NLDS roster set

Here is the breakdown of the Reds’ NLDS roster:

Position players:

Catchers (2): Ryan Hanigan, Dioner Navarro

Infielders (7): Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips, Scott Rolen, Zack Cozart, Todd Frazier, Miguel Cairo, Wilson Valdez

Outfielders (5): Ryan Ludwick, Drew Stubbs, Jay Bruce, Chris Heisey, Xavier Paul


Starters (4): Johnny Cueto, Bronson Arroyo, Mat Latos, Homer Bailey

Relievers (7): Aroldis Chapman, Sean Marshall, Jonathan Broxton, Sam LeCure, Jose Arredondo, J.J. Hoover, Alfredo Simon

Three players in the traveling party had to go – reliever Logan Ondrusek, starting pitcher Mike Leake and catcher Devin Mesoraco.

Ondrusek was 5-2 with a 3.46 ERA in 63 appearances this season. But he struggled down the stretch with a 5.02 ERA over his final 16 games with nine walks and 18 hits over 14 1/3 innings.

Leake, the Reds fifth starter this season, was hoping to make the club as a long reliever and potential pinch-hitter. In 30 starts, he was 8-9 with a 4.58 ERA in 179 innings while batting .295 with two home runs.

Mesoraco, the Reds top prospect entering the season, struggled in a backup role and batted .212 with five home runs in 54 games. He demoted to Triple-A Louisville on Aug. 23 and has had only three at-bats since returning as a September call-up – and none since Sept. 10.


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Leake should have made the roster as a bench player with his .295 BA. Cairo, with his sub-.185 BA adds nothing and his defense is suspect.

say what you will about cairo, but the guy still finds a way to come through in the clutch……i mean, cairo doesn’t look good on paper, but i’ve seen him come through in the clutch way more often than most.

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