Michael McGreevy
McGreevy with the Palm Beach Cardinals in 2021
St. Louis Cardinals
Pitcher
Born: (2000-07-08) July 8, 2000 (age 21)
San Clemente, California
Bats: Right
Throws: Right

Michael Steven McGreevy (born July 8, 2000) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the St. Louis Cardinals organization.

Amateur career

McGreevy grew up in San Clemente, California and attended San Clemente High School.[1] In 2018, his senior year, he pitched to a 2.20 ERA.[2]

Undrafted out of high school, McGreevy enrolled at UC Santa Barbara where he pitched in 29 games as a reliever during his freshman season, posting a 5-1 record with six saves and was named first team All-Big West Conference and a freshman All-American by Baseball America.[3] As a sophomore, he went 2-0 with a 0.99 ERA in four starts before the season was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic.[4][5] During his junior season, McGreevy became a first round prospect for the upcoming Major League Baseball draft.[6][7] He finished his junior season with a 9-2 record, a 2.92 ERA and 115 strikeouts against 11 walks over 101+23 innings.[8]

Professional career

McGreevy was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the first round with the 18th overall selection in the 2021 Major League Baseball draft.[9] He signed with the Cardinals on July 16, 2021 for a $2.75 million bonus.[10] McGreevy was assigned to the Rookie-level Florida Complex League Cardinals to start his professional career.[11] After two games, he was promoted to the Palm Beach Cardinals of the Low-A Southeast.[12] He pitched six innings with Palm Beach, giving up six runs and ten hits over six innings.

McGreevy was assigned to the Peoria Chiefs of the High-A Midwest League to begin the 2022 season.[13]

References

  1. ^ "San Clemente High counts on returning seniors to give Tritons the edge in competitive South Coast League". March 19, 2018.
  2. ^ "Michael McGreevy". UC Santa Barbara.
  3. ^ "Michael McGreevy rising up draft boards". Baseball Prospect Journal. May 21, 2021.
  4. ^ "McGreevy is computing some striking numbers for UCSB baseball". Santa Barbara News-Press. April 7, 2021.
  5. ^ "UCSB's Boys of Summer scrambled to find some playing time". Santa Barbara News-Press. August 11, 2020.
  6. ^ McDaniel, Kiley (May 27, 2021). "MLB draft stock watch: Who is playing their way into the first round?". ESPN.com.
  7. ^ "Yankees select RHP prospect Michael McGreevy in latest MLB Pipeline 2021 mock draft". SNY.tv. May 20, 2021.
  8. ^ Spain, Garrett (June 11, 2021). "Latest MLB Pipeline Mock Draft has Braves taking UC Santa Barbara RHP Michael McGreevy". Talking Chop.
  9. ^ Hummel, Rick. "Cardinals draft Santa Barbara pitcher McGreevy in first round". STLtoday.com.
  10. ^ Silver, Zachary (July 16, 2021). "Top pick McGreevy signs with Cards". MLB.com. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  11. ^ Rains, Rob (August 19, 2021). "Brewers rally late, knock off Cardinals 6-4 in 10 innings". KSDK.com. Retrieved August 24, 2021.
  12. ^ "Kim slides back to starter with Flaherty out".
  13. ^ https://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball/professional/pipeline-isnt-loaded-but-several-top-end-prospects-could-help-the-cardinals-soon/article_45c95398-ce17-5238-a199-9605b8092a01.html[bare URL]