Chris O'Leary's Tweets
About Alex Reyes
As I discuss in my
analysis of Alex Reyes' pitching mechanics, Reyes has a
serious — but increasingly common — flaw in his arm action that
I call the...
Typically, and as it did in Alex Reyes' case, this flaw first
gets a pitcher's elbow and then it gets their shoulder.
Increasing numbers of people are hearing about my work and
following me on Twitter
@thepainguy. What frustrates me is people are still asking
members of the establishment if I might be on to something.
I hope my very consistent Tweets about Alex Reyes' prospects
make it clear I am.
Before I get into what I've Tweeted when, let me explain one
Why do I make predictions via tweet?
I tweet predictions because tweets are...
- Not Editable
While that doesn't silence the haters, it does help reasonable
people understand I'm not trying to trick anyone.
I have followed Alex Reyes around the midwest — watching him
rehab in Peoria, Springfield, and Memphis — to see if he made the
changes to his pitching mechanics that are necessary to his
I saw no sign that he had, so I said the following about him —
in response to all of the happy talk I was hearing — as I watched
him as he made his return to the major leagues.
And one last May 2018 tweet that comments on a Craig Mish tweet about Alex
Reyes. Mish blocked me on Twitter for being too negative.
The little I saw of Alex Reyes during Spring Training 2018
didn't make me feel any better.
I had concerns about Alex Reyes' pitching mechanics — that he
hadn't changed anything — from literally the first pitch he threw
during his rehab.
As 2017 got started, and I started thinking about Spring Training
and the Cardinals. I had been doing a lot of thinking about the
Tommy John Twist (aka
Premature Pronation) and, looking back at some older photos of
Alex Reyes, I started getting increasingly concerned.
On February 15, 2017 it was announced that Alex Reyes needed
Tommy John surgery.
It was sadly obvious what was next.
Over the Years
I've been expressing concern about Alex Reyes' pitching
mechanics since photos of him started appearing on the Internet.