Draft : : Prospect Scouting Reports
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Draft Focus: Cody Reed

David Rawnsley        
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Every weekday leading up to the 2014 MLB Draft, Perfect Game will be providing a scouting profile on a notable draft-eligible prospect.  Stay tuned to Perfect Game and be sure to visit the Draft Page for all of the latest info and reports pertaining to the draft.




Cody Reed Perfect Game profile

Position:  LHP
Height:  6-5
Weight:  240
Bats/Throws:  R-L
Birthdate:  June 7, 1996
High School:  Ardmore
City, State:  Athens, Ala.
Travel Team:  Midland Redskins/Knights Baseball
Commitment:  Vanderbilt
Projected Draft Round:  2-3

I have continually surprised parents over the last two-plus decades when I tell them that high school statistics are irrelevant for virtually every player from a scouting perspective. They don’t reflect whether the tools exist to play at the next level and there is no context of the quality of competition they were accumulated in.

Besides, I usually say, if you are good enough to be thinking of playing at the next level, your performance should be good.

There are two exceptions to that statistical irrelevance rule for high school players in my mind.


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