MLB Draft: 30th Round in 2015 (Detroit)
The prototypical big-bodied, power arm from Texas with tremendous stuff ... fastball will sit in the low 90s and has been clocked at 95 mph ... pitched eight innings for the Tigers in 2016 and returned to the team for the 2017 season, but was hindered by injuries and elected to transfer from in the spring of '17.
Made eight appearances (two starts), posting an 0-1 mark and a 6.75 ERA in 8.0 innings with 11 walks and 12 strikeouts ... pitched very effectively as a starter versus Louisiana-Lafayette (March 22), allowing one run on two hits in two innings with one walk and five strikeouts ... recorded three strikeouts in one inning of work versus Southern (April 5) and fired two Ks in a one-inning outing versus Grambling (April 13).
Prior to LSU
Selected in the 30th Round of the 2015 MLB Draft by the Detroit Tigers ... earned First-Team All-America recognition from Perfect Game and Under Armour ... listed as the No. 96 overall best pro prospect by Baseball America prior to the 2015 MLB Draft ... rated No. 37 in Perfect Game Top 200 High School Prospects ... pitched 63.1 innings as a senior in 2015, posting a 0.56 ERA with 110 strikeouts -- recorded a 9-1 mark and fired five complete games ... posted an 8-0 mark as a junior in 2014 with a 1.50 ERA and 85 strikeouts ... named the 2014 Baseball America High School Pitcher of the Year.
Parents are Keith and Kellie McKay... has one older sister, Macie, and one younger sister, Maddie ... majoring in sport administration at LSU ... born January 12, 1997.
McKay's LSU Career Highs
Innings: 2.0 vs. UL-Lafayette (3/22/16)
Strikeouts: 5 vs. UL-Lafayette (3/22/16)
Hits Allowed: 3 vs. Southern (4/5/15)
Runs: 2 at Nicholls (3/2/16)
Earned Runs: 2 at Nicholls (3/2/16)
Walks: 4 vs. Tulane (3/29/16)