Dayton, Ohio– Former Dayton Dragons Rece Hinds, Jacob Hurtubise, and Christian Roa were included in the Reds 40-man roster on Tuesday, securing them from being picked by one more club in the upcoming Major League Rule 5 Draft. The Reds lineup is currently at the 40-man limitation.
Hinds, a power-hitting outfielder with great speed, invested the 2022 period with the Dragons. Hurtubise, a blazing-fast outfielder that was authorized out of West Point, spent the entire 2021 season with the Dragons. Roa, a starting pitcher, invested parts of both 2021 and 2022 with the Dragons.
The additions of Hinds, Hurtubise, and Roa to the Reds lineup brings the total number of former Dragons presently with the Reds to 22. Others consist of catcher Tyler Stephenson; bottles Andrew Abbott, Tejay Antone, Graham Ashcraft, Alexis Diaz, Daniel Duarte, Seeker Greene, Nick Lodolo, Connor Phillips, Lyon Richardson, and Carson Spiers; infielders Jose Barrero, Elly De La Cruz, Jonathan India, Noelvi Marte, Matt McLain, and Nick Senzel; and outfielders Stuart Fairchild and TJ Friedl.
Hinds, currently ranked as the # 10 prospect in the Reds system, hit 23 home runs while taking 20 bases with Double-A Chattanooga in 2023. With the Dragons in 2022, he gained the Cincinnati Reds Minor League Player of the Month honor for May of that period.
Roa likewise divided the 2023 period between Chattanooga and Louisville, scratching 170 strikeouts in 120 innings. Roa was the Reds 2nd round draft choice in 2020 out of Texas A&M. He tossed 108.2 innings over his two periods with the Dragons, uploading a record of 6-5 with a 4.14 gained run ordinary. He scratched 120 strikeouts.
The Dragons open the 2024 season, their 24th in the Midwest Organization, on April 5 at Day Air Ballpark against the Lansing Lugnuts.