The Cincinnati Reds will begin instructional league out in Goodyear, Arizona at the Reds complex later today. Players arrive for intake today and will have their first on-field workouts on Tuesday and Wednesday before games begin on Thursday.
The Cincinnati Reds 2021 Instructional League roster
|Starting Pitchers||Throws||Relief Pitchers||Throws|
|Joe Boyle||Right||Kevin Abel||Right|
|Ryan Cardona||Right||Julian Aguiar||Right|
|Reynardo Cruz||Right||Donovan Benoit||Right|
|Jose Franco||Right||Dennis Boatman||Right|
|Yomil Maysonet||Right||Myles Gayman||Right|
|James Proctor||Right||Jake Gozzo||Right|
|Gabriel Aguilera||Right||Damian Henderson||Left|
|Wilfred Astudillo||C||Jefferson Lopez||Right|
|Hayden Jones||C||Hunter Parks||Right|
|Mat Nelson||C||Nicolo Pinazzi||Left|
|Andruw Salcedo||C||Jake Stevenson||Right|
|Mike Trautwein||C||Anthony Zimmerman||Right|
|Donovan Antonia||2B||Deivid Alcantara||OF|
|Austin Callahan||3B||Jay Allen||OF|
|Elly De La Cruz||SS||Yerlin Confidan||OF|
|Ilvin Fernandez||IF||Blake Dunn||OF|
|Rece Hinds||3B||Austin Hendrick||OF|
|Ruben Ibarra||1B||Jack Rogers||OF|
|Ivan Johnson||SS/2B||Justice Thompson||OF|
|Matt McLain||SS||Strength Camp||Position|
|Braylin Minier||SS||Eddy Alcantara||LHP|
|Jose Torres||SS||Elkyn Chirinos||RHP|
|Michel Triana||1B||Dualvert Gutierrez||RHP|
The roster has plenty of 2021 Draft picks on it. And there are a lot of guys from rookie and Low-A on it, too. A few guys that reached High-A are sprinkled in there, as well. No one who reached Double-A and Triple-A made the roster, though that is pretty standard.
All of the players that are coming in for the Strength Camp are from the Dominican Summer League Reds. Those eight players are the only DSL guys coming up to Goodyear.
Some guys are good to see on the roster because they ended the year on the injured list and, presumably, are healthy enough to get out on the field. Michel Triana, Austin Hendrick, and Mat Nelson are all listed on the roster and could use the instructional league to help make up for some of the time that they missed on the field in 2021 due to injuries.