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David McKay

David McKay

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 205 | Age: 24
Draft: 2016 (Rd: 14, #433, Kansas City Royals) - Florida Atlantic
Melbourne, FL USA
Player Apps
MLB Rankings
Fastball Velocity
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Exit Velocity
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Pop Time
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 0 0 5.47 25 0 0 26.1 34 1.41
1 Season 0 0 5.47 25 0 0 26.1 34 1.41
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 25 0-0 5.47 26.1 34 1.41
1 Season 25 0-0 5.47 26.1 34 1.41

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2019 2 Teams 115 0 0 5.47 25 0 0 26.1 20 17 16 3 17 34 1.41
2019 DET AL 81 0 0 5.59 18 0 0 19.1 15 12 12 2 9 29 1.24
2019 SEA AL 34 0 0 5.14 7 0 0 7.0 5 5 4 1 8 5 1.86
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 55 | Slider: 60 | Changeup: 40 | Control: 45 | Overall: 40

McKay spent his sophomore season at Florida Atlantic in the bullpen, then moved into the rotation as a junior, pitching well enough to be drafted by the Royals in the 14th round of the 2016 Draft.After a year-plus of predominantly starting, McKay was sent to the Mariners in March 2018. He moved to the bullpen and spent most of the season pitching effectively in Double-A.

The Mariners liked McKay's ability to locate his fastball and his power slider, which is why they thought he would work well in shorter relief roles. He'll sit 93-94 mph with his fastball, but he can pop 95-96 mph on occasion. His plus slider has late break to it and is tough to pick up as it looks just like his fastball coming out of his hand. He has a changeup, but it's well behind the other two as a viable weapon.

What kind of success McKay will have at the upper levels will largely depend on how well he can land his slider in the strike zone with his super aggressive delivery. He reminds some of former big league closer Mike Williams in his ability to get hitters to chase the pitch, but he'll have to throw it more consistently in the zone to get big league hitters out.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 507 63 7 11.1 89.9 20.8 .227 .384 .299 .320 .393 33.3 29.6 14.8
ALL 507 63 7 11.1 89.9 20.8 .227 .384 .299 .320 .393 33.3 29.6 14.8
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
08/14/2019 Detroit Tigers recalled RHP David McKay from Toledo Mud Hens.
08/06/2019 Detroit Tigers claimed RHP David McKay off waivers from Seattle Mariners.
08/06/2019 Detroit Tigers optioned RHP David McKay to Toledo Mud Hens.
07/15/2019 Seattle Mariners optioned RHP David McKay to Tacoma Rainiers.
07/06/2019 Seattle Mariners recalled David McKay from Tacoma Rainiers.
05/31/2019 Seattle Mariners optioned RHP David McKay to Tacoma Rainiers.
05/19/2019 Seattle Mariners recalled David McKay from Tacoma Rainiers.
04/02/2019 Seattle Mariners optioned RHP David McKay to Tacoma Rainiers.
03/30/2019 Seattle Mariners selected the contract of David McKay from Tacoma Rainiers.
03/30/2019 RHP David McKay assigned to Tacoma Rainiers from Arkansas Travelers.
01/24/2019 Seattle Mariners invited non-roster RHP David McKay to spring training.
04/29/2018 RHP David McKay assigned to Arkansas Travelers from Modesto Nuts.
04/11/2018 RHP David McKay assigned to Modesto Nuts from Tacoma Rainiers.
04/10/2018 RHP David McKay assigned to Tacoma Rainiers from Modesto Nuts.
04/02/2018 RHP David McKay assigned to Modesto Nuts.
03/20/2018 Idaho Falls Chukars traded RHP David McKay to Modesto Nuts.
06/19/2017 RHP David McKay assigned to Idaho Falls Chukars from Burlington Royals.
05/02/2017 RHP David McKay assigned to Burlington Royals from Lexington Legends.
04/03/2017 RHP David McKay assigned to Lexington Legends from Burlington Royals.
02/27/2017 Idaho Falls Chukars released RHP David McKay.
06/20/2016 Kansas City Royals signed RHP David McKay.
06/20/2016 RHP David McKay assigned to Burlington Royals.