Originally written on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 10/20/14
RYAN REID RIGHT HANDED PITCHER Born: April 24, 1985 Height: 5’11″ Weight: 215 Bats: Left Throws: Right Drafted: 7th round, 199th overall, 2006 (Devil Rays) How Acquired: Minor league free agent College: James Madison University Agent: N/A WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES The Devil Rays drafted Reid as a draft-eligible sophomore.  He throws an 88-92 mph fastball, along with a changeup and slider.  The slider was his out pitch at the time he was drafted, but now the change is the better pitch.  He had very good K rates in the low minors, but not so much since he reached AA.  The Pirates signed him as a minor league free agent in November 2012. 2006 A-:  1-9-0, 6.24 ERA, 1.58 WHIP, 53.1 IP, 4.0 BB/9, 7.3 K/9 Reid struggled as a starter in his short season debut. 2007 A:  6-5-10, 2.97 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 72.2 IP, 3.0 BB/9, 11.5 K/9 The Rays moved Reid to the bullpen in low A and he was much more effective. 2008 A+:  3-0-8, 0.29 ERA, 0.55 WHIP, 31.0 IP, 0.9 BB/9, 13.1 K/9 AA...
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