Here’s a look at the cool jerseys the Memphis Redbirds will be wearing in tonight’s game:
The golf theme? That’s awesome. I love argyle, well on socks, but this is a cool argyle uniform. You can also take home the jerseys in an auction after the game. The auctioning off of themed jerseys is what I love the most about the themed uniforms. Yes, the Redbirds may have another FedEx St. Jude Classic Themed night next year, but in all likelihood, the uniform will be different. So anyone who wins one after the game will own a truly unique MiLB uniform. That’s cool.
The Memphis Redbirds are the Triple-A affiliate of the St.Louis Cardinals. They play in the Pacific Coast League, today’s featured prospects are Alex Reyes and Tim Cooney.
Scouting grades: Fastball: 70 | Curveball: 60 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 45 | Overall: 60
Command and control have been Reyes’ biggest obstacles, but he’s improved tremendously over the past couple of seasons, particularly in terms of his fastball command. If his progress continues, it won’t be long before big league hitters will have to try and figure him out.
Scouting grades: Fastball: 55 | Curveball: 55 | Slider: 45 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 55 | Overall: 50
After almost two full years in Triple-A, Cooney has nothing left to prove in the Minors. He could provide rotation insurance for St. Louis and his better breaking ball might give him a better chance to contribute out of the bullpen than Gonzales.