• Full name Tyler Scott McDonough
  • Born 04/02/1999 in Cincinnati, OH
  • Profile Ht.: 5'8" / Wt.: 180 / Bats: S / Throws: R
  • School North Carolina State
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (75th overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2021 (signed for $828,600).
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    McDonough rated as the No. 283 player in the 2020 class but went undrafted and headed back to North Carolina State for his third season, where for the third time he hit over .300 and continued to add more in-game power to his game. Listed at 5-foot-10, 180 pounds, McDonough doesn’t jump out at you with loud tools, but he’s become a player who scouts appreciate the more they watch him. He does everything on the field at a high level and is the sort of skilled gamer who area scouts are drawn to. McDonough controls the zone well, doesn’t swing and miss much and takes his share of walks, and this season he hit a career-high 15 homers. Scouts have said those homers have come with a longer swing and more aggressive hacks, and his 17% strikeout rate was the highest of his career, which shows a slight shift in his approach. McDonough has spread his homers all over the field and his exit velocities are impressive for a player of his size, so perhaps solid power will be part of his game at the next level as well. McDonough has spent most of his time in center field for the Wolfpack, but he has the defensive versatility to play all over the place, including second base, third base and perhaps even shortstop in a pinch. He’s a better runner underway than he is out of the box and went 30-for-36 (83%) over his career in stolen base attempts. McDonough has plenty of promising statistical indicators and he could go off the board in the second-to-fourth-round range.

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Career Transactions

  • 2B Tyler McDonough assigned to Portland Sea Dogs from Worcester Red Sox.
  • Worcester Red Sox activated 2B Tyler McDonough.
  • 2B Tyler McDonough assigned to Worcester Red Sox from Portland Sea Dogs.
  • 2B Tyler McDonough assigned to Worcester Red Sox from Portland Sea Dogs.
  • 2B Tyler McDonough assigned to Boston Red Sox.
  • 2B Tyler McDonough assigned to Portland Sea Dogs from Worcester Red Sox.
  • 2B Tyler McDonough assigned to Portland Sea Dogs from Worcester Red Sox.
  • 2B Tyler McDonough assigned to Portland Sea Dogs from Greenville Drive.
  • 2B Tyler McDonough and assigned to Boston Red Sox.

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