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Buddy Reed

Buddy Reed

OF | B/T: S/R | 6' 4" 210 | Age: 24
Draft: 2016 (Rd: 2, #48, San Diego Padres) - Florida
Bronx, NY USA
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

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. His transition wasn't so smooth, however, as the swing-and-miss crept back into his game in San Antonio, and he batted just .179 in 43 appearances.

A switch-hitter, Reed has the potential to hit for both average and power. 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. A refined approach and better swing mechanics certainly have him back on track. But questions linger as to whether his game, particularly his hitting, will translate at higher levels.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
01/24/2019 San Diego Padres invited non-roster OF Buddy Reed to spring training.
07/17/2018 Buddy Reed roster status changed by San Antonio Missions.
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.
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.