Top 30 Prospects: #30 Angel Reyes October 28, 2007Posted by Pablo Zevallos in Angel Reyes, GCL Yankees, Top 30 Prospects.
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Drafted: International Signing, 2004, D.R.
Weight 170 lbs
Stuff: Of all the lefties in the Yankees’ farm system, he is the only one considered I consider to be a prospect. The rest of the top-30 pitchers will right-handers. He has an electric and deceptive 92-95 mph fastball, a change-up, recently learned, is 12-13 mph slower than that, and his curveball is even slower. He is very advanced in terms of breaking stuff and velocity for the GCL League
Control: Simply put, Reyes is wild. In his minor league career he has a 5.23 BB/9 ratio in 110 IP, and and this year, at Charleston (A), he had a 6.1 BB/9 in 31 IP. However, with his potentially dominant stuff, he strikes out a lot of hitters (9.58 K/9 at Charleston this year). He struggled mightily earlier in the year, especially in his 3-game cameo at Staten Island.
Outlook: Last year, it seemed as if Reyes would enter the realm of Yankees Top 10 this year because of his domination of GCL hitters at 19. This year, he regressed with all of his struggles, and so has his status. He is 20, and he started this year on the GCL Yankees roster before moving to Charleston, and then demoted to Staten Island. My take is that he will begin at Charleston this year, as he had a significant downfall of confidence after the demotion. I have my doubts that he’ll remain a starter, because there are so many good right-handed pitchers ahead of him that I have a hard time believing he can take a spot. As it is, the players in the top-10 are duking it out for rotation spots as it is.
Grades: Ceiling B, Health B Comparison: Eric Bedard at best