Deck McGuire

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Deck McGuire
McGuire with the Memphis Redbirds in 2016
St. Louis Cardinals
Born: (1989-06-23) June 23, 1989 (age 30)
Greensboro, North Carolina
Bats: Right Throws: Right

William Deck McGuire (born June 23, 1989) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the St. Louis Cardinals organization.



After graduating from Deep Run High School outside Richmond, Virginia, McGuire played college baseball at Georgia Tech.[1] While at Georgia Tech, McGuire was named to the 2009 All-America First Team by Collegiate Baseball, the 2009 All-America Second Team by Baseball America, the 2008 Freshman All-America First Team by Collegiate Baseball, and was the 2009 ACC Pitcher of the Year.[2]

Toronto Blue Jays

McGuire was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the first round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft.[3][4] He made his professional debut that season with the Dunedin Blue Jays.[5] He made his Double-A debut for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats on July 27, 2011. He pitched 7 innings, giving up 3 runs on 9 hits, with 2 walks and 6 strikeouts in a 17–3 win over the New Britain Rock Cats. McGuire was promoted from Advanced-A Dunedin, after posting a 7–4 record with 102 strikeouts and a 2.75 ERA over 19 appearances and 104.2 innings pitched.[6]

On November 20, 2013, the Blue Jays added McGuire to their 40-man roster.[7] On March 10, 2014, he was optioned to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons. McGuire was designated for assignment on July 17, 2014, to make room for Brad Mills.[8]

Oakland Athletics

On July 24, 2014, McGuire was traded to the Oakland Athletics for cash considerations.[9] Up to the trade, he had posted a 5.56 ERA in his first trip to Triple-A.[10] He was optioned to the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats. When the Athletics acquired Adam Dunn on August 31, McGuire was designated for assignment and assigned outright to Sacramento. McGuire was released from the Athletics organization before the start of the 2015 season.[11]

Los Angeles Dodgers

McGuire was subsequently signed to a minor league contract by the Los Angeles Dodgers[12] and was assigned to the AA Tulsa Drillers to start the season.[13] He pitched in 30 games (with 18 starts) between Tulsa and the AAA Oklahoma City Dodgers and was 9–6 with a 3.69 ERA.[14]

St. Louis Cardinals

In November 2015, McGuire signed a minor league contract with the St. Louis Cardinals.[15]


  1. McGuire rested, focused and ready to lead Tech
  2. Deck McGuire Named ACC Pitcher of the Year; Five Yellow Jackets Tabbed All-ACC
  3. Blue Jays draft pitcher Deck McGuire
  4. Jays sign top pick Deck McGuire
  5. Jays’ McGuire leaving the hype behind
  6. Wild, Danny (July 27, 2011). "Jays' McGuire wins in Double-A debut | News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Retrieved April 19, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Blue Jays protect Deck McGuire, Kenny Wilson from Rule 5 Draft | News". November 20, 2013. Retrieved December 14, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Jays claim Brad Mills off waivers from Oakland". Associated Press. July 17, 2014. Retrieved July 17, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. Blue Jays trade McGuire to Athletics for cash
  10. Adams, Steve (July 25, 2014). "Athletics Acquire Deck McGuire". Retrieved July 25, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. "A's Trade Triple-A RHP Matt Buschmann to Tampa Bay to Make Way for Possible Addition of Barry Zito to Nashville Rotation". April 3, 2015. Retrieved April 3, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. Eddy, Matt (April 6, 2015). "Minor League Transactions: March 27-April 2". Baseball America. Retrieved April 7, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  13. "Drillers Opening Roster Taking Shape". Drillers News. Retrieved April 8, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  14. "Deck McGuire minor league & fall league statistics & history". Baseball Reference. Retrieved September 20, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  15. Eddy, Matt (November 26, 2015). "Minor League Transactions: Nov. 14-20". Retrieved November 26, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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