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Jose Reyes

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Jose Reyes
Major League Baseball

Vital Statistics:

Born: June 11, 1983

Hometown: Villa Gonzalez, Dominican Republic

Height: 6-1

Weight: 200

Bats: Switch

Throws: Right

Marital status: Single

Primary position: Shortstop

Before The Bigs:

  • Signed as an undrafted free agent at age 16 by the New York Mets in 1999.
  • Had 15 triples and 30 stolen bases and batted .307 in 108 games at Single-A Capital City in 2001.
  • He ascended one level in the minors each year, and spent 46 games at Triple-A Norfolk before making his major league debut on June 10, 2003.

Career Highlights:

  • Finished eighth in National League Rookie of the Year voting in 2003, hitting .307 with 13 stolen bases in 69 games before tearing a ligament in his ankle, ending his season a month early.
  • After an injury-plagued 2004 season, he broke through in 2005, hitting .273 and leading the National League with 17 triples and 60 stolen bases.
  • Batted .300 with his best power season in 2006, with 19 home runs, an NL-best 17 triples and a career-best 64 stolen bases, which also led the league.
  • Started in his first All-Star Game in 2006.
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