Relief Pitcher | Vancouver Orcas
When healthy, Reategui is the prototypical veteran finesse pitcher. His curveball is solid; he throws it better than your average reliever. Reategui has to keep the ball down, especially against lefties, or he gets hit hard and often. Sometimes I wish he'd just give up on throwing the changeup, it's like a BP ball! He comes right after righthanded hitters, who are lucky even to reach base against him, but he works more carefully to lefties.
Defense & Hitting
He gobbles up comebackers, sometimes roaming far from the mound to get a glove on a ball. His pickoff move is only fair. Reategui is a surpisingly good hitting pitcher. And I'm not sure you can say this about a pitcher, but Reategui has some pop in his swing. Interesting sidenote, The Vancouver Orcas have been known to use Reategui as a pinch-runner on occasion.
The Vancouver Orcas signed him to a long-term contract, but don't think they won't drop Reategui like a hot potato if something better comes along.
-- Ska Nyman, A-Ball Scout