Victor Jose Reyes
- Bats Both, Throws Right
- Height 6' 5", Weight 215 lb.
- Born October 5, 1994 in Barcelona, Anzoátegui Venezuela
OF Victor Reyes was originally signed by the Atlanta Braves before the 2012 season. He played in their system until 2014, with an excellent in 2013 when he hit a sparkling .342/.387/.409 between two Rookie-level teams, the GCL Braves and Danville Braves. On April 6, 2015, he was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for a competitive balance round pick in the 2015 amateur draft, as part of the deal that brought veteran pitcher Trevor Cahill to Atlanta.
In the D-Backs system, Reyes continued to hit well, albeit with limited power (he finally hit his first professional homer in 2015). He hit .311 for the Kane County Cougars in 2015 and .303 for the Visalia Rawhide in 2016. In 2017, he moved up to the AA Southern League with the Jackson (TN) Generals, where he hit .292 with 4 homers and 51 RBIs in 126 games. After hitting .316 in the Arizona Fall League, he became the first overall pick of the 2017 Rule V Draft on December 14th, by the Detroit Tigers.
Reyes made his major league debut for the Tigers in the second game of a doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 1, 2018. He started in left field, batting ninth, and in his first career at-bat he lined out against Chad Kuhl in the bottom of the 2nd. However, when his turn to bat came again in the 5th, he was replaced by pinh-hitter Mikie Mahtook as he had to leave the game because of a right forearm laceration.
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