KANSAS CITY, MO (June 11, 2013) -The Kansas City Royals just announced on Royals Live on Fox Sports Kansas City that they have agreed to terms with second-round pick Cody Reed, a left-handed pitcher from Northwest Mississippi Community College. It brings the Royals' total to 18 of its 41 selections signed from last week's Rule 4 First-Year Player Draft.
Reed, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound southpaw, led the Northwest Mississippi with 8 wins and set a new single-season school record with 96 strikeouts in 73.1 innings. At one point during the season, Reed struck out 57 batters in five starts, including a career-high 15 against Coahoma in a 1-hit shutout. He was 8-3 with a 2.39 ERA and opponents hit just .201 against him. An NJCAA Third Team All-American, NJCAA All-Region 23 and MACJC First Team All-State selection, Reed ends his Northwest career as the school's all-time leader in strikeouts (161), wins (16), innings pitched (137.2), batters faced (601), starts (23) and shutouts (five).