2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Franmil Reyes
Greg Jewett takes a closer look at San Diego Padres outfielder Franmil Reyes and lets fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2019 MLB season.
No longer hidden in fantasy circles, Franmil Reyes finished last year on a high note. After his second promotion on August fourth, Reyes slashed a robust .318/.385/.548 with 22 runs, six doubles, 10 home runs and 24 RBI in 157 at-bats. He also hit safely in 20 of his last 25 games for the Padres. However, San Diego’s outfield enters 2019 crowded with Wil Myers moving back to the position along with Hunter Renfroe , Manuel Margot and Franchy Cordero . It’s a spoil of riches, however, it could make at-bats for Reyes tough to accrue without an injury or collapse by one his teammates.
On the season, Reyes did finish with a respectable .280/.340/.498 line which shrouds his tepid first 104 at-bats during which he only hit .221 with a .693 on-base plus slugging percentage. Within this time frame, Reyes recorded 42 strikeouts against only seven walks. After being sent back to Triple-A, Reyes rebooted his plate discipline walking 14.8 percent of the time at the level with a 23.6...