Cleveland Guardians outfielder Franmil Reyes would also be a big bat for the Colorado Rockies
The Cleveland Guardians got Franmil Reyes in the three-team deal with the San Diego Padres and Cincinnati Reds that sent Trevor Bauer to Cincinnati. Reyes was with the San Diego Padres and right now, after Ramírez, Reyes is their next best bat and, arguably, he’d be the best bat in the Colorado Rockies lineup.
In his three-plus seasons in the majors, Reyes has a 162-game average of 36 homers and 91 RBI with a slash line of .260/.325/.503 and an OPS+ of 121.
His best season was 2021, despite missing nearly 50 games due to an oblique strain. He only played in 115 games and he still hit 30 home runs with 85 RBI, a slash line of .254/.324/.522, and an OPS+ of 127. He was on pace for a 42 homer and 120 RBI season. For comparison, from 2015 through 2019, averaged 40 homers and 124 RBI per season with an OPS+ of 129.
Reyes can play the corner outfield positions but he is not a great defender so he would be best as a DH, if the DH comes to the NL in the new CBA.
Speaking of the CBA, Reyes is eligible for arbitration for the first time this offseason and is projected to make about $4.5 million but if the new CBA moves up the timeline for free agency, Cleveland could be looking to move him soon.