prhood wrote:I'm going to be the devils advocate. I think what you see is what yopu'll get with some slight improvement. I can see him hitting .275-.290 with 40+ SB per year - assuming that the wear & tear of stealing doesn't increase jis time on the DL.
I suspect that his average will not rise above .300 on a consistent basis unless/until he learns plate discipline. He has a OBP of .300 and that has been consistent for several years. OBP not the be-all and end-all but it's a usefull indicator of plate discipline.
I agree with this assessment. Of course, plate discipline is something that can be learned, with a bit of hard work. Some guys like CPat can't seem to wrap their heads around it. If Reyes can learn it, he'll be murder. If not, he won't rise much above what he's doing now.
This is his first full season in the bigs don't forget, but his career minor-league OBP stands at .330, with more than twice as many K's as walks. Certainly room for improvement. I guess we'll all see what he does.