Hopper has a place on the Reds as a PR/4th OF/PH at best, nothing more. He's not a starting MLB OF, even for Kansas City or Baltimore or Tampa Bay or Pittsburgh. And he sure as heck shouldn't be a starting OF for the Cincinnati Reds.
In my book, he was a career minor leaguer who made the most of his opportunity at the MLB level, but we shouldn't count on lightning to keep striking. A guy like Norris Hopper will always be one of those last guys cut in ST or the 25th man on a roster. That's his value.