Oregon Ducks Closer Jake Reed went through a transition as a player during his Junior year. With the close of the 2013 season then closer Jimmy Sherfy left the Ducks and Reed had a decision to make, to remain starter or change roles to closer. The decision was made and his new role during the 2014 season was a success saving thirteen games for the Oregon Ducks this season.
Now, the freshly drafted Reed has another decision to make. He was taken by the Minnesota Twins in the 2014 MLB Draft and has decided to begin his professional career and forgo his Senior season with the Oregon Ducks. The contract he signed with the Twins included a nice signing bonus of reportedly $350,000. For three seasons as Starter Reed was a reliable starter for the Oregon Ducks. He helped the team mane the NCAA Tournament during two of his three years with the program.
Reed in his four seasons with the Oregon Ducks went 14-10 as a starter and 4-1 with 13 saves in 2014. Several other Oregon Ducks still have a decision to make concerning their futures in the pros or back at college. Decision day is July 5th.