LHP who signed with the Baltimore Orioles via overseas route
Name: Max MacNabb
DOB: August 28, 1982
Positions (alt): OF
Max is a former pitcher for the University of San Diego who after a season in the San Diego Padres organization decided to take his game overseas to Australia for the 2015-2016 winter. After putting up big numbers in Australia both at the plate and on the bump, Max has been one of the most sought after imports on the international market. After another great season as a two-way player in France in 2016, Max signed again in Australia in the South Australian State League but soon after landing in Australia for his second tour of duty he got the call up from the Adelaide Bite. Max impressed early and with some very strong outings worked his way to the top of the pitching rotation and into the 2016-2017 ABL All-Star game. He finished the season with the Bite with a 3-0 record, an era of 2.23 and 28 k’s and only 2 walks in 36.1 innings pitched. For East Torrens he led the team both in hitting (.367) and pitching (1.38 era).
In 2017, he signed on to play in the Czech Republic and mid-season was scouted and signed by the Baltimore Orioles. Max’s pitching repertoire includes a 4 Seam (87-89), 2 seam (86-87), cutter (83-85), change up, and a slider all of which he throws for strikes.
Max is currently playing with the Orioles pursuing his dream of playing in the MLB. He is the poster-boy for using the overseas route to achieve your dreams.
- Australian Baseball League, ABL (Adelaide Bite 2016-17)
- South Australian Baseball League (East Torrens Red Sox 2016-17)
- French Division 1 (Senart Templiers 2016)
- New South Wales State League D1 (Mac Arthur Orioles 2015-16)
- Drafted in the 18th round by the San Diego Padres in the 2014 draft.
- Threw 27.1 innings and recorded 21 strikeouts in 19 games during Arizona League play.
- Was instructed by Mark Prior as well as many former Major League pitchers while with the Padres.
- Four-year lettermen and the University of San Diego.
- Team and pitching captain 2013 & 2014.
- Held a 3.90 ERA through 52 games in 2014 season.
- Totaled 90 appearances and posted a career 4.5 ERA.
- Accumulated 103 strikeouts in 124.2 innings in career.
- Five perfect innings in two total NCAA tournament appearances 2012 & 2013.
- Northwood’s Collegiate Summer League 2012
- Four- Year lettermen at La Costa Canyon High School 2007-2010
- All California Section team selection 2009 & 2010
- All League team selection 2008, 2009 & 2010
- Holds numerous career and season records including; Wins, ERA, Strikeouts, Shutouts and Complete games.
- Hit .345 during senior season with 8 home runs and 15 stolen bases.
- Instructed ages 5-18 at multiple baseball camps.
- Private lessons for both pitching and hitting.
- Coach in Jr. Mavericks baseball program.
Brad Marcelino – Played for Great Britain National team 2003-2007, currently the hitting coach at University of San Diego, long time mentor and coach.
Tyler Kincaid – Entering his sixth year as a D1 pitching coach. Played D1 baseball at San Francisco State.
“Max MacNabb is one of the fiercest competitors I have had the fortunate opportunity to coach. I think he has the ability to pitch at both ends, being either a starter or reliever. And he has the ability to command three pitches. And will throw them all in any count. He is a hard worker that will be an asset to any organization that is smart enough to grab him.”
Rich Hill – Head Coach at the University of San Diego.
Josh Emmerick – Scout, San Diego Padres
“Max is an outstanding human being with all the characteristics of a standout citizen. He works hard, shows passion and drive all while maintaining integrity. He’s a LHP w/ arm strength and good feel for his secondary pitches. He would be a great addition to any team.”
Scott Cline – Strength coach, San Diego Padres
Matt Couch – Strength and conditioning coach, University of San Diego.
Max is looking for an opportunity to play in an Australian state league or the ABL. He is also open to coaching a youth team in addition to playing. He would prefer a small salary to cover expenses, accommodations, and flight expenses paid however is open to all offers.