3 Reds who could experience milestone-moments in 2023

Cincinnati Reds right fielder Wil Myers.
Cincinnati Reds right fielder Wil Myers. / Sam Greene/The Enquirer / USA TODAY
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2. Reds RF Wil Myers could experience a milestone moment in 2023.

Wil Myers signed a one-year/$7.5-million contract with the Cincinnati Reds this winter and will likely be the team's everyday right fielder. However, Myers' experience at first base may come in handy as well as it appears as though Joey Votto may miss Reds Opening Day this spring.

Myers is going to be one of the few big bats in David Bell's lineup during the upcoming season. Gone are Nick Castellanos, Jesse Winker, and Eugenio Suarez. Even Brandon Drury and Kyle Farmer, both of whom brought some pop to last year's lineup, are playing elsewhere in 2023.

The hitter-friendly stadium that is Great American Ball Park could set up very well for Myers to join the 1,000 hit club. The former San Diego Padre is sitting on 941 base knocks for his career, so 59 more would give Myers 1,000 for his career.

Myers is likely to nestle into the No. 3 or No. 4 spot in David Bell's lineup this season. Once Votto returns, Myers could be bumped down to No. 5 in the batting order, but the Reds manager will want Myers in position to drive in runs.

Wil Myers posted 68 base hits last season in just 261 at-bats. If healthy, there's a good chance that Myers could reach the 1,000 hit plateau before the All-Star Game. Myers is 47 home runs away from 200 for his career. While that would be next to impossible while hitting at Petco Park, there's an outside chance Myers could accomplish that feat at GABP.