June 7, 2018
KMG Sports is proud to announce that client, Andrew McDonald, has been selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the MLB First Year Player Draft. The Cincinnati Reds selected Andrew with their 9th round pick, selection 259 overall.
Andrew is a Cincinnati native, from Mason, Ohio. A 2013 graduate of Mason High School, Andrew earned three varsity letters in baseball and played under Coach Ken Gray. Following his senior year, Andrew earned Cincinnati Enquirer Player of the Year and Ohio High School Division 1 player of the year. In addition to baseball, Andrew was an all-conference bowler for the Comets. Following his career with Mason, Andrew took his pitching talents to Virginia Tech in the ACC. Andrew enjoyed success as both a starting pitcher and as a reliever. He made 29 appearances and allowed 27 earned runs in 54 2/3 innings, striking out 67 batters and only allowing 27 walks.
Prior to the draft, the Cincinnati Reds held a workout for Andrew in front of several scouts and Director of Scouting, Chris Buckley. Following the workout, Buckley was quoted by reds.com, “[h]e came to our workout the other day and is quite impressive. We knew we wanted to get him.”
The Reds got their guy, and Andrew is proud to have been selected by his hometown team. When asked, “were you a Reds guy growing up” in an interview with Fox 19, Andrew stated without hesitation “yes! I have always loved going down to Great American. Dad and I, it was our summer thing.”
Andrew will report to the Reds Training Facilities on Sunday, June 10, and begin his professional career. KMG Sports is very proud of Andrew for all the hard work that he has put in to make it to this point in his career. Congratulations Andrew, we all look forward to watching you continue to grow as an athlete and as a person, as well as, assisting you in every possible manner along this journey.