Despite having just one decision, an August 19 win, in 10 appearances including five starts the Orlando, Fla. native had a team-best 0.89 ERA over 30 1/3 innings. McKinney gave up a run in his first appearance, a one-inning relief outing on July 6, and two runs to the Marlins in a four-inning start on August 24. In the eight appearances covering 25 1/3 in between, McKinney was unscored upon.
During the recently-completed instructional league, McKinney spoke about his pre-draft preparation as well as his first few months as a professional.
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