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Deck McGuire

RHP | AngelsLAA
Deck McGuire
Name: William Deck McGuire
Born: Jun 23, 1989 in Richmond, Va. USA
High School: Deep Run HS, Glen Allen, Va.
College: Georgia Tech
Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career1,079.24.311.313.307.69
Drafted in the 1st round (11th overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2010 (signed for $2,000,000)
McGuire is a Virginia product who was a mid-week starter as a freshman at Georgia Tech before settling in as the Yellow Jackets' Friday starter the last two seasons. He had more success for the first three-quarters of 2009 than he had at the end of last season, when he was hammered in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament and in regional play--he gave up nine runs to Southern Miss in the regional final working on two days' rest. McGuire's stuff hasn't been quite as crisp since then, and scouts have lowered their expectations for the 6-foot-6, 218-pounder, but most still see him as a No. 3 or No. 4 starter in the majors. McGuire commands a 90-92 mph fastball that hits 94, and he throws with a good downhill angle to the plate, making it tough to elevate. His fastball has a bit less life than it used to. McGuire also throws strikes with his curveball and harder slurve, and his changeup is average to fringe-average. He's an excellent competitor who doesn't fold up with runners on base. He's a proven college winner with a good track record of performance and durability; similar prospects rarely last through the first half of the first round.
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