Indians select INF Chris McGuiness in Rule V draft

The Cleveland Indians today selected INF CHRIS McGUINESS from the Texas Rangers with the 5th overall pick in the Major League phase of the 2012 Rule V draft, which was held today in Nashville, TN.

McGuiness, 24, spent the 2012 season at Double-A Frisco where he hit .268 (122-456) with 25 doubles, 23HR and 77 RBI in 123 games (.366OB/.474SLG/.840OPS).  He finished 4th in the Texas League in walks (69), tied for 4th in home runs (23), 7th in RBI (77) and 8th in OPS (.840). After the season he was named MVP of the Arizona Fall League, hitting .370 (26-92) with 5 2B, 4HR & 27RBI in 25 games for Surprise. He led the AZFL in RBI and was tied for 6th in total bases (43).

The Charleston, SC native began his professional career in 2009 after being selected by Boston in the 13th round. He was acquired by Texas in July of 2010 in a 4-player trade that sent Jarrod Saltalamacchia to Boston.  The 40-man roster is again at 40.

Year

Team

League

Level

ORG

AVG

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

IBB

SO

SB

CS

OBP

SLG

OPS

2009

Greenville Drive

SAL

afx

BOS

.150

6

20

2

3

1

0

0

1

3

0

5

0

0

.320

.200

.520

 

Lowell Spinners

NYP

asx

BOS

.255

54

196

26

50

17

0

6

38

36

2

40

0

1

.374

.434

.808

2010

Greenville Drive

SAL

afx

BOS

.298

78

282

41

84

20

1

12

46

53

3

59

2

3

.416

.504

.920

 

Bakersfield Blaze

CAL

afa

TEX

.250

34

120

19

30

3

0

7

22

24

0

32

1

1

.381

.450

.831

2011

AZL Rangers

AZL

rok

TEX

.200

2

5

3

1

0

0

1

2

1

0

1

0

0

.429

.800

1.229

 

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

CAR

afa

TEX

.214

53

196

19

42

10

0

2

26

30

1

51

1

0

.320

.296

.616

2012

Frisco RoughRiders

TEX

aax

TEX

.268

123

456

65

122

25

0

23

77

69

4

107

0

1

.366

.474

.840

 

Minor League Totals

     

.260

350

1275

175

332

76

1

51

212

216

10

295

4

6

.373

.442

.814

Indians farmhands RHP HECTOR RONDON (Cubs, 2nd overall) and LHP TJ McFARLAND (Orioles, 23rd overall) were selected in the Major League phase.