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2015 Dodgers review: Chris Reed

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The Dodgers added left-handed pitcher Chris Reed, their first-round draft pick in 2011 out of Stanford, to the 40-man roster in November 2014, but he ended up in another organization by the All-Star break in 2015.

What went right

Reed began the season with Double-A Tulsa, and after a 28.2-percent strikeout rate and an 0.77 ERA in April he was promoted, after just six games in relief.

After getting promoted from to Triple-A Oklahoma City in May, Reed put up a 3.27 ERA in 11 innings in eight games with OKC, including four ground ball double plays.

Reed made his major league debut in 2015, but it wasn't with the Dodgers.

What went wrong

Reed got sent back down to Double-A at the end of May, and basically imploded. He allowed 18 runs in 12 innings in 10 games, with just three strikeouts and 13 walks, with an astronomical 20.6-percent walk rate.

In 24 games combined in Double-A and Triple-A, Reed had a 14.5-percent walk rate and a 13.8-percent strikeout rate, both career worsts.

With Tulsa and Oklahoma City combined, Reed allowed left-handed batters to hit .324 (11-for-34) with a home run, eight walks and only five strikeouts.

The Dodgers traded Reed to the Marlins for minor league left-hander Grant Dayton on July 15.

2015 particulars

Age: 25

Stats: 5.97 ERA in 24 games in relief in Double-A & Triple-A combined. 22 BB, 21 K in 34⅔ IP

Salary: with the Dodgers, something close to the pro-rated share of $41,400, the minor league rate for someone on their first major league (40-man roster) contract.

Game of the year

Reed's season started out spectacularly. With Double-A Tulsa in his first game of 2015, on April 10, Reed pitched three perfect innings of relief, striking out four batters against El Paso, needing only 27 pitches to keep a scoreless game tied from the sixth through the eighth innings. Fast forward to about 1:19 here:

Roster status

Reed cleared waives and was sent outright by the Marlins to Triple-A New Orleans on Oct. 2. The left-hander remains in Miami's farm system.