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Player Profile: Jose Reyes

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Reyes stuck with the Under Armour Yard III’s from his brief tenure with the Marlins (what a disappointment that was), and has also stayed with the Marucci brand for his bats, but the new colorways are still fun to look at, and at WPW that’s what we do.

Bat

Marucci JR7 Maple

According to our source, Reyes uses the JR7 along with a model called the RH7.  The RH7 is the same bat as Reyes’ JR7, except with Ryan Howard’s (RH6) knob-less handle.

Source: Abelimages/Getty Images North America

Source: Abelimages/Getty Images North America

Batting Gloves

Under Armour Epic in White/Blue

As you can see in the photo above, Reyes is wearing an exclusive white/blue pair of the UA Epic, a style we’ve also seen Bryce wear.  The blue isn’t available, but a slick pair of whites is.

Cleats

Under Armour Yard III Molded in Blue/White/Red

Reyes wears an exclusive version of the Yard IIIs (below).  The ones in the feature are just the closest we could find.  The Yard III is discontinued it looks like, but you can check Google and try to dig some up, as well as eBay at the above link.

Source: Abelimages/Getty Images North America

Source: Abelimages/Getty Images North America

On a related note, everybody is wearing molded cleats these days.  Its something we’ve seen so much of lately that its hard to ignore.  The reason, as I am told, is the grind.  Over a long season, the pros feel that they’re putting too much stress on their joints with metals, so players are moving over to molded in great numbers.

In my opinion, I don’t think that should have an effect on the decision of a high school player, or even a college player, playing less than half of the games.  I am genuinely surprised by the move, given the fact that molded cleats allow much less traction than metals, and I would think the demands of the Big Leagues would make performance the priority.  Regardless of what I think, players are going molded—even Bryce Harper seems torn over the performance/durability debate, going half and half!

Wrist Guard

Benik W-107 in Royal Blue

As we’ve seen in the past, Reyes bolts around the bags with a Benik W-107 wrist guard on his left wrist.  This is available at the link above.

Source: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images North America

Source: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images North America

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Reyes stayed consistent this year, adding some Power Balance voltage, but mostly sticking to what’s already made him one of the most electric players in baseball.

Glove

Rawlings Pro Preferred PROSNP2KBM Pro Mesh

Source: Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images North America

Source: Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images North America

From our previous update:

The thread about Reyes on that forum is here, and what we know is that Reyes uses an 11 1/4 inch Neifi Perez model, an extremely popular model among today’s middle-infielders.  That’s as small as you’ll see in the Big Leagues.  It’s interesting to see (in the picture above) how high up on his hand Reyes’ glove fits.  What’s even more unique is that Reyes uses a Pro Mesh style, which you can see on the back of the fingers of the glove.  Rawlings claims that this reduces the weight of the glove by 12%-15%, essentially making your hands a touch quicker.

Source: Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images North America

Source: Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images North America

This glove is not available online except for the rare occasion it pops up on a forum or eBay.  The very similar PRONP2AKB is available (thanks to Gonzalo for the heads up), just without mesh.  Another very similar glove, the Rawlings Heart of the Hide PRO217DM, is interesting because unlike Reyes’, the mesh is actually extended into the thumb, something we haven’t seen before (thanks to Conrad for the tip).  The Rawlings PRONP5M is also good alternative.

Sunglasses

Under Armour Core Blue Mirror Multiflection

This is more of a guess based on Reyes’ new team’s color scheme, since we haven’t seen him wear sunglasses in the regular season yet.  Reyes wore his signature Core version in the WBC (below), but we suspect that those colors wouldn’t match up with the Jays’ blue/white uniforms as well as these.  Either way, they’re both available, so suit yourself.

Source: Al Bello/Getty Images North America

Source: Al Bello/Getty Images North America

Sleeve

Phiten MLB Authentic Sleeve in Royal Blue

Though you can’t see the Phiten logo, you can see the MLB logo on Jose’s Phiten sleeve, which has been his choice since the beginning of WPW.  You can add one to your game at the link above.

Wristbands

Two Power Balance Volt Wristbands w/ Silver Hologram

Reyes has been wearing dual PB Volt wristbands with the Jays.  He wears the silver hologram, but there are other options available at that link above.

Source: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images North America

Source: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images North America

Necklace

Power Balance Volt Necklace

The Volt necklace (pictured above) was only a limited edition.  Though Reyes managed to score one for himself, they’re not available anywhere we’ve seen online.  There are plenty of other colors to choose from, but you might have to do some hunting.

22 Responses

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  2. bigbirdqrs

    His older glove model, w/o mesh, is pretty nice. I know a great HS player who uses it.

    April 28, 2012 at 7:38 am

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  4. kpit16

    what necklaced is jose reyes wearing this year

    June 6, 2012 at 7:04 am

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  7. Wes

    Through customglove.com you can make a Rawlings Pro Preferred Pro Mesh, but I doubt you can make Jose’s model.

    November 22, 2012 at 3:22 pm

  8. Jake

    I found a pic of his 2013 cleats on his instagram account. They are a little bit down in his feed but they are blue jays plots and really nice.

    February 15, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    • aaron

      whats his instagram account name

      April 15, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    • Kellen

      What’s his instagram account name?

      January 11, 2014 at 7:02 am

  9. Jake

    Blue jays colors…my bad

    February 15, 2013 at 3:07 pm

  10. Matty

    What kind of necklaces does he wear?

    March 12, 2013 at 6:07 am

  11. nick15

    what type of tape does he wear?

    March 17, 2013 at 4:49 pm

  12. Conrad

    Actually, the PRO217DM is the best alternative, as the only difference between it and Reyes’ is the leather. it’s available at this link: http://www.homerunmonkey.com/homerun-rawlings-baseball-glove-heart-of-the-hide-pro-mesh-pro217dm.html Also, Volt Necklaces are widely in stock at this link: http://www.powerbalance.com/silicone-pendant.html

    June 16, 2013 at 10:02 am

    • mike8

      Nice find, Conrad. I will update.

      June 16, 2013 at 1:21 pm

  13. What does Reyes have written on his glove in the Rawlings logo?

    July 13, 2013 at 10:18 pm

  14. Koby

    I have a Heart of the Hide Pro mesh exactly like Jose’s but heart of the hide leather.

    August 23, 2013 at 11:12 am

  15. JM10

    Which wrist would you wear t on if you were right handed?

    September 30, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    • JM10

      Sorry, I meant the sliding brace.

      September 30, 2013 at 3:22 pm

  16. Kip

    what are the beaded necklaces jose is wearing .. not the volt necklace but the beaded ones?

    November 26, 2013 at 8:58 pm

  17. The Rwlings Heart of the Hidde pro Mesh pro217m is exactly like Jose’s glove .On Baseball Savings

    December 11, 2013 at 9:46 am

  18. Blake

    His game model HOH is available at Dicks Sporting goods, if you could update this thread please do my OCD is killing me.

    April 27, 2014 at 7:30 pm

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