Diamondbacks’ Prospect Cody Reed Dominates Again

By Thomas Lynch

The hottest pitcher in the organization of the Arizona Diamondbacks throws for the Hillsboro Hops of the Class A Northwest League. Left-hander Cody Reed turned in another dominating performance on Friday night, limiting the Eugene Emeralds to a single hit over seven innings as the Hops were victorious by a score of 2-0. Only Ian Happ‘s double with two outs in the seventh inning prevented a perfect outing by the Hops’ ace.

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Reed, age 19, has not allowed a run over his last three outings, a span covering 19 innings. In that time, he has allowed only seven measly hits and and four walks while striking out 25. The D’backs’ 2014 2nd round pick, Reed was named the Northwest Pitcher of the Week for his work in his prior start in which he threw six innings with eight strikeouts. In six starts for short-season Hillsboro, Reed has given up more a run or less in five of those appearances. His record on the year is 4-1 with an ERA of 1.31.

MLB.com currently has Reed as the #17 prospect in the Arizona farm system. Someone better tell those good folks there should be a revision. Keep checking back here to see if the teenage sensation gets a promotion before the 2015 season ends.