Tuesday, February 6, 2018

DrB's 2018 Giants Top 50 Prospects: #22 Reyes Moronta

Reyes Moronta, RHP.  DOB:  1/6/1993.  6'0", 175 lbs.  IFA 2010.

2017(3 levels):  3-1, 2.92, 37.0 IP, 20 BB, 47 K.
2017 MLB:  0-0, 2.70, 6.2 IP, 3 BB, 11 K.

First of all, let me just say I've seen Reyes Moronta pitch and he ain't no 175 lbs!  In fact, from a distance he looks like he might have been separated from Jean Machi at birth.  Moronta has been in the Giants organization seemingly forever.  He throws very hard and in the past 2 seasons has achieved enough control/command to be a legitimate MLB RP prospect.  His cup of coffee at the end of last season was impressive and may be the reason why the Giants felt Kyle Crick was tradable.  Reyes will compete for a RP roster spot in spring training.  If he does not make it, he likely will be a  mid-season callup at some point.


  1. I really, really hope you're right.

  2. Maronta and Fernandez will be at ST because of their 40-man roster status.
    Reportedly Chris Shaw, Andrew Suarez, Tyler Cyr, Jose Flores, Dereck Rodriguez, Jose Valdez, Madison Younginer (?), Trevor Brown, Justin O'Conner, Hector Sanchez, Steven Duggar, Orlando Calixte, Chase d'Arnaud (?), Alen Hanson, Kyle Jensen (?), and Josh Rutledge (?) have been invited.
    Don't see Tyler Rogers on the invitee list.
    Excluding the obvious regulars, will you do a run-down of the invitees and attendees and their chances?
    There are some extra catchers (as required), but the Giants don't seem to have gone too far afield (except a few) this year like they did in 2017.
    How about Dereck Rodriguez -- BasRef has him as a P and OFer!

    1. Dereck is apparently Ivan's (Pudge's) son.

    2. Brisbee runs through the NRIs @
      "Spoiler" -- Best chances of making it to Opening Day: Hector, Duggar, G Blanco, Suarez, Hanson. (H Sanchez A+ may have been tongue-in-cheek!)
      Tyler Cyr might have had a better shot had he not face-planted in AZ Fall