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Mark Reynolds | First Baseman | #12

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/3/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Virginia
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 16 (0) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details

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Mark Reynolds went 3-for-4 against the Pirates on Friday.
All three hits were singles. Reynolds has now hit safely in nine out of his last 10 games. The veteran slugger has been a pleasant surprise for the Rockies thus far, batting .328/.392/.466 through 36 games. The hot start was enough to send Ben Paulsen back to the minors, but it's not going to last. He’s still striking out just as much as ever and has a BABIP around .450. Be prepared. May 20 - 10:14 PM

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Mark Reynolds had three hits and an RBI against the Giants on Friday.

Reynolds has 86 plate appearances to Ben Paulsen's 60, so it's no platoon at first base for the Rockies. It probably won't be until Reynolds cools off.
May 7 - 1:03 AM

Mark Reynolds went 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBI against the Pirates on Wednesday.

Reynolds is up to .321/.417/.540 in 52 at-bats for the season, but Ben Paulsen has been hitting too, so the two will likely continue to platoon at first base for the most part. Offense just isn't the problem in Colorado.
Apr 28 - 2:02 AM

Mark Reynolds went 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Reds.

Reynolds doubled and scored in the second inning before launching a JJ Hoover pitch over the boards for a two-run shot in the ninth. The homer was his first of the season. Reynolds has gotten some run at first base ahead of Ben Paulsen, starting 10 games to date. His .281/.361/.500 line surely helps, and it will likely mean more starts at the position going forward for those in NL-only leagues.
Apr 19 - 10:38 PM

Mark Reynolds doubled twice and drove in three runs as the Rockies topped the Giants 11-6 on Thursday.

Manager Walt Weiss has been looking for excuses to play Reynolds, and now he has a couple of better ones, in that Reynolds had his first good game and Ben Paulsen can see some outfield time now that Charlie Blackmon is hurt. Not that Paulsen really should be playing outfield in more than an emergency. Anyway, Reynolds' stock is up a bit.
Apr 14 - 7:53 PM

Mark Reynolds is starting at first base and batting sixth for the Rockies on Friday against the Padres.

It's his third start in four games, even with three of those contests coming against righties. The assumption going into the season was that Reynolds and Ben Paulsen would platoon at first base, with Paulsen getting the bulk of the time since he's the left-handed hitter. However, it certainly appears that Reynolds is at the top of the depth chart here.
Apr 8 - 12:36 PM

Mark Reynolds will start at first base for the Rockies in their Opening Day matchup against the Diamondbacks.

The thought was that Ben Paulsen would have the edge against right-handers, but Reynolds is getting the nod after an excellent spring. We wouldn't expect this arrangement to stay this way for the long haul, but it's a frustrating development. The full lineup for Colorado: Charlie Blackmon CF, Trevor Story SS, Carlos Gonzalez RF, Nolan Arenado 3B, Gerardo Parra LF, Reynolds 1B, Nick Hundley C, DJ LeMahieu 2B, Jorge De La Rosa SP. Zack Greinke is on the hill for Arizona.
Apr 4 - 4:55 PM

Mark Reynolds continued his big spring Thursday with a solo homer and an RBI single against the Diamondbacks.

Reynolds is batting .362 with three home runs and a 1.061 OPS during Cactus League action. The expectation was that Ben Paulsen would have the edge for playing time at first base going into 2016, but Reynolds could be playing himself into a bigger role initially. Making decisions based off spring training numbers can be silly and a team like the Rockies should be going with the younger player over proven mediocrity, but it’s not like we’re used to seeing this franchise convey a clear plan.
Mar 31 - 6:21 PM

Nick Groke of the Denver Post thinks that Mark Reynolds "may steal" the Opening Day start at first base from Ben Paulsen.

That's even with right-hander Zack Greinke slated to go for the Diamondbacks. Reynolds is hitting .370 with three home runs so far this spring, while Paulsen sports a .275 mark with no longballs. You'd think a team that's not expected to contend like the Rockies might like to see what they have in Paulsen rather than a retread like Reynolds, but apparently that might not be the case. Ultimately the two players will likely end up splitting the playing time fairly evenly.
Mar 31 - 4:20 PM

Mark Reynolds clubbed a three-run homer in the Rockies' 6-2 defeat of the A's on Tuesday.

Reynolds also drew a walk, finishing 1-for-2 with two runs scored. The veteran slugger is off to a nice start this spring and will be trying to steal playing time away from Ben Paulsen this summer in Colorado. Reynolds should carry some intrigue in deeper fantasy leagues that allow for daily lineup changes. He'll regularly be an attractive bargain option in DFS games.
Mar 15 - 8:17 PM

Mark Reynolds finished 2-for-3 with a home run Sunday in the Rockies' 9-3 win over the Reds.

Reynolds hit an RBI single off Jon Moscot in the top of the first inning and a solo shot off Pedro Villarreal in the top of the sixth. The veteran slugger signed a one-year, $2.6 million free agent contract with the Rockies over the offseason and could carry value in deep mixed fantasy leagues if he's able to wrestle away some starts at first base from Ben Paulsen. Reynolds has a very attractive skill set for Coors Field.
Mar 6 - 6:14 PM

Rockies signed 1B Mark Reynolds to a one-year, $2.6 million contract.

The deal also includes performance-based incentives. Reynolds was a disappointment with the Cardinals in 2015, batting just .230/.315/.398 in 432 plate appearances, but he still swings a big power bat and that should play well at Coors Field. The 32-year-old first baseman will carry some fantasy value in deeper leagues that allow for daily lineup changes.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 01:06:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Rockies and free agent infielder Mark Reynolds will "likely" have a contract agreement by the end of the Winter Meetings.

On Tuesday, Heyman indicated that the Rockies, Cardinals, Giants, and Padres were all in the hunt for Reynolds. He's now reporting that the Rockies are on track to wind up with the 32-year-old. In 432 plate appearances with St. Louis in 2015, Reynolds slashed .230/.315/.398 with 13 homers and 48 RBI. He'll get a power boost playing half his games at Coors Field.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 11:36:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Rockies, Cardinals, Giants, and Pirates are among the teams interested in free agent Mark Reynolds.

As things stand right now, the Rockies and Pirates offer the best opportunity at making an impact. Reynolds batted .230/.315/.398 with 13 home runs over 432 plate appearances with the Cardinals in 2015 while mostly playing first base and third.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 10:16:00 AM

Mark Reynolds hit a two-run home run in his only at-bat as the Cardinals beat the Pirates 3-0 on Monday.

Reynolds entered the game as part of a defensive shakeup in the eighth inning, with Stephen Piscotty having left in the seventh due to a serious collision with Peter Bourjos in the outfield. The score was 0-0 entering the ninth, but the Cardinals had taken a 1-0 lead and Reynolds added on with a two-run blast off of Mark Melancon. The slugger's numbers are pedestrian, as he's hitting .236/.323/.410 with 13 home runs and 48 RBI on the year.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 10:54:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Nick Hundley
2Tony Wolters
1B1Mark Reynolds
2B1DJ LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Trevor Story
2Jose Reyes
3Cristhian Adames
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Gerardo Parra
2Ryan Raburn
CF1Charlie Blackmon
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Chad Bettis
3Tyler Chatwood
4Jon Gray
5Eddie Butler
6Chris Rusin
7Tyler Anderson
Relief Pitcher
R1Jake McGee
2Adam Ottavino
3Jason Motte
4Chad Qualls
5Boone Logan
6Justin Miller
7Carlos Estevez
8Jairo Diaz
9Gonzalez Germen
10Christian Bergman
11Miguel Castro
12Jordan Lyles