Bryan Reynolds

Position: RF
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Altoona Curve
League: Eastern League
Born: 01/27/1995 (Age: 23)
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 205
B/T: Both / Right
Acquired: 2nd Rd., 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft (SFG)

Prospect Spotlight

Drafted in the second round in 2016 by the Giants, Reynolds was the main prospect returned to Pittsburgh in the deal that brought OF Andrew McCutchen to San Francisco last off-season. Reynolds injured his hamate in April, though he performed well with Double-A Altoona in 88 games (.302/.381/.438).

Built with a large, athletic frame, the switch-hitter has an advanced approach at the plate. He has above-average awareness of the zone, showing a plan at the plate and working deep into counts. A level swing and quiet weight transfer produce strong contact ability, leading to a future 50-grade hit tool. Reynolds hits for more average than power, something that could stand in the way of an everyday role if he moves down the defensive spectrum to a corner. His strength could allow for more homerun pop if Reynolds can make swing changes and focus more on lifting the ball.

Defensively, he lines up in CF now but is right on the fringes of being able to stick in the big leagues. Reynolds profiles as a strong corner outfielder if he moves from a center-diamond position. Though no one tool stands out, the best-case scenario for Reynolds is a well-rounded FV 50 regular. His defensive versatility and switch-hitting bat give the profile lots of flexibility, providing a high floor no worse than a FV 45 fourth outfielder type.