2013: Was 6-1 with two saves, a 2.27 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 47.2 innings pitched. Made 25 total appearances on the mound, including three starts in first season as a Cardinal. Earned his sixth win of the season allowing only one hit with two strikeouts in 2.2 innings of shutout relief against Georgetown on April 28. Came out of the bullpen for career best 4.2 innings of no-hit relief allowing only one walk while striking out four against Elon on April 13. Gave up first earned run since Feb. 20 (16.0 innings) on two hits in two innings of relief in Cardinals' win over Cincinnati on April 6 at inaugural Reds Collegiate Invitational at Great American Ball Park. Allowed an unearned run on one hit with three strikeouts in 1.2 innings of relief against No. 6 UK on April 2. Earned a pair of saves with two scoreless outings in Cards' first and third games against No. 15 Notre Dame. Struck out five in 2.1 innings of relief in opener with Irish on March 28. Pitched an inning of shutout relief with a strikeout in Cards' March 23 win over Rutgers to clinch his fourth win of the season. In longest outing as a Cardinal, worked 4.0 innings of relief allowing only an unearned run on two hits with career best six strikeouts to earn his third win of the season on March 19 against USC. Made a pair of scoreless relief appearances in Cardinals' series sweep of Alabama earning wins in each outing. Provided a scoreless 14th inning in March 8 win over Crimson Tide before adding a perfect 10th inning of work in March 10 victory. Struck out two in a scoreless inning of relief against Kent State on March 3. Finished with three strikeouts in a scoreless inning of relief against Morehead State on Feb. 26. Had three strikeouts while allowing one run in 2.1 innings of relief against former team, EKU, on Feb. 20. Allowed only a hit in 1.1 innings of shutout relief against Indiana in Louisville baseball debut.
2012: Sat out after transferring from Eastern Kentucky University.
Before UofL: Played one season at Eastern Kentucky University before transferring to Louisville, where he will sit out during the 2012 season. In his freshman season with EKU, he was 3-4 with a 7.49 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 45.2 innings while making 10 starts and 11 appearances on the mound.
High School: Was a three-year letterwinner at Butler High School where he was coached by Greg Lauder. As a senior, he earned All-State honorable mention as well as All-Region and All-District honors while finishing with 96 strikeouts in 70 innings of work as Butler finished as the state runner-up . Was also selected All-Region and All-District as a junior. As a senior, he set the single game state tournament record with 16 strikeouts against Boone County.
Personal: Born Kyle Daniel McGrath on July 31, 1992 in Louisville, Ky. Son of Melissa and James McGrath. Has two siblings, Kaitlyn and Kolin. Undecided on major at U of L. Biggest thrill in sports was winning a region title and playing in the state tournament as a senior at Butler. After college, he would like to play professional baseball and have a family. People with the greatest influence on his athletic career are his parents because they have helped him through everything to get where he is today. Hobbies and outside interests include playing video games and hanging with family and friends. Favorite movies are Anchorman and Step Brothers. Favorite TV shows are That 70's Show and Family Guy. Favorite athletes are Kobe Bryant, Josh Hamilton, Tim Lincecum and Tom Brady. Favorite cereal is Cap'n Crunch and favorite candy bar is Snickers. Favorite food is fettuccine alfredo and his favorite restaurant is Olive Garden. Prefers listening to country music. If he could have dinner with three people, he would invite Michael Jordan, Josh Hamilton and Kobe Bryant.