Saturday, May 5, 2012
WSC Birth Years: Addison Reed
Born: December 27, 1988
Addison was selected in the third round of the 2010 draft. He is the second from that year's draft to reach the majors with the White Sox. Chris Sale was the first to reach.
Reed got his feet wet in 2011, when he was called up in September. His fastball and slider impressed and paid dividends in 2012. Addison made the parent club out of spring training and has been virtually lights out through April. Smart money has Reed eventually settling into a closer role, but with Chris Sale's move back to the bullpen from the rotation, that could be delayed further. Until that time, his dominating stuff will work well in the late innings.