Mark Reynolds Should Be a Cheap, Early Power Source

Apr 4, 2017

Mark Reynolds Rockies
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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.
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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.
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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).
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Monthly AB HR HR/AB % RBI  RBI/AB% AVG
April 647 39 6.03% 120 18.55% 0.238
May 835 41 4.91% 129 15.45% 0.255
June 845 44 5.21% 131 15.50% 0.237
July 772 44 5.70% 107 13.86% 0.209
August 767 50 6.52% 137 17.86% 0.262
September 666 34 5.11% 91 13.66% 0.209
October 38 0 0.00% 2 5.26% 0.105

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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.
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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.

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