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Alex Reyes | Relief Pitcher | #61

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (22) / 8/29/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 175
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Drafted: 2012 / UDFA / STL
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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. Sep 29 - 11:56 PM

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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.
Sep 24 - 4:46 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.
Sep 18 - 7:09 PM

Alex Reyes will start for the Cardinals on Sunday against the Giants.

He's taking the place of Jaime Garcia who is being demoted to the bullpen. Reyes has been outstanding in his limited time with the Cardinals, posting a 1.29 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 34/16 K/BB ratio over 28 innings. He's worthy of using in all formats.
Sep 15 - 8:41 PM

Alex Reyes pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings in relief Tuesday against the Cubs to earn his second win of the season.

In a telling move, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny yanked starter Jaime Garcia in the second inning and brought in the 22-year-old to get out of a bases-loaded, two-out jam. Reyes did just that and proceeded to pitch another four shutout innings, giving up just one hit but walking six and striking out four on the evening. Reyes now has a 1.29 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 34/16 K/BB ratio over 28 innings this year, and with Garcia's spot in the rotation very much in question, it could be Reyes who gets the call this weekend against the Giants. Stay tuned.
Sep 14 - 12:08 AM

Alex Reyes is being moved back to the bullpen.

Reyes allowed three runs in 10 2/3 innings in two starts, but he's returning to the bullpen now that Mike Leake has recovered from the shingles virus. His fantasy upside will be limited as a reliever, but he remains an exciting talent for the long-term.
Sep 5 - 8:06 PM

Alex Reyes gave up two runs over six innings in a no-decision against the Reds on Friday.

Reyes held the Reds off the board until he ran into some trouble in the sixth inning. All in all, it was a positive outing for the rookie right-hander, as he struck out seven and walked a pair while throwing 67 out of 103 pitches for strikes. He’s a must-own in fantasy leagues as long as he has a rotation spot. The Pirates are coming up next on his calendar.
Sep 2 - 11:04 PM

Alex Reyes will remain in the Cardinals' rotation.

That was the assumption after Mike Leake was officially placed on the disabled list Monday due to shingles. Reyes allowed one run in 4 2/3 innings Saturday against the A's in his first major league start and makes for an interesting pickup in mixed fantasy leagues as long as he keeps getting chances. Both Reyes and Luke Weaver will start this weekend against the Reds.
Aug 29 - 6:02 PM

Alex Reyes gave up just one run in 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Athletics on Saturday.

He surrendered only two base hits while punching out four batters. His four walks contributed to an elevated pitch count and an early exit. He was lifted from the game with two runners aboard in the fifth inning. One of those runners was walked in by a reliever for the only run charged to Reyes in the ballgame. He now has a 0.64 ERA with 17 strikeouts and 8 walks in 14 innings. This was his first major league start after appearing in five games out of the bullpen. The elite prospect turns 22 years old on Monday.
Aug 27 - 10:36 PM

Alex Reyes will make his first major league start on Saturday in place of Mike Leake, who is dealing with shingles.

The 21-year-old right-hander has been impressive in his time out of the Cardinals bullpen, posting a 13/4 K/BB ratio over 9 1/3 scoreless innings. He's worthy of a look in all formats for as long as he's in the rotation. He'll get the Athletics at home Saturday in a relatively juicy matchup.
Aug 27 - 12:16 AM

Alex Reyes has been told he will pitch out of the Cardinals' bullpen for now.

But that could change over the weekend with the Cardinals needing a starter to fill in for the injured Michael Wacha. Reyes was officially promoted to the major leagues on Tuesday afternoon after registering a 4.96 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, and 93/32 K/BB ratio over 65 1/3 innings (14 starts) this season at Triple-A Memphis. The 21-year-old right-hander has one of the best young arms in baseball, but his control is still very much a work in progress.
Aug 9 - 4:28 PM

Cardinals purchased the contract of RHP Alex Reyes from Triple-A Memphis.

Michael Wacha (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list in a corresponding roster move, so there is an open rotation spot in St. Louis. Reyes struck out eight batters over six innings of one-run ball in his last start with Memphis and he boasts 93 strikeouts in 65 1/3 total innings this season, but he's had trouble working late into games due to a lack of control. The 21-year-old right-hander is probably going to be a matchup-to-matchup guy in fantasy leagues down the stretch.
Aug 9 - 4:08 PM

The Cardinals are calling up prospect right-hander Alex Reyes, according to Craig Mish of SiriusXM.

The Cardinals have yet to make an official announcement and it's unclear whether he is being called up to start or pitch out of the bullpen. Reyes, 21, fanned eight batters over six innings of one run ball in his most recent start in Triple-A and owns a 4.96 ERA and 93/32 K/BB ratio over 65 1/3 innings on the year. Of course, he got a late start on the year after serving a 50-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. He possesses big-time upside, but his control is a work in progress.
Aug 9 - 3:36 PM

According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, top prospect Alex Reyes was lifted from his start Tuesday night at Triple-A Memphis as "insurance" in case he's needed Saturday in Miami.

That would be his major league debut. Tyler Lyons is also a possibility for Saturday, but he might have to be used in relief at some point over the next three days. Reyes struck out seven batters over three innings on Tuesday night against the Triple-A affiliate of the Dodgers and he has 79 strikeouts in 55 total innings this season with the Memphis Redbirds. But those big swing-and-miss totals have come with an ugly 1.42 WHIP and 5.07 ERA. If this does happen, it will likely be a spot start.
Jul 26 - 9:47 PM

Alex Reyes was pulled from his start Tuesday night at Triple-A Memphis after just three innings.

There's no word yet about an injury, so this could be part of some trade that is in the works. Or maybe it's a sudden callup? We're doing guesswork for now. Reyes, one of the top pitching prospects in baseball, had struck out seven batters in three innings Tuesday night against the Triple-A affiliate of the Dodgers. The 21-year-old right-hander has 79 strikeouts in 55 innings this season with Memphis.
Jul 26 - 9:14 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Carson Kelly
3Alberto Rosario
1B1Matt Carpenter
2Matt Adams
3Chad Huffman
2B1Kolten Wong
2Jedd Gyorko
3Breyvic Valera
4Eliezer Alvarez
SS1Aledmys Diaz
2Edmundo Sosa
3Wilfredo Tovar
3B1Jhonny Peralta
2Greg Garcia
LF1Tommy Pham
2Jose Martinez
3Todd Cunningham
CF1Randal Grichuk
2Magneuris Sierra
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Lance Lynn
4Mike Leake
5Alex Reyes
6Michael Wacha
7Luke Weaver
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Kevin Siegrist
3Trevor Rosenthal
4Matt Bowman
5Tyler Lyons
6Jonathan Broxton
7Miguel Socolovich
8Sam Tuivailala
9Mike Mayers
10John Gant
11Rowan Wick
12Zach Duke
13Zach Phillips