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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||214.00||11.00||.215||30.00||28.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Chi. Cubs||40||8||2|| .273|| .350|| .200|
|vs Turner (Career)||7||2||0|| .286||.375||.286|
|vs RHP||280||57||19|| .291|| .429|| .204|
|12/18/2014||Mark Reynolds, 1B STL|
Carlos Quentin, LF SD
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 SD
Cole Hamels, SP PHI
Jhonny Peralta, SS STL
|12/17/2014||Odrisamer Despaigne, SP SD||Mark Reynolds, 1B STL|
|Last 10 Games|
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.”
Cardinals agree to terms with Mark Reynolds
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(12/11/14) The Cardinals have agreed to terms with free-agent first baseman Mark Reynolds, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.
The deal is contingent on Reynolds passing a physical. In 2014, Reynolds hit .196 with 22 home runs and 45 RBI over 130 games.
Mark Reynolds delivers in rare start
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(9/14/14) Brewers first baseman Mark Reynolds, who hadn't started in five games, got a start at third base Sunday against the Reds and delivered a home run -- a solo shot in the eighth inning. He finished the game 1 for 2 with a walk, a strikeout and two runs scored.
Reynolds entered the game mired in a 4-for-44 (.091) slump, causing manager Ron Roenicke to split first base between rookie Matt Clark and usual catcher Jonathan Lucroy in recent days.
"We know he's a streaky guy; we know that he needs to be out there playing to get it back," Roenicke told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Saturday. "We're in a situation where we have to make some decisions and try to play the hottest guy. That's what I've been doing."
Mark Reynolds swats 20th home run Monday vs. Cubs
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(8/11/14) Brewers first baseman Mark Reynolds went 1 for 3 with a solo home run in his team's 3-1 victory over the Cubs Monday.
After going 1 for 15 in his previous six games, Reynolds put his team on the board Monday with his second-inning home run. He's still just 3 for 23 with two home runs in August. Reynolds has hit .205/.295/.420 with 20 home runs and 41 RBI in 317 at-bats.
|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.
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