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3.95 Chicago White Sox - Addison Reed, RHP, San Diego State

The White Sox spent the 95th overall pick on Addison Reed.

Follow the jump for his pre-draft profile.

Addison Reed   Position: RHP   School: San Diego State   State: CA   Year: Jr.   Height: 6’3’’   Weight: 215

Birth Date: 12/27/88   Seiler Rating: 1C3   Last Drafted: Never

 

Year

W

L

ERA

G

GS

SV

IP

H

R

ER

HR

BB

SO

2008

3

1

2.74

24

0

4

26.1

24

16

8

3

8

26

2009

0

0

0.65

25

0

20

27.2

20

3

2

0

7

38

2010

8

2

2.50

11

11

0

79.1

65

30

22

7

16

90


Addison Reed is a solid right-handed pitcher from San Diego State University. Reed came to San Diego State from Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamonga, California, home to the California League affiliate of the Angels. Reed was one year ahead of Isaac Galloway, who went in the eighth round to the Marlins in the 2008 draft. Unfortunately for Reed, he received much less scouting attention as a two-way player that both pitched and played first base in high school, and it wasn’t until college teammate Stephen Strasburg exploded that he started getting much attention during his freshman year in college after going undrafted out of high school. He pitched purely out of the bullpen during his first two years for the Aztecs, first as a setup man, but he transitioned to closer before his freshman season was out. He was absolutely lights-out on the 2009 squad where Strasburg was the ace, and he was supposed to be one of the top relief arms available in this year’s draft. However, he and the team decided it was best for him to transition to starting, and he’s put together one heck of a season, putting himself squarely in the running for an early-round pick as a potential number three starter. His fastball is obviously down from his velocity as a reliever, but he still sits 90-92, touching 94, and he has above-average command of it with good movement. He throws a potentially plus slider that has been filthy at times, and he can also place it for contact early on in the count. His changeup has developed to the point that it’s solid-average. Those three pitches show his solid talent, and scouts believe he can develop into an innings-eater, one worth a second or third round pick. He should sign quickly for a slot bonus.