MacKenzie Evan Gore was born on February 24, 1999, he is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the San Diego Padres. He is 6 feet 3 inches tall. He debuted in the MLB in 2022.
In the 2017 Major League Baseball draft, Gore was considered one of the most promising prospects. With the third overall pick, the San Diego Padres chose him. He received his rookie contract on June 23, 2017.
In seven starts for the Arizona League Padres in 2017, he went 0–1, with a 1.27 ERA and 0.98 WHIP. He finished 2–5 with a 4.45 ERA in 16 starts with the Fort Wayne TinCaps last season.
At the start of 2020, MLB Pipeline rated Gore as the best pitching prospect in minor league baseball and the fifth-best prospect overall. He did not play a game in 2020 due to the cancellation of the season caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gore began the 2021 season with the El Paso Chihuahuas but was placed on the injured list after compiling a 5.85 ERA over six starts to go along with a lingering blister and various mechanical issues.
Gore made three rehab appearances before he was assigned to the San Antonio Missions with whom he threw eight innings in which he walked nine, struck out 16, and gave up three earned runs. He ended the season being ranked the 56th overall best prospect in baseball and the fourth-best left-handed pitching prospect.
Gore made his MLB debut on April 15, 2022, pitching against the defending champion Atlanta Braves. He threw 5+1⁄3 innings while giving up 3 hits and 2 runs.