Daniel McGrath Portland Sea Dogs  |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 24
Born: July 7, 1994
Mitcham, Australia
Height: 6-3
Weight: 220
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: International free agent (Jan. 2013)
High School: Whitefriars College

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Scouting Scratch: Daniel McGrath (8.21.13)
2013 Top 40 Season in Review

Physical Description: Tall left-hander with a filled out, mature frame. No remaining projection. Has filled out considerably since he signed.

Mechanics: Throws from a three quarters arm slot, starting out on the first base side of the rubber. Starts from the stretch and has a compact delivery. High leg kick, wrist wrap and arm hook behind. Delivery has some deception.

Fastball: 86-88 mph. Fastball is on the straight side. Lacks life, struggles to miss bats. Below-average pitch.

Slider: 80-82 mph. Short, horizontal break. Feel and confidence. Average pitch.

Curveball: 75-77 mph. Loopy 1-to-7 break. Doesn’t consistently snap off. Below-average pitch.

Changeup: 74-77 mph. Pitch shows drop at its best. Thrown with deceptive arm speed and has shown the ability to pull the string on it down and out of the zone when ahead in the count. Potential fringe-average pitch.

Career Notes: Signed out of Australia in 2012. Debuted in 2013, progressed slowly through the system. Converted to the bullpen in 2017. Plays in the Australian Baseball League each winter.

Summation: Profiles as an organizational arm. Has both started and relieved in his career. Very fringy four pitch mix. Lacks bat missing pitch for the major league level and inconsistent command and control. Able to throw all four pitches for strikes.

 
   
    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
  2010 Melbourne ABL Wint --- 16 0 0 --- 3.86 4 0 0 9.1 8 4 4 2 6 12 1.50 2.00 11.57
  2011 Melbourne ABL Wint --- 17 0 3 0.00 6.75 13 0 0 10.2 14 11 8 2 11 11 2.34 1.00 9.28
  2012 DNP - Inactive --- --- Bos 18 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2012 Melbourne ABL Wint --- 18 0 1 0.000 8.64 6 0 0 8.1 14 10 8 2 5 6 2.28 1.20 6.48
  2013 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 19 0 1 0.000 1.35 4 4 0 20.0 8 3 3 2 6 30 0.70 5.00 13.50
  2013 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 19 3 3 0.500 4.86 8 7 0 33.1 29 21 18 2 13 35 1.26 2.69 9.45
  2014 Greenville SAL A Bos 20 6 6 0.500 4.07 19 19 0 97.1 80 51 44 9 52 81 1.36 1.56 7.49
  2015 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 21 0 0 --- 0.00 3 3 0 6.0 6 0 0 0 0 7 1.00 --- 10.50
  2015 Salem Car A+ Bos 21 4 6 0.400 3.84 17 17 0 84.1 72 43 36 6 37 71 1.29 1.92 7.58
  2016 Salem Car A+ Bos 22 8 6 0.571 4.11 19 19 0 103.0 80 54 47 12 43 62 1.19 1.44 5.42
  2016 Melbourne ABL Wint --- 22 0 2 0.000 6.17 4 4 0 11.2 11 10 8 2 11 10 1.89 0.91 7.71
  2017 Salem Car A+ Bos 23 4 9 0.309 4.98 34 11 4 85.0 100 60 47 5 51 87 1.78 1.71 9.21
  2017 Melbourne ABL Wint --- 23 2 0 1.000 1.17 6 0 0 7.2 4 3 1 0 3 5 0.91 1.67 5.87
  2018 Portland East AA Bos 24 3 3 0.500 3.63 33 11 1 89.1 88 40 36 4 37 79 1.40 2.14 7.96
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
February 7, 2012 by Jon Deeble (Boston)
Signing Bonus: $400,000
MiLB Debut: June 21, 2013 (GCL Red Sox)
MLFA Eligible: November 2019
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2018
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
MLB Service Time (through 2018):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2019): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
New York-Penn League Pitcher of the Week (August 5-11, 2013)
Carolina League Pitcher of the Week (August 15-21, 2016)
SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (August 5-11, 2013)
2013 SoxProspects.com Rookie of the Year
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (April 27-May 3, 2015)

 

  

 
 

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