Michael Elliot Reed was originally signed by Padres scout Chris Kelly…graduated from St. George's School in Middletown, RI…played collegiately at the University of Florida and earned SEC All-Defensive Team honors in 2015 and 2016 for the University of Florida Gators.
Spent the entire season at Double-A Amarillo where he hit .228 with a career-high 14 home runs and 50 RBI in 121 games…also had career highs in walks (42) and hit by pitches (6) but his batting average was a career low…ranked seventh in the Texas League and in the San Diego farm system in stolen bases (23)…the switch-hitter batted .241 (20-for-83) against left-handed pitching compared to .225 (67-for-298) against right-handers…hit .280 with 10 of his 14 home runs and an .853 OPS at home, .179 with a .549 OPS on the road…started 73 games in center field, 27 in left field and 12 in right field…had a league-leading 18 assists in 115 games overall in the outfield…however, committed six errors for a .977 fielding percentage…also went 2-for-4 in one game as the designated hitter and was 1-for-3 with a RBI and a walk as a pinch hitter…hit in every spot in the order except third, fourth and fifth…batted ninth 67 times…had eight home runs in 19 games hitting leadoff…was 0-for-18 in the first inning
AMARILLO: Was named TL Player of the Week for the first week of the season, covering April 4-14…went 11-for-45 (.244) with 10 runs, six home runs and 14 RBI in 11 games over that span…had his first two-homer game of the season and also had season highs in runs (3) and RBI (4) on April 11 against Corpus Christi…had an inside-the-park home run the next day against the Hooks…hit his sixth home run of the season April 14 against Corpus Christi, giving him four home runs in the four game series…would homer just once over his next 51 games from April 15 to June 17…went 5-for-53 (.094) over a 17-game stretch from April 17-May 12…hit .195 in April…drew a career-high tying three walks May 9 at Corpus Christi (also July 5, 2017 vs. Lake County)…was a perfect 4-for-4 with a double, home run and two RBI May 13 against Midland…had his second career two-assist game as an outfielder May 20 against Corpus Christi…his third came on Aug. 15 against Midland…grounded into his fourth and final double play of the season June 2…did not have a GIDP over his final 73 games…had his second four-hit game of the season and the sixth of his career, July 10 at Midland…was a home run short of the cycle in that game…homered from both sides of the plate July 14 at Frisco…it was his second two-homer game of the season and the third of his career…matched his season high with four RBI…had a season-best six-game hitting streak from July 18-25 (7-for-23, .304)…had his best batting average in July when he hit .280 with 18 RBI in 25 games…went 18 consecutive games without a RBI from Aug. 3-26…stole a season-high two bases Aug. 29 against Tulsa…went 9-for-34 (.265) with eight runs, a double, two home runs, five RBI and four walks in 10 postseason games for Amarillo to help the Sod Poodles to the Texas League Championship.
Split the season between Lake Elsinore (A) and San Antionio (AA), hitting a combined .271 (134-for-494) with 28 doubles, seven triples, 13 HR, 62 RBI and 75 runs in 122 games...Converted 51 of his 61 stolen base attempts (83.6%), which were the fifth most SB in the entire minors...Named to MLB Pipeline's 2019 All-Defense Team, recording 12 OF assists and commiting just four errors (.986 fielding percentage)... Earned California League Player of the Month honors for April... in 22 April games, he hit .366 (34-for-93) with six 2B, five HR, 14 RBI, 18 runs and 13 SB...collected a career-high-tying four hits on back-to-back occasions (4/17-18)...posted six games with threeor-more hits as part of his 11 multi-hit games in the opening month...Named Cal League Player of the Week on twice (4/22 and 5/18)...Went on to hit .306 (68-for-222) with 15 2B, seven 3B, seven HR, 33 RBI and 20 SB in 57 games for LE from 5/1-7/7, earning Cal League Mid-Season All-Star honors and a promotion to SA on 7/9...Also named a High Class-A All-Star by Baseball America and an MiLB Organization All-Star for SD...Selected to the the U.S.roster for the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Nationals Park during the All-Star Break...went 1-for-2 with a single and made perhaps the defensive play of the game, ranging far to his left to rob his new Double-A teammate, Fernando Tatis Jr., of extra bases...Made 43 starts in the Missions' OF and hit .179 (32-for-179) with seven 2B, one HR, 15 RBI, 21 runs scored and 18 SB...Started in seven of SA's eight postseason games and hit .125 with a triple, two RBI and five runs scored...Played in the Arizona Fall League following the season for the league champion Peoria Javelinas and was a Fall Stars Game selection, earning MVP of the contest after hitting a game-tying triple in the bottom of ninth and eventually scoring the game-winning run...hit .333 (22-for-66) with seven XBH and 13 SB in 17 AFL games...Entered 2019 rated as the Padres No. 25 prospect by Baseball America and No. 26 by ESPN.com.