Want to get prepared for the upcoming baseball season? As Reds players arrive for Spring Training in Goodyear, are you wondering what to expect from the team?

I’ve written a detailed season preview that can answer many of your questions. The Big Reds Preview contains clear-eyed evaluations of 30 Reds players. It’s 142 pages are loaded with charts, graphs, hyperlinks and analysis of the players most likely to make the Reds Opening Day roster. It includes projections for individual players as well as the win-loss total for the team. (Sneak preview: I’m a lot more optimistic than most analysts.)

You’re an easy online purchase away from owning TBRP. The cost is $12.95 which is reasonable for such a timely and comprehensive resource. Download the PDF immediately to your computer, tablet or mobile device. Buy it for yourself or as a unique gift for the Cincinnati Reds fanatic in your life. Topics include these and more:


• Why there’s good reason to believe Joey Votto could return to his pre-injury 2012 level of output (his best half season) in 2015.

• What explains Devin Mesoraco’s breakthrough at the plate in 2014 and what are the odds he can sustain it going forward?

• What do Todd Frazier’s doubles and home runs in ’14 tell us about his chances to repeat his 2014 power numbers?

• Can we expect more from Brandon Phillips other than continued age-related decline?

• To what extent was Zack Cozart the victim of bad luck at the plate in 2014?

• Why it’s unreasonable to expect Kristopher Negron to repeat his 2014 major league numbers in 2015.

• Eugenio Suarez’s minor league numbers and monthly splits with the Detroit Tigers may call into question the claim that he’ll hit better than Zack Cozart.

• Why we should just ignore Jay Bruce’s 2014 season when trying to project his 2015 numbers.

• How serious are the warning signs for Marlon Byrd’s offensive output in 2015, and what of his intangible value to the club?

• Was Billy Hamilton overmatched last year or did he just wear down?


• Is it reasonable to expect Johnny Cueto to repeat his tremendous 2014 season?

• The evidence that Homer Bailey could return to his elite 2013 form.

• Why Mike Leake’s 2015 season may be his best ever … and last in a Reds uniform.

• Will 2015 Tony Cingrani be more like his 2013 or 2014 self?

• Why Anthony DeSclafani’s performance in the Arizona Fall League may be a reliable predictor for his 2015 season with the Reds.

• Who is Rasiel Iglesias and can he slot all the way up to the #4 spot in the starting rotation?

• Why there is little cause for hope in the signings of Paul Maholm, Jason Marquis and Kevin Gregg.

• Why Aroldis Chapman’s evolving pitch profile means he may not have peaked yet and what he would look like as a starter.

• Is Burke Badenhop an exception to the rule that relief pitchers are inconsistent from one year to the next?

• What are the two greatest concerns (one obvious, one not) about Jumbo Diaz in 2015?

• Why you can expect a big rebound season from J.J. Hoover (and why that might not even be necessary).

• Why Sam LeCure, Sean Marshall and Manny Parra are huge question marks at the start of 2015.