April 17, 2007

Reyes Is A Superstar In The Making

Tom Verducci at Sports Illistrated, writes about Jose Reyes and how he's a budding superstar:

No player can beat you in more ways than Reyes. Last season, for instance, he stole 64 bases and drove in 81 runs, becoming only the second player in 91 years to reach those thresholds (Joe Morgan in 1973 and '75) and only the sixth since 1900 (Benny Kauff and Hall of Famers Ty Cobb, Eddie Collins and Frank Chance are the others). The scary part is that Reyes, 23, still is learning the game and improving at an incredibly fast clip.

"I faced him in interleague play a couple of years ago," Phillies pitcher Jamie Moyer said, "and the way he swung at everything he should have been up there with a tennis racket in his hands. He's a totally different player now. He's made himself into a very tough out every time up."

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