Most people know about the players we represent who are very close to getting the call they are waiting for – that they are needed to add value to their club’s Major League Roster. Those guys are Pete Parise, Gary Patchett, Clint Robinson, and Johnny Lujan. But Dynasty also has a group of players who are below Double-A that will soon be making headlines at the top of their respective organizations. One name to track this year is Kyle McPherson.
McPherson was the 14th round pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates back in 2007. He started last season where he will start this year – Single-A West Virginia with the Power. Last year, McPherson had a a 5-2 record along with 32 strikeouts and only 6 walks before he was demoted to Short-Season State College. It surprised a lot of people, but McPherson continued to show his dominance on the mound, eventually earning the award of Pitcher of the Year for the State College Spikes. This year, he is back at West Virginia, and many believe he will end the season nothing short of High-A Bradenton in the Florida State League.
McPherson had a strong Spring and was invited to Fall Instructs by the Pirates at the end of last year. If the 6’3 righty can top his numbers from last year, I have no doubt that he will be rising up the Pirates organization pretty quickly.
McPherson had a lot to say at West Virginia’s Media Day. To read Mike Whiteford’s (of the Charleston Gazette) article on McPherson’s statements from Media Day, click here.