Kevin McAvoy Salem Red Sox  |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 21
Born: July 21, 1993
Syracuse, NY
Height: 6-4
Weight: 210
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 4th round, 2014
How Acquired: Draft
College: Bryant
High School: Westhill HS (NY)

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Physical Description: Sturdy pitcher’s build. Solid athlete with some projection in his lower half.  

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Some effort in his delivery, including long arm action behind. Slight lean to the third-base side. 1.35-1.44 seconds to the plate from the stretch.  

Fastball: 91-93 mph. Fastball generally works low-90s once he gets loose, and touched 96 mph in college. Heavy and shows sink and run down in the zone, leading to weak contact and groundballs. Showed the ability to locate to both sides of the plate in college. Potential solid-average pitch.  

Slider: 80-84 mph. 10-to-4 movement. Shows best in the upper velocity range. Sharp, with depth and tilt. Loose and on the loopy side in the lower velocity range. Solid-average potential.  

Changeup: 83-84 mph. On the firm side, but flashed fade and drop. Tendency to slow his body on the pitch. Average potential.  

Summation: Potential to be a back-end starter with three average-to-better pitches. Throws strikes, strong pitchability. Needs to improve secondaries and fastball command. If need be his stuff could tick up working out of the bullpen. Combination of fastball and slider could play in seventh-inning role.

 
   
  Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2012 Bryant NCAA Coll --- 18 5 1 0.833 2.94 14 10 0 70.3 75 27 23 1 20 41 1.35 2.05 5.25
  2013 Bryant NCAA Coll --- 19 7 3 0.700 3.83 15 15 0 84.7 78 43 36 3 29 57 1.26 1.97 6.06
  2014 Bryant NCAA Coll --- 20 9 1 0.900 2.62 15 15 0 99.7 77 32 29 0 28 94 1.05 3.36 8.49
  2014 Lowell NYPL A Bos 21 0 2 0.000 1.91 11 11 0 28.3 23 7 6 0 3 23 0.92 7.67 7.31
  2015 Salem Car A+ Bos 22     stats                            
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 23, 2014 by Ray Fagnant
Signing Bonus: $300,000
MiLB Debut: July 8, 2014 (Lowell)
MLFA Eligible: November 2020
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2017
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
MLB Service Time (through 2014):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2015): MilB contract
Trade Restrictions
: June 2015 (2014 draftee)
     
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