Cards' top pitching prospect goes on DL
By Joe Strauss
Of the Post-Dispatch
The Memphis Redbirds placed the organization's top pitching prospect, Anthony Reyes, on the disabled list Wednesday because of shoulder tendinitis.
Reyes, 23, skipped a turn after three consecutive difficult starts, then worked five shutout innings in Monday's 9-5 win over the Round Rock Express. Reyes struck out seven while allowing five hits and one walk.
Though the club minimized the significance of Reyes skipping a turn last week, citing only a tired arm, he reportedly was placed on a pitch limit.
Reyes is seventh in the Pacific Coast League with a 2.93 ERA in his second professional season. While with Class A Palm Beach last April, Reyes was placed on the disabled list due to shoulder tendinitis.
in other prospect news from the jim callis chat on espn yesterday--
mike ferris (1b, second round pick last year) is still struggling mightily. its not impossible for him to rebound but at this point not very likely. the comment was that not too many major leaguers have struggled that bad for the first six months of their career and he is supposed to be known for his bat.
wilfredo pujols was probably drafted a few rounds too high but was an intriguing pick. he had his knee scoped so scouts didnt see much of him. i have seen a picture of him. although he is albert's cousin the physical resemblance is uncanny. add that to the fact that he will be training with albert during the offseason and its probably a good gamble.