Cody Reed
Cody Reed
26-Year-Old PitcherRP
Cincinnati Reds
7-Day IL
Injury Knee
Est. Return 6/25/2019
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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Suffers left MCL sprain
PCincinnati Reds  AAA
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.
Reed will be placed on the minor-league injured list, as he was up with the major-league squad as the 26th man when he suffered the injury. He'll remain out at least until mid-June and likely longer while on the mend.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
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
ERA on Road
ERA on Road
ERA on Road
ERA on Road
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 this season's data (min 20 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.
    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.
94.2 mph
Left On Base
Exit Velocity
88.4 mph
Spin Rate
1987 rpm
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
Swinging Strike
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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Recalled as 26th man
PCincinnati Reds  AAA
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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Optioned to Triple-A
PCincinnati Reds  AAA
May 18, 2019
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Rejoins major-league club
PCincinnati Reds  AAA
May 17, 2019
Reed was called up from Triple-A Louisville on Friday.
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Sent back to Triple-A
PCincinnati Reds  AAA
May 5, 2019
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Solid in relief
PCincinnati Reds  AAA
May 5, 2019
Reed threw 2.1 scoreless innings in relief of Tanner Roark on Saturday, striking out four while walking none and allowing just one hit.
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