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Brandon McCarthy

33-Year-Old Pitcher – Los Angeles Dodgers

2017 Stats

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6-3

ERA

3.25

WHIP

1.11

K

57

SV

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The injury situation is not quite as dire with McCarthy as it is with his former teammate, Brett Anderson, but the two pitchers fall into a similar boat in terms of workload expectations for the 2017 ...

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2017 ADP:  442.52

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STATUS:  10-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Knee     EST. RETURN:  7/7/2017
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 7"   WT: 226   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 was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a knee injury before Monday's game, 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 WIN 8 8 0 52.0 31 12 3 60 3 6 0 0 2.08 0.65
2004 20 A KAN 15 15 1 94.0 80 38 10 113 21 8 5 0 3.64 1.07
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
2016 32 A+ RAN 1 4 0 14.0 21 11 6 12 2 0 2 0 0 0 7.07 1.64
2016 32 AAA OKL 1 1 0 3.2 3 1 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.45 1.56
2016 32 MAJ LAD 10 9 0 40.0 29 22 2 44 26 2 3 0 1 0 4.95 1.38
2017 33 MAJ LAD 13 13 0 72.0 60 26 4 57 20 6 3 0 0 0 3.25 1.11
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3-Year Averages     15 15 0 87.7 91 42 12 82 21 5 6 0 0 0 4.31 1.28
Career  (View All)     234 179 4 1,124.3 1,145 513 129 828 295 63 71 0 4.11 1.28

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Brandon McCarthy Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jun. 25 Col 3.0 4 5 4 0 2 2 0 3 0 - 0 0 0 3.25 1.11
Jun. 20 NYM 6.0 4 0 0 0 1 4 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.87 1.07
Jun. 14 @Cle 5.3 3 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.14 1.10
Jun. 6 Was 7.0 3 2 2 0 2 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.28 1.11
Jun. 1 @StL 4.0 7 2 2 1 1 6 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.38 1.16
May. 27 ChC 6.0 2 0 0 0 1 6 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.28 1.09
May. 21 Mia 6.0 3 1 1 0 1 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.76 1.18
May. 15 @SF 5.7 8 6 6 0 1 5 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.15 1.27
Apr. 29 Phi 5.0 8 4 4 1 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.10 1.21
Apr. 23 @Ari 7.0 5 2 2 1 1 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.25 1.08
Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 4.8 IP/G
14.3 11 6 5 0 5 6 1 3 0 1-0 0 0 0 3.14 1.12
Last 30 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.2 IP/G
31.3 23 10 9 1 9 22 2 3 0 2-2 0 0 0 2.59 1.02
Last 60 Games (Team)
10 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.5 IP/G
55.0 47 23 22 3 13 41 2 3 0 4-3 0 0 0 3.60 1.09

Brandon McCarthy Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201715526932701.225
201673201314301.241
20154916211302.234

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017135311128103.233
201698241315501.183
20154513213007.302

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201744.0410361223.071.02
201624.7210301724.741.38
201518.020025364.501.17

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201728.022021823.541.25
201615.302014905.281.37
20155.010041310.801.40
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 WIN 8 8 52.0 10.38 0.52 20.00 0.52 71% 2.08 1.82 .244
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 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
2016 32 A+ RAN 1 4 14.0 7.71 1.29 6.00 3.86 70.6% 7.07 7.49 .353
2016 32 AAA OKL 1 1 3.2 11.25 5.63 2.00 0.00 80% 2.45 2.58 .374
2016 32 MAJ LAD 10 9 40.0 9.90 5.85 1.69 0.45 0.94 62.3% 92.1 MPH 4.95 3.75 .282
2017 33 MAJ LAD 13 13 72.0 7.13 2.50 2.85 0.50 1.47 71.1% 93.1 MPH 3.25 3.26 .277
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 6 48.5 7.61 2.67 2.85 0.92 67.1% 4.32 3.73 .301
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3-Year Averages     15 15 87.7 8.42 2.16 3.90 1.23 70% 4.31 3.83 .323
Career     234 179 1,124.3 6.63 2.36 2.81 1.03 70.7% 4.11 4.03 .303

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Brandon McCarthy Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 23 1 2 1 0 18 1 0 0
2016 P 40 1 3 1 0 25 1 0 0
2017 P 72 2 9 2 0 44 1 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2016 P 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2017 P -1 0 0 -1 1 0 -1

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2017 Stat Review for Brandon McCarthy    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.85 K/BB
AVERAGE
7.13 K/9
WEAK
2.50 BB/9
GOOD
93.1 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.5 HR/9
ELITE
1.47 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.25 ERA
GOOD
1.11 WHIP
GREAT
3.26 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.277 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
71.1% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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

McCarthy allowed five runs on four hits in just three innings of a no-decision Sunday against the Rockies.

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McCarthy (6-3) tossed six shutout innings in Tuesday's 12-0 blowout of the Mets, striking out four while allowing just four hits and a walk.

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McCarthy held the Indians to a single run on three hits and two walks over 5.1 innings Wednesday, but he didn't record a strikeout or factor into the decision.

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McCarthy (5-3) held the Nationals to two runs on three hits over seven innings Tuesday, but he was saddled with the loss when the Dodgers fell to the Nationals 2-1.

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McCarthy (finger) will start as expected Tuesday against the Nationals.

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McCarthy (finger) felt fine during his Sunday bullpen session and expects to make his scheduled start Tuesday against the Nationals, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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McCarthy (finger) will throw a bullpen session Sunday that will determine if he's able to make his scheduled start on Tuesday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

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McCarthy was pulled from Thursday's game against the Cardinals after 85 pitches due to a blister on his right index finger, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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McCarthy (knee) will take the mound for Thursday's game against the Cardinals, SportsNet LA reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

McCarthy was able to leverage his first 200-inning season in 2014 into a surprising four-year, $48 million deal with the Dodgers to act as their No. 4 starter. Despite a 5.87 ERA, McCarthy stood at 3-0 after four starts (thank you run support), but that was the extent of his 2015 contributions, as McCarthy underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery on April 30. Prior to going down, McCarthy had been averaging a career-best 93.4 mph with his fastball and was coming off a season in which his 7.9 K/9 marked a career-high in that category. In his abbreviated 2015 stint, McCarthy featured an elite 29:4 K:BB in 23 innings, but while the control was there, his command wasn't, as evidenced by the whopping nine home runs he surrendered. McCarthy is reportedly targeting a July 2016 return, so he's someone to keep in mind as a mid-season addition in deeper leagues provided he is 100 percent.

2015

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 next to nobody, and doing it all with significantly improved stuff (including 2 extra mph on his fastball), but an obscene 20 percent HR/FB rate and sky-high .345 BABIP simply crushed him. He was traded to the Yankees in early July and it all clicked immediately. He reeled off 90 innings of a 2.89 ERA with a 2.85 xFIP that was nearly identical to his Arizona work. A lot of it is just simple regression to the mean, particular with that HR/FB rate (down to 12.8% with NYY), but others are quick to point out his increased usage of the cutter as the driving force. He had never sniffed 200 innings before 2014 and injuries have ravaged his career to this point, but these skills are worth an investment. His lengthy injury history is accounted for in the price so he doesn’t need another 200 to return plus value.

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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