Jake Reed

Position: RHRP
Level: Triple-A
Affiliate: Rochester Red Wings
League: International League
Born: 09/29/1992 (Age: 26)
Height: 6'2''
Weight: 190
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: 5th Rd., 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (MIN)

Prospect Spotlight

NOTES FROM THE FIELD:

  • Medium frame, athletic look. Long arms and broad shoulders for his size. 
  • Stretch only, drop/drive style w/ short stride, short arm-circle into slingy 3/4 slot. 
  • FB 91-96 (93-94); Reaches back for mid-90s, release point gives long natural run to armside. Control over command type. 
  • SL 84-86; Main off-speed to RHH, shows tight spin and occasional sharp action. Can be flat and cut-like at times. Overall avg pitch.
  • CH 87-89; Shows to LHH, gets short dive but throws it too hard, acts more like 2sm FB. Usable pitch but needs to take something off.
  • Throws strikes w/ FB, can land SL over the plate but rarely buries it. Enough control to pitch in ‘pen role. 

SUMMARY: High-floor prospect that’s close to ML ready. Shouldn’t be stretched in a high-leverage role, but effective sinker and three-pitch mix gives him a chance to pitch as a middle reliever. Type that might get optioned up and down to keep a fresh arm in the ‘pen.