In Part 2 of my focus on the Futures Game, here is a piece on World team member Chris Reed, born in the United Kingdom.

This past Sunday, I caught my first glimpse of Dodgers 2011 first round draft pick Chris Reed.  Reed, a left handed pitcher out of Stanford, is making the transition from reliever to starter. The Dodgers are taking steps to limit Reed’s pitch count.  Since his promotion to Chattanooga, Reed has been on a once-a-week pitching schedule, logging 3 innings in each of his first 5 starts.  On Sunday, Reed struck out 4 in 3 scoreless innings against the Tennessee Smokies, allowing 2 hits and 2 walks.


The first thing that stands out about Reed is his arm angle.  At 6’4’’, Reed’s ¾’s arm angle neutralizes any...