For as much as the Fantasy-playing world wants to bury Jose Reyes, he still averaged the fourth-most Head-to-Head points per game at shortstop last year. His stolen bases declined for a second straight year, and his batting average (.274) and OPS (.688) were both their lowest in nine years, which is to be expected for a shortstop on the wrong side of 30. But if there's anything that could rejuvenate him, it's a full season at Coors Field. He hit .323 with an .813 OPS in the 22 games he played there after last year's trade and should still contend for 30 steals if he's able to stay on the field. That's a big if at his age, especially with him potentially facing a suspension for a domestic incident this offseason, but as long as you don't reach for Reyes in the first five rounds, he's a fine pick at a weak position.
Reyes will stand trial on domestic abuse charges, the Denver Post reports. The trial is scheduled for April 4, but there is still a chance a plea agreement could be reached to avoid a trial. The 32-year-old Reyes entered a not guilty plea back in November. Regardless of the outcome of the case, Reyes could face discipline under the MLB's new domestic violence policy, which was agreed upon by both Major League Baseball and the players' association back in August. However, at this point it's unclear exactly what that discipline may be.
Reyes entered a plea of not guilty Tuesday to allegations of abusing his wife at Hawaii resort last month, the Associated Press reports. With Reyes opting not to attend his arraignment, defense attorney David Sereno entered the not guilty please on his behalf. Commissioner Rob Manfred announced earlier this month that an internal investigation into the Oct. 31 incident has been launched, and the situation is expected to serve as a first test case for MLB's new domestic violence policy. The court process figures to play out in full before any possible league discipline is issued.
Reyes' recent arrest will serve as the first test case for MLB's new domestic violence policy, the Denver Post's Patrick Saunders reports. Commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday that an internal investigation is ongoing. The commissioner has the power to determine any penalty, with no minimum or maximum punishment set. Considering the graphic nature of the alleged assault, it seems quite possible that Reyes could miss time without pay in 2016. Prospective owners will need to keep an eye on this situation as it develops.
Reyes has been arrested in Hawaii on domestic abuse charges, Hawaii News Now reports. Full details regarding this situation have not been revealed, but Reyes is reportedly facing charges for an incident that occurred Oct. 31 in Hawaii. Neither Reyes nor the Rockies have yet to comment on the situation.
Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes (Achilles) is in the lineup hitting second Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports. He is back in the lineup after missing four straight games with the Achilles issue. Reyes may just be a big name at this stage of his career, as the production has lagged far behind his draft day price tag. It will be interesting to see if the Rockies have any success in moving on from the veteran during the offseason so that Trevor Story can get a legitimate shot in 2016.