Reds invite Lodolo, India to big league camp
Nick Lodolo and Jonathan India both have had solid starts to their careers since being selected in the first round of the Draft in back-to-back years. Now they're sharing the chance to showcase their skills on the top stage for the first time.The Top 100 prospects earned their first invitations to
The Top 100 prospects earned their first invitations to Major League Spring Training next month, the team announced Friday. Cincinnati invited 14 other non-roster players to its big league camp in Goodyear, Arizona.
Lodolo dazzled in his first taste of professional ball last year, logging a 2.45 ERA across two levels after being selected seventh overall in the Draft. The Reds' No. 2 prospect began the summer with Rookie Advanced Billings, where he allowed three earned runs in six starts and struck out 21 batters over 11 1/3 innings. He finished the year by making two starts for Class A Dayton, yielding two runs while fanning nine over seven innings.
India, the club's third-ranked prospect, also saw time at two levels last season. He opened with Class A Advanced Daytona, putting together a .256/.346/.410 line with eight homers and 50 runs scored in 87 games. The 23-year-old was promoted in July to Double-A Chattanooga, where he hit .270/.414/.378 with three big flies and 24 runs over 34 contests.
Lodolo's performance earned him an honorable mention on MiLB.com's Reds Organization All-Star team. The TCU product could've done more damage, if not for the fact that the team shut him down on Aug. 1 after he reached his innings limit.
Shortstop and Reds No. 9 prospect
The other non-roster players invited to big league camp were right-handers
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