Every major media outlet has a power ranking, in which they list the best team to the worst team in the league and they do it for every sport basically. Well, we thought it was time to rank the players so we tasked each of our writers to come up with a list for our first ever Player Power Rankings of the Cincinnati Reds. Ideally, it would have been nice to have been able to start posting this weekly before the season started, but we just thought of it so it is what is. Below is a compilation of all of our rankings so far, with a quick note for each player and the writer by whom it was provided, as well as their highest ranking and their lowest. This hopes to become a weekly thing with the proper adjustments.
I know we aren't the only Reds fans so let us know what you think about the rankings. Who should be higher and who should be lower?
He's the fifth starter, in my opinion. He definitely has not been a BAD fifth starter. -Matt
His power numbers have declined from last year, but he's still hitting a more-than-respectable .274 and continues to be cluth as a pinch-hitter as well as a capable defensive replacement in center. -Jesse
He is struggling a bit after the All-Star break, but he is still a solid reliever. -Matt
The Reds reportedly turned down a swap of Ondrusek and Shane Victorino, which made the team's greatest strength even stronger. -Jesse
He does what he does as a long reliever and has a 1.08 ERA since the break. That's not too shabby. -Jesse
*A big thanks to Jimmi (@Redlegs_Review), Chase (@cof867), Sara (@somegoodideas), Scott (@scotte97), Josh (@joshuadbethel), and Matt (@RedlegsMatt) for helping me make this thing happen. It's been a fun post to put together.
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