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Chicago White Sox Prospects: Addison Reed Places On MLB.com Top 100 List

It took down to the absolute very last spot, but the Chicago White Sox landed a player on the MLB.com Top 100 prospect list. Relief pitcher Addison Reed is ranked No. 100 on the list compiled by the site's resident prospect guru, Jonathan Mayo.

Reed, 23, has skyrocketed in a potentially huge role with the White Sox in 2012 just two years after being drafted. After being taken with a third-round pick in the 2010 draft, Reed went all the way from Single-A to the majors during his full-season debut in 2011. In 78 minor league innings last season, he posted a ridiculous 1.26 ERA with 111 strikeouts and just 14 walks.

Matt Thornton is currently slotted to begin the season as Chicago's closer, but Reed could potentially be vaulted into the role as soon as midseason. Reed is expected to begin the season in the majors, and he should have an immediate impact.

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