Former Trojan Anthony Reyes Makes Major League Debut Tonight
Aug. 9, 2005
LOS ANGELES - Former USC pitcher Anthony Reyes (Whittier, Calif./California HS) will make his major league debut tonight for the St. Louis Cardinals in a spot start against the Milwaukee Brewers. Reyes, who played at USC from 2000-2003, becomes the 92nd Trojan to play in the major leagues.
Reyes was rated as the Cardinals' top prospect by Baseball America this season, spending the 2005 season with the Memphis Cardinals (Triple A). This season, Reyes is 7-4 with a 3.44 ERA (104 2/3 IP, 88 H, 28 BB, 106 SO).
During his collegiate career, Reyes made 53 starts in 60 appearances for the Trojans and was a member of the 2000 and 2001 USC squads that played in the College World Series. Reyes was 17-16 in his college career with a 3.85 ERA (320 IP, 331 H, 98 BB, 273 SO, .271 opponents' batting average). He was also a member of the U.S. National Team in 2000 and 2001.
He is the 35th former USC pitcher to make it to the big leagues and currently the 14th Trojan playing in the majors. At tonight's game in Milwaukee, there will be a total of five former Trojans (Reyes and Randy Flores for St. Louis; Geoff Jenkins, Chad Moeller and Justin Lehr for Milwaukee with Jeff Cirillo currently on the disabled list for the Brewers).
Other current Trojans include Aaron Boone (Cleveland), Brian Cooper (San Francisco), Morgan Ensberg (Houston), Randy Johnson (New York Yankees), Jacque Jones (Minnesota), Jason Lane (Houston), Mark Prior (Chicago Cubs) and Barry Zito (Oakland). Four other players have seen action this year: Bret Boone (Seattle and Minnesota), Seth Etherton (Oakland), Ron Flores (Oakland) and Eric Munson (Tampa Bay).