Click Here To Visit Our Sponsor
Baseball America Online - College

Draft Preview

scoreboards
Stats
features
columnists
news
draft
minors
NCAA
High School store
contact
contact

   
   
John McCurdy, ss

School: U. of Maryland. Class: Jr.
Hometown: Crofton, Md.
B-T: R-R Ht.: 6-2 Wt.: 195 Birthdate: 4/17/81
Previously Drafted: Not drafted.
Scouting Report: McCurdy had a breakout season. He led the ACC with 183 total bases while ranking second in average (.443), home runs (19), RBIs (77), slugging (.828) and several other categories. An above-average runner, he also stole 20 bases. McCurdy has legitimate offensive potential, but his defense is suspect. He has the arm strength to remain on the left side of the infield, though his hands and feet are just OK and he lacks consistency. Those factors will push him off shortstop in pro ball. He's a Jeff Kent type and likely will end up at either second base or third. His bat will play no matter where he's moved. In a draft with premium college hitters in short supply, McCurdy is an intriguing prospect. His stock continues to climb, and at least a couple of teams were considering him in the first round.

2002 Statistics

AVG

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

SB

.443

221

67

98

20

4

19

77

20

  Copyright 2002 Baseball America. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.