Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A.J. Reed wins award

Baseball America named Astros 2nd-Round pick A.J. Reed as their college baseball player of the year...

Using deadened BBCOR bats, Reed smacked 23 home runs as well, matching Olerud’s total with supercharged bats. Reed led the nation in homers, slugging percentage (.735) and OPS (1.211), while ranking second in total bases (164) and third in RBIs (73). He hit .336 with a .476 on-base percentage, walking (49) more than he struck out (48). That offensive season alone would make him worthy of the Player of the Year award, but Reed also went 12-2, 2.09 in 112 innings as Kentucky’s Friday night ace in the rugged Southeastern Conference. He ranks just one win shy of the national lead and tops the SEC.

Click the link for all kinds of nice quotes from various ESS EEE SEE coaches.

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In other draft news, the Astros have apparently agreed to terms with 7th Round pick Derick Velazquez and 26th Round pick Mott Hyde.

From NumberFire: Why the Houston Astros won the 2014 Draft

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