Full name FRANMIL FEDERICO REYES...Married, Marian...Kids, Franmil, Jr., Jesiah, Avaya and A'mei ...Believes he could be a model if he was not playing professional baseball and claims to be faster than Roberto Pérez...Enjoys playing dominoes...In postgame interview on field on 5/31/2019, Franmil serenaded Petco Park with his Whitney Houston cover of "I Will Always Love You”.
Finished second on the club in homers (30) and RBI (85), setting a new single-season career-high in RBI despite missing over five weeks with a left oblique strain, May 23-July 1...Prior to the May 22 vs. Minnesota injury, he was batting .257 (37-for-144) with 9 2B, 2 3B, 11 HR and 29 RBI...At the time of the injury he was T-6th in the AL in extra-base hits (22), T-9th in HR, 8th in slugging pct. (.576) and 14th in OPS (.893)...Upon returning from the Injured List on July 2, batted .252 (69-for-274) with 19 HR and 56 RBI in 75G, ranking T-8th in the A.L. with Aaron Judge in RBI over the span... Overall made 103 starts at DH and 11 starts in RF...Had three 2-homer games (11 career; last coming on July 28 vs. St. Louis)...From Aug. 17-end of season, he batted .259 (36-for-139) with 6 2B, 10 HR, 31 RBI over his final 40 games (.340/.518/.858)...Homered in 3 straight games, Sept. 4-6 (fourth time career)... Hit his third career pinch-hit homer in only PH plate appearance of the season, Sept. 4 at Boston (Ottavino)...Had a season-high 4 hits the following day in Fenway...Drove in 20 runs from that point forward following the PH HR (26 G)...Batted .260 (33-for-127) for the year off LHP (9 HR, 22 RBI, .876 OPS) and .465 (20-for-43) on the first pitch.
Finished second on the club with 34 RBI...Season got off to a hot start, batting .336 (45-for-134) with 8 2B, 8 HR and 25 RBI over his first 36 games (.388/.575/.962)...Thru games of Sept. 2 he was leading the American League in batting average and was 8th in the AL in OPS...Over his last 23 games, Sept. 4-27, he batted .169 (13-for-77) with 2 2B, 1 HR, 9 RBI (.277/.234/.510)...On the year he made 57 starts at designated hitter and 1 start in LF (July 26 vs. KC)... He did possess the ninth-highest average in the AL from August 6-end of season, batting .304 (51-for-168) with 9 2B, 8 HR, 30 RBI over his last 47 games...Enjoyed a season-game career-high 5 RBI on August 29 at St. Louis and career-high 5 hits on Sept. 1 at KC...His 8 straight hits, Aug. 31-Sept. 2 was the longest stretch by a CLE hitter since Julio Franco in June 1988...Finished T2nd in the AL in sac flies (5) and T10th in strikeouts (69)...Hit .312 (29-for-93) w/men on base and .130 (3-for-23) with RISP-2outs…Recorded just 2 doubles and 2 RBI vs. LHP on the year (.656 OPS).
Split his first full season in the Majors between San Diego and Cleveland after his acquisition from the Padres at the trade deadline... Overall on the campaign his 37 home runs ranked tied for 15th in the Major Leagues, and his 35 RBI following the trade led the club and tied for 17th in the American League (Aug. 1-end of season)...Batted .255 (82-321) with 9 doubles, 27 homers and 46 RBI in 99 games the Padres (.314/.536/.849) prior to the trade…At time of trade, he ranked tied for 6th in the NL in HR and 13th in slugging % (.536)…He made 83 starts for SD in right field and two at designated hitter...In postgame interview on field after May 31 win vs. Miami (2-for-3, 2B, HR), Franmil serenaded the stadium with his Whitney Houston cover of "I Will Always Love You"...Overall with Cleveland he made 45 starts at designated hitter in 3 starts in right field...From August 23 to the end of the season he batted .287 (31-for-108) with 8 doubles, 8 home runs and 28 RBI over his final 31 games...Enjoyed six two homer games, giving him seven for his career...Trailed only New York's Gleyber Torres (8) and Minnesota's Nelson Cruz (7) in MLB multi-homer games in 2019....Struggled down the stretch, batting just .221 (15-for-68) from Sept. 5-end of season (final 19 games)...Reyes hit 15 opposite field home runs (T3rd in MLB; hit 10 HR to CF) and 11 HR on the first pitch (4th most)...15 extra-base hits out of 23 total hits (65.2%) with RISP was third-best in MLB but his .205 season average was T5th-lowest in MLB... Had 25 home runs at home (ranked 4th in MLB).
Split the season between El Paso (AAA) and SD, making 71 starts for the Padres in RF and becoming the franchise's first 23-and-under player to log an OPS over .800 (min. 250 plate appearances) since Gary Sheffield in 1992...Began the season with ELP and his 14 HR led all of baseball (majors and minors) at the time of his first big league call-up on 5/14...Earned Pacific Coast League Player of the Week honors for 4/30-5/6, slashing .607/.645/1.571 with three doubles, eight home runs, 14 RBI, 13 runs and three walks over the seven-game span...Collected eight consecutive multi-hit efforts for the Chihuahuas from 5/1-8 (.667 avg, 20-for-30)...Made his ML debut on 5/14 vs. COL and recorded his first ML hit the next day on 5/15 vs. COL, a single off Chris Rusin...Hit his first ML HR on 5/21 at WSH, a two-run HR off Gio Gonzalez...Homered in a career-high three consecutive games from 5/28-30…homered in back-to-back games four more times throughout the season (6/4-5 at ATL, 8/5 at CHC and 8/7 at MIL, 8/25-26 at LAD and 8/30-31 vs. COL)... Optioned to ELP on 6/21 and hit safely in 16 of his 22 games (.288/.406/.413) from 6/21-8/2 before being recalled by SD on 7/10...Made two starts and went 2-for-12 (.167) at the dish in SD's 13 games between 7/11-28, before being optioned to ELP on 7/29...Recalled by SD for the remainder of the season on 8/4…homered in three of the club's next four games from 8/5-8 (.600/.625/1.333)...Started in RF for 45 of the club's 49 games from 8/5 through the end of the season, slashing .318/.385/.548 with six doubles, 10 HR, 17 walks and 22 runs scored...Hit his first-career walk-off HR in the 13th inning on 8/30 vs. COL…it was SD's fourth walk-off win of the season and their first of two walk-off HR in 2018 (also: Francisco Mejia, 9/16 vs. TEX)...Recorded his first-career multi-HR game on 9/3 at ARI, going 2-for-3 with four RBI in SD's 6-2 victory...Hit safely in a team-high 12 consecutive games from 9/7-21, slashing .405/.479/.500 over the stretch…it was the longest streak by a Padre since Yangervis Solarte's 14-game streak in 2016 (9/6-29)...Among all NL rookies with at least 250 plate appearances, he ranked third in SLG (.498) and OPS (.838) and fourth in BA (.280) and HR (16)...Slashed .349/.419/.602 vs. lefties and .247/.302/.449 vs. righties...Hit .299 (41-for-137) in his 45 road games and .258 (32-for-124) in 42 home games...Hit .312 (24-for-77) in one-run games and was 3-for-4 (.750) in extra innings...In SD wins, he hit .368 (43-for-117), while hitting .208 (30-for-144) in losses...Took advantage of first pitches and being ahead in the count, hitting .400 (12-for-30) in 0-0 counts, .286 (4-for-14) in 1-0 counts, .375 (3-for-8) in 2-0 counts, .462 (6-for-13) in 2-1 counts, 1-for-1 in 3-0 counts and .333 (2-for-6) in 3-1 counts…also hit .409 (9-for-22) in 0-1 counts, .438 (7-for-16) in 1-1 counts and .303 (10-for-33) in full counts... Hit .192 (29-for-151) with six of his 16 HR coming with two strikes against him..Nominated by the Padres for the Hank Aaron Award, given annually to the top offensive performer in each league...Following the season, played in 13 games for Leones del Escogido of the Dominican Winter League, slashing .444/.510/.689 with three HR.
Led the Padres minor league system with 25 home runs and 102 RBI, spending the entire season with San Antonio (AA)...Produced a .258/.322/.464 slash line in 135 games played with the Missions...set a career high in runs scored (79), games played, home runs, RBI, walks (48) and total bases (235)...Led the club in runs, doubles (27), home runs, RBI and slugging percentage and tied with teammate Luis Urias for most hits on the club (131)...His 235 total bases led the Texas League and his 135 games played tied for the most in the league...Had four multi-home run games in 2017, the most he's ever had in a single season...his 53 extra-base hits also set a career high...Stole two bases in a game for the first time of his career on 6/10 vs. Corpus Christi...Collected a career-high seven RBI on 7/31 vs. Corpus Christi...Made his fourth career postseason stint, going 4-for-18 (.222) with two doubles, one home run and four RBI, all against Midland...Participated in the Arizona Fall League, where he went 5-for-30 (.167) with a home run and four RBI in eight games played...sustained a broken hamate bone in his left wrist and underwent surgery.
Spent the entire season in Lake Elsinore (A), hitting .278 (137-for-493) in 130 games played...Led the Storm in doubles (32) and home runs (16) and finished the season second on the club in hits (137)...Earned MiLB.com California League Player of the Month honors for his performance in the month of June...slashed .307/.360/.584 in 25 games, logging 11 doubles, one triple, five home runs, 27 RBI, 15 runs scored and eight walks...Awarded Player of the Week honors on 6/26.
In his second season with Fort Wayne (A), hit .255 (116-for-455) with 25 doubles, seven triples, eight home runs, 62 RBI, 52 runs scored and 10 stolen bases...Was awarded Player of the Week honors on 9/7...Had his second career five-hit game on 9/7 vs. Bowling Green, tying his five-hit performance on 7/17/12 vs. DSL Reds...His .989 fielding percentage in 2015 set a career high in a season.
Played the full season with Fort Wayne, accruing a career-high 508 at-bats in 128 games played...His 126 hits were the second-most on the team.
Split the season between the AZL Padres (R) and Eugene (A), appearing in a combined 57 games and batting . 292 (61-for-209) with 13 doubles, two triples, four home runs and 34 RBI.
In his first professional season, played in 67 games for the DSL Padres (R), hitting .267 (65-for-243).