EIGHT DPL Alumni selected to MWL and FSL All-Star Game

EIGHT DPL ALUMNI SELECTED TO 2015 MIDWEST AND FLORIDA STATE LEAGUE ALL-STAR ROSTERS  In exciting news, eight Dominican Prospect League alumni have been selected to their respective league All-Star Games. In the Midwest League, Natanael Delgado (Burlington Bees) has hit to the tune of a .275/.314/.404 slash line with a .717 OPS. He has three homeruns, three triples, and seven doubles. Yairo Munoz (Beloit Snappers) has an impressive .278/.311/.439 slash line with a .750 OPS. Munoz has knocked out seven homeruns and has 31 RBI to go along with six stolen bases on the year. Felix Jorge (Cedar Rapids Kernals) has dominated the Midwest League, pitching to a 3-2 record, 2.62 ERA and a measly 0.98 WHIP. Jorge has racked up 48 strikeouts in 55 innings, with only 11 walks.… Read More

Alex Reyes working third digit

By Jake Seiner / MiLB.com 04/22/2015 10:00 AM ET Unlike last week’s Stock Watch focus, the Orioles’ Branden Kline, Reyes’ velocity jump is merely a matter of a 20-year-old adding strength. In fact, many observers expected Reyes to add heat with age, although one can’t predict that anybody will sit in the upper 90s. Reyes is more than a live arm at this point, though. While with Class A Peoria in 2014, he and pitching coach Jason Simontacchi targeted two specific areas for Reyes to improve: The first was that Reyes lacked a veteran’s routine; then there was his lackluster changeup, which needed dramatic sharpening. The routine was an easy enough fix, and the 20-year-old now has the habits needed to maintain and improve his repertoire and command throughout a season.… Read More

Alex Reyes named Cards 7th overall prospect by BA

St Louis Cardinals #7 Prospect Alex Reyes, rhp Born: Aug. 29, 1994. B-T: R-R. Ht.: 6-3. Wt.: 185. Signed: Dominican Republic, 2013. Signed by: Rodny Jimenez/Angel Ovalles. Background: A high school standout in New Jersey, Reyes circumnavigated the draft by moving to the Dominican and living there with family until becoming eligible as an amateur free agent. Born and raised in the United States, he received a $950,000 bonus on the international market. Like Carlos Martinez, the last Dominican youth to receive that kind of coin from the Cardinals, Reyes had the athleticism and power arm to attract scouts. Scouting Report: Reyes is the raw clay that the Cardinals covet. He has two plus pitches and a third in development, scouts say.… Read More