Jose Reyes debuted with the New York Mets at age 20 in 2003 and has steadily progressed into one of the best all-around shortstops of the new century. He’s a switch-hitter and has exceptional speed on the base paths, which challenges the opposing infielders to play shallow, which in turn enables him to drive the ball from line-to-line.
Upon Further Review:
Jose Reyes is the Mets’ leader-off batter and is a league leader in stolen bases, stole 60 in 2005 and 64 in 2006. In 2006 he batted .300, had an on base percentage of .354, lined 19 homers and scored 122 times scored. On defense he’s ‘as good as it gets’ with powerful throwing arm, covers ground from one-side-to-the-other, and is quick as a cat.
On April 6 2007 Jose Reyes lined 2 triples and a single in 6 at bats, scored twice, had 4 RBIs to help the Mets go to 4-0 for the young season in a 11-1 win over Atlanta, and he is hitting .368 for the 4 games.