Bio, Stats, Scouting Report and Videos
With the 11th overall selection in the 2010 MLB Draft the Toronto Blue Jays select Georgia Tech Right-Handed Pitcher Deck McGuire.
I’m not going to pretend that I know much of anything about Deck, although experts tend to agree that he is a low-ceiling, get to the majors in the a couple of years #3, #4 type pitcher.
Here’s a collection of info and data from ESPN, Baseball America and other scouting services:
6’6, 225 lb strike throwing right-hander. Three year college starter for Georgia Tech. Born 06/23/1989
“safe arm with a tremendous track record of performance”
“proven college winner”
2010 NCAA Stats (as of 06/07/10)
“solid-average fastball that he can dial up to 94, although the pitch has no sink”
re:fastball “good downhill angle”
“fastball has a bit less life than it used to”
“best offspeed pitch is his changeup, 80-84 with good arm speed”
“throw his curve for strikes but its break isn’t sharp, and his slider flattens out frequently”
“also throws strikes with his curveball and harder slurve, and his changeup is average to fringe-average.”
” still growing into his 6’6″ frame”
“most still see him as a No. 3 or No. 4 starter ”
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Obviously it will take a couple of years to see how this pick works outs. Personally I would have rather seen the Jays select Chris Sale (LHP) or Josh Sale (OF) with the 11th pick.