Last night, Pablo Reyes was promoted from the minor leagues to the majors, replacing the optioned Corey Ray, who made his MLB debut in Chicago only last Saturday.
On Monday, Reyes made his Milwaukee Brewers debut at third base. He’ll most likely have a typical start. When the Brewers face an LHP, he’ll provide relief for tired starters and will most likely appear in right-handed heavy lineups.
Prospect forecasts listed Pablo Reyes as the Pirates’ everyday shortstop at one point. When his growth slowed, he reinvented himself as a super-utility fielder with a Swiss army knife.
He’s played third base, both middle infield spots, and all over the outfield in his professional career.
His equipment is average to somewhat better than average.
Even so, he can keep it down just about anywhere behind the pitcher’s mound, which is a huge plus for the Brewers, who are currently (and have been) plagued by injuries.
At the plate, Pablo Reyes’ performance is difficult to predict. Although he has only had 220 plate appearances in the majors, he has been offensively erratic. .229/.295/.368 with a wRC+ of 77 in those appearances.
In his first season in 2018, the Pirates had high hopes for Reyes. He batted.293/.349/.483 with a wRC+ of 126 in his 63 plate appearances.
In 2019, he slashed .203/.274/.322 with a wRC+ of just 57 in 157 plate appearances, a drop in his offensive productivity.
How Much Does Pablo Reyes Make?
Pablo Reyes makes a base salary of $570,500.