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Victor Reyes played four pro seasons at catcher, made high-A; Hit home run in independent ball

Butte Copper Kings manager Bump Wills assessed his new players to The Montana Standard in June 1990, including incoming catcher Victor Reyes.

Reyes, Wills told The Standard, wasn't expected to get much playing time.

Reyes was most likely to see back-up duty, Wills told The Standard.

Reyes arrived at Butte that year to start his second pro campaign. He'd seen time the previous year in the rookie Gulf Coast League and he saw time the next year at high-A Port Charlotte. But his playing time did prove limited. He played in four total pro campaigns. He didn't make AA.

Reyes' career began in 1989, taken by the Rangers in the 49th round of the draft out of InterAmerican University in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

Reyes started in the GCL. He got into 15 games and picked up two hits in 25 at bats. He then moved to Butte for 1990.

He got into 23 games at Butte. The catcher attempted a pickoff in a June game, but got tagged with a run-scoring error. He then helped score an August run on a single. Overall, Reyes hit .217 on the year.

Reyes made high-A Port Charlotte for 1991. He saw six games there and picked up two hits in eight at bats to end his affiliated career.

He is then credited as returning to the field in 1995 with independent Laredo. He hit a solo home run in a June game, one of four he hit that year. He saw 33 total games and hit .213 to end his career.

1990 Minor League Tally
Players/Coaches Featured:3,444
Made the Majors:1,206-35.0%
Never Made Majors:2,238-65.0%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:500
10+ Seasons in the Minors:295

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