Matt P wrote:If you don't think he is "that good" defensively at 1B you are not watching the games. One shouldn't use sabermetrics as the only way to form an opinion on a player. The last time this forum did that everyone said Arrieta would turn it around and I was the only one arguing against it. Look how that one turned out.
I don't think Reynolds is bad at 1B, I do see all of those tough plays he makes and he does a great job with scoops on balls in the dirt. I do think he has poor range there though (which sounds like most first baseman really). Defensive sabermetrics are indeed imperfect and should be used to supplement
what your eyes tell you. My eyes tell me that Reynolds makes plenty of tough plays but has poor range which is exactly what a -7 PM and a +3 GFP would indicate. Overall you could definitely do worse at 1B than Reynolds and he is the best defensive 1B on the team right now.