Nope, the D'Backs are going to give him a full season, without doubt. Last year, with the same squad plus Dunn complicating matters in the 2nd half, Reynolds still got 539 AB. Tracy only played 2 games at 3B. And to cement his fulltime position even further, they tried Reynolds out at 2B in practice late in the season to make absolutely sure he got AB if they wanted to start Dunn and Tracy.
It's not unreasonable that he'll reproduce last year's stats, which would make him around the 11th-14th ranked 3B in the game. Hell, if he hits .250/95/32/105/11 he'll be a top 7 3B, and those numbers are well within reach, considering Reynolds is 25 years old. However, there's a distinct chance he could bust and crash completely and struggle to reach the Mendoza line for most of the year, which is a risk you don't have with Dunn. That's why I wouldn't be comfortable with him as a starting 3B. I drafted him in the 16th round in the ECL as my CI, but I have Headley and Mora as contingency plans.
CHONE, Marcel, ZIPS, and Oliver are all predicting an AVG between .249 and .260, by the way. Also, it seems like Reynolds is one of those players that can sustain a high BABIP, having a .360 BABIP in about 1450 AB between MiLB and MLB since 2006.
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