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Denyi Reyes

Denyi Reyes

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 209 | Age: 23
San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
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Fastball Velocity
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 8 12 4.16 26 26 0 151.1 116 1.18
Career Minors 40 19 2.76 92 67 0 478.2 402 1.02
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 26 8-12 4.16 151.1 116 1.18
Career Minors 92 40-19 2.76 478.2 402 1.02

Standard Minor League Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGLWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2015 DSL Red Sox2 DSL ROK 7 1 2.88 15 14 0 75.0 73 28 24 0 3 63 1.01
2016 GCL Red Sox GCL ROK 4 1 2.34 9 3 0 34.2 30 13 9 3 4 25 0.98
2017 Lowell Spinners NYP A(Short) 9 0 1.45 15 0 0 62.0 52 13 10 3 7 53 0.95
2018 2 Teams Minors 12 5 1.97 27 24 0 155.2 122 46 34 13 19 145 0.91
2018 Greenville Drive SAL A(Full) 10 3 1.89 21 18 0 123.2 92 33 26 11 13 122 0.85
2018 Salem Red Sox CAR A(Adv) 2 2 2.25 6 6 0 32.0 30 13 8 2 6 23 1.13
2019 Portland Sea Dogs EAS AA 8 12 4.16 26 26 0 151.1 142 74 70 14 37 116 1.18

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 50 | Slider: 50 | Curveball: 45 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 60 | Overall: 40

Boston spent more than $146 million on its 2014 international class, including a $72.5 million contract for Rusney Castillo and a record $31.5 million bonus (plus a matching amount in penalty tax) for Yoan Moncada. Signed with no fanfare for $90,000 out of the Dominican Republic that July, Reyes has pounded the strike zone and dominated everywhere he has gone since. The low Class A South Atlantic League named him its pitcher of the year in 2018, when he ranked second in the Minors in WHIP (0.91), fourth in ERA (1.97) and K/BB ratio (7.6) and fifth in walk rate (1.1 per nine innings).

Reyes derives his success from uncanny command, a knack for sequencing his pitches and deception. His fastball works from 88-92 mph with ordinary life, but plays better than its velocity because he uses his 6-foot-4 frame and high arm slot to create extension and downhill plane. His changeup is his most reliable secondary offering and his low-80s slider/cutter is more effective than his mid-70s curveball, which has shape but lacks power.

Reyes has supreme pitchability but his body is fairly maxed out, so he probably won't throw much harder. He has little margin for error but rarely made mistakes while averaging 0.9 walks per nine innings during his first four pro seasons. While it's hard to give him a ceiling higher than a No. 5 starter, he's intelligent, determined and gets the most out of his ability.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
09/30/2019 Boston Red Sox recalled RHP Denyi Reyes from Portland Sea Dogs.
03/12/2019 Boston Red Sox optioned RHP Denyi Reyes to Portland Sea Dogs.
03/12/2019 Portland Sea Dogs activated RHP Denyi Reyes.
11/20/2018 Boston Red Sox selected the contract of Denyi Reyes from Salem Red Sox.
08/04/2018 RHP Denyi Reyes assigned to Salem Red Sox from Greenville Drive.
06/10/2018 RHP Denyi Reyes assigned to Lowell Spinners from Greenville Drive.
05/06/2018 RHP Denyi Reyes assigned to Greenville Drive from Lowell Spinners.
05/02/2018 RHP Denyi Reyes assigned to Lowell Spinners from Greenville Drive.
04/04/2018 RHP Denyi Reyes assigned to Greenville Drive from Lowell Spinners.
06/13/2017 RHP Denyi Reyes assigned to Lowell Spinners from GCL Red Sox.
07/18/2016 RHP Denyi Reyes assigned to GCL Red Sox.