• Full name Shane Christopher McGuire
  • Born 04/12/1999 in Renton, WA
  • Profile Ht.: 5'10" / Wt.: 195 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School San Diego
  • Drafted in the 9th round (278th overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2021 (signed for $100,000).
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    The younger brother of Blue Jays catcher Reese McGuire, Shane served as San Diego’s primary catcher the last three seasons and showed promise with the bat, although his performance never quite matched expectations. He hit .278 with six home runs for the Toreros this season while catching on Fridays and Sundays and playing first base on Saturdays. McGuire shows flashes of being an average hitter with average power from the left side. He has some natural feel to hit and can drive home runs to his pull side. He primarily projects to be a doubles hitter with occasional home run pop, although he’s often underwhelmed compared to projections. McGuire is a well below-average runner with a thick lower half and is limited to catcher and first base defensively. He doesn’t do anything exceptional behind the plate, but he does everything just enough to be a potentially average defender. His footwork, receiving and arm are all average and give him a chance to stick at catcher. McGuire slimmed down to get in better shape this year and will have to maintain his body moving forward. He has a chance to be taken on the draft’s third day.

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Career Transactions

  • C Shane McGuire assigned to Midland RockHounds.
  • C Shane McGuire roster status changed by Oakland Athletics.
  • C Shane McGuire assigned to Oakland Athletics.

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