• Full name Macauley Cole Horvath
  • Born 07/22/2001 in Austin, MN
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 195 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School North Carolina
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (53rd overall) by the Baltimore Orioles in 2023 (signed for $1,400,000).
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    School: North Carolina Source: 4YR

    Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
    Age At Draft: 22
    BA Grade:50/Extreme
    Tools:Hit: 40. Power: 55. Run: 65. Field: 50. Arm: 60.

    Horvath was draft-eligible in 2022, when he ranked as the No. 465 player in the class as a sophomore at North Carolina, but despite his impressive power/speed combination there were questions about his pure hit tool. That remains the case for Horvath a year later, though a strong 2023 campaign where he hit .305/.418/.711 with 24 home runs, 21 doubles and 25 stolen bases has moved him further up draft boards. Horvath is a standout athlete with a 6-foot-1, 200-pound frame who hits the ball hard, and mostly accesses his power in games to left field and center. He managed a 93 mph average exit velocity in 2023, with a 109 mph 90th percentile mark, with a solid overall contact rate of 80%. There are mechanical questions about his swing and pure hitting ability, and he struggled against 92-plus mph velocity—seemingly having problems getting to a good launch position and on plane with the ball at that speed. Horvath is a plus or better runner who turns in great times from home-to-first and has been an efficient basestealer throughout his career, with an 86% (44-for-51) success rate at UNC. He also has a plus throwing arm. Horvath split time at third base and right field, and played a few games in center, but probably profiles best in an outfield corner in pro ball.

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  • OF Mac Horvath assigned to FCL Orioles.
  • Baltimore Orioles signed OF Mac Horvath.
  • 3B Mac Horvath assigned to North Carolina Tar Heels.

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