Latest Update Ryan Ludwick is not in the Reds starting lineup Thursday Thu Aug, 21, 03:54 PM
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 somewhat injury-prone. Can struggle versus right-handed pitching.
While Ludwick has been hitting well as of late, the Reds will sit him in favor of Skip Schumaker because the Braves are throwing right-hander Julio Teheran on Thursday. Just a match-up play here.Analyst: Howard Bender
Ludwick has been hitting for a little more power lately, which is obviously a great thing for those who are using the part-time outfielder. Over his last six games, he's got two home runs, seven RBI and three runs scored. He still only plays part-time, but his power levels have been helping to make up for that lately.Analyst: Howard Bender
Ludwick had himself a nice series in Colorado this weekend, going 5-for-10 with two home runs and five RBI as he tries to finish out the season on a high note. He is now slashing .260/.322/.408 with eight home runs and 38 RBI on the season but has been far too inconsistent for fantasy consideration outside of NL-only leagues.Analyst: Matthew Beck
Ludwick is now slashing .259/.318/.399 with seven home runs and 35 RBI through 286 at-bats, with Thursday's performance being just his 18th multi-hit game of the season. He is going to continue to be a part of an outfield platoon, so unless you are in an NL-only league there is really on reason to deploy him in starting lineups down the stretch. Analyst: Matthew Beck