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Victor Reyes 2020 Outlook

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OF for the Detroit Tigers.

https://www.pitcherlist.com/analyzing-detroit-tigers-hitters-for-2020/

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2019: 29 R, 3 HR, 25 RBI, 9 SB, .304/.336/.431

Victor Reyes was basically unused for the first half of the season, appearing in just nine games prior to the All-Star break. Because of injuries and underperformance by the roster (a common theme, as you’ve likely noticed), Reyes was given his chance in the second half, and the patience certainly paid off as he stole eight bases and hit .313 down the stretch. Another Rule 5 pick, Reyes has spent plenty of time on the Tigers roster, but this was his first real opportunity to play regularly. From July 30 (the day he started playing full time) to the end of the season, he had the 10th-best batting average in baseball and tied for the 14th-most stolen bases. While Goodrum is probably the safest bet to return the most fantasy value of any Tiger, there’s a non-zero chance that Reyes becomes the only breakout fantasy asset thanks to his wheels. In fact, per Statcast, Reyes is in the top 10% of the league in sprint speed. Additionally, while Reyes doesn’t hit the ball exceptionally hard (86.4 mph average exit velocity), he did have a solid .283 expected batting average, which at least indicates that his success wasn’t entirely fueled by BABIP luck. If you need speed and/or batting average, there’s some evidence to suggest that your last-round pick should be Reyes in a 15-team league. In 10- and 12-teamers, he’s watch-list worthy.

Strengths: AVG, SB

Weaknesses: HR, RBI

Best-Case Scenario

Reyes hits first or second for the Tigers all season and carries his second-half success into 2020, swiping 20 bags and hitting .290.

Worst-Case Scenario

Reyes can’t find his late-2019 magic and reverts to something closer to his career .268/.307/.400 line, which makes him either a part-time player or a No. 8 hitter—neither of which is all that useful to fantasy owners or the Tigers.

2020 Projection: 80 R, 9 HR, 50 RBI, 18 SB, .280/.320/410

 

depending on how often he plays and where he hits in the lineup, someone that could go 10+/20+ with a good AVG and R.

 

 

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He's basically Victor Robles lite.

Steamer Robles: 609 PA, .262/.326 - 17 - 71 - 71 - 27 (6.4% BB, 21% K)

Steamer Reyes: 522 PA, .273/.308 - 10 - 51 - 58 - 15 (4.5% BB, 19% K)

Good value late in the draft.

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