Denyi Reyes Portland Sea Dogs Pitcher

       
 
Age: 24
Born: November 2, 1996
Birthplace: San Cristobal, DR
Height: 6-4
Weight: 255
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: International free agent
(July 2014)
College: -
High School: -

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Denyi Reyes photos by Kelly O'Connor
Pronunciation: DEN-yee
First Pro Contract: July 2, 2014 (BOS)
Signing Scouts: Manny Nanita & Eddie Romero
Signing Bonus: N/A
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
MLFA Eligible: November 2021
   
Pro Debut: June 1, 2015 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/21): 0 days
Options Remaining: 2 (2019)
Contract (2021): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @denyikings
Instagram: @denyireyes02

 
 
 
 
 
     
  Scouting Report & Links      
         
  Physical Description: Tall, long-limbed right-hander. Solid frame with minimal remaining projection. Strong lower half. Looks the part.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Medium leg kick. Arm stays behind body late to create deception. Gets good plane on his pitches. Gets great extension towards the plate, maximizing use of his frame. Fringy arm speed. Works very fast.

Fastball: 86-90 mph. Does not have overwhelming velocity despite imposing frame, but does a good job cutting and sinking the pitch. Plus control with above-average command. Needs to prove pitch can miss bats against more advanced hitters. Fringe-average potential.

Changeup: 81-83 mph. Throws with deceptive arm speed. Pitch shows late downward action. Has confidence in pitch, will throw in any count. Average potential.

Cutter: 84-86 mph. Throws often and shows strong feel. Short, horizontal break. Fringe-average potential.

Curveball: 73-75 mph. Long, loopy break. Will change the shape and velocity of the pitch. Tends to slow arm and cast the ball to the plate on occasion. Fringe-average potential.
  Slider: 80-81 mph. Added pitch in 2018. Will show short, quick, 10-to-4 break. Clear fifth pitch that he mixes in. Below-average potential.

Career Notes: Signed at age 17, moved from shortstop after signing. Participated in the 2015 Fall Instructional League. Was a surprise addition to the 40-man roster in November 2018 to protect him from selection in the Rule 5 draft despite his having just barely reached High-A. Was designated for assignment during the 2019-20 offseason and cleared waivers. Started winter 2020-21 season in the Dominican Republic with three outstanding starts before being shut down with an injury. Used in a swingman/long relief role in Double-A in 2021. Played in the 2021 Olympics for the Dominican Republic, winning a bronze medal.

Summation: Profiles as an above-average organizational arm. Ceiling of an emergency major league depth arm. Stuff is fringy, but command and control profile and advanced ability to sequence allow him to pitch above his raw stuff. Works very quickly and can be used in any situation. Strong pitchability and feel on the mound.

SoxProspects.com Links:
Notes from the Field (4.11.17)
Scouting Scratch (08.16.17)
Scouting Report Update (4.14.2020)

Scouting Scratch (8.3.2021)
 
   
     
    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
2015 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 18 7 1 0.875 2.88 15 14 0 75.0 73 28 24 0 3 63 1.01 21.0 7.56
2016 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 19 4 1 0.800 2.34 9 3 0 34.2 30 13 9 3 4 25 0.98 6.25 6.49
  2017 Lowell Spinners NYPL A- Bos 20 9 0 1.000 1.45 15 0 0 62.0 55 13 10 3 7 53 0.95 7.57 7.69
  2018 Greenville Drive SAL A Bos 21 10 3 0.769 1.89 21 18 0 123.2 92 33 26 11 13 122 0.85 9.38 8.88
  2018 Salem Red Sox Car A+ Bos 21 2 2 0.500 2.25 6 5 0 32.0 30 13 8 2 6 23 1.13 3.83 6.47
  2019 Portland Sea Dogs East AA Bos 22 8 12 0.400 4.16 26 26 0 151.1 142 74 70 14 37 116 1.18 3.14 6.90
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 23 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2020 Leones del Escogido LIDOM Wint --- 23 0 0 --- 0.00 3 3 0 13.0 5 0 0 0 1 12 0.46 12.00 8.31
  2021 Dominican Republic Oly Int'l --- 24 0 1 0.000 3.86 2 1 0 4.2 2 2 2 1 2 4 0.86 2.00 7.71
   
     
    2021 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
2021 Portland DNE AA Bos 24     stats                            
   
     
  Advanced Stats & Splits
   
     
  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  2015 Dominican Summer League All-Star
NY-Penn League Pitcher of the Week (July 31 - August 6, 2017)
2017 NY-Penn League All-Star
Red Sox Minor League Starting Pitcher of the Month (June 2018)
2018 South Atlantic League All-Star
South Atlantic League Player of the Month (July 2018)
2018 South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Year
2018 South Atlantic League Post-Season All-Star
Red Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Year (2018)
  SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (August 7-13, 2017)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Month (August 2017)
2017 SoxProspects.com All-Star
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (May 21-27, 2018)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Month (May 2018)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Month (June 2018)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (July 9-15, 2018)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Month (July 2018)
2018 SoxProspects.com All-Star
2018 SoxProspects Pitcher of the Year
 
   

   
     
     
     
 
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