2016: Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Did not see game action ... Earned the team’s Omaha Award, given to the squad’s top all-around athlete, during offseason workouts.
2015: Appeared in 11 games, starting three on the mound … Went 2-0 with a 3.48 ERA … Allowed eight earned runs on 15 hits over 20.2 innings … Struck out 20 batters and walked 12 … Made his collegiate debut Feb. 21 in a start against Delaware State … Earned his first career win March 10 versus Yale, scattering three hits over three innings in relief … Struck out a season-high five batters in Duke’s 5-2 victory over Columbia March 17 … Also picked up the win versus the Lions … Played for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks of the Cape Cod League over the summer.
High School: Two-year letterwinner at Marist School in Atlanta … Selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 35th round (No. 1,041 overall) of the 2014 MLB Draft … Led Marist to a 27-9 record and the Class AAAA championship series as a junior … Tabbed among the top 300 prospects nationally as well as the 26th left-handed pitching prospect and 21st overall prospect in the state of Georgia by Perfect Game … Named to the Perfect Game 2014 Southeast All-Region first team … Garnered 2013 Perfect Game Underclass Honorable Mentions accolades … Posted a 3.23 ERA as a senior and also hit .521 … Member of the National Honor Society and the French Honor Society … Named to the Honor Roll all four years … Three-year student ambassador … Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Personal: Born Christopher Joseph McGrath on Feb. 9, 1996 in Stamford, Conn. … The son of Joseph and Stacey McGrath … Has an older brother (Nick) and a younger sister (Clare) … Mother was a member of the ski team at UC Davis ... Majoring in public policy with a minor in economics and a certificate in markets and management studies.