Reymond Fuentes

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Reymond Fuentes
Rey Fuentes.jpg
Fuentes with Lake Elsinore Storm 2012
Kansas City Royals – No. 34
Center Field
Born: (1991-02-12) February 12, 1991 (age 24)
Orlando, Florida
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
August 26, 2013 for the San Diego Padres
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Batting average .152
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 1
Teams

Reymond Fuentes (born February 12, 1991) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball.

Early life[edit]

Fuentes attended Fernando Callejo High School in Manatí, Puerto Rico where he was a sprint champion.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Minor leagues[edit]

Fuentes was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the first round of the 2009 MLB Draft. He was the 28th overall pick of the draft, and was given a $1,134,000 signing bonus.

On December 6, 2010, he was traded to the San Diego Padres along with Anthony Rizzo, Casey Kelly, and Eric Patterson for first baseman Adrian Gonzalez.[2][3] Fuentes was ranked between the sixth and 10th best prospect in the Red Sox organization.[4]

Fuentes spent 2011 with the High-A Lake Elsinore Storm where he hit .275 in 510 at-bats and stole 41 bases. In 2012, he played 134 games in center field with the Double-A San Antonio Missions where his average dropped to .218 in 473 at-bats. Fuentes again opened 2013 with the Missions and raised his average to .316 with 6 home runs and 29 stolen bases in 93 games, spending time at all 3 outfield positions. He was promoted to the Triple-A Tucson Padres on August 10 where he collected 23 hits in 14 games before his Major League call-up.

Fuentes played for the World Team in the 2013 All-Star Futures Game.[5]

San Diego Padres[edit]

Fuentes was called up to the Major Leagues from Triple-A on August 26, 2013, and started in center field that night.[6] He remained with the team for the remainder of the year, making six more starts in center and appearing in a total of 23 games. He collected 5 hits in 33 at-bats and also had 3 stolen bases.

Kansas City Royals[edit]

On November 20, 2014 Fuentes was traded to the Kansas City Royals for Kyle Bartsch.[7]

International career[edit]

Fuentes played for the Puerto Rico national baseball team in both the 2011 Baseball World Cup and the 2011 Pan American Games.[8]

Personal[edit]

Fuentes is the cousin of New York Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brunell, Evan (September 13, 2009). "Getting to know Sox first-round pick Reymond Fuentes". bleacher/report. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Drellich, Evan (December 6, 2010). "Gonzalez 'ready to beat the Yanks'". MLB.com. Archived from the original on February 14, 2011. 
  3. ^ Brock, Corey (December 16, 2010). "Patterson to Friars completes Gonzalez deal". MLB.com. Archived from the original on February 14, 2011. 
  4. ^ Center, Bill (December 6, 2010). "Gonzalez, Hoyer discuss Padres-Red Sox deal". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Archived from the original on February 14, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Padres select OF Reymond Fuentes and recall RHP Anthony Bass from Triple-A Tucson". Padres Press Release. MLB.com. August 26, 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Brock, Corey (August 26, 2013). "Padres eager to see Fuentes' Majors potential". MLB.com. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Royals get OF Fuentes from Padres for LHP Bartsch". ESPN.com. Associated Press. November 20, 2014. Retrieved November 21, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Reymond Fuentes biographical information". Baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 

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