Mark Andrew Reynolds (born August 3, 1983, in Pikeville, Kentucky) is a third baseman in Major League Baseball who plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Reynolds attended First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and the University of Virginia, playing primarily at shortstop. Reynolds was drafted in the 16th round (476th overall) of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft.
Reynolds made his major league debut on May 16, 2007, against the Colorado Rockies. He had been called up from Double-A Mobile when Chad Tracy was placed on the disabled list. Reynolds made an instant impact with the Diamondbacks, driving in 14 runs in his first 15 MLB games.
Reynolds was the latest of a number of players from the Tidewater, Virginia region to make it to the major leagues in recent years, a list that includes David Wright, Ryan Zimmerman, B.J. Upton, Justin Upton, and Michael Cuddyer.
Reynolds ended the season 3rd among NL rookies in strikeouts (129), 4th in runs (62), tied for 4th in triples (4), and tied for 6th in home runs (17).
On October 3, 2007 Arizona faced the Chicago Cubs in the first game of the National League Division series. Reynolds' seventh inning home run off of Cubs...
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