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Cincinnati Reds pitching prospect Hunter Greene didn't have his best control on Friday but he still dominated his opponents. The hard-throwing right-hander walked four batters but allowed just two hits a single and a double during six innings of work. Greene also whiffed nine batters and now has 60 strikeouts in just 41 innings of work. His ERA sits at 1.98 through seven starts at the level. The second overall pick from the 2017 draft has looked excellent this season despite missing more than two years due to injuries and the pandemic. Greene looks ready for a promotion to Triple-A and could even see the majors in the second half of the year.
Cincinnati Reds catcher Tyler Stephenson went 1-for-3 with a homer, an RBI, two runs, and two walks in an 11-5 win over the Colorado Rockies on Friday. Stephenson swatted a solo homer off of starter Kyle Freeland in the fifth inning in the lopsided win. The rookie catcher has been solid at the plate this season, hitting .267 with four homers, 21 runs, and 17 RBI over 131 at-bats. He has shown a good eye at the plate thus far, ranking in the 70th percentile in walk rate and 86th percentile in whiff percentage. Stephenson should be rostered in deeper leagues as a potential impact bat at the catcher position.
Cincinnati Reds right-hander Tyler Mahle allowed four runs over six innings in an 11-5 win over the Colorado Rockies on Friday. Aided by 11 runs of support through the first six innings, Mahle cruised through five scoreless innings before running into trouble in the sixth. Overall, Mahle struck out six and walked one in the win with his big mistake coming in the form of a two-run homer off of the bat of Ryan McMahon. He now has a 6-2 record, 3.56 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 78 strikeouts in 68 1/3 innings of work. Mahle has been a top-tier fantasy starter this season and should remain active for his next start, which will come against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto went 1-for-3 with a homer, a walk, and four RBI in an 11-5 win over the Colorado Rockies on Friday. Votto swatted a three-run homer off of Colorado starter Kyle Freeland in the third inning to extend his team's lead to seven runs. The veteran first baseman has been productive since returning from the injured list, hitting two homers and driving in six runs in 12 at-bats. Overall, Votto has a .220 average, seven homers, 11 runs, and 23 RBI in 118 at-bats this year.
Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nick Castellanos went 2-for-3 with a homer, a walk, three runs, and two RBI in an 11-5 win over the Colorado Rockies on Friday. Castellanos ripped a two-run homer in the first inning, giving the Reds an early lead in the lopsided win. The veteran outfielder has been one of the hottest hitters in baseball this season, batting .362 with 13 homers, 42 runs, 35 RBI, and a steal across 224 at-bats. He's showing no signs to slowing down with an 89th percentile hard-hit rate and a 72nd percentile average exit velocity. He should remain locked into fantasy lineups going forward.