Alex Reyes Headlines Cardinals in Arizona Fall League

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Alex Reyes, RHP

Credit: Mark Harrell/Springfield Cardinals

One of the jewels of the entire Fall League — and certainly the diamond of the Cardinals system — Reyes is the second-highest rated prospect in Arizona after Philadelphia Phillies infielder J.P. Crawford. Reyes graduated from high-A to double-A a little more than halfway through this past season thanks to his mastery of the Florida State League. The higher level of competition didn’t matter much. In eight starts with the Springfield Cardinals, Texas League batters hit just .179 against him. Using a mid-90s four-seamer he can reach triple-digits with, a classic mid-70s drop-off-the-table curveball and a changeup, Reyes struck out 151 batters in 101.1 overall innings. It gets better. He was spotted throwing a cutter in Springfield and is continuing to work on the pitch in Arizona. If he can command that pitch, look out world.