Daniel McGrath Pawtucket Red Sox Pitcher

       
 
Age: 25
Born: July 7, 1994
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Height: 6-3
Weight: 205
Bats: Right
Throws: Left
   
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: Internaional free agent
(Feb. 2012)
College: -
High School: Whitefriars
   

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Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract: Februay 7, 2012
Signing Scout: Jon Deeble
Signing Bonus: $400,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2019
MLFA Eligible: November 2019
   
Pro Debut: June 21, 2013 (GCL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/19): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2019): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: -
Instagram: @danmcgrath9

 
 
 
 
 
     
  Scouting Report & Links      
         
  Physical Description: Tall left-hander with a filled out, mature frame. No remaining projection. Has filled out considerably since he signed.

Mechanics: Throws from a three quarters arm slot, starting out on the first base side of the rubber. Starts from the stretch and has a compact delivery. High leg kick, wrist wrap and arm hook behind. Delivery has some deception, shows the ball late, creating the look of higher velocity. Gets good extension.

Fastball: 86-88 mph. Fastball is on the straight side. Lacks life, struggles to miss bats. Below-average pitch.

Slider: 80-82 mph. Short, horizontal break. Feel and confidence. Average pitch.

Curveball: 75-77 mph. Loopy 1-to-7 break. Doesn’t consistently snap off. Below-average pitch.
  Changeup: 74-77 mph. Pitch shows drop at its best. Thrown with deceptive arm speed and has shown the ability to pull the string on it down and out of the zone when ahead in the count. Potential fringe-average pitch.

Career Notes
: Signed out of Australia in 2012. Debuted in 2013, progressed slowly through the system. Plays in the Australian Baseball League each winter. Breakout season in 2019 at the age of 25.

Summation: Profiles as an organizational arm. Has both started and relieved in his career. Strong pitchability, solid deception. Very fringy four pitch mix. Lacks bat missing pitch for the major league level. Able to throw all four pitches for strikes.

Links
Scouting Scratch: Daniel McGrath (8.21.13)
2013 Top 40 Season in Review
 
   
     
    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
2010 Melbourne ABL Wint --- 16 0 0 --- 3.86 4 - - 9.1 8 4 4 2 6 12 1.50 2.00 11.57
  2011 Melbourne ABL Wint --- 17 0 3 0.00 6.75 13 0 0 10.2 14 11 8 2 11 11 2.34 1.00 9.28
  2012 DNP-Inactive --- --- --- 18 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2012 Melbourne ABL Wint Bos 18 0 1 0.000 8.64 6 0 0 8.1 14 10 8 2 5 6 2.28 1.20 6.48
  2013 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 19 0 1 0.000 1.35 4 4 0 20.0 8 3 3 2 6 30 0.70 5.00 13.50
  2013 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 19 3 3 0.500 4.86 8 7 0 33.1 29 21 18 2 13 35 1.26 2.69 9.45
  2014 Greenville SAL A Bos 20 6 6 0.500 4.07 19 19 0 97.1 80 51 44 9 52 81 1.36 1.56 7.49
  2015 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 21 0 0 --- 0.00 3 3 0 6.0 6 0 0 0 0 7 1.00 --- 10.50
  2015 Salem Car A+ Bos 21 4 6 0.400 3.84 17 17 0 84.1 72 43 36 6 37 71 1.29 1.92 7.58
  2016 Salem Car A+ Bos 22 8 6 0.571 4.11 19 19 0 103.0 80 54 47 12 43 62 1.19 1.44 5.42
  2016 Melbourne ABL Wint Bos 22 0 2 0.000 6.17 4 4 0 11.2 11 10 8 2 11 10 1.89 0.91 7.71
  2017 Salem Car A+ Bos 23 4 9 0.309 4.98 34 11 4 85.0 100 60 47 5 51 87 1.78 1.71 9.21
  2017 Melbourne ABL Wint Bos 23 2 0 1.000 1.17 6 0 0 7.2 4 3 1 0 3 5 0.91 1.67 5.87
  2018 Portland East AA Bos 24 3 3 0.500 3.63 33 11 1 89.1 88 40 36 4 37 79 1.40 2.14 7.96
  2019 Melbourne ABL Wint Bos 24 0 1 0.000 0.00 6 0 2 5.0 2 1 0 0 1 6 0.60 6.00 10.80
2019 Portland East AA Bos 23 7 1 0.875 1.68 27 15 1 112.1 72 25 21 5 45 113 1.04 2.51 9.05
2019 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 23 0 0 --- 5.23 2 1 0 10.1 13 6 6 1 4 3 1.65 0.75 2.61
   
     
    2020 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
2020 - - - - 24     stats                            
   
     
  Advanced Stats & Splits
   
     
  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  New York-Penn League Pitcher of the Week (August 5-11, 2013)
Carolina League Pitcher of the Week (August 15-21, 2016)
Eastern League Pitcher of the Week (July 22-28, 2019)
Eastern League Pitcher of the Month (July 2019)
Eastern League Pitcher of the Week (August 5-11, 2019)
2019 Portland Sea Dogs Pitcher of the Year
  SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (August 5-11, 2013)
2013 SoxProspects.com Rookie of the Year
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (April 27-May 3, 2015)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (July 15-21, 2019)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (July 22-28, 2019)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Month (July 2019)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (August 5-11, 2019)
2019 SoxProspects.com All-Star
2019 SoxProspects.com Comeback Player of the Year
 
   

   
     
     
     
 
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