Jose is nicknamed “El Rayo,” which translates to Lightning…he earned the nickname while starring in the Dominican Winter League...Has a son, Jose Siri Jr., who can often be seen at games and on his Instagram @JoseSiri22...Jose is good friends with Padres All-Star Fernando Tatis Jr. …the two played together during the 2018-19 Dominican Winter League and Tatis was among the first to call and congratulate Jose when he was called up to the big leagues…his major league debut came at Petco Park with Tatis in the opposing lineup.
Voted the club’s Outstanding Rookie by the Tampa Bay Chapter of the BBWAA...Appeared in 56 games and made 49 starts, all in center field, for the Rays after being acquired on Aug. 1 in a three-team trade from the Astros...Before the trade, appeared in 48 games (39 starts) spanning two stints with the Astros: Opening Day–June 23 and July 10-20…was playing with Triple-A Sugar Land at the time of the trade...According to Statcast, his 15 Outs Above Avg. led the AL and ranked third in the majors behind ARI Daulton Varsho (17) and SD Trent Grisham (16)…his sprint speed of 30.4 feet per second tied for second behind ARI Corbin Carroll (30.7)…was successful on 87.5 pct. (14 of 16) of steal attempts, including 88.9 pct. (eight of nine) with the Rays...On Aug. 2 vs. TOR, made his Rays debut and made a run-saving sliding catch in right-center field to end the top of the third inning…covered 80 feet in 4.0 seconds on the play and reached a sprint speed of 30.0 feet per second, according to Statcast…was given a five pct. catch probability...On Aug. 24 vs. LAA, entered as a pinch-runner in the 8th inning…stole second base on the first pitch of the next at-bat, advanced to third on a groundout and scored the game-tying run on a grounder to second…despite an “infield in” defense, beat the tag with a head-first slide and the Rays went on to win, 4-3, in 11 innings...On Aug. 26 at BOS, hit a three-run homer off Ryan Brasier in the eighth inning for his first homer with the Rays…the three RBI were his most since making his first career start on Sept. 13, 2021 at TEX (five)...On Aug. 30 at MIA, went 3-for-4 and made a leaping catch at the center field wall to rob Jon Berti of extra bases in the sixth inning…homered for the second time in his last four games after hitting one HR in his previous 46 games (40 starts)...On Sept. 18 vs. TEX, hit a solo shot off Glenn Otto and was the second of back-to-back homers with Christian Bethancourt in the second inning...Played for the Gigantes del Cibao in the Dominican Winter League for a sixth straight year…hit .315 (23-for-73) in 21 games...Started both games of the AL Wild Card Series at CLE in center field…in Game 1, hit a solo shot off Shane Bieber in the sixth inning for his first career postseason homer… the homer accounted for the Rays only run in 24 innings in the Wild Card Series.
Finished the season with a .304 average (14x46) with four home runs, one triple and a .956 OPS (.609 SLG./.347 OBP) in 21 games with the Astros in what was his debut season in the Majors. Made his MLB debut on Sept. 3 at SD, scoring a run after entering the game as a pinch-hitter... In his first Major League start, went 4x5 with two home runs, five RBI and three runs on Sept. 13 at TEX...became the first player in ML history to record two home runs and five RBI in his first ML start... Smacked a leadoff homer on Sept. 20 at LAA, in his first career start batting leadoff. Prior to his call-up, had a huge 2021 minor league season at Triple-A Sugar Land, where he was named an MiLB.com Organizational All-Star...hit .318 (115x362) with 29 doubles, 16 homers, 72 RBI and 24 stolen bases in 94 games for the Skeeters. In the postseason, he batted .143 (2x13) with three RBI, stolen base and a run scored...went 1x3 with an RBI in Game 2 of the WS...collected an RBI single in his first career World Series at-bat...notched his first career hit and RBI in Game 5 of the ALCS.
Began 2020 on the Reds 40-man roster before being designated for assignment and claimed off waivers by the Mariners on Feb. 3...reported to Major League Spring Training with the Mariners and appeared eight games before being claimed off waivers by the Giants on March 10...would appear in one game for the Giants in Summer Camp before beginning the season at the club's alternate training site...designated for assignment by the Giants on July 23 and outrighted on July 30...played for the Gigantes del Cibao in the Dominican Winter League in the offseason, earned a Gold Glove for his defense in center field and ended his season hitting .282 (31x110) with seven doubles, three homers and 14 RBI in 28 regular season games.
Hit .237 (111x468) with 56 runs, 19 doubles, 11 home runs, 53 RBI and 26 stolen bases in 131 games between Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Louisville in Cincinnati's minor league system...From April 27-May 13, recorded 9 multi-hit games (out of 16 games), batting .383 (23x60) with 5 doubles, 1 home run, 12 RBI and 6 stolen bases...Batted .270 (62x230) with 15 extra-base hits, 30 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 63 first-half games with Chattanooga...Slashed .330/.394/.532 (31x94) with runners in scoring position, including 4 doubles, 5 home runs and 38 RBI...resulted in a .926 OPS.
In 96 apps at Class A Daytona and Class AA Pensacola combined to hit .239 with 41 extra-base hits, 13 HR, 43 RBI and 23 stolen bases...ranked second in the Southern League with 9 triples...among all Reds minor leaguers ranked T4th in stolen bases...entered the season rated by Baseball America the seventh-best prospect in the organization...also was rated the organization's best power hitter, fastest baserunner, best athlete and outfielder with the best arm...following the season played for Gigantes del Cibao of the Dominican Winter League (37g, .275, 7 2b, 2 3b, 3 HR, 11 RBI, 13 SB)...after his team was eliminated in the playoffs, was added to the roster of Estrellas Orientales...in the 5-games-to-1 win vs Toros del Este was named Most Valuable Player of the Championship Series after hitting .591 with 1 HR, 6 RBI and 5 stolen bases.
At Class A Dayton was the organization's Hitter of the Year, a Midwest League All-Star, Reds and MiLB.com Midwest League Player of the Month for July (.344, 10hr, 21rbi, 6sb, .680slg) and MWL Player of the Week for 6/19-6/25 and 7/10-7/16...led the Midwest League in runs, hits, total bases, extra-base hits, slugging percentage and stolen bases while tying for the MWL lead in triples...finished second in HR, T2nd in apps, fourth in RBI and fifth in batting average...led all Reds minor leaguers in HR and stolen bases while ranking third in RBI and sixth in hitting...became the third Midwest League player to produce in a season at least 20 HR and 40 stolen bases...Madison's Tom Romano and Burlington's Chuckie Canady each did it in 1982...from 6/22-8/3 produced a 39-game hitting streak, the longest in Dayton and Midwest League history (.341, 13hr, 32rbi, .671slg)...6 times extended the streak in his final plate appearance...from 6/15-8/12 reached base safely via hit, walk or hit by a pitch in 50 consecutive apps, the longest on-base streak in the minor leagues in 2017...following the season was rated by Baseball America the fastest baserunner and best defensive outfielder in the Midwest League....played for Cibao in the Dominican Winter League (29g, .321, 6 2b, 1 3b, 2hr, 13rbi, 11sb)...on 11/20 was added to the 40-man roster.