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The Case for Mark Reynolds

Posted on: July 7, 2009 10:03 am
 

Mark Reynolds should be the last player added to the NL All Star team.  He clearly has better power numbers than any of the other four and has a respectable amount of stolen bases as well. While he is the only player hitting under .300, his power numbers are so much better than the other players it more than makes up for the lower average. 

He has 100% more homeruns than the next highest player, Sandoval, and 38% more RBI than the next two highest players, Kemp and Sandoval.  He is third in the NL in RBI, second in HR behind only Albert Pujols, and tied for ninth in SB.  He has a higher SLG than the other four, only behind Pablo Sandoval in OPS, and only behind Shan Victorino in runs scored.       

As far as contributing to his team Reynolds has 18% of his team’s RBI, the highest percentage of any of the five, 15% of his team’s runs, the highest percentage of the five, and 12% of his team’s total hits, which is about where the other four are as well.  


Below are the numbers for the player’s RBI, runs, and hits, followed by the percentage of that player’s teams total RBI, runs, and hits.   

Reynolds 61 RBI, 18%, 53 R, 15%, 81 H, 12% DBACKS 338 RBI 358 R 687 H

Sandoval 44 RBI, 14%, 37 R, 11%, 93 H, 13%
SF 316 RBI 337 R 721 H 35

Victorino 35 RBI, 9%, 55 R, 13.5%, 96 H, 13.7% PHI 393 RBI 407 R 698 H

Guzman 21 RBI, 6%, 41 R, 11.7%, 92 H, 13% WAS 337 RBI 350 R 712 H

Kemp 44 RBI, 11.7%, 43 R, 11%, 92 H, 12% LA 375 RBI 398 R 774 H

*Stats as of 7/6/09

Comments

Since: Aug 11, 2008
Posted on: July 9, 2009 7:13 pm
 

The Case for Mark Reynolds

Mark Reynolds, aside from contributing most offense to his ballclub, has made the best out of his early-career defensive and hitting troubles. He strikes out more than almost anybody in the majors yet still is able to have a decent batting average and knocks in teammates in. Not to mention his huge home run total. He also has almost 15 stolen bases nearing the all star break too. He works tirelessly at his defensive game at third base with Matt Williams and has become a much better fielder than he was 2 years ago. I am a White Sox fan in Chicago but I was watching the D-Backs the other night. A stat flashed up for Mark Reynolds that shed light on his 7th-Inning-Plus heroics... The guy is stellar late in the game with a batting average well over .300. To me, Matt Kemp is a close second. 




Since: Apr 11, 2007
Posted on: July 9, 2009 6:07 pm
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Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: July 9, 2009 6:02 pm
 

The Case for Mark Reynolds

The high number of strikes is a minus.  It is not putting the ball in play.  When it is in play, other runners can move up letting others have a chance to drive in runs.  And with more runs you have a better chance to win, which the Diamondbacks have not done much of.



Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: July 9, 2009 5:51 pm
 

The Case for Mark Reynolds

In addition to the poor average and the high number of strike outs you have forgotten to mention his glove.  It is an adventure to watch him in the field.  He really belongs in the American League because he is best suited as a DH.



Since: Apr 11, 2007
Posted on: July 9, 2009 2:15 pm
 

The Case for Mark Reynolds

I do agree that Kemp is a good player now and will probably be a great player in the future.  In fact I would love it if he were on the Diamondbacks, saying that he didn't belong was more of just a response to the comment that argued Reynolds was the worst of the five when all statistical evidence says otherwise. 



Since: Nov 24, 2008
Posted on: July 9, 2009 3:31 am
 

The Case for Mark Reynolds

If you are looking at the player who has meant the most to his team thus far - Mark Reynolds hands down, but on just sheer production it's gonna be tough to seperate "kung-Fu Panda" and Kemp and Reynolds.  I agree that Reynolds should get it for calling out his teammates - and it worked!



Since: Nov 24, 2008
Posted on: July 9, 2009 3:30 am
 

The Case for Mark Reynolds

If you are looking at the player who has meant the most to his team thus far - Mark Reynolds hands down, but on just sheer production it's gonna be tough to seperate "kung-Fu Panda" and Kemp and Reynolds.  I agree that Reynolds should get it for calling out his teammates - and it worked!



Since: Mar 14, 2008
Posted on: July 9, 2009 12:57 am
 

The Case for Mark Reynolds

To say Kemp doesn't belong is harsh and bias. Kemp brings gold glove caliber SF defense, and bats over .300 with both speed and pop while batting in the hardest position in the NL, 8th, where he has no protection whatsoever. I think Reynolds or Kemp are the obvious two choices. One is a 5 tool player that actually has used each of the 5 tools this season, the other is a big bopper who is bopping his fair share.



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: July 8, 2009 5:20 pm
 

The Case for Mark Reynolds

Batting 265 with over 100 k's...You be the judge.




















Since: Jan 26, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2009 11:47 pm
 

The Case for Mark Reynolds

Just for havin' cojones to call out his lame teammates, deserves it.....


Tongue out


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