February 24, 1981 |
|Batted: Left||Threw: Right|
|June 22, 2005 for the San Diego Padres|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 18, 2010 for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim|
|Runs batted in||23|
Major League Baseball
San Diego Padres
McAnulty gained the attention of San Diego Padres GM Kevin Towers when he batted .344 for Portland in 2005, which led to his major league debut on June 22, 2005. Drawing comparisons with former Padre and Phillie great John Kruk, he was mainly used as a pinch hitter, or called up when one of the starting outfielders was injured.
On September 6, 2006, he made a nice impression on Padres fans with a pinch hit, walk-off home run in the 11th inning versus the Colorado Rockies. During the 2008 season, he had a stint where he was a starting outfielder on the depleted San Diego roster.
Boston Red Sox
On November 19, 2008, he signed a minor league deal with the Boston Red Sox.
On July 24, 2009, the Red Sox announced his release after only hitting .233 with Pawtucket.
On August 10, 2009, McAnulty signed a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies. In November 2009, McAnutly filed for Free Agency.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
McAnulty joined the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim organization in 2010, playing the majority of the year at their Triple-A club, the Salt Lake Bees. He received some playing time at the Major League level with the Angels, hitting one home run in 24 plate appearances.
- "Scout.com: Padres Prospect Interview: Paul McAnulty". Padres.scout.com. Retrieved 2012-10-12.