Thad McBurrows

HS Grad 2004
Age 32 and 7 mos
Age on 2004 Draft 18 and 9 mos
Position(s) OF  LHP
Ht/Wt 6-1, 190 lb
School  Lake Wales Senior
Hometown  Lake Wales, FL USA
Summer Team  Polk Co. All Stars-AAU
Fall Team 
MLB Draft 
Round 26 by Tigers in 2004
National Rank - Class of 2004
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2004
Position - OF
FL State Rank - Class of 2004
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2004
Position - OF

4 yr Commitment

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2004 World Showcase   Jan 10, 2004
PG Grade: 9.5
McBurrows is a primary left handed pitcher who many scouts have also expressed interest in as an outfielder as well. McBurrows had a strong showcase with the bat, hitting the ball hard several times in the games and running his usual sub-7.0 60. But we think his future probably lies on the mound. McBurrows has a very live arm and we’ve seen him into the 90’s at times in the past. At the World Showcase he was 86-89 mph on his fastball, averaging 87. McBurrows has a high ¾’s release point and does a nice job of getting over the ball and creating downward plane to his pitches. He also has plenty of deception and hitters act like they’re reacting to even harder stuff. McBurrows had good command of his pitches in Ft Myers. His breaking pitch is a 77-79 mph slider that has good tight spin to it and is a good compliment to his fastball. Thad has committed to Florida but with a good spring he could create some serious early draft interest.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 9.50
0.50 improvement beginning on Jun 13, 2003
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 90 mph
91.85% Rank
best 94  avg 84
 (2004 class in 2003)

best 95  avg 83
 (2004 class)
60 6.97 sec
81.94% Rank
best 6.29  avg 7.30
 (2004 class in 2004)

best 6.29  avg 7.39
 (2004 class)
OF 91 mph
98.27% Rank
best 95  avg 82
 (2004 class in 2003)

best 95  avg 82
 (2004 class)
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