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 (1/22): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2022): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @tm_mcdonough
Instagram: @tylermcd_35

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

Hit: Switch hitter. Starts open with his hands high. Utilizes a leg kick timing device. Quick hands, has bat speed. Strong feel for contact. Does not have much swing-and-miss in his game and has shown solid pitch recognition skills. Relatively advanced approach. Will take a walk, but also will be aggressive when the situation calls for it. Potential average hit tool.

Power: Average raw power. Has shown sneaky all-fields power for his size. 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: Solid-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. Utility profile capable of playing several positions. Has played catcher, second base, third base, and center field in the past. Played center field his draft year, but played both center field and second base in pro debut. In the outfield, shows good range and closing speed. Team also thinks he can handle shortstop and could try him there in 2022. 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.

Summation: Potential utility type at the major league level. 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 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2022 Greenville Drive SAL A+ Bos 23     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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