Ken Griffey Jr.: He has been on the spot for the last three years, hasn't he? With Junior, the question is health. If he's healthy, he'll put up healthy numbers. He had a great spring last year, but it fell apart quickly after that.
Adam Dunn: Some of the shine has worn off after back-to-back rough years. Dunn is the reason the Reds hired Chris Chambliss and gave him total authority as hitting coach.
Brandon Larson: It just seems like this is Larson's ninth life as a Red. He has been great in Triple-A (.298 average) and miserable in the majors (.156). But there is less pressure on him this year.
Jimmy Haynes: Haynes was horrible last year - 2-12, 6.30 ERA. He either has to pitch the way he did in 2002, or the Reds might be well-advised to cut their losses and move a youngster into the rotation.
D'Angelo Jimenez: Jimenez was one of the surprises of last season (.290, seven home runs, 31 RBI in 73 games). He looks like a proven hitter, but the Reds want to see more range on defense.