Monday, June 6, 2011

Info & Quotes on Chris Reed (Dodgers 16th pick in MLB Draft)

Thanks to the Dodgers for sending the following info on Chris Reed. Plus quotes from Assistant General Manager, Scouting Logan White.

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The Los Angeles Dodgers today selected Stanford University left-handed pitcher Chris Reed with their first-round pick (16th overall) in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft.  Assistant General Manager, Scouting Logan White made the announcement.

Reed, a 6-foot-4, 190-pound junior, earned an honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection and has gone 6-2 with a 2.54 ERA in 28 games (one start) this season for the Cardinal, who advanced to the NCAA Super Regional after winning the Fullerton Regional this past weekend. In 2011, the 21-year-old has limited opposing hitters to a .201 batting average with 48 strikeouts and allowed just one home run in 49.2 innings. As a reliever, Reed has posted a 1.80 ERA and ranks third in the Pac-10 with nine saves in 11 attempts this season. In three seasons at Stanford, Reed is 8-2 with a 3.96 ERA in 53 games.

“He’s an excellent competitor, has three quality pitches, sound mechanics and a great deal of athleticism,” said White. “He’s also a smart, local guy who has a fine family background.”

The Cleveland High School (Reseda) graduate was rated as the top prospect and earned an All-Star selection in the Atlantic Collegiate Summer League in 2010, posting a 1.09 ERA with 39 strikeouts in 33.0 innings.

The Dodgers have selected a pitcher with their first pick in each of the last nine seasons:

2003        Chad Billingsley (24th overall)
2004        Scott Elbert (17th overall)
2005        Luke Hochevar (40th overall)
2006        Clayton Kershaw (seventh overall)
2007        Chris Withrow (20th overall)
2008        Ethan Martin (15th overall)
2009        Aaron Miller (36th overall)
2010        Zach Lee (28th overall)
2011        Chris Reed (16th overall)

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