20-Year-Old Outfielder – Chicago Cubs
2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Though Addison Russell was the big prize in the July trade for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, savvy dynasty leaguers noted the change of scenery for McKinney, a first-round draft pick in 2013. Stil...
Billy McKinney Contract Information:
Signed a $1.8 million signing bonus after getting drafted in June 2013.
McKinney hit a solo home run in a split-squad loss to the Giants on Thursday.
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Chicago Cubs Roster
MajorsArrieta, Jake (P)
AAAAlcantara, Arismendy (2B)
A+Blackburn, Paul (P)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
McKinney was the A's first-round draft pick in 2013 out of high school in Plano, Texas. The 18-year-old outfielder amassed 215 at-bats across Rookie Ball and Low-A and hit .326 with three homers and eight steals. Most scouts' take on McKinney is that his quick and short swing will translate well to professional baseball and while he does not truly excel in any particular area, he is a very complete and well-rounded player. McKinney only turned 19 in August, so he is a long ways from the majors, but he will be watched closely this year in High-A and could progress through the system fairly rapidly, especially for a player drafted out of high school.