College Draft Profile: Stephen McGee

 

Stephen McGee, C, Florida State University

Class: Junior (Red Shirt); Height: 6-3; Weight: 230; B/T: R/R

Updated: 06/03/13

The red-shirt junior’s raw overall line — .296/.458/.522 with a .437 wOBA — is quite impressive. The problem, however, is once those numbers are adjusted for FSU’s offensive-friendly ballpark they take a noticeable dive: .274/.442/.478 with a .417 wOBA (CollegeSplits.com). On the other hand, McGee does benefit from a difficult schedule.

Defensively, he’s nailed 36.3% of would-be base stealers.

Projection: McGee really struggled through a poor 2012 showing, hitting just .230/.428/.275, so there’s very little useful analytical data available. He’s always shown an elite eye at the plate, and now that’s accompanied with a bit of pop (.226 Isolated Power). And he doesn’t really swing-and-miss a whole lot either.

McGee could be one these guys that grinds his way through the minors before carving out a role as a slightly below-average bat with good on-base skills. But there’s some value in that, especially coming from behind the plate. Ask A.J. Ellis.

Ceiling: 1.0-win player

Likelihood of Reaching His Ceiling: Moderate

Drafted: Fifth Round or Later

 

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After serving as a video scout/analyst for Baseball Info Solutions, Joe Werner began writing at his original site, ReleasePoints.com. He’s since transitioned into his current niche, prospect analysis, at ProspectDigest.com. He has been fortunate — and incredibly blessed — to have some of his work published and mentioned by several major media outlets, including: ESPN, Cleveland.com and the Baseball Research Journal. He can be reached at: JosephMWerner@yahoo.com.