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Was looking through the MLB stats for fielding percentage and errors for every day third baseman in the american league and Reynolds has made 14 errors which is five more than any other third baseman. I know at the moment he is hitting well but when his hitting dries up is he still worth having in the lineup everyday. Josh Bell is hitting well at AAA and his defense is ok, when do we decide to bring him up?
I agree with ofahn. Bell's defense wasnt all that. Reynolds isnt near the top of the list of problems on this team in my opinion. He is exactly what I thought we were getting. And compared to what our other options seem to have been this offseason, I wanted him and still do
Mark Reynolds defense is not an albatross. He will make some fantastic grabs like the slide step and dive line drive over the weekend. He will pick it routinely. The one issue I have from him is the rush tendencies while trying to throw the ball. He takes some wasted steps when setting up to throw to first base. It seems to rush him through and the results are erratic throws.
His footwork while throwing needs to be cleaned up, but overall I see the seesaw up and down game defensively. He is not a poor defensive player, he simply needs to put more time in on the craft and work on extensively on his footwork.
That is in part because he shows a solid glove and decent range. Why people question his defense is the lack of footwork and throwing the ball. Overall, it makes him an average defender. I can live with it, if he can hit close to the numbers he has placed so far this season...