Large, sturdy frame with strength in legs; Will have to maintain body.
Low 3/4 slot; semi-windup; Starts motion quickly and sinks into back leg with a twist towards 2nd base; Soft stab in the back; Explodes into a flexed front leg before he posts over it; Repeats it consistently and on-line.
87-92 in this outing; Heavy fastball with arm-side run as well; Deception helps pitch play up with the pitch 'appearing' from his armpit; Plenty of swing and miss;
1/7 shape with depth; Struggled to stay on top at times; When right, pitch has average bite and depth; Not afraid to throw for strikes in zone as well as a chase pitch down in zone.
Shape wavered between 1/7 and 2/8; At its best when he stays on top with two-plane break starting off the plate and sweeping its way back on; Also starts on the inner half and buries it to hitters hands.
Repeats arm speed well; Tumble down in zone; Sells the pitch well and will be weapon against right-handers.
Reed has a four-pitch mix that he can locate for strikes. Fastball generates swings and misses and weak contact due to above average combination of movement and deception. Curveball inconsistent but showed ability to throws for strikes and bury the pitch. The slider has two-plane movement with late bite and will be his strikeout pitch in the end. Changeup is an afterthought at present but flashed proper arm speed and tumble down in the zone. Despite the funky delivery, Reed repeats it well and shows the ability to fill the strike zone.