ESPN’s Schoenfield: D-backs will trade LHP Cody Reed next

Aug 2, 2017, 1:58 PM | Updated: Aug 3, 2017, 7:35 am

(Photo by Alexis Ramanjulu/Cronkite News)...

(Photo by Alexis Ramanjulu/Cronkite News)

(Photo by Alexis Ramanjulu/Cronkite News)

The D-backs were heavily involved before and at the non-waiver trade deadline, picking up outfield bat J.D. Martinez, minor-league catcher John Ryan Murphy, infielder Adam Rosales and reliever David Hernandez.

In exchange for those four, Arizona sent a total of six prospects across the league without letting go of Anthony Banda, who according to MLB Pipeline, was the D-backs’ top prospect entering this season and is now ranked fourth.

Whether the D-backs make another move this season or wait until the offseason, David Schoenfield of ESPN believes Class-A Visalia LHP Cody Reed could be the next D-back traded.

The D-backs have a couple of other pitching prospects closer to contributing, including Anthony Banda and Jon Duplantier, so Reed could be traded in the offseason for help at the major league level.

Reed, who was selected out of high school by the D-backs in the second-round of the 2014 draft, is the team’s 13th ranked prospect, according to MLB Pipeline.

In his 19 minor league starts so far this season between High-A Visalia and Single-A Kane County, Reed is 7-6 with a 2.63 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP. The 21-year-old was a 2nd-round pick out of Ardmore High School in Alabama in 2014.

Arizona Diamondbacks

Paul Sewald...

Alex Weiner

Diamondbacks’ Paul Sewald bringing Strikeouts 4 Kids charity initiative to Arizona

For every strikeout this season, Diamondbacks closer Paul Sewald and his wife will donate to Child Crisis Arizona. 

2 hours ago

Geraldo Perdomo #2 of the Arizona Diamondbacks gets ready to make a play against the Colorado Rocki...

Kellan Olson

Geraldo Perdomo ‘extremely close’ in return, other D-backs progressing

Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo described Geraldo Perdomo as "extremely close" on Friday in the shortstop's road back to a return.

4 hours ago

A car burns in the Dodgers Stadium parking lot on Wednesday, May 22, 2024....

Aaron Schmidt

Dodgers organist plays ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’ as a car in stadium parking lot burns

Ahead of Wednesday’s National League West matchup between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers, fans in attendance witnessed a bizarre scene as a car burst into flames in the Dodger Stadium parking lot. Without hesitation, Dodgers organist Dieter Ruehle channeled his inner Billy Joel, playing “We Didn’t Start the Fire” as the car […]

1 day ago


Arizona Sports Video

Video: Bickley Blast: Is Diamondbacks OF Corbin Carroll finally breaking out of his sophomore slump?

After Corbin Carroll's triple aided the Arizona Diamondbacks enroute to a 6-0 shutout and series win over the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Dan Bickley wonders if the outfielder could be breaking out of his early season slump.

1 day ago

Ketel Marte #4 of the Arizona Diamondbacks reacts as he hits an RBI ground ball out in front of Wil...

Kellan Olson

Ketel Marte keeps hit streak going, D-backs beat Dodgers again

In a start to the Arizona Diamondbacks season that has been filled with offensive inconsistency, Ketel Marte is providing consistency.

2 days ago

Brandon Hughes throws a pitch...

Tyler Drake

Brandon Hughes recalled by D-backs, will start vs. Dodgers; Slade Cecconi optioned

The Arizona Diamondbacks recalled left-handed pitcher Brandon Hughes from the Triple-A Reno Aces on Wednesday.

2 days ago

ESPN’s Schoenfield: D-backs will trade LHP Cody Reed next