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Deck McGuire | Relief Pitcher | #68

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/23/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Georgia Tech
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (11) / TOR

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Blue Jays signed RHP Deck McGuire to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
McGuire was a first-round flop with the Blue Jays after being taken 11th overall in 2010, so it's surprising that he would want back in. He's coming off his best season as a pro, going 9-9 with a 2.79 ERA and 170 strikeouts in 168 innings for Double-A Pensacola and then posting a 2.63 ERA in two starts and four relief appearances for the Reds in September. His stuff is fringy, and it still seems like a long shot that he'll have a significant major league career. Thu, Nov 16, 2017 05:06:00 PM

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Deck McGuire has elected free agency.

The 28-year-old pitched well, posting a 2.63 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 11/2 K/BB ratio over 13 2/3 innings for the Reds in 2017. It's a bit curious, given their utter lack of quality pitching depth, that the Reds couldn't find a spot for him on the 40-man roster.
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 08:37:00 AM

Reds sent RHP Deck McGuire outright to Triple-A Louisville.

He's off the 40-man roster. McGuire posted a 2.63 ERA over six appearances -- two starts -- for the Reds this season.
Fri, Nov 3, 2017 03:27:00 PM

Deck McGuire recorded his first major league victory by shutting out the Cubs for five innings on Sunday.

It's been a long road to the majors for the 28-year-old McGuire, a first-round flop of the Blue Jays in 2010 who is now pitching for his fifth organization. He pitched well in Double-A this year, posting a 2.79 ERA and a 170/57 K/BB ratio in 168 innings for Pensacola. In the majors, he allowed six runs -- four earned -- in 13 2/3 innings for the Reds. Time will tell if that's enough to keep him on the Reds' 40-man roster this winter.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 06:15:00 PM

Deck McGuire lasted just three innings Tuesday in Milwaukee, getting charged with six runs – four earned – in a loss.

McGuire hung one to Domingo Santana in the first inning and the outfielder launched a no-doubt, three-run homer. The right-hander threw 83 pitches over his three frames. McGuire probably isn’t going to get another start.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 11:17:00 PM

Deck McGuire will start for the Reds on Tuesday in Milwaukee.

McGuire is filling in for Rookie Davis (hip). The 28-year-old is unscored upon in four relief appearances since his promotion earlier this month, but fantasy owners should steer clear of him.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 11:08:00 AM

Reds purchased the contract of RHP Deck McGuire from Double-A Pensacola.

McGuire, a former first-round pick of the Blue Jays, posted a promising 2.79 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, and 170/57 K/BB ratio across 168 innings this season at the Double-A level. This will be the first taste of the majors for the 28-year-old right-hander. He'll presumably work in long relief.
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 02:36:00 PM

Cardinals signed RHP Deck McGuire to a minor league contract.

McGuire registered a 3.69 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 119/36 K/BB ratio in 136 2/3 innings this year between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City -- affiliates of the Dodgers. He probably won't see any action at the major league level for a Cardinals team that is stocked with high quality arms.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Athletics sent RHP Deck McGuire outright to Triple-A Sacramento.

The move clears space on the 40-man roster for the addition of Adam Dunn. McGuire has had a rough year at the Triple-A level this season, posting a 5.10 ERA with just 101 strikeouts over 150 innings.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 03:22:00 PM

Athletics acquired RHP Deck McGuire from the Blue Jays in exchange for cash considerations; optioned him to Triple-A Sacramento.

McGuire, who was designated for assignment last week, was the No. 11 overall pick in 2010 but hasn't developed as hoped. The 25-year-old has put up a 4.21 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in 115 1/3 innings this season between Double- and Triple-A.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 02:22:00 PM

Blue Jays designated RHP Deck McGuire for assignment.

McGuire, the 11th overall pick in the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft, had an underwhelming 4.21 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in 115 1/3 innings this season between Double-A New Hampshire and Triple-A Buffalo. He may draw interest on waivers.
Thu, Jul 17, 2014 02:53:00 PM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of RHP Deck McGuire from Double-A New Hampshire.

McGuire is now on Toronto's 40-man roster and is protected from December's Rule 5 Draft. A former first round pick from 2010, the 24-year-old had a 4.86 ERA and 143/59 K/BB ratio over 157 1/3 innings in Double-A this past season.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 01:32:00 PM

Blue Jays agreed to terms with first-round pick RHP Deck McGuire.

McGuire will receive a $2 million signing bonus from the club. The 21-year-old right-hander was selected out of Georgia Tech with the No. 11 pick. He doesn't project as a front-end starter in the major leagues, but he was one of the safer arms available on draft day.
Tue, Aug 17, 2010 12:47:00 AM

Blue Jays took Georgia Tech RHP Deck McGuire with the 11th pick.

McGuire, 6-foot-6 and 230 pounds, is a very polished college arm, making him a pretty typical Blue Jays pick. He probably won't be more than a No. 3, but he should arrive quickly and maybe help Toronto next year. He throws in the low-90s and has a very good changeup.
Mon, Jun 7, 2010 08:11:00 PM