D-backs get young outfielder for Draft pick

Switch-hitting Reyes has 'a lot of raw talent and ability'

D-backs get young outfielder for Draft pick

PHOENIX -- The D-backs on Monday acquired Minor League outfielder Victor Reyes from the Braves in exchange for their Competitive Balance Round B pick, which will be the No. 75 overall pick in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft.

Reyes, 20, hit .259 with 13 doubles and 34 RBIs in 89 games with Class A Rome in 2014 and was named to the South Atlantic League midseason All-Star team.

"He's a switch-hitting outfielder, he's got some height to him," D-backs GM Dave Stewart said. "Right now he's a little skinny. He's got a lot of raw talent and ability. He's an above-average runner, he's got above-average tools, he's just real young."

MLB.com ranks Reyes as the 27th-best prospect in the D-backs' system.

The D-backs own the No. 1 overall pick in the Draft by virtue of having the worst record in baseball last year.

After evaluating the talent level in this year's Draft, the D-backs were willing to trade their Competitive Balance Round pick.

"Quite frankly, the Draft right now looks like it's going to be so-so at best," Stewart said. "It may be good, it may not be, but right now I think if you talk to anybody about the Draft, I don't think anybody is turning flips. There's no clear No. 1 in the Draft, and after the No. 1 pick, who knows how it's going to be?"

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.