The Cincinnati Reds have extended spring training invites to 12 of their minor league players (they have signed several minor leaguers to free agent deals this winter as well, also handing out a few invites along the way).

OF Jesse Winker

The Reds #2 prospect spent the entire season with the Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos. After a slow start to the season he would go on to win the organizations Hitter of the Year Award, posting a .282/.390/.433 line with 74 walks and 83 strikeouts in 526 plate appearances.

RHP Nick Travieso

The Reds #3 prospect spent his entire 2015 season with the Daytona Tortugas where he posted a 2.70 ERA in 93.1 innings over the course of 19 starts. The 21-year-old was then sent to the Arizona Fall League where he posted a 2.05 ERA in 22.0 innings for Peoria.

LHP Cody Reed

The Reds #5 prospect spent his season with the Kansas City Royals Advanced-A and Double-A clubs before being traded to the Reds in late July where he joined the Pensacola Blue Wahoos to finish his season. Between the three stops the 22-year-old lefty posted a 2.41 ERA in 145.2 innings pitched with 144 strikeouts.

OF Phillip Ervin

The Reds #7 prospect began his season in Daytona with the Tortugas, but made a late season appearance with the Double-A Blue Wahoos. Between the two stops the 22-year-old outfielder hit .241/.346/.379 with 66 walks and 98 strikeouts with an organizational best 14 home runs. He also added in 34 stolen bases.

2B Alex Blandino

The Reds #8 prospect, like Ervin, began the year with the Daytona Tortugas before joining the Pensacola squad late in the season. At the two stops he would hit .278/.364/.420 with 49 walks and 77 strikeouts in 480 plate appearances. The 22-year-old infielder also added 25 doubles, two triples and 10 home runs on the season.

RHP Zack Weiss

The Reds #17 prospect, and top relief prospect spent most of his season in Double-A Pensacola after a month at the start of the year with the Daytona Tortugas. The 23-year-old righty racked up 30 saves and posted a 1.98 ERA in 63.2 innings pitched with just 15 walks and he added in 90 strikeouts.

RHP Tim Adleman

The just turned 28-year-old right hander has split time between the bullpen and rotation with Double-A Pensacola over the last two seasons. In 2015, exclusively with theBlue Wahoos he posted a 2.64 ERA in 150.0 innings with 49 walks and 113 strikeouts.

SS Carlton Daal

Daal played his 2015 season with the Daytona Tortugas. He split time at both shortstop and at second base during the season, but has seen a majority of his time at shortstop throughout his career. He would hit .270/.311/.286 with 21 walks and 61 strikeouts in 415 plate appearances this past season.

RHP Drew Hayes

The right handed relieving Hayes spent most of his season with the Louisville Bats, but did pitch in four games with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. Between the two stops he posted a 2.69 ERA in 47 appearances that spanned 63.2 innings pitched. He allowed just two home runs, walked 31 batters and had 60 strikeouts.

C Joe Hudson

The 24-year-old catcher spent his entire season with the Daytona Tortugas. Offensively he would hit .214/.303/.342 with 31 walks and 70 strikeouts in 81 games. More known for his defense, Hudson threw out 50% of opposing base stealers for the second consecutive season and helped guide a young pitching staff to a team ERA of 3.11 on the season.

RHP Layne Somsen

The right handed reliever split his time between Double-A Pensacola and Triple-A Louisville, working as a long reliever and fill-in starter. In 27 appearances, the 26-year-old posted a 2.74 ERA between his two stops, tossing 62.1 innings with just three home runs allowed, 30 walks and 60 strikeouts. He headed out to the Arizona Fall League after the season and posted a 3.38 ERA in 10.2 innings with 13 strikeouts for Peoria.

C Chad Wallach

The other half of the catching duo for the Daytona Tortugas, splitting time with Joe Hudson and also seeing time at first base, Wallach would post a .246/.327/.351 line in the Florida State League in 2015 at the plate with 39 walks and 77 strikeouts. Behind the plate he threw out 22% of opposing base stealers, but didn’t make a single error on the season behind the plate.

From this group it would seem that it’s the relief crew that has the best shot at breaking north with the big league club. The Reds seem to be wide open when it comes to possible relievers for the 2016 season. Both Somsen and Hayes have Triple-A experience, but Adleman and Weiss both were dominant in Double-A.