Bryan Reynolds Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 205 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/27/1995 (28)
Bryan Reynolds Season Stats
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Bryan Reynolds News
The Pittsburgh Pirates are looking for a "Juan Soto trade" for outfielder Bryan Reynolds, who has asked out of Pittsburgh this offseason, according to an interested team executive. Reynolds has three years left in his current contract, but he makes much less than Soto and isn't in an elite tier of players like Soto. The Pirates offered Reynolds around $76 million, while the Washington Nationals offered Soto $440 million before they traded him to the Padres. The prediction is that Reynolds will remain in Pittsburgh for now due to the absurd asking price, but things could change at the trade deadline in August. The word is that the Bucs sought four top prospects from the New York Yankees, including multiple players from the top group that includes Oswald Peraza, Anthony Volpe and Jasson Dominguez.
According to a tweet from MLB Network's Jon Morosi on Wednesday morning, the Texas Rangers are reportedly "among the top remaining suitors for Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Bryan Reynolds. The Pirates want high-upside pitching prospects for Reynolds, and Texas has three pitchers among MLB's top 100. Reynolds is coming off a solid year at the plate, both for fantasy managers and the Pirates alike. He wasn't quite able to replicate the success he had in 2021, but he still turned in a quality season. The outfielder hit .262 with a .345 on-base percentage, 27 home runs and seven stolen bases in 614 plate appearances for the Pirates last season. The home run tally represented a career-high for the 27-year-old.
The New York Yankees are among teams consistently interested in Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Bryan Reynolds, who has requested to be traded this offseason. However, one interested team's executive summed up Pittsburgh's requests for Reynolds as "unrealistic asks." The Pirates aren't very interested in moving Reynolds after offering over $75 million for six years with no team options to the outfielder. They remain very interested in keeping him and would presumably like to resume contract talks. A trade for Reynolds may not happen anytime soon, but there could be some movement closer to spring training if Pittsburgh's asking price comes down. The Yankees are still in need of another outfielder, and a move to the Bronx for Reynolds would significantly increase his fantasy appeal.
One of the few bright spots for the Pittsburgh Pirates over the last several years has been Reynolds, who had another strong year in 2022 slashing .262/.345/.461 with 27 homers and seven steals. The weak lineup around him turned that into just 62 RBI and 74 runs scored, so it was short of a great fantasy season. He is now entering his age-28 season, and despite a request for a trade appears to be heading into it once again in a Pirates' uniform. The 8% barrel rate and 72% contact rate are middling numbers, which makes his success a little bit surprising, but he limits strikeouts (23%), hits the ball hard (43% hard-hit rate), and has a very appealing launch angle profile. We project much of the same for Reynolds in 2023 - a good batting average, above average power, but then just middling numbers in everything else. The upside is that the Pirates lineup improves and goes above 80 in runs and RBI, and there is still the chance of a trade to a better team - which would make him a pretty great pick at his current ADP (90). Either way, you likely won't be disappointed with Reynolds as one of your outfielders.