Position Players

Starting Lineup

  • C – Devin Mesoraco
  • 1B – Joey Votto
  • 2B – Brandon Phillips
  • SS – Zack Cozart
  • 3B – Todd Frazier
  • LF – Chris Heisey
  • CF – Billy Hamilton
  • RF – Jay Bruce


  • C – Brayan Pena
  • UT – Skip Schumaker
  • UT – Kristopher Negron
  • ?
  • ?

Players with Options

  • OF – Ryan Ludwick: $ 9 million mutual option, $4.5 million buyout
  • 3B/1B – Jack Hannahan: $4 million team option, $2 million buyout

Free Agents

  • UT – Ramon Santiago
  • OF – Jason Bourgeois

Other Players on 40-man Roster under team control

  • C – Tucker Barnhart
  • UT – Jake Elmore
  • LF/1B – Donald Lutz
  • 1B/3B – Neftali Soto
  • OF – Yorman Rodriguez
  • OF – Juan Duran


Starting Rotation

  1. Johnny Cueto ($10 million option)
  2. Mat Latos
  3. Homer Bailey
  4. Mike Leake
  5. Alfredo Simon


  • (CL) Aroldis Chapman
  • Sean Marshall
  • Manny Parra
  • Sam LeCure
  • Jumbo Diaz
  • Logan Ondrusek
  • J.J. Hoover
  • Tony Cingrai

Free Agents


Other Players on 40-man Roster under team control 

  • Trevor Bell
  • Dylan Axelrod
  • Curtis Partch
  • Carlos Contreras
  • Daniel Corcino
  • Ryan Dennick
  • Ismael Guillion
  • David Holmberg
  • Raisel Iglesias
  • Pedro Villarreal

So there you have it. That is the Reds roster heading into 2015 as it stands right now. The Reds will most certainly not carry every player currently under team control on to the roster next season. I did this sort of post last November, and found that Xavier Paul and Derrick Robinson were both non-tendered during the last off-season. The Reds also out-righted Greg Reynolds, Henry Rodriguez, and Corky Miller to make room for guys they signed like Skip Schumaker.

The Reds clearly will need to add a couple position players next season. The Reds bullpen struggled all season, but they still have a lot of players under control and a lot of money tied into it. The Reds also have the major decision of what to do with their four starting pitchers (Cueto, Latos, Leake, and Simon) who all become free agents next off-season. This will most assuredly be a very interesting and crucial off-season for the Reds. I would expect for something pretty crazy and unforeseen to happen. Whether that is a good thing or not.