Cincinnati Reds Midseason Report Card

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Left Field

Jun 12, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds left fielder Ryan Ludwick, left, hits an RBI single off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brandon League during the eighth inning at Great American Ball Park. Dodgers catcher Tim Federowicz watches at right. The Reds won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Left field has been the Reds’ soft spot for most of the season, and it’s an area they could definitely address on the trade market.  Much-maligned starter Ryan Ludwick has actually improved his rate stats from last season’s shortened effort and is sitting right at league-average at the plate.   He is something of a minus on defense, though, and his lack of pop at a corner outfield position is really dragging on this Cincinnati club.

Grade :  C-