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Jake McCarthy

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Jacob Joseph McCarthy

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Biographical Information[edit]

Outfielder Jake McCarthy was supplemental first round pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2018 amateur draft, with the 39th overall pick, out of the University of Virginia. A native of Scranton, PA, he was an outstanding football player in high school, rushing for a school record 6,000 yards during his career, including over 2,000 in his senior year. With the Cavaliers, he hit over .300 each of his three seasons, and really turned some heads with a .387 average in a brief stay in the Cape Cod League in 2017. He probably would have been drafted higher were it not for a wrist injury that cut his playing time his senior season.

After signing with Arizona, he began his professional career in 2018 with the AZL Diamondbacks before getting a quick promotion to the Hillsboro Hops of the Northwest League. In 58 games, he hit .288/.378/.442. In 2019, he moved up to the Visalia Rawhide of the California League and hit .277/.341/.405 in 53 games as his season was shortened by two injuries. However, he was enough to play in the Arizona Fall League after the minor league season. He was then forced into idleness by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, but as one of the organization's top prospects, he was still able to work out at the team's alternate training site. He was a spring training invitee in 2021. He made his major league debut with the D-Backs late in the season.

He is the brother of Joe McCarthy.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Steve Gilbert: "This D-backs OF from Scranton talks 'The Office' connection", mlb.com, June 14, 2023. [1]

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