Reese Jackson McGuire ... Graduated from Kentwood High School in Covington, WA in 2013, where he hit .436 with 13 doubles, three triples, four home runs and 20 RBI in his senior season ... Was rated as the 5th-best position player and 12th-best player overall in the 2013 draft by Baseball America...Was also rated by Baseball America as the second-best "Defensive Player" among high school players eligible in the draft ... Was named the 2012-2013 Gatorade Washington Player-of-the-Year, while also receiving the 2012 Dick Chase Award after helping Team USA's 18-and-under squad defeat Canada and win the gold medal at the IBAF 18U World Championship in Seoul, South Korea in September of 2012 ... His grandfather, Jack McGuire, was a catcher on Duke University's team that made the 1952 College World Series ... Was rated by Baseball America as Toronto's 15th-best prospect entering 2018.
Was ranked as the 6th-best catching prospect by MLB.com entering 2017 ... Spent the majority of the season with Double-A New Hampshire ... Missed two months with a right-knee injury...Played rehab games for Bluefield (8G) and Dunedin (3G) to work his way back after he had surgery for a torn meniscus in May ... Was named Eastern League Player of the Week for the week of Aug. 14-20...Hit .533 (8-for-15) with a double, three home runs, four RBI, two walks and a 1.200 slugging percentage in four games for the Fisher Cats ... Finished the AA season with a line of .278/.366/.496 over 34 games (5-2B, 1-3B, 6-HR, 20-RBI, 16BB/19K)...His overall .859 OPS in 2017 was the highest of his career ... Played for Aguilas Cibaenas in the Domincan Winter League and batted .283 (13-for-46) in 18 games.
Was tabbed by MLBPipeline.com as the 4th-best catching prospect entering 2016, behind Wilson Contreras (CHC), Gary Sanchez (NYY) and Jorge Alfaro (PHI) ... Reached base safely in each of his first 12 games of the 2016 campaign ... Was limited to just 15 games for New Hampshire following his trade on Aug. 1, 2016 from Pittsburgh due to injury (on DL from Aug. 12-22) ... Threw out 37% (35/96) of runners attempting to steal a base on him in 2016 ... Walked 36 times in 2016 while striking out only 34 times (365 plate appearances) ... Was named a 2016 Organizational All-Star by MiLB.com.
Spent the entire 2015 campaign with Advanced-A Bradenton, where he was named to the Florida State League's MidSeason All-Star team ... Threw out 27 of the 107 runners (25%) attempting to steal against him in 2015 ... Hit .353 (12-for-34) as a designated hitter and .245 (83-for-339) as a catcher in 2015 ... Was rated by Baseball America as Pittsburgh's "Best Defensive Catcher" in the publication's "Best Tools" edition at the end of the 2015 campaign ... Hit .294 for the Glendale Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League and was named to the 2015 Rising Stars game ... Was ranked as Pittsburgh's 6th-best prospect following the 2015 season by Baseball America.
Was ranked as the 8th-best prospect in Pittsburgh's system entering 2014, as well as the "Best Defensive Catcher" in the club's minor league system by Baseball America ... Spent the entire 2014 campaign with Class-A West Virginia, where he was named to the South Atlantic League's MidSeason All-Star team ... Hit .351 over a 19-game hitting streak from May 7-30, 2014, tied for the longest hitting streak in the South Atlantic League that season ... Threw out a league-leading 49 runners attempting to steal against him in 2014, while also leading all catchers in double plays (9)
Began his pro career with the Gulf Coast Pirates in 2013, after being selected by the Pirates with the 14th overall pick in the First-Year Player Draft in June ... Made his professional debut on July 4, 2013 against the GCL Tigers, going 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles and three RBI ... Was named the Gulf Coast's Player of the Month in August of 2013 after hitting .369 with nine doubles and 12 RBI in 21 games...Was promoted to Jamestown of the New York-Penn League (A-short) on Aug. 31, 2013, appearing in four games for the club in the regular season...Went 2-for-7 in two games with Jamestown in the playoffs and was selected to the post-season GCL All-Star team.