Re: best current Reds lineup
Seems pretty solid.
Choo at one has been great. But he's playing way over the numbers on the back of his baseball card. In not sold on him in center as of yet.
The two hole is tricky. I'd go Paul versus righties and cozart versus lefties. This spot is hurting bc the two hole hitter is batting cleanup due to injury.
Votto. Enough said.
Phillips. While not a prototypical 4 guy he's our best bet right now. He is coming back down to earth after an elite level start. He is an above average hitter though.
Frazier..... I have to disagree on this one. I'm not sold on the guy yet. I'm actually more afraid of him at third than I am of choo in center. I think his bat is not what a lot of fans think it is either. He's streaky and I see him mostly produce against average to below average pitchers. He looks overmatched to me against anything that is over average stuff. He's not a bad player but I don't think he's as good as some fans believe. I'd go Bruce here and Frazier in the 6 slot
Mes. I like mes and think hell be solid. I almost still consider him a rookie in my mind because of his lack of playing time last year. If he heats up I'd swap him with Frazier or if he shows enough maybe try in the four hole.
Cozart. Looks good at 8 against righties or 2 versus lefties.
Overall I like your lineup. Until the reds get ludwick back or get someone to replace him or someone steps up its around the best we could field.