• Full name Edward Thomas McGraw
  • Born 10/30/2001 in Cooperstown, NY
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Wake Forest
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (92nd overall) by the Seattle Mariners in 2023 (signed for $600,000).
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    School: Wake Forest Source: 4YR

    Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
    Age At Draft: 21.7
    BA Grade:50/Extreme
    Tools:Fastball: 55. Slider: 55. Changeup: 50. Control: 40.

    McGraw missed his senior season in high school after having Tommy John surgery, but stepped into a prominent role for Wake Forest as a freshman out of the bullpen, where his 4.42 ERA was the lowest of any freshman on the team. In 2022, McGraw moved to the starting rotation, where he posted a 4.08 ERA over 70.2 innings, but continued to struggle with shaky control. He blew out his arm again before the 2023 season started and missed his entire draft year. A solidly-built, 6-foot-3, 210-pound righthander, McGraw operates with a fairly simple delivery that features a full arm circle in the back, a lower, three-quarter slot and a bit of head whack in his finish. When healthy, he throws a sinking fastball, which allowed him to generate a 62% groundball rate in 2022—a boon for any pitcher who calls David F. Couch Ballpark home. The fastball sat in the 93-95 mph range and has touched 98. McGraw’s go-to secondary is a low-to-mid 80s slider which features solid three-quarter shape and plenty of horizontal movement, with spin rates in the 2,800 rpm range. The pitch generated a 36% miss rate in 2022 and also drove ground balls at a 52% rate. McGraw’s third offering is a mid-80s changeup with heavy sinking action that—you guessed it—also induces plenty of ground balls. McGraw has day one talent if healthy.

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  • Seattle Mariners signed RHP Teddy McGraw.

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