- Full name Denyi Reyes
- Born 11/02/1996 in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
- Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 255 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- Debut 05/13/2022
Organization Prospect Rankings
Track Record: Reyes converted to the pitching from shortstop after signing out of the Dominican Republic in 2014. While he lacks big stuff, his superb command and pitchability have allowed him to dominate the lower levels. Reyes posted a miniscule 1.97 ERA at the Class A levels in 2018, with 145 strikeouts and 19 walks in 155.2 innings.
Scouting Report: Taken on their own, none of Reyes’ four pitches grades average, but he embodies the art of pitching. Reyes has plus command and creative sequencing along with some deception to his 89-92 mph fastball, a combination of traits that has befuddled low-level hitters. He’ll mix in a slider, curveball and changeup, with the slider he can backdoor his best secondary. While some note that the big-bodied righthander could add velocity, his present ability to sequence and mix gives him back-end starter potential. His lack of stuff may make it hard for him to turn over a lineup more than once or twice, but he can pitch to a game plan.
The Future: Some evaluators believe Reyes’ sophistication on the mound could allow him to serve as a big league depth option relatively soon, with a chance to emerge as more than that.
Best Tools List
- Rated Best Control in the Boston Red Sox in 2019