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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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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. Dec 11 - 9:24 PM

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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.
Dec 11 - 12:44 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.
Dec 9 - 6:08 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.
Aug 3 - 6:34 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.
Jul 23 - 5:02 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.
Jun 2 - 10:59 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.
May 28 - 12:55 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.
May 23 - 10:45 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.
May 21 - 9:38 PM

Mark Reynolds had a rough afternoon at the plate in Saturday's loss to the Cubs, going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.

The rough afternoon now puts Reynolds at .210/.284/.437 for the season with eight homers, 15 RBI and 48 strikeouts in 119 at-bats.
May 17 - 5:22 PM

Mark Reynolds went 2-for-5 with a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Brewers a 6-5 win over the Yankees on Sunday.

Reynolds keeps finding ways to produce for the surprising Brewers. On Sunday, he singled past a drawn-in infield to bring home Rickie Weeks and give the Brewers the victory. He has hits in 10 of his last 11 games with three home runs and six RBI in that span.
May 11 - 7:38 PM

Mark Reynolds popped his eighth homer in a losing cause Friday against the Yankees.

The Yankees had interest in bringing back Reynolds over the winter, but it seems like things have worked out best for both parties, with the Bombers getting good results from their third basemen and Reynolds succeeding as a first baseman in Milwaukee. He shouldn't be losing as many starts to Lyle Overbay as he has of late, though.
May 10 - 12:30 AM

Mark Reynolds drew two walks and launched a two-run homer in Wednesday's loss to the Cardinals.

Reynolds' blast in the second inning gave the Brewers what turned out to be a short-lived lead. The veteran infielder gave the Brew Crew pretty much exactly what they should have been hoping for in the first month, batting .224/.302/.500 but with six homers and 11 RBI. He played third base the last couple days with Aramis Ramirez (elbow), but with Ramirez slated to play Thursday will return to primarily being the first baseman against lefties.
Apr 30 - 5:16 PM

Mark Reynolds went 2-for-4 with a home run in Sunday's game against the Pirates.

Reynolds went yard against Pirates starter Gerrit Cole to break up Cole's shutout in the eighth inning. He also doubled off Cole earlier in the game. After spending the last year as a part-time player, Reynolds has found a home at first base with the Brewers this year.
Apr 20 - 6:24 PM

Mark Reynolds smacked a solo homer Friday against the Pirates.

Reynolds is off to a pretty good start with the Brewers, hitting .259 (7-for-27) with three home runs, six RBI, and two stolen bases through seven games. He also has a .355 on-base percentage. The high (for him) batting average won't last of course, but he has enough power to help in deeper mixed leagues. Fantasy owners will have to watch Ron Roenicke's lineup on a daily basis though, as Lyle Overbay is also getting playing time at first base.
Apr 11 - 11:28 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
3Ed Easley
4Cody Stanley
1B1Matt Adams
2Mark Reynolds
3Xavier Scruggs
4Scott Moore
2B1Kolten Wong
2Dean Anna
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3Greg Garcia
3B1Matt Carpenter
2Ty Kelly
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
3Thomas Pham
RF1Jason Heyward
2Randal Grichuk
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Lance Lynn
4John Lackey
5Carlos Martinez
6Jaime Garcia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Seth Maness
4Matt Belisle
5Randy Choate
6Sam Freeman
7Kevin Siegrist
8Marco Gonzales
9Tyler Lyons
10Nick Greenwood
11Samuel Tuivailala
12Miguel Socolovich
13Marcus Hatley