RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: April 24, 1985
Drafted: 7th round, 199th overall, 2006 (Devil Rays)
How Acquired: Minor league free agent
College: James Madison University
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.
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.
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.
A+: 3-0-8, 0.29 ERA, 0.55 WHIP, 31.0 IP, 0.9 BB/9, 13.1 K/9
AA: 5-4-4, 4.66 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, 46.1 IP, 6.0 BB/9, 10.3 K/9
Reid was nearly unhittable in high A, but wasn’t as effective after a mid-season promotion. The main issue was his control, which went from outstanding to very bad.
AA: 0-1-1, 4.17 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, 58.1 IP, 4.3 BB/9, 7.7 K/9
In a full season in AA, Reid improved his control some, but also saw his K rate drop.
AA: 3-3-2, 3.98 ERA, 1.51 WHIP, 72.1 IP, 4.9 BB/9, 7.6 K/9
Reid went back to AA for another season and pitched about the same as in 2009.
AA: 2-0-1, 6.75 ERA, 1.94 WHIP, 16.0 IP, 2.2 BB/9, 6.8 K/9
AAA: 1-1-0, 4.55 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 55.1 IP, 2.9 BB/9, 8.3 K/9
Reid spent most of the season in AAA, including five starts. He pitched better than the previous year, including solid walk and K rates.
AAA: 6-3-1, 3.52 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 79.1 IP, 3.2 BB/9, 9.0 K/9
Reid had his first solid season in the upper minors, increasing his K rate to one per inning. He had some trouble with gopher balls, allowing eight.
Reid has most struggled in the upper minors and was far from outstanding even in 2012, at age 27. He looks strictly like a AAA reliever rather than somebody who could potentially help out at the major league level.
2013: Minor league contract
Signing Bonus: $145,000
MiLB Debut: 2006
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2013
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: Eligible
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
June 7, 2006: Drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 7th round, 199th overall pick; signed on June 13.
November 6, 2006: Became a free agent.
November 9, 2009: Signed as a minor league free with the Pittsburgh Pirates.