Cincinnati Reds: Three moves for the offseason

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 28: Chris Archer #24 of the Pittsburgh Pirates in action against the New York Mets at Citi Field on July 28, 2019 in New York City. The Mets defeated the Pirates 8-7. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 28: Chris Archer #24 of the Pittsburgh Pirates in action against the New York Mets at Citi Field on July 28, 2019 in New York City. The Mets defeated the Pirates 8-7. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /
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Jonathan Villar

If the Cincinnati Reds do end up moving on from Eugenio Suarez and/or Mike Moustakas, they will need to find some infield depth. Jonathan Villar could be the perfect option.

After posting a career year in 2019, Villar struggled in the abbreviated season. Between his time with the Marlins and Blue Jays, he posted a .232/.301/.292 batting line, hitting two homers and five doubles. While he did manage to steal 16 bases, Villar also led the NL as he was caught five times.

Villar is also not exactly a great defensive player. While he has plenty of experience at second, short, and third, he has graded out as a below average defensive player at each position. However, he could be a useful utility man, or even a stopgap at any of those positions for a year.

There have been seasons where Villar was a catalyst atop the lineup. He appeared to be a building block for the Brewers in 2016 when he led the NL in steals. If he can put together another above average season while playing several spots on the infield, he could be the type of player that the Cincinnati Reds could flip at the deadline.

The Reds may need infielders, especially if the trade market becomes active. Jonathan Villar could be a solid pickup at a low cost.