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Thursday, August 14, 2014

St. Louis Cardinals’ Alex Reyes takes different road with Peoria Chiefs | MiLB.com

Not the classic route.

Playing the percentages is a proven baseball strategy, whether looking at pitcher/batter matchups, calling for an intentional walk or determining the batting order.

Playing the percentages also helped St. Louis Cardinals prospect Alex Reyes kick off his baseball career.

Reyes, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound right-hander ranked as the No. 4 prospect in the Cardinals system, decided to leave his Elizabeth, New Jersey, home his senior year of high school and move to the Dominican Republic. It was a decision based on the idea that Reyes would get more exposure due to a higher ratio of scouts to players in the Dominican Republic.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 14, 2014 at 01:39 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Walt Davis Posted: August 15, 2014 at 03:13 AM (#4771583)
Playing the percentages is a proven baseball strategy, whether looking at something useless, doing something stupid or writing down the name of a fast guy at the top of your lineup.

I know, they are "proven" strategies -- i.e. there's proof they've been employed.

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