Josh Reynolds

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Joshua George Reynolds

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Pitcher Josh Reynolds played four years of minor league ball.

Reynolds set a Central Missouri school record with 32 career wins. Going 12-2 as a junior, he was picked as a NCAA Division II All-American alongside John-Eric Hernandez, Jerrod Payne, Jonathan Krysa and Jeremy Ward. Selected by the New York Mets in the third round of the 2000 amateur draft, Reynolds was the fourth straight hurler taken by New York following first-rounders Billy Traber and Bobby Keppel and second-rounder Matt Peterson.

He made his debut that summer with the Pittsfield Mets, going 1-1 with a 4.39 ERA and .333 opponent average. He had a 3-6, 4.95 record for the St. Lucie Mets in 2001, again allowing an even .333 average. He was much sharper to open 2002 with St. Lucie at 11-5, 3.13 with 26 walks in 126 1/3 IP. At the trading deadline, he was traded to the San Diego Padres as part of a five-player deal along with Bobby Jones and Jason Bay for Jason Middlebrook and Steve Reed. He was 3-2 with a 8.82 ERA for the Lake Elsinore Storm after the deal. He tied Dave Gassner and Randy Messenger for third in the Florida State League in wins, one shy of Joe Foote and Mike McNutt. He split the next season between the Storm (13 H, 10 R in 7 2/3 IP) and the Boston Red Sox' Sarasota Red Sox (3-1, 2 Sv, 3.53, 8 BB in 58 2/3 IP).

Overall, Josh had gone 21-15 with a 4.14 ERA and two saves in 79 minor league games (48 starts). he walked only 72 in 295 2/3 innings but allowed 345 hits. He struck out 211.

After retiring, Reynolds was a volunteer assistant coach for Kansas State University in 2005-2006, pitching coach for Northeast Texas Community College in 2007, graduate manager for KSU in 2008, pitching coach for University of Evansville in 2009-2010, and pitching coach for KSU in 2011-2015. He then was pitching coach at Northwestern University from 2016-2021, moving up to interim head coach for the 2022 season.

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