A.J. Reed celebrates following a game-tying home run on April 6, 2014 against Florida. Image Credit: Daniel Solzman.

A.J. Reed amongst 2014 MLB Draft Top Prospects

When MLB Pipeline expanded their 2014 MLB Draft Top Prospects from 50 to 100 players, they included Kentucky Wildcats two-way standout A.J. Reed. The two-way Midseason Player of the Year (as named by Baseball America and Perfect Game USA) was ranked as the 48th best prospect.

Describing Reed, MLB Pipleline writes: “His kind of left-handed power is difficult to find, and he’s more than just a masher. He has made significant strides as a hitter, making more consistent hard contact without sacrificing any pop.”

There’s never enough things to say about A.J. Reed, who has been tearing it up in NCAA Division 1 Baseball this season. Reed leads the NCAA with 19 home runs this season as he makes his campaign to be named the College Baseball Player of the Year. The Indiana native this season is hitting .374 with 12 doubles, one triple, 19 homers and 59 RBI. In doing so, he owns a .810 slugging and a .495 on-base percentage.

A.J. Reed currently leads the SEC in batting average (.374), slugging (.810), on-base percentage (.495), homers (19), RBI (59) and total bases (132). There’s no doubt that the two-way star for the Cats will be named the SEC Baseball Player of the Year.

In eleven starts on the mound, Reed owns a 7-2 record with 2.31 ERA. He will make his twelth start of the season tonight.

The Kentucky Wildcats baseball team will start their series against the Tennessee Volunteers tonight as both teams meet during the ESPNU Thursday Night SEC Game of the Week at 7:30 PM. The series will conclude on Saturday with a televised game on Fox Sports at noon.

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