Reese McGuire plays professional baseball for the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team. He serves as one of their catchers and has been with them since 2016. Reese was born to Scott and Robin McGuire on March 2, 1995, in Seattle, Washington in the United States of America.
Reese began his non-professional career as a baseball player at Kentwood High School in Covington, Washington, where he played for the school’s baseball team and also played in international games. He was part of the US national baseball team for the under 18 competitions. He was named the player of the year when the US won the International Baseball Federation under 18 Baseball World Championship.
After high school, Reese attended the University of San Diego where he played college baseball for the San Diego Toreros baseball team. During the 2013 MLB draft, the Pittsburgh Pirates team selected him in the 14th overall MLB draft. He then signed a contract worth $2.36 million with them.
He made his professional debut with the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League (GCL) Pirates after he was assigned to play with them. He was later sent to play with the Arizona Fall League in 2015.
The Pirates traded him in August 2016 to the Toronto Blue Jays team in exchange for a pitcher. The following year, Reese made it to Toronto’s 40-man roster. He made his MLB debut on September 6, 2018, after the Blue Jays promoted him to the major leagues.
Reese McGuire Siblings: Meet Shane McGuire and Cash McGuire
Reese has two brothers, an older brother and a younger brother. His older brother, Cash McGuire played baseball for Seattle University and his younger brother, Shane, also played baseball at the University of San Diego.