By The Baseball Beginnings Guy
May 29, 2010
Addison Reed was a closer as a sophomore at San Diego State and a starter this season. After he signs, don’t be surprised to see him fast-tracked as bullpen help. If Drew Storen can go from Stanford to the big leagues in under a year, so can Reed.
Addison Reed, RHP
San Diego State
Games seen: 2, Innings: 10
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Broad shoulders, strong hips, thighs and torso, long and loose arms. Durable yet limber build.
STRENGTHS: Big physical workhorse who creates deception and repeats delivery. Strike thrower with all pitches. Competes and pounds the bottom of the strike zone. Uses both sides of the plate. FB 90-93 and has been 96 as a closer. Probable closer in pro ball. Slider 81-82, has tilt and consistency. Change-up at 82 effective. Above-average command.
WEAKNESSES: Struggled in some starts as a starter learning to stretch himself out. Never afraid to pitch with his fastball even without his maximum power. Medical history with knees in college baseball. Had surgery prior to sophomore season and stayed home last season to rehab. Also had pin put in broken pinkie finger.
SUMMARY: Mature mound presence who could most fast as a pro closer. Chance to be dominant FB-SL closer. Competitive, repetitive, consistent gamer. OFP higher if a closer, FB can go from 6 to 7 or 8 in short looks.
Overall Future Potential: 52