Reds, at 22-16 have the 3rd best record in the NL....2 games behind the Cards. I happen to be optimistic, that they will have equal or better results throughout the rest of the year.
Our ace has been on the DL for an extended period of time.
Latos is the only starter with better than expected results (throw in Cingrani as well)
Homer has been below expectations, Leake and Arroyo about right on the mark.
Just coming off a streak of 9 straight games without a quality start.....not typical for this rotation.
Has been solid, but not quite yet as good as they may be. Nobody lighting it up just yet, although I would say LeCure has pitched well above expectations.....and I think that will continue to be who he is.
Starting left fielder and cleanup hitter has played one game.
Choo is the only hitter who has been hot.
Votto, Frazier and Phillips are right where they should be, despite Joey's minor power outage, and Frazier's average.
Bruce is not near where he should be.
Cozart, Hanigan and Heisey have been flat out bad.
Mes and Lutz have been ok....a few big hits for both of them, but nothing lights out by any means.
Quite a pleasant surprise. Near the top of the bigs in all categories.....and seem to be consistently getting good at bats. Hannahan, Izturis, Lutz, Mes, and Paul give plenty of very solid late game options....both at the plate and in the field
Solid overall. Spectacular at time, but quite a few surprising errors on occasion. I believe the spectacular plays will continue, and the team will be more consistent overall on the routine plays.
Overall, I guess I'd give these guys around a B-....and that is based on their actual performance vs. their potential.
I'm also glad to see they have established good depth for the rotation and bench. Some guys in Louisville will contribute before the year is done.
22-16......seems like an extremely solid record for how they've played, and great confidence that they will only get better.