Reese McGuire
23-Year-Old CatcherC
2019 Fantasy Outlook
McGuire made his big-league debut in September as a 23-year-old, going 9-for-31 with a pair of homers in 14 games. That's far too small a sample to draw any meaningful conclusions from. His much larger 96-game sample with Triple-A Buffalo saw him hit an unimpressive .233/.312/.339. McGuire projected as a backup or low-end starter as a prospect, showcasing good defense and decent contact but very little power. His small-sample slugging percentage of .581 is promising, but he'll have to show power over a much longer period to really raise his stock. It's hard to see him playing a major part in Toronto this season, with Danny Jansen, a higher-rated prospect, taking over the starter's job. McGuire will battle Luke Maile for backup duties in spring training. Read Past Outlooks
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Homers in pinch-hit appearance
CToronto Blue Jays
September 29, 2018
McGuire hit a solo home run as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning of Saturday's loss to the Rays.
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Stepping in for fellow backstop Danny Jansen, McGuire made the most of a hanging Sergio Romo slider in the ninth to pull the Jays to within one run, but the closer eventually settled down to squash any chance of a comeback. Still, the 23-year-old post-hype prospect has two homers and has gone 9-for-29 (.310) in his first 13 major-league games and might still have a shot at a long-term spot in the Jays' organization, which has been assessing its younger personnel in this downtrodden season. Of course, Toronto is stuck with Russell Martin on the books for one more year (and $20 million), and Jansen ranks as the more acclaimed prospect behind the plate.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+61%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+61%
OPS vs RHP
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .625 8 2 1 1 0 .125 .125 .500
Since 2016vs Right 1.009 25 3 1 3 1 .348 .400 .609
2018vs Left .625 8 2 1 1 0 .125 .125 .500
2018vs Right 1.009 25 3 1 3 1 .348 .400 .609
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+31%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+31%
OPS at Home
2017
No Stats
2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home 1.042 16 2 1 2 1 .333 .375 .667
Since 2016Away .794 17 3 1 2 0 .250 .294 .500
2018Home 1.042 16 2 1 2 1 .333 .375 .667
2018Away .794 17 3 1 2 0 .250 .294 .500
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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How does Reese McGuire compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
BB/K
0.22
 
BB Rate
6.1%
 
K Rate
27.3%
 
BABIP
.350
 
ISO
.290
 
AVG
.290
 
OBP
.333
 
SLG
.581
 
OPS
.914
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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The 21-year-old has shown good plate discipline (66:102 BB:K ratio in career) but hasn’t shown much power (3 HR, 648 OPS). He’s hit for a decent average (.271), but it’s a defense-first philosophy that’s earned him accolades — McGuire has thrown out 34 percent of baserunners. A strong Arizona Fall League performance figures to boost his confidence at the plate. He’ll likely start the season with High-A Bradenton, shooting for a possible midseason promotion to Double-A.
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 little extra-base power. McGuire is a premier defensive handler, and Pittsburgh is focusing on his defensive skills first because, at age 20, he has plenty of time to worry about offense. He collected just one extra-base hit (a triple) versus left-handed pitching in 110 plate appearances last season, compiling a .520 OPS against southpaws. McGuire is looked upon as the team's primary catcher of the future, but he has plenty of areas to improve upon.
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.
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Drives in run, doubles vs. Yankees
CToronto Blue Jays
September 16, 2018
McGuire went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored Sunday in the win over New York.
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Called up from Buffalo
CToronto Blue Jays
September 6, 2018
McGuire was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Added to 40-man roster
CToronto Blue Jays
November 20, 2017
McGuire was added to Toronto's 40-man roster Monday.
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Returns to Double-A
CToronto Blue Jays
August 4, 2017
McGuire wrapped up his rehab assignment and rejoined Double-A New Hampshire on Friday, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
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Returns from knee surgery
CToronto Blue Jays
July 22, 2017
McGuire (knee) was removed from Double-A New Hampshire's disabled list to begin a rehab assignment at the Jays complex in Dunedin.
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