The Book on Billy McKinney
Prospect Info and Scouting Report
Billy McKinney / OF, CHC
Amherst, TX, USA
School: Plano West HS (TX)
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ScoutingBook Combine Ranking (3/29/2017): #117
MLB.com/MiLB.com Season Preview: #88
Scout.com/FOX Sports: #90
Minor League Ball (Sickels): Unranked or n/a
Baseball America 2016: Unranked or n/a
Baseball Prospectus: #74
Total professional at-bats: .
Total professional innings pitched: .
A plus hitter despite his non-conventional approach, Cubs prospect Billy McKinney could be a part of a situational platoon in Wrigley at any time now. Of course, with a bit more development in the minors, he could grow into an everyday player, instead. A solid athlete with better than average speed, McKinney has proven adept all over the outfield, with a good glove, solid range and a pretty-good throwing arm.
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News and Notes
8/8/2014 by DataBoy
Cubs prospect Billy McKinney, the forgotten part of the return for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammell, is slashing .312/.402/.452 after his first 27 games with High-Daytona. If all the positional Cub prospects keep blowing up at the same time like this, some of them will need to be traded-in for pitching soon.
7/5/2014 by DataBoy
Billy McKinney has been traded to the Cubs as part of the package including ace Jeff Samardzija, according to MLB.com.