Jose Siri has oozed potential ever since he was a young prospect in the Cincinnati Reds’ farm system.
He had issues navigating the high minors with the Reds and was acquired by the Houston Astros in 2021.
There, in Triple-A, he had a phenomenal year and made his MLB debut in 2021.
In 2022, Siri failed to establish himself in Houston and ended up on the Tampa Bay Rays‘ roster, a franchise that could afford more patience with him.
With the Astros, he slashed a disappointing .178/.238/.304 in 147 trips to the plate, but those numbers improved to .241/.292/.367 in 178 plate appearances in Tampa.
Between the two teams, he hit seven homers and stole 14 bases in just 325 appearances: evidently, he has an exciting power-speed combo but needs more consistency making contact.
Where he isn’t having issues of any kind is in the LIDOM, the Dominican Republic Winter League.
An Impressive Performance To Lead His Team
Playing for the Gigantes del Cibao, the outfielder hit two home runs on Monday night to lead his squad to a 3-0 victory over Tigres del Licey.
Jose Siri is going off tonight in the Dominican Winter League. 💪💪 pic.twitter.com/EPhk9rcdEd
— MLB (@MLB) December 13, 2022
Siri is slashing an impressive .315/.398/.507 with the two home runs, nine steals, and a .904 OPS in 73 at-bats.
He has virtually carried Gigantes to the semifinal showdown.
He may strike out a lot, but he is still just 27 and has time to break through at the MLB level.
He has hit homers and stolen bases while playing good defense in The Show.
If he can trim his strikeouts, he could be a star.
The Rays are expected to give him an important role in the 2023 campaign, barring any unexpected trades.
They have faith in his abilities and will give him an extended look in the outfield.