James McCoy - Baseball - University of Kentucky Athletics 13


  • position INF
  • height 6-4
  • Weight 205
  • class Redshirt Freshman
  • Hometown Dunwoody, Ga.

• No. 83 2023 MLB Draft College Prospect (D1Baseball)

• SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll (2022)



Took advantage of significant plating time, batting .302 in 172 at bats for the Kenosha Kingfish of the Northwoods League…Had an .856 OPS with 12 doubles, three triples and three home runs…Scored 31 runs and drove in 27…Stole 10 bases…Had an eight-game hitting streak and three separate four-game stretches…Logged 15 multi-hit games and reached base in 31 consecutive games.



Played for the Strasburg Express of the Valley Baseball League, which won the VBL championship…Appeared in 29 games with 56 at-bats, scoring 11 runs with two doubles, a triple, a home run and 11 RBI…Drew 19 walks against 21 strikeouts…Stole two bases and worked to a .385 on-base percentage.

Ranked in the top 500 nationally by both Perfect Game (No. 366) and Prep Baseball Report (No. 452)…Perfect Game tabbed him 2021 Preseason All-America as the No. 62 outfielder in the country and top 30 prospect in prospect-heavy Georgia…Prep Baseball Report listed him as the No. 70 outfielder nationally and a top 40 recruit in the Peach State…In 2021, his Wesleyan High School team went 32-6 and was ranked No. 2 in the state as state runner-up…Named a First-Team All-State Class A (Private) by Georgia Dugout Review…Also went to state final four in 2019…In 2021, was named Region 5A Pitcher of the Year, First-Team All-County as a third baseman, Gwinnett County Super Six and 643 DP Athletics co-Player of the Year…2020 WWBA MVP.

Full name is James Thomas McCoy…Son of Tom and Melissa McCoy…Has a younger sister, Christina…Named to the Merit List at his school (2018-21) and has been involved in multiple community service projects…Loves to hunt and fish…Superstition is tying his cleats in a triple knot…Avid Atlanta Braves fan.

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