The Railroaders signed Reyes on July 25, 2019 following the conclusion of the All-Star break, and he quickly reasserted his position as one of the league’s most fearsome bats. The right-handed hitting slugger finished the year with a .306/.416/.525 slash line in 40 games. He smacked 11 doubles and eight home runs, driving in 33 runs while notching more walks than strikeouts (28:26).
Over the winter, Reyes returned to his native Venezuela and delivered a sensational campaign with Zulia, earning Rookie of the Year honors in the Venezuelan Winter League. He hit .333 with 11 doubles, two triples and three home runs in 34 games, finishing the year with a .917 OPS.
It was a circuitous road that led Reyes to Cleburne, with the Railroaders representing his fourth different independent league team since the beginning of the 2018 season. The 24-year old began that year with the Lincoln Saltdogs, hitting .287 with 10 home runs before being shipped to the Wichita Wingnuts in a trade deadline deal. Reyes hit .320 with 16 extra-base hits in 32 games for Wichita, and was returned to Lincoln at the end of the season to complete the trade. Over 88 total games for the year, Reyes hit .300 with 19 doubles, 17 home runs and 56 RBI. He also stole 18 bases in 20 attempts.
The Saltdogs swapped Reyes to the Sussex County Miners on December 5, 2018 in a three-team trade involving the Railroaders. Reyes’ stay with the Miners was a brief one, as he hit .373 with nine extra-base hits in 13 games for Sussex County before his contract was purchased by the Miami Marlins organization.
Reyes played in 36 games with High-A Jupiter while with the Marlins, but was released on July 20 and snapped up by Cleburne less than a week later. It marked the second stint with Miami for Reyes, who signed with the organization as a 17-year old international free agent in 2012. He ultimately spent seven seasons with Miami, reaching Jupiter in 2017 before the club granted him his release.