The Houston Astros are calling up first base baseman prospect A.J. Reed, per 1250 AM Sports Talk in Lexington, Kentucky -- the report has been confirmed by Houston Chronicle reporter Jake Kaplan.
Can confirm @1250SportsTalk report that A.J. Reed has been called up to the Astros. Team has no comment.— Jake Kaplan (@jakemkaplan) June 25, 2016
Reed, 23, was drafted by the Astros in a second round of the 2014 MLB Draft out of the University of Kentucky. Reed was the 2014 Golden Spikes Award winner (Nationa's Top Amateur Player), the 2014 Dick Howser Trophy winner, 2014 Baseball America College Player of the Year, 2014 SEC Player of the Year and 2014 SEC Male Athlete of the Year.
Reed batted .340 (178x523) with 113 runs, 30 doubles, five triples, 34 home runs, 127 RBIs in 135 minor leagues between Double-A Corpus Christi and Triple-A Fresno. In 2016, he batting .266 (59x222) 31 runs scored, 19 doubles, 11 home runs, 36 RBIs in 59 games with Triple-A Fresno.
Reed was the Astros No. 2 prospect per MLB.com and TCB's No. 1 Overal Prospect at the start of the season.
The Astros will need to add Reed to the 40-man and 25-roster, he is expected to join the team for tomorrow's game.