Christopher Ryan McGuiness...Wife's name is Allyson...Is a 2006 graduate of James Island Charter High School in Charleston, SC...Was named to the 7-AAAA all-region team all four years of high school and was selected to all-state squad in 2006...Played baseball at The Citadel, where he batted .367 with 15 homers and 59 RBI while leading the nation with 65 walks in his final season (2009)...Earned first team All-Southern Conference honors and was also named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America Team...Also went 3-5 with a 6.30 ERA (70.0ip/49er) and 40 strikeouts in 21 games (14 starts) as a collegiate pitcher.
Was with Cleveland during spring training after being selected by the Indians in the Rule 5 Draft on 12/16/12...Was returned to the Texas organization on 3/27...Spent majority of season with Triple-A Round Rock, where he made 90 appearances at first base and five in left field...Also went 7-for-35 (.200) with a homer and 11 RBI in nine games as the designated hitter...Homered twice and knocked in six runs in his fifth game on 4/8 vs. Iowa...Tallied his second professional triple on 5/9 at Las Vegas...Reached base safely in 24 of his 27 games during the month of May, hitting .313 (30-for-96) with a .422 on-base percentage and a .902 OPS...Was selected by Texas on 6/6 and went 0-for-3 in his first Major League start/game on 6/7 at Toronto...Went 2-for-4 with an RBI in his second game on 6/9 at Toronto; doubled off Josh Johnson for first big league hit and RBI...Made 10 appearances (nine starts) with the Rangers before being optioned back to Round Rock on 6/18...Made three straight starts in left field from 7/27-29...Scored four runs on 8/19 at Nashville...Swiped lone base (fifth career) on 8/20 at Nashville...Hit safely in season-high eight straight games from 8/21-28 (10-for-34, .294)...Was acquired by Pittsburgh on 12/30.
Spent the 2012 season at Double-A Frisco where he hit .268 (122-456) with 25 doubles, 23HR and 77 RBI in 123
games (.366OB/.474SLG/.840OPS)...He finished 4th in the Texas League in walks (69), tied for 4th in home runs (23),
7th in RBI (77) and 8th in OPS (.840)...Was 3rd in the Rangers org in HR (23) and 5th in RBI (77)...After the season
he was named MVP of the Arizona Fall League, hitting .283 (26-92) with 5 2B, 4HR & 27RBI in 25 games for Surprise
(.370OB/.838OPS)..Led the AZFL in RBI and was tied for 6th in total bases (43). At Frisco he hit .273 off RHP with an OPS of .847 and .252 off LHP with an .819 OPS... In 65 second half games hit
.285 (68-239) with 15 2B, 13HR and 45RBI (.899OPS).
Spent entire season with Myrtle Beach...Placed on the DL on 4/26 with an oblique strain...Activated from disabled
list on 5/5...Returned to the disabled list on 5/14 with a back strain...Activated 6/6...DL again 7/7 -8/28 with knee
contusion, including a rehab assignment with the AZL Rangers from 8/25-27.
Split the campaign between Greenville (Low-A), Bakersfield, and Frisco...Combined to bat .284 (114-402) with
19 home runs and 68 RBI in 112 games...Placed on disabled list 5/14 with left knee strain...Activated from disabled
list on 5/25...Acquired by Texas, along with RHP Roman Mendez and C Michael Thomas, from Boston, in exchange
for C Jarrod Saltalamacchia on 7/31...Led Greenville in homers and walks and ranked 2nd in average and RBI at time
of trade...Promoted to Frisco on 9/7 for Texas League playoffs.
Split first professional season between Greenville and Lowell...Named to the New York-Penn League All-Star
Team...Set a Lowell club record with a extra-base hit in 6 straight games from 7/17-22...408th overall pick in draft.