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- 1. Bronson Arroyo (7.25)
- 2. Johnny Cueto (7.25)
- 3. Edinson Volquez (7.25)
- 4. Homer Bailey (7)
- 5. Travis Wood (7)
Bronson Arroyo (34) 207 IP 17-10 3.88 ERA 1.15 WHIP 121 K
- Arroyo eats innings, knows how to pitch and won a career-high 17 games last season. He’s crafty and changes speeds on all of his pitches.
Johnny Cueto (25) 185 IP 12-7 3.64 ERA 1.28 WHIP 138 K
- Cueto is a power pitcher who throws in the low to mid 90s. His cutter/slider has late bite, and his circle changeup is effective.
Edinson Volquez (27) 62.2 IP 4-3 4.31 ERA 1.50 WHIP 67 K
- Volquez came back last year following Tommy John surgery and struggled with his control. When he misses, it’s up in the zone. He has great stuff, including a good curveball and changeup.
Homer Bailey (24) 109 IP 4-3 4.46 ERA 1.37 WHIP 100 K
- Bailey enters his fourth year, and he’s improved a bit each year but has yet to break out. He has good life to his fastball and works it up and down in the zone. He also throws a curveball, slider and a splitter late in counts.
Travis Wood (24) 102 IP 5-4 3.51 ERA 1.08 WHIP 86 K
Last year two Reds flourished as the fifth man in the rotation: Mike Leake and Travis Wood. Leake pitched well during the first half, while Wood took it home. Both know how to pitch.