West Virginia baseball catcher McGwire Holbrook has entered the transfer portal, first reported by 247Sports’ EerSports.
Holbrook is the third West Virginia baseball player to enter the transfer portal following pitchers Zach Ottinger and Deaton Oak. The team has added transfer pitcher Grant Seigel to help minimize those losses though.
Holbrook is coming off a great sophomore season in which he was named to the All-Big 12 Second Team. He slashed .322/.396/.497 this past season with six home runs and five stolen bases. He also had 12 doubles and 42 RBIs.
Holbrook is currently playing summer baseball for Wausua in the Northwoods League. He is currently off to a rough start with a slash line of .182/.280/.182. Granted, it’s only been eight games so far.
Losing Holbrook is a tough blow to a team that was a win or two away from earning an invite to the NCAA Tournament last year. West Virginia finished with a 33-22 (14-10 Big 12) overall record but were not invited to the postseason tournament.
Holbrook, Ottinger and Oak are the only three players to transfer out of that team with the deadline for entry into the transfer portal being a little over a week away. Players in spring sports may enter the portal until July 1 if they wish to play next season.