Darren Scott McCaughan…resides in Downey, CA…graduated from Los Alamitos High School in 2014…spent three seasons at Long Beach State University, 2015- 17...member of Team USA’s 2016 Collegiate National Team.
Spent the entire season with Triple-A Tacoma....went 8-9 with a 4.55 ERA (78 ER, 154.1 IP) with 42 walks and 141 strikeouts in 28 starts.
Spent the majority of the season with AAA Tacoma...also made 1 start with AA Arkansas on May 5 and made Major League debut on July 21 with Seattle... among Triple-A West League leaders, ranked 2nd in opponents batting average (.251), ERA (4.53), WHIP (1.11) and innings pitched (115.1), 6th in strikeouts (99) and T6th in starts (20)...named Triple-A West Pitcher of the Week, July 7-11 (7.0,3,0,0,0,4,HB)...selected by Seattle on July 21 and optioned to AAA on July 27...made ML debut in relief on July 21 at Colorado (5.0,0,1,1,3,0); became the 7th player all-time to throw at least 5.0 innings without allowing a hit in his ML debut, joining Max Kranick-PIT (6/27/21 at STL), Daniel Ponce de Leon-STL (7/23/18 at CIN), Ross Stripling-LAD (4/89/16 at SF), Bill Dillman-BAL (4/14/1967 at KCA), Hank Borowy-NYY (4/18/42 vs. BOS) and Red Ames-NYP (9/14/1903 at STL); also the first to ever do it without recording a strikeout…made 1st career start on July 26 vs. Houston (ND,4.0,8,7,7,1,2,HB)...outrighted to AAA Tacoma on Oct. 22.
Did not play due to the cancellation of the minor league season.
Split the season between Double-A Arkansas and Triple-A Tacoma, going 7-11 with a 4.38 ERA in (70 ER, 144.0 IP) with 21 walks and 125 strikeouts in 26 combined starts... was named Texas League Pitcher of the Year, after going 7-5 with a 2.89 ERA in 17 starts before his promotion to AAA Tacoma... in 102.2 innings with Arkansas, he struck out 89 while walking only 10... posted 9 consecutive quality starts from May 18-July 6, allowing more than 1 run in only 1 of those 9 outings... overall, he finished among Texas League pitching leaders in wins (T10th, 7), innings pitched (15th, 102.2), starts (T16th, 17) and strikeouts (T17th, 89).
Began pro career with the AZL Mariners…2018: Spent most of the season with High-A Modesto, but also made 2 starts with Tacoma…led all Mariners farmhands in ERA (3.08) and strikeouts (129)…led the California League with a 3.05 ERA, while also ranking T4th in WHIP (1.31)…California League All-Star…made his AAA debut with the Rainiers on June 1 vs. Salt Lake, recording the win (6.1,4,0,0,1,3).