Yes, that's true. Reynolds has that weird combination of being very selective but also about a 30 hit tool. What a strange collection of abilities. 30 hit, 70 power, 60 selectivity, 40 speed, 25 fielding. I think Earl would have figured out a way to get him 400 great plate appearances a year, leveraging the stuff he does well and minimizing the rest. He would have been a bizarro Gary Roenicke.
Or... some position player version of Don Stanhouse.
Arguably, yes. But it comes down to our definitions. Do you get credit for a tool if you can't use that tool for good? Lots of players like Pie, Billy Rowell, Billy Beane, they had lots of tools, but were missing the baseball smarts tool so in the end none of the physical stuff really mattered.
Strikeout rate is the combination of selectivity and ability to put the bat on the ball. Maybe a little counter-intuitively being very selective usually makes your strikeout rate go up, so the K rate vs selectivity curve (often?) has a minimum in the middle. Willie Keeler struck out as few as 2-3 times in a full season, but his walk numbers would slide perfectly into Adam Jones' career. Because if you're taking borderline pitches you're striking out a lot more than that.