I went with Josh Judy, the waiver wire pick-up from Cleveland. His minor league numbers for four years are exemplary, with a K/9 IP above 10. The Reds need a bullpen arm that's solid, and he is, by his numbers
at least, a solid bet to be that guy.
A scouting report on Judy:
Judy sets everything up with a fastball that sits comfortably in the low-90s, and can touch as high as 96. It has natural sinking action, and helps him get plenty of groundballs. He compliments the fastball with a plus slider that generates lots of swings and misses. The slider has sharp, late break, and is only a few MPH slower than the fastball making pitch recognition difficult for hitters. He has a “show-me” changeup, and only uses it on occasion to change speeds and keep hitters honest. His bread and butter is his fastball/slider combo, and as a reliever that should be enough.