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Mark Reynolds | First Baseman

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/3/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Mark Reynolds is starting at first base for the Cardinals on Wednesday night against the Diamondbacks.
He'll serve as the Cardinals' regular first baseman while Matt Adams recovers from a right quad strain -- an injury that could take over a month to fully heal. Reynolds is a frustratingly inconsistent hitter, but he still has good power at age 31 and should have mixed-league fantasy value for however long Adams is out. May 27 - 4:04 PM

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Mark Reynolds went 3-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's lopsided win over the Mets.

Reynolds got the start at first base against left-hander Jon Niese, knocking two base hits to go with his third homer of the year. He's got 12 RBI and 10 runs scored on the year, batting .267/.337/.442 overall.
May 19 - 9:59 PM

Mark Reynolds went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in the Cardinals' win over the Indians on Tuesday.

Reynolds delivered the first blow of the game with a two-run single in the second inning, and he added two more singles in his next two at-bats. The utility player has found his way into the lineup with some regularity this year, starting 15 games and appearing in 27 total, and he's responded by hitting .258/.352/.435 with two homers, five doubles and 11 RBI. With his usage, he should be owned in NL-only leagues.
May 12 - 9:43 PM

Mark Reynolds went 2-for-3 with a walk and a grand slam as the Cardinals narrowly defeated the Cubs on Monday.

The Cardinals were behind 5-0 before they even had a chance to bat, but Reynolds immediately brought them back into the game with a grand slam in the bottom half of the inning off of Travis Wood. It's only the second home run of the year for Reynolds, who has served as a pinch-hitter and occasional first baseman against left-handed starters. He's batting .216/.341/.459 on the year along with eight RBI.
May 4 - 11:55 PM

Mark Reynolds went 0-for-3 on Saturday and is in a 1-for-19 slump.

He's fanned 11 times during the slump. Overall, he's hitting .129 with two homers in 31 at-bats this spring. The Cardinals are certain to carry him on their bench, but he's not making much of a case to start over Matt Adams against left-handed pitching.
Mar 28 - 3:59 PM

Mark Reynolds hit a three-run homer off Bud Norris in Thursday's victory.

The homer came after he was hit on the right arm by a pitch in his first at-bat. The Cardinals aren't likely to commit to platooning Reynolds with Matt Adams at first base, but that's probably how it will work out in the end unless Adams does a better job of hitting lefties than he did last season (October excluded).
Mar 12 - 4:14 PM

Cardinals signed INF Mark Reynolds to a one-year, $2 million contract.

He'll get a chance to earn more through incentives. Reynolds isn't without his warts, as he hit just .196 last season and always piles up strikeouts by the truckload. However, he's also gone deep at least 20 times in seven consecutive seasons. He'll see the bulk of the at-bats at first base against left-handed pitching.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 09:24:00 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Cardinals have agreed to a deal with Mark Reynolds.

St. Louis wanted a right-handed compliment to left-handed first baseman Matt Adams, and Reynolds will apparently be that guy. Reynolds posted a dreadful .196/.287/.394 batting line in 2014 for the Brewers, but he's only 31 years old and has averaged 32 home runs for every 162 games over the course of his eight-year major league career. He can provide some pop off the bench.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 12:44:00 PM

Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Cardinals are interested in Mark Reynolds and Rickie Weeks.

He also lists John Mayberry, Kyle Blanks, Gaby Sanchez and Corey Hart as potential targets, though he hasn't been able to confirm interest in them as he has with Weeks and Reynolds. The Cards are looking for some right-handed thump off the bench, as well as a potential platoon partner for Matt Adams at first base. Reynolds would seem to be a better fit than Weeks in that regard, as Weeks has never played first base and likely should be able to find more playing time elsewhere.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 06:08:00 PM

Mark Reynolds hit his 19th home run in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

Reynolds took John Lackey deep, his fifth home run in his last nine games. It was his only hit in four at-bats. Reynolds is an all-or-nothing hitter, making him solely an NL-only option -- the first baseman is batting .211/.303/.428 overall this year.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 06:34:00 PM

Mark Reynolds slugged two home runs Wednesday in the Brewers' 5-1 defeat of the visiting Reds.

Reynolds' offensive outburst helped Milwaukee to a big three-game sweep of Cincinnati. He hit a two-run bomb in the bottom of the sixth inning and then smacked a solo shot in the bottom of the eighth. The first baseman is batting just .207 this year, but he now has 16 home runs.
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 05:02:00 PM

Mark Reynolds smacked a two-run homer and drew a walk in Monday's win over the Twins.

Reynolds is hitting just .208 with a strikeout rate approaching 33 percent, but he already has 13 home runs. It's a tough balance for some fantasy owners to strike, but he has value.
Mon, Jun 2, 2014 10:59:00 PM

Mark Reynolds went 2-for-4 with a home run, and he scored the winning run in the 10th inning as the Brewers outlasted the Orioles 7-6 on Tuesday.

In the second inning, Reynolds took Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen deep for his 12th home run of the season. He also singled in the game, and with Francisco Rodriguez due up next the Orioles walked Reynolds with two outs in the 10th. Yovani Gallardo, pinch hitting for Rodriguez, made the O's pay for the decision, doubling to the left field gap to bring Reynolds home for the winning run. Reynolds has 19 runs scored in 42 games this season.
Wed, May 28, 2014 12:55:00 AM

Mark Reynolds blasted a pair of home runs on Friday, powering the Brewers to a 9-5 victory over the Marlins in Miami.

Reynolds victimized Marlins starter Tom Koehler with a two-run homer in the fourth inning, then repeated the feat his next time up the following inning. Those were his only two hits in five at-bats on the evening, raising his season slash to .210/.284/.471. He's never been much in the average department, but with 10 long balls and 23 RBI he's certainly providing the run production that the Brewers were hoping for.
Fri, May 23, 2014 10:45:00 PM

Mark Reynolds went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in Wednesday's win against the Braves.

Reynolds put the Brewers up 4-0 in the first inning with a one-out grand slam against Ervin Santana. Entering the game, Reynolds had only one hit, a single, in 28 plate appearances dating back to May 13. He is slashing .202/.281/.434 with nine home runs and 19 RBI, more or less matching expectations through 146 plate appearances.
Wed, May 21, 2014 09:38:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
3Ed Easley
1B1Matt Adams
2Mark Reynolds
2B1Kolten Wong
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
3Thomas Pham
RF1Jason Heyward
2Randal Grichuk
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Lance Lynn
2John Lackey
3Michael Wacha
4Carlos Martinez
5Jaime Garcia
6Adam Wainwright
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Seth Maness
4Matt Belisle
5Randy Choate
6Kevin Siegrist
7Carlos Villanueva
8Mitch Harris
9Miguel Socolovich