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Birth Date3-2-1995
Height6' 0"
Weight215 lbs
Age24 years, 6 months, 18 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2015
2016
2017
0.22018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2018 TOR 23 14 33 9 3 0 2 2 9 0 1 0 .290 .333 .581 95 -0.1 0.3 0.7 0.2
2019 TOR 24 24 87 26 6 0 5 6 14 0 0 0 .325 .372 .587 114 2.1 0.8 4.8 1.1
Career3812035907823010.315.361.5861092.01.15.41.4

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2013 JAM A- NYP 4 17 .231 .307 .322 .267 105 -0.4 0.4 0.1 105 0 0.0 0.5 -0.3 0.1
2013 PIR Rk GCL 46 198 .245 .318 .345 .363 101 6.8 6.0 0.1 167 0 1.3 0.4 5.7 1.3
2014 WVA A SAL 98 428 .259 .329 .378 .284 105 -12.7 12.2 5.1 80 0 3.7 0.2 -16.1 0.5
2015 BRD A+ FSL 98 412 .250 .312 .338 .280 96 -12.2 11.1 5.6 94 0 -0.2 -0.8 -10.6 0.6
2015 GDD Wnt AFL 14 58 .000 .000 .000 .341 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 ALT AA EAS 77 304 .259 .322 .384 .282 107 -2.6 8.2 4.8 93 0 0.5 -1.8 -6.7 0.5
2016 NHP AA EAS 15 61 .268 .332 .409 .267 114 -3.4 1.6 0.8 97 0 -0.1 0.7 -1.1 0.2
2017 DUN A+ FSL 3 13 .266 .350 .380 .300 109 -0.4 0.4 0.2 69 0 0.1 -0.2 -0.3 0.0
2017 NHP AA EAS 34 136 .252 .316 .374 .283 104 7 3.7 2.2 139 0 5.0 -1.9 5.6 1.6
2017 BLJ Rk GCL 8 26 .256 .334 .377 .409 89 2.8 0.8 -0.1 191 0 0.0 -0.3 2.1 0.2
2017 AGU Wnt DWL 18 56 .000 .000 .000 .419 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2018 TOR MLB AL 14 33 .234 .305 .402 .350 108 1.5 0.9 0.5 95 16 0.7 0.3 -0.1 0.2
2018 BUF AAA INT 96 369 .243 .310 .380 .281 96 -7.1 10.8 3.3 94 0 15.0 1.6 -1.7 2.9
2019 TOR MLB AL 24 87 .241 .305 .415 .344 96 5.6 2.6 1.6 114 16 4.8 0.8 2.1 1.1
2019 BUF AAA INT 72 277 .264 .340 .433 .276 98 -8.1 9.5 5.7 77 0 4.2 -3.8 -8.0 0.7

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2013 JAM A- NYP 17 16 3 4 0 0 0 4 0 1 1 1 0 .250 .294 .250 .000 0 0
2013 PIR Rk GCL 198 176 30 58 11 0 0 69 21 15 18 5 1 .330 .388 .392 .063 2 2
2014 WVA A SAL 428 389 46 102 11 4 3 130 45 24 44 7 2 .262 .307 .334 .072 6
2015 GDD Wnt AFL 58 51 6 15 4 1 0 21 6 7 7 1 0 .294 .379 .412 .118 0 0
2015 BRD A+ FSL 412 374 32 95 15 0 0 110 34 26 39 14 7 .254 .301 .294 .040 4 6
2016 ALT AA EAS 304 266 29 69 16 2 1 92 37 29 26 4 4 .259 .337 .346 .086 2 4
2016 NHP AA EAS 61 53 5 12 2 0 0 14 5 7 8 2 2 .226 .328 .264 .038 0 0
2017 NHP AA EAS 136 115 19 32 5 1 6 57 20 16 19 2 1 .278 .366 .496 .217 2 2
2017 DUN A+ FSL 13 12 1 3 1 0 0 4 1 1 2 0 0 .250 .308 .333 .083 0 0
2017 BLJ Rk GCL 26 22 4 9 2 0 0 11 7 3 1 0 1 .409 .462 .500 .091 1 0
2017 AGU Wnt DWL 56 46 3 13 0 0 0 13 1 10 15 1 1 .283 .411 .283 .000 0 0
2018 BUF AAA INT 369 322 31 75 9 2 7 109 37 33 77 3 2 .233 .312 .339 .106 4 4
2018 TOR MLB AL 33 31 5 9 3 0 2 18 4 2 9 1 0 .290 .333 .581 .290 0 0
2019 BUF AAA INT 277 243 30 60 12 1 5 89 29 25 44 4 0 .247 .316 .366 .119 5 2
2019 TOR MLB AL 87 80 11 26 6 0 5 47 10 6 14 0 0 .325 .372 .588 .263 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2018 123 0.5203 0.4797 0.6949 0.6250 0.3220 0.7500 0.5789 0.3051 0.0000
2019 279 0.4982 0.5448 0.7829 0.6619 0.4286 0.9022 0.6000 0.2171 0.0000
Career4020.50500.52490.75600.65060.39600.85560.59350.24400.0000

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-26 2014-05-03 Minors 7 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 TOR $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 25 d1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Contract selected by Toronto 11/20/17. Re-signed by Toronto 3/18.
  • Acquired by Toronto in trade from Pittsburgh 8/1/16.
  • Drafted by Pittsburgh 2013 (1-14) (Kentwood HS, Covington, Wash.). Signed 6/18/13, $2.369M signing bonus ($2.5698M slot).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 70 16 3 0 2 6 13 1 0 .258 .333 .403 102 0.0 C 0 0.0
80o 47 10 2 0 1 4 9 0 0 .238 .319 .357 93 0.0 C 0 0.0
70o 31 6 1 0 1 2 6 0 0 .214 .267 .357 87 0.0 C 0 0.0
60o 17 3 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 .200 .250 .267 81 0.0 C 0 0.0
50o 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .250 76 0.0 C 0 0.0
Weighted Mean1010001200.111.200.111780.0C 00.0

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-09-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thomas Szapucki or Dylan Cease? Joe Musgrove or Robert Gsellman? Tomas Nido or Reese McGuire?
(Felipe from Alpine)
Cease; Gsellman; McGuire. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2015-07-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)How many steals does Jorge Mateo need to finish the year with to crack the top half of next year's 101?
(Steve from NY)
His stolen base total is irrelevant in my mind. We already know that he's fast and stolen bases in the low minors are at least as much a product of exploiting bad pitchers and catchers as anything else. I mean Reese McGuire has 11 stolen bases for crying out loud. What I'm much more concerned with is the development of the hit tool. (Jeff Moore)
2015-06-02 18:00:00 (link to chat)What are a few names that will be moving up into the top 50 prospects at midseason?
(noplexus from Missouri)
I think Nick Gordon, Kyle Schwarber and Nick Williams are going to make strong cases for jumping into the midseason top 50. Reynaldo Lopez should have a case as well, and I have a feeling Reese McGuire is going to make a big jump. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-02-04 19:00:00 (link to chat)Other than maybe some different names at the back end, would there be any significant ranking differences between the BP 101 and your personal 101?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
I can't really speak to that since the BP 101 isn't officially released yet. But, in general, some guys I'm higher on than other lists are: Tyler Glasnow, Reese McGuire, Aaron Judge, Manuel Margot, Brandon Drury, Nomar Mazara, ad Jorge Mateo. Guys I'm a bit lower on: Aaron Sanchez, Nick Williams, Josh Bell, Matt Olson, Hunter Harvey, Tyrone Taylor, Luis Severino, Brandon Nimmo. Hope that helps. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-11-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)How many of your NL Central Top 25 do you expect to make it on the top 100 list when BP publishes it? Average would be around 16 or 17 assuming talent is evenly distributed, right?
(Mike from Texas)
I did say I'd throw a top 25 NL Central Prospects list out there during this chat. With the understanding this is a work in progress (Mellen and I are starting to dig in on the framework for the Top 101), this is my own personal ranking of the prospects covered in our NL Central rankings:

1. SS Addison Russell
2. 3B Kris Bryant
3. RHP Robert Stephenson
4. OF Jorge Soler
5. OF Albert Almora
6. OF Stephen Piscotty
7. LHP Marco Gonzales
8. RHP Tyler Glasnow
9. RHP Jameson Taillon
10. OF Jesse Winker
11. OF/1B Josh Bell
12. RHP Alex Reyes
13. C Kyle Schwarber
14. RHP Michael Lorenzen
15. SS Orlando Arcia
16. OF Tyrone Taylor
17. OF Billy McKinney
18. RHP Pierce Johnson
19. SS Gleyber Torres
20. RHP Jack Flaherty
21. OF Yorman Rodriguez
22. C Reese McGuire
23. RHP Nick Howard
24. RHP Devin Williams
25. LHP Rob Kaminsky

I think all of those guys will be in the discussion for the 101, and expect there to be some shuffling in order of course. Definitely more than the average of 16 or 17. (NL Central Top 10s With Nick Faleris)
2014-09-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Reese McGuire, What are your thoughts on him? Defense has always been the trademark, but the bat might be something too.
(Tom from Outer Space)
I wrote him up here.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_bat.php?reportid=163

I'm a big fan of McGuire. The defense is legit and the bat has enough projection for him to potentially settle in as a solid-average regular. I'm all in on this kid as a future major leaguer. (Ethan Purser)
2014-05-29 19:30:00 (link to chat)Would you trade Alex Reyes, Stephen Piscotty, and Reese McGuire for me in a dynasty?
(Justin Verlander from Rock City)
Yes, I would. Reyes is years away, Piscotty is nice but replaceable and McGuire is a better MLB prospect than a fantasy one. If I'm giving up Verlander, I actually want more than this. (Ben Carsley)
2014-05-27 11:30:00 (link to chat)Who is the prospects that the Jays passed on when they took Phil Bickford who I should be comparing the upcoming pick to? JP Crawford? Reese McGuire?
(BlueJaysPlus from Canada)
I didn't really love the Bickford pick from the start, but I think it's fair to compare the current draft pick to those guys, sure. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-01-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)A few prospects that blow up the rankings next year.
(Wade from Road House bar)
Alex Reyes, David Dahl, Francisco Mejia ,Jose Martinez, Luiz Gohara, Edwin Diaz, Jorge Alfaro, Reese McGuire, Jose Ortiz (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2014-01-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Nobody talks about their feelings on Reese Mcguire on any site. What kind of player are we looking at?
(mike from st. louis)
A dual-threat catcher with plus arm/receiving skills and the chance to offer something at the plate. We are ranking him #4 in a loaded Pirates system. I really like him. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who lied to you about Reese McGuire?
(Not Mauricio Rubio Jr. from Chicago)
No one lied to be about McGuire. He's awesome, and while he's a better MLB prospect than a fantasy one, I still think he merits inclusion as a top-150 fantasy guy. He has a shot at being a top-10 fantasy backstop with legitimate power and a non-embarrassing hit tool, and he's a lock to stay at catcher. As one of the founding members of Reese's Pieces, my love for him knows no bounds. (Ben Carsley)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)General question on two young catchers: Reese McGuire (PIT) and Tom Murphy (COL). Please tell me what you know about them. Thanks!
(Scott from CA)
Both are solid fantasy names. I discussed McGuire earlier, but I think he'll be universally considered a Top 100 guy next year. Murphy doesn't have a crazy ceiling, but catchers with power in Colorado grab my attention, and he could be ready soon. He might kill Rosario's value, though. (Ben Carsley)
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Best all around fantasy catching prospect (weighing ceiling vs. risk)? Go.
(fishersehorn31 from VA - The 540)
I think it's Swihart, right now. Alfaro is close and I'd go with Reese McGuire next. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Top 5 dynasty prospects from this past draft?
(John from My basement)
Off the top of my head: Bryant, Frazier, Gray, Stewart, Appel. The fifth one was tough for me. I also really like JP Crawford, Braden Shipley, Hunter Harvey and Reese McGuire. The first four I'm a little more confident on. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Reese McGuire will ever hit enough to be more than a 2nd catcher in a 2 catcher league? Is there top 10 offensive potential for catchers in the bat?
(jollyRoger from Pitt)
I don't like McGuire's chances of becoming a top-10 fantasy catcher, but his path to maximizing his value is the Russell Martin early-career path: steal bases. (Bret Sayre)
2013-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Have any of the 2013 draftees outside the top 10 picks made huge jumps up the prospect lists for you since the draft?
(TR from Baseball Withdrawal)
Both Reese McGuire and JP Crawford -- though not far outside the top ten picks -- have really impressed the scouts I spoke to this summer. Another name that's had some helium, and you'll get to read more about him tomorrow in the White Sox Top 10, is right-hander Tyler Danish. (Mark Anderson)
2013-09-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)What would Pittsburgh do with their young catching prospects in 2014? It seems like Reese Mcguire, Wyatt Matthisen, and Jin-De Jhang would all slot into the low A affiliate, but that would likely cause playing time and development issues.
(Bob from Seattle)
Yeah, it'll be interesting to see how they handle that. I will say that, if there's a position that it's actually good to have multiple prospects at in the minor leagues, it's catcher. That's because it's such a physically demanding position and young guys typically aren't catching 120-plus games per season anyway. Definitely likely that all three head to West Virginia next season, and I'm looking forward to seeing how they handle that. It's easy to juggle two catching prospects at the lower levels but gets a little more difficult with three. (Jason Cole)
2013-07-12 19:30:00 (link to chat)How would you rank the top players from the last two draft classes? How does 2014 compare?
(CC from ABQ)
Looking quickly at the top of my board on draft day this June and last, I quickly come out this way:
1 Gausman (2012)
2 Almora (2012)
3 Correa (2012)
4 Buxton (2012)
5 Gray (2013)
6 Appel (2013)
7 Giolito (2012)
8 Frazier (2013)
9 Stewart (2013)
10 Zimmer (2012)
11 Shipley (2013)
12 Ball (2013)
13 Bryant (2013)
14 D Smith (2013)
15 Reese McGuire (2013) (Nick Faleris on Draft Signing Day)
2013-06-07 10:30:00 (link to chat)A lot of people are questioning Reese McGuire's bat... what is his offensive upside?
(Joe G from Pittsburgh)
I but a 50 on the hit tool and a 50 on the power. Last summer he had more swing and miss to his game, largely because he was gearing up to drive the ball. This spring he sacrificed some leverage in favor of bat control and really took a step forward in squaring the ball more consistently. It's always a challenge for a young player to try and develop in two areas that require so much attention (catching--the whole package--and hitting), but McGuire has a fair shot to do just that. I think if all goes well you could have a really nice defensive catcher that could bat .275-.285 and hit you 15 home runs. That's a really nice player. (Nick Faleris on the MLB Draft)
2013-06-07 10:30:00 (link to chat)Knowing know that Denney is still on the board, would it have been a better approach for the Pirates to take Braden Shipley at 14, then Denney in the second round since he is similar to Reese Mcguire anyway? Or is Mcguire that much better? A haul of Meadows, Shipley, and Denney would have been pretty impressive.
(Joe G from Pittsburgh)
McGuire is a sure-fire catcher and Denney's spring was rocky. I think Pittsburgh handled Day 1 well. I think Denney should have come off the board, but I won't quibble with Pittsburgh approach -- definitely sound. (Nick Faleris on the MLB Draft)
2013-05-30 13:30:00 (link to chat)Better future hitter: Dom Smith, Austin Meadows or Reese McGuire?
(Fin from NY)
It's a tossup between Smith and Meadows for me. Both have the potential to be plus hitters. (Mark Anderson)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year lvl CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2013 asx .000 0.0 99 -.001 0.0 3 -.031 -.008 0.0 0.9 0.0
2014 afx .000 0.0 3764 .000 0.4 106 -.034 .002 2.0 5.1 3.7
2015 afa .000 0.0 3851 -.002 2.3 99 .044 -.002 -2.6 -1.0 -0.2
2016 aax -.005 -5.1 0 .000 0.0 81 -.011 .007 0.5 4.1 0.3
2017 aax .013 4.4 1334 .000 0.1 45 -.001 .008 0.0 4.6 5.0
2017 afa .000 0.0 0 .000 0.0 3 .005 .000 0.0 0.4 0.1
2018 aaa .019 15.4 905 .000 0.2 43 -.009 -.001 0.3 15.9 15.0
2018 mlb .004 0.4 435 -.004 0.5 14 .007 .005 -0.1 1.0 0.7
2019 aaa .008 7.0 296 .000 0.0 52 .048 .003 -1.5 5.8 4.2
2019 mlb .019 4.1 1105 -.003 1.0 17 .002 .004 0.0 5.3 4.8

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