Deck McGuire has been gaining more and more attention after going undrafted in 2007 out of high school. In addition to last year’s achievements of winning the ACC Pitcher of the Year and being named to multiple All-American teams, McGuire is now being profiled as a possible alternative for the Nationals in the #1 draft position.
Bryce Harper has been slated in that position since the moment he entered Junior College, making him eligible a year early, but Zach Berman of the Washington Post lists McGuire as an alternative. Berman compares McGuire to John Lackey, and gets the opinion of many from University of Virginia, including Brian O’Connor.
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