Thad McBurrows

HS Grad 2004
Age 31 and 9 mos
Age on 2004 Draft 18 and 9 mos
Position(s) OF  LHP
Ht/Wt 6-1, 190 lb
B/T L/L
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
Overall
240
Position - OF
NA
FL State Rank - Class of 2004 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2004
Overall
NA
Position - OF
NA
GPA
--
SAT
--
ACT
--

4 yr Commitment
Florida 

College(s) interested in
Auburn 
Clemson 
Stanford 
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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
9.5
6/7/2003
Latest Showcase Report
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.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 90 mph
6/13/2003
91.84% Rank
best 94  avg 84
 (2004 class in 2003)

best 95  avg 83
 (2004 class)
60 6.97 sec
1/10/2004
82.20% Rank
best 6.29  avg 7.30
 (2004 class in 2004)

best 6.29  avg 7.39
 (2004 class)
OF 91 mph
6/7/2003
98.27% Rank
best 95  avg 82
 (2004 class in 2003)

best 95  avg 82
 (2004 class)

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