Lean, lithe frame; body is underdeveloped; room for plenty of additional physical maturation; legs are twigs; could hold another 30 pounds with ease.
Spring Training 2014, 3/29, 4/10-11, 4/14-15, 4/24
Rome Braves (Low A, Braves)
High 4; bench bat
Preternatural bat-to-ball ability from both sides of the plate; bat stays in the zone for an extended period; aesthetically pleasing stroke; slightly above-average bat speed from the left side; fringe average bat speed from the right side; displays some bat wrap but keeps hands in a good position close to his body throughout; wrap may need to be tamed as he climbs the ladder in order to handle velocity on the inner half; moderate leg lift, consistent execution; shows developing lower-half actions with some coil; swing and approach are currently geared toward line drives to the opposite field; ability to yank balls to the pull side will come with additional strength; good idea of the strike zone for a 19-year-old.
Fringe-average power projection; currently not part of his game; swing is very linear and lacks any loft at present; shows natural feel for the barrel and for the gaps, and given impending body maturation, player should develop some over-the-fence pop with age once he inevitably adds mass and learns to backspin balls; will never be a big HR threat, but player will find his power production in the gaps with lots of doubles.
Currently a slightly above-average runner but will slow down as the body matures; 3.8 on a jailbreak from the left side; consistently in the 4.15-4.25 range from the left side; long strider with heavy feet; takes a few steps to hit his top speed; best times are to second base (~8 seconds); needs work reading pitchers and shows some hesitancy on the base paths; needs repetitions.
Covers plenty of ground in a corner via long strides; reads and routes are still developing; routes are currently circuitous; presently a drifter rather than a tracker; should smooth out rough edges with more seasoning.
Left-field arm strength; not a weapon; throws have a visible hump and seem to die as they reach their destination; arm plunge is fairly deep; release isn't terribly quick; currently in right field but will be moved to left down the line due to the arm.
Despite lacking immense tools across the board, Victor Reyes can hit and will continue to hit as he climbs the ladder. It's a left-field profile as he lacks the necessary arm strength to profile in right field, and the realization that he's a corner outfielder at the end of the developmental day may scare some away when taking into account the lack of over-the-fence pop he projects to produce. We're looking at a player who can put the barrel on the baseball and live from gap-to-gap, however, and that in and of itself could carry him despite the square-peg-in-a-round-hole profile.