Jake McCarthy

Born: July 30, 1997
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 185
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: 23rd Round, 697th Overall, 2015
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Scranton HS (PA)
Agent: N/A


McCarthy is the brother of Virginia outfielder Joe McCarthy, who the Pirates supposedly had interest in drafting. The younger McCarthy has a commitment to Virginia, but won’t get to join his brother, who was drafted in the fifth round by the Rays. Jake was both an outstanding football and baseball player at Scranton HS, plus he excelled at basketball. He is considered a talented lefty bat, whose best tool is his plus speed. Baseball America has him rated as the 35th best player in Pennsylvania in what is considered a banner year for the state. He is young for the draft class, turning 18 at the end of July.
2015: Minor League Contract
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MiLB FA Eligible: 2021
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Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
June 10, 2015: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 23rd round, 697th overall pick.