[Can someone help me post an image]
Born: May 7, 1987
Drafted: 5th round, 2005
High School: Lewis-Palmer HS (CO)
Scouting Report from soxprospects.com
Speedy and athletic left-handed hitting outfielder. Good power. Very raw with a high ceiling. Academic All-State.
Interview with David Laurila
Why get excited about Reid? He was the youngest player on the Sox's GCL roster last year. Reid will not turn 19 until May and will be younger than most palyers on the 2006 GCL roster. For comparison, look at the Sox two 2005 2nd round high school picks, Egan turned 19 in October and Bowden turned 19 in September. Despite his youth, he held is own in the GCL. Here are his stats:
year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops 2005 Lewis Palmer HS HS 18 36 6 5 6 37 10 0.431 2005 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 18 27 103 9 24 2 1 2 8 34 11 36 2 2 0.233 0.313 0.330 0.643
To put his .643 OPS in context, Brandon Moss had a .597 OPS as a 19 year old in the GCL and Mickey Hall had a .710 OPS at 18.
From Cuzittt's GCL review:
Reid, the fifth round draft pick out of Colorado, played in 27 games for the Sox. Reid put up a line of .233/.313/.330 with 2 doubles, 2 HRs and a triple. Engel walked 11 times and struck out a team high 36 times.
Reid signed a LOI to play baseball at Baylor before signing with the Red Sox.
Here is predraft report on Reid:
169 - Reid Engel HS CF (Bats L Throws R)- 6’2” 175 lbs. BA: OF Reid Engel has outstanding speed. He runs the 60-yard dash in 6.4 seconds, but may run all the way to Baylor if he’s not selected in the top five rounds. He’s athletic and had six home runs among his first nine hits this year, but at 6-foot-2 and 160 pounds, he may not be physically ready yet for pro ball.
The Red Sox's John McLoed responded to the question of Reid's speed and physical maturity:
JM: He’s fast, but I’d say Ellsbury is faster. Engel isn’t physically mature yet -- he looks like a high school player is supposed to look rather than a weight-room guy. He’s lean, a Steve Finley body-type, and a good athlete who can swing. It will be a good test for him to play in the GCL, but we expect him to be fine.
Here is the Globe's post draft summary:
The skinny on Engel: Reid Engel is one of the top three prospects in Colorado and has committed to Baylor. Engel hit .431 with six home runs, 37 RBI, 36 runs, six doubles, five triples and 10 stolen bases as a junior in 2004. (Source: Baseball America and Baylor Bears Baseball)