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3 Reds Prospects Who Need to Be Called Up Before the All-Star Break

Devon Platana
Three Cincinnati Reds prospects who need to be called up before the 2022 MLB All-Star Break.
Three Cincinnati Reds prospects who need to be called up before the 2022 MLB All-Star Break. / Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY
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Good news has been rare for the Cincinnati Reds over the course of the 2022 MLB season. A 12-28 record has them dead last in the NL Central Division, squashing fans' playoff hope in just over four months before the postseason even begins.

Even though the Reds will likely miss the playoffs, that doesn't mean the rest of the season is meaningless. They can still give the fanbase a product worth watching, especially if they opt to call up some promising prospects ahead of the 2022 MLB All-Star Break.

Here are three Reds prospects who need to be called up before this year's All-Star break.

Cincinnati Reds Roster Rumors

1. Brandon Williamson, LHP

Pitching has been one of the Reds' many issues in 2022, proven by their MLB-worst 5.61 ERA. That's precisely why they should promote Brandon Williamson, who MLB.com has as Cincinnati's No. 4 prospect. Upon first glance, Williamson's 4.35 ERA with Double-A Chattanooga doesn't look impressive, but it's important to point out that the Lookouts are a team that surrenders 5.3 runs per game. The 24-year-old leads all Chattanooga pitchers with a 4-1 record (eight starts) and 43 strikeouts in 39.1 innings pitched. Without any reliable healthy lefties on the 40-man roster, Williamson is more than deserving of a look.

2. Andrew Abbott, LHP

Another southpaw that the Reds can call up is Andrew Abbott. The 2021 second-round pick has been rising quickly this season, already being promoted to Double-A this month after going 3-0 with a 0.67 ERA in five games (four starts) in High-A. Although he's only seen two starts with Chattanooga so far, he's gone 1-0 with a 2.79 ERA, 0.828 WHIP and 13 strikeouts over 9.2 IP. It's a small sample size, but a few more Double-A starts like those could see Abbott promoted again in no time. The fact that he's also a lefty just makes a potential call-up that much more likely.

3. Mike Siani, OF

The Reds' outfield has been messy this season, whether it's been because of players underperforming or due to injuries. Keeping that in mind, it only makes sense to give Mike Siani his first look in the Majors. The versatile 22-year-old can play any outfield position and has a .981 fielding percentage across four minor-league seasons. His .265 batting average in 2022 could be a bit better, but he's still tallied seven doubles, four HRs and 16 RBIs. Furthermore, he's 14-of-17 on stolen-base attempts and is striking out at a lower rate compared to last year. Even if it's just off the bench, Siani can inject some life into the Reds' roster.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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