• Full name Michael Benton Reed
  • Born 11/18/1992 in Maplewood, MN
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 215 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Leander
  • Debut 09/26/2015
  • Drafted in the 5th round (161st overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2011 (signed for $500,000).
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    Reed has created mixed opinions among Texas area scouts this spring. Those who buy into his strong 6-foot, 210-pound body and tools think he could fit in the second or third rounds, while others who worry about his lack of polish see him as more of a sixth- to 10th-rounder. His proponents think he profiles nicely as a right fielder who swings the bat with authority from the right side of the plate and backs up his raw power with plus speed and arm strength. Others think he has a mature, maxed-out frame and does everything with a lot of effort, and that he's a fringe to average runner. Reed also pitches, reaching 90 mph with his fastball, and he'll see action as a two-way player if he attends Mississippi. It may take second-round money to sign him away from Ole Miss, for whom his father Benton played football en route to a brief NFL career.

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