20-Year-Old Catcher – Pittsburgh Pirates
2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
A former first-round draft pick (14th overall in 2013), McGuire put up spotty offensive numbers for Low-A West Virginia last season. He batted .262/.307/.334 with three homers in 389 at-bats, showing ...
Reese McGuire Contract Information:
Signed a contract with the Pirates in June of 2013.
McGuire, 19, is batting .253/.306/.299 with one home run, 26 RBI and four steals through 65 games for Low-A West Virginia.
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Pittsburgh Pirates Roster
MajorsAlvarez, Pedro (3B)
AABaker, Nathan (P)
A+Aquino, Jayson (P)
ABarnes, Barrett (OF)
RookieBrewer, Colten (P)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
The Pirates selected McGuire with the 14th pick of the 2013 draft. A high school catcher with big-time defensive skills, it remains to be seen whether the California product will hit. He got off to a fine start, posting a .323/.380/.380 slash line in 192 at-bats, primarily in the Gulf Coast League. The left-handed hitter went homerless but projects average power. He stole six bases, something which could help fantasy owners down the road. McGuire, who becomes the sixth catcher selected by Pittsburgh in Round 1, has a fairly easy road to the majors and could compete with fellow first-round pick, Tony Sanchez, in a couple years.