St. Louis Cardinals: 30 worst players in team history

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#22 Anthony Reyes

In the same realm as Tyler Greene, Anthony Reyes was a prospect who flamed out at the major league level. The most memorable memory we all have of Anthony Reyes was his absolutely dominant start in Game 1 of the 2006 World Series.

So, for now what I need you to do is to put your blinders on and block out that one great start he had. Because, aside from that there’s nothing impressive about the career of Anthony Reyes.

Reyes was one of the Cardinals’ top pitching prospects and should have lined up well in this organization and should have realized his potential (especially with Dave Duncan as his pitching coach). However, Reyes never did that and became a bust, which is why we are talking about him here.

In his career as a Cardinal, Reyes went 10-24, with a 5.38 ERA (5.20 FIP) in 38 career starts. Surprisingly, Reyes was worth 0.8 fWAR in his career as a Cardinal. But, what puts him so high is what he should have become and the high FIP number (2nd highest in Cardinals’ history).

In 2008, Reyes was finally sent out of town, as he was traded to the Cleveland Indians for Luis Perdomo (not the same pitcher selected in Rule 5 Draft two weeks ago). Without a doubt, Reyes was a huge disappointment and going by his FIP number, could be much higher on this list.

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