With the 16th overall pick in the 2011 MLB Draft, the Dodgers selected LHP Chris Reed out of Stanford.
This was about the worst-case scenario. Reed, while having a chance to start, is projected by some to be a reliever. I just don't understand the logic behind this pick (other than financial issues).
He has a fastball (92-95 MPH), slider and changeup. The Dodgers have to try him as a starter right now, as he was the No. 16 overall pick. I wouldn't hold my breath on him working out in that role.
Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com said he was overdrafted. He also said signability and the ability to get a deal done quickly was key in this pick.
I am admittedly biased against college pitchers with limited ceilings, but I don't much care for this pick. And it's probably not entirely fair to analyze this pick as much until Reed has a chance to show his stuff, but color me unimpressed.
The Angels, one pick after the Dodgers, took C.J. Cron -- the guy I wanted after Javier Baez. Sadface.