With the month of July in their rear-view mirror, the Cincinnati Reds sit just 5.5 games back of the NL Central leading Pittsburgh Pirates and are currently in position to take one of the two NL wild card spots.
The Reds went 14-13 in the month of July and though that is hardly what they expected, there have been some great signs of life from parts of the team. The starting rotation and bullpen were superb in July, as were the performances of Joey Votto and Shin-Soo Choo among others.
It wasn't all peachy keen for the Reds though, as third baseman Todd Frazier, and shortstop Zack Cozart, continued to slump through immensely disappointing seasons.
In any event, as the Reds gear up for a huge series against the division rival Cardinals, let's take a time out to grade each of the team's players in the month of July.
All stats come courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com and are current through play on July 31, 2013.