27-year-old Víctor José Reyes was born on October 5, 1994. He is a Venezuelan professional baseball outfielder with the Detroit Tigers.
The Detroit Tigers picked Reyes from the Arizona Diamondbacks organization with the first overall pick in the 2017 Rule 5 draft on December 14, 2017.
Reyes was named to the Tigers’ Opening Day 25-man roster in 2018. Reyes made his big league debut with the Tigers on April 1 but was forced to leave the game early due to an arm injury caused by a spike.
Reyes saw little action in the first half of the season, mostly as a pinch-runner for Víctor Martínez or as a late-inning defensive substitute. Reyes was hitting.221 in 96 plate appearances through the 2018 All-Star break.
On September 2, Reyes hit his first major league home run, a single drive off New York Yankees pitcher Sonny Gray. Reyes also went 4-for-5 in the game, his first four-hit game in his career.
He would finish the 2018 season with a batting average of. In 212 at-bats, he has a batting average of 222 with one home run. In addition, he stole nine bases in ten tries.
The Tigers sent Reyes to the Toledo Mud Hens to begin the 2019 season on March 14, 2019. On July 4, Reyes was promoted to the Tigers after hitting.302 with nine home runs and 55 RBIs in 65 games with Toledo.
Reyes hit.304 with three home runs and 25 RBIs in 276 at-bats with the Tigers. Reyes batted leadoff for the Tigers during the truncated 2020 season. He hit.277 in 57 games, with four home runs and 14 RBIs, and he stole eight bases in ten tries.