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Grant McCray

Born: 12/07/2000 (Age: 21)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 170
Primary Position: CF
Wiry athletic frame who works from an open, upright left-handed stance in the batter's box with a smooth full-extension swing.
Evaluator Marc Delucchi
Report Date 07/06/2022
Dates Seen 6/15/2022, 6/17/2022, 6/18/2022
Affiliate San Jose Giants (Low A, Giants)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2025 High 45 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 40 When McCray made contact, even on foul balls, he tended to get the barrel on the ball. However, he had a concerning amount of whiffs in my looks. Numbers over the past two seasons (roughly 30% K-rate and .380 BABIP) are in line with someone struggling to put the ball in play, but making consistent hard contact.

Not a free swinger. His approach is just really inconsistent. He had some fantastic plate appearances where he made excellent takes, fouled off tough two-strike pitches, and barreled up a line drive. Then there were others where he was swinging out of his shoes at pitches out of the zone early in the count. I still think McCray will always have below-average K-rates and could get stalled when he reaches upper minors competition, but he has the bat speed to prove me wrong if he cleans up his approach.
Power 50 Has plus bat speed and barreled the ball at a decent clip, but his contact issues are going to force some adjustments that keep him from producing more than average home run power.
Baserunning/Speed 60 Has 60-70 grade speed right now and should be able to maintain it through his mid-20s.
Glove 60 He didn't get great jumps in center field on my looks, but he made excellent recoveries and his speed allows him to play with that extra patience. McCray's athleticism will keep him in center for the long haul.
Arm 0

I saw a too much swing-and-miss for me to be confident he's a future big-league starter, but he has All-Star level tools. He currently projects on the strong side of a center field platoon with a Michael Saunders/Jackie Bradley Jr.-type high-end outcome.

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