2. Tyler Naquin will lead the Reds in home runs during the 2022 season.
A bit of a surprise pick here, but I believe we're going to see Tyler Naquin put forth a tremendous performance in 2022. With Nick Castellanos, Jesse Winker, and Eugenio Suárez playing elsewhere during the upcoming season, the Cincinnati Reds will need a couple players to step up their game. I believe one of them will be Naquin.
Finally healthy in 2021, Naquin put up career-highs in games played, hits, doubles, and home runs. Had Naquin not collided with rookie infielder Jose Barrero late last season, you can bet that the former Cleveland outfielder would have hit at least 20 home runs.
Playing half of his games at Great American Ball Park will certainly help the 30-year-old in his quest to break last season's career-best of 19 home runs. While some have suggested that Tyler Naquin will platoon in right field with Aristides Aquino, I don't see that being the case all too often. Naquin offers too much to this depleted Reds lineup.
There are several Cincinnati Reds players who will be in the mix to lead the team in homers during the 2022 season. Joey Votto had unbelievable power numbers in 2021. If he can duplicate that in 2022, everyone better look out. Jonathan India will be in the mix as well, and a surprise name you may not have thought of is Mike Moustakas. If healthy, Moose could mash 30-plus round trippers in 2022.