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Mound Visit: How Reynolds lives on the edge ☕


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Bryan Reynolds. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Bryan Reynolds, a rookie, stands as having the sixth-best on-base percentage mark (.403 as of this writing) of any MLB hitter with at least 250 plate appearances. Should that figure remain at .400 or greater, he will be the first Pirates regular since Andrew McCutchen in 2015 to finish with an on base percentage of at least .400. Just in case you need a reminder of how good the 2013 National League MVP was at his peak, that 2015 mark was McCutchen's fifth-consecutive season in which he reached that plateau.

Though he carries a modest 38 walks -- good for a 9.7 percent rate when factored against the entirety of his 2019 PAs -- on the season, there are several factors at play in his plate discipline that can tell us more about Reynolds' ability to get on base.

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