YOELVIS REYES, LEFT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: December 10, 1999
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2017, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|Reyes signed at age 17. He’s a lefty who throws 88-91 and mixes in a slider, curve and change.
Pitching mostly as a starter, Reyes had a solid first season. He had some issues with walks, but his K rate was decent and he held opponents to a .216 average. Left-handed batters had just a 193/292/211 line against him.
Reyes pitched out of the Bristol bullpen, except for one spot start. He pitched a little better than his ERA, with much improved control. He had a reverse platoon split.
Reyes took a step backward. Pitching in relief in the FCL, his control was worse than ever. He missed a lot more bats, but opponents put up an .858 OPS against him. The damage mostly came in a very bad July, but the control was a problem throughout.
Reyes will be 23 when the 2022 season starts and needs to win a spot at Bradenton.
|2022: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2018
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2024
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2021
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|July 3, 2017: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.