league right now, so the Reds will require a hefty package in return as they look to rebuild. Frazier currently resides in one of the best hitting environments in MLB, too, but he'd remain an early-rounds target at third base in fantasy drafts even if he moves out of Great American Ballpark.

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Cincinnati Reds Player News

Adcock Nathan RP
Allen Brandon 1B
Amador Renny P
Anderson Drew OF
Aramboles Ricardo P
Astin Barrett P
Atilano Luis SP
Bailey Homer SP
Barnhart Tucker C
Beale David SS
Belcher Jordan OF
Bell Trevor P
Bergman Sean P
Blandino Alex 3B
Bohorquez Carlos P
Borsa B.J. P
Brock Till P
Bruce Jay OF
Bruksch Jeff P
Buchholz Alex 2B
Burchett Jeremy P
Cabrera Daniel SP
Cabrera Ramon C
Cave Jake OF
Chamblee Jim 3B
Chapman Travis 3B
Christensen McKay OF
Christiani Nick RP
Cingrani Tony SP
Cisco Drew P
Clarke Mitchell P
Cleveland Clay 1B
Cochran Tom P
Colmenares Cesar OF
Conley Evan SS
Constante Jacob P
Contreras Carlos P
Conway Dan C
Correa Jonathan P
Costanzo Mike 3B
Cotham Caleb P
Cozart Zack SS
Crabbe Tim P
Crawford Jonathon P
Cruz Arian P
Cruz Enrique SS
Cumberland Shaun OF
Curtis Jermaine INF
Danielson Sean OF
Davis Rookie SP
Davis Zachary SP
De Jesus Ivan 2B
De La Rosa Wilkin P
Delgado Jesus RP
Denham Dan P
Denove Chris C
DeSclafani Anthony SP
Devone Chris C
Diaz Jose P
Diaz Jumbo P
Dillard Johnny P
Dixon Brandon 2B
Duncan Shelley OF
Duran Juan OF
Durango Luis OF
Duvall Adam 3B
Eckenstahler Eric P
Ervin Phillip OF
Esquer Tony C
Fajardo Carlos P
Feiner Korey C
Felt Mason P
Finnegan Brandon SP
Freeman Justin P
Frias Juan P
Garrett Amir P
Gelalich Jeff OF
Gentry Philip OF
Gilmartin Michael SS
Goetz Gregory P
Gonzalez Edgar G. RP
Gonzalez Rafael P
Good Andrew SP
Greene Brodie INF
Gressick Anthony P
Griffin David P
Gruler Christopher SP
Guillon Ismael P
Gumbs Angelo INF
Gunter Kevin P
Gutierrez Jesse 1B
Gutierrez Tonys OF
Guzman Joel 1B
Hale Darrick INF
Hamilton Billy OF
Harris Willie OF
Hayes Drew P
Holt Tyler OF
Honeycutt Harris P
Hoover J.J. RP
Hotchkiss Jordan P
Howard Nick P
Hyde Lee P
Iglesias Raisel SP
Iribarren Hernan 2B
Jeffords Raymond P
Johnson Stephen P
Johnson Todd P
Jones Daryl OF
Jukich Ben P
Keppel Bobby RP
Kershner Jason P
Klimesh Ben P
Klinker Matt P
Kroski Chris C
Lamb John SP
Lasso Yoni 2B
Lehr Justin SP
Lomasney Steve C
Lorenzen Michael SP
Lutz Donald OF
MacRae Scott P
Magill Matt SP
Mangini Matt INF
Marmolejo Jose P
Maron Cam C
Marquez Jeff SP
Marson Lou C
Mateo Hector 2B
Mather Joe OF
Mattheus Ryan RP
Mejias-Brean Seth 3B
Mella Keury P
Menchaca Brandon OF
Mesoraco Devin C
Miller Corky C
Mills Beau 3B
Mitchell Dakota P
Montano Luis SP
Morenko Brad P
Morris A.J. P
Moscot Jon SP
Neal Thomas OF
O'Grady Chris P
Oliveras Alexis OF
Pacheco Jordan C
Parker Logan 1B
Patch Curtis RP
Paterson Joe RP
Peacock Brian C
Pelland Tyler P
Perales Daniel OF
Peraza Jose 2B
Perez Rossmel C
Phillips Brandon 2B
Phillips P.J. 2B
Ramirez J.C. P
Randall Scott P
Reckling Trevor SP
Reed Cody P
Reed Justin OF
Renda Tony 2B
Rhinehart Bill 1B
Rhoden Robert P
Robbins Jake P
Rodriguez Alfredo SS
Rodriguez Yorman OF
Rogers Chad P
Rose Brian P
Rowland-Smith Ryan SP
Sampson Keyvius SP
Sanchez Jonathan RP
Sanchez Rafael 3B
Sanders Jared P
Sandoval Mayker 2B
Satin Josh 1B
Schebler Scott OF
Shackelford Kevin RP
Shearn Tom P
Silvestre Elvin P
Skipworth Kyle C
Smit Alexander P
Smith Josh SP
Smith Kyle OF
Snowden Charles P
Snyder Earl 1B
Sparks Taylor INF
Stephenson Robert SP
Stephenson Tyler C
Stevens Jeff P
Strait Cody OF
Suarez Eugenio SS
Szymanski B.J. OF
Tabor Lee P
Talamantez David P
Tanner Clayton SP
Texeira Kanekoa P
Travieso Nick P
Trepkowski Matt P
Triunfel Carlos SS
Tuttle Daniel P
Valenzuela Sergio P
Villarreal Pedro P
Vinyard Jeremy P
Votto Joey 1B
Waldrop Kyle OF
Wallach Chad C
Weems Richard C
White Chris P
Wideman Jordan C
Wilson Joseph P
Wilson Mike OF
Winker Jesse OF
Wood Blake RP
Wright Ryan 2B
Yarbrough Brandon C
Zapp A.J. 1B

Bavasi Bill TO
Bell Jay TO
Berry Mark TO
Browning Tom TO
Davis Jody TO
DeShields Delino TO
Jaramillo Tony TO
Jenkins Mack TO
Jocketty Walt TO
Long Don TO
Ortegon Ronnie TO
Pico Jeff PC
Piniella Lou TO
Price Bryan MAN
Riggins Mark PC
Riggleman Jim TO
Speier Chris TO
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