Franmil Reyes
Franmil Reyes
25-Year-Old DHDH
Cleveland Indians
2021 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#155
ADP
$Traded to the Indians in July of 2019.
Slams eighth home run
DHCleveland Indians
May 6, 2021
Reyes went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk and an additional run scored in a 4-0 win against the Royals on Thursday.
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Reyes cranked his eighth home run in the eighth inning off Jake Brentz. He leads Cleveland with 22 RBI, a .283 batting average and a .966 OPS. The 25-year-old has only four hits in his last seven games, but three of those were extra-base knocks. In addition, he's walked five times during that stretch.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
13
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
11
5
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+1%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+10%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+23%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+10%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .830 246 32 10 31 0 .266 .354 .477
Since 2019vs Right .822 656 80 43 103 1 .255 .309 .513
2021vs Left .861 49 9 3 7 0 .233 .327 .535
2021vs Right .949 68 8 5 16 1 .297 .324 .625
2020vs Left .663 53 3 0 1 0 .261 .358 .304
2020vs Right .818 184 23 8 29 0 .278 .342 .475
2019vs Left .881 144 20 7 23 0 .280 .361 .520
2019vs Right .802 404 49 30 58 0 .238 .292 .509
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+7%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+93%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+66%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+14%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .858 439 59 32 73 1 .259 .314 .544
Since 2019Away .803 443 53 21 60 0 .258 .330 .473
2021Home 1.176 60 10 6 15 1 .362 .383 .793
2021Away .610 57 7 2 8 0 .163 .263 .347
2020Home .585 92 6 1 7 0 .232 .304 .280
2020Away .971 125 20 7 22 0 .312 .384 .587
2019Home .875 287 43 25 51 0 .245 .303 .572
2019Away .765 261 26 12 30 0 .253 .318 .447
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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.
BB/K
0.24
 
BB Rate
6.8%
 
K Rate
29.1%
 
BABIP
.318
 
ISO
.318
 
AVG
.271
 
OBP
.325
 
SLG
.589
 
OPS
.914
 
wOBA
.389
 
Exit Velocity
84.9 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
51.3%
 
Barrels/PA
12.8%
 
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Franmil Reyes
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5 days ago
Jason Collette looks at the shortcomings of Keston Hiura and whether fantasy managers should have given them more credence entering the season.
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5 days ago
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AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
9 days ago
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FanDuel MLB: Sunday Targets
23 days ago
Chris Morgan likes Franmil Reyes as someone who can provide pop at a reasonable salary.
The Z Files: The Fallacy of Stabilization and an Early Look at Home Runs
31 days ago
Todd Zola offers some thoughts on early-season trends, including the home run surge led by Nick Castellanos and the Reds.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
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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Three hits, two RBI in win
DHCleveland Indians
May 4, 2021
Reyes went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a walk, two RBI and a run scored in Monday's 8-6 win over Kansas City.
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Reinstated, starting
DHCleveland Indians
May 3, 2021
Reyes (personal) was reinstated from the paternity list and is starting Monday's game against the Royals.
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Placed on paternity list
DHCleveland Indians
Personal
May 1, 2021
Reyes was placed on the paternity list Saturday.
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Blasts two homers in victory
DHCleveland Indians
April 27, 2021
Reyes went 3-for-4 with two solo home runs during Tuesday's 7-4 win over Minnesota.
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Nears cycle in win
DHCleveland Indians
April 25, 2021
Reyes went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer, a triple, two runs and one stolen base in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Yankees.
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