It seems everyone is worried about the Reds offense based on their offense this spring. They have had a lot games where they only score 1-3 runs, and they have averaged 4.1 runs a game overall. Only Houston has been worse this spring at scoring runs.
However, looking at how the players who will make the team and start most of the games did this spring, the Reds offense was pretty good. I took each player who was expected to make the team, and figured out their estimated production based on their spring stats and estimated playing time. This is what I got.Now I know that this means nothing, that spring stats are not projectable for the full season, but it does show that the Reds had a better offensive spring that people think. If they had played their regulars, they probably would have averaged around 4.45 runs a game, not that it matters.Code:Hernandez 34 Hanigan 61 Votto 130 Phillips 87 EE 50 Gonzalez 38 Janish 16 Dickerson 78 Gomes 27 Taveras 60 Bruce 101 Nix 20 Hairston 10 pitchers 10 total 722
Still lots of reasons to be worried about offense this year, but the Reds offensive production this spring is not one of them.