Tuesday, October 18, 2011
2002 UD Piece of History Phenom #126 Rene Reyes
Rene Reyes was signed as a free agent by the Rockies in 1996. He was viewed as a top hitting prospect with above average speed. However, he played two seasons with the Rockies and struggled at the major league level. In 2003 and 2004, Reyes played in 81 games for the Rockies. During his stay in the majors, he hit .220 with 2 home runs and 8 RBIs. He was granted free agency in October 2004. Later that month he signed with the Cubs but never played for them.
He dropped out of baseball during 2005. He returned to the Mexican League in 2006. Since 2008, Reyes has found his niche with Puebla of the Mexican League. During his stay in the Mexican League, he has batted .334 with 60 home runs and 298 RBIs.