EUGENE, Ore. – Former Oregon Ducks pitcher Jake Reed will take part in the Arizona Fall League after completing his summer season with the Cedar Rapid Kernels in the Class A Midwest League. The Ducks former closer will join former teammate Jimmie Sherfy and pitch for the Salt River Rafters.
The 6-foot-2 right-hander is 3-0 with seven saves in his first season of professional baseball with a 0.30 ERA. He has 39 strikeouts and just three walks in 30 innings pitched while allowing only 11 hits. He opened the season in Elizabethton in the Appalachian Rookie League before getting called up to Cedar Rapids. Reed is 3-0 with a 0.38 ERA for the Kernels with 31 strikeouts and three walks in 24 innings.
Reed (San Diego, Calif. / Helix HS) was drafted in the fifth round, the 140th overall pick, by the Minnesota Twins in this year’s draft. The junior closer was a Pac-12 Conference first-team all-league pick while compiling a 4-1 record with a 1.93 ERA and 13 saves. He led the Ducks in saves, while finishing second in ERA and appearances (31). His 13 saves were the third most in school history and his 31 appearances in a season ranks sixth all-time. Reed spent the first two years of his career as a starter and claimed freshmen All-America honors in 2012. He ranks sixth all-time in wins at Oregon with 18, while also ranking among the school’s all-time leaders in innings pitched (5th), strikeouts (8th), appearances (6th), starts (4th), saves (2nd), games finished (4th) and lowest opponent batting average (7th).