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My take on Mark Reynolds.

Posted on: April 15, 2008 4:30 pm
 

Mark Reynolds, you know the 24 y/o ripping apart opposing pitchers to the tune of a .280 batting average with 5 homers in 50 ABs and a .620 SLG.

This guy is obviously legit, the D-backs felt comfortable having him skip Triple-A to come straight to the majors last year after just 333 minor league games, where he hit .280 with 68 Homeruns and 238 RBIs. I'm not so sure he'll grab superstar status this year, that'll come next year probably, but for this year he'll creep towards the games elite.

The last 2 months of 2007, he stroked the ball at a .319 clip, and hit 9 of his 17 homers in 166 ABs. He still strikes out an awful lot, over that stretch he K'd and incredible 61 times, almost a third of his 188 plate appearences, compared to his 20 walks.

For this year, he looks like Adam Dunn, with a bit less power, and a .285-.295 average, and without any SB potential, because of his astounding k-rate, and power potential.

My projections for this year.

.290 average, 34 Hrs, .360 OBP, .530 SLG

2009

.305, 38 Hrs, .380 OBP, .550 SLG.

Comments

Since: Jan 31, 2007
Posted on: April 18, 2008 3:25 pm
 

My take on Mark Reynolds.

I'm glad people have finally seen the potential in this kid.  He has something special about him.  Let's just hope he doesn't turn into a Chris Shelton kind of guy.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: April 15, 2008 5:25 pm
 

My take on Mark Reynolds.

That's a good question.

I think that Tracy gets back they will probably look to trade him, but as the White Sox found out with Joe Crede, the market for 3B sucks right now, so if i were them i'd see what they could get for Eric Byrnes and move him, and put Tracy in left, ALA Mark Teahen.

Reynolds will probably keep the job until Tracy gets his timing back, but eventually it comes down to what they can get in a trade.




Since: Jun 28, 2007
Posted on: April 15, 2008 4:56 pm
 

My take on Mark Reynolds.

He is raking.  But will Chad Tracy steal any of his playing time when he comes back?


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