1BJW Interview: Deck McGuire

Last year's Blue Jays top draft pick (11th overall) Deck McGuire has progressed well in his debut season in professional baseball. The 22-year-old righty hurler began his 2011 campaign with the Class A Advanced Dunedin Blue Jays and has since earned a promotion to the Double A New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

In 19 games with Dunedin, McGuire, who stands 6-feet-6-inches tall and appears to weigh more than his listed 220 pounds, posted a 7-4 record with a 2.75 ERA. Since joining New Hampshire earlier this month, McGuire has gone 2-1 with a 4.82 ERA in 3 starts. Overall this season, McGuire has held opponents to a .233 batting average while striking out 121 batters in 123 1/3 innings.

This week 1BJW's Jay Floyd caught up with the Georgia Tech product to speak about his adjustment to pro ball, his baseball idols as a child, his pitch repertoire and plenty more. Check out the media player below to hear the full interview.


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