Hawk Item — Selected in the sixth round of the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Baltimore Orioles with the 188th pick… was the Northwoods League and La Crosse Loggers Most Valuable Player in 2015… named a NWL All-Star and a Postseason All-Star in 2015… finished with a NWL single-season record 112 hits, 80 runs, and 168 total bases in 2015… earned the NWL/Rawlings “Finest in the Field” Award in 2016 for posting a .969 fielding percentage… named the NWL “Star of Stars” for being the MVP of the 2016 All-Star Game.
2017 Honors — ABCA/Rawlings Mideast first-team all-region honoree… second-team All Big Ten selection… Big Ten Player of the Week on Feb. 27. 2017 — One of four team captains… started 60-of-61 games… hit .328 with 18 doubles, two triples, and five home runs… scored 55 runs, had 34 RBIs, and drew 27 walks… reached base safely in a career-best 26 straight contests from April 4-May 19… led the Big Ten in runs (55), hits (83), and doubles (18)… tied for sixth in total bases (120), and 15th in batting average (.328)… had a Big Ten-best 340 chances with only nine errors… 1st in the Big Ten in assists… was tops in conference in runs (26) in league games… tied for third in hits (36)… hit safely in 50 games, including 26 multi-hit (19 two-hit, seven three-hit) contests… reached base safely in 53 contests… tied a career-high 15 game hitting streak from April 4-28… hit .318 (7-of-22) in five games at Big Ten Tournament with five runs and three RBIs… hit his fifth home run of the season — a two-run shot — in game three against Minnesota (5/27)… went 3-for-5 with a double and three runs scored in the championship game against Northwestern (3/28)… had five straight two-hit games from May 12-19… hit a laser and reached on an error against Omaha (5/16), allowing the game-winning run to score in bottom of the ninth inning… went 2-for-5 with two RBIs in game one at Illinois… hit the first home run of a back-to-back-to-back sequence… it was his fourth home run of the season… tied a career-high, scoring four runs and finishing 2-for-4 in series finale at Michigan State… hit a solo home run in series opener (5/5) — his third blast of the season… had a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Iowa a 4-3 victory over Milwaukee on April 25… it was his second career walk-off hit (vs. Ohio State, 2016 Big Ten Tournament).
2016 Honors — Big Ten All-Tournament team selection… Big Ten co-Player of the Week on May 24. 2016 — Hit .291 with 37 runs and 34 RBIs… one of three Hawkeyes to start every game — 47 at third base and nine at second base… finished with 17 multi-hit games (10 two-hit, five three-hit, one four-hit, one five-hit)… closed out the year with six straight multi-hit games… finished season on a career-best 13-game hitting and reached base streak… became the first Hawkeye since 2007 to hit for the cycle, finishing 5-for-7 with three runs and six RBIs against Air Force (4/13)… the five hits tied a school record and the six RBIs were most by a Hawkeye since 2010… had a bunt single in first, a triple in second, double in fourth, and home run in sixth and hit .545 (6-of-11) with six RBIs, five runs, and four five extra base hits in the Air Force (4/12-13) series… posted a .381 average with a team-best six RBIs at the Big Ten Tournament with four multi-hit games… went 2-for-5 with two RBIs, including the game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning in a 5-4 win over Ohio State (5/27)… hit a team-best .400 in series at Penn State (5/19-20), which led to him earning his first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor on May 24… had two multi-hit games, finished 2-for-5 with two runs scored in game two and was 3-for-6 in the series finale… finished 4-for-5 with a double and two runs scored at Western Illinois (5/17)… made a diving defensive play against Michigan State that was the No. 3 Play of the Day on SportsCenter’s top plays on May 15… finished 3-for-5 with two RBIs, a double, and run scored in game two at Ohio State (5/7)… went 2-for-3 with a run scored in series finale against Illinois (4/10)… connected on his first career home run — a three-run shot — in a victory over Milwaukee (4/6)… hit .375 during the three-game series at Minnesota (4/1-3)… drove in two runs in a game two win before going 2-for-3 in the series finale… went 2-for-3 with an double, RBI, and run scored in series-opening victory over Maryland (3/25)… posted his fourth multi-hit game against Savannah State (3/13), finishing 3-for-6 with a run and RBI… went 3-for-5 with an RBI in the opening game of the series at Southern Illinois (3/4)… hit .400 (6-of-15) at the Snowbird Classic, posting two multi-hit games… roped a double to right centerfield in his first at-bat as a Hawkeye on Feb. 19… preseason all-conference selection by Perfect Game… named the 15th-best prospect in the Big Ten by Perfect Game.
Junior College — Two-time All-American at Illinois Central Community College… two-time all-region and two-time all-conference selection… named the Freshman Player of the Year after hitting .394 with 84 hits, 18 doubles, six triples, and five home runs… finished 30-of-32 on the base paths… hit .382 with 58 hits and eight doubles as a sophomore and finished 24-of-28 on the base paths.
High School — Was a four-time all-area and all-conference selection… hit .564 as a junior… played for the Central Illinois Outlaws as a junior and senior and on the Cincinnati Reds Scout Team during the fall of junior season… also lettered in baseball, basketball, and soccer, earning all-conference honors in basketball and soccer… high school coach was Kyle Wisher.
Personal — Born March 31, 1995, in Peoria, Illinois… son of Josh and Misty McCoy… has two younger siblings, Madisyn and Micah… majoring in health and human physiology.