St Louis is amongst lots of groups that has actually brought down its lineupThursday The group revealed that it has actually optioned 4 players– right-handers Alex Reyes and also Junior Fernandez, lefty Genesis Cabrera and also catcher Andrew Knizner— to Triple- A Memphis.
Reyes, when amongst the highest-rated leads in the video game, is one of the most identifiable name in the team. Thanks in huge component to a range of injuries, the 25- year-old hasn’t had the ability to measure up to the large buzz he produced in his more youthful days. As of a pair months back, the hope was that he would certainly a minimum of become a top quality bullpen item this period for theCardinals Perhaps that will certainly undoubtedly take place, yet he’ll need to function his back from the minors initially. Thus much, Reyes has actually withstood his reasonable share of trouble in Triple- A, consisting of throughout a 2019 receiving which he stumbled to a 7.39 AGE with 12.2 K/9 and also 7.7 BB/9 in 28 innings.
The hard-throwing Cabrera, 23, had not been a lot a lot more effective at protecting against runs than Reyes in 2014 in Memphis, where he set up a 5.91 AGE with 9.64 K/9 and also 3.55 BB/9 over 99 innings. But Cabrera, like Reyes, still counts as one of the Cardinals’ most encouraging young arms. Baseball America placed Cabrera as the Cardinals’No 4 possibility after last period, when he completed 20 1/3 big league innings with a 4.87 AGE and also 8.41 K/9 versus 4.87 BB/9.
Bachelor’s Degree additionally has beneficial viewpoints of Fernandez (the Cardinals’No 13 possibility) and also Knizner (No 8). The 23- year-old Fernandez debuted at both the Triple- An as well as big league degrees last period. He was specifically solid in 24 1/3 structures as a participant of Memphis, with which he logged a 1.48 AGE, caused ground balls at a 61.7 percent clip and also set out 9.99 batters per 9 with 4.07 BB/9.
Knizner batted.276/.357/.463 with 12 crowning achievement in 280 Triple- A plate looks a year back, though the.226/.293/.377 line he signed up in his initial 58 in the majors dropped well brief. He’ll remain to continue to be behind Yadier Molina and also Matt Wieters in the Cardinals’ pecking order at catcher.