Player Profile: Jose Reyes
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Rawlings Pro Preferred PROSNP2KBM Pro Mesh
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.