2014 Summary: Kyle McGrath
TGB client Kyle McGrath completed his first professional season with the Rookie-level AZL Padres. The left-hander posted a 0.87 ERA (only 2 earned runs allowed) over 13 appearances and 22.2 innings pitched while surrendering only two hits to left-handed hitters all season. The Louisville native also compiled a 3.5 to 1 strikeout to walk rate this past season with the club.
McGrath was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 36th round of the 2014 MLB Draft. As a college junior, McGrath posted a 1.34 ERA with 40 strikeouts over 40.1 innings for the University of Louisville during 2014 and was a major part of 2 College World Series teams for the Cardinals. He set the University of Louisville record for lowest career ERA in the history of the program by a left handed pitcher.