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Joe McCarthy

225 lbs.
Scranton, Pa.
High School
Joe McCarthy - Baseball - Virginia Cavaliers

• With 113 career walks (24 in 33 games in 2015), he ranks eighth in program history
• Reached base safely in 151 of 163 career games(career OBP of .423)
• Ranks second in career NCAA tournament games at UVa with 29 (trailing Kenny Towns, 32) and in hits (27)
• Scored most runs in NCAA tournament in UVa history (22)

• Selected in fifth round (No. 148) in 2015 MLB Draft by Tampa Bay Rays
• Second-Team Preseason All-American (Louisville Slugger, NCBWA)
• Had back surgery on Jan. 29, missing 11 weeks (35 games); UVa was 23-10 after his return to lineup on April 15
• Started all 33 games after his return to lineup (28 in RF, 5 in CF)
• Hit solo home run in second inning in College World Series against Arkansas (6/13)
• Scored game-winning run on Ernie Clement’s 2-run single in UVa’s walk-off win over Maryland in Game 2 of NCAA Charlottesville Super Regional (6/6)
• Was 4-for-12 in NCAA Lake Elsinore Regional; hit game-tying solo home run in fifth inning against San Diego State (5/30)
• Was 4-for-8 and reached base safely in 9 of 13 plate appearances in North Carolina series; had three hits in finale
• Went 2-for-4 with first double of season in win over Richmond (5/12)
• Made 2015 debut on April 15 vs. William & Mary, going 2-for-3 while starting in right field

• First-Team All-ACC honoree at outfield (second-team honoree in 2013)
• One of two Cavaliers to start every game in field (67 starts in RF, 2 in CF)
• Reached base safely all but five games in 2014 and 122 of his 129 career contests
• Second on team and fifth in ACC with 77 hits; tied for second in ACC in runs (55) and fourth in RBI (49)
• Hit by team-leading 18 pitches, second most in a season in school history
• Batted .283 (13-for-46) in NCAA tournament
• Hit .261 (6-for-23) in College World Series, but was 4-for-10 in CWS Finals against Vanderbilt
• Was 3-for-12 in ACC tournament; hit 2-run homer in opener against Maryland (5/22)
• Was 6-for-10 and reached base in 10 of 14 plate appearances in Georgia Tech series
• Was 4-for-12 with pair of doubles in Florida State series
• Was 4-for-7 with seven RBI in UVa’s midweek games vs. VCU and Richmond; hit grand slam, drove in career-high five runs vs. UR
• Had 10-game hit streak snapped April 6 at Pitt
• Had hits in 15 of last 32 at bats before recording one hit in Clemson series
• Was 4-for-5 with HR, two doubles, four RBI at James Madison (4/8)
• Named ACC Player of Week on March 31 after going 5-for-11 with seven RBI in Virginia Tech series


• ACC Freshman of the Year and Second-Team All-ACC honoree
• Named Freshman All-American by Louisville Slugger and the NCBWA
• Named to Charlottesville Regional All-Tournament Team
• VaSID State Freshman of Year
• Recorded highest batting average for a Virginia freshman since Bill Narleski hit .366 in 1984 (minimum 2.0 AB/game)
• Started 60 of 62 games; reached base safely in 56 games
• His .469 on base percentage ranked second on team and sixth in ACC; had .458 OBP in ACC games (fifth in league)
• Ranked fifth among all freshmen nationally in OBP
• Posted .357 batting average in ACC play (seventh among all players)
• Tied school record with 54 walks (ranked fourth in ACC, sixth nationally in 2013)
• Reached base safely in 36 straight games to start his career (ended April 14 when he went 0-for-3 in rain-shortened game at Georgia Tech)
• Batted team-best .438 (7-for-16) in NCAA tournament
• Went 4-for-9 with five walks in NCAA regional; had three hits in opener vs. Army (5/31)
• Was 3-for-12 in ACC tournament; homered against Florida State
• Was 8-for-14 with three doubles, four RBI in Duke series
• Was 4-for-12 with with three runs, two RBI in Virginia Tech series
• Went 6-for-13 with five runs in Wake series; was 4-for-6 with two homers, four RBI in Monday finale
• Was 5-for-14 with three RBI in Miami series
• Scored three runs, including game winner, in walkoff win over Maryland (3/9); went 3-for-10 in series
• Had three hits, drove in four runs and reached base five times at ECU (2/16)

• Three-sport standout at Scranton High School
• Was three-time all-region and all-conference honoree in baseball
• Named conference player of the year in 2012
• Earned region’s player of the year honors in 2012
• Hit .500 as a senior
• Led baseball team to two district championships
• Coached by Jaime Higgins
• Also played football (running back/quarterback) and basketball (center)
• Finished with 2,275 rushing yards (27 rushing TD), 283 receiving yards (four TD) and 1,606 passing yards (10 passing TD)
• Named to football all-conference and all-region teams in 2011
• Was football team MVP in 2011
• Helped football team to one league and one district championship
• Baseball team captain in 2012 and two-year football team captain
• Led basketball team to two district titles and three league championships
• Member of National Honor Society

• Parents are Joe and Joanne McCarthy
• Father played baseball at South Carolina and was drafted three times
• Has one sister, Morgan, and one brother, Jake