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West Virginia Power Player of the Week – 5th Edition: Reese McGuire

Reese McGuire is the hiddenvigorish.com Player of the Week for the week of 5/12/14 thru 5/18/14. McGuire is hitting .381 over an 11 game hit streak dating back to May 7th. The 19 year old McGuire was the 14th overall selection of the 1st round of the 2013 MLB draft. He is noted for his stellar defensive prowess, and early in his minor league career he has not disappointed. McGuire has thrown out 19 base stealers in just 21 games this season, cutting down runners at a eye popping 51% clip. At the plate he has shown good plate discipline, striking out just 12 times in 115 plate appearances thus far. McGuire has shown little pop in his bat this season. Only one of his hits during this current 11 game hit streak has gone for extra bases. But the lack of power is not concerning at this point. McGuire is one of the youngest players in the Sally League. He should start hitting the ball with more authority as he matures. Despite the lack of power, McGuire has been productive at the plate and has not been overmatched.

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  1. HR’s are nice, but batting 290+ for a catcher is plate discipline. Throwing out 50% of runners is great. He just turned 19. He will get some.

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