Alex Reyes St. Louis Cardinals

Age: 27 (August 29, 1994) | 6' 3" | 175lbs. | Throws: Right Minors: p-12
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
STL AAA 2016 2 3 0 0 14 14 65.1 63 6 32 93 4.96 1.45 1.35 4.4 12.8 .385 n/a
STL NL 2016 4 1 1 0 12 5 46.0 33 1 23 52 1.57 1.22 1.00 4.5 10.2 .292 43/15/41 9 8
STL A 2018 1 0 0 0 1 1 5.0 1 0 2 12 0.00 0.60 0.40 3.6 21.6 .323 n/a
STL A+ 2018 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.1 4 0 1 6 0.00 1.50 1.35 2.7 16.2 .541 n/a
STL AA 2018 1 0 0 0 1 1 7.2 1 0 3 13 0.00 0.52 0.33 3.5 15.3 .104 n/a
STL AAA 2018 1 0 0 0 1 1 7.0 1 0 1 13 0.00 0.29 0.21 1.3 16.7 .129 n/a
STL NL 2018 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.0 3 0 2 2 0.00 1.25 1.00 4.5 4.5 .244 40/20/40 1 1
STL A+ 2019 0 1 0 0 2 2 9.1 9 0 3 11 1.93 1.29 1.12 2.9 10.6 .370 n/a
STL AAA 2019 1 3 0 0 10 7 28.0 27 5 24 38 7.39 1.82 1.66 7.7 12.2 .349 n/a
STL NL 2019 0 1 0 2 4 0 3.0 2 1 6 1 15.00 2.67 2.17 18.0 3.0 .118 30/20/50 -2 -2
STL NL 2020 2 1 1 2 15 1 19.1 14 1 14 27 3.26 1.45 1.16 6.5 12.6 .321 37/16/47 7 7
STL NL 2021 8 8 29 2 65 0 66.2 41 7 48 86 2.84 1.34 1.13 6.5 11.6 .250 38/18/44 28 17
Career 5yrs 14 11 31 6 97 7 139.0 93 10 93 168 2.65 1.34 1.11 6.0 10.9 .270 n/a
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He started last season positive with Covid 19 and missed summer camp, and was recalled the first week of August just before the Cardinals were shut down because of the spread. When he finally pitched, in short outings with small leads or deficits generally, he was for the most part effective. Most notably, he struck out a lot of guys, which is a great sign for this still youngish pitcher who has a famously live arm and great stuff when he's healthy. He also didn't allow many homers on the nearly 50 percent of batted balls hit on the fly, which can be an indication of good luck, but when coupled with a 20 percent infield fly percentage is a sign that the fourseamer is doing its job. As for his health, few can remember the last time he was healthy. He last threw 100 innings in a season in 2016, split between Triple-A and his major league debut, which was followed the next spring by a torn UCL and TJ. The road back has been long, and how do consecutive seasons of 41 and 19.7 innings the last two years add up on the health front? More importantly, even if they indicate a whisper of health, they come with 47 bases on balls in 60.7 innings, which puts the control issues from his phenom days to shame. All of that plus the Cards front five argues for a bullpen role this year as he continues to sort out his actual health from what it feels like finally to feel healthy. Can he then reinstitute an approach that reduces the number of free passes he issues? The Cards have four closer-like arms in their pen, too, so Reyes shouldn't cost too much, his role unsettled, which makes him a worthy flyer likely to throw strikeouts (at least) unless he ends up once again on the IL.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Feb 16

Here's another guy I'd like to see profiled, Peter.  Starter?  Reliever?  Closer?  Or maybe all we can count on is a ton of Ks?  Seems like STL has about 6 closer candidates.

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Feb 15
Fangraphs: FB 60% FBv 97.6 EV 86.3 HardHit 29% HR/FB 5% LD%+ 75 FIP 3.24
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '20