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Brian McCann

30-Year-Old Catcher – New York Yankees

2014 Stats

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.232

HR

23

RBI

75

R

57

SB

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Upon his return from offseason shoulder surgery in early May, McCann was blazing hot, with six home runs in his first 16 games. He had 12 homers by the All-Star break despite missing the first 30 game...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 215   DOB: 2/20/1984   BORN: Athens, GA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Brian McCann Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $85 million contract with the Yankees in November of 2013. The deal has a $15 million vesting option for the sixth year that would bring the total value of the contract to $100 million.

September 28, 2014  –  Brian McCann News

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Brian McCann Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 20 A MYR 110 418 382 44 106 50 35 0 15 65 2 2 31 54 0 1 4 .277 .337 .487 .824
2005 21 AA MIS 48 198 166 27 44 21 13 2 6 26 2 3 25 26 0 5 2 .265 .359 .476 .835
2005 21 MAJ ATL 59 204 180 20 50 12 7 0 5 23 1 1 18 26 4 1 1 .278 .345 .400 .745
2006 22 MAJ ATL 130 492 442 61 147 58 34 0 24 93 2 0 41 54 0 6 3 .333 .388 .572 .961
2007 23 MAJ ATL 139 552 504 51 136 56 38 0 18 92 0 1 35 74 2 6 5 .270 .320 .452 .772
2008 24 MAJ ATL 145 573 509 68 153 66 42 1 23 87 5 0 57 64 0 3 4 .301 .373 .523 .896
2009 25 A MYR 2 7 6 1 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .333 .429 .667 1.096
2009 25 AAA GWI 1 4 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .667 1.167
2009 25 MAJ ATL 138 551 488 63 137 57 35 1 21 94 4 1 49 83 3 6 5 .281 .349 .486 .834
2010 26 MAJ ATL 143 566 479 63 129 46 25 0 21 77 5 2 74 98 0 4 9 .269 .375 .453 .828
2011 27 AAA GWI 2 6 6 1 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .833 1.166
2011 27 MAJ ATL 128 527 466 51 126 43 19 0 24 71 3 2 57 89 0 2 2 .270 .351 .466 .817
2012 28 MAJ ATL 121 487 439 44 101 34 14 0 20 67 3 0 44 76 0 3 1 .230 .300 .399 .699
2013 29 A ROM 4 16 14 4 5 4 1 0 3 7 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .357 .438 1.071 1.509
2013 29 AAA GWI 3 10 9 1 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .333 .400 .667 1.067
2013 29 MAJ ATL 102 402 356 43 91 33 13 0 20 57 0 1 39 66 0 2 5 .256 .336 .461 .797
2014 30 MAJ NYY 140 538 495 57 115 39 15 1 23 75 0 0 32 77 0 4 7 .232 .286 .406 .692
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3-Year Averages     117 470 420 46 106 36 15 0 21 65 2 1 46 77 0 2 2 .252 .328 .438 .766
Career  (View All)     1245 4,892 4,358 521 1,185 444 242 3 199 736 23 8 446 707 9 37 42 .272 .343 .466 .808

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Brian McCann Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 28 @Bos 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .286 .406 .692
Sep. 27 @Bos 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .286 .406 .692
Sep. 26 @Bos Did not play.
Sep. 25 Bal 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .233 .287 .408 .695
Sep. 24 Bal 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .289 .410 .699
Sep. 23 Bal 4 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .290 .411 .701
Sep. 22 Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .288 .404 .692
Sep. 21 Tor 3 2 2 0 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .291 .407 .698
Sep. 20 Tor 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .232 .287 .393 .680
Sep. 19 Tor 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .232 .286 .395 .681
Sep. 18 Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .286 .396 .682
Sep. 17 @TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .289 .399 .688
Sep. 16 @TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .289 .402 .691
Sep. 15 @TB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .291 .405 .696
Sep. 14 @Bal 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .292 .406 .698
Sep. 13 @Bal 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .290 .399 .689
Sep. 12 @Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .288 .392 .680
Sep. 12 @Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .291 .396 .687
Sep. 11 TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .292 .400 .692
Sep. 10 TB 3 2 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .241 .292 .402 .694
Sep. 9 TB 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .288 .394 .682
Sep. 7 KC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .288 .395 .683
Sep. 6 KC Did not play.
Sep. 5 KC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .291 .399 .690
Sep. 4 Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .293 .401 .694
Sep. 3 Bos 4 1 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .295 .405 .700
Sep. 2 Bos 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .289 .392 .681
Aug. 31 @Tor Did not play.
Aug. 30 @Tor 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .234 .287 .384 .671
Aug. 29 @Tor 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .288 .387 .675
Last 7 Days 14 3 2 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .143 .133 .357 .490
Last 14 Days 37 5 6 0 0 3 9 2 4 0 0 1 1 1 .162 .220 .405 .625
Last 30 Days 88 13 19 1 0 8 18 5 13 0 0 3 1 1 .216 .278 .500 .778

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Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 108 16 14
2013 92 3
2012 114 3
2011 126 2
2010 136 2
2009 127 1

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Brian McCann Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014137208300.292.526.850
201310483130.231.337.616
2012157117290.236.408.673

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20143583715450.209.360.633
20132523517440.266.512.869
20122823313383.227.394.711

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142603319530.242.496.784
20131702412310.253.506.858
20122022111332.198.401.688

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014235244220.221.306.591
2013186198260.258.419.740
2012237239341.257.397.708
Brian McCann Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 20 A MYR 418 382 7.4% 12.9% 0.57 86% .291 .210
2005 21 AA MIS 198 166 12.6% 13.1% 0.96 84% .284 .211
2005 21 MAJ ATL 204 180 8.8% 12.7% 0.69 86% .302 .122
2006 22 MAJ ATL 492 442 8.3% 11% 0.76 88% .338 .239
2007 23 MAJ ATL 552 504 6.3% 13.4% 0.47 85% .286 .182
2008 24 MAJ ATL 573 509 9.9% 11.2% 0.89 87% .308 .222
2009 25 A MYR 7 6 14.3% 28.6% 0.50 67% .500 .334
2009 25 AAA GWI 4 3 25% 0% 0.00 100% .333 .334
2009 25 MAJ ATL 551 488 8.9% 15.1% 0.59 83% .302 .205
2010 26 MAJ ATL 566 479 13.1% 17.3% 0.76 80% .300 .184
2011 27 AAA GWI 6 6 0% 16.7% 0.00 83% .250 .500
2011 27 MAJ ATL 527 466 10.8% 16.9% 0.64 81% .289 .196
2012 28 MAJ ATL 487 439 9% 15.6% 0.58 83% .236 .169
2013 29 A ROM 16 14 12.5% 12.5% 1.00 86% .222 .714
2013 29 AAA GWI 10 9 10% 10% 1.00 89% .286 .334
2013 29 MAJ ATL 402 356 9.7% 16.4% 0.59 81% .263 .205
2014 30 MAJ NYY 538 495 5.9% 14.3% 0.42 84% .233 .174
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3-Year Averages     470 420 9.8% 16.4% 0.60 82% .264 .186
Career     4,892 4,358 9.1% 14.5% 0.63 84% .286 .194

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2014 Stat Review for Brian McCann    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.232 AVG
POOR
84% Contact Rate
GOOD
.233 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.406 SLG
WEAK
.174 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.42 BB/K
WEAK
5.9% BB Rate
WEAK
14.3% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.692 OPS
WEAK
.286 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Brian McCann: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

McCann is out of the lineup Friday against the Red Sox, Maureen Mullen of CSNNE.com reports.

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McCann is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Orioles.

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McCann went 2-for-3 with two home runs, three RBI and a walk in Sunday's win over the Blue Jays.

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McCann went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in Sunday night's loss to the Orioles.

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McCann is not in the lineup for the first game of Friday's doubleheader against the Orioles, ESPN New York reports.

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McCann is out of the lineup Saturday against the Royals.

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McCann went 4-for-4 with a homer and three RBI against the Red Sox on Wednesday.

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McCann is not in the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays, Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York reports.

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McCann hit a three-run, walk-off homer in extra innings to help the Yankees complete the sweep against the White Sox on Sunday.

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McCann is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

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McCann is not in the lineup Thursday against the Astros, MLB.com's Brian Hoch reports.

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McCann (concussion) was activated from the 7-day DL on Sunday, Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York reports.

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2014

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2013

McCann was hitting just .229/.295/.386 in April and never improved as he finished the year with a .230 average and .698 OPS. Despite hitting 20 home runs, it was the worst season of his career. Much of his struggles may be due to playing through a torn labrum in his shoulder that required offseason surgery. McCann will miss two to four weeks of the regular season as he recovers. When healthy, McCann has good skills behind the plate and plenty of power, plus enough plate discipline to make his batting average an asset. He'll be just 29 next season and is only a few years removed from talk of him being perhaps the best catcher in the game, so he's capable of a strong bounceback season if healthy.

2012

McCann was on the way to the best season of his career, hitting .306/.375/.514 with 18 home runs before going on the DL with an oblique injury on July 26. He hit just .180/.292/.346 with six home runs the rest of the season as the oblique injury remained a problem. McCann has good skills behind the plate and plenty of power, plus enough plate discipline to make his batting average an asset. There's plenty of reasons to think he'll improve last year's numbers as he had a low .287 BABIP, likely won't repeat his injury woes (he had played 138 games or more in each of the previous five seasons) and should be at his prime at age 28. He has the potential to be the best catcher in the game and may come a little cheaper than usual due to last year's second half struggles.

2011

McCann seemed to have declined at the plate slightly last season with a career low in RBI and batting average, but his underlying stats show he remains perhaps the top hitting catcher in baseball. McCann put the vision problems that slowed him in 2009 behind him and hit 18 or more home runs for the sixth consecutive season with a .375 OBP. McCann has good skills behind the plate and plenty of power, plus enough plate discipline to believe his batting average will bounce back to his .289 career average. He's also durable for a catcher, playing over 138 games in each of the last five seasons. At age 27, he could easily take the mantle as the best catcher in baseball.

2010

McCann may be the best hitting catcher in the NL despite taking a slight step back last season and missing time due to vision problems. He had blurred vision in his left eye in April that put him on the DL and caused him to miss 14 games while he learned to play with glasses. He quickly returned to form and hit 21 home runs with a .834 OPS after May 4. McCann has good skills behind the plate and plenty of power, plus enough plate discipline to maintain a high batting average. He's also durable for a catcher, playing over 138 games each of the last four seasons. He had Lasik eye surgery for the second time in two years in October, which could finally cure his vision problems. At 26, McCann is a blue-chip asset at catcher and there's still room for improvement.

2009

McCann is one of the best hitting catchers in baseball and the best may be to come as he'll be just 25 years old in 2009. McCann has good skills behind the plate and plenty of power, as he hit more than 20 home runs after a slight drop off in his rookie season. He's also stayed relatively healthy - no small feat for a catcher. McCann also demonstrated improved plate discipline last season (a career-high 57 walks), which bodes well for him to continue hitting around .300. Injuries are a risk with any catcher, but McCann may be baseball's best fantasy option behind the plate.

2008

While McCann's sophomore season didn't live up to his rookie year, he's still one of the top-hitting catchers in baseball and just 24-years old. McCann struggled a bit with knee and ankle injuries, which may have limited him at the plate. McCann has good skills behind the plate and good power, so a return to 20 or more home runs seems likely. He may not hit .330 again, as he never hit over .300 at any minor league level and while he draws walks, he doesn't have outstanding plate discipline. Still, he and Russell Martin are clearly the NL's best catchers.

2007

McCann is Atlanta's starter behind the plate and quickly becoming one of the best hitting catchers in baseball. If not for a three-week stint on the DL due to a sprained ankle, he would have finished third in the N.L. batting race (he fell 30 plate appearences short). McCann has good skills behind the plate and power at bat. The surprise last year was his high batting average, which was the highest of his career at any level. At just 23, McCann's upside may not tapped.

2006

McCann enters the 2006 season as the everyday starter at catcher after rising quickly through the Atlanta system last season. McCann hit .265/.359/.476 with six homers in 48 games for Double-A and then was called up to the majors after Johnny Estrada was hurt. He quickly established himself as a power threat and drew praise for his work behind the plate, even being used as John Smoltz's personal catcher. We'd like to see McCann walk a bit more, but he posted strong power numbers in the minors and could quickly become one of the best hitting catchers in the NL.

2005

McCann is Atlanta's top catching prospect and put up a big year at high Single-A Myrtle Beach by hitting .277/.337/.487 with 15 HR. A solid year at Double-A in 2005 could put him in the mix for a major league job in 2006.

2003