Trey McGough

Born: March 29, 1998
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 195
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: 24th Round, 724th Overall, 2019
How Acquired: Draft
College: Mount St Mary’s University (MD)


McGough saw a few starts as a freshman at Mount St Mary’s, but he moved into the rotation full-time as a sophomore. He knocked his ERA down from 8.31 to 5.31 that season, working 76.1 innings, with 80 hits, 41 walks and 62 strikeouts. As a junior, he saw a slight decrease in the ERA and a small uptick in the strikeouts, but the real area of improvement was his control. He cut his walks in half, bring them down to 18 in 68.1 innings this year.  McGough throws 90-92 and adds a curve and a change.

R+:  2-0-1, 1.04 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 17.1 IP, 2.6 BB/9, 13.5 K/9
A-:  1-1-0, 7.04 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 15.1 IP, 2.3 BB/9, 8.8 K/9

McGough got off to a very good start at Bristol and the Pirates moved him up to West Virginia at the end of July.  He was much more erratic there.  For instance, in his next-to-last outing he threw four scoreless innings, fanning eight.  In his last outing, he gave up seven hits and five runs in one inning.  He got hammered by right-handed hitters, who batted .325 against him.

McGough pitched well in most of his games in his debut.  He should get a chance to show more consistency at Greensboro.

2020: Minor league contract
Signing Bonus:
MiLB Debut: 2019
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2025
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2022
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
June 5, 2019: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 24th round, 724th overall pick; signed on June 12.