Tyler McDonough Greenville Drive Second Base-Center Field

       
 
Age: 23
Born: April 2, 1999
Birthplace: Liberty Township, OH
Height: 5-10
Weight: 180
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 3rd round, 2021 by BOS
How Acquired: Draft
College: NC State
High School: Moeller (OH)

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Pronunciation: -
First Pro Contract: July 20, 2021 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Kirk Fredriksson
Signing Bonus: $828,600
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2024
MLFA Eligible: November 2027
   
Pro Debut: July 29, 2021 (FCL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/23): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2023): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @tm_mcdonough
Instagram: @tylermcd_35

 
 
 
 
 
     
  Scouting Report & Links      
         
  Physical Description: Small frame with minimal remaining projection. Surprisingly strong for his size. Above-average athlete.

Hit: Switch hitter. Starts open with his hands high. Utilizes a leg kick timing device. Quick hands, has bat speed. Swing can get long and out of sync. Average zone contact and chase rates. Has a decent amount of swing-and-miss in his game, mainly against breaking balls down and fastballs with good velocity up. Needs to improve his quality of contact and improve his approach. Bat will be tested against more advanced pitching. Potential below-average hit tool.

Power: Fringe-average raw power. Swing is more geared to hard line drives in the gap, but has the ability to drive it out as well. Below-average power potential.

Run: Average speed. Good baserunning instincts. Will take the extra base when it is there and steal a base in the right situation.

Field: Quick twitch athlete with good instincts. Soft hands, solid all-around defensive profile. True utility profile capable of playing several positions. Has played center field, left field, second base and shortstop as a pro, and also saw time at catcher and third base in college. In the outfield, shows good range and closing speed. Potential above-average defender.
  Arm: Average arm strength. Quick release, accurate.

Career Notes: Attended the same high school as 14 big leaguers, including Hall of Famers Ken Griffey Jr. and Barry Larkin. Named Second Team All-ACC in 2019 and 2021 and to the ACC All-Freshman team in 2019. Participated in the 2021 Fall Performance Program. Was set to participate in the 2022 Fall Performance Program that was cancelled due to Hurricane Ian.

Summation: Potential high-end organizational player. Ceiling of an up-and-down utility player. High floor, but does not have much of a ceiling. Lacks a true carrying tool, but has several average-ish tools. Sum-of-all-parts profile. Strong defensive versatility and contact skills will carry him through the system.

Links
Red Sox select Tyler McDonough with third-round pick (7.12.2021)
Notes from the Field (5.15.2022)
 
   
     
    Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2019 NC State ACC NCAA --- 20 30 127 21 45 8 0 3 26 62 10 20 6 1 0.354 0.404 0.488 0.892
  2020 NC State ACC NCAA --- 21 17 65 17 23 4 0 3 16 36 14 10 7 0 0.354 0.457 0.554 1.011
  2021 NC State ACC NCAA --- 22 55 233 58 79 21 1 15 45 147 33 48 13 4 0.339 0.423 0.631 1.054
  2021 FCL Red Sox FCL Rk Bos 22 4 13 2 4 3 0 0 1 7 0 4 0 0 0.308 0.308 0.538 0.846
  2021 Salem Red Sox LAE A Bos 22 27 108 23 32 4 4 3 14 53 17 24 3 1 0.296 0.397 0.491 0.888
  2022 Greenville Drive SAL A+ Bos 23 114 457 60 105 23 4 9 48 163 48 162 21 5 0.230 0.311 0.357 0.667
  2023 Portland Sea Dogs East AA Bos 24     stats                            
   
     
  Advanced Stats & Splits
   
     
  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  Second Team All-ACC (2019)
All-Freshman ACC (2019)
Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American (2019)
Perfect Game Freshman All-American (2019)
Baseball America Freshman All-American (2019)
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