Gerardo Reyes Ramirez
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 160 lb.
- School Galveston College
- High School Hidalgo High School
- Debut April 12, 2019
Pitcher Gerardo Reyes was signed by the Tampa Bay Rays before the 2013 season and made his professional debut that season with the Hudson Valley Renegades of the New York-Penn League, where he pitched 20 times, all in relief, with a record of 2-1, 4.09 and 3 saves. On the smallish size at 5' 11", he showed some good movement on his pitches, recording 39 strikeouts against only 9 walks in 33 innings. Still, he was considered the longest shot to make the majors among the myriad of prospects who were part of a blockbuster three-team, eleven-player trade on December 17, 2014. He went from the Rays to the San Diego Padres in the deal whose biggest names were Cs Ryan Hanigan and Rene Rivera and OF Wil Myers. Prospects that changed teams included a couple of first-rounders and others with impressive resumés, with Gerardo being a bit lost in the shuffle as a result.
However, he did reach the majors with the Padres early in the 2019 season, four years after the big trade. In 27 games as a reliever, he was 4-0, but with a bloated ERA of 7.62 after allowing 22 runs - all earned - in 26 innings. But for all that, his peripheral numbers weren't awful: he struck out 38 batters, walked just 11, and gave up only 24 hits, for a decent WHIP of 1.346. He started 2020 at the Padres' alternate training site, staying there until August 30th when he was traded to the Los Angeles Angels in return for C Jason Castro.