• Full name Kirkland McCarty
  • Born 10/12/1995 in Hattiesburg, MS
  • Profile Ht.: 5'8" / Wt.: 185 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Southern Mississippi
  • Debut 04/24/2022
  • Drafted in the 7th round (222nd overall) by the Cleveland Guardians in 2017 (signed for $250,000).
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    McCarty and third baseman/righthander Taylor Braley teamed at Oak Grove High in Hattiesburg, Miss., winning a pair of state titles before moving on to Southern Mississippi. Together, they helped lead the Golden Eagles to this season's Conference USA regular-season title and a regional host spot. Owner of a 22-4 career record, McCarty is smallish (5-foot-10, 185 pounds) but commands a fringy 88-91 mph fastball to both sides of the plate. His calling card is his ability to spin a tight breaking ball, an above-average curve that he can throw for strikes or get hitters to chase for strikeouts. He also spots an average changeup and had a solid, short Cape Cod League stint, getting him in front of national evaluators.

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