Alex Reyes St. Louis Cardinals

Age: 26 (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 0 0 3 0 4 0 4.0 3 0 2 3 0.00 1.25 1.00 4.5 6.8 .266 23/31/46 3 1
Career 5yrs 6 3 5 4 36 7 76.1 55 3 47 85 2.36 1.34 1.09 5.5 10.0 .285 n/a
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Bad news for K/P in the XFL (we have Hicks) but, apart from that, it's really nice to see Alex Reyes succeed after all of his struggles.

And it's a long season.

From the Monkey:

St. Louis Cardinals – Alex Reyes now has all three Cardinals saves this year after slamming the door shut Thursday. He hasn’t allowed a run yet this season and appears to firmly have a grasp on the job. Let’s kick that asterisk.

Hierarchy remains: Reyes | Gallegos | Hicks.

Alex Patton Alex

I'm always interested to see how the early games impact the auctions. Reyes went for $3 to me last Friday. He will be available in a couple of drafts next week. Melancon got cut by me and someone else (two different league) in the past 36 hours before his first save. I bet goes past both keeper numbers tonight.

Kent Ostby Seadogs

How much meaning should we give to that? Reyes is a great fit if he can stay healthy and do the job. He did pitch 19.3 innings in 2020 (last year), which pro-rates to 54 IP, roughly, which is roughly a healthy closer's workload. So why not?

I've been a proponent the last few years for moving the tender Reyes into a bullpen slot, maybe even closing. It's interesting to chart how these decisions get made, and of course unmade, because of needs. I think Hicks is going to be the guy, but whatever works!

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman

Named the closer.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Percentiles: FBv 97 FBs 94 CBs 89 Barrel 26 EV 85 xSLG 84 xERA 71
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 15

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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