The Cincinnati Reds have added 2020 1st round pick Austin Hendrick to their 60-man player pool. The outfielder was the 12th overall pick this past draft, but without a minor league season happening, has not played this year since being selected. The organization’s #5 prospect is now one of 16 of the team’s Top 25 prospects that are either in Cincinnati with the Reds, or in Cincinnati at Prasco Park as a part of the alternate roster and 60-man player pool.
It’s been a big week when it comes to the Cincinnati Reds adding prospects to the player pool. The team recently added outfielder Michael Siani, infielder Tyler Callihan, and right-handed starting pitcher Lyon Richardson to the mix at Prasco Park as members of the alternate roster. At 19-years-old, Austin Hendrick is now the youngest player at Prasco Park.
There’s only 11 days remaining in the regular season for the big league club. Teams can continue operating their alternate site while the big league club remains on the field. But there’s a chance that there’s less than two weeks remaining for the Reds, who are just outside of a playoff spot if the season were to end today.
Major League Baseball did approve teams ability to run instructional league as early as later this week. The Reds are attempting to get plans in place to have their instructional league in Goodyear, Arizona next month. Their hope is to have as many players there as possible in order to make up for lost time both on the field and lost time spent with in-person instruction with their coaching staff without a 2020 season. This may be just a way to get the players that have recently been added to Prasco Park’s alternate roster a bit of a head start as it’s tough to see where any of them would be used by the big league club this year.
Here’s where the Reds Midseason Top 25 Prospects are at as of today:
|9||Christian Roa||Not Playing|
|17||Noah Davis||Not Playing|
|21||Mariel Bautista||Not Playing|
|22||Braylin Minier||Not Playing|
|23||Jameson Hannah||Not Playing|
|24||Michel Triana||Not Playing|
|25||Miguel Medrano||Not Playing|