Come closer to the screen. I want to let you in on a little secret. Are you with me? Okay, here goes.
Jose Reyes won the National League batting title this year.
What was that? You knew that already? You want me to tell you something you don’t know? Fine, but don’t say I didn’t warn you. In fact, I have a number of things to tell you that you probably didn’t know. And once I tell you, you’ll see that Jose Reyes’ 2011 season was even greater than you originally thought.
Jose Reyes batted .337 in 2011, the third-highest single season batting average in franchise history for a player who played the entire season as a Met. (Mike Piazza batted .348 in 109 games for the Mets in 1998, but he also spent time with the Dodgers and Marlins that year.) Naturally, Reyes’ batting average represented a career high. But he also set career highs in on-base percentage (.384), slugging percentage (.493) and OPS (.877).
Reyes also finished among the league leaders in hits (181), multi-hit gam