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Jake McCarthy

200 lbs.
Scranton, Pa.
High School
Jake McCarthy - Baseball - Virginia Cavaliers

• Drafted 39th overall by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2018 MLB Draft
• Listed on the Golden Spikes Award Watch list
• Garnered Preseason All-America honors from Baseball American (Second Team), Collegiate Baseball (Second Team), (First Team), NCBWA (First Team) and Perfect Game (Second Team)
• Limited to 20 games, starting in center field in all of them
• Batted .329 (27-for-82) with seven doubles and 12 RBI
• Was a perfect 9-for-9 in stolen bases
• Put forth multiple-hit efforts in 9 of the 20 games he appeared
• Injured his wrist diving for a ball against Davidson on March 6 forcing him to miss the next 37 games
• Returned to the lineup against Georgia Tech on May 14 and went 2-for-3 with an RBI
• Matched a career-high with four hits in a 4-for-6, 3 RBI effort at Wake Forest on May 19
• In the Wake Forest Series went 7-for-16 with three runs, two doubles and three RBI

· Played in all 59 games (41 LF, 15 CF, 3 RF)
· Competed with U.S. Collegiate National Team
· Tied for second on team with 80 hits
· Stole 27 bases (in 29 attempts) — first in ACC and ninth-most nationally (third most in a season in program history)
· Ranked seventh nationally and first in ACC with seven triples (one off UVA single-season record)
· Recorded 25 multiple-hit games
· After batting in 9-hole for 19 games in middle of season, he moved back into 2-slot for final 16 games and batted .414 (24-58) in that time
· Was 4-for-13 in NCAA tournament and 2-for-9 in ACC tournament
· Earned ACC Player of the Week honors following final week of regular season (12-for-21, 6 XBH, 6 RBI in four games vs. Richmond and Georgia Tech)
· Recorded first career multi-homer game with pair of long balls at Georgia Tech (5/18)
· Hit go-ahead, two-run home run in fifth inning at Florida State (4/29); reached base four times and scored twice in the game
· Had five hits in Virginia Tech and Notre Dame series
· Stole second bases and scored seven runs in Rutgers series

· Played in six games, making five starts
· Tore ligaments in big toe (right foot) on Feb. 27 against East Carolina and missed rest of season
· Had hits in four of his five starts
· Recorded two hits at Coastal Carolina (2/21) and followed it up with three-hit game against VMI (2/23)

· Selected in 23rd round of 2015 MLB Draft by Pittsburgh Pirates
· Four-year letterwinner in baseball, football and basketball
· Three-time all-league selection and 2015 all-region honoree in baseball
· Three-time all-region and all-league pick in football; named First-Team All-State running back in 2014
· Named 2014-15 Times-Tribune Male Athlete of the Year
· Batted .442 his senior year with three home runs, 19 hits, 20 runs in 15 games
· Holds school record for rushing yards in school history (6,080), season (2,105) and game (351)
· Also holds school touchdown records for school history (80), season (30) and game (5)
· Lackawanna Football Conference Division I career record holder in rushing, scoring and touchdowns
· In injury-shortened senior season, he rushed for 1730 yards and 30 touchdowns in just eight games and was named Lackawanna Football Conference Division I Offensive Player of Year
· Won league and district team championships with football and basketball
· Coached by Jamie Higgins (baseball) and Mike Marichak (football)
· Member of National Honor Society
· Played travel team baseball with Baseball U

· Parents are Joe and Joanne McCarthy
· Has one sister, Morgan and one brother, Joe
· Brother played at UVA from 2013-15 and currently plays in the Tampa Bay Rays organization
· Father played baseball at South Carolina and was drafted three times
· McCarthy family (Joe Sr., Joe Jr., Jake and Morgan) all wore No. 31 at Scranton HS, and number was retired on Oct. 23, 2015