Reese McGuire Named the GCL Player of the Month For July

Reese McGuire was named the GCL Player of the Month.
Reese McGuire was named the GCL Player of the Month.

Reese McGuire was named the Gulf Coast League Player of the Month for the month of July. The first round pick hit for a .369/.424/.476 line in 84 at-bats, with nine doubles and a 7:7 BB/K ratio. He recorded hits in 16 of 21 games played, and reached base safely in 19 of his 21 games. Even when he hasn’t gotten a hit, McGuire is making strong contact, showing a good line drive stroke. He also has been as advertised defensively, including a 53% caught stealing rate in 19 attempts. All of the throws I have seen have been nearly perfect throws, low and to the second base side of the bag right to the glove.

  • Also, according to baseball-reference he has 0 passed balls which at that low level with young pitchers is incredible.

    – Fred Langford

  • Yea, drafting young catchers can be risky, but I think McGuire looks like a winner.

  • Already the top catching prospect in the minors?

    It’s a pretty thin crop. I’d say yes.

  • I will admit I was one of the many against drafting him. Hope he keeps me looking stupid

  • This is the guy everybody was going to be mad if we drafted. It is great how the draft fell for us and the lower picks having been playong well too. Even without 3rd round pick getting hurt we have a lot performing well in debuts