Excellent player who started 47 games at third base in 2016 as a true freshman and performed as a valuable pinch hitter last season ... will contend for significant playing time again this season ... has a nice left-handed swing that makes consistent contact and uses the whole field ... versatile performer who also has the ability to play catcher ... was also a standout placekicker/punter at St. Michael High in Baton Rouge.
Played in 25 games (three starts), batting .208 (5-for-24) with three RBI and four runs scored ... provided two pinch-hit singles in the College World Series, one versus Oregon State (June 19) and one versus Florida (June 27) ... 1-for-3 with an RBI and one run scored in win over Wichita State (March 12) ... contributed a single and an RBI at McNeese State (March 8).
Played in 55 games (47 starts), batting .287 (48-for-167) with nine doubles, one triple, one homer, 14 RBI and 27 runs ... LSU’s second-leading hitter in SEC games, batting .337 (31-for-92) with seven doubles, one triple, nine RBI and 15 runs ... hit .313 (5-for-16) in the NCAA Regional with one walk ... 3-for-7 in the Florida series (May 19-21) with two doubles, one RBI and one run scored ... hit .417 (5-for-12) in the Arkansas series (May 6-8) with one double, one RBI and two runs ... batted .556 in Ole Miss series (April 28-30) as he collected five hits in nine at-bats; Reid belted three doubles while scoring three runs and posting one RBI ... he recorded a career-best four hits – including two doubles – in Game 3 of the Ole Miss series on April 30 ... 3-for-5 in LSU win at Missouri (April 17) with one RBI and two runs ... hit .364 (4-for-11) at Auburn (April 1-3) with one triple, two RBI and two runs ... belted inside-the-park home run on March 5 versus Fordham in Game 1 of a doubleheader.
Prior to LSU
Named a 2015 Perfect Game All-American ... a three-time All-State selection and was named All-Metro and All-District on four occasions ... hit .416 in 2015 with nine doubles, two triples, two homers and a .615 on-base percentage ... struck out only 11 times in 122 plate appearances ... batted .454 as a junior with 13 doubles and 29 RBI ... also earned all-state honors three times in football as the St. Michael punter.
Full name is Christopher Paul Reid ... parents are Jeff and Lisa Reid ... father is a paint contractor, mother is in sales ... father studied business at LSU ... grandfather, Dr. Roy Constantin, earned his master’s in horticulture at LSU and became an LSU professor ... great uncle, Milton Constantin, earned a master’s at LSU in agronomy ... cousin, Ronnie Reid, played football at LSU and another cousin, Sonny Reid, was an LSU gymnast ... majoring in sport administration at LSU ... born August 5, 1996 in Baton Rouge.
Reid’s LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 5 four times; most recently vs. Florida (5/25/16)
Hits: 4 at Ole Miss (4/30/16)
Runs Scored: 2 five times; most recently vs. Coastal Carolina (6/12/16)
Doubles: 2 at Ole Miss (4/30/16)
Triples: 1 at Auburn (4/2/16)
Home Runs: 1 vs. Fordham (3/5/16)
RBI: 2 twice; most recently at Auburn (4/2/16)