1 player the St. Louis Cardinals should steal from each division rival

Miranda Remaklus
ST LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 28: Members of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after beating the Milwaukee Brewers to clinch a wild-card playoff birth at Busch Stadium on September 28, 2021 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
ST LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 28: Members of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after beating the Milwaukee Brewers to clinch a wild-card playoff birth at Busch Stadium on September 28, 2021 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) /
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PITTSBURGH, PA – OCTOBER 02: Bryan Reynolds #10 of the Pittsburgh Pirates advances on a two-run RBI double by Michael Chavis #31 in the fifth inning during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park on October 2, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – OCTOBER 02: Bryan Reynolds #10 of the Pittsburgh Pirates advances on a two-run RBI double by Michael Chavis #31 in the fifth inning during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park on October 2, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) /

Pittsburgh Pirates: Bryan Reynolds

It’s pretty amazing that the Pittsburgh Pirates have held on to outfielder Bryan Reynolds, 27, for so long. Are they trying to build something around him? Maybe so.

In 159 games in 2021, Reynolds, a switch hitter,  hit .302/.390/.522 with a +142 wRC, 24 home runs, and an impressive K-rate of 18.4%. He is definitely a hitter you’d like to see in your line up and not one you want to see from the opponent standpoint. He’d be an impressive option at designated hitter, too.

Defensively, Reynolds can play any outfield position with a fielding position of .994.

Reynolds is a part of a young core the Pirates have along with third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes. It will be curious to see how long the Pirates keep Reynolds and what their plans for him will be as the season moves along.

The Pirates could build around Reynolds. Do they believe they could do this or be better served flipping him for pitching? It will be curious to see if they move him prior to the start of spring camp or at the trade deadline.

The Cardinals have a young, loaded outfield but Reynolds has an impressive bat you’d love to see.

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