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Laurila: Q&A with Mark Reynolds, on strikeouts and bombs

From SABR member David Laurila at FanGraphs on May 28, 2013:

Mark Reynolds knows who he is. The Cleveland Indians corner infielder is a slugger in the three-true-outcomes mode. His walk rate is maybe a little short of a purist’s TTO, but the long balls and strikeouts are certainly there. Reynolds has left the yard 193 times in 3,140 at bats; in three seasons, he has gone down by way of the K over 200 times.

The 29-year-old former Oriole and Diamondback is working to lower his strikeout rate and improve his RBI numbers. He’s making strides in both areas, and is doing so without a loss of power. So far this season he has 12 home runs and a .515 SLG.

Reynolds talked about his evolution as a hitter — and what it feels like to hit a baseball more than 400 feet — when the Indians visited Fenway Park this past weekend.

Read the full article here: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/qa-mark-reynolds-strikeouts-and-bombs/

This page was last updated May 28, 2013 at 5:00 pm MST.

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