Reyes in 2018
|Detroit Tigers – No. 22|
|Born: October 5, 1994|
|April 1, 2018, for the Detroit Tigers|
|MLB statistics |
(through July 14, 2019)
|Runs batted in||16|
The Atlanta Braves signed Reyes as an international free agent in July 2011. He made his professional debut in 2012 with the DSL Braves where he batted .296 with 33 RBIs and 12 stolen bases in 52 games. He spent 2013 with both the GCL Braves and Danville Braves, slashing .342/.387/.409 with 25 RBIs in 49 games, and 2014 with the Rome Braves where he compiled a .259 batting average with 34 RBIs in 89 games. In April 2015, the Braves traded him to the Arizona Diamondbacks for the 75th pick in the 2015 MLB draft.
Arizona assigned him to the Kane County Cougars and he spent the whole season there, slashing .311/.343/.389 with two home runs and 59 RBIs in 121 games. In 2016, he played for the Visalia Rawhide where he batted .303 with six home runs and 54 RBIs in 124 games, and in 2017, he played with the Jackson Generals where he hit .292 with four home runs, 51 RBIs, 29 doubles, 59 runs scored, and 18 stolen bases. After the 2017 season, he played for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, where he hit .316 and scored eight runs and was selected to the Arizona Fall League's Rising Stars Team.
On December 14, 2017, the Detroit Tigers selected him from the Arizona Diamondbacks organization with the first selection of the 2017 Rule 5 draft. Reyes made the Tigers' 2018 Opening Day 25-man roster. Reyes made his major league debut with the Tigers on April 1, but left the game early after a spike cut his arm. Through the first half of the season, Reyes played sparingly, primarily serving as a pinch runner for Víctor Martínez or as a late-inning defensive replacement. Through the 2018 All-Star break, Reyes was hitting .221 in only 96 plate appearances. On September 2, Reyes hit his first career major league home run, a solo shot off Sonny Gray of the New York Yankees. Reyes also went 4-for-5 in the contest for his first career four-hit game. He would finish the 2018 season hitting .222 with 1 home run in 212 at-bats. He also stole 9 bases in 10 attempts.
On March 14, 2019 the Tigers sent him to the Toledo Mud Hens to begin the 2019 season.
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