White Sox select RHP Addison Reed with the 95th pick

The White Sox took another college pitcher with their third round pick. This time it was righty Addison Reed from San Diego State. Reed led the nation in saves a year ago with 20, but started this year.
Addison Reed throws 90-92 mph as a starter touching 94 mph at times. He combines the fastball with a plus slider that has been nasty for him and his changeup is a solid average pitch.

Addison Reed

Reed could develop as a solid innings eater at the Major League level, though his upside is probably not much more than a #4 starter.

He moved to the rotation this year as the Aztecs’ Friday night starter (ace of the staff) and 90 strikeouts against 16 walks in 79.1 innings. He was 8-2 with a 2.50 ERA.

Check out Reed’s MLB.com scouting video.

From Jeff’s college pitcher preview (yes, again):

Addison Reed has a good arm and was throwing
96 mph when he was pitching out of the bullpen last year, but his
velocity has been more 89-92 mph as a starter this year. His slider is
at least average with the chance to be a plus pitch and he also throws a
good changeup that he can locate well. Reed has good command of all his
pitches and is aggressive on the mound, which should allow him to move
quickly through a minor league system, but his upside is probably that
of a #3/4 starter. Projected draft position: 2nd – 4th Round.

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Tags: Addison Reed, MLB Draft

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