REED, MICHAEL

Position: Outfield

DOB: November 18, 1992

Height: 6’0″ / Weight: 215

Bats: Right / Throws: Right

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Drafted (5th round, 2011)

Profile: Selected by Milwaukee in the fifth round of the 2011 draft out of Leander High School, Reed turned down an offer from Ole Miss to sign with the Brewers for $500,000. He appeared in 14 games for Maryvale following his signing then saw action at three different levels in 2012 before opening 2013 at Class-A Wisconsin. He earned a bump to Brevard County in 2014 then split 2015 between Double-A Biloxi and Triple-A Colorado Springs, before making his Major League debut that same season. Reed spent the majority of 2016 back at Colorado Springs, and again received a late September call-up to Milwaukee. With a plus arm and slightly above average speed, Reed can hold down any of the three outfield positions, making him a valuable bench contributor. He puts together good at-bats and isn’t afraid to work deep into counts and take a walk and though there have been concerns about a lack of power in the past, he is incredibly strong and can muscle the ball out of the park from time-to-time.

2011: After signing with Milwaukee, Reed got his first taste of pro ball when he joined Maryvale in the rookie Arizona League. In 14 games there, he hit .232, going 13-for-56 with four doubles and a pair of triples

2012: Reed started off the 2012 season in extended spring training before briefly seeing action with both Brevard County (A+) and Huntsville (AA) when the teams were in need of an extra outfielder. He moved to Helena in the Pioneer League when their season opened and wound up playing in 48 games there, batting .246 while stealing 11 bases.

2013: The Brewers gave Reed a promotion to Class-A Wisconsin to start the 2013 season and he spent the entire season there with the Timber Rattlers. In 118 games, Reed hit .286 with 23 doubles, 13 triples and a home run.

2014: Moving up to High-A Brevard County in 2014, Reed appeared in 110 games for the Manatees, hitting .255 with 20 doubles, five triples and five home runs. Showing an improved eye at the plate, Reed drew 78 walks while striking out just 79 times, stole 33 bases and scored 50 runs.

2015: Reed moved up to Double-A Biloxi to start the 2015 season and handled the jump in competition well. In 93 games with the Shuckers, he hit .278 with five home runs, earning a promotion to Triple-A Colorado Springs in August. He played in 38 games with the Sky Sox, then returned to Biloxi for the Suthern League playoffs. Following the completion of the Double-A season, Reed received a September call-up to Milwaukee, making his big league debut in St. Louis on September 26th.

2016: Returning to Colorado Springs to open 2016, Reed was a fixture in the Sky Sox lineup throughout the year. He appeared in 121 games there, batting .248 with a career high eight home runs and stole 20 bases. With the Brewers short on outfielders in the season’s final weeks, Reed once again received a September call-up, getting limited playing time in eight September games.

MPP Pre-Season Prospect Rankings
2017 (#28)
2016 (#19)
2015 (#19)
2014 (#18)
2013 (#25)
2012 (#22)