2010- Deck McGuire: Drafted 1st round, 11th overall
Similar to 2009, the Toronto Blue Jays drafted another pitcher with its first pick in 2010, selecting right-hander William Deck McGuire out of Georgia Tech.
McGuire would begin his professional career with the Dunedin Blue Jays of the Class-A-Advanced league in 2011, and would quickly progress to New Hampshire in late July of that year. He would spend all of 2012 and 2013 seasons in New Hampshire, pitching to a 5.88 ERA and 4.86 ERA respectively. He would be used as a starter, starting 28 games in 2012 and 26 games in 2013, pitching to a poor record of 14-25 over the two seasons.
In late 2013, McGuire was added to the 40 man roster and placed in AAA. He would pitch to a 3-5 record and 5.56 ERA in his short season for the Bisons. His 40 man roster spot would be short-lived as he would be DFA’d in mid-July of 2014.
After being DFA’d, Deck McGuire would be traded to the Oakland Athletics for cash considerations. He would bounce around from organization to organization, with stops in minor league organizations for Los Angeles (both teams), St. Louis, Cincinnati, and even back to Toronto in 2017. He would make a brief stint in the majors with Cincinnati and Toronto, but would never stick long enough to earn a spot in the rotation or the bullpen.
Deck McGuire signed a 1-year contract with the Samsung Lions of the Korea Baseball Organization for the 2019 season. So far this season, he has started 3 games, with an 0-1 record and an 8.03 ERA with 10 strikeouts and 14 walks.