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Brian McCann

32-Year-Old Catcher – New York Yankees

2016 Stats

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.241

HR

19

RBI

57

R

55

SB

1

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Though he put up an identical .232 average in both seasons, McCann's second year in the Bronx marked a step up from his 2014 campaign. He once again established himself as one of the best offensive c...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 225   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.

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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
2015 31 MAJ NYY 135 535 465 68 108 42 15 1 26 94 0 0 52 97 0 7 11 .232 .320 .437 .757
2016 32 MAJ NYY 128 487 424 55 102 32 13 0 19 57 1 0 54 99 0 2 7 .241 .335 .406 .741
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3-Year Averages     125 490 438 56 104 37 14 0 23 75 0 0 41 80 0 4 7 .237 .310 .427 .737
Career  (View All)     1508 5,914 5,247 644 1,395 518 270 4 244 887 24 8 552 903 9 46 60 .266 .340 .458 .798

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Brian McCann Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 30 Bal 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .335 .406 .741
Sep. 29 Bos 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .333 .405 .738
Sep. 28 Bos 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .332 .405 .737
Sep. 27 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 26 @Tor 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .333 .408 .741
Sep. 25 @Tor 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .334 .410 .744
Sep. 24 @Tor 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .332 .410 .742
Sep. 23 @Tor 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .240 .332 .412 .744
Sep. 22 @TB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .333 .413 .746
Sep. 21 @TB 5 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .333 .414 .747
Sep. 20 @TB Did not play.
Sep. 18 @Bos 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .328 .409 .737
Sep. 17 @Bos Did not play.
Sep. 16 @Bos 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .329 .408 .737
Sep. 15 @Bos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .330 .407 .737
Sep. 14 LAD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .330 .408 .738
Sep. 13 LAD 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .235 .331 .409 .740
Sep. 12 LAD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .330 .411 .741
Sep. 11 TB 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .330 .415 .745
Sep. 10 TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .331 .416 .747
Sep. 9 TB Did not play.
Sep. 8 TB 4 2 3 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .333 .420 .753
Sep. 7 Tor 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .329 .400 .729
Sep. 6 Tor 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .330 .402 .732
Sep. 5 Tor Did not play.
Sep. 4 @Bal 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .329 .394 .723
Sep. 3 @Bal 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .330 .396 .726
Sep. 2 @Bal 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .330 .397 .727
Aug. 31 @KC 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .236 .333 .400 .733
Aug. 30 @KC 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .337 .406 .743
Last 7 Games 16 1 4 0 0 0 1 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .400 .250 .650
Last 14 Games 31 2 10 2 0 0 2 4 6 0 0 0 1 1 .323 .389 .387 .776
Last 30 Games 74 6 20 2 0 3 7 7 15 0 0 1 1 1 .270 .337 .419 .756

Brian McCann: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 91 3 29
2015 126 10 4
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
20168512390.212.341.654
2015116196260.241.422.753
2014137208300.292.526.850

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20163354316481.245.421.759
20153494920680.229.441.757
20143583715450.209.360.633

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162123110340.231.406.747
20152233316520.256.507.857
20142603319530.242.496.784

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016208249231.245.404.729
20152423510420.211.372.663
2014235244220.221.306.591
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
2015 31 MAJ NYY 535 465 9.7% 18.1% 0.54 79% .240 .205
2016 32 MAJ NYY 487 424 11.1% 20.3% 0.55 77% .271 .165
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3-Year Averages     490 438 8.4% 16.3% 0.51 82% .242 .190
Career     5,914 5,247 9.3% 15.3% 0.61 83% .281 .192

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2016 Stat Review for Brian McCann    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.241 AVG
POOR
77% Contact Rate
POOR
.271 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.406 SLG
WEAK
.165 ISO
AVERAGE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.55 BB/K
GOOD
11.1% BB Rate
GREAT
20.3% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.741 OPS
AVERAGE
.335 OBP
GOOD

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

McCann is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers.

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McCann is not in the lineup against the Rays on Friday, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

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McCann went 3-for-4 with a pair of solo homers in Thursday's 5-4 win over the Rays.

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McCann went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

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McCann is out of the lineup Monday against the Blue Jays.

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McCann is out of the lineup Sunday against the Orioles.

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McCann (personal) is back in the lineup Saturday against the Orioles, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

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McCann is with his family and unavailable for Friday's game against the Orioles, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports.

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McCann is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners, the Seattle Times' Ryan Divish reports.

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Manager Joe Girardi confirmed Wednesday that McCann is no longer the Yankees' primary catcher, Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal reports.

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McCann is out of the lineup against the Red Sox on Thursday, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports.

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2016

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2015

Jumping to the American League after eight seasons with the Braves, McCann saw his on-base percentage plummet to .286 in his first season in the Bronx, more than 60 points below his mark of .350 in the NL. His walk rate fell by close to four percent from 2013 (9.7% to 5.9%) and the increased deployment of defensive shifts hurt McCann significantly, as his BABIP fell to .231, more than 50 points below his career average (.283). Fortunately for fantasy owners, the power numbers were still there, as McCann hit 23 homers, second-most among catchers only behind Devin Mesoraco, with 75 RBI, his highest total since 2010. The seven-time All-Star also gained some experience at first base, logging his first 16 career appearances at the position, perhaps giving him duel eligiblity in some leagues. Even with just catcher eligibility, McCann is still plenty valuable, and while the shift may keep his average relatively low, he had a lot more success against lefties in 2014 (.292/.324/.526) and the power and RBI production should keep him among the top 10 fantasy contributors at the position.

2014

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 games, but fizzled after the intermission, slashing just .220/.296/.384 over his final 177 at-bats. Still, McCann finished with 20 home runs, marking his sixth consecutive season reaching that number. McCann's 9.7 percent walk rate was in line with his career average (9.5 percent), but his strikeout rate jumped back up to 16.4 percent, up from 12.5 percent in 2012. At this point, the baseball world knows who McCann is; a powerful, pull-hitting, veteran backstop with above-average on-base skills, and the Yankees shelled out $85 million to acquire his services in the offseason. It's a perfect fit for both the Yankees, who relied on the likes of Francisco Cervelli and Chris Stewart last season, and McCann, as the short porch in right field at Yankee Stadium should keep the power numbers coming. Further, he'll have the flexibility to work as a DH on days where the Yankees want to give him a respite from catching.

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