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2017 6th round pick (188): Mason McCoy - SS - Iowa

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Orioles take another shortstop. This time from the college ranks.

Senior, Captain. Mason McCoy - SS - 6'0", 182 - Bats/Throws: R/R

Found this brief writeup on him from Baseball Draft Report:

"I’m a little surprised that I didn’t write about Mason McCoy last year. Could have something to do with him just having a decent first year at Iowa, but, regardless, he’s my kind of player. There’s nothing particularly flashy about McCoy’s game — average hit tool, average or better speed, average at best arm — but he’s, pardon the term, a gamer who gets the most out of his tools. It’s a strong utility profile that I think will play at the next level, though I’d be a little concerned about the arm being a touch short for the left side. Beyond that, McCoy can hold his own."

2017 Statistics at Iowa:


61	0.326	280	83	18	2	5	34


27	25	0.394	0.474	0.868	7-for-13
Tony's Quick Take: This is where they save some money with a pretty obvious underslot senior sign guy. Probable 2B in minors, maybe utility guy. Doesn't bring a ton to the table tools wise. Probably a 10k signings so they can pocket $225 to use elsewhere. Will most likely sign quickly be starting in Aberdeen shortly.
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Hawk Item -- Was the Northwoods League and La Crosse Loggers Most Valuable Player in 2015... named a NWL All-Star and a Postseason All-Star... finished with a NWL single season record 112 hits, 80 runs, and 168 total bases.

2016 Honors -- Big Ten All-Tournament team selection... Big Ten co-Player of the Week on May 24. 2016 -- Hit .291 with 37 runs and 34 RBIs... one of three Hawkeyes to start every game -- 47 at third base and nine at second base... finished with 17 multi-hit games (10 two-hit, five three-hit, one four-hit, one five-hit)... closed out the year with six straight multi-hit games... finished season on a career-best 13-game hitting and reached base streak... became the first Hawkeye since 2007 to hit for the cycle, finishing 5-for-7 with three runs and six RBIs against Air Force (4/13)... the five hits tied a school record and the six RBIs were most by a Hawkeye since 2010... had a bunt single in first, a triple in second, double in fourth, and home run in sixth and hit .545 (6-of-11) with six RBIs, five runs, and four five extra base hits in the Air Force (4/12-13) series... posted a .381 average with a team-best six RBIs at the Big Ten Tournament with four multi-hit games... went 2-for-5 with two RBIs, including the game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning in a 5-4 win over Ohio State (5/27)... hit a team-best .400 in series at Penn State (5/19-20), which led to him earning his first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor on May 24... had two multi-hit games, finished 2-for-5 with two runs scored in game two and was 3-for-6 in the series finale... finished 4-for-5 with a double and two runs scored at Western Illinois (5/17)... made a diving defensive play against Michigan State that was the No. 3 Play of the Day on SportsCenter’s top plays on May 15... finished 3-for-5 with two RBIs, a double, and run scored in game two at Ohio State (5/7)... went 2-for-3 with a run scored in series finale against Illinois (4/10)... connected on his first career home run -- a three-run shot -- in a victory over Milwaukee (4/6)... hit .375 during the three-game series at Minnesota (4/1-3)... drove in two runs in a game two win before going 2-for-3 in the series finale... went 2-for-3 with an double, RBI, and run scored in series-opening victory over Maryland (3/25)... posted his fourth multi-hit game against Savannah State (3/13), finishing 3-for-6 with a run and RBI... went 3-for-5 with an RBI in the opening game of the series at Southern Illinois (3/4)... hit .400 (6-of-15) at the Snowbird Classic, posting two multi-hit games... roped a double to right centerfield in his first at-bat as a Hawkeye on Feb. 19... preseason all-conference selection by Perfect Game... named the 15th-best prospect in the Big Ten by Perfect Game.

Junior College -- Two-time All-American at Illinois Central Community College... two-time all-region and two-time all-conference selection... named the Freshman Player of the Year after hitting .394 with 84 hits, 18 doubles, six triples, and five home runs... finished 30-of-32 on the base paths... hit .382 with 58 hits and eight doubles as a sophomore and finished 24-of-28 on the base paths.

High School -- Was a four-time all-area and all-conference selection... hit .564 as a junior... played for the Central Illinois Outlaws as a junior and senior and on the Cincinnati Reds Scout Team during the fall of junior season... also lettered in baseball, basketball, and soccer, earning all-conference honors in basketball and soccer... high school coach was Kyle Wisher.

Personal -- Born March 31, 1995, in Peoria, Illinois... son of Josh and Misty McCoy... has two younger siblings, Madisyn and Micah... majoring in health and human physiology.

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8 minutes ago, Tony-OH said:

Yep, this is where they save some money. Probable 2B in pros, maybe utility guy. Doesn't bring a ton to the table tools wise. Probably a 10k signings so they can pocket $225 to use elsewhere.

Probably will play in Aberdeen this year.  I forget who we have that didn't crack a full season club.  Should be in the mix to start in the IF somewhere.  If he hits his butt off they could jump him past Delmarva next year and 23 in Frederick isn't too old to be a prospect.  

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