How did he do?
Not great. In 68 games Reynolds finished with a line of .230/.326/.301. It’s not a huge sample size but it’s still more games than I wanted to see Matt Reynolds in this year for the Mets. It must be a confusing situation for the Amazins’ because if we look at some of his Triple-A numbers, they’re deceivingly good. In Las Vegas last season, Reynolds had a slash line of .320/.396/.484. And when you’re a team that keeps losing guys to injury, a line like that from Triple-A can look very enticing.
Fielding wise, the Mets often had Reynolds at third. If you wanted to pull something positive from his 2017 season, this is it. In 23 games Reynolds had a 1.000 fielding percentage. So at least maybe in some aspect of having him on the field was worth it.