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Gerardo Reyes

Born: 05/13/1993 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11" Weight: 195
Small frame; thicker legs and butt; likely maxed out; arm speed is excellent; slightly lower 3/4th arm slot; able to keep body compact; good drive and push towards home; slight twist in body on delivery; mechanics are smooth; heavy exertion on small frame; plane is average but makes up for it with deception.
Evaluator Tucker Blair
Report Date 06/29/2014
Affiliate Hudson Valley Renegades (Short Season, Rays)
Dates Seen 6/28/2014
OFP 55
MLB ETA 2016
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 65 92-96 96 Hard armside run; explosive pitch with plus-plus velocity; highly deceptive offering that sneaks up on the hitter; plane is not terrific; deception plays it up; command is currently average; sat 94-96 in first inning of work; velocity dipped to 92-95 in second inning of work; mild refinement in command could allow to play up a tick in grade; one inning efforts also could benefit.
SL 65 78-83 85 Hard biting slider with excellent tilt; best SL of the night was actually the 85 mph offering; starts in the middle of the plate and bites hard outside; struck out the side on three SL; casted once; release point was too early; works best at the higher velo band; terrific pitch with strikeout potential at any level if he can play it off the FB.
CH   84 84 Threw one CH; no fade; would need to see more for any other insight.

Reyes has a big time arm capable of pitching in the majors in high leverage situations. The FB/SL combo is excellent, and he was overpowering for the NYPL. He struck out the side in his first inning of work on 11 pitches; all strikes. While he is physically maxed, he could still use a slight refinement in his command. This will likely come with more repetition on the mound, as he certainly shows pitchability. His second inning was not as crisp, and he dipped in velocity and command. He flashed a CH, but I don't think he will need that in his max effort relief role. Overall, this is a quick-moving reliever that could see the majors in a year or two.

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