McGuire taken 11th by Blue Jays — updated

Georgia Tech right-handed pitcher Deck McGuire was chosen by Toronto with the 11th pick in the amateur draft on Monday. Though he was in no mood to celebrate after the Jackets were knocked out of the NCAA tournament by Alabama, 10-8.

“It’s an honor to be picked in the first round,” McGuire said. “The Blue Jays are a great organization and hopefully I’ll be able to help them in the future. But right now I’m still in the moment and tonight my teammates are way important story than I am.”

McGuire, a junior, has compiled a 28-7 record in three seasons as a starter. He has a 3.28 earned-run average in 291 innings pitched. He has five pitches – fastball, curveball, slider, changeup and slurve — and struck out 306 and walked 106.

A 6-foot, 6-inch tall power pitcher, McGuire moved into the Tech’s No. 1 starter role as a sophomore, and became one of the ACC’s best pitchers. He was named the ACC’s pitcher of the year and was a finalist for national pitcher of the year.

This season he was again named All-ACC after going 5-3 with a 3.31 ERA in conference play.

McGuire wasn’t the only Jacket drafted. Incoming freshman and football signee Jake Skole, younger brother of  Tech third baseman Matt Skole, was selected by the Rangers.

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KimZ'spackage

June 7th, 2010
10:03 pm

Bad we lost Skole’s younger brother for the football team, but K. Parker is going to leave Clemson without an experienced QB.

TiftonJacket

June 7th, 2010
10:46 pm

Please find out if the yearly meltdown by a Danny Hall coached will cost him his job. In April we were the #3 team in the country, we host a regional, and lose back to back games. Last year same song but different team. When will DRad realize that Hall is a good recruiter, good regular season coach, and Bobby Cox in the postseason? Gailey lost his job because of average teams. When will Danny Hall face the same fate? As a Tech fan, now we face two long months before football and this happens year after year. MLB talent throughtout the lineup but poor coaching and decisions wasting the talent.

Buzz29

June 7th, 2010
10:46 pm

Who gives a sh!t. We just got handled by a midget.

RAMBLE ON!!!

June 7th, 2010
10:50 pm

Can’t fire Danny Hall because it exposes Paul Hewitt is still here due to his contract.

Wow, someone should tell the players it’s easier to hit the ball if you SWING THE FREAKING BAT!!!

gcs

June 7th, 2010
10:51 pm

Tech fans should be embarrassed. The Alabama fans made Russ Chandler Stadium into a home game for the Tide.

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GTPhenom

June 7th, 2010
10:54 pm

Lol, I love how Clemson will be without their starting QB this season. There is no way Kyle Parker stays after getting picked in the first round of the MLB draft.

different year same result

June 7th, 2010
10:59 pm

FIRE Danny Hall, it is the same crap EVERY YEAR, WE should be freakin embarrassed. The reasons the fans dont come out it is because it is the same result. Almost every year, a national seed and we cannot even get out of our own regional. He needs to go, it is obvious the he cannot win the big games or have his players read for them. FIRE him now!!

GTPhenom

June 7th, 2010
11:01 pm

On, the game, it is the same crap every year. We finally get blessed with a great football coach, but we are stuck with crap for Baseball and Basketball coaches.

Dawg '88

June 7th, 2010
11:04 pm

Dawg…WE RUN THIS STATE!!

30-24!!
73-66!!

And before I’m asked what regional UGA was in…let me ask 1st…where does Tech play next? Ooops! And why make the postseason if you can’t draw your own fans to the games and one time after another end the season by underachieving once again. At least when UGA makes it, the Dawgs make it to Omaha! Geez!

GT76

June 7th, 2010
11:05 pm

gcs,

I’m embarrassed but not because there were a few BAMA fans there. I do think Tech would have done better away from home. Got some bad breaks from the umps also.

I am tired of getting hopes so high year after year with great regular season performances only to have them dashed by mediocre post season play. I even called Danny Hall “Bobby” twice tonight.

Danny Hall by all accounts is a very good coach. He’s not the best game coach though. Bunting twice in a game that by all accounts is a slugfest? We gave them two outs (one by Dietrich, one by Skole on bunts and a third on a base running blunder by Burnette. Throw in 2 runs on a phantom balk call you have yourself a mess.

Now it’s on to football!

GT76

June 7th, 2010
11:06 pm

By the way Alabama has more class than UGA can ever hope to have!

Biff Pocoroba

June 7th, 2010
11:10 pm

The third base coach cost us several runs this weekend and got another guy thrown out tonight that might have cost us the game. But he played for Hall, so I guess that is where he learned to coach a team out of a game. Doug, please ask Hall if he is going to hire a pitching coach next year or if he is going to keep his old college roommate that was a girl’s basketball coach before Danny gave him a job. The only good thing is that I was smart enough to cancel my season tickets after last year’s meltdown and stayed home tonight since I knew we would choke again. People should wonder why no other teams come and interview Danny when they need a coach. Everyone know he sucks and that the Hope and East Cobb save his job.

Dacula Jacket

June 7th, 2010
11:14 pm

I am offically done with Tech baseball! What a fing joke! They get a national seed and can’t even advance to the super regionsl. It’s the same crap every year with these guys. I think we schedule a bunch of patsies to inflate our record early on in the season only to lose to quality teams late. Lets face it, Tech baseball is never as good as anyone thinks it is. Why try and manufacture runs in a slug-fest?! Let your hitters hit!

HugoStiglitz

June 7th, 2010
11:14 pm

I have to admit that after going to a few regular season games, seeing how good we were early on I couldnt help but get my hopes up. This losing in the regional finals thing is getting a little old. We were much more talented then Alabama and still couldnt beat them. Our hitters either swing at terrible pitches or dont swing at all. They made that short guy look like Nolan Ryan.

Buzz29

June 7th, 2010
11:16 pm

Our post season play in ALL sports stinks. Get the teams ready to play coaches!

Piss on em!

June 7th, 2010
11:22 pm

Sucks we lost baseball. We had a few bad breaks tonight. But all this means is its FOOTBALL season!!! Paul Johnson never fails. Let go jackets!!

bawahahahahaha!!!

June 7th, 2010
11:27 pm

Just more of the same from the most over hyped baseball program in all the land. Just like with basketball and football. All these great expectations and promises just to get humiliated in the post season, AS USUAL!!! LOVE IT!!!

ss

June 7th, 2010
11:28 pm

Well…. Another season ends at the Rusty C. Poor coaching calls describes this loss, oh well. Well piss on em, hate to ruin your comment, but CPJ hasn’t won a bowl game yet. Now that football is the next thing to happen.

Really looking forward to football in a few months vs sc state to open the season. Alabama is an average baseball team, and should get beat in two games vs clemson in the next round.

Two many chances to score late in the game and could not do it. Danny Hall does remind me of Bobby Cox, but he at least wins in the regular season unlike the braves until this point of the season.

Would eve been nice to see a fire lit under some of these guys ……… oh well.

Congrats Deck on getting pick by the Jays and welcome to the AL east if you get called up the show.

Go Jackets!

GTFAN

June 7th, 2010
11:32 pm

Thanks to the Jackets for an exciting season. The vast majority of fans appreciate the talent and coaching….that’s why we’re on the other side of the dugout. You take scores of 18 – 22 year olds and help them create opportunities of a lifetime. No one likes to lose. Especially those wearing the uniform.

Fan of Good Coaches

June 7th, 2010
11:32 pm

Too many KL’s, at least 4…..probably stayed with second pitcher too long….three walks in a row hurt…I agree with the earlier post about bunting in a slugfest….made no sense…but let’s face it: Bama’s last pitcher was sensational…he made the pitches

GT Fan

June 7th, 2010
11:34 pm

Fire that stupid A@@ PAUL HEWITT before you start firing someone else.

Rads can fire Chan to get Johnson, a damn good move but why the He#$ can’t he see the same problems in Basketball? Wake up Rads and do your job.

Greensboro, Georgia

June 7th, 2010
11:35 pm

———————————–
NESBITT FOR HEISMAN

ss

June 7th, 2010
11:35 pm

I don’t mind seeing the team get beat, its part of sports. No problem there, but all the chances to score on a kid that pitched the Friday afternoon and could not hit him tonight? That was pretty sad, but its a game and its time for a break until tackle football starts.

Last two posts are good and agree with both

different year same result

June 7th, 2010
11:49 pm

When are we are to stop accepting this crap, we shouldnt be just happy to get to a regional, we have so much more talent and we piss it away when the chips are down. GT isnt getting a cent of my money until we stop accepting this EVERY YEAR. This isnt not a one time failure, since 2000, we have hosted a regional or super regional 8 times and gotten to the CWS only twice. Lost at our home field, UNACCEPTABLE and Danny Hall needs to go and go NOW

Tech Man

June 8th, 2010
12:01 am

Give Bama credit…their coach (first season btw) got a lot out of that squad. Bama has a few Jucos and a bunch of GA kids who GT ignored and came in here and took it to us. Coach Hall is either very unlucky or a poor game coach. It is likely the latter. Baseball with metal bats should never lend itself to sacrifice bunts from your #1 and #2 hitters. Hall reduces the game for Tech hitters to 7 or 8 inning games with these type of moves while the other team is intelligent enough to get their full complement of 27 outs.

BamagradNYC

June 8th, 2010
1:11 am

Tech Man,

I agree that Bama’s coach got more out of this team than anyone expected. He was also right on target in pulling pitchers early when they didn’t have the right stuff. Then Kilcrease settled in and threw a great game.

Tech fans, you’ve got a lot of class and a truly great team, even if they’re not moving on.

However, to the guy who posted earlier that Clemson will defeat Bama in two straight: This Bama team has won something like 12 of their last 14 games. They’re nobody’s chump.

ss

June 8th, 2010
7:11 am

bama grad,

We will see what happens. They have a lot better pitching and a better consistent lineup then we do.

Two games bama goes down at Clemson next weekend, but congrats and good luck to you guys in the next round.

Danny did it Again!

June 8th, 2010
10:44 am

As a former player, Danny Hall has not learned that Playoff baseball is a different game from regular season baseball! His system and reasoning is flawed, but he refuses to change his ways!! Last night we saw what we have seen in every Hall coached team: Hall trying to call every pitch and every swing from the dugout; base coaching blunders; a lack of small ball training and execution, etc. A team takes on the personality of their coach, and year after year we see a group of very talented players fold like a cheap suit when confronted with adversity! 3rd base coaching has not changed. I prayed for Danny Hall to get out of the 3rd base box after constant blunders, and now we see the same thing this weekend, 3-4 blunders in 2 games!! The biggest thing is Hall’s blunders with pitching: He will not pull a pitcher until he loses a lead! How many good coaches will allow a starter to stay until he gives up 8 or 9 runs in a final game?? It was obvious that Patrick Long had lost his confidence in the 3rd batter he faced….so Hall does not have another arm ready in the pen and leaves him in to walk the bases loaded. How about not pulling the starter for a righty/righty matchup on the 3 run home run? Same old Same old Danny baseball! Most coaches can win here with East Cobb and the Hope in your backyard. Danny just doesn’t know how! Ohio is not the cradle of champion baseball coaches, and Danny Hall is the living example!!

Stinger

June 8th, 2010
11:26 am

Dawg 88, you forgot 25-6.

ST SIMONS

June 9th, 2010
8:16 pm

Enter your comments hereUGA 30 – GT 24!!!!!!!!!

UGA 73 – GT 66!!!!!!!!!

WE RUN THIS STATE!!!!!!!!!!

HAHAHAHAHHAHAAHA!!!!!!