Colorado Rockies: 3 numbers that show the good, the bad, and the ugly

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 28: Tony Wolters #14 of the Colorado Rockies rounds third base en route to scoring in the third inning against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on April 28, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 28: Tony Wolters #14 of the Colorado Rockies rounds third base en route to scoring in the third inning against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on April 28, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, COLORADO – MAY 09: Mark Reynolds #12 of the Colorado Rockies circles the bases after hitting a solo home run in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field on May 09, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, COLORADO – MAY 09: Mark Reynolds #12 of the Colorado Rockies circles the bases after hitting a solo home run in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field on May 09, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /

The bad

Mark Reynolds is 1-for-18 in pinch hitting appearances.

With the call up of Brendan Rodgers as well as Ryan McMahon and Daniel Murphy playing very often, Mark Reynolds has, by and large, been relegated to pinch-hitting duties.

However, he has not done well in that area.

If you check out his game logs on Baseball Reference, you can see that the first (and only) time he was successful at pinch hitting was all the way back on April 8th at Coors Field against the Braves, when he hit a 2-run home run. That was during the Rockies first homestand.

Since then, he is 0-for-16 with 3 walks, including Sunday’s pinch-hit walk that he had in the 9th inning, when the Rockies had the bases loaded via 3 walks, which was followed by a Tony Wolters sac fly that sent Rockies fans home happy.

Considering that his main job is pinch hitting, you need to see a bit more success with it than Reynolds has had. I’d expect it to be lower than most averages since you’re coming of the bench after not swinging a bat for 2 or 2.5 hours but an .055 batting average is way worse than you should expect.

However, that is not as ugly as the next number we have for you.

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