Stanford University pitcher Chris Reed (a graduate of Cleveland High School in Reseda) signed with the Dodgers on Friday. Reed, a junior left-handed pitcher, was the 16th overall pick in the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft and the only first round selection for the Dodgers.
Reed was an honorable mention All-PAC 10 pitcher with a record of 6-2 with 9 saves in 29 games as a reliever for the Cardinal with one start. He tallied a 2.56 ERA with 52 strikeouts. As a team, the Stanford pitching staff finished the 2011 season ranked 47th in NCAA Baseball with a 3.45 ERA.
Stanford had five players drafted in the 2011 draft. Of the five Stanford players drafted only one player, junior left-handed pitcher Brett Mooneyham a 38th round selection and 1,147th overall player selected by the Washington Nationals, remains unsigned.
Reed was the 19th player out of 50 first round selections to sign a Major League Baseball deal.
The Dodgers have successfully signed 4 of their top 5 2011 draft picks to date. Right-handed pitcher Ryan O’Sullivan of Oklahoma City, a fourth round selection, remains unsigned.