Mark Reynolds
1B/3B WSH
2 months ago

Reynolds came on as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning of Sunday's 15-0 rout over the Mets and stayed in the game at second base, going 1-for-1 with a grand slam and a second run scored.

EDGE Analysis

He was hit by a pitch in his other plate appearance. The blast was Reynolds' 11th homer of the year, but the bigger takeaway might be his sudden second-base eligibility in deep fantasy leagues that require only one game played at a position to qualify. The veteran slugger's playing time will still be limited behind Ryan Zimmerman, but if Zimmerman were to break down again, Reynolds could have significant value down the stretch.

Mark Reynolds
1B/3B WSH
3 months ago

Reynolds supplied a pinch-hit three-run home run Tuesday in the Nationals' 25-4 win over the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Reynolds made his fourth consecutive start at third base in the Nationals' previous game Sunday against Miami, but he was held out of the lineup Tuesday after Anthony Rendon (personal) was activated from the family medical leave list. The move to the bench didn't hinder Reynolds' productivity, as he took infielder-turned-pitcher Jose Reyes deep for his 11th home run of the season. With a .909 OPS, Reynolds has been exceptionally productive in a limited sample of plate appearances, but he won't have a clear path to consistent playing time while Rendon, Ryan Zimmerman and Matt Adams are all healthy.

Mark Reynolds
1B/3B WSH
3 months ago

Reynolds will start at third base and bat seventh Sunday against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

Anthony Rendon missed the previous three games while on the paternity list and will be sidelined again Sunday after being transferred to the family medical leave list, paving the way for Reynolds to draw his fourth straight start at the hot corner. It's uncertain when Rendon will be ready to rejoin the club, so Reynolds could make for a quality short-term roster option in NL-only and deeper mixed leagues while he's seeing regular at-bats. Reynolds has supplied an .887 OPS across 150 plate appearances on the season.

Mark Reynolds
1B/3B WSH
3 months ago

Reynolds is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Those hoping that Reynolds' huge 5-for-5, 10-RBI performance July 7 against the Marlins would translate to an uptick in playing time have been sorely disappointed, as he's started just two of the Nationals' last eight games. Matt Adams remains Washington's primary first baseman, though he'll cede starts at the position to Reynolds when lefties are on the hill for the opposition.

Mark Reynolds
1B/3B WSH
3 months ago

Reynolds went 5-for-5 with two home runs, a double, three runs scored and 10 RBI in Saturday's win over the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

This was after Reynolds hit a walkoff, pinch-hit homer Friday. He lifted his slash line from .257/.330/.505 to .292/.358/.594 with Saturday's performance. While that's a great line, Reynolds has been playing primarily on the short side of a platoon at first base and his at-bats in that role could take a hit after the break with Ryan Zimmerman (oblique) inching closer to a return.

Mark Reynolds
1B/3B WSH
3 months ago

Reynolds will start at first base and bat fifth Wednesday against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Due in part to Daniel Murphy getting increasingly comfortable with manning the keystone in addition to the Nationals facing left-handed starting pitchers in back-to-back days, Reynolds will be included in the lineup at first base for the fifth time in six games. Over the preceding four starts, Reynolds has rewarded the Nationals with six hits -- including a home run -- and four walks, but those solid showings aren't likely enough to lock into steady playing time. With Matt Adams (finger) returning from the disabled list Wednesday, Reynolds will likely settle into the short side of a platoon at first base for the time being. Playing time will be harder to come by for both players when Ryan Zimmerman (oblique) comes off the DL, perhaps at some point shortly before the All-Star break.

Mark Reynolds
1B/3B WSH
4 months ago

Reynolds went 1-for-4 with a walk, a home run and two RBI in Friday's rout of the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

The homer was his seventh of the year, but his first in June. With Daniel Murphy shifted over to first base until he's comfortable again defensively at the keystone, Reynolds has seen his playing time crater, and he's started only two of the past seven games. Ryan Zimmerman (oblique) and Matt Adams (finger) are also inching closer to returns from the disabled list, so Reynolds' window for fantasy value appears ready to draw to a close within the next couple of weeks -- and potentially his tenure with the Nats entirely.

Mark Reynolds
1B/3B WSH
5 months ago

Reynolds went 3-for-5 with two solo home runs and a third run scored in Monday's win over the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

It's his second two-homer performance in five games since being added to the Nats' roster to fill in for Ryan Zimmerman (back), giving Reynolds an absurd .444/.500/1.167 slash line through his first 20 at-bats this season. Zimmerman wasn't expected to miss too much action, but the club will probably give him all the recovery time he needs with Reynolds tearing the cover off the ball in his absence. How the playing time at first base shakes out when Zimmerman returns -- Matt Adams has cooled down but is also in the mix -- could be one of the first big tests of new manager Dave Martinez's tenure.

Mark Reynolds
1B/3B WSH
5 months ago

Reynolds went 3-for-4 with two home runs, two runs and three RBI in Sunday's 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

He was successful at the plate last year with the Rockies, hitting .267/.352/.487 with 30 home runs, and was promoted from Triple-A prior to this game. He could continue to see fairly steady playing time while Ryan Zimmerman (back) is on the disabled list, although he will occasionally make way for Matt Adams (who started in left field Sunday) at first base when the Nationals want to prioritize outfield defense.

Mark Reynolds
1B/3B WSH
5 months ago

Reynolds will start at first base and bat fifth Sunday against the Diamondbacks, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

After being added to the Nationals' active roster a day earlier, Reynolds didn't have to wait long for his first appearance, which will come at Chase Field, the place he called home from 2007 to 2009. Though the 34-year-old Reynolds is coming off a productive campaign with the Rockies in which he slashed .267/.352/.487 while swatting 30 home runs, it's uncertain if he'll be in store for much more than a part-time role with Washington. Matt Adams will pick up the start in left field Sunday, but he's likely to see most of his time at first base while Ryan Zimmerman (back) is on the disabled list, blocking Reynolds' path to consistent at-bats.