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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||214.00||11.00||.215||30.00||28.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Fiers (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||11||3||0|| .333|| .455|| .273|
|12/18/2014||Mark Reynolds, 1B STL|
Carlos Quentin, LF ATL
Stephen Strasburg, SP WAS
|Jimmy Rollins, SS LAD|
Justin Morneau, 1B COL
Yovani Gallardo, SP TEX
|12/17/2014||Gerrit Cole, SP PIT|
Zack Wheeler, SP NYM
|Mark Reynolds, 1B STL|
Yasmani Grandal, C LAD
Santiago Casilla, RP SF
Carlos Quentin, LF ATL
Cole Hamels, SP PHI
Jhonny Peralta, SS STL
|12/17/2014||Odrisamer Despaigne, SP SD||Mark Reynolds, 1B STL|
|Last 10 Games|
Cardinals' Mark Reynolds racks up two hits Thursday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/16/15) Cardinals first baseman Mark Reynolds drew a rare start Thursday and rewarded his manager's decision by going 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI in his team's 4-0 win over the Brewers.
"Great day," manager Mike Matheny said afterward, per MLB.com. "This guy has some thunder in his bat, and it's going to be nice to get him locked in to where we can bring him into a situation where we know the other team isn't really happy about it."
Reynolds was just 1 for 5 for the season coming into Thursday's game.
"I was at a point in my career that I accepted [a part-time role] coming in, trying to win," Reynolds said of his agreeing to a role with little promised playing time. "So far, so good. I'll get some at-bats down the road, stay fresh and be ready to pinch-hit when I need to."
Matt Adams not in Cardinals lineup Sunday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/12/15) Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds.
Adams had a big day Saturday, going 2 for 4 wth a home run after entering the day hitless in nine at-bats. Mark Reynolds will take his spot at first base Sunday.
The Cardinals are favorites (-115) in Cincinnati Sunday, per VegasInsider.com.
Cardinals 1B Mark Reynolds continues to struggle at the plate
|by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com|
|(3/28/15) Cardinals first baseman Mark Reynolds continued to struggle at the plate on Saturday, per Rotoworld.
Reynolds is in the middle of a 1-for-19 slump after going 0 for 3 on Saturday. He is currently hitting .129 with two home runs in 32 plate appearances this spring.
Cardinals trying Mark Reynolds in left field
|by Eric Kay | CBSSports.com Staff|
|(3/23/15) The Cardinals are looking for creative ways to get Mark Reynolds into the lineup, and left field might be an option.
The Cardinals played Reynolds in left on Monday, his first outfield appearance of the spring.
"He's done some things, as far as run production goes, that not many people have done," manager Mike Matheny said, per MLB.com's Andrew Simon. "So obviously we view that as a weapon and we have to figure out how to maximize it and just keep our eyes and mind open to what that could possibly look like and not have it figured out ahead of time."
Reynolds has played five career games in the outfield, all in right field, starting one and catching two fly balls.
Cardinals will not try to overhaul Mark Reynolds' approach at plate
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(1/21/15) Cardinals slugger Mark Reynolds has carved out a niche in the majors as a power hitter. He has 224 home runs and a .457 slugging percentage over eight MLB seasons.
Unfortunately, Reynolds is also known as an all-or-nothing hitter and strikes out quite a lot. He has 1,398 strikeouts in 1,118 games.
Still, the Cardinals have no plans to dramatically overhaul Reynolds' swing, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
“We need to capitalize on what his strengths are and not to focus on the weaknesses,” Matheny said, “and realize that he’s got a power component that is very rare. There are going to be some swings and misses.
“But we’re not necessarily going to go up and ask him to completely overhaul that. Make some subtle changes to maybe improve, but not be afraid to drive the ball. That’s why we did bring him in, and also to give us some options against tough lefthanded pitching.”
|2014 summary: Content to mix and match at first base for the second straight year, the Brewers went with Mark Reynolds more often than not since he could at least hit for power. But as was the case in each of his previous four stops, his shortcomings eventually caused him to wear out his welcome. He hardly played in September and finished with a sub-.200 batting average for the second time in his career. |
Playing time status: Reynolds has hit just .212 in the five years since that magical 2009 when he hit .260, and even with power in short supply, that's just too low for any team to offer him a full-time role this offseason. The Cardinals signed him to potentially spell up-and-comer Matt Adams against tought lefties, but he doesn't figure to get a high number of at-bats in that role.
2015 outlook: Of course, power is in short enough supply that as long as he gets 200 at-bats or so, Reynolds will have a place in NL-only Rotisserie leagues. You'll obviously have to guard against the batting average drain if you do resort to him, though.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/21/15||@ WAS||7:05 pm||Gio Gonzalez|
|4/22/15||@ WAS||7:05 pm||Doug Fister|
|4/23/15||@ WAS||4:05 pm||Max Scherzer|
|4/24/15||@ MIL||8:10 pm||Matt Garza|
|4/25/15||@ MIL||7:10 pm||Wily Peralta|
|4/26/15||@ MIL||2:10 pm||Mike Fiers|
|4/27/15||PHI||8:15 pm||Cole Hamels|