Latest Update Mark Reynolds hits 14th home run Wed Jul, 09, 09:24 AM
Boasts tremendous home run power. Can produce runs in bunches. Is athletic for his size. Can play both third and first base, which adds to his value.
Flaws: : Regularly challenges records for striking out. Could really boost his overall value if he were even slightly more selective. Will commit errors in the field.
Although Reynolds has shown he still has the pop in his bat to be a big league slugger, his .211 batting average will continue to cost him at-bats as the season progresses. Unless he finds a way to pick up his stat line heading into the All-Star break, his value lies in beer league softball rather than in the fantasy game. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Now that's the way to respond to a Friday night benching. Reynolds was 0-for-11 in the three games prior to Friday and was sat in favor of Lyle Overbay. He was later summoned as a pinch-hitter but his ice cold bat refused to heat up. Until Saturday, that is. Reynolds had himself a solid game here and while he's only batting .207 on the year, he does have 13 home runs and 31 RBI. If you're looking for some cheap power and can afford to sacrifice a little batting average, there are probably numerous leagues where he's been left for the waiver wire.Analyst: Howard Bender
Reynolds was 0-for-7 in his previous two games before coming to life in this one against the Twins. And while his 13th home run which was his second in four games was a nice break from the hitless moments, he still struggles with the strikeouts and has just a .208 average on the season. What's worse is that he is now also headed back into a platoon situation at first with Lyle Overbay as Aramis Ramirez is gearing up to come off the disabled list this week. Analyst: Howard Bender
Reynolds is an all or nothing type of hitter, but can still be serviceable to a fantasy roster if surrounded by high batting average teammates. He now sits with 11 home runs and 23 RBI to go along with his .210 average, but with a 39.1 percent strikeout rate, it is hard to be optimistic outside of the home run category.Analyst: Matthew Beck