3 changes that need to be made just 10 games into the Reds 2023 season

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Wil Myers
Cincinnati Reds outfielder Wil Myers / Dylan Buell/GettyImages
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2. The Reds need to bump Wil Myers down in the batting order.

The Wil Myers era in Cincinnati has not gotten off to a great start. The former San Diego Padres outfielder is 7-for-36 to begin the 2023 season and has 15 strikeouts. According to FanGraphs, that's a strikeout-rate of 37.4-percent.

Now, it hasn't been all bad for Myers, as the 32-year-old has a walk-rate of nearly 15-percent and an on-base percentage of .310. But after posting a wRC+ above 100 the past three seasons, I'm pretty sure Reds Country was expecting more.

Myers has consistently been slotted fifth in David Bell's lineup. It's time for he and Spencer Steer to swap places. Steer has routinely been seventh, but typically occupies the No. 2 spot against left-handed pitchers.

Steer is absolutely crushing the ball to begin the 2023 season. According to FanGraphs, Steer has a slash line of .314/.400/.600 with a wRC+ of 154. There's power in Steer's bat and plenty of it. While Steer's defense at third base is questionable, his hitting prowess is not.

It may a blow to the old ego, but Wil Myers cannot be hitting in the middle of the Cincinnati Reds lineup at this time. Only one of Myers' seven hits have gone for extra bases and he's yet to record a home run. For now, Myers should be in the bottom-third of the Reds lineup.