1) Alex Reyes – Starting Pitcher
Jumping from the third slot in the rankings to the top of the list in just half-a-season, the hard-throwing right-hander has plenty of Cardinals fans excited for what’s to come.
In an organization that is known for developing impact pitching, Reyes is no exception.
Making 16 starts this season between High-A Palm Beach and Double-A Springfield, the Dominican right-hander has pitched to a 2.16 ERA in 75 innings of work, averaging over 13 strikeouts-per-nine in the process.
He also ranks as the 20th-best prospect on MLB.com’s Top 100 list, evidence of just how much his stock has risen in such a short amount of time.
"Reyes since has emerged as the preeminent power arm in the Cardinals system. He has two legitimate swing-and-miss pitches in a 93-95 mph fastball that can reach triple digits and an upper-70s curveball that combines power and depth. He has an easy delivery that bodes well for his long-term health."