Chad Jennings reported that the Yankees released lefty pitcher Angel Reyes today. There was a time when Reyes was considered the top lefty in our system, but times have changed with guys like Mike Dunn,Wilkins De La Rosa, Phil Coke, and Jeremy Bleich.
Reyes had excellent stuff, but has been plagued for two years by massive control problems. I met him in the Staten Island Yankees (Single-A) club house at the beginning of the 2007 season. He was in his 20s, but looked about fifteen (It didn’t help that he was playing a PSP at the time). I’ve never seen such a slight baseball player. Its a wonder he could throw so hard.