Franmil Reyes

Franmil Reyes

27-Year-Old DHDH
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2023 Fantasy Outlook
It was ultimately a disappointing 2022 campaign for Reyes, though he did show some flashes of potential. In 70 games with Cleveland, he registered a .603 OPS with a 37 percent strikeout rate. The Guardians decided they had seen enough, so they designated Reyes for assignment in August. The slugger latched on with the Cubs and got off to a hot start with his new team, posting a 1.007 OPS across his first 10 games. However, by the end of the season, his OPS dipped to .689 over 48 games in Chicago. Overall, it was a significant departure from the .846 OPS he recorded in 2021, and he also saw his home run total fall from 30 to 14. After the regular season, Reyes became a minor-league free agent, so his 2023 fantasy outlook is a bit murky. He'll have no value while he's in the minors, but if he gets another shot at the MLB level, the veteran has proven capable of producing decent power numbers in the past. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a one-year, $4.55 million contract with the Guardians in March of 2022. Waived by the Guardians in August of 2022. Claimed off waivers by the Cubs in August of 2022.
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DHFree Agent  
November 11, 2022
Reyes became a minor-league free agent Friday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Reyes split time between the Guardians and Cubs in 2022, recording a .638 OPS over 473 plate appearances -- a significant drop from his .846 OPS mark in 2021. Though the rapid decline is alarming, if Reyes can return to form in the minors, it's possible he'll be able to contribute to another major-league club at some point next season.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
8
25
28
21
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
15
7
5
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+1%
OPS vs LHP
2022
Even Split
2021
 
 
+5%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+23%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .755 306 33 12 32 3 .244 .327 .428
Since 2020vs Right .746 870 93 40 130 3 .245 .301 .445
2022vs Left .638 107 9 3 9 1 .214 .271 .367
2022vs Right .638 366 34 11 38 1 .224 .273 .365
2021vs Left .876 146 21 9 22 2 .260 .356 .520
2021vs Right .832 320 36 21 63 2 .251 .309 .522
2020vs Left .663 53 3 0 1 0 .261 .358 .304
2020vs Right .818 184 23 8 29 0 .278 .342 .475
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+1%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+13%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+11%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+66%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .758 526 51 21 68 3 .259 .323 .435
Since 2020Away .747 630 75 31 93 3 .232 .295 .452
2022Home .683 199 19 4 18 1 .262 .312 .372
2022Away .605 274 24 10 29 1 .192 .245 .361
2021Home .891 235 26 16 43 2 .268 .340 .550
2021Away .800 231 31 14 42 2 .239 .307 .493
2020Home .585 92 6 1 7 0 .232 .304 .280
2020Away .971 125 20 7 22 0 .312 .384 .587
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Stat Review
How does Franmil Reyes compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.19
 
BB Rate
6.3%
 
K Rate
33.2%
 
BABIP
.307
 
ISO
.144
 
AVG
.221
 
OBP
.273
 
SLG
.365
 
OPS
.638
 
wOBA
.282
 
Exit Velocity
92.0 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
37.0%
 
Barrels/PA
6.8%
 
Expected BA
.203
 
Expected SLG
.358
 
Sprint Speed
23.4 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
47.5%
 
Line Drive %
18.0%
 
Fly Ball %
34.5%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Reyes has proven to be a reliable power producer, posting two 30-homer seasons by the close of his age-25 season. He's backed that with a 94th percentile mark in barrel rate in two separate campaigns, suggesting he could become one of the more prolific and consistent power hitters in the game for seasons to come. However, to take an additional step forward, he'll have to overcome two particular shortcomings in his profile. First, he has consistently shown a relatively heavy groundball lean, as his 36 percent flyball rate in 2021 represents a career high. In addition, Reyes' strikeout rate ballooned to a 32 percent clip -- the worst mark of his career -- which is enough to call his ability to maintain a solid batting average into question. Overall, Reyes is a valuable fantasy contributor because he has a stable power skillet, just don't expect a huge leap forward until he finds a way to lift the ball more.
Expectations for Reyes' power production were sky high in 2020 as he was coming off a season in which he smashed 37 home runs. He still showcased power regularly in 59 games, connecting for 66 batted balls with a 95-mph exit velocity or better -- good for 39th out of 257 qualified batters -- and a maximum exit velocity of 114.7 mph that placed him among the likes of Bryce Harper and Ronald Acuna. However, several aspects of his profile prevented a bigger jump forward. Common to many sluggers, Reyes struggled to make consistent contact by racking up a 16.6% swinging-strike rate and a 28.6 K%. More confounding was Reyes' groundball rate, which reached 50.3% in 2020. That will be something that needs to change for Reyes to reach his 45-plus home run upside. Reyes is now UTIL-only in most formats entering his age-26 season.
Reyes slugged 37 homers in just 548 plate appearances, but also fanned 28.5% of the time. A 99th percentile average exit velocity helped generate an average flyball distance of 349.4 feet, the sixth longest among hitters with at least 450 plate appearances. While Reyes may be able to hit the ball out of any yard, his best position is designated hitter. This isn't a problem after the Indians acquired Reyes from the Padres last summer. So long as Reyes continues to hit right-handers with authority (30 of his homers came in this scenario), he'll be in the lineup nearly every day, save for road interleague contests. Those with Reyes on their dynasty or keeper league roster, enjoy the current outfield eligibility; it may not be this way next season. If you can buffer a low batting average, Reyes is a great source of surprisingly cheap power as the market hasn't yet caught on to his potential.
A big, powerful corner outfielder, Reyes successfully kicked the door down by mid-May, having hit 14 homers in his first 35 games with Triple-A El Paso. He got off to a bit of a rocky start in the majors, but once Reyes settled in, he was excellent. Over the final two months of the season, he hit .318/.385/.548 with six doubles and 10 homers in 49 games (157 at-bats). His 28.1% strikeout rate for the season is a bit of an eyesore, but his K-rate during that stretch run was just 21.8%. While regression to his 29.6% HR/FB should be expected, Reyes has borderline elite raw power, so it wouldn't be surprising if his mark were still over 20% in 2019. The only real question about Reyes in 2019 is playing time. He graded out as a poor defender in the corner and he's coming off a torn meniscus in late November. We'll bet that Reyes is a regular to start, but if he doesn't improve against righties (.247/.298/.449), he could be relegated to a short-side platoon role.
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Sent to Triple-A
DHChicago Cubs  
November 10, 2022
Reyes cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Iowa on Thursday, Andy Martinez of Marquee Sports Network reports.
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Finishes with a bang
DHChicago Cubs  
October 5, 2022
Reyes went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run, two runs scored and three total RBI in Wednesday's 15-2 win over the Reds.
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Big day at plate
DHChicago Cubs  
October 2, 2022
Reyes went 2-for-5 with a double, one RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Reds.
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On bench Wednesday
DHChicago Cubs  
September 28, 2022
Reyes isn't starting Wednesday against the Phillies.
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Breather Friday
DHChicago Cubs  
September 23, 2022
Reyes is not in the starting lineup Friday against the Pirates.
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