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Alex Reyes | Starting Pitcher

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (20) / 8/29/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Cardinals prospect RHP Alex Reyes struck out 11 batters over six scoreless innings on Tuesday for Low-A Peoria, allowing just three hits and two walks.
Reyes has flashed his huge upside this season as a 19-year-old in full-season ball, posting a 3.89 ERA with 110 strikeouts over 90 1/3 innings at Peoria. However, even though the right-hander has been difficult to barrel and consistently missing bats, his lack of control has been a season-long problem and resulted in 57 walks (5.68 BB/9). That being said, he still has pitched especially well over his past eight starts, with a 2.38 ERA and 53 strikeouts in 42 1/3 innings. Reyes has the ceiling of a No. 2 or 3 starter at maturity and could be ready for the major leagues in 2017 if everything goes as planned with his development. Aug 13 - 12:27 PM

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Cardinals prospect right-hander Alex Reyes struck out five batters over six innings for Low-A Peoria on Wednesday, allowing three hits, two walks, and one run.

Two of the three hits were doubles, and hitters have a .205/.328/.305 off Reyes for the season. He has the potential to be a frontline pitcher, but his below-average command could prevent him from reaching his ceiling. He has a 5.7 BB/9 for the season, but has dominated Low-A hitters and his WHIP is only 1.382. Reyes won't turn 20 until the end of August, and will likely spend the rest of the season in the Midwest League.
Jul 24 - 2:25 PM

Cardinals right-handed pitching prospect Alex Reyes threw five shutout innings Wednesday for Low-A Peoria, scattering two hits while striking out 10.

Reyes has the potential to be a No. 2 pitcher, but he has had at least four walks in seven of his 13 starts in 2014 and walked seven on Wednesday. Like most young pitchers Reyes has issues with his command, but he misses a lot of bats and will be given substantial time to develop in the Cardinals' system. He is likely to spend this entire season in the Midwest League and then start 2015 in the High-A Florida State League.
Jul 3 - 9:49 AM

Cardinals right-handed pitching prospect tossed a seven-inning complete game, scattering two hits and two walks while striking out seven batters for Low-A Peoria on Wednesday.

Peoria played a doubleheader against the Kane County Cougars, and teams only play seven innings during each game of a double header. Reyes got shelled in his last outing, allowing seven hits and two walks in 3 2/3 innings, so it's great to see a good performance, even if Kane County is light on prospect talent. Despite growing up in New Jersey, Reyes lived with family in the Dominican Republic for a year in order to circumvent the draft, signing for $950,000 in late 2012. He has the potential to be a solid No. 2 pitcher who uses his mid-90s fastball, hard-snapping curve ball, and above-average change-up to dominate hitters.
Jun 12 - 8:51 AM

Alex Reyes was dominant on Tuesday, allowing two earned runs on one hit in five innings for Low-A Peoria.

The 19-year-old struck out a season-high eight batters and, more significantly, walked just one for the second straight outing. Reyes walked a total of 12 batters in eight innings through his first two starts, but he has since posted a 13/2 strikeout-to-walk ratio in his past two turns in the rotation. On the season, Reyes has registered a 2.60 ERA, .164 opponents’ batting average and 24/14 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 17 1/3 innings. The right-hander has the type of stuff to one day pitch at the front of a major league rotation, but he will require considerable time to thoroughly develop in the minors.
Apr 30 - 12:46 PM

Cardinals right-handed pitching prospect Alex Reyes walked five in three innings in his second start for Low-A Peoria.

Reyes has 11 strikeouts and has allowed 12 walks, five hits, and only one run in his first eight innings in 2014. Opposing batters have a .179/.425/.214 line against him in 2014. Reyes is from New Jersey, so you can't blame is on cold weather in the early spring. Reyes' command woes are likely to be his biggest developmental hurdle and could prevent him from reaching his potential.
Apr 15 - 3:23 PM

Cardinals prospect RHP Alex Reyes had a shaky debut on Sunday for Low-A Peoria, allowing three hits and seven walks with six strikeouts over five scoreless frames.

Reyes, 19, enters the season with a reputation as one of the more exciting young arms in the low minors, and his season-debut line from Sunday only furthered that belief. The right-hander has the type of stuff to one day pitch at the front of a major league rotation, but he will require considerable time to thoroughly develop in the minor leagues. In his professional debut last summer, Reyes posted a 3.39 ERA and 68/28 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 58.1 innings in the Rookie-level Appalachian League.
Apr 7 - 12:18 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2A.J. Pierzynski
3Tony Cruz
1B1Matt Adams
2Xavier Scruggs
2B1Kolten Wong
2Mark Ellis
3Daniel Descalso
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3Greg Garcia
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
3Thomas Pham
RF1Oscar Taveras
2Randal Grichuk
3Shane Robinson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Lance Lynn
4John Lackey
5Shelby Miller
6Jaime Garcia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Pat Neshek
3Seth Maness
4Randy Choate
5Sam Freeman
6Jason Motte
7Carlos Martinez
8Kevin Siegrist
9Justin Masterson
10Tyler Lyons
11Nick Greenwood
12Marco Gonzales
13Samuel Tuivailala