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North Carolina State
Moeller (HS) • OH
5-10 • 180LBS • S/R


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2021 DRAFT Boston Red Sox ROUND 3


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2021 MLB DraftFrom the time he stepped on campus as a true freshman in 2019, the 5-foot-10, 180-pound switch-hitter has always done exactly that: HIT. In 61 games as a freshman he stroked .320 and slugged .452, then followed that up with a .354/.457/.554 line during a 17 game COVID-shortened 2020. His .339/.423/.631 slash with 15 home runs and 13 stolen bases this season was just icing on the cake for his accomplishments in the batter's box. McDonough also has elite versatility, playing mostly second base and center field during his collegiate career, but arriving as a well-regarded catching prospect as a prep from Moeller HS, OH, where Hall of Famers Ken Griffey, Jr. and Barry Larkin lead the list of acclaimed alumni. McDonough also boasts top-of-the-scale makeup, which only enhances his value. After turning down top five round overtures as a sophomore-eligible last year, expect McDonough to be selected closer to the third round this time around.


A switch-hitter with good bat to ball skills and surprising strength, McDonough is off to a great start this spring (.381/.462/.500 with six SBs) after a stellar freshman season (.320/.392/.452) for the Wolfpack. He can drive the ball from both sides of the plate while also possessing above-average run speed (running a 4.24 on a jailbreak from the right side). McDonough is also a versatile defender who showed fringe arm strength from center field and average actions at the keystone. He is sophomore-eligible by age for this June’s draft and continues to build his draft resume. At this point the back half of Day Two is the likely landing spot.

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