1B Kyle MacDonald, 27th round (825th overall), New York Yankees - SIGNED - $5,000
With their 27th round (825th overall) pick, the New York Yankees have selected 1B Kyle MacDonald.
Hometown: Mississauga, Ont.
Height/Weight: 6’ 3” 240 lbs.
Team: Arkansas State Red Wolves
Coach: Tommy Raffo
Previous Teams: Ontario Terriers, Crowder College, Swift Current 57s, Mississauga North Tigers
Previous Coaches: Travis Lallemand
Scout: Matt Ranson
Twitter Handle: @K_MacDonald29
2019 season at Arkansas State: Hit .301 with 45 RBIs in 47 games in his senior season … Second on Red Wolves in batting average (.301) and on-base percentage (.419) and tied for second with 12 doubles … Demonstrated excellent batting eye with 28 walks and only 23 strikeouts … Solid .987 fielding percentage at first base.
2018 season at Arkansas State: Played and started in 51 of team's 52 games ... Batted .346 with 15 home runs and 50 RBIs to earn Sun Belt Conference Newcomer of the Year honours … Was a All-SBC Second Team selection ... Also earned All-Central Region First-Team accolades from the ABCA to become 12th player at A-State to earn the award ... Topped the Red Wolves in several offensive categories, including batting average (.346), on-base percentage (.464), runs (50), hits (66), homers (15), RBI (50), total bases (127), and walks (39) ... His .464 on-base percentage was the best in the league ... His .665 slugging percentage was first in the Sun Belt and his 15 home runs are tied for the second most in a season in A-State history ... ... Named to All-Arkansas Collegiate Team ... Topped the team in multiple-hit games with 20 and multiple-RBI games with 12
2015 to 2017 at Crowder College: Played two seasons at Crowder College … As a redshirted sophomore, batted .343 with a .449 on-base percentage of .449 … In 2017, he belted 15 home runs which was a BBCOR record for Crowder ... Helped the Roughriders to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) World Series where Crowder finished sixth ... In 2016, he batted .310 with five homers and 37 RBIs as a redshirt freshman
2018 Honours: Earned Sun Belt Conference Newcomer of the Year honours … Was a All-SBC Second Team selection ... Earned All-Central Region First-Team accolades from the ABCA to become 12th player at A-State to earn the award