Franmil Reyes Gets MLB Shot With Padres
The 22-year-old is batting .346 with a league-leading 14 home runs and 38 RBIs with El Paso. He's coming off a phenomenal week last week, where he hit eight home runs and drove in 14 runs, earning him a PCL Player of the Week honor.
The El Paso Chihuahuas caught up with Reyes today, to which he said:
"I will be the first big leaguer in my family and around the 12th from my town. I know all of those other major leaguers talk really well about me. I heard Vladdy (Guerrero) saying 'Franmil will get there'. I'm not going to lie, I've been waking up at 5 or 6 a.m. dreaming that I got the call."
The 6-foot-5, 240-pound Dominican is projected to make his MLB debut on Monday against the Colorado Rockies (22-19).
San Diego (16-26) comes into Monday's game with a .227 team batting average, the second-most strikeouts (416) and a .662 on-base plus slugging, which are both the second-worst in the league.
First pitch against the Rockies is slated for 8:10 p.m. MT.