The 2014 season is quickly approaching, and the time has come to break down the Reds' pitchers and catchers.
The team returns essentially the same pitching staff from last season, with the only major differences being the loss of Bronson Arroyo and subsequent addition of Tony Cingrani as a full-time starter.
The catching situation has changed rather dramatically this offseason though, as Devin Mesoraco is set to take over full-time catching duties this year following the departure of teammate Ryan Hanigan. Additionally, the team brought in veteran backstop Brayan Pena to serve as Mesoraco's backup.
In the bullpen, not much changes. Aside from the prospect of having both Jonathan Broxton and Sean Marshall available for a full, healthy season, the bullpen is pretty well set. With the composition of the three units essentially decided on, the Reds have a total of 14 players between their pitching staff and catching unit.
Over the remainder of this article, we'll look at scouting reports for each player as well as some projections for their 2014 stat lines.
Pitch usage rates and velocities courtesy of Brooksbaseball.net.