Kevin McAvoy
25-Year-Old PitcherRP
Boston Red Sox AA
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Kevin McAvoy in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed with the Red Sox in June of 2014.
PBoston Red Sox  AA
June 17, 2015
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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The 2015 started well for McAvoy, but he's hit a rough patch since. The right-hander was a fastball-slider guy at Bryant and is now trying to incorporate a changeup to his repertoire. Command remains an issue (34 BB in 64.1 IP) as he can rush his delivery and pull his fastball across the strike zone rather than letting it sink inside. When it's working for him, he's getting groundball outs; when it's not, he's walking batters which can lead to trouble.
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2016 Fantasy Outlook
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.
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PBoston Red Sox  AA
June 6, 2014
The Red Sox have selected McAvoy with the 134th overall pick in the 2014 first-year player draft.
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