• Full name Darren Scott McCaughan
  • Born 03/18/1996 in Long Beach, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Long Beach State
  • Debut 07/21/2021
  • Drafted in the 12th round (363rd overall) by the Seattle Mariners in 2017 (signed for $125,000).
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    McCaughan is a feel-to-pitch college righthander with a track record better than his stuff might indicate. The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder won Big West pitcher of the year as a sophomore and made the 2016 USA Collegiate National Team. Overall McCaughan went 22-5, 2.36 in his career heading into the 2017 NCAA Tournament. McCaughan accomplished that despite no pitch in his arsenal registering better than average. His four-seam fastball sits 87-88 mph, and he backs it up with a mid-80s sinker, low-80s changeup and upper-70s slider. McCaughan mostly works off his fastball and changeup, using his sinker with late cut to get swings and misses. His slider jumped forward as a junior but is still a work in progress. McCaughan relies on mixing pitches, a deceptive delivery with cross-body action and above-average command to survive. His resume is decorated enough some team will give him a chance.

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  • Rated Best Control in the Seattle Mariners in 2019

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Career Transactions

  • RHP Darren McCaughan roster status changed by Columbus Clippers.
  • Cleveland Guardians optioned RHP Darren McCaughan to Columbus Clippers.
  • Cleveland Guardians recalled RHP Darren McCaughan from Columbus Clippers.
  • Columbus Clippers activated RHP Darren McCaughan.
  • Miami Marlins traded RHP Darren McCaughan to Cleveland Guardians for cash.
  • Cleveland Guardians optioned RHP Darren McCaughan to Columbus Clippers.
  • Miami Marlins designated RHP Darren McCaughan for assignment.
  • Miami Marlins recalled RHP Darren McCaughan from Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.
  • Miami Marlins activated RHP Darren McCaughan.
  • Tacoma Rainiers activated RHP Darren McCaughan.
  • Seattle Mariners optioned RHP Darren McCaughan to Tacoma Rainiers.
  • Seattle Mariners optioned RHP Darren McCaughan to Tacoma Rainiers.
  • Seattle Mariners recalled RHP Darren McCaughan from Tacoma Rainiers.
  • Seattle Mariners optioned RHP Darren McCaughan to Tacoma Rainiers.
  • Seattle Mariners optioned RHP Darren McCaughan to Tacoma Rainiers.
  • Seattle Mariners recalled RHP Darren McCaughan from Tacoma Rainiers.
  • Seattle Mariners recalled RHP Darren McCaughan from Tacoma Rainiers.
  • Seattle Mariners optioned RHP Darren McCaughan to Tacoma Rainiers.
  • Seattle Mariners selected the contract of RHP Darren McCaughan, and from Tacoma Rainiers.
  • RHP Darren McCaughan roster status changed by Seattle Mariners.
  • Seattle Mariners invited non-roster RHP Darren McCaughan to spring training.

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