Kevin McAvoy Portland Sea Dogs  |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 23
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)

Photo © Dave Letizi

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Physical Description: Sturdy pitcherís build. Solid athlete with some projection in his lower half.  

Mechanics: Throws from a high three-quarters arm slot. Effort in his delivery. Funk in arm action where he shows the ball in front before looping back. Short arm action behind. Slight lean to the third-base side. 1.21-1.27 seconds to the plate from the stretch. Keeps glove out front during delivery to add some deception. Struggles to find consistent release point.

Fastball: 90-92 mph. Tops out at 94 mph. Reportedly touched 96 mph in college. Heavy and shows sink and run down in the zone, leading to weak contact and groundballs. Poor command and control. Tries to nibble on the corners, but doesnít have the command to do that. Potential average pitch.  

Slider: 80-83 mph. 11-to-5 movement. Shows best in the upper velocity range. Sharp, with depth and tilt. Loose and slurvy in the lower velocity range. Average potential.  

Changeup: 85-87 mph. On the firm side, but flashes fade and drop. Tendency to slow his body on the pitch. Did not throw the pitch before being drafted. Below-average potential.  

Summation: Projects as an organizational arm with the potential to be an emergency major league arm. Needs to throw more strikes and improve secondaries to reach potential. Stuff could tick up working out of the bullpen, where combination of fastball and slider could play in middle relief 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 70.1 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 84.2 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 99.2 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 28.1 23 7 6 0 3 23 0.92 7.67 7.31
  2015 Salem Car A+ Bos 22 11 9 0.550 3.89 26 26 0 141.0 136 72 61 5 71 82 1.47 1.15 5.23
  2016 Portland East AA Bos 23 8 9 0.471 5.80 22 22 0 116.1 125 85 75 10 52 79 1.52 1.52 6.11
   
  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 2016):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2016): MilB contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
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SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (May 11-17, 2015)

 

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