The Cincinnati Reds are dealing with an anomaly entering the 2013 season. For the first time, the Reds have a true lineup and solid roster.
The pessimistic approach is that the Reds will not be as healthy as 2012 and sophomore slumps could damper the 97-win club.
However, this year, the Reds aren't depending on a Corey Patterson, Orlando Cabrera or even a Wilson Valdez as a backup. There’s no platooned position like we've seen it the past with Ryan Ludwick and Chris Heisey or Jonny Gomes and Laynce Nix.
It’s certain that Todd Frazier, Zack Cozart, Brandon Phillips and Joey Votto are the everyday infielders. And as spring training comes to an end, there are still some important decisions for the club to make.
Including a wild card for each position, here are the final predictions on the Cincinnati Reds’ Opening Day roster.