Andrew Reid's ascent as a front-line pitcher in the ISL is ahead of schedule. And he still has so much room to grow.
Standing 6-foot-1, 170 pounds, the Middlesex School freshman is still six inches shy of his father's height. In Reid's first season facing staunch ISL and independent competition, he looked more like a finished product than a still-developing underclassman.
“I honestly think the sky is the limit for Andrew,'' first-year Zebras coach Jason Sport said. ”What stands out is his ability to locate the fastball. He is accurate and knows how to hit his spots. I think he believes that being able to throw hard is fun and looks cool, but he recognizes that his control makes him effective. I think that is why he had so much success in our league this year.''
The right-hander, who also plays middle infield, finished his inaugural season with a record of 6-2 and a 2.12 ERA. He struck out 67 while walking just nine in 56 innings pitched. In ISL play, Reid was 4-2, with an ERA of 2.23 and 49 strikeouts. At the plate, he batted .312.