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Reese McGuire

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Reese McGuire
Name: Reese Jackson McGuire
Born: Mar 2, 1995 in Covington, Wash. USA
High School: Kentwood HS, Covington, Wash.
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
 ABAVGOBPSLGHR
201998.214.288.2860
Career1,843.260.324.34117
Drafted in the 1st round (14th overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2013 (signed for $2,369,800)
McGuire was known by scouts early, playing in the 2011 Area Code Games as a junior before leading his high school team to a state championship in 2012. He was named USA Baseball's Dick Case player of the year after he hit .400/.522/.514 for the gold-medal-winning 18-and-under team last summer. McGuire showed his athletic versatility with Team USA, playing third base and outfield, but he's best as a catcher in pro ball. He is a natural behind the plate. He remains loose, even after adding strength to his 6-foot-1, 190-pound build. His receiving, blocking and arm strength are all above-average, and he has been calling his own games since he was 10 years old. He has a high baseball IQ and game awareness. The question will be how much McGuire will hit. He has a smooth lefthanded swing with strength and bat speed and shows the tools to be an above-average pure hitter with average power. The San Diego recruit runs better than most catchers. Even if he doesn't reach his offensive ceiling, McGuire's defense will allow him to be a big league backup, but if he hits he has all-star potential.
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