Join Today! Become A Baseball America Insider

John McCurdy

SS | AthleticsOAK
John McCurdy
Name: John Michael McCurdy
Born: Apr 17, 1981 in Pittsburgh, Pa. USA
College: Maryland
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 ABAVGOBPSLGHR
Career0.000000
Drafted in the 1st round (26th overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2002 (signed for $1,375,000)
McCurdy had a breakout season. He led the ACC with 177 total bases while ranking second in average (.446), home runs (18), RBIs (76), slugging (.831) 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.
Career Statistics
  • Career Statistics
  • Spring Training
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
of Free Stories Remaining