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Brandon McCarthy

32-Year-Old Pitcher – Los Angeles Dodgers

2015 Stats

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3-0

ERA

5.87

WHIP

1.22

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29

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2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

McCarthy’s results never caught up with his skills in Arizona, so he left with a 5.01 ERA despite an xFIP more than two runs lower at 2.88. He was missing bats at a career-best clip, still walking nex...

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2015 ADP:  234.82

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STATUS:  60-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Elbow     EST. RETURN:  7/1/2016
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 7"   WT: 225   DOB: 7/7/1983
BORN: Glendale, CA   COLLEGE: Lamar (CO) CC  DRAFTED: 17th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Brandon McCarthy Contract Information:

McCarthy signed with the Dodgers for what is believed to be a four-year, $48 million deal in December of 2014.

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McCarthy (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Thursday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

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Brandon McCarthy Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2004 20 A KAN 15 15 1 94.0 80 38 10 113 21 8 5 0 3.64 1.07
2004 20 A WIN 8 8 0 52.0 31 12 3 60 3 6 0 0 2.08 0.65
2004 20 AA BIR 4 4 0 26.0 23 10 2 29 6 3 1 0 3.46 1.12
2005 21 AAA CHA 20 19 0 119.3 103 51 16 130 32 7 7 0 3.85 1.13
2005 21 MAJ CHA 12 10 0 67.0 62 30 13 48 17 3 2 0 4.03 1.18
2006 22 MAJ CHA 53 2 0 84.7 77 44 17 69 33 4 7 0 4.68 1.30
2007 23 AA FRI 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
2007 23 AAA OKL 1 1 0 4.3 3 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.69
2007 23 MAJ TEX 23 22 0 101.7 111 55 9 59 48 5 10 0 4.87 1.56
2008 24 A AZL 2 2 0 5.0 7 2 0 5 1 0 0 0 3.60 1.60
2008 24 AAA OKL 5 5 0 26.7 21 10 2 23 8 1 1 0 3.38 1.09
2008 24 MAJ TEX 5 5 0 22.0 20 10 3 10 8 1 1 0 4.09 1.27
2009 25 AAA OKL 5 5 0 21.7 20 10 1 22 9 0 1 0 4.15 1.34
2009 25 MAJ TEX 17 17 1 97.3 96 50 13 65 36 7 4 0 4.62 1.36
2010 26 AAA OKL 11 9 0 56.1 51 21 8 44 11 4 2 0 0 0 3.36 1.11
2011 27 A+ STO 2 2 0 10.0 7 0 0 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.70
2011 27 MAJ OAK 25 25 1 170.7 168 63 11 123 25 9 9 0 0 0 3.32 1.13
2012 28 AAA SAC 2 2 0 9.2 9 6 1 11 3 0 1 0 0 0 5.59 1.30
2012 28 MAJ OAK 18 18 0 111.0 115 40 10 73 24 8 6 0 0 0 3.24 1.25
2013 29 AAA REN 2 2 0 10.1 15 8 2 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 6.97 1.78
2013 29 MAJ ARI 22 22 1 135.0 161 68 13 76 21 5 11 0 0 0 4.53 1.35
2014 30 MAJ NYY 14 14 1 90.3 91 29 10 82 13 7 5 0 0 0 2.89 1.15
2014 30 MAJ ARI 18 18 0 109.7 131 61 15 93 20 3 10 0 0 0 5.01 1.38
2014  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ NYY/ARI 32 32 1 200.0 222 90 25 175 33 10 15 0 0 0 4.05 1.27
2015 31 MAJ LAD 4 4 0 23.0 24 15 9 29 4 3 0 0 0 0 5.87 1.22
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3-Year Averages     24 24 0 148.7 166 66 16 108 26 7 10 0 0 0 4.00 1.29
Career  (View All)     211 157 4 1,012.3 1,056 465 123 727 249 55 65 0 4.13 1.29

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Brandon McCarthy Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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Brandon McCarthy Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20154916211302.234
2014439931912123210.292
20132984813801036.283

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20154513213007.302
2014397821410120115.267
2013279288811907.310

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201518.020025364.501.17
2014108.758010315134.061.23
201380.735042873.791.21

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20155.010041310.801.40
201491.35707218124.041.32
201354.3260341365.631.55
Brandon McCarthy Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2004 20 A KAN 15 15 94.0 10.82 2.01 5.38 0.96 69.2% 3.64 2.85 .315
2004 20 A WIN 8 8 52.0 10.38 0.52 20.00 0.52 71% 2.08 1.82 .244
2004 20 AA BIR 4 4 26.0 10.04 2.08 4.83 0.69 70.4% 3.46 2.89 .321
2005 21 AAA CHA 20 19 119.3 9.80 2.41 4.06 1.21 70.6% 3.85 3.62 .296
2005 21 MAJ CHA 12 10 67.0 6.45 2.28 2.82 1.75 74.2% 4.03 5.08 .258
2006 22 MAJ CHA 53 2 84.7 7.33 3.51 2.09 1.81 0.80 71% 4.68 5.39 .261
2007 23 AA FRI 0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 0.00 .000
2007 23 AAA OKL 1 1 4.3 12.46 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.43 .325
2007 23 MAJ TEX 23 22 101.7 5.22 4.25 1.23 0.80 0.66 69.3% 4.87 4.65 .309
2008 24 A AZL 2 2 5.0 9.00 1.80 5.00 0.00 75% 3.60 1.80 .435
2008 24 AAA OKL 5 5 26.7 7.76 2.70 2.88 0.67 70.4% 3.38 3.35 .267
2008 24 MAJ TEX 5 5 22.0 4.09 3.27 1.25 1.23 0.44 72% 89.0 MPH 4.09 5.19 .246
2009 25 AAA OKL 5 5 21.7 9.14 3.74 2.44 0.42 67.9% 4.15 3.15 .327
2009 25 MAJ TEX 17 17 97.3 6.01 3.33 1.81 1.20 0.89 68.9% 88.8 MPH 4.62 4.75 .284
2010 26 AAA OKL 11 9 56.1 7.06 1.76 4.00 1.28 75.9% 3.36 4.23 .274
2011 27 A+ STO 2 2 10.0 7.20 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.60 .257
2011 27 MAJ OAK 25 25 170.7 6.49 1.32 4.92 0.58 1.49 71.4% 90.9 MPH 3.32 3.04 .305
2012 28 AAA SAC 2 2 9.2 10.76 2.93 3.67 0.98 54.5% 5.59 3.20 .349
2012 28 MAJ OAK 18 18 111.0 5.92 1.95 3.04 0.81 1.19 76.7% 90.7 MPH 3.24 3.87 .304
2013 29 AAA REN 2 2 10.1 3.56 2.67 1.33 1.78 62.5% 6.97 6.17 .347
2013 29 MAJ ARI 22 22 135.0 5.07 1.40 3.62 0.87 1.86 67.5% 90.8 MPH 4.53 3.90 .327
2014 30 MAJ NYY 14 14 90.3 8.17 1.30 6.31 1.00 1.92 79.8% 92.9 MPH 2.89 3.29 .319
2014 30 MAJ ARI 18 18 109.7 7.63 1.64 4.65 1.23 2.82 66.2% 92.9 MPH 5.01 3.88 .349
2014  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ NYY/ARI 32 32 200.0 7.87 1.48 5.30 1.12 2.36 71.7% 92.9 MPH 4.05 3.59 .336
2015 31 MAJ LAD 4 4 23.0 11.35 1.57 7.25 3.52 0.96 68.4% 93.4 MPH 5.87 6.29 .295
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Rest Of Season     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
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3-Year Averages     24 24 148.7 6.54 1.57 4.15 0.97 71.6% 4.00 3.67 .325
Career     211 157 1,012.3 6.46 2.21 2.92 1.09 71.1% 4.13 4.11 .305

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2015 Stat Review for Brandon McCarthy    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2014 (min 145 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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7.25 K/BB
ELITE
11.35 K/9
ELITE
1.57 BB/9
ELITE
93.4 MPH Fastball
GREAT
3.5 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.96 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.87 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.22 WHIP
GOOD
6.29 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

Explain This

.295 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
68.4% Strand Rate
LOW

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Brandon McCarthy: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

McCarthy (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery Thursday, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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McCarthy (elbow) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

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McCarthy (elbow) has been diagnosed with a torn UCL and will miss the remainder of the season, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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McCarthy said that he is hoping that he's only dealing with tendinitis in his right elbow, MLB.com reports.

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McCarthy was pulled from Saturday's game due to right elbow tightness, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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McCarthy suffered an apparent arm injury in Saturday's game, The Orange County Register reports.

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McCarthy threw six shutout innings against the Rockies on Sunday, striking out six while allowing three hits and two walks.

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McCarthy gave up four home runs and five runs Monday but still struck out 10 in seven innings, earning no decision.

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McCarthy struck out nine, but gave up four runs on nine hits and a walk over five innings to pick up the win against San Diego on Wednesday.

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By all accounts, McCarthy is healthy this spring, but after allowing six runs in his last outing, his ERA sits at 8.00 in nine innings of work.

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2015

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2014

Even with his annual extended disabled list trip with a shoulder injury, McCarthy threw the second most innings of his major league career in 2013, going 135 frames while posting a poor 4.53 ERA. He was plagued by a strangely high BABIP, which approached .400 in March and April. His contract ensures he will be a part of the rotation in some way in 2014 if he isn't traded, but the injury concerns will continue to overshadow him despite the fact that his 3.77 xFIP from last season suggests plenty of room for a rebound.

2013

McCarthy may be the funniest and smartest guy in the league, but he sure is snake bitten. After another shoulder injury put him on the DL in May and June, he took a very scary line drive to the side of the head in September and had to have emergency surgery that night to relieve pressure on his brain. McCarthy was having his second straight effective season for the A's before the injuries struck (in his two years with the A's, he had 17 wins and a 3.29 ERA). Cleared to resume all baseball activities in mid-November, McCarthy signed a two-year deal with Arizona. If he slips in drafts, McCarthy is a very nice target to provide solid ratios along with a possible uptick in strikeout moving to the NL, as long as you know it will likely come with some injury road bumps along the way.

2012

McCarthy was surprisingly healthy and effective aside from a recurrence of a stress reaction in his shoulder that sidelined him for five weeks. His 170.2 innings eclipsed his previous career high by 70 innings, and his suddenly improved control resulted in just 25 walks and a 1.131 WHIP on the season. He was consistent all season long, never posting an ERA above 3.90 in any single month, and credits a new two-seam fastball for his improved control and groundball-inducing ways. You'd be foolish to pay for last years' stats given McCarthy's injury history, but don't dismiss him entirely when you start looking for a solid staff-filler in deeper leagues.

2010

McCarthy was limited to 17 starts, missing three months due to a stress fracture in his throwing shoulder. He showed enough at times to be offered arbitration in December, and he figures to be a frontrunner for one of the spots at the back of the Texas rotation. The career warts of too many walks and too many long balls are still present (not to mention too many injuries), and his continued health problems and limited major league success make him a risky fantasy play even if he emerges with a rotation spot at the end of spring.

2009

Elbow problems limited McCarthy to just five starts all season, and he did a poor job of throwing strikes and keeping the ball in the park when healthy. A late-season mechanical adjustment under the watchful eyes of Nolan Ryan has McCarthy looking forward to 2009, so watch those early spring starts to see if he's rediscovered the form that resulted in him being traded straight up for John Danks a few winters back.

2008

McCarthy, acquired in an offseason deal from the White Sox, flopped in his first extended look as a major league starter. A poor 59:48 K:BB rate was the source of most of his problems, but he also battled blister and shoulder issues as well. He doesn't do a very good job of keeping the ball on the ground either, which can be a problem at Rangers Ballpark. Regaining his control should be his first priority, and he's expected to be a full-time starter again in 2008.

2007

Despite putting together his worst professional season, with a 1.30 WHIP and less than eight strikeouts per nine innings, McCarthy was still a fan favorite last year to be moved to the rotation. He did so in May and lost to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, allowing a pair of home runs. The fans bellowed again after the White Sox were out of the race and McCarthy dominated Cleveland for five-plus innings, striking out eight. Since that was his last outing of the season, it will be what most remember. Traded to Texas in the offseason, he'll finally join the rotation, but his stats may suffer by moving to a hitters' park.

2006

He hit some potholes on the road to the White Sox staff, but a midseason arm angle adjustment put McCarthy back on track just in time to fill in for an ailing Orlando Hernandez down the stretch. His home run rate even at Triple-A sticks out like a sore thumb, but the trade for Javy Vazquez puts him in a swing man role to begin the season anyway, giving him a chance to work out those kinks (or at least find a way to minimize the damage he'll suffer because of them).

2005

McCarthy exploded onto the prospect radar screen in 2004, zooming through three levels straight up to Double-A as a 20-year-old, striking out better than a batter an inning at each stop, and posting an insanely filthy 202/30 K/BB ratio overall in 172 IP. He should start the year back at Double-A, but we'd be shocked if he ended it there. Assuming the White Sox don't let his workload get out of hand, they have a stone stud on their hands. Despite the usual pitching prospect caveats, keeper league owners should do everything they can to get hold of him.

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