2022 Player Outlook
We can feel pretty confident that 2020 was an outlier year for Reynolds. The pandemic affected season was a tough one for the Pittsburgh outfielder, but in 2021, he hit .302 with 24 home runs and 90 RBI across 159 games. He cut down on his ground ball rate and improved upon his barrel rate for the second straight season. He was excellent for fantasy managers in 2021 to say the least. Reynolds' biggest contribution to fantasy teams will continue to be his ability to hit for an above-average batting average, but don't overlook his potential in the power department. He could post an even higher home run total in 2022, especially if his barrel rate and exit velocity continues trending up while his ground ball rate goes down. A full year of youngsters Ke-Bryan Hayes and Oneil Cruz in the lineup should improve Reynolds' supporting cast, leaving the door wide open for Reynolds to have a career year in 2022 and flirt with a home run total in the upper-20s and 95-100 RBI.