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Buddy Reed
Popularity: ↑ 177%
OF | B/T: S/R | 6' 4" 218LBS | Age: 25

Draft: 2016 | Rd: 2, #48, San Diego Padres | Florida
MLB Pipeline Rank
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 441 381 49 87 14 50 23 .228 .310 .388 .698
Career Minors 1557 1396 203 347 33 160 101 .249 .311 .399 .710
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .228 14 50 23 .698
Career Minors .249 33 160 101 .710

Standard Minor League Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGLGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2016 Tri-City Dust Devils NWL A(Short) 51 231 205 31 52 9 4 0 13 22 53 15 5 1 .254 .326 .337 .663
2017 Fort Wayne TinCaps MID A(Full) 88 347 316 48 74 17 8 6 35 23 97 12 8 3 .234 .290 .396 .685
2018 2 Teams Minors 122 538 494 75 134 28 7 13 62 36 147 51 10 1 .271 .319 .435 .754
2018 Lake Elsinore Storm CAL A(Adv) 79 343 315 54 102 21 7 12 47 24 84 33 7 1 .324 .371 .549 .921
2018 San Antonio Missions TEX AA 43 195 179 21 32 7 0 1 15 12 63 18 3 0 .179 .227 .235 .461
2019 Amarillo Sod Poodles TEX AA 121 441 381 49 87 15 2 14 50 42 126 23 8 6 .228 .310 .388 .698

Scouting Report

2020

A former multi-sport star from the Rhode Island high school ranks, Reed showed off his raw tools and athleticism in spurts during three years at the University of Florida. The Padres liked his very high ceiling enough to take him in the second round of the 2016 Draft. Following a rough first full season, Reed broke out in 2018, played in the Futures Game and advanced to Double-A. His struggles there carried over to his 2019 season back in the Texas League and he wasn’t protected from, nor was he selected in, the Rule 5 Draft. He was then sent to the A’s as the player to be named later for Jurickson Profar.

The A’s are hoping a change of scenery, some new instructors and new ideas might be just what is needed to unlock Reed’s treasure trove of raw tools more consistently. The switch-hitter can make loud contact and drive the ball from both sides of the plate, though his right-handed swing is a bit better. He had changed his swing path to be shorter to the ball with more extension, leading to his breakout to start 2018, but his strikeout rate soared once he got to Double-A. 

Reed’s speed is close to top of the scale and he’s a major basestealing threat, swiping 51 bags in 2018. It also helps him cover a ton of ground in the outfield, where he’s a plus defender in center and has an arm that works really well in the corners. He still has 20-20 potential if he can refine his approach enough to make more contact with his new organization.


2019

Scouting grades: Hit: 40 | Power: 40 | Run: 70 | Arm: 60 | Field: 65 | Overall: 45

One of the best all-around athletes in the 2016 Draft class, the Padres selected Reed with the 48th overall pick and signed him for slightly over $1 million. After struggling in his first full season, Reed went to the Australian Baseball League and rediscovered his swing. It led to a breakout 2018. Reed reached base consistently, and he wreaked havoc on the bases, swiping 51 bags between Lake Elsinore and Double-A San Antonio. Reed earned his Double-A promotion after playing in the All-Star Futures Game at Nationals Park, but his transition to the level didn't go smoothly and he continued to struggle with the bat in a return to the level in 2019. Left off the 40-man roster, he was sent to the A's as the player to be named later in the Jurickson Profar deal after the Rule 5 Draft in December.

A switch-hitter, Reed has the potential to hit for both average and power, though he's historically been better form the right side. Before the 2018 season, he made an adjustment, allowing him to be shorter to the ball with more extension after contact. But he'll need to continue to cut down on the strikeouts. If he can add more contact to his game, he has plus-plus speed -- which translates on both sides of the ball.

Reed has a tall, athletic build that gives him the potential to do a lot of things well on the baseball field, but he still has gains to make as a hitter. If he can get back to a more refined approach and better swing mechanics, he has the tools to be an impact player. But questions linger as to whether his game, particularly his hitting, will translate at higher levels.


2018

Scouting grades: Hit: 45 | Power: 50 | Run: 70 | Arm: 60 | Field: 55 | Overall: 50

One of the best all-around athletes in the 2016 Draft class, Reed was viewed as a potential early-first-round pick heading into the spring before an inconsistent junior campaign for the Gators caused his stock fall late. Pleased to find him still on the board in the second round, the Padres selected him with the 48th overall pick and signed him for slightly over $1 million. After struggling in his first full season, Reed went to the Australian Baseball League and rediscovered his swing. It led to a breakout 2018 campaign in which he earned his first Double-A promotion in July after playing in the prestigious SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Nationals Park. 

A switch-hitter, Reed is once again showing the ability to hit for both average and power after making an adjustment to his setup and swing path that has made him shorter to the ball with more extension after contact. He has plus-plus speed that translates on both sides of the ball, making him a threat to steal on the basepaths as well as an above-average defender capable of sticking in center field.

Reed has a tall, athletic build that gives him the potential to do a lot of things well on the baseball field, but he still has his share of gains to make as a hitter. A refined approach and better swing mechanics certainly have him back on track, though time will tell how his game, particularly his hitting, translates at higher levels.


2017

Scouting grades: Hit: 45 | Power: 40 | Run: 70 | Arm: 60 | Field: 55 | Overall: 50

One of the best all-around athletes in the 2016 Draft class, Reed was viewed as a potential early-first-round pick heading into the spring before an inconsistent junior campaign for the Gators caused his stock fall late. Pleased to find him still on the board in the second round, the Padres selected him with the 48th overall pick and signed him for slightly over $1 million.

A switch-hitter, Reed makes good contact from both sides of the plate, but his setup and approach are inconsistent and keep him from consistently driving the baseball and hitting for power. He has present strength and good pop to the gaps, though his lack of extension from both sides limits his chances of offering anything more than below-average over-the-fence power. Reed has plus speed that translates on both sides of the ball, making him a threat to steal on the basepaths as well as an above-average defender capable of sticking in center field. 

Reed has a tall, athletic build that gives him the potential to do a lot of things well on the baseball field, although his overall hitting ability leaves much to be desired. A refined approach and better swing mechanics could help him reach his offensive ceiling, though for a recent college Draft pick, he may require additional time to develop.


2016

Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 40 | Run: 70 | Arm: 60 | Field: 60 | Overall: 50

One of the best all-around athletes in the 2016 Draft class, Reed has the chance to be a dynamic performer on both sides of the ball. Though he was viewed as a potential early-first-round pick heading into the spring, an inconsistent junior campaign for the Gators caused his stock fall late. But Padres were happy to find him still on the board in the second round, as they selected him with the 48th overall pick and then signed him for slightly over $1 million. 

The switch-hitter has a tall, athletic build with the potential to do a lot of things well on the baseball field. A multisport standout in the Rhode Island high school ranks, Reed has plus speed that works on both sides of the ball. He should be a basestealing threat and can definitely stay in center field long-term. It's Reed's bat that needs the most work. He can make contact from both sides of the plate, but his setup and approach are inconsistent. Reed has strength, and he should grow into more, though his lack of extension from the left side could keep him from showing any power that way. 

A tendency to be tentative at the plate has plagued Reed, and while he had some good stretches, he didn't drive the ball consistently this spring. Refining of Reed's approach should help him reach his offensive ceiling, though he may require additional time to develop.


Transactions

Team Date Transaction
01/25/2021 Oakland Athletics invited non-roster OF Buddy Reed to spring training.
11/19/2020 OF Buddy Reed assigned to Las Vegas Aviators from Midland RockHounds.
10/09/2020 OF Buddy Reed assigned to Midland RockHounds from Athletics Alternate Training Site.
07/18/2020 OF Buddy Reed assigned to Athletics Alternate Training Site from Midland RockHounds.
03/23/2020 OF Buddy Reed assigned to Midland RockHounds from Las Vegas Aviators.
02/14/2020 OF Buddy Reed assigned to Las Vegas Aviators.
12/12/2019 San Diego Padres traded CF Buddy Reed to Oakland Athletics.
03/21/2019 OF Buddy Reed assigned to San Diego Padres Futures.
03/21/2019 OF Buddy Reed assigned to San Diego Padres Futures.
01/24/2019 San Diego Padres invited non-roster OF Buddy Reed to spring training.
10/01/2018 CF Buddy Reed assigned to Amarillo Sod Poodles.
07/17/2018 Buddy Reed roster status changed by San Antonio Missions.
07/14/2018 OF Buddy Reed assigned to U.S. Futures.
07/13/2018 San Antonio Missions placed LF Buddy Reed on the temporarily inactive list.
07/09/2018 LF Buddy Reed assigned to San Antonio Missions from Lake Elsinore Storm.
04/01/2018 LF Buddy Reed assigned to Lake Elsinore Storm from Fort Wayne TinCaps.
02/28/2018 CF Buddy Reed assigned to San Diego Padres.
11/15/2017 OF Buddy Reed assigned to Canberra Cavalry.
09/29/2017 CF Buddy Reed assigned to San Diego Padres Futures.
09/29/2017 CF Buddy Reed assigned to San Diego Padres Futures.
09/26/2017 Fort Wayne TinCaps activated CF Buddy Reed from the 7-day disabled list.
09/16/2017 Fort Wayne TinCaps placed CF Buddy Reed on the 7-day disabled list.
06/01/2017 Fort Wayne TinCaps activated CF Buddy Reed from the 7-day disabled list.
04/28/2017 Fort Wayne TinCaps placed CF Buddy Reed on the 7-day disabled list.
04/02/2017 CF Buddy Reed assigned to Fort Wayne TinCaps from Tri-City Dust Devils.
03/01/2017 OF Buddy Reed assigned to San Diego Padres.
07/04/2016 CF Buddy Reed assigned to Tri-City Dust Devils.
07/03/2016 San Diego Padres signed CF Buddy Reed.