Reese McGuire

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Reese McGuire
Pittsburgh Pirates
Catcher
Born: (1995-03-02) March 2, 1995 (age 20)
Covington, Washington
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Reese McGuire (born March 2, 1995) is an American professional baseball player in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. He was drafted by the Pirates in the 1st round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft.

Career[edit]

Reese McGuire
Medal record
Men’s baseball
Competitor for  United States
18U Baseball World Championship
Gold 2012 Seoul National team

McGuire attended Kentwood High School in Covington, Washington, where he played for the school's baseball team.[1][2] He also played for the United States national baseball team in 18-and-under competitions, being named the player of the year as the United States won the International Baseball Federation 18-and-under Baseball World Championship. He has committed to attend the University of San Diego, where he would play college baseball for the San Diego Toreros baseball team.[3]

McGuire was considered among the best prospects from the Pacific Northwest eligible in the 2013 MLB Draft[4][5] and was drafted 14th overall by the Pittsburgh Pirates.[6] He received a $2.36 million signing bonus and reported to the Gulf Coast Pirates of the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League.[7]

Personal[edit]

McGuire's older brother, Cash, plays college baseball for Seattle University. His younger brother, Shane, a sophomore, currently plays for the Kentwood High School baseball team.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kentwood's McGuire aims for title, prepares for draft | Sports | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News". KOMO News. May 13, 2013. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ Kelley, Mason (April 23, 2012). "4A and 3A high-school baseball rankings - Week 5 | High School Sports Blog". The Seattle Times. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Washington high school catcher Reese McGuire has talent and leadership skills | MLB.com: News". Mlb.mlb.com. November 16, 2012. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ Crawford, Christopher. "MLB Draft Blog Blog - ESPN". Insider.espn.go.com. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ Mayo, Jonathan. "Top high school catchers figure to go early in MLB First-Year Player Draft | MLB.com: News". Mlb.mlb.com. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Pirates get into position to snare prep stars | pirates.com: News". Mlb.mlb.com. June 6, 2013. Retrieved August 24, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Kentwood grad Reese McGuire off to hot start in minor league baseball". Kent Reporter. July 17, 2013. Retrieved August 24, 2013. 

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