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Mark Reynolds | First Baseman | #14

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (34) / 8/3/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 231
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Virginia
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 16 (0) / ARZ
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Mark Reynolds singled and popped a solo home run Tuesday versus the Orioles.
Reynolds' blast off of Dylan Bundy in the fourth inning proved to be the difference in the game. It was already his sixth longball in just 12 games with the Nationals. It's going to be interesting to see what the club does when Ryan Zimmerman (oblique) returns, as Reynolds and Matt Adams have both proved worthy of playing time. May 29 - 11:02 PM

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Mark Reynolds went 1-for-4 with a go-ahead solo home run in the ninth inning of Saturday's win over the Marlins.

One frame after the Nationals got a game-tying solo home run off the bat of Wilmer Difo, Reynolds stepped up clutch, smacking a solo home run off Brad Ziegler to lead off the ninth. That snapped a 1-1 tie and the Nationals would proceed to plate two more runs in the frame before handing the ball over to Sean Doolittle to lock down the save. Which he did. For his part, Reynolds has come out like a house on fire since having his contract purchased from Triple-A Syracuse earlier this month. In nine games helping to fill in for the injured Ryan Zimmerman, the veteran first baseman has homered five times and driven in seven runs while working to a gaudy .444 batting average. He figures to slow as the sample size widens -- and there aren't consistent at-bats, here -- but fantasy parties in want of a little additional bench punch could do worse in the short term. This particularly applies in NL-only formats.
May 26 - 8:23 PM

Mark Reynolds went 3-for-5 with two homers Monday as the Nationals crushed the Padres 10-2.

With half of the lineup on the DL, the Nationals' replacements sure are stepping up nicely. Reynolds has four homers in 18 at-bats since his callup. It doesn't figure to last, but he'll steal away Matt Adams' at-bats until he cools off.
May 21 - 10:28 PM

Mark Reynolds went 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs and three RBI on Sunday, powering the Nationals to a 6-4 victory over the Diamondbacks.

Making his Nationals' debut, the 34-year-old slugger launched a solo homer off of Zack Godley in the sixth inning to increase the Nationals' lead to 4-1. He then provided the biggest hit of the night, clobbering a go-ahead two-run homer off of Archie Bradley in the eighth inning to break a 4-4 tie. He should have an opportunity to get regular at-bats at first base while Ryan Zimmerman is sidelined and is worthy of a flier in mixed leagues if looking to make up ground in power.
May 13 - 11:38 PM

Nationals purchased the contract of 1B Mark Reynolds from Triple-A Syracuse.

Reynolds is active and in uniform on Saturday, though he isn't in the Nationals' starting lineup. The 34-year-old slugger slashed .267/.352/.487 with 30 homers and 97 RBI for the Rockies in 2017. He'll provide depth at first base while Ryan Zimmerman is on the mend.
May 12 - 1:42 PM

Nationals signed 1B Mark Reynolds to a minor league contract.

Reynolds slugged 30 homers for the Rockies last year but his stats were obviously inflated by the hitter-friendly conditions at Coors Field. The 34-year-old's power is undeniable, but he's struck out in over 35 percent of his career at-bats and has always been a defensive liability. He'll likely begin his Nats tenure with Triple-A Syracuse.
Apr 12 - 8:10 PM

According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Rockies "remain in contact" with free agent Mark Reynolds.

Of course they do. Despite Ryan McMahon having a strong spring and the pedigree of being a top prospect, the team just can't seem to quit the replacement-level Reynolds. He did hit 30 homers with 97 RBI for the Rox in 2017, and any Rockies player is worth considering for fantasy purposes given their home park, but it would be nice to see the team give McMahon a chance to hold it down at first base this year.
Mar 3 - 7:09 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick is hearing that Mark Reynolds "is still a potential fit" with the Rockies.

At the moment the Rockies have youngster Ryan McMahon penciled in at first base, but they could ultimately decide to bring Reynolds back. The 34-year-old had to settle for a minor league contract last winter but is holding out for a guaranteed deal this time around after he slugged 30 homers in 2017. It's an understandable stance from Reynolds, but with plenty of other first base options on the market he might not get what he wants.
Feb 9 - 12:24 PM

Mark Reynolds told Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post that he is open to returning to the Rockies, but only on a guaranteed major league deal.

Reynolds signed a non-guaranteed minor league contract with the Rockies last winter and went on to tally 30 home runs and 97 RBI in 148 games. "I think I proved last year that I can produce and help a team," Reynolds said Tuesday. "I am looking to sign a major-league deal. … Things are different this year." The veteran free agent would be a nice complement to young Rockies first base prospect Ryan McMahon in 2018, but Colorado's front office might continue to slow-play this one. Reynolds' poor offensive splits away from Coors Field greatly limit his appeal to other teams with less-hitter-friendly home environments.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 16 - 8:01 PM

Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports the Royals have expressed interest in free agent Mark Reynolds.

Cotillo says the Rockies remain a "strong contender" to re-sign Reynolds, but Kansas City is viewing him as a good fallback plan if Eric Hosmer walks. There are also some other teams involved beyond the Rockies and Royals. Reynolds tallied 30 home runs and 97 RBI in 148 games this past season with Colorado, though he had a .977 OPS at Coors Field and a .703 OPS everywhere else. The veteran first baseman turns 35 years old late next summer.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 08:52:00 AM

The Rockies remain interested in free agent first baseman Mark Reynolds, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

The Rockies are also interested in Carlos Santana, so they could be viewing Reynolds as a fallback. The 34-year-old Reynolds thrived with Colorado this past season, batting .267/.352/.487 with 30 homers and 97 RBI over 148 games. He had a .977 OPS at Coors Field compared to a .703 OPS on the road.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 09:36:00 AM

Mark Reynolds went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI as the Rockies topped the Padres on Sunday.

Reynolds plated the game's first run with an RBI single in the first inning, then capped off the scoring with an RBI double in the ninth. He's hitting .268/.351/.489 with 29 homers and 95 RBI in what has been a very impressive campaign.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 08:03:00 PM

Mark Reynolds went 2-for-3 as the Rockies were shut out by the Padres on Thursday night in San Diego.

As a team, the Rockies totaled just seven hits (all singles), with Reynolds and Nolan Arenado each accounting for two. The veteran first baseman has had a resurgent year for the Rockies, slashing .268/.352/.489 with 29 homers and 93 RBI.
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 12:59:00 AM

Mark Reynolds slugged a grand slam in the Rockies' defeat of the Dodgers on Sunday.

Reynolds did the deed against Dodgers pitching prospect Walker Buehler in the top of the eighth inning. It was the only hit of the afternoon for Reynolds, who's batting .270/.358/.500 with 29 home runs and 93 RBI in 133 games this season.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 07:41:00 PM

Mark Reynolds is not in the Rockies' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Tigers.

Ian Desmond will play first base and bat fifth against Detroit starter Justin Verlander. It's a normal day off for Reynolds, who boasts an .870 OPS with 28 home runs and 87 RBI in 125 games this year.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 12:56:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Pedro Severino
3Spencer Kieboom
4Jhonatan Solano
5Raudy Read
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Matt Adams
3Mark Reynolds
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Howie Kendrick
3Wilmer Difo
SS1Trea Turner
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Adam Eaton
2Juan Soto
CF1Michael Taylor
2Brian Goodwin
RF1Bryce Harper
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5Jeremy Hellickson
6Erick Fedde
7Joe Ross
8Jefry Rodriguez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Kelvin Herrera
3Ryan Madson
4Brandon Kintzler
5Justin Miller
6Shawn Kelley
7Matt Grace
8Sammy Solis
9Tim Collins
10Joaquin Benoit
11Koda Glover