When MLB.com recently unveiled the Top 100 Prospects, Stephen Piscotty was the only St. Louis Cardinals prospect who made the list. MLB Pipeline’s Jim Callis profiles Alexander Reyes, who pitched for the Peoria Chiefs during the 2014 season.
MLB Pipeline’s Callis and Jonathan Mayo were asked to pick the best pitching prospect who did not make the MLB.com Top 100 Prospects list. The Cardinals organization is deep with pitching arms so it should really not come as a surprise that the duo both picked a member of the St. Louis Cardinals organization when it came to selecting the best pitching prospect that didn’t make the top 100.
"So maybe Gonzales doesn’t have the highest ceiling in the world. But he has every chance to settle in as a No. 3 or really good No. 4 starter, even if that comes after a year of helping the Cardinals contend, yet again, for an NL Central crown."
Left-handed pitcher Rob Kaminsky fell short of the top 100. Of the three pitchers, Callis writes:
"Both would have been worthy choices to open this year on our new list, and Gonzales helped his cause by winning two games in the National League Division Series. But I’m opting for a right-hander with the highest ceiling of them all: Alex Reyes."
Reyes has an interesting background. He actually moved from New Jersey to the Dominican Republic in order to get noticed by baseball scouts.