Justin  Reed

36Justin Reed

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Punta Gorda, Fla.

High School:
Charlotte

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 240

Position:
P

Experience:
HS

B/T:
R/R

OUTLOOK: A two-sport athlete who punts for the football team ... A hard thrower who will challenge for a spot in the rotation.

HIGH SCHOOL: Pitched and played first base for Charlotte High School where he was coached by Dave Tollett ... A hard thrower with a fastball in the lowers 90s ... Turned down predraft offers from St. Louis and the New York Mets who wanted to draft him in late first or second rounds ... Was 5-2 as a senior with a 0.97 ERA in 59.0 innings pitched with 80 strikeouts ... Also hit .347 with four home runs ... Was a second-team USA Today All-America and all-state punter after averaging 47.4 yards per kick ... Appeared in Sports Illustrated?s Faces in the Crowd in 1999 after becoming the 14th player in history to hit two grand slams in one inning.

PERSONAL: Born Sept. 28, 1982 in Bradenton, Fla. ... Full name is Justin Leroy Reed ... Parents: Don and Jean Reed ... Has a sister, Sarah, and a brother, Hunter.

 

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