Saturday, February 4, 2017

Fantasy Focus: Impact Rookies- Alex Reyes

Alex Reyes RHP, Cardinals.  DOB:  8/29/1994.  6'3", 175 lbs.

2016 AAA:  2-3, 4.96, 65.1 IP, 4.41 BB/9, 12.81 K/9.
2016 MLB:  4-1, 1.57, 46.0 IP, 4.50 BB/9, 10.17 K/9.
2017 ZIPS:  3.86 ERA, 121.3 IP, 4.67 BB/9, 10.39 K/9.

First of all, I've seen Alex Reyes pitch on TV and he ain't no 175 lbs!  He's got a filled out wiry/muscular 6'3" frame which is almost a perfect pitcher size and body type.  He also has premium stuff with a FB that averages 96.8 with 4 seams and 96.2 with 2 seams.  He backs that up with a slightly plus changeup and a minimally below average curveball by Pitchfx pitch values.  He continues to walk too many batters, but his strikeout stuff mitigates that.  He's slated to start the season in the Cardinals rotation although I would expect they will be strict with his pitch counts which will suppress his IP and potential for Wins unless he cuts the BB's significantly.  He will have more value in my league which is adding K/9 as a category and he will be of great interest in keeper leagues.


  1. Cardinals keep them coming!
    A few rebounds in 2017 and the Cubbies will be one-and-done!
    StL-SF NLCS?
    How do you think Romo will do throwing darts (against the Giants) in Dodger blue? Argh, not looking forward to it.
    Is there NO END to money in LA?

    1. IDK on Romo. Giants have some pretty good left-handed batters. Romo's slider doesn't work as well against lefty hitters plus he's a huge injury risk. Dodgers love them some injury risk pitchers. They got away with it last year, but can they count on a pitching staff held together with duct tape and bailing wire every year?

  2. Thanks Drb, I'll be more interested in fantasy focus this year being a 1st time fantasy baseball player on Yahoo!


    1. There is no experience quite like your first fantasy baseball draft. You will LOVE it!