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LHP Marcus Reyes is a Reliable Bullpen Arm

Reyes has been a solid reliever in pro ball

LHP Marcus Reyes is a Reliable Bullpen Arm

May 13, 2019

Photo credit: Niall O'Donohoe

Photo credit: Niall O’Donohoe

 

Left-handed pitcher Marcus Reyes is looking to do big things in his first full season with the Lansing Lugnuts.

But for Reyes, it’s more than the opportunity to pitch for six months that he enjoys most about Lansing.

“I love playing in Lansing for a few reasons,” said Reyes. “The first is because it’s my first full season, so it’s nice playing baseball with a good group of guys for six months. The second is the atmosphere. The ballparks are so much better than in short-season so far and the fans are very interactive.”

And the fans have gotten to see a small dose of Reyes, as he has pitched 14 2/3 innings so far for the Lugnuts’.

In that time Reyes has fanned 10 batters bringing his career mark up to 72 K’s. The lefty also has a career WHIP of 1.22 after 75 1/3 innings pitched.

His success on the mound comes from his five-pitch repertoire. Currently using a mix of a 4-seam fastball, a 2-seam sinking fastball, a cutter, a slider, and a changeup.

Mostly working off his fastballs and changeup, Reyes discusses his approach to pitching.

“Usually when I come in depending on the situation I will establish the inside half of the plate with my fastball before working away with my sinker and changeup,” explained Reyes. “That’s my most useful method.”

Like most lefties, Reyes takes pride in being tough against left-handed batters.

“I do take pride in being tough on lefties,” stated Reyes. “I don’t ever track my stats, but I have a mental note in my head about how well I am doing against lefties. It just feels good when I can come in and get a good pair of lefty hitters out.”

Be sure to keep an eye out for Marcus Reyes, as he continues to be a reliable left-handed reliever for years to come.