Here's where Reds Top 30 prospects are starting '22

April 6th, 2022

With the Minor League season opening this week, here's where the Reds’ Top 30 Prospects are projected to start:

1. Hunter Greene (MLB No. 22), RHP -- Cincinnati (MLB)
2. Nick Lodolo (MLB No. 42), LHP -- Cincinnati (MLB)
3. Elly De La Cruz (MLB No. 76), 3B/SS -- Dayton (High-A)
4. Matt McLain, SS (MLB No. 87) -- Chattanooga (Double-A)
5. Brandon Williamson, LHP -- Louisville (Triple-A)
6. Jay Allen, OF -- Daytona (Single-A)
7. Chase Petty, RHP -- Daytona (Single-A)
8. Graham Ashcraft, RHP -- Louisville (Triple-A)
9. Rece Hinds, 3B/OF -- Dayton (High-A)
10. Tyler Callihan, 2B -- Extended spring training
11. Austin Hendrick, OF -- Daytona (Single-A)
12. Mat Nelson, C -- Dayton (High-A)
13. Andrew Abbott, LHP -- Dayton (High-A)
14. Connor Phillips, RHP -- Dayton (High-A)
15. Bryce Bonnin, RHP -- Extended spring training
16. Christian Roa, RHP -- Extended spring training
17. Jose Torres, SS -- Dayton (High-A)
18. Mike Siani, OF -- Chattanooga (Double-A)
19. Lyon Richardson, RHP -- Injured (Tommy John surgery)
20. Ivan Johnson, 2B -- Extended spring training
21. Ricardo Cabrera, SS -- Dominican Academy
22. Allan Cerda, OF -- Dayton (High-A)
23. Alejo Lopez, 2B -- Louisville (Triple-A)
24. Jackson Miller, C -- Extended spring training
25. Daniel Vellojin , C -- Extended spring training
26. Yerlin Confidan, OF -- Daytona (Single-A)
27. Ariel Almonte, OF -- Extended spring training
28. Justice Thompson, OF -- Daytona (Single-A)
29. Joe Boyle, RHP -- Dayton (High-A)
30. TJ Friedl, OF -- Louisville (Triple-A)

Team to watch
After checking out the Hunter Greene-Nick Lodolo show in Cincinnati, drive over to Dayton, the High-A affiliate. You’ll be able to see eight Top 30 prospects there, led by Elly De La Cruz and his five-tool potential. You can also check out trade acquisition Connor Phillips, not to mention 2021 draftees like Mat Nelson, Andrew Abbott and Jose Torres.

Teams on MiLB.TV
Triple-A Louisville
Double-A Chattanooga
High-A Dayton

New faces
The Reds added two exciting arms when the lockout ended in the trade that sent Jesse Winker and Eugenio Suarez to Seattle. Brandon Williamson is one of the better left-handed pitching prospects and will begin his Reds career a phone call away with Triple-A Louisville. Connor Phillips, the player to be named in that deal, is part of a stacked rotation in Dayton.

On the shelf
Lyon Richardson struggled for much of 2021 and it turned out a bad elbow was the main cause. He had Tommy John surgery during the offseason and will miss all of 2022. Jackson Miller is rehabbing from sports hernia surgery.