Mets fans and Amed Rosario owners wanted Jose Reyes out of the picture after a disastrous first three months of 2017, but a second-half surge brought Reyes' numbers to respectable levels when it was all said and done. Reyes hit over .300 in July and September, adding six homers, 18 RBI and eight stolen bases over the final four weeks. The 34-year-old put the ball in play consistently (14.1 percent strikeout rate) and walked at an above-average clip, but the batted-ball and hard-hit numbers weren't especially encouraging; he had just a .233 xAVG and .316 xwOBA. Reyes finished fifth in the National League in steals and speed is an increasingly rare attribute heading into 2018. His three-position eligibility (2B, SS, 3B) is a strong selling point as well, but keep in mind that stolen bases are closely tied to playing time and managerial tendencies, so a lot will hinge on where he ends up in free agency.
Reyes is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports. Reyes has pieced together a strong month of September, but he'll make his way to the bench for the final game of the season. Gavin Cecchini draws the start at second base in his stead.
Reyes went 4-for-5 with his 14th homer, two RBI and two runs against the Marlins on Tuesday. The veteran infielder continues to impress with this late-season surge -- over his last 22 games, Reyes has hit .389 with five homers, eight steals, 16 RBI and 22 runs. That's some impressive stat stuffing from a guy who was looking washed up earlier in the season.
Reyes went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and a walk in Wednesday's 17-5 loss to the Cubs. He's been on an absolute tear over his 17 games since returning from an oblique injury, having gone 22-for-63 (.349) with four homers, six steals, 11 RBI and 17 runs. For most of this season, there wasn't much to say that some life remains in the 34-year-old's bat, but his strong end run and multi-position eligibility combine to make Reyes a fine player to own down the stretch.
Reyes went 2-for-5 with a double, a stolen base, two RBI and a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Reds. The steal was his 20th of the year and sixth in 15 games since he came off the DL in late August. Reyes has a stellar .345/.446/.582 slash line over that stretch with three homers, 10 RBI and 16 runs, and despite his awful start to the season, he could be helping fuel some fantasy title pushes with his late surge.
Reyes went 2-for-4 with a pair of homers and three RBI Friday against the Reds. Reyes hit a pair of homers off Amir Garrett to give him 12 on the season and help lead the Mets to a home victory. Aside from his 19 steals, his .238/.307/.402 slash line has done little to help fantasy owners this year.