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Anthony Reyes, rhp

School: U. of Southern California. Class: Jr.
Hometown: Whittier, Calif.
B-T: R-R Ht.: 6-1 Wt.: 200 Birthdate: 10/16/81
Previously Drafted: Not drafted.
Scouting Report: A year ago, Reyes outpitched former teammate Mark Prior in several starts leading to Southern California's appearance in the College World Series. Instead of following Prior's lead with a monster junior season, though, Reyes developed tendinitis in his elbow and missed last fall and the first half of the 2002 season. He's back on the map, but his chances of going in the first round will depend on how he pitches down the stretch. He won his first four decisions as USC recovered from a slow start to take over first place in the Pacific-10 Conference. His velocity has ranged from 89-94 mph, with a comfort zone of 90-92. He has shown well above-average velocity at times, but has not thrown as consistently hard as he did as a freshman, though the command of his fastball is better. His 74-77 mph curve shows good depth and is a potentially special pitch. His changeup is superior to Prior's at the same stage of development. While he has top-of-the-draft stuff, his 6-foot-1, 200-pound frame, time on the sidelines and ties to agent Scott Boras mean he'll probably get picked at the end of the first round--if he performs well in his last few starts.

2002 Statistics

W

L

ERA

G

SV

IP

H

BB

SO

4

1

3.08

10

0

53

53

14

44

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