Latest Update Ryan Ludwick is not in the Reds starting lineup on Sunday. Sun Jul, 13, 09:30 AM
A natural low-ball hitter with good power, he can hit a lot of home runs and doubles. Flashes a strong outfield arm, helping him pile up assists. Can play either outfield corner.
Flaws: : Swings the bat a bit too freely, leading to high strikeout totals and a lot of streakiness. Isn't much of a base-runner. Is a little injury-prone. Can struggle versus right-handed pitching.
Sort of an odd sit with no injury reported as Ludwick has three-straight multi-hit games and is a career .286 (4-for-14) against Pirates lefty Francisco Liriano. Bryan Price is sure to have his reasons, but they better be good ones here. Chris Heisey is in left field for Sunday.Analyst: Howard Bender
Despite receiving somewhat regular at-bats over the last most of the season, Ludwick has just six home runs and 26 RBI through 217 at-bats in 2014. Thursday's home run was just his first since June 9 and until he starts to produce on a more consistent basis, he should remain a viable fantasy option in NL-only leagues at best. Analyst: Matthew Beck
The Red are exhausting all options when it comes to replacing Votto and Ludwick could be that man. He is mainly a platoon player, but would gain some fantasy value if he starts everyday at first base. Continue to monitor the situation before picking up Ludwick.Analyst: Mark Kaplan
Reds manager Bryan Price is sticking with his rotation of Ludwick, Chris Heisey and Skip Schumaker, so while we won't see Ludwick for the first game, we should see him later in the afternoon. He could also come off the bench if they really needed him.Analyst: Howard Bender