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Marcus Reyes Working Hard on the Mound

Marcus Reyes Working Hard on the Mound

May 8, 2022

Photo credit: Niall O’Donohoe

Left-handed pitcher Marcus Reyes has made continual adjustments to his game since turning pro in 2017. Reyes, who has been impressive out of the bullpen through short-season and A ball feels he’s more mature in 2022.

“The area I’ve grown the most is my maturity,” said Reyes. “There is more of a clear path now rather than still getting my feet wet in the lower levels.”

Currently with Double-A New Hampshire, Reyes has made adjustments to his delivery and his repertoire for more success at the higher levels of the minor leagues.

“I have made a few adjustments since my time in Lansing and even since my past season with the Fisher Cats,” explained Reyes. “I have changed my delivery to home and have added a couple pitches to my arsenal that I didn’t have before.”

Still adjusting to his new delivery and pitches, Reyes has dealt with a little adversity this season.

Allowing nine earned runs in his 11 1/3 innings wasn’t an ideal start for Reyes, but the lefty has struck out 10 this season, and has a career WHIP of 1.22 after 208 2/3 professional innings.

Reyes has noticed a difference with the hitters in Double-A, “The difference with the hitters in Double-A is they don’t miss the mistake pitches,” stated Reyes. “You can get away with more at the lower levels.”

Be sure to follow Marcus Reyes, as he continues to work hard out of the bullpen.