Kirk McCarty, a left-handed pitcher from Southern Mississippi, saw his name taken off the board at 222nd overall in the 7th round of the 2017 MLB Draft by the Cleveland Indians.
Born: 10/12/95 — Height: 5'10" — Weight: 185 — Bats: Left — Throws: Left
Jeff Ellis: Kirk McCarty is like just about every college starter the Indians took a year ago. In other words he showed excelled control and barely walked anyone during his junior year of school. His walk rate was under two with a strikeout rate over nine. He is undersized size at 5’10” and doesn’t throw it hard. I would think the hope is that he moves to the pen and the stuff plays up. He is very much exactly what they have looked at right now which is college pitchers who rarely walk batters.
Press Release: Named first-team All-Conference USA (starting pitcher) in 2016 and 2017…Went 10-2 with a 3.52 ERA in 17 starts (99.2IP, 39ER, 103SO)…Named to 12-man Conference USA All-Academic team in 2016… Hattiesburg, MS native.