Date of Birth: 05/20/1990
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 225 lbs
Pro Experience: Miami (2015)
Resides: Fairfield, CT
Previous Team: New Britain (Atl.)
Highest Level: MLB
Chris Reed returns to the Bees for his second year in the Atlantic League and eighth of professional baseball. Last season, the former big leaguer spent time in the Hardware City, appearing in 21 games and posting a 3.91 ERA with 29 strikeouts in 23.0 innings pitched.
The 29-year-old was originally selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first round (16th overall) of the 2011 MLB amateur draft. He spent five campaigns in the Dodgers organization before being traded over to the Miami Marlins in 2015, when he would also make his Major League debut for the club. The lefthander appeared in two games for the Marlins, collecting a 4.50 ERA in four innings pitched. He would spend the rest of his time with Miami's minor league affiliates before coming to New Britain.
In 166 career minor league games (85 starts), Chris has won 17 games and posted a 4.12 ERA with 458 strikeouts in 540.0 innings pitched.