Mark Reynolds

Hitter Breakdown – Mark Reynolds

Published On August 13, 2013 | By Daily Fantasy Source | Baseball, Fantasy Baseball Strategy

Mark Reynolds, 1B/3B/DH, Cleveland Indians

Height:  6’2” Weight:  220 lbs.

Bats:  Right

29 Years Old

MLB Debut:  May 16, 2007



Mark Reynolds is a first and third baseman for the Cleveland Indians that also plays DH.  The Arizona Diamondbacks selected him in the 16th round of the 2004 MLB amateur draft.  He played for Arizona, was dealt to Baltimore, and signed with the Indians in December of 2012.

In 7 MLB seasons, Reynolds is batting .234, with 196 home runs and 548 RBIs.  He has a .219 average this season, with 15 home runs and 47 RBIs.

He is annually a leader in strikeouts.  He has 108 already this season.

His OBP is .330 despite all the strikeouts.

He had 44 home runs and 102 RBIs with the Diamondbacks in 2009, including 24 stolen bases.

His career OPS is 74 points higher vs. lefties.


Reynolds is similar to Adam Dunn, but less consistent.  Own him and you know what to expect; some games with the golden sombrero, others with huge home runs.  He is a good match for your team if you are in need of power and not average.

Reynolds has no clear situation he thrives in, but has hit for more power off of lefties.  If you are gambling for a home run, that’s your best shot.

Favorable Matchups:

He is hitting .298 vs. Kevin Correia, with 3 home runs and 5 RBIs.

He is 8-20 against Barry Zito, with 3 home runs and 8 RBIs.

Unfavorable Matchups:

He is 3-20 vs. Jake Peavy with 11 strikeouts.

He is 1-14 lifetime against Max Scherzer with 7 strikeouts.

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