Miami Marlins History: Best Single-Season Hitters

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 23: Jon Berti #55 of the Miami Marlins connects on a ninth inning base hit against the New York Mets at Citi Field on September 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 23: Jon Berti #55 of the Miami Marlins connects on a ninth inning base hit against the New York Mets at Citi Field on September 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /
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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 30: Jose Reyes #7 of the Florida Marlins. (Photo by Jason Arnold/Getty Images) /

Jose Reyes 2012: 109 OPS+

Through the first nine seasons of Jose Reyes‘ major league career, he hit .292/.341/.441 with 370 stolen bases and four All Star selections for the New York Mets. In 2012, he was one of the “new guys” to join the new look and newly named Miami Marlins.

Reyes, a six-foot-even, 195 lb. middle infielder from Santiago, DR, made his major league debut as a teenager, a day before his 20th birthday in 2003, going two-for-four with a double in a 9-7 loss to the Texas Rangers.

Reyes joined the Miami Marlins via free agency on a six-year, $106 million deal, although since you know the context of this slideshow, you realize he only played one season with the club. He led the N.L. with 716 plate appearances, leading the Marlins by appearing in 160 contests. He hit .287/.347/.433 with 11 home runs, 57 RBI, and 40 stolen bases in 51 attempts, while drawing 63 walks to only 56 strikeouts as Miami’s shortstop.

After the all-star break, Reyes put together a 26-game hit streak, going 38-for-104 with 15 extra base hits. On August 20, in a 12-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks, Reyes went four-for-five with three doubles and a pair of RBI.

After the close of the season, Reyes was traded away along with Emilio Bonifacio, John Buck, Mark Buehrle, and Josh Johnson to the Toronto Blue Jays for Henderson Alvarez, Anthony DeSclafani, Yunel Escobar, Adeiny Hechavarria, Jake Marisnick, Jeff Mathis, and Justin Nicolino. Reyes played two-and-a-half seasons with the Jays before landing with the Colorado Rockies for a half-season to close out 2015. He played his last three season back where he started, with the Mets.

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