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Alex Reyes | Starting 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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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

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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, 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.
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

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.
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 08:41:00 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.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 12:08:00 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.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 08:06:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yadier Molina
2Eric Fryer
1B1Matt Carpenter
2Matt Adams
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Aledmys Diaz
3B1Jhonny Peralta
2Jedd Gyorko
LF1Randal Grichuk
2Jose Martinez
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Lance Lynn
4Mike Leake
5Michael Wacha
6John Gant
7Alex Reyes
Relief Pitcher
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Brett Cecil
3Kevin Siegrist
4Trevor Rosenthal
5Matt Bowman
6Jonathan Broxton
7Tyler Lyons
8Miguel Socolovich
9Zach Duke