Deck McGuire

HS Grad 2007
Age 28 and 11 mos
Age on 2007 Draft 17 and 11 mos
Position(s) RHP  
Ht/Wt 6-6, 225 lb
School  Deep Run
Hometown  Richmond, VA USA
Summer Team  Post 361
Fall Team  Tidewater Orioles
MLB Debut 
Cardinals Sep 12, 2017
MLB Draft 
Round 1 by Blue Jays in 2010
All Americans/All Regions
2007 Atlantic - All Region 1st Team
National Rank - Class of 2007
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Position - RHP
Big strong 90+ could be much higher. We'll see this spring
VA State Rank - Class of 2007
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Position - RHP

Scout Level

4 yr Commitment
Georgia Tech

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2006 National Showcase   Jun 16, 2006
PG Grade: 9.5
Deck McGuire is a 2007 right hand pitcher from Deep Run HS, residing in Richmond, VA. He is big and completely noticeable when you walk into a yard, with that big, long body and wide shoulders that set atop his 6'6" 225 lb. frame. McGuire was one of the more interesting guys to scout and was ranked #62 among PG National Top 85 pitchers. He throws hard now and even at 6'6", he still has some projection left. Realistically he could be 6'6" 245-250 someday and blow 93-94 mph. McGuire pitches from a 3/4 slot, somewhat lower than you might expect from a 6'6" pitcher. His arm works pretty well and he works with pretty minimal effort. His arm speed is good and the ball comes out pretty easily. For such a large young pitcher, he does a nice job of keeping his delivery on line and stays balanced. McGuire has good command and a good idea of how to pitch and approach hitters. He gets downhilll with is stuff and did a nice job of mixing pitches. His upper 80s fastball can be heavy, capable of getting a lot of ground balls. He topped out at 91 so there is clearly some arm strength there. Of his two breaking balls, his big 77-79 mph slider is the better of the two. It has big sweeping action and with his slot, he can start it at a RH hitters hip and still sweep it down and away or off the plate, depending on where he starts on the rubber. His 11/5 shaped curveball was 69-71 mph. His slot is simply better for the slurvy slider. though he is a primary pitcher, McGuire takes a good hack and showed some whippy life with good bat speed. He is a top D1 program prospect and will be on the follow lists of his area scouts this spring. If he starts pitching in the 90-92 range this spring, look for him to go in the early part of the first day of the draft.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 9.50
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 91 mph
95.06% Rank
best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class)
60 7.59 sec
29.55% Rank
best 6.38  avg 7.39
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 6.33  avg 7.45
 (2007 class)
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