Biographical

Portrait of Alex Reyes

Alex Reyes P  

CSS Button No Image Css3Menu.com

Cardinals Player Cards | Cardinals Team Audit | Cardinals Depth Chart

2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 21)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
Subscribe today for access to projection data!
Birth Date8-29-1994
Height6' 3"
Weight175 lbs
Age21 years, 10 months, 25 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2012
2013
2014
2015
0.92016
+proj
DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
Multiple stints are are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2013 JCY Rk 12 12 58.3 54 28 68 1 .254 111 8.3 4.3 0.2 10.5 45% .349 .243 1.41 2.97 3.39
2014 PEO A 21 21 109.3 82 61 137 6 .260 92 6.8 5.0 0.5 11.3 40% .295 .250 1.31 3.45 3.62
2015 PMB A+ 13 13 63.7 49 31 96 0 .259 96 6.9 4.4 0.0 13.6 46% .371 .233 1.26 1.75 2.26
2015 SFD AA 8 8 34.7 21 18 52 1 .258 107 5.5 4.7 0.3 13.5 44% .286 .212 1.12 2.32 3.12
2015 CRD Rk 1 1 3.0 0 0 3 0 .259 104 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .000 .073 0.00 2.30 0.00
2015 SUR Wnt 4 4 15.0 14 10 14 0 .000 8.4 6.0 0.0 8.4 0% .333 .000 1.60 3.71 3.60
2016 MEM AAA 11 11 52.0 49 26 72 5 .275 99 8.5 4.5 0.9 12.5 42% .349 .275 1.44 3.99 5.02

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
Octagon

The rest of this card is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber? Click here for a free card so you can see what's missing.

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get instant access to the best baseball content on the web.

Cancel anytime.


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

The rest of this card is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber? Click here for a free card so you can see what's missing.

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get instant access to the best baseball content on the web.

Cancel anytime.


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!

BP Articles

Alex Reyes is referenced in the following articles.

BP Premium requires BP Premium access to view, BP Fantasy requires BP Premium or BP Fantasy access to view

  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 16th Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-07-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessPotential Impact Call-Ups: PitchersJ.P. Breen2016-07-21
Player Profile: The Cardinals' Sleeper ProspectsRyan Davis2016-07-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 15th Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-07-14
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: The Futures Game: US RosterWilson Karaman2016-07-12
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: The Futures Game: World RosterChristopher Crawford2016-07-11
Dynasty Prospect Rankings: The Midseason Top 50 UpdateBret Sayre2016-07-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 14th Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-07-07
BP Top 50: The Best Midseason ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-07-07
BP Top 50: The Best Midseason ProspectsCraig Goldstein2016-07-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Futures Game Preview: World TeamJ.P. Breen2016-07-06
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 1-4Christopher Crawford2016-07-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 13th Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessThe View From Behind The Backstop: Triple-A TriptychJeffrey Paternostro2016-06-30
2016 Futures Game Preview: The World RosterBP Prospect Staff2016-06-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 28thWilson Karaman2016-06-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 12th Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-06-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 11th Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, June 13thChristopher Crawford2016-06-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 10th Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-06-09
Rubbing Mud: What'll It Take to Make the Royals Sellers? Matthew Trueblood2016-06-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Ninth Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-06-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 1stChristopher Crawford2016-06-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 27-30Christopher Crawford2016-05-31
This article requires BP Premium accessWeekly Wrap: May 27, 2016Will Haines2016-05-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Eighth Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-05-26
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, May 23rdChristopher Crawford2016-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 20-22Christopher Crawford2016-05-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Seventh Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-05-19
Expert FAAB Review: Week SevenMike Gianella2016-05-17
TDGX Transactions: Embracing DarknessGeorge Bissell2016-05-04
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 22-24Christopher Crawford2016-04-25
This article requires BP Premium accessYouth Movement: The Baseball PROSPECT-us MailbagMark Anderson2016-04-15
2016 Prospects: The Top 175 Players 25-and-UnderChristopher Crawford2016-04-04
2016 Prospects: The Top 175 Players 25-and-UnderBP Prospect Staff2016-04-04
2016 Prospects: The Top 175 Players 25-and-UnderBrendan Gawlowski2016-04-04
2016 Prospects: The Top 175 Players 25-and-UnderMark Anderson2016-04-04
Prospectus Feature: Pre-Season Staff PredictionsBP Staff2016-04-04
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 67: AvocadosCraig Goldstein2016-04-02
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 67: AvocadosBen Carsley2016-04-02
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 67: AvocadosJeff Quinton2016-04-02
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 67: AvocadosGeorge Bissell2016-04-02
Prospectus Feature: The Top 101 Prospects of 2016, With Write-UpsBP Prospect Staff2016-04-01
2016 Prospects: 2016 Organizational RankingsJeffrey Paternostro2016-03-30
2016 Prospects: 2016 Organizational RankingsBP Prospect Staff2016-03-30
2016 Prospects: 2016 Organizational RankingsWilson Karaman2016-03-30
Dynasty Dynamics: A Different Dynasty Top 101Ben Carsley2016-03-23
2016 Prospects: Los Angeles Dodgers Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-03-03
2016 Prospects: Los Angeles Dodgers Top 10 ProspectsChristopher Crawford2016-03-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 175 Starting PitchersBret Sayre2016-03-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2017 and BeyondBen Carsley2016-02-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe -Only League Landscape: National League Starting PitchersScooter Hotz2016-02-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessState of the Position: Starting PitchersJ.P. Breen2016-02-24
Fantasy Prospect Rankings: The Top 101 Dynasty League Prospects for 2016Bret Sayre2016-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspect Debate: Alex Reyes vs. Tyler GlasnowAdam McInturff2016-02-09
BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: 2016 Rounds 1-2Bret Sayre2016-02-04
2016 Prospects: The Top 101 Prospects, Sliced and DicedRob McQuown2016-01-29
2016 Prospects: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-01-28
2016 Prospects: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 ProspectsChristopher Crawford2016-01-28
Expert League Draft Recap: A Three-Headed TGDX Draft MemoirJ.J. Jansons2015-12-31
Expert League Draft Recap: A Three-Headed TGDX Draft MemoirGeorge Bissell2015-12-31
Expert League Draft Recap: A Three-Headed TGDX Draft MemoirGreg Wellemeyer2015-12-31
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, October 28thWilson Karaman2015-10-29
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: We Interrupt This Postseason to Bring You Important Prospect UpdatesChristopher Crawford2015-10-26
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, October 22ndJeffrey Paternostro2015-10-23
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Arizona Fall League Games of October 15, 2015Jeffrey Paternostro2015-10-16
This article requires BP Premium accessSome Projection Left: Ask The Industry: Starting PitchersChristopher Crawford2015-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of September 3, 2015Jeff Moore2015-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessThe 2015 Arizona Fall League: Desert Thrillin'Mark Anderson2015-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessThe 2015 Arizona Fall League: Desert Thrillin'Wilson Karaman2015-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of August 28-30, 2015Jeff Moore2015-08-31
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 20thJeff Moore2015-08-21
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, August 17thJeff Moore2015-08-18
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: August 17, 2015BP Prospect Staff2015-08-17
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of August 14-16, 2015Jeff Moore2015-08-17
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 4thJeff Moore2015-08-05
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, July 30thJeff Moore2015-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 24-26, 2015Jeff Moore2015-07-27
Raw Projection: Ep. 12: AdjustmentsChris Mellen2015-07-27
Raw Projection: Ep. 12: AdjustmentsJeff Moore2015-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessWeekly Wrap: July 24, 2015Craig Goldstein2015-07-24
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Trade Game: Carlos GomezBaseball Prospectus2015-07-23
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: World TeamChristopher Crawford2015-07-13
This article requires BP Premium accessBP Top 50: The Best Midseason ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2015-07-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Top 50 Fantasy Prospects: Midseason UpdateBret Sayre2015-07-06
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Futures Game Preview: The World RosterBP Prospect Staff2015-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 17, 2015Jeff Moore2015-06-18
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 11, 2015Jeff Moore2015-06-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Dynasty League Risers: PitchersJ.J. Jansons2015-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 4, 2015Jeff Moore2015-06-05
This article requires BP Premium accessSome Projection Left: Draft Needs: National LeagueChristopher Crawford2015-06-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: 2015 U25 Rankings: National League CentralBen Carsley2015-05-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: 2015 U25 Rankings: National League CentralCraig Goldstein2015-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, May 11, 2015Jeff Moore2015-05-12
Raw Projection: Ep. 02 - I Like Bud Light Kind of MusicJeff Moore2015-05-11
Raw Projection: Ep. 02 - I Like Bud Light Kind of MusicChris Mellen2015-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspect Profile: Ceiling vs. CommandJeff Moore2015-05-09
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, April 27, 2015Jeff Moore2015-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 21, 2015Jeff Moore2015-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, April 15, 2015Jeff Moore2015-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 9, 2015Jeff Moore2015-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessLeague Preview Series: Texas LeagueMark Anderson2015-04-02
BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 8-10Bret Sayre2015-03-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: A Different Dynasty Top 101 ListBen Carsley2015-03-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Top 101 Dynasty League Prospects for 2015: Part 1: 51-101Bret Sayre2015-02-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2016Ben Carsley2015-02-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2016Craig Goldstein2015-02-24
The Top 101 Prospects of 2015: Sliced and DicedRob McQuown2015-02-16
The Top 101 Prospects of 2015: Sliced and DicedMauricio Rubio2015-02-16
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 ProspectsNick J. Faleris2014-11-24
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2014-11-24
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, August 18Jeff Moore2014-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: August 18, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-08-18
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 12Jeff Moore2014-08-13
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 23Jeff Moore2014-07-24
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 16Jeff Moore2014-07-17
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 2Jeff Moore2014-07-03
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 26Jeff Moore2014-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 11Jeff Moore2014-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 5Jeff Moore2014-06-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Profiling Alex ReyesCraig Goldstein2014-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: May 27, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-05-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: NL Central U25 ListsCraig Goldstein2014-04-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: NL Central U25 ListsBen Carsley2014-04-15
BP Top 101 Prospects: Opening Day AssignmentsRon Shah2014-04-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Top 101 Fantasy Prospects of 2014: Part Two: 51-101Bret Sayre2014-03-04
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomJason Parks2014-03-03
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomBP Prospect Staff2014-03-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting PitchersBret Sayre2014-02-27
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2014 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2014-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2014-02-07
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Top 101 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2014-01-27
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Top 101 ProspectsJason Parks2014-01-27
The Top 101 Prospects of 2014: Sliced and DicedMauricio Rubio2014-01-27
The Top 101 Prospects of 2014: Sliced and DicedRob McQuown2014-01-27


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)What theoretical trade would you like to see happen, just for selfish scouting purposes? Like who would you not get a chance to see in person that you'd like to see move into an organization you could scout more easily?
(Steve from Philly)
I really like this question. I've been on the receiving end twice already this season, though, as Grant Jones and James Fisher have picked my pocket stealing Chris Paddack and Anderson Espinoza to the Midwest League. I would love to see Alex Reyes get traded to the Rays and pitch at Durham. Noting to that whatsoever, just a high-minors top prospect type that I don't see for the most part right now. (Adam McInturff)
2016-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Anderson Espinoza the #1 pitching prospect next season?
(Dan from LA)
I adore Anderson Espinoza, but probably not. Really good chance that both Giolito and Urias qualify, same with Alex Reyes, and those guys will get the nod, me thinks. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-03-14 14:30:00 (link to chat)Which "Artie Reyes" was it that you mentioned being impressed by at Tacoma, in your response to an earlier question? Reyes is a common baseball name. Did you mean Reyes The Lesser in the Cardinals system (Alex = Greater, Arturo = Lesser), or is there another Artie out there (at Tacoma or elsewhere) that I don't know about?
(Bill from New Mexico)
Arturo; I wasn't aware that people called Alex Reyes 'Artie.' (Brendan Gawlowski)
2016-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is the most real deal Holyfield: Alex Reyes, Tyler Glasnow, or Blake Snell?
(nubber from tx)
Before seeing him this fall, I would have put Reyes behind Glasnow. I kinda/sorta fell in love in the AFL though. I go Reyes, Glasnow, Snell. Man oh man are all three good, though. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-01-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)If Alex Reyes has "one of the highest ceilings of any current pitching prospect", how much value is assigned to the fact that STL is excellent at maximizing pitching potential? In other words, how much further back in the rankings would Reyes be in he were in an organization with a poor development reputation (like BAL or COL)?
(Trey from Florida)
That's a background factor in determining the risk involved, for me. I don't know how to quantify how much value is assigned specifically, but the reality is that his ceiling isn't different in a different org so much as one's confidence in him *reaching* that ceiling. The only times I'd say that an org might affect the ceiling of a player is if you can reasonably assume that they can implement a major-league average pitch that the prospect currently doesn't have (think Warthen Slider), but even then, that's a significant leap of faith to take. (Top 101 Chat with Craig Goldstein)
2016-01-27 19:00:00 (link to chat)In my dynasty league, trying to decide who to keep out of Jose Berrios, Hunter Harvey, and Alex Reyes. Harvey obviously has an injury concern now, and eventually the AL East. Berrios has size and pitching plane concerns, and the American League line-ups. Reyes of course has the suspension issues, although I like the National League advantages and the Cardinals reputation for grooming pitchers. Leaning Reyes as I have no immediate starting pitching issues. Thoughts?
(Scott from Pa)
You can't really go wrong with either Berrios or Reyes. Since you aren't overly concerned about this year, I'd probably lean towards Reyes for the reasons you mentioned. Especially the Cardinals factor. But I'm also super high on Berrios. As for Harvey, I'd be trying my hardest to avoid Orioles pitching prospects. (Matt Collins)
2015-11-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Best prospect you saw at the AFL?
(Aaron from San Diego )
Alex Reyes, and I'm not sure if it was close. J.P. Crawford was the best position player I saw, followed by Austin Meadows. It was kinda a weak year, but, those guys are legit. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-10-13 19:00:00 (link to chat)Admire your work! What is on tap for 2016? Which prospect will become the next big one?
(jill from maryland)
This isn't a super under-the-radar pick at all, but Alex Reyes is extremely exciting. (Kate Morrison)
2015-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)With Urias and Giolito getting a lot of attention, which other NL minor pitchers do you see as promising for potential #1/2/ace?
(steelydanu from L.A)
Well Tyler Glasnow for sure. Alex Reyes. Maybe Jose DeLeon? (Christopher Crawford)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Can Alex Reyes be an effective mlb reliever right now? Would love to see him rack up some k's setting up rosenthal
(Berto from Missouri )
I think Reyes could be a solid middle reliever/set up right now, similar to David Price when he was first called up (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)What does Alex Reyes need to do (or continue to do) to close the margin between he and Giolito? Does Reyes have ace upside?
(RatedRookie from Atlanta)
I'm a huge Giolito fanboy, so I'm a bit biased. To me the difference between the two is that Giolito already has an MLB-average changeup, and he's got a bit more refined command right now. He has top 15 pitcher in MLB upside. Chris Mellen threw an 80 ceiling on him recently: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_pit.php?reportid=308.

Reyes is a great talent, but probably has a ceiling more in the 15-30 range in MLB. That's terrific, and he could easily be a 1/2 for most teams in the game, but Giolito is truly a transcendent talent. If Reyes improves the change and continues to refine command, then we're talking about him nearing Giolito. (Jeff Long)
2015-07-13 14:30:00 (link to chat)Explain the process of how some guys aren't selected for the futures game? I heard teams can deny permission, especially if guy may get promoted soon. Is it a mix of potential, production, and cater to the host city?
(Davin from Pittsburgh)
This seems like a good starting point:

Each team can have up to 2 selections for the Futures Game, generally consisting of 1 world player, 1 USA player.

Teams can simply deny permission of a player (Dodgers and Corey Seager), or players can sit out due to injury (Cardinals and Alex Reyes). There really isn't any drawn out explanation other than this. But it's essentially the choice of the team whether they send a player selected.

Usually, you'll see two of the best prospects per team selected, but that is not always the case. They need to fill out bother rosters, and sometimes this means a player such as Kyle Farmer or Cheslor Cuthbert will be selected. - Tucker Blair (Futures Game Chat)
2015-07-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is the better pitcher in Dynasty league, Alex Reyes, Daniel Norris, or Steven Matz?
(Silverback38 from VA)
Matz is the most polished and getting his chance now. Norris has shown he can hang in there in the bigs already. Reyes is still raw as anything, but man that FB/CB combo is one to dream on. Id go Matz/Reyes/Norris I think, but if youre so inclined to value safety first then Norris leaps comfortably ahead of Reyes. Reyes is your boy for ceiling, though: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_pit.php?reportid=256 (Wilson Karaman)
2015-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)top of your head...top 5 offensive and top 5 pitching prospects left in the minors?
(Brian from MI)
ahhh I won't be able to do that to any satisfaction. So I'll punt and just say guys like Reynaldo Lopez, Lucas Giolito and Alex Reyes are some of my favorite guys pitching in the minors. (Harry Pavlidis)
2015-06-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can Alex Reyes rival Lucas Giolito in terms of pure stuff? Can anyone in the minor leagues, when healthy, rival Giolito, or is he really in a league of his own?
(Mark from Virginia)
Yes, amazingly enough. I said after seeing him earlier this season that Reyes' has the best stuff of any pitcher in the minors besides Giolito. Now, his stuff isn't nearly close to being as refined as Giolito and he's not anywhere near that level of pitcher yet. But the fastball/curveball combination is as close as they'll come. I'll still take Giolito's because the fastball command is leaps and bounds better, but the easy velocity is just as impressive and the curveball needs new adjectives in order to properly describe it. (Jeff Moore)
2015-06-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Rank Palm Beach arms Luke Weaver, Alex Reyes, and Rob Kaminsky in terms of stuff and ceiling. Most intriguing position player at Palm Beach?
(Derek from Palm Beach (Florida))
Reyes..............Weaver....Kaminsky. The gap is notable between Reyes and the other two, and that's testament to him not a knock on the other guys. All three are quote good, Kaminsky's ceiling is the lowest, but he knows how to pitch with what he has. Weaver has a little bit better stuff and knows how to use it as well. Reyes is a stud though. He just needs to learn how to use it. (Jeff Moore)
2015-06-15 19:00:00 (link to chat)Alex Reyes: 5-WAR major-league career. Do you take the over or the under?
(Bill from New Mexico)
Well, he's a Cardinal, so over.

In all seriousness, I'll take over because he's got a good chance of topping that mark as a reliever if the command never comes around. Jeff Moore gave his fastball and curve 70 future grades; that's a lights out reliever if he stays healthy. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2015-06-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)I like Alex Reyes a lot. How much excitement is realslistic for a guy who struggles with control? Top 25 Dynasty spec?
(Lou from Missouri)
You can be excited about a prospect without necessarily expecting him to reach his ceiling. That's the one thing of which fantasy owners have to be careful. Do not invest in prospects *expecting* them to reach their ceiling. That rarely happens. With that said, Reyes is in one of the best organizations in baseball. I still think he's around 375-425 overall for dynasty leagues. (J.P. Breen)
2015-05-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi CJ, Out of Jose Deleon, Reynaldo Lopez and Alex Reyes who would you prefer ?
(Tommy from Atlanta)
Alex Reyes. Lopez may have the biggest fastball but I would take Reyes' FB/CB future combo. OFP for Reyes would be the highest. (CJ Wittmann)
2015-05-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)14 team dynasty league, who has the higher upside? 5-tool Bradley Zimmer or Alex Reyes?
(Jeff from Chicago)
I like them both and it's close, but I generally tend to default to the hitter. So Zimmer for me, but as I said it's close. (Mike Gianella)
2015-05-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Chris, looking for a leg up on my dynasty league. Two open minor league slots. Ketel Marte, Phillip Ervin, Jomar Reyes, Darnell Sweeney Jose de Leon, and Alex Reyes are all availabe. Whom should I add if I'm looking for superstar upside, regardless of ETA/position?
(Matt from KY)
Definitely take Reyes, and then....I'd go Marte. I've been impressed with what I've seen, and there's a 50/50 shot he can play shortstop. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-05-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Better career: Jeff Hoffman or Alex Reyes?
(Mitch from Iowa)
This is a fun question. I probably would go with Hoffman because there's slightly more upside, but I want to see Hoffman show the top of the rotation stuff for a stretch before I go "all-in" on him. Also Reyes is really good, but Hoffman wins in a close decision. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-05-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jose de Leon, Alex Reyes, Jeff Hoffman - One is an Ace, one is a mid-rotation arm, one is a reliever... Where are you placing your bets?
(MP from KY)
Just reverse the order of names. Hoffman the ace, Reyes the mid-rotation, de Leon the reliever. I think all three start though. You can't make me do this, MP! (Christopher Crawford)
2015-04-29 20:00:00 (link to chat)Read some reports that Alex Reyes stuff has ticked up and he's hit 100 on the gun now. Any truth to this and if so what do you make of it?
(neph27 from The cmbl)
Reyes has always had top shelf stuff, it's just a matter of refinement and learning how to pitch. Early returns are that he's making strides in those areas, so he's definitely someone who is raising their stock at the moment. Just don't get carried away - he's got a long way to go. (Bret Sayre)
2015-04-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is it Moncada time yet in Greenville? IF not, to hold me over til then...who ya got in a FSL smack down between Alex Reyes and Blake Snell?
(Handsome NAMBER from Mortville)
Hagerstown in a couple of weeks. And Alex Reyes. (CJ Wittmann)
2015-04-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some prospects you expect to make a big climb up the rankings next time they come out? Any names that might surprise us?
(boneil33 from Boston)
This may not come as a surprise to many but I think when mid-season rankings come out, we will see Alex Reyes a lot higher on lists than he previously was. (CJ Wittmann)
2015-03-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Can you name some prospects outside of most top 50 rankings that may jump into the top 10-15 tier by this time next year?
(James from Alcorn St)
Obviously not a lock that this will happen, but Margot, Devers, Tapia, Reynaldo Lopez, Alex Reyes, Grant Holmes (Christopher Crawford)
2015-01-21 15:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Doug, what are your thoughts on Alexander Reyes & Steven Matz? Could both become role 6 type players, or are the concerns for Reyes control & Matz injury pass holding them back of that possibility?
(kiper90 from Rochester, NY)
I covered Reyes in the NL Central prospects piece, and I think that he has all of the basic ingredients to solve his walks issue. He just needs to iron out his timing, which is typically the last thing to come around for a pitcher it can also take the longest. Stay tuned.

Matz is an intriguing prospect, with three potential plus pitches. He put up 140 innings last year, and his Tommy John was back in 2010, so I think that he is breaking free of the injury shackles. (Doug Thorburn)
2015-02-09 20:00:00 (link to chat)Who in the last 50 do you think has the best chance of moving into the top 20 next year?
(Shane from Tacoma)
That's a huge leap in one year, but Clint Frazier, Alexander Reyes, and Manuel Margot are three who come to mind right off the bat with chances to do so for me. (Top 101 Chat)
2014-11-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm curious to know more about Alexander Reyes' body now. I hadn't heard until I read the Cardinals top 10 that he had thickened in his bottom.
(Howie from NYC)
Put on a lot of not necessarily good weight in the lower-half during the off-season. Enough that it stood out to evaluators, and not in a good way. Sounds like that is going to be a focus moving forward and I personally expect it to be a non-issue as Reyes continues to progress. (NL Central Top 10s With Nick Faleris)
2014-12-11 18:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Mark, what would your order be of these prospects if you had them in your farm? Alexander Reyes, Nomar Mazara, Leonardo Molina, Jairo Labourt, Ryan McMahon?
(kiper90 from Rochester, NY)
Mazara, Reyes, McMahon, Molina, Labourt. (Mark Anderson)
2014-10-09 15:00:00 (link to chat)If Alex Reyes can become consistent in his mechanics and improve his control, is there a top of the rotation potential with him?
(Isaac from last one)
Yes, but it's a long way off. What's weird is that I don't think Reyes ends up 'in the middle'. I think he's either a TOTR guy or a pen arm. I just have that kind of feeling with him. The mechs improved throughout the year, and the stuff is very, very lively. But, he struggles to hit the glove, and probably needs to lose 15 pounds. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-09-10 12:00:00 (link to chat)Rank this dominican arms Domingo German michael feliz Alex reyes and Reynaldo lopez.
(Jeffrey from New York)
1. Reynaldo Lopez
2. Alex Reyes
3. Domingo German
4. Michael Feliz (Tucker Blair)
2014-09-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Alex Reyes improved his control during the second half. Where do you think he ranks among prospect pitchers going into the offseason?
(Andrew from St. Augustine)
Question for the BP scout team! My two cents is, he only turned 20 last week and pitched in the Midwest League this year, so there's still a lot of road to travel before he reaches the Majors. But with his stuff he has to be viewed as a legit prospect... just not for 2015, in all likelihood. (Cory Schwartz)
2014-07-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Not sure if you've witnessed or seen video of Alex Reyes, but can his massive walk rate be traced to mechanics, pitches that he doesn't yet have command of, or a combination?
(Alex from Wis)
I have not seen Reyes yet, so I will lean toward the BP prospect team for an evaluation. As a teaser, here's what JP and the crew said about Reyes' weaknesses in the Cards Top 10 List:

"Weaknesses: Needs general refinement; still transitioning from thrower to pitcher; needs to sharpen up command; work on sequencing; PFP refinement; holding runners; changeup is third offering; can overthrow the pitch; more deliberate in release."

On the jukebox: Sepultura, "Ratamahatta" (Doug Thorburn)
2014-07-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)What's Alex Reyes' ceiling? Striking out tons of guys in the midwest league
(Dick Grande from St Louis)
I will point to the aforementioned article from the prospect crew ( http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=22759 ).

Another teaser, his listed strengths: "Prototypical size; room for physical projection; electric arm speed; easy action and smooth release; fastball already works plus; projects to be plus-plus; 92-98 mph with late action; curveball could be second well above-average offering; hard breaker with tight rotation and heavy vertical bite; feel for changeup; could end up playing above average; delivery conducive for command projection" (Doug Thorburn)
2014-07-22 15:00:00 (link to chat)Have you seen Alex Reyes yet and what are your thoughts on him? (sorry if I missed a report on him). I saw him once and even though he walked 7 he looked absolutely insane out there, 95-96 with really nice CB and an unfair CH
(Tommy from Chicago)
I have seen Reyes. The mechanical profile is really rough. A lot of spine tilt, no consistency or rhythm, struggles to repeat. But man, the stuff is downright filthy. Was 93-96 T 97 in my viewing, and the CB flashed no-nonsense 6+ (even though it'll probably end up around a 6). CH is starting to come along, and he's developing feel.

I really liked the arm, but it's going to be a slow burn. Going to need to refine the mechanical profile, and probably needs to lose 10-15 pounds. Sir (who knighted him) Mix a lot would be jealous of what he's got going on back there.

He's in a great org for a project, and the Cardinals may make an impact starter out of him. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-07-22 15:00:00 (link to chat)Who threw the best breaking ball you've seen all year?
(Fart Garfunkel from Poopsylvania)
I was sitting on the side for the futures game, but this guy Lucas Giolito has a pretty good one. Hunter Harvey's had big time depth.

Full game observance: Jake Thompson's SL is really nasty. Alex Reyes' flashed 6+. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-07-22 15:00:00 (link to chat)From the Peoria rotation, would you rather have Rob Kaminsky or Alex Reyes?
(justarobert from Santa Clara)
It's funny you ask. These two guys were probably the most overrated pitchers I've seen this season. I was going in expecting two impact arms, but didn't see it. Reyes has command issues, and there's certainly a chance he ends up in the pen.

Kaminsky, I actually saw earlier this week. He was mostly high 80's. Could reach back for a bit more when he needed it and could certainly pitch, but the FB was flatter than I thought. The CB was good, not great. Didn't get many swings and misses. I was shocked to see his numbers, because the stuff doesn't fit the results. He's a #4 type.

I'd rather have Kaminsky because there's a better chance he's a big league starter, but they're in fairly close proximity. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who is the Cardinals next great pitcher: Rob Kaminsky, Alex Reyes or someone else?
(scott from az)
I saw Alex Reyes so I'm biased that way. He's got a lot of refining to do still but at 19 he has a big fastball and a hammer with a developing change. I might be in love with him. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-06-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)I know that Parks was aggressive in arguing Alex Reyes into the BP 101 and touted him as a potential big riser in season. Has the opinion on him changed at all with his continued control issues or just typical development of a young arm? Seems to still be missing bats consistently and generating weak contact. Thanks.
(JoJo from SD)
I don't know that any opinions have changed on Reyes so much as this is just the sort of thing that happens with young prospects all the time. Many are poised to make a jump. Some make it, others don't. It doesn't mean he won't The talent is still there. Sometimes it's tough to harness it. (Jeff Moore)
2014-05-29 19:30:00 (link to chat)Hey Ben, what would your order be of these prospects you would want in a Dynasty League? Alexander Reyes, Hunter Harvey,Francisco Mejia, Franchy Cordero, Ryan McMahon?
(kiper90 from Rochester, NY)
Hmm, let's go Harvey, McMahon, Reyes, Cordero, Mejia. Is this Craig? These are all guys who Craig loves. (Ben Carsley)
2014-05-15 20:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Bret, what would your order be of these prospects you would want in a Dynasty League? Alexander Reyes, Hunter Harvey,Francisco Mejia, Franchy Cordero, Ryan McMahon?
(kiper90 from Rochester, NY)
I'd go Harvey, McMahon, Reyes, Cordero, Mejia. (Bret Sayre)
2014-05-13 11:00:00 (link to chat)Professor Parks, what would your order be of these prospects if you had them in your farm? Alexander Reyes, Hunter Harvey,Francisco Mejia, Franchy Cordero, Ryan McMahon?
(kiper90 from Rochester, NY)
Harvey, Reyes, Mejia, McMahon, Cordero (Jason Parks)
2014-04-03 19:30:00 (link to chat)who has the highest ceiling between Alexander Reyes and Sean Manaea?
(gdabdullah from milwaukee)
I'd say they're fairly comparable as potential #2 guys. Maybe Reyes has a little more ceiling because he's further away and it's more likely something crazy happens and gives him an extra bump, but by the same token he carries more risk. If I'm picking one today, I'm going with Manaea (Craig Goldstein)
2014-03-19 20:00:00 (link to chat)in a deep dynasty any pitching prospects with high ceilings and arent close to the majors? need some names for late
(tno1986 from nyc)
Lewis Thorpe, Alexander Reyes, Jose Martinez, Alberto Tirado. (Bret Sayre)
2014-03-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Got on the Alexander Reyes train while it's still time to get him on the cheap.I know this can be tricky but what would be a good major league or minor league comp.Past or present.
(Spirou from Montreal)
That's tough. I'd really wanna see more before that, but it's impossible not to be giddy about his potential especially with the organization he's in (Paul Sporer)
2014-03-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Raimel Tapia and Alexander Reyes came out of nowhere with a lot of hype this year. Who has the best chances of being their equivalent next year?
(Silverback38 from VA)
In today's scouting notes, I wrote up Marlins pitching prospect Jorgan Cavanerio. It's not too often that I see a guy I've never heard of and am wowed by his performance, but that's what happened with Cavanerio. He's already quite good and if he takes another step when he gets off the complex leagues, everyone will know about him. (Jeff Moore)
2014-03-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Saw the post of Alexander Reyes earlier; how good can he be?
(Rich from Maryland)
"Reyes has the highest ceiling of any arm on the Cardinals farm." That's a direct quote from our Cardinals top-10 from Parks about Reyes. (Jeff Moore)
2014-01-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)I was intrigued by Alexander Reyes at No. 98 on the BP top 101 list since I can't remember seeing much analysis of him on the site. What prompted his inclusion?
(benjamingh from IA)
He's a badass with a loose arm, great body, highly projectable arsenal that could include two 70 grade pitches and a 60 CH. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2014-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you approve of what Alexander Reyes did to get more money?
(Bubba from St. Louis)
Sure, why not? As long as he wasn't being put in any danger. The market has loopholes that not every player is willing to exploit. Good for those who are willing to take chances. (Jeff Moore)
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)The STL system gets a lot of hype but a couple SP I haven't heard much about - Tim Cooney and Alexander Reyes - had good years. Thoughts on these two in a deep dynasty league? Thanks.
(Tuco from STL)
I'm a bigger fan of Reyes and actually own him in a deep NL-Only league. Both are worth rostering depending on the depth of your league/minor league system. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-12-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Give us 1 pitching prospect and 1 hitting prospect we may not all know now, who will be household names at this time next year
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
RHP Alexander Reyes (Cardinals); Francisco Mejia (Indians) (Jason Parks)


BP Roundtables

No BP Roundtables have mentioned this guy.

 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Alex Reyes threw 122 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2015, all of them occuring in Fall/Winter Ball. In 2015, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (98mph), also mixing in a Change (90mph), Curve (79mph) and Slider (88mph).