Joe McCarthy (outfielder)

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Joe McCarthy
Joe McCarthy Spring Training.jpg
McCarthy with the Tampa Bay Rays
San Francisco Giants
Left fielder / First baseman
Born: (1994-02-23) February 23, 1994 (age 25)
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Joseph Edward McCarthy Jr. (born February 23, 1994) is an American professional baseball outfielder and first baseman for the San Francisco Giants organization.


McCarthy graduated from Scranton High School in Scranton, Pennsylvania.[1] After his senior year, in 2012, The Scranton Times-Tribune named him their Male High School Athlete of the Year.[2] He attended the University of Virginia, and played college baseball for the Virginia Cavaliers. His 2015 season debut was delayed by back surgery.[3] In three seasons at Virginia, he played in 162 games with a .294 batting average, 12 home runs, and 111 RBIs, with 113 walks and 86 strikeouts. The Tampa Bay Rays selected McCarthy in the fifth round, with the 148th overall selection, of the 2015 MLB draft. He signed with the Rays, receiving a $358,900 signing bonus. He began his professional career with the Hudson Valley Renegades of the Class A-Short Season New York-Penn League[4] that same year and spent the whole season there, batting .277 with 21 RBIs and 18 stolen bases in 49 games.

McCarthy began the 2016 season with the Bowling Green Hot Rods of the Class A Midwest League. In June, the Rays promoted him to the Charlotte Stone Crabs of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League.[5] In 104 total games between the two teams, he slashed .285/.398/.430 with eight home runs and 60 RBIs. In 2017, he played for the Montgomery Biscuits of the Class AA Southern League[6] where he batted .284 with seven home runs, 56 RBIs, and an .843 OPS in 127 games.[7]

The Rays invited McCarthy to spring training in 2018.[2][8] He spent the 2018 season with the Durham Bulls of the Class AAA International League,[9] and then played for the Peoria Javelinas of the Arizona Fall League.[10] The Rays added him to their 40-man roster after the season.[11]

On July 31, 2019, the Rays traded McCarthy to the San Francisco Giants for Jacob Lopez.[12]

Personal life[edit]

McCarthy's father, Joe Sr., played college baseball for the University of South Carolina.[13] His brother, Jake, also played for Virginia.[14]


  1. ^ Conor Foley / Staff writer (March 21, 2016). "McCarthy brings health, change in approach to plate - Sports". The Times-Tribune. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Conor Foley / Staff writer (December 15, 2017). "Scranton's McCarthy gets first big-league spring training invite - Sports". The Times-Tribune. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  3. ^ Khurshudyan, Isabelle (June 12, 2015). "Virginia baseball found mojo with return of Joe McCarthy". The Washington Post. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  4. ^ Conor Foley / Staff Writer. "Scranton's Joe McCarthy signs baseball deal with Tampa Bay - Sports". The Times-Tribune. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  5. ^ Conor Foley / Staff writer (June 23, 2016). "Joe McCarthy promoted to High-A Port Charlotte - Sports". The Times-Tribune. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  6. ^ Staff Report (April 2, 2017). "BASEBALL: Spangenberg sent to Triple-A; McCarthy starts at Double-A - Sports". The Times-Tribune. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  7. ^ "Joe McCarthy Stats, Highlights, Bio - Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  8. ^ "Veteran Jonny Venters, prospect Joe McCarthy among 13 Tampa Bay Rays spring invitees". December 14, 2017. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  9. ^ Conor Foley / Staff writer. "McCarthy to start season with Durham; Bulls visit PNC Field in June - Sports". The Times-Tribune. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  10. ^ "McCarthy helps Javelinas pull away". Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  11. ^ "Rays DFA C.J. Cron in adding 5 prospects to roster". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved June 23, 2019.
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  13. ^ Doughty, Doug. "Cavaliers' Joe McCarthy a chip off the old block | Sports". Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  14. ^ Blum, Sam (February 15, 2018). "UVa outfielder McCarthy races into biggest year of his career | Baseball Preview". Retrieved October 20, 2018.

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