William Deck McGuire ... Attended Deep Run High School in Glen Allen, Virginia ... Played baseball in high school and lettered four years in football as starting quarterback...Established school records for strikeouts in a game (17), strikeouts in a season (129) and strikeouts in a career (320) ... Pitched three seasons at Georgia Tech where he went 28-7 with 306 strikeouts over 291 innings...Was a Collegiate Baseball first-team Freshman All-American in 2008, first-team All-American in 2009 and third-team All-American in 2010...As a junior, led the ACC in innings pitched (112.1) and strikeouts (118) ... Originally selected by the Blue Jays in the 1st round (11th overall) of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, the 2nd pitcher (Kevin Brown) and 9th player in Georgia Tech history to be drafted in the 1st round.
Played the entire season with Double-A Pensacola where he went 9-9 with a 2.79 ERA (168.0 IP, .208 AVG, 57BB/170K) ... Posted a 1.41 ERA in July, the best of any AA pitcher that month...Was named a Southern League Mid-Season All-Star ... Finished the year with the league lead in opp. avg., and WHIP (1.08) while ranking 3rd in ERA ... Allowed 10.06 baserunners per nine innings (2nd fewest among Southern League starters) and recorded 8.89 K/9 (3rd best in the SL) ... Started Game 1 of the SL's Southern Division Championship and earned a 2-0 win vs. Jacksonville...Became Pensacola's 1st pitcher ever to record 8.0 shutout innings with no walks and at least 13 strikeouts ... Was promoted to the Reds on Sept. 12 and made his MLB debut that night in St. Louis (1.2 IP, 1H, 1K)...Came into the game in the 7th inning with the bases loaded and one out...Induced a double play from the 1st batter he faced (Harrison Bader) and then pitched a scoreless 8th inning, which included his 1st career strikeout (Greg Garcia) ... After four scoreless relief appearances (5.2 IP, 0BB, 4K), joined Cincinnati's starting rotation ... In his 1st start on Sept. 26 at MIL, lasted just three innings while allowing six hits and six runs (4ER, HR, 2BB, 5K) ... Earned his 1st career win on Oct. 1 at CHC, hurling 5.0 shutout innings while striking out two batters and allowing just two hits.
Made 26 starts for Triple-A Memphis in 2016 (7-11, 5.10 ERA), including his 1st professional shutout in his final start on Sept. 24 at Round Rock as he threw 5.0 innings (2H, 4K) in a rained-out contest.
Split 2015 between between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City, going 9-6 over 30 games (18 starts) with a 3.69 ERA.
Started 2014 in Double-A and after 10 games with a 2.98 ERA was promoted to Triple-A Buffalo...Went 3-5 with a 5.56 ERA before his trade to the Athletics...Went 2-4 with an 8.05 ERA in seven games for Triple-A Sacramento.
Marked his 3rd season in New Hampshire and 2nd full season. Pitched 157.1 innings this season for New Hampshire, posting a 4.86 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and a team-high 143 strikeouts. The 157.1 innings ranked 2nd behind teammate Marcus Walden in the Eastern League and also marked a career-high. In his final month posted a 4-1 record in August with a 2.95 ERA, 35 strikeouts and a .150 opponents' average in 39.2 IP... Finished the season with four quality starts in five outings. Posted a 6.09 ERA in home games and a 3.93 ERA on the road. LH hitters were held to a .215 average.
Spent all of 2012 with New Hampshire (AA). Led all Fishercats in starts (28), innings (144.0) and losses (15). Was 1-7 with a 6.38 ERA in home games and 4-8 with a 5.56 ERA on the road. Struggled with a 9.22 ERA in first innings of games.
In his first professional season, spent the majority of 2011 at Dunedin (High-A) before a late season promotion to New Hampshire (AA) concluded his season... A NICE DEBUT: Made his professional debut in relief, tossing four scoreless innings on April 7 vs. Clearwater... Picked up his first win on April 18 with 5.2 scoreless innings vs. Lakeland... Posted a 2-1record with a 1.88 ERA in five May starts... Overall FSL hitters batted only .228 on the season... ALL-STAR APPEARANCE: Was one of five Dunedin Blue Jays to be named to Mid Season All-Star Game... Pitched a scoreless inning striking out the side... BEAR DOWN: Opponents batted .233 with the bases empty, .219 with runners on, and only .178 with runners in scoring position... MOVING QUICKLY: Finished his season with the Fisher Cats, making four appearances, including three starts... Two of three starts were quality starts, while posting wins in his first two games... Once again was tough with runnerson, holding Eastern League hitters to a .143 average... Overall combined to go 9-5 with a 3.20 ERA in 23 games, 21 starts.
Did not pitch professionally after being selected in the first round (11th overall)... Attended Blue Jays Instructional Camp.