One hitter that has found success is Michael Reed. He’s this week’s, Sky Sox Spotlight.
The Sky Sox finished their first week of play with a record of 3-4. Their pitching has been in the middle of the pack, but their hitting has them placed 2nd to last as a team in OPS.
Drafted out of High School by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 5th round of the 2011 draft, Michael Reed has slowly but surely climbed his way through the system and found himself knocking on the major league door (
). He struggled a bit to start his minor league career, but in 2013 he posted a .286/.385/.400 slash line in A ball as a 20 year old. He continued his success the next season in high A before earning his promotion to AA and AAA last year. Eventually, he got his cup of coffee with the Milwaukee Brewers where he played in six games and collected two hits, one a double.
Michael Reed has never possessed great power, in-fact his season high is five, but he does possess above average plate discipline (.376 for his career) and solid speed (107 steals to 34 caught).
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He’s off to a red hot start this year, easily the hottest Sky Sox hitter, and owns an early .346/.433/.385 slash line.
It’s not inconceivable to think, that if (my personal favorite) Keon Broxton continues to struggle, Michael Reed will be called upon by the Milwaukee Brewers to be the right-hand platoon partner to Ramon Flores.
Other news and notes:
As Adam noted a few days ago, the Sky Sox will eventually be leaving Colorado Springs.
Zach Davies made his final start for the Sky Sox on Tuesday, going four strong innings of one-run-ball, before his anticipated call up to the Milwaukee Brewers to start Sunday’s game against Pittsburgh.