RECAP: Brendan McKay (Rays) Works Six Scoreless Innings

Tampa Bay Rays two-way prospect Brendan McKay looked sharp again Thursday, working six scoreless innings, scattering 3 hits and striking out 5. McKay, 22, has adapted to A-Advanced ball just fine this season. The Rays have said they are committed to letting him work as a two-way player as long as it works for him. It’s working. 2018 FIP by level: A-Full (1.18) A-Advanced (1.42). 2018 wRC+ by level: A-Full (148) A-Advanced (40).

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PROMOTION: Brendan McKay Promoted to A-Advanced Monday

Tampa Bay Rays two-way prospect Brendan McKay (1B/LHP) will be promoted to the Charlotte Stone Crabs of the A-Advanced Florida State League on Monday, according to the Bowling Green Hot Rods official Twitter. McKay has been one of the best pitchers in all of the minors so far this season, going 2-0 in 6 starts with a 1.09 ERA, 14.6 K/9, 0.7 BB/9, and 1.10 xFIP. He’s also hit well, posting a .408 wOBA and 147 wRC+ in 91 plate appearances, walking an incredible 30% of the time. The Rays are going to let McKay continue playing both ways until one of them stops working. The Florida State League should be a good test of his abilities.

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