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Alex Reyes | Starting Pitcher | #61

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (22) / 8/29/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Drafted: 2012 / UDFA / STL
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Alex Reyes (elbow) began a throwing program Wednesday.
Reyes is simply making throws from one knee at this point, but it's a big first step as he works his way back from February Tommy John surgery. The young right-hander is expected to be ready for the beginning of next season. Jul 21 - 10:19 AM

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Cardinals transferred RHP Alex Reyes to the 60-day disabled list.

Reyes will not play this season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in February. He could start into a throw program soon, but there is still a long road ahead of him before he is ready to contribute.
Jun 28 - 6:48 PM

Alex Reyes (elbow) could begin a throwing program within the next four weeks.

Working his way back from February Tommy John surgery, Reyes has regained range of motion and says his "arm feels great." It will obviously be a slow and steady throwing progression for the promising young right-hander. He hopes to be ready for the start of next season.
Jun 20 - 9:27 AM

Cardinals placed RHP Alex Reyes on the 10-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.

Reyes underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in mid-February and will miss the entire 2017 season. The 22-year-old top pitching prospect will aim for a big breakout in 2018.
Mar 30 - 3:02 PM

Alex Reyes underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery on Thursday.

As scheduled. Reyes, one of the top young starters in baseball, will miss the entire 2017 season and probably the early part of the 2018 campaign as well. Michael Wacha, Luke Weaver, and Trevor Rosenthal are among the pitchers in the running for the final spot in the Cardinals' season-opening starting rotation. Carlos Martinez, Adam Wainwright, Lance Lynn, and Mike Leake are locked in.

Alex Reyes (elbow) will require Tommy John surgery.

The worst fears for Reyes have been confirmed, as he'll now miss the entire 2017 season while in rehab mode. It's a brutal blow for the Cardinals, who were hoping that their prized top prospect would be a major contributor this season. The good news, if anything, is that Reyes is still just 22 years old. He still has a bright future ahead of him, but it's just going to be delayed a bit due to this health setback.
Feb 15 - 9:29 AM

According to Jim Bowden of ESPN.com, Alex Reyes has a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow and will go for a second opinion.

Reyes previously dealt with a strain in his elbow back in 2013 and received a platelet-rich plasma injection at that time, so the big question is the extent of any new damage. Bowden hears that Tommy John surgery is "likely," but the fact is that the promising young right-hander is looking at a significant absence no matter what. Michael Wacha is now the favorite to open the year as the fifth starter for St. Louis.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 14 - 4:06 PM

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, "there is significant concern" with the Cardinals that Alex Reyes needs Tommy John surgery.

Craig Mish of Sirius XM was first to report that Reyes' elbow injury could be season-ending. Reyes was sent for an MRI on his right elbow on Tuesday morning at Cardinals' camp and manager Mike Matheny appeared prepared for the worst outcome. There will be more clarity on his status after the results come back, but the Cardinals might have to plan to make due without him for the entirety of the 2017 season.
Feb 14 - 1:44 PM

Alex Reyes underwent an MRI on his pitching arm on Tuesday morning.

Uh oh. Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that he was sent for a scan on his elbow. Meanwhile, Craig Mish of Sirius XM hears that it's a potential season-ending injury. Results aren't yet known, but Cardinals manager Mike Matheny conceded that "there must be a significant reason to do this." The 22-year-old Reyes was expected to be in line for a rotation spot this spring and possesses obvious breakout potential, but the Cardinals might have to make other plans. Stay tuned.
Feb 14 - 12:52 PM

Alex Reyes skipped a throwing session Tuesday at Cardinals' camp.

Reyes took his physical Tuesday morning and the Cardinals are awaiting more information before commenting on his situation. It could be nothing, but the situation is obviously worth monitoring. The 22-year-old Reyes is considered by many as the top pitching prospect in the game. There are high expectations for him this year.
Feb 14 - 11:55 AM

Craig Mish of SiriusXM reports that Alex Reyes has committed to pitch for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic.

The Cardinals gave Reyes the go-ahead after the young hurler was asked by skipper Moises Alou. Rated by most as the best pitching prospect in the game, Reyes put up a nifty 1.57 ERA with 52 strikeouts over his first 46 major league innings in 2016. He projects to open 2017 in St. Louis' rotation.
Jan 5 - 12:25 PM

Cardinals GM John Mozeliak indicated Wednesday that he will not trade Alex Reyes.

"Alex has such high value we would have had to have been overwhelmed to do something," said Mozeliak, in reference to this week's wild trade market. "And perhaps the way to think about it is maybe we didn’t have the next tier that was good enough to compete with some of the names that are being bantered about. So we have that gap." Reyes is certainly the Cardinals' most prized prospect, having registered a 1.57 ERA with 52 strikeouts over his first 46 major league innings in 2016. He should open the 2017 season as a member of the St. Louis rotation.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 08:40:00 AM

Alex Reyes held the Reds to a lone run over six innings of work, striking out six, in a no-decision Thursday.

Reyes gave up seven hits -- with only an Adam Duvall double in the second inning going for extra bases -- while walking two in the start. He left in line for the win, but his bullpen let him down before the Cards were able to walk off in controversial fashion in the ninth. In five starts, the 22-year-old has yet to allow more than three runs in an outing, and he's given up one run or fewer in three of the five. In 12 appearances overall, Reyes owns a 1.57 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 52/23 K/BB ratio over 46 innings of work. This may be the last we see of Reyes in 2016, but the kid is just getting started.
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 11:56:00 PM

Alex Reyes earned his fourth victory of the season on Saturday, limiting the Cubs to three runs on six hits over his five frames.

The right-hander punched out six on the afternoon but also issued three walks and struggled with his command for most of the contest. He has been outstanding in his time with the Cardinals, compiling a 1.58 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 46/21 K/BB ratio across 35 innings. He'll look to extend that dominance when he does battle against the Reds on Thursday.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 04:46:00 PM

Alex Reyes fired seven innings of shutout ball Sunday in the Cardinals' 3-0 blanking of the Giants.

Kevin Siegrist and Seung Hwan Oh pitched in on the combined shutout with scoreless eighth and ninth frames as the Cardinals moved to within one game of San Francisco for the second National League Wild Card spot. Reyes was fantastic, yielding just four hits -- all singles -- while striking out six. The young right-hander has some of the best pure stuff in baseball, and when he can stay in the strike zone he has the look of a top-tier starting pitcher. Reyes, 22, owns a miniscule 1.03 ERA with 40 strikeouts in his first 35 major league innings.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 07:09:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Carson Kelly
1B1Matt Carpenter
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Paul DeJong
3B1Jedd Gyorko
LF1Tommy Pham
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Randal Grichuk
2Jose Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Lance Lynn
4Mike Leake
5Michael Wacha
6Alex Reyes
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Seung Hwan Oh
3Kevin Siegrist
4Matt Bowman
5Brett Cecil
6Tyler Lyons
7John Brebbia
8Zach Duke
9Sam Tuivailala