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MLB Draft: Dodgers pick Stanford's Chris Reed

Chris-reed_350 The Dodgers selected Stanford pitcher Chris Reed with their first pick of the 2011 MLB draft on Monday. The Dodgers selected Reed with the 16th pick of the first round.

Reed served largely as Stanford’s closer this season, finishing with nine saves and a 2.54 earned-run average.

The left-hander graduated from Cleveland High in Reseda, Calif., in 2008.

Reed had only thrown 23 innings at Stanford before this season, when he more than doubled that with 49 2/3 innings. He struck out 48 and walked 15.

Reed and the Cardinal won the NCAA regional at Fullerton over the weekend, and will play in the NCAA super regional at North Carolina beginning Friday.

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-- Douglas Farmer

Photo: Stanford reliever Chris Reed work the seventh inning of a game against Fullerton on Saturday. Credit: Bret Hartman / Associated Press

 
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