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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
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Mark Reynolds blasted a walk-off two-run homer on Sunday, powering the Rockies to a 9-7 victory over the Diamondbacks.
The Rockies clubbed four home runs in total on the afternoon, with Trevor Story's game-tying blast in the seventh and Reynolds' game winner proving to be the difference. He finished the afternoon 1-for-4 and also delivered a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning. He has been a very valuable addition to the Rockies lineup this season, slashing a healthy .291/.356/.462 with eight long balls and 31 RBI. Jun 26 - 7:59 PM

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Mark Reynolds went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Thursday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

Reynolds connected for a solo homer off Zack Greinke in the second inning. It was his seventh homer of the year and pushed his RBI total to 28. The veteran first baseman is slashing .291/.359/.457 across 224 at-bats. The average is particularly impressive -- and out of character -- given that Reynolds is a career .232 hitter.
Jun 24 - 12:37 AM

Mark Reynolds went 2-for-3 with two home runs as the Rockies outslugged the Marlins 7-4 on Monday.

Reynolds' two dingers, both solo jobs, were just a few of the eight home runs the Marlins and Rockies combined for on the evening. The homers were numbers five and six on the year for the 32-year-old, who now has 25 RBI and 32 runs scored as the Rockies' primary first baseman. Somewhat unbelievably, the career .232 hitter has also maintained a respectable .290/.362/.448 line through 63 games.
Jun 20 - 11:13 PM

Mark Reynolds smacked his third home run of the year and added a double, two RBI and a run scored on Saturday.

Reynolds has always been a prodigious slugger and prolific whiffer. When a home run hitter like Reynolds becomes a Colorado Rockie we should expect the ball to fly out of Coors Field on a regular basis. Yet this was only Reynolds' third home run in 183 plate appearances. The career .232 hitter is now batting .296? Something is amiss. Fantasy owners should expect more power and a (much) lower batting average moving forward.
Jun 5 - 2:43 AM

Mark Reynolds went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts against the Padres on Friday.

His average fell below .300 for the first time since April 26. Then again, that was probably to be expected, given that Reynolds hasn't finished a season above .230 since 2009. The Rockies should be quick to bring back Ben Paulsen if he catches fire in Triple-A. Reynolds still has a fine OBP, but that doesn't seem likely to last, either.
Jun 4 - 1:13 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

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