24-Year-Old Pitcher – Boston Red Sox
2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Kevin McAvoy in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Kevin McAvoy Contract Information:
Signed with the Red Sox in June of 2014.
McAvoy allowed two runs on five hits and three walks while not registering a strikeout for High-A Salem on Tuesday. The 2014 fourth-round pick (134th overall) out of Bryant University is 1-3 with a 6.57 ERA and and an 11:13 K:BB rate over his last five starts.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Kevin McAvoy.
McAvoy is a 2014 fourth-round draft pick who made the leap from short-season Lowell in 2014 to High-A Salem in 2015. Initially, it went well for McAvoy, who posted a 2.04 ERA though his first 39.2 innings, but a closer look reveals a .234 BABIP and a 25-to-21 strikeout-to-walk rate that hinted at the good ERA being a mirage. And so it was -- he went into a two-month stretch of 6.59 ERA over 56 innings, while allowing 71 hits and 30 walks while striking out just 30. His low-strikeout / high-walk profile will be problematic unless he can keep the ball down and induce groundball outs -- something he did very well over the final eight starts. He went 6-1 with a 2.18 ERA in 45.1 innings. The 27:20 K:BB ratio was still ugly, but his 2.47 GB/FB ratio helps. The fastball sits low-90s with some sink, but he struggles to command / control it; he also has a low-80s slider with some bite and a mid-80s changeup that's a work-in-progress. If he can get a third pitch, he will avoid a shift to the bullpen.