Reese McGuire

Reese McGuire

27-Year-Old CatcherC
Boston Red Sox
2022 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Reese McGuire in 2022. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
RANKSFrom Preseason
#538
ADP
$Traded to the White Sox in April of 2022. Traded to the Red Sox in August of 2022.
Heads to bench Saturday
CBoston Red Sox
October 1, 2022
McGuire isn't starting Saturday against Toronto, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
ANALYSIS
McGuire has alternated starts behind the plate recently and will get a breather for Saturday's matchup. Connor Wong is starting at catcher and batting ninth.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
11
30
19
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
7
3
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+52%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+14%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+51%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .446 106 9 0 4 0 .182 .214 .232
Since 2020vs Right .676 429 40 5 29 1 .262 .309 .368
2022vs Left .605 46 7 0 4 0 .262 .295 .310
2022vs Right .691 227 18 3 18 1 .271 .309 .382
2021vs Left .464 42 2 0 0 0 .175 .214 .250
2021vs Right .700 175 20 1 10 0 .272 .333 .367
2020vs Left .000 18 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2020vs Right .375 27 2 1 1 0 .125 .125 .250
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+4%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+2%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+20%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+13%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .617 264 21 1 15 1 .250 .304 .314
Since 2020Away .642 271 28 4 18 0 .242 .277 .365
2022Home .668 132 7 1 11 1 .265 .318 .350
2022Away .683 141 18 2 11 0 .273 .297 .386
2021Home .599 118 13 0 4 0 .248 .305 .294
2021Away .721 99 9 1 6 0 .258 .316 .404
2020Home .200 14 1 0 0 0 .100 .100 .100
2020Away .226 31 1 1 1 0 .065 .065 .161
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Stat Review
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.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.21
 
BB Rate
4.4%
 
K Rate
20.5%
 
BABIP
.332
 
ISO
.100
 
AVG
.269
 
OBP
.307
 
SLG
.369
 
OPS
.677
 
wOBA
.299
 
Exit Velocity
87.0 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
16.8%
 
Barrels/PA
1.8%
 
Expected BA
.233
 
Expected SLG
.326
 
Sprint Speed
22.6 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
38.7%
 
Line Drive %
22.5%
 
Fly Ball %
38.7%
 
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Heading into last year, some viewed McGuire as being on equal footing with Danny Jansen, with either capable of earning more playing time. While Jansen's play was poor in its own right, McGuire's .073/.073/.146 line earned him an early-September demotion to the Blue Jays' alternate training site, where he spent the rest of the regular season. Nothing went right for McGuire, from a 24.4 K% with no walks in 41 PA to an 82.1 mph average exit velocity. McGuire's prospect pedigree doesn't portend to anything more than a backup receiver, though he's above-average defensively and a .914 OPS in a 2018 cup of coffee lent hope for more. With the emergence of Alejandro Kirk, McGuire could be third in the pecking order. He could theoretically leapfrog one of them with a strong spring. Even in a weak catcher pool, McGuire merits little attention.
McGuire had an .872 OPS and 128 wRC+ in 105 plate appearances with Toronto last season and even gained the playing-time edge in September, logging 47 at-bats to Danny Jansen's 33. However, in his larger samples at the Triple-A level in 2018 and 2019, McGuire was 14% and 27% worse than league average by wRC+. He puts bat to ball with good consistency, but McGuire's walk rates have been just OK and Statcast says he overachieved in the slugging department by nearly 125 points last year. To his credit, McGuire was a plus behind the plate and nearly as valuable as Jansen by fWAR in 77 fewer games. With that, it looks like an open competition for the primary catcher role heading into spring training. It's better to use something closer to McGuire's Triple-A numbers (.239/.314/.350) as an offensive baseline rather than what he's done so far at the major-league level.
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.
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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Playing time on upswing
CBoston Red Sox
September 26, 2022
McGuire will start at catcher and bat eighth in Monday's game against the Orioles, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
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Three-run bomb in loss
CBoston Red Sox
September 23, 2022
McGuire went 1-for-2 with a three-run home run in Thursday's loss against the Yankees.
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Launches first home run
CBoston Red Sox
September 13, 2022
McGuire went 2-for-3 with a solo homer in Tuesday's extra-inning loss to the Yankees.
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Still not starting
CBoston Red Sox
September 10, 2022
McGuire isn't in the lineup Saturday against Baltimore.
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Sitting Friday
CBoston Red Sox
September 9, 2022
McGuire is not in the starting lineup Friday against the Orioles, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
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