Hometown: San Cristobal, Dominican Republic Position: OF Age: 16 DOB: 9/11/1998 Bats: R Throws: R Height: 6’3″ Weight: 235 lb.
Scouting grades:Hit: 30 | Power: 70 | Run: 30 | Arm: 60 | Field: 40
Scouts love Reyes for the player he is now and the player they hope he can be in the future.
The younger brother of Franmil Reyes, who plays in the minors for San Diego, Franklin has shown raw power and a plus arm in showcases and games. He profiles as a right fielder and has the big tools that teams like to see in young players.
Franklin participated in the Under Armour All-America game and was selected to the DPL Elite travel team in 2014 .
Like all prospects his age, Reyes is still developing as a hitter, but he continues to makes strides on that front. He’s also shown the ability to hit in games. Reyes is expected to build on his natural abilities and become a better overall player once he enters a team’s academy. He shined in the Dominican Prospect League and Major League Baseball’s Amateur Prospect League.
The White Sox and Reyes agree to a $1.5MM contract.