Am I allowed to be excited yet?
TOO BAD BECAUSE I ALREADY AM.
Earlier today Joe published his article featuring a lovely analysis of Alex Reyes and his Futures Game performance. I shall provide no such thing - basically this post is the equivalent of ALL CAPS and dancing lady emojis.
But Reyes was just darn good, and here are some articles and some video to prove it.
Alex Reyes just faced four of the best prospects in baseball in the Futures Game and got 3 K in the first inning.— viva el birdos (@vivaelbirdos) July 10, 2016
...the 21-year-old right-hander pitched the first 1 2/3 innings for the World Team in the SiriusXM Futures Game on Sunday and he looked very, very good. He struck out four batters -- including Andrew Benintendi (No. 21), Clint Frazier (No. 23), Hunter Renfroe (No. 82) and Dansby Swanson (No. 6). Turner went down on a 101-mph fastball ... that was also moving diagonally across the zone.
"Reyes has an unbelievable arm," Bregman said. "It was cool to face him. You've got to want to compete with the best of the best and when the pressure's on."
Cards No. 1 prospect Alex Reyes unleashed his 100-mph fastballs on the SiriusXM Futures Game | MLB.com
what else is going on in baseball...
- Stephen Strasburg makes history against Mets | nationals.com
- Blue Jays shut out Tigers, win 7th straight | MLB.com
- Astros beat A's on Luis Valbuena walk-off HR | MLB.com
- Red Sox acquire Brad Ziegler from D-backs | redsox.com
- Noah Syndergaard exits game with injury | mets.com
- Brandon Belt, Michael Saunders win Final Vote | MLB.com
- Half of 2015 Futures Game stars reached Majors | MLB.com
- Futures Game MVP Yoan Moncada leads World win | MLB.com
- Manuel Margot, Eloy Jimenez flash big league promise with defensive gems in Futures Game | MLB.com
- Intel follows Moncada's home run | MLB.com
- Jake Lamb’s Revamped Swing Made Him an All-Star (Snub) | FanGraphs Baseball
- 2016 Trade Value: Honorable Mentions | FanGraphs Baseball
- The Best of FanGraphs: July 5-8, 2016 | FanGraphs Baseball
- Brandon Belt and Michael Saunders are All-Stars | SBNation.com
- Buster Posey delivered the perfect bank shot to his pitcher's glove | SBNation.com
- Manny Ramirez is good at baseball and terrible at surfing | SBNation.com
- How David Ortiz 'stole the show' from Ken Griffey, Alex Rodriguez in home run derby | ESPN
NOT BASEBALL BUT DEPRESSING AF...
what the cardinals are up to...
- Path to becoming an All-Star: Aledmys Diaz's windy road from Cuba | St Louis Cardinals | ESPN
- St. Louis Cardinals enter break confused by lackluster first half | St Louis Cardinals | ESPN
KNOW THINE ENEMY...
the nl central
- Projecting Pirates Call-Up Josh Bell | FanGraphs Baseball
- Bell's grand slam leads Pirates' rout of Cubs | MLB.com
- It turns out the Cubs aren't the best team in baseball history | SBNation.com