New York, NY---Freshman pitcher, Jesus Reyes (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic), recently signed a professional contract to play at the next level with the Cincinnati Reds organization. Reyes becomes the fourth Avenger to sign with an MLB organization. He will begin the professional process by playing in the instructional league in Arizona.
Reyes, who is now throw fastballs in the mid to upper 90s, pitched nine games for the Avengers this past season. The 6-foot-2 righty finished second on the staff behind NJCAA All-American, Placido Torres, with 72 strikeouts in 50 innings pitched. Reyes would help ASA to their fifth Region XV-DI title in a row and an undefeated (13-0) home record.
The first Avenger to ever sign with a big-league organization, Isaac Gil, is steadily climbing his up the ladder since being drafted in 2011 by the Tampa Bay Rays. Gil, another raw hard throwing righty while at ASA, was recently promoted to the single A Rays affiliate, the Bowling Green Hot Rods, after going 5-0 with a 0.00 ERA with the short-season A Rays affiliated Hudson Valley Renegades.