Cody Reed
Cody Reed
26-Year-Old PitcherRP
Cincinnati Reds
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Reed looked to be responding well to a critical season in his development, beginning the 2019 campaign by posting a 2.61 ERA (3.14 FIP) and 1.04 WHIP through 20.2 innings with Triple-A Louisville and allowing one run in 6.1 innings with the Reds. Unfortunately, he suffered an MCL sprain during a game against the Pirates in late May and was unable to recover in time to pitch again. That said, Reed's abbreviated season provided some reasons to be optimistic about his future. In his 18 minor-league appearances, he raised his strikeout rate to over a batter per inning and gave up only one home run. Though he struggled some with his command, his 3.56 BB/9 was a fair amount better than the 5.17 BB/9 he posted at the same level two seasons ago. A solid spring training could be enough to earn Reed a spot in the bullpen to begin 2020 as he is out of minor-league options and the Reds may not want to risk losing him. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Royals in June of 2013 that includes a $1.2 million signing bonus. Traded to the Reds in July of 2015.
Out of options
PCincinnati Reds
March 23, 2020
Reed has a reasonable chance to make the Reds' Opening Day roster when play resumes because he's out of options, and because rosters will likely be expanded.
ANALYSIS
Reed struggled in spring training, posting a 7.20 ERA and 2.80 WHIP -- nine hits, including two homers, and five walks over five innings. But they're unlikely to give up on Reed, the last remaining player from the Johnny Cueto trade, just yet.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
29
Last 10 Games
29
Last 5 Games
29
How many pitches does Cody Reed generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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71-80
 
81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Cody Reed generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-27%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-15%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-21%
BAA vs LHP
2017
 
 
-48%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .194 74 22 7 13 2 0 1
Since 2017vs Right .266 218 44 28 49 8 0 7
2019vs Left .231 13 6 0 3 0 0 0
2019vs Right .273 12 1 1 3 0 0 0
2018vs Left .222 39 9 3 8 2 0 0
2018vs Right .282 149 33 12 37 4 0 5
2017vs Left .111 22 7 4 2 0 0 1
2017vs Right .214 57 10 15 9 4 0 2
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-43%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-31%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-83%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 5.05 1.68 35.2 1 3 1 7.1 6.8 1.3
Since 2017Away 2.87 1.18 31.1 1 1 0 10.9 2.3 0.9
2019Home 1.42 1.11 6.1 0 0 0 9.9 1.4 0.0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Home 4.82 1.66 18.2 0 2 0 6.8 4.8 1.0
2018Away 3.33 1.19 24.1 1 1 0 10.4 1.8 1.1
2017Home 7.59 2.06 10.2 1 1 1 5.9 13.5 2.5
2017Away 1.29 1.14 7.0 0 0 0 12.9 3.9 0.0
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Stat Review
How does Cody Reed compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
7.00
 
K/9
9.9
 
BB/9
1.4
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
94.2 mph
 
ERA
1.42
 
WHIP
1.11
 
BABIP
.356
 
GB/FB
6.50
 
Left On Base
85.7%
 
Exit Velocity
88.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
0.0%
 
Spin Rate
1987 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
33.3%
 
Swinging Strike
8.7%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
2017
2016
Reed made incremental progress in 2018, but the Reds are a franchise that desperately needs someone to make the leap. That shouldn't fully be held against Reed, because he made tangible progress in one key category -- conquering his control woes. After walking over five batters per nine innings at Triple-A Louisville and over a batter per inning at the big-league level last season, Reed lowered those rates to 2.7 and 3.1 per nine innings, respectively, all while maintaining his strikeout rate. The big difference for Reed was a change in pitch selection. Last year he threw a four-seamer 50.5% of the time, with a catastrophic 34.3 BB% on that pitch. This past year he lowered that usage to a mere 21%, instead relying more on his sinker (27.1% after using it just twice in 2017) and slider (from 36.6% to 41.0%). The Reds still need to decide whether there's a place for Reed in the rotation.
2017 was a bad year for the fruits of the Johnny Cueto trade. Brandon Finnegan hurt his shoulder and only made four appearances all season. John Lamb had already left the Reds' organization, but he was hurt and then suspended 50 games for his second positive test for a drug of abuse. And finally Reed struggled through a difficult season, getting strafed in his one big-league start by the Cubs, after which he was moved to the bullpen and then to Triple-A Louisville. Reed's major problem is control -- he lacks command of the strike zone, and then falls apart once runners get on base. He had an 18.2 walk percentage with the bases empty last year, which spiked to over 30 percent once at least one runner was on. He had good results with the bases empty -- .139/.295/.194 against 44 batters -- and melted down with runners on, allowing batters to hit .250/.486/.708. There's some hope from the Reds that he'll fare better as a reliever.
Reed entered 2016 as one of Cincinnati's top pitching prospects before making his major league debut in June. The 23-year-old disappointed in 10 starts during his rookie season, posting a 7.36 ERA and 6.06 FIP over 47.2 innings of work, as his vaunted slider was blasted by major league hitters. Although Reed's K/9 and BB/9 rates stayed fairly similar to his 2016 numbers with Triple-A Louisville, he gave up home runs on a much more frequent basis in Cincinnati. His 2.27 HR/9 that was more than triple his mark at Triple-A (0.74). Additionally, his WHIP saw a concerning spike at the major league level. Reed still has the potential to develop into a serviceable mid-rotation starter, but 2016 took off some of the shine. He will compete for a rotation spot in spring training.
Brandon Finnegan and John Lamb garnered more attention as part of the haul in the Johnny Cueto deal, but Reed has already made waves in the Reds' system since the trade. He was a sandwich-round pick in the 2013 draft and initially struggled as a professional, but made big leaps in 2015. After the deal, he went directly to Double-A Pensacola, where in eight starts he struck out 60 batters in 49.2 innings, posting a 2.12 ERA while allowing just one homer. He might start up again in Double-A, but he's among a slew of pitchers coming quickly for the Reds.
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Knee fully healed
PCincinnati Reds
February 20, 2020
Reed has fully recovered from the knee injury that ended his season in May, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. Talking about the injury, Reed said, "I got to miss the knife, but now that I think about it, 'What if I would have had it and just missed time?' But I feel good now. I rehabbed it all in the offseason, three times a week with two-a-days in the gym. I had a completely normal offseason like I would have in years past."
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Done for season
PCincinnati Reds
Knee
September 4, 2019
Reed (knee) confirmed Tuesday via a post on his personal Twitter account that he won't pitch again in 2019.
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Couple weeks from pitching
PCincinnati Reds
Knee
July 4, 2019
Reed (knee) is throwing but is still a couple weeks away from returning to the mound, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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Suffers left MCL sprain
PCincinnati Reds
Knee
May 28, 2019
Reed will be shut down from throwing for the next 10-to-14 days after suffering a Grade 2 left knee sprain during Monday's game against Pittsburgh.
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Recalled as 26th man
PCincinnati Reds
May 27, 2019
Reed was recalled from Triple-A Louisville on Monday as the 26th man for the Reds' doubleheader against the Pirates.
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