2018: First two-time Omaha Award recipient in program history.
2017 (Stats): Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Made 15 relief appearances, posting a 1-2 record and 4.12 ERA ... Allowed 11 earned runs in 24.0 innings ... Struck out 19 batters and walked 14 ... Totaled career highs in appearances and innings ... Pitched 4.1 scoreless innings at Louisville April 22 ... Allowed just one run over his final eight appearances ... Pitched 1.2 scorless innings to earn the win May 13 versus Georgia Tech.
2016 (Stats): 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 (Stats): 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.