(CBSSports.com Analysis) — Chris Reed might be the best arm few knew about heading into this year.

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The Stanford lefty hadn’t pitched that much prior to this season and was serving as the school’s closer.

He’s got the pure stuff for the role, with a fastball that he can get up to 96 mph, sitting typically anywhere from 91 to 95 mph, with good arm-side run.

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He complements the plus fastball (mainly a four-seamer) with an outstanding slider, giving him enough right there to excel in short relief.

But while his command is average at best, he does have the stuff — his changeup could be a plus pitch in the future as well — along with a strong, durable frame.

He’s still a bit of an unknown quality, but the stuff is there, and that kind of power from the left side doesn’t often exist.

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At worst, the team taking him has a lefty setup man who could move quickly. But there might be more there