BP Daily: The future of Mark Reynolds
The Diamondbacks slugger is poised to continue developing as a top power hitter
Though the Arizona Diamondbacks' year is a lost cause, third baseman Mark Reynolds is having a season for the ages; his numbers are a statistical freak show unto themselves. Pay a quarter and gawk, because you won't see the likes of them anywhere else.
The first thing most fans know about Reynolds is that last year he became the first batter in baseball history to strike out over 200 times in a single season, finishing with 204 and becoming the third player in five seasons to rewrite the record books. He's on pace to obliterate that mark this year, having struck out 168 times through the Diamondbacks' first 122 games: a 223-strikeout pace.
Reynolds isn't a totally undisciplined hacker, however.To read more of Baseball Prospectus' analysis on Mark Reynolds -- in the process learning the incredibly elite company he's currently keeping as a power hitter via some metrics -- you must be an ESPN Insider.
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