What they've already gotten from rookies: It's surprising in that while most young teams with big turnarounds get major contributions from rookies, that has been anything but the case with the Reds. Second baseman Brandon Phillips only seems like a rookie, as the Indians really did try to make him their second baseman three years ago. Control specialist Elizardo Ramirez quickly controlled his way out of a rotation job, while the only rookie reliever to get significant innings is Bill Bray, who hasn't done much since coming over in the dreadful deal with the Nationals before the deadline.
Latecomers: Nothing of note. Guys like Brendan Harris and Chris Denorfia might get some pinch-hitting opportunities, but both look more like Quadruple-A hitters at this point. Many of the marginal arms have already pitched some junk innings, meaning 29 players have taken the mound for the Reds this year. This is not a good minor-league system at all. Only Homer Bailey could help, and he's not coming.