Mark Reynolds Should Be a Cheap, Early Power Source
Mark Reynolds went two for three in the Rockies’ opener with a double, a home run, three RBI and a walk. With Ian Desmond on the shelf with a hand injury, Reynolds should see his fair share of at bats. While it seems like ages ago (actually it was 2011) when he hit 37 home runs, he should be a nice early source of power.
Reynolds hit 14 home runs in 118 games last year for Colorado in 393 at bats. He got off to a nice start last April, hitting .311 with two home runs, 11 runs and seven RBI in 61 at bats.
Throughout his career April has been a pretty solid month. Reynolds hit a home run in 6.03 percent of his at bats, which is his second highest ratio (August – 6.52%). He also has his highest RBI per at bat ratio (18.55 percent).
Colorado plays 13 home games in their next 22 games, which plays into his favor. In 319 at bats at Coors Field Reynolds has a .301 average with 16 home runs and 56 RBI in 319 at bats.
Reynolds is likely available in your fantasy league. If you can stomach his average and strikeouts, he could be a decent power source early on.