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  • BA: Reyes #11 prospect in PCL

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    Reyes would have seen more major league time with most other organizations, but all five of the Cardinals' starters stayed healthy all season. St. Louis gave him one start in August to give its rotation an extra day of rest, and he responded by allowing just two hits in 6 1/3 shutout innings against Milwaukee. After returning to Memphis, he fanned 15 in his next outing.

    Easily the best prospect in the Cardinals system, Reyes has good stuff and throws it for strikes. His 92-93 mph fastball can touch 95, and his sinking changeup improved significantly in the second half of the season. His slider also is effective, and managers rated his command the best among PCL pitchers.

    Reyes would rank higher on this list if he could stay healthy. He had elbow problems in his final three years at the University of California and has been limited in each of his two pro seasons by shoulder trouble. He missed three weeks after spraining a joint in his shoulder in May, and scouts worry that his arm action will lead to further injuries.
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    The whole list:

    1. Felix Hernandez, rhp, Tacoma
    2. Rickie Weeks, 2b, Nashville
    3. Prince Fielder, 1b, Nashville
    4. Conor Jackson, 1b, Tucson
    5. Matt Cain, rhp, Fresno
    6. Casey Kotchman, 1b, Salt Lake
    7. Carlos Quentin, of, Tucson
    8. Dan Johnson, 1b, Sacramento
    9. Ezequiel Astacio, rhp, Round Rock
    10. Jeff Mathis, c, Salt Lake
    11. Anthony Reyes, rhp, Memphis
    12. Yuniesky Betancourt, ss, Tacoma
    13. Ben Johnson, of, Portland
    14. Rich Hill, lhp, Iowa
    15. Fernando Nieve, rhp, Round Rock
    16. Ronny Cedeno, ss, Iowa
    17. Joe Saunders, lhp, Salt Lake
    18. Josh Willingham, c, Albuquerque
    19. Josh Barfield, 2b, Portland
    20. Justin Huber, 1b, Omaha

  • #2
    And from the subsequent chat:

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    Q: Bill from St. Louis asks:
    To me it looks like the Cardinals had a fairly decent draft last year, is there any chance that any of these prospects (Rasmus, Greene, Anderson, McCormick, Stavinoha) could reach memphis next year?

    A: Jim Callis: Probably not. Rasmus and Anderson are high school kids, and McCormick lacks a lot of polish. That would be a stretch for Greene. Stavinoha may have the best shot because he's older (23) and may get pushed on a fast track, but I wouldn't count on it.
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    Q: John Dark from Moline, Illinois asks:
    Is health the biggest impediment to Anthony Reyes's future success? That is, if his health were more certain, would he be more highly regarded, or is it a matter of his stuff simply not being that good? Thanks.

    A: Jim Callis: It's all health with Reyes. He hasn't had a fully healthy season since his freshman year at Southern California, which I believe was 2000. Scouts worry about his arm action and think he'll get hurt again. If he can stay healthy, he could be a No. 2 starter.

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    • #3
      Where is Felix Pie? That's all we hear about up here.
      Of course you do.

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      • #4
        QUOTE(ShortHop @ Oct 6 2005, 06:28 PM) Quoted post

        Where is Felix Pie? That's all we hear about up here.
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        He was in AA, so he's not on this list. He was #6 or something in his league.

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        • #5
          QUOTE(backstop @ Oct 7 2005, 09:27 AM) Quoted post

          QUOTE(ShortHop @ Oct 6 2005, 06:28 PM) Quoted post

          Where is Felix Pie? That's all we hear about up here.
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          He was in AA, so he's not on this list. He was #6 or something in his league.
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          Oh. I thought maybe they realized that he is in the same minor league system as the next Lou Brock, Cory Patterson.
          Of course you do.

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          • #6
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            He had elbow problems in his final three years at the University of California[/b][/quote]



            oooooooo kay
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            • #7
              QUOTE(Deacon Blues @ Oct 7 2005, 10:09 AM) Quoted post

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              He had elbow problems in his final three years at the University of California[/b][/quote]



              oooooooo kay
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              As a former college teammate of Mark Prior, his elbow problems was one of the main reasons why he slipped into the draft...

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              Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
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