44-Year-Old Second Baseman – Free Agent
2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Pokey Reese in 2017. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Pokey Reese Contract Information:
The Nationals signed Reese to a minor league contract in May of 2008 and assigned him to Triple-A.
The Nationals have signed Reese to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A.
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Pokey Reese: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Pokey Reese.
Reese made $1.2 million in 2005 without playing a game as he missed the year with a shoulder injury. The Mariners paid him a $300,000 buyout to go away, but Reese could now start for the Marlins largely based on his defense. His offense, though, makes it tough for him to keep an everyday job. Even if he does land a starting assignment, his bat will frustrate fantasy owners.
Reese filled in nicely for the ailing Nomar Garciaparra last season, showcasing his Gold Glove reputation, but the Red Sox were another organization that learned Reese can't hit to keep an every day job. Defense got him a contract with the Mariners, where he'll be the opening day shortstop, but his weak bat will frustrate fantasy owners.
A thumb injury curbed Reese last season, but the slick-fielding second baseman will have a shot to win the second base job with Boston. Though he won't hit for much power, he can swipe some bases. If he can nail down a starting job and keep his average respectable, he could end up being a decent AL-only bargain. But those are big ifs.
For all the grief he gets from statheads, Reese tied his career high in OBP last year (.330) and had his best walk rate for a full season. With his great glove, that makes him a contributor. He’s a terror on the bases; 12-for-13 last year, 85% success rate for his career. Talk him down, then grab him on the cheap.