It took just 13 games at Triple-A in 2019 before Bryan Reynolds entrenched himself as a mainstay in the Pirates lineup. In those 13 games, he hit five home runs and stole three bases with a lofty .367 average and .446 on-base percentage. In 134 games with the Pirates, he slashed .314/.377/.503 with 16 home runs, 68 RBI, 83 runs scored and three stolen bases. He does a good job staying in the zone, for the most part, and while he isn’t exactly a Statcast freak, he’s on the positive end of most of the spectrums. Reynolds has shown the ability to hit for average throughout his time in the minors, and rode a .387 BABIP to that .314 average this past year. What do we make of Reynolds in 2020? Let’s dive in.

As I alluded to just a handful of sentences ago, Reynolds is on the positive side of things in terms of various Statcast metrics. See for yourself, courtesy of Baseball Savant:

Sure, he’s not a world beater in any of those categories, outside of xBA, but it’s positive...