Sunday, January 1, 2017

DrB's 2017 Giants Top 50 Prospects: #29 Reyes Maronta

Reyes Maronta, RHP.  DOB:  1/6/1993.  6'0", 175 lbs.  International FA.

2016 A+:  0-3, 2.59, 59 IP, 3.05 BB%, 14.19 K%, 14 Saves.

First things first:  I've seen Reyes Maronta pitch in person and he ain't no 175 lbs!  My description of him physically is he's a clone of Jean Machi.  Maronta generates a high 90's FB with a lot of tailing action out of a high effort delivery.  He pairs that up with an average slider and got good results in a full season with High A San Jose.  He played setup man to Rodolfo Martinez over the first half of the season then moved up to Closer when Martinez was promoted to Richmond.  Maronta should be following him there to start 2017.  Given Rodolfo's end-of-season struggles, it would be no surprise to see Reyes Maronta grab the Closer role.  Ceiling is probably setup guy in MLB.

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