Full name is Michael McRae King...Graduated from Bishop Hendricken (R.I.) High School, where he was named the 2013 Rhode Island Gatorade "Player of the Year" as a senior..was also a Louisville Slugger First-Team All-American and the Rhode Island Baseball Coaches Association "Player of the Year."...In three seasons with Boston College (2014-16), went 11-11 with four saves and a 3.14 ERA (209.1IP, 73ER) in 47 games (27 starts)..his 3.14 career ERA ranks second all-time at Boston College.
Saw his first Major League action, making just one appearance (2.0IP, 2H, 1R/0ER, 1K) in his only stint with the Yankees (9/19-29)...Was signed to a Major League contract and selected to the Yankees' active roster on 9/19...Made his Major League debut in 9/27 win at Texas, allowing 1R/0ER in 2.0IP (2H, 1K)..collected his first career strikeout (Shin-Soo Choo, swinging) in the eighth...Spent the first four months of the season on the minor league injured list..combined with the GCL Yankees West, short-season Single-A Staten Island, Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to go 3-2 with a 5.48 ERA (46.0IP, 28ER) and 44K in 11 games (eight starts)...Also made two postseason appearances, one with the RailRiders (start at Durham on 9/6, L, 5.0IP, 6H, 4ER, 4BB, 4K, 2HR) and one with the Thunder (relief appearance at Bowie on 9/12, W, 4.0IP, 1H, 2BB, 5K)...Attended spring training as a non-roster invitee with the Yankees, but did not pitch.
Combined to go 11-5 with 2CG and a 1.79 ERA (161.1IP, 118H, 43R/32ER, 29BB, 152K, 8HR) in 25 games (24 starts) with Single-A Tampa (7GS), Double-A Trenton (12G/11GS) and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (6GS)… ranked second among all minor leaguers in ERA (min. 50.0IP)… his 5.24 K/BB ratio ranked sixth among all minor leaguers (min. 100.0IP)… was the lowest season ERA recorded by a Yankees farmhand (min. 20GS) since Dietrich Enns in 2016 (1.73 ERA with Trenton and Scranton/WB)… among Yankees farmhands, led in strikeouts and ERA and was second in wins… allowed 2ER-or-fewer in 21-of-24 starts… started the season with Single-A Tampa and was named a Florida State League Mid-Season All-Star after going 1-3 with a 1.79 ERA (40.1IP, 8ER) in seven first-half starts… was promoted to Double-A Trenton on 5/19, where he went 6-2 with a 2.09 ERA (82.0IP, 19ER) with 76K… earned Eastern League "Pitcher of the Week" honors from 6/25-7/1 after throwing his first 9.0-inning complete game shutout win on 6/30 vs. New Hampshire (3H, 0BB, 11K)… went undefeated in his final 4GS with Trenton from 7/14-31, going 4-0 with a 1.93 ERA (28.0IP, 6ER) with 24K… was transferred to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 8/4 and went 4-0 with a 1.15 ERA (39.0IP, 5ER) with 31K with the RailRiders… allowed more than 1R in just one-of-six starts with the RailRiders and recorded a 16.1IP scoreless streak from 8/18-29… earned the International Leauge's August "Pitcher of the Month" honors after going 3-0 with a 1.09 ERA (33.0IP, 4ER) in five Aug. starts with the RailRiders… made two postseason starts for the RailRiders, going 0-1 with a 3.37 ERA (13.1IP, 5ER) with 12K… following the season, was named to Baseball America's Minor League All-Star Second Team… was named an MiLB.com Organizational All-Star… enters the 2019 season tabbed by Baseball America as the No. 5 prospect in the Yankees system and to have the organization's "Best Control".
Went 11-9 with a a 3.14 ERA (149.0IP, 141H, 55R/52ER, 21BB, 106K, 14HR) in 26 games (25 starts) with Single-A Greensboro… was tied for second in the South Atlantic League in wins and ranked third in innings pitched and 10th in ERA… also posted the fifth-highest K/BB ratio (5.05) in the SAL (min. 100.0IP)… ranked third in ERA and wins among all Miami farmhands… posted a 2.08 ERA (60.2IP, 14ER) in 10 starts from 6/8-8/4.
In his professional debut, combined with the GCL Marlins, short-season Single-A Batavia and Single-A Greensboro to go 3-3 with a 4.11 ERA (30.2IP, 37H, 16R/14ER, 9BB, 20K) in 15 games (one start)… made his first four appearances with the GCL Marlins, going 1-1 with a 10.80 ERA (5.0IP, 11H, 6ER, 2BB, 3K) in four relief appearances… was transferred to Batavia on 7/16 and went 2-2 with one save and a 3.38 ERA (21.1IP, 22H, 8ER, 6BB, 15K) in 10 appearances (one start)… made his final appearance of the season with Greensboro on 9/2 (4.1IP, 4H, 2R/0ER,1BB, 2K).