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Reynolds‘ value often depends on who’s evaluating him. He hit .198 with 32 homers and 85 RBIs last season, coming off a year in which he set career highs with 44 home runs and 102 RBIs.

Reynolds has homered every 16.4 at-bats in the big leagues. Plus, his walk total has increased all four years he’s been in the majors.

But oh, those strikeouts.

Reynolds set the major league record when he fanned 204 times in 2008, then struck out 223 times the next year. He fanned 211 times last season.

“That’s the tradeoff sometimes,” MacPhail said.