Marty Reed

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Martin Edward Reed

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Marty Reed has played and coached in professional baseball and coached in college.

He was selected by the California Angels in the 14th round of the 1984 amateur draft and played five seasons in their organization, reaching AAA with a composite minor league record of 49-46.

Reed debuted in 1984 with the Peoria Chiefs. He only struck out 45 in 103 2/3 IP but went 10-2 with a 3.39 ERA. He struggled the next year with the Redwood Pioneers, only going 3-11 with a 5.93 ERA. He walked 73 and allowed 142 hits in 123 IP.

Reed had over a quarter of the wins for the 1986 co-op Kinston Eagles, going 16-6 with a 3.16 ERA. He made the Carolina League All-Star team and was sixth in the league in ERA, while leading in wins, innings (196 2/3), starts (30) and complete games (9). He did allow 93 walks while striking out 98.

Marty's up-and-down trend continued with another busy year in 1987. The Midland Angels southpaw led the Texas League in hits allowed (227) but also tied John Burkett for the lead in wins (14). Reed's control improved as he walked 52 in 161 IP. He lost 8 and had a 5.71 ERA.

In the winter season, Reed went 4-2 with a 3.10 ERA for the San Juan Senators. He pitched well for Midland in 1988 (4-2, 2.78) but was 2-7 with a 6.10 ERA for the Edmonton Trappers.

He was later a coach at the University of Tampa (1990-1995) and head baseball coach at Pfeiffer University (1996-1999) and a coach in the Los Angeles Dodgers farm system. He was the pitching coach for the Great Falls Dodgers in 1999, Vero Beach Dodgers in 2000-2001, and Jacksonville Suns in 2002-2004. From 2005 to 2008 he was the club's minor league pitching coordinator. In 2009-2010 Reed was the pitching coach of the Mississippi Braves. He moved up to the Gwinnett Braves in 2011-2016. On May 17, 2016 Reed became the Atlanta Braves bullpen coach following the firing of manager Fredi Gonzalez. He was replaced by Mike Alvarez at Gwinnett. He stayed with the Braves until the end of the 2020 season.

His son, Matthew Reed, was drafted in the 2008 amateur draft.

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