Franmil Reyes Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 265 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/7/1995 (27)
Franmil Reyes Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Franmil Reyes News
Chicago Cubs outfielder/designated hitter Franmil Reyes is serving as the designated hitter and batting fifth in his debut for the team on Tuesday against Washington Nationals right-hander Paolo Espino. Reyes was designated for assignment this week by the Cleveland Guardians after hitting just .213/.254/.350 with nine home runs, 28 RBI, 24 runs scored and two stolen bases in 263 at-bats in 2022. The rebuilding Cubs will take a flier on the 27-year-old Dominican slugger, who hit 30 home runs and drove in 85 in 115 games last season. Reyes will likely serve as the team's regular designated hitter the rest of the way, and a change of scenery to Wrigley Field could help him turn things around at the plate.
The Chicago Cubs acquired outfielder Franmil Reyes, who was designated for assignment by the Cleveland Guardians last week, from the Guardians on Monday, according to multiple sources. Reyes is owed around $1.5 million the rest of this season and is arbitration-eligible this winter. He's been described as a great clubhouse guy and prior to the 2022 season had put up big power numbers. However, the 27-year-old Dominican slugger has fallen off a cliff this year, hitting just .213/.254/.350 with nine home runs, 28 RBI, 24 runs scored, two stolen bases and 104 strikeouts in 280 plate appearances over 70 games. The rebuilding Cubs will take a flier on him and hope he can work out his issues at the plate.
Cleveland Guardians outfielder Franmil Reyes was designated for assignment on Saturday. He's struggled mightily this season, slashing .213/.254/.350 with nine home runs and 28 RBI across 280 plate appearances in 70 games. The Cleveland Guardians optioned the 27-year-old on Tuesday, and he will now be removed from the 40-man roster. Despite his struggles this season, Reyes smashed 30 homers and drove in 85 runs in 2021. An MLB team will likely take a chance and claim Reyes on waivers with his past success.
Cleveland Guardians designated hitter Franmil Reyes was solid in 115 games last year, bashing 30 HRs with 57 runs, 85 RBI, four stolen bases, and a .254 batting average. His knack of hitting for power comes with some strikeout issues, though, that continued in 2021 when he endured a career-high 32 K%. It made it hard for Reyes to hit for average, even with a .314 BABIP, especially considering his suboptimal 9.7 average launch angle. It's been this way for his entire career as his .280 and .275 batting averages in 2018 and 2020 were paired with a .248 and .240 xBA, respectively. The 26-year-old will never factor in stolen bases, and the bags he stole last season were the first of his career. However, the power Reyes showed this previous season is sustainable. He produced 94th percentile Barrel%, increased his pull rate by 4.8% to an above-average 37.5%, and he has now hit 92 HRs in 411 games. The Guardians lineup isn't a strength, and there is little firepower behind him, but if Reyes can hit close to 40 long balls, the RBI and run totals will naturally reach 80. His ability to contribute in three categories without completely killing the batting average is worth more than what his 127 ADP is saying.