- Full name Arturo Abram Reyes
- Born 04/06/1992 in Moses Lake, WA
- Profile Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 185 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School Gonzaga
- Drafted in the 40th round (1,205th overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2013 (signed for $100,000).
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Reyes is used to toiling in the shadows of others. His older brother Jorge was Most Outstanding Player of the 2007 College World Series for Oregon State and has reached Triple-A, and at 6-foot-3, Jorge got the pitcher's body in the Mexican-American family. Artie, at 5-foot-11, 185 pounds, is far from the Cardinals' best Reyes (that would be No. 1 prospect Alex), and he had to shine in the West Coast Collegiate League to receive a late NCAA Division I offer from Gonzaga after two years at Columbia Basin (Wash.) CC. He pitched behind future Cardinals first-rounder Marco Gonzales in the Zags' rotation. Reyes reunited with Gonzales in 2015 when he reached Triple-A Memphis at the end of his second full pro season. Reyes has thrived by keeping the ball in the ballpark, yielding four home runs in 25 starts in 2015 and just 15 in 305 pro innings. He has big hands with long fingers that enable him to impart good sink on his 90-94 mph fastball, which has touched 96, and his slider is a solid-average offering that also helps him Safe get groundball outs. Reyes also throws a fringy curveball and changeup, but lefthanded hitters have been his bugaboo (they hit all four homers off him in 2015). He could be a back-end starter if he solves them with an improved change or by adding a pitch, but he profiles more as a Seth Maness-style groundball reliever at this point. He's ticketed for Memphis' 2016 rotation.