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One of the biggest strengths for the Reds last season in their run to the NL Wild Card was their starting rotation. Last year, Cincinnati ranked in the top six in the MLB in starting pitching wins, ERA, innings pitched, and BAA (batting average against). What’s even more amazing about their success was that they went most of the season without Johnny Cueto who was once again limited by injuries.
This year, the Reds come in with one of the most solid rotations in the Major Leagues 1-5. They did lose Bronson Arroyo to free agency and may not have a lot of depth behind their first five, but their top five are all worth considering for fantasy purposes.
Here’s a quick look at who is projected to make the Reds rotation, how they fared last year, and what we can expect this year from a fantasy perspective: