• Full name Patrick Bailey
  • Born 05/29/1999 in Greensboro, NC
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: S / Throws: R
  • School North Carolina State
  • Drafted in the 1st round (13th overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2020 (signed for $3,797,500).
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    Bailey was heralded as one of the better defensive catchers in the country coming out of high school in 2017, but scouts were concerned about the amount of offensive impact he would be able to provide and let him get to campus in Raleigh. He wasted no time showing that he did have impact ability in his bat, leading all ACC freshmen in hitting (.321), total bases (113) and slugging (.604) while also setting a new NC State freshman home run record (13). And while Bailey hit over .288 in each of his three seasons with the Wolfpack, his strengths are still on the defensive side of the ball. He earns plus grades for his catching and his throwing arm, giving pitchers tremendous confidence that they can rip off their best breaking ball without having to worry about it trickling to the backstop. Bailey is also one of the rare college catchers who calls his own game, which will give him better grades for some scouting departments, and he draws plenty of praise for his leadership ability behind the plate. Offensively, Bailey certainly has more impact than scouts expected back in his high school days and has shown above-average raw power from both sides of the plate. His swing is more fluid with better contact ability from the left side, and most scouts think he’s more of a power bat than a true hitter, with grades ranging from below-average to average on his future hit tool. Bailey has a solid eye at the plate, as evidenced by a 12.8-percent career walk rate, but there are concerns about the swing-and-miss tendencies that he showed last summer with USA’s Collegiate National Team (he led the team with 12 strikeouts) and early in the 2020 season. Still, catcher offense is a low bar to clear and as the best defender in the class with average or better power potential, he will be a coveted asset in the first round.

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Career Transactions

  • San Francisco Giants placed C Patrick Bailey on the 7-day injured list retroactive to May 12, 2024. Concussion.
  • San Francisco Giants placed C Patrick Bailey on the 7-day injured list. Concussion.
  • San Francisco Giants selected the contract of C Patrick Bailey from Sacramento River Cats.
  • San Francisco Giants selected the contract of C Patrick Bailey from Sacramento River Cats.
  • C Patrick Bailey assigned to Sacramento River Cats from Richmond Flying Squirrels.
  • C Patrick Bailey assigned to Sacramento River Cats from Richmond Flying Squirrels.
  • C Patrick Bailey assigned to Richmond Flying Squirrels.
  • San Francisco Giants invited non-roster C Patrick Bailey to spring training.
  • C Patrick Bailey roster status changed by San Francisco Giants.

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