CATCHING UP WITH FORMER BUCK…EVAN REED
This week we are catching up with former Waterloo Bucks pitcher Evan Reed. The Texas Rangers drafted the Santa Maria, California native in the 3rd round of the 2007 amateur entry draft. Since being drafted, Reed has been working his way through the Rangers minor league system, seeing action with both class-A teams and their Double-A team. He spent the 2009 season pitching for the Rangers high class-A affiliate Bakersfield Blaze. During this off-season Reed was invited to pitch in the Arizona Winter League for the Surprise Rafters.
Reed played in 46 games for the Blaze this past summer, working almost exclusively as the closer. Reed was able to successfully save 25 games in his 482/3 innings of work. The former Cal Poly Mustang finished the season with two wins and two loses, 65 strikeouts, and a solid 2.96 earned run average.
Reed pitched for the Waterloo Bucks during the summer of 2005. He made 17 appearances on the mound, all of them being in relief situations. In his 262/3 innings of work, Reed was able to get the Bucks out of some tight situations by fanning 26 batters.
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