• Full name Christopher James McMahon
  • Born 02/04/1999 in West Chester, PA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 217 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Miami
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (46th overall) by the Colorado Rockies in 2020 (signed for $1,637,400).
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    McMahon has shown impressive athleticism and arm strength dating back to his high school days, when he was up to 95 mph and showed potential with two quality offspeed offerings. He ranked No. 76 in the 2017 BA 500, but made it to Miami and should go off the board well before that range in 2020. The top arm in southern Florida, McMahon has a solid collegiate track record with the Hurricanes and scouts believe his pitch metrics will excite analytically inclined evaluators as well. His fastball is a plus offering, regularly in the mid-90s, but the pitch plays better than its velocity thanks to deception and solid riding life. He also has a slider and a changeup. Some scouts have the slider as his better offspeed offering, calling it a plus breaking ball, while others are high on a changeup that gets plus grades as well. He pulls the string with that pitch and induces whiffs and ground balls from hitters of both sides. McMahon has also implemented a cutter, though some evaluators believe it’s not a true cutter, simply a more firm version of his slider. Whatever the pitch, scouts believe both breaking balls have plus potential. McMahon has a minor back injury on his resume, but he’s largely been successful when healthy and was off to his best collegiate season in 2020 with a 1.05 ERA in four starts and 25.2 innings, with 38 strikeouts and five walks. Some teams could like him as high as the 20s, and it would be surprising to see him slide out of the second round.

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  • Hartford Yard Goats placed RHP Chris McMahon on the 7-day injured list.
  • Hartford Yard Goats placed RHP Chris McMahon on the 7-day injured list.
  • RHP Chris McMahon assigned to Hartford Yard Goats from Spokane Indians.

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