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.