Jacob Hubert Reed...2021 marks sixth consecutive season as a non-roster invitee to a Major League Spring Training...Graduated from Helix Charter HS (La Mesa, CA) in 2011, where he played baseball, basketball and was the kicker for the football team...Pitched three seasons collegiately at University of Oregon and posted a 1.95 ERA (37 IP - 8 ER) during junior year....Married wife, Janie Takeda, Nov. 18, 2017...Janie is from Placentia, CA and was a First Team All-American outfielder on University of Oregon softball team...She owns the Ducks career records for hits (309), runs (204), doubles (42) and stolen bases (102)…Janie will compete for Team USA at 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Was a non-roster invitee to Twins Spring Training...Did not get selected to Minnesota’s Player Pool for regular season...Elected free agency, Nov. 2.
Was an invite to Twins spring training, fourth of career...reassigned to minor league camp March 20 and began season with Triple-A Rochester...Spent second full season with the Red Wings and fourth straight season pitching in any amount of games for the Wings...Was the Opening Pitcher in final appearance September 2 vs. Syracuse, allowing two runs on four hits in 2.0 innings pitched...Struck out three-plus batters in 16 of 45 appearances, including six strikeouts in 3.0 innings pitched April 20 at Lehigh Valley...Held right-handed batters to a .229 average and left-handed batters to a .327 average...Led the staff in games (45) and ranked third in strikeouts (92) and innings pitched (75.0)...Set career-highs in strikeouts and strikeouts-per-9.0 innings pitched (11.0)...Triple-A Rochester 2019 Killebrew Award recipient, given annually to a player from each of the Twins affiliates for outstanding community service.
Was an invite to Twins spring training, his third career spring with the Twins...reassigned to minor league camp March 18 and reported to Triple-A Rochester where he spent the entire season ... Pitched in just two games for the Red Wings before being placed on 7-day disabled list on April 17 with right shoulder impingement; reinstated May 10 ... 14 of his final 19 appearances for the Wings were scoreless, posting a 1.16 ERA (31.0 IP, 4 ER) with 14 walks, 36 strikeouts and a .120 opponent batting average (beginning June 22) ... Held left-handed batters to a .192 batting average and right-handed batters to a .213 batting average ... Led the Red Wings with a 1.89 ERA (minimum 40.0 IP)...ranked sixth on the Wings in appearances (30).
Was an invite to Twins spring training, his second career spring training with the Twins...reassigned to minor league camp March 21 ... Began season on 7-day disabled list with a right lat strain; reinstated June 1. A Pitched in five games for Double-A Chattanooga before being promoted to Triple-A Rochester June 19 ... Went 1-0, 1.80 ERA (20.0 IP, 4 ER) with two saves and a .229 opponent batting average in final 14 appearances from July 20 though end of season. A Held opponents scoreless in 17 of 22 games overall for Red Wings ... Held left-handed hitters to a .186 average at Rochester, compared to right-handers hitting .250.
Spent first season in Twins spring training as non-roster invite...reassigned to minor league camp March 14; began season with Double-A Chattanooga...promoted to Tripled-A Rochester August 13...struck out multiple batters in 23 of 50 games between both levels...posted a 2.00 ERA (27.0 IP, 6 ER) with six walks and 26 strikeouts in final 22 games for the Lookouts and Red Wings from July 3-end of season...combined to go 4-4, 3.57 ERA (70.2 IP, 28 ER) with 24 walks and 72 strikeouts in 50 games between Chattanooga and Rochester...held right-handed hitters to a .217 (33-for-152) batting average and left-handers to a .252 (26-for-103) average...ranked third among Twins minor league relievers in strikeouts (72)...named 28th best prospect in Twins system by Baseball America entering 2017.
Began season with Double-A Chattanooga...went 4-4, 6.32 ERA (47.0 IP, 33 ER) with 21 walks and 39 strikeouts in 35 games for the Lookouts...ranked second on Lookouts in games...transferred to Single-A Ft. Myers August 8...combined to go 5-4, 5.01 ERA (59.1 IP, 33 ER) with two saves, 22 walks and 46 strikeouts in 44 games between both levels...pitched for Scottsdale in the Arizona Fall League, going 1-0, 0.00 (10.2 IP) with three saves, four walks and 10 strikeouts in 10 games...ranked tied for second in the AFL in games and tied for third in saves...named 20th best prospect in Twins system by Baseball America, entering 2016.
Began season with Rookie Elizabethton...made four appearances and transferred to Single-A Cedar Rapids July 7...named Twins minor league Player of the Week August 22 after going 1-0, 0.00 (4.0 IP) with two saves, no hits, no walks and six strikeouts in three appearances...played for Salt River in the Arizona Fall League going 1-0, 0.71 ERA (12.2 IP, 1 ER) with one save, 10 strikeouts and three walks in 10 appearances...named an AFL Rising Star following the season...named the 19th best prospect in the Twins system by Baseball America entering 2015.