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Jose Reyes
Birthdate: 6/11/1983 (33 y, 9 m, 16 d)     Bats/Throws: B/R     Height/Weight: 6-1/175     Position: SS
Contract: $106M / 6 Years (2012 - 2017) + 1 Option Years
RotoWire News: Reyes is expected to begin the season as the Mets' primary third baseman with David Wright (shoulder) not expected to return in time for Opening Day, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports. (2/28/2017)
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Profile: Reyes was suspended by Major League Baseball for violating the Domestic Abuse Policy and upon his return he was designated for assignment by the Rockies, and within hours Reyes signed a contract with the Mets. After a rough first few weeks where he appeared overmatched, Reyes returned to hitting for power and average on both sides of the plate. He racked up the highest slugging percentage he’s seen since his amazing 2011 campaign, and the highest isolated slugging of his career. He nearly matched his career high swinging-strike rate with 8.2%, which helped drive career worsts in both strikeout rate and batting average. The high slugging percentage, and his 9% home run-to-fly ball rate carried his overall performance to 9% above league average. Reyes is known for his speed, and while he has lost a step, his foot speed at the top of the lineup was a welcome addition for an otherwise sluggish Mets team. As a result, it is easy to envision the Mets finding ways to slot him in to the leadoff spot of the lineup as often as possible in 2017. His health and age are concerns, but his speed is still above average and he is easily capable of stealing 30 bases, even in a utility role, but he will likely pick his spots and err on the side of caution to avoid injury. (Andrew Perpetua)

The Quick Opinion: The Mets place a ton of value on both veteran players and foot speed, so Jose Reyes will be given every chance to succeed during the course of the 2017 season. He should rack up a good number of plate appearances as a lead-off hitter and may hit 10 HR and steal 20 bases along the way.

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