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Buddy Reed

OF

Height
6' 3"
CLASS
Fr.
Hometown
Finksburg, Md.
Weight
200 lbs.
Experience
HS
School
St. George's School (R.I.)

Major: Telecommunications – Media & Society

 

2015 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team

2015 NCAA Gainesville Regional All-Tournament Team

2015 SEC All-Tournament Team

2015 SEC All-Defensive Team

2015 SEC Player of the Week (2/23)

2015 College Baseball 360 Primetime Performer of the Week (2/23)

 

AS A SOPHOMORE (2015): Started 69 of the Gators’ 70 contests in center field and responded with career highs across the board in batting average (.305), hits (86), runs (51), RBI (47), stolen bases (18), doubles (14), triples (5) and homers (4)…His 13-game hitting streak between March 4-27 was the longest by a UF player last year and he ranked third on the club in batting average behind All-Americans Josh Tobias (.355) and JJ Schwarz (.332)…Chipped in with 24 multiple-hit games and 11 multiple-RBI games…Became the first Gator to be named to the SEC’s All-Defensive Team since shortstop Nolan Fontana and catcher Mike Zunino collected the honor in 2012…He joins Matt den Dekker (2008-10) as the only outfielders in school history to receive the honor…Hit .319 in SEC play, with 19 runs, 17 RBI and nine walks and delivered team highs in stolen bases (6) and triples (4)…Among the team leaders with a .297 clip in 15 postseason outings…Tied his career best of three RBI as the Gators eliminated Miami (FL) from the NCAA College World Series…Belted a two-run homer in the first inning, had a bunt RBI single in the fifth inning and also scored twice in the victory…Had debuted in Omaha by going 2-for-4 with a couple of runs and an RBI single in the Gators’ 15-3 victory over the Hurricanes…Was 2-for-4 with a run, a stolen base and a walk as UF claimed Game 1 of the NCAA Gainesville Super Regional with a 13-5 triumph over No. 10 Florida State…Chosen All-Tournament at the NCAA Gainesville Regional after batting .308 (4-for-13) over the three games...Cranked a two-run blast in the third inning to jump-start the offense against USF…Reed came through with a .409 (9-for-22) average in Florida’s five games in Hoover and earned All-SEC Tournament accolades…Was 3-for-4 and scored twice as the Orange and Blue brought home the event’s crown over No. 9 Vanderbilt…Went a perfect 3-for-3 in the shutout of Arkansas…Keyed the Gators’ series-clinching win at No. 8 Vanderbilt by going 3-for-5 with three RBI and two runs…Had started the scoring with a three-run jack to left field in the opening frame…With Florida trailing by a run in the ninth of the finale, Reed stroked a two-out single up the middle and came home with the tying run on a base-hit by Schwarz…Set a career high in game two with the Commodores by drawing four walks…Was 4-for-10 (.400) in the series triumph at Georgia, including a two-run single to break the ice on Sunday…Helped the Gators to victory over Bethune-Cookman with a run-scoring triple in the sixth inning of a scoreless contest…Hit a sizzling .417 (5-for-12) in the sweep of No. 21 South Carolina, with four RBI, four runs, two doubles and two thefts…Started the set with the Gamecocks by going 3-for-5…Scored a career-high four runs and was 3-for-5 with a double in the home win against Stetson…Among the team leaders with a .455 (5-for-13) performance at Missouri, with a couple of 2-for-4 efforts…Snapped a 4-4 tie with a two-run, bases-loaded single in the eighth inning to claim the rubber game at McKethan Stadium versus Alabama…Opened the SEC schedule by hitting .400 (4-for-10) against Tennessee and drove in a team-best four runs, three coming on a triple with the bases full in the finale…Was 3-for-6 with a pair of two-baggers and scored twice in the mid-week victory over Florida Atlantic…Named as the Co-SEC Player of the Week with LSU senior catcher Kade Scivicque for the first time in his career after hitting .444 (8-for-18) as the Gators captured three of four contests, including a series triumph over No. 8 Miami…Led Florida to the series victory over No. 8 Miami by going 5-for-12 (.417), with at least one hit in each game…Tied Sunday’s rubber match versus the Hurricanes with a two-out RBI single to right field in the third inning…Delivered a walk-off single in the ninth inning to score Josh Tobias with the winning run in UF’s 4-3 triumph on Friday night…Finished the opener 3-for-5 with two stolen bases and also scored on Mike Rivera’s game-tying two-run single in the sixth inning…Earned an outfield assist as the Gators had cut down the potential tying run in the eighth inning.

 

AS A FRESHMAN (2014): Played in 60 games during his first collegiate season, with a total of 51 starts: 24 in left field, 19 in center field and eight in right field…Batted .244 with 26 runs, 18 walks, seven doubles and six RBI…Established a single-season school record with 14 sacrifice hits and was 5-for-10 on the basepaths…Had a .284 clip and scored 13 runs in 28 SEC contests, including 21 starts…Also drew seven walks, totaled five doubles, drove in four runs and was a perfect 3-for-3 in stolen-base opportunities in league play…Was 1-for-4 and scored a run in the NCAA Gainesville Regional against North Carolina…Chipped in with a single and had a theft in the opening round versus the College of Charleston…Drew a leadoff walk and come home during the third inning of the second SEC Tournament meeting with Kentucky…Went 2-for-4 with a double as the Gators clinched the SEC Championship with their second win at Tennessee…Led the Orange and Blue with a .444 (4-for-9) average in the series with No. 10 Vanderbilt, highlighted by a 3-for-4 outing in the finale…Scored twice in the first win over No. 20 Alabama…Was 2-for-3 with a pair of runs in the 5-0 shutout of Missouri…Collected two hits and doubled in the triumph at FGCU…Came through with a 3-for-3 effort in the finale at No. 4 South Carolina and provided the Gators with the decisive run on a one-out RBI single in the eighth inning…Started the series at Texas A&M by going 2-for-5…Had at least one hit in every game of the Arkansas set…Posted first multiple-hit game as a Gator with a 2-for-4, two-run showing in the second meeting with UConn and also swiped his first base…Drew a walk in the first five games of the year…Punched a two-run single in the eighth inning of the second matchup with Maryland for his first collegiate hit and RBI…Became just the third rookie from UF since 2001 to debut in center field, joining Ben Harrison (2001) and Josh Adams (2008)…Scored a run on opening night with heads-up base-running after a walk.

 

SUMMER: Member of the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team last summer, along with Gator teammates A.J. Puk, JJ Schwarz and Logan Shore…Played in 12 games for Team USA, hitting .326 with15 hits, and a team-leading 12 RBI, eight runs and three doubles…Also added four steals…Hit .385 with runners on base and .381 with runners in scoring position…Was 3-for-4 with three steals in his first game of the summer after the extended Florida run through the NCAA College World Series on June 24…Had hits in his first seven games, collecting 11 RBI in that span…Totaled four RBI, with a pair of doubles and steal, in a win over Chinese Taipei on June 28…Went 3-for-6 versus Cuba in a packed stadium in Charlotte on July 4, scoring three runs…Made all 12 starts in centerfield, hitting No. 1 (four times) and No. 2 (eight times) in the order…Played for the Kenosha (Wis.) Kingfish in 2014 and was rated the No. 6 prospect of the Northwoods League by Baseball America and the No. 10 prospect by Perfect Game…Batted .283 with 31 runs, 29 RBI, 18 walks and 10 stolen bases in 49 games…Added eight doubles, four triples and three homers…Was ranked No. 79 in the Northwoods Top 200 released by the league office…Put together an eight-game hitting streak from July 27-Aug. 3 in which he was 16-for-30 (.533)…Went 4-for-7 with five RBI, three runs and a homer against the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters…Clubbed a three-run bomb versus Kalamazoo for his first big fly of the summer.

 

HIGH SCHOOL: Outfielder from St. George’s School in Middletown, R.I., who played for head coach Ed McGinnis…Selected in the 35th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft by the Texas Rangers with the 1,060th pick…Was named to Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason Atlantic All-Region First Team prior to his senior year…Ranked No. 7 in the state of Maryland and the No. 2 outfielder in the Class of 2013 Final Rankings from Perfect Game…Earned a total of nine varsity letters in soccer, hockey and baseball…Was the leading scorer on the soccer team and played on the Dragons’ top line on the ice…Named to the 2012 Perfect Game 17-U BCS All-Tournament Team while playing for the Tampa Bay Warriors at Terry Park in Fort Myers, Fla…Batted .360 at the event, with a slugging percentage of .560 and an on-base percentage of .407…Also named All-Tournament at the 2012 WWBA 17-U National Championship that was held at the East Cobb Complex in Marietta, Ga…Went 11-for-22 (.500) with a .682 slugging percentage and a .577 on-base clip…Tied for the top outfield arm at the 2012 Sunshine Northeast Showcase.

 

REED’S CAREER STATISTICS

Overall Season Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2014

.244

60-51

172

26

42

7

0

0

6

18

38

5-10

2015

.305

69-69

282

51

86

14

5

4

47

27

56

18-26

CAREER

.282

129-120

454

77

128

21

5

4

53

45

94

23-36

 

SEC Regular-Season Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2014

.284

28-21

74

13

21

5

0

0

4

7

17

3-3

2015

.319

30-30

116

19

37

2

4

1

17

9

29

6-8

CAREER

.305

58-51

190

32

58

7

4

1

21

16

46

9-11

 

SEC Tournament Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2014

.273

4-4

11

1

3

0

0

0

0

2

4

0-1

2015

.409

5-5

22

4

9

1

0

0

1

2

4

1-2

CAREER

.364

9-9

33

5

12

1

0

0

1

4

8

1-3

 

NCAA Tournament Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2014

.250

2-2

8

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

1-1

2015

.238

10-10

42

8

10

3

0

2

7

5

6

1-2

CAREER

.240

12-12

50

9

12

3

0

2

7

5

6

2-3

 

REED’S CAREER HIGHS

At Bats: 6, 2x, last vs. Florida Atlantic (2/24/15)

Runs Scored: 4 vs. Stetson (4/7/15)

Hits: 3, 10x, last vs. Vanderbilt (5/24/15)

RBI: 3, 4x, last vs. Miami (FL) (6/17/15)

Doubles: 2, 2x, last vs. Fairfield (3/10/15)

Triples: 1, 5x, last vs. Vanderbilt (5/7/15)

Home Runs: 1, 4x, last vs. Miami (FL) (6/17/15)

Walks: 4 vs. Vanderbilt (5/8/15)

Stolen Bases: 2, 5x, last vs. South Carolina (4/12/15)

Hit Streak: 13 games (3/4-3/27/15)

 

 

 

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