Duke Baseball BIO
28 Grant McCabe
2015: Played in 26 games, starting two as the designated hitter … Batted .304 (7-for-23) with a triple and an RBI … Drew six walks … Registered a .391 slugging percentage and .448 on-base percentage … Duke’s primary pinch hitter … Hit .375 (6-for-16) in pinch hit at bats … Tripled in the final at bat of his career May 16 versus Wake Forest … Graduated with a degree in computer science.
2014: Appeared in 42 games with 26 starts as a junior … Started 25 games in centerfield and one at designated hitter … Hit .243 and posted a .344 on base percentage … Registered multiple hits in seven games … Drove in two RBI three times … Led the way with two hits and an RBI in the third game against then-No. 19 North Carolina, helping the Blue Devils complete the sweep … Also added two hits in Duke’s 11-10, come-from-behind victory April 13 versus NC State.
2013: Earned ACC Academic Honor Roll accolades for the second straight season ... Appeared in 52 games, starting 43 in center field ... Hit .297 with five doubles, a triple, 25 runs scored and 21 RBI ... Drew 21 walks and registered a .391 on-base percentage ... Stole seven bases in nine attempts ... Ranked third on the team in both on-base percentage and stolen bases, fourth in batting average and fifth in runs scored ... Posted a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage ... One of two Duke position players who did not commit an error last season ... Had two or more hits in 10 games and multiple RBI in seven ... Registered an eight-game hitting streak from April 27 to May 16 ... Played in 29 ACC games, starting 27 ... Hit .281 in league contests, adding two doubles, nine runs scored and 10 RBI ... Turned in a 3-for-6 performance March 23 at Clemson ... Went 3-for-5 with a double and three runs scored April 2 versus Davidson ... Was a perfect 3-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI April 10 against N.C. Central ... Played for the Denver Bombers of the Mile High Collegiate Baseball League during the summer, hitting .333 with 14 runs scored and 14 RBI.
2012: Named to the All-ACC Academic Team ... Earned ACC Academic Honor Roll distinction ... Played in 48 of 55 games, starting 41 ... Earned 39 starts in right field and two in center field ... Hit .283 (43-for-152), good for fifth on the team ... Ranked third on the team in both RBI (23) and runs scored (28) ... Slugged .336 with four doubles and two triples ... Posted 12 multiple hit games, including a 5-for-6 performance at N.C. Central Feb. 22 ... Had four games with multiple RBI with a season-high three RBI against N.C. Central Feb. 22 and George Washington March 2 ... 10 of his 23 RBI came with two outs on the board ... Hit .358 with runners in scoring position ... Led the team with 26 walks ... Swiped six bases on 12 attempts ... Did not committ an error on 95 chances.
High School: Three-year letterwinner at Cherry Creek High School ... Had a career batting average of .523 ... As a senior, hit .535 with five homers, two triples and 19 doubles to lead Cherry Creek to the state 5A finals ... Drove in 34 runs, slugged .977 and posted a .636 on base percentage ... Struck out just six times in 86 at bats while drawing 24 walks ... Named all-state first team as a senior along with all-conference first team honors ... As a junior, hit .598 with one homer, six triples and 11 doubles ... Sent in 23 RBI while scoring 43 runs that year ... Named a Max-Preps All-American as a junior, first team 5A all-state and first team all-conference ... In his first season of varsity competition, hit .420 as a sophomore with 10 extra-base hits and 28 runs scored ... Also lettered one year on the basketball team as a guard ... Earned High Honor Roll status during all four years ... A three-year selection to the Academic All-State first team.
Personal: Born Grant Matthew McCabe on June 17, 1992 ... The son of Matt and Susan McCabe ... Has a brother (Conor) and a sister (Megan) ... Brother was a member of the Cornell University baseball team from 2010-13.