Milver Reyes

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Milver Jose Reyes

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 200 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Milver Reyes played as high as AAA then became a coach and manager.

Reyes signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates while still having a year left in high school. He would play 11 seasons for them. In 2000, he played for Chivacoa, hitting .215/~.291/.244. He came to the US in '01, showing a poor bat but good glove (42% caught stealing) for the GCL Pirates (2 for 37, 2 BB, 2B) and the Lynchburg Hillcats (3 for 29, 2 BB). He gunned down 38% of base thieves in 2002 while hitting only .159/.222/.206 in 35 games for the GCL Pirates and going 3 for 14 with a walk and two doubles for the Hickory Crawdads. He was 0 for 1 for the Pastora de los Llanos in 2002-2003. He showed some progress at the plate in 2003 with the Williamsport Crosscutters (.216/.252/.264 in 40 G) but was only 3 for 33 with a walk and his second career homer for Hickory.

In 2004, Milver played for the Crosscutters (.171/.230/.219 in 34 G) and Crawdads (.227/.239/.307 in 26 G). The next year, he spent a full season with Hickory, hitting .188/.259/.256 as Neil Walker's backup. He was 2 for 13 with a walk for Pastora de los Llanos in the Venezuelan Winter League. He primarily backed up Dave Parrish with the 2006 Altoona Curve (.193/.225/.217 in 49 G) and also played four games for the Lynchburg Hillcats (3 for 11). He went 8 for 25 with a homer in winter ball in 2006-2007, backing up Miguel Montero and Yorvit Torrealba.

Reyes had his second summer over the Mendoza Line in 2007, which he split between Altoona (.230/.275/.284 in 28 G) and the Indianapolis Indians (7 for 31, 5 BB, 2B). He was 4 for 16 with the 2007-2008 Bravos de Margarita; J.C. Boscan was the starting catcher, then went 1 for 9 in the postseason, his final appearance in Venezuelan winter ball. In the summer of '08, Reyes split time with Steve Lerud and Miguel Perez at catcher for Altoona; he hit .187/.223/.233 and had 10 passed balls in 47 games while opponents stole on 78% of their attempts. He was transitioning to coaching with the 2009 Curve, going 11 for 39 with 5 doubles and four walks with Lerud getting the bulk of the work and Perez and Hector Gimenez both seeing more action than Reyes. He was practically a full-time coach with the 2010 Bradenton Marauders, going 1 for 11 in his only four games.

Reyes ended his playing career with a .190/~.238/.240 batting line in 434 minor league games. In 58 regular-season plate appearances in the Venezuelan Winter League, he batted .255/.281/.309. He coached for the GCL Pirates in 2011-2012 and managed them in 2013-2015. He was a coach for the Lakewood BlueClaws in 2018 and managed the GCL Phillies West in 2019.

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