Latest Update Reds declined option for outfielder Ryan Ludwick. Wed Oct, 29, 04:31 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.
That's a hefty payday for a player that is years past his prime. Ludwick literally made half of the money he would have made next season just by having his option declined--must be nice. Unless he decides to retire, Ludwick will probably sign a minor league deal and end up as a bench player headed into next season.Analyst: David Kerr
Ludwick's long ball was his ninth of the year and he picked up his 43rd RBI for the 2014 gauntlet. Ludwick is still hitting a mediocre .249 and shouldn't be started in most formats. Besides his home run in the 2nd inning off John Lackey, he struck out in every other at-bat.Analyst: Colby Conway
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