Bryan Reynolds continues to not get the attention he deserves
Praise have been sung for Bryan Reynolds all season long. The rookie outfielder has taken the National League by storm this season and appears to be a budding superstar. This past weekend’s trip to Coors Field was yet another great series for Reynolds.
After collecting three more hits on Sunday, Reynolds is now slashing .335/.402/.531 with a 144 wRC+ this season. He also owns a healthy 12.2% extra base hit rate. There is nothing Reynolds has not done well this season.
In Denver this weekend Reynolds was 9-for-21 with four doubles. Reynolds has now collected 32 doubles this season, which is the second most on the team behind Josh Bell (37).
Much like the lead off hitters having a big weekend helped springboard the offense, Reynolds was a factor as well. Having his bat in the two hole has been a great table setting weapon for the Pirates this season. Furthermore, with Clint Hurdle deciding he likes Reynolds in the two hole he has unknowingly put the team’s best hitter in the two hole which is where a team’s best hitter should bat.
Reynolds is not going to win NL Rookie of the Year due to the season Pete Alonso is having, and that is a shame. Reynolds is putting together arguably the best rookie season in Pirate history, and one of the best in baseball in recent years. With the rookie season he is putting together Reynolds deserves much more national attention than he has gotten.