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Brandon McCarthy

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Arizona Diamondbacks

2014 Stats

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6.23

WHIP

1.48

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22

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2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 w...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 7"   WT: 200   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:

Agreed to a two-year, $15.5 million contract with the Diamondbacks in December 2012.

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McCarthy's woes on the mound continued Tuesday, as he allowed five runs on seven hits over five innings in a 9-2 loss to the Cubs.

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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 0 999.99 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 ARI 5 5 0 30.3 37 21 7 22 8 0 4 0 0 0 6.23 1.48
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Brandon McCarthy
3-Year Averages MAJ   21 21 0 138.9 148 57 11 90 23 7 8 0 0 0 3.69 1.23
Career  (View All) MAJ   180 126 3 819.7 847 381 96 545 220 42 54 0 4.18 1.30

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Brandon McCarthy Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 22 @ChC 5.0 7 5 1 1 2 6 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 6.23 1.48
Apr. 16 NYM 5.7 7 3 3 1 3 5 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 7.11 1.42
Apr. 11 LAD 7.0 10 6 6 1 1 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 7.78 1.32
Apr. 5 @Col 6.0 7 6 6 3 1 3 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 7.82 1.18
Mar. 31 SF 6.7 6 5 5 1 1 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.75 1.05
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 5.9 IP/G
17.7 24 14 10 3 6 15 0 0 0 0-3 0 0 0 5.09 1.70
Last 30 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 6.1 IP/G
30.3 37 25 21 7 8 22 0 0 0 0-4 0 0 0 6.23 1.48
Last 60 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 6.1 IP/G
30.3 37 25 21 7 8 22 0 0 0 0-4 0 0 0 6.23 1.48

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Brandon McCarthy Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20132984813801036.283
20122443315641306.288
20113666513892028.256

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013279288811907.310
2012225409511104.245
20113245812791723.260

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201380.735042873.791.21
201259.3440401032.881.20
201185.0630641452.651.11

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201354.3260341365.631.55
201251.7420331473.661.32
201185.7360591163.991.16
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 .00 .000
2007 23 AAA OKL 1 1 4.3 12.46 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 .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 ARI 5 5 30.3 6.53 2.37 2.75 2.08 2.59 63.2% 92.9 MPH 6.23 5.54 .321
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Brandon McCarthy
3-Year Averages MAJ   21 21 138.9 5.83 1.49 3.91 0.71 71.3% 3.69 3.43 .312
Career MAJ   180 126 819.7 5.98 2.42 2.48 1.05 70.6% 4.18 4.22 .298

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2014 Stat Review for Brandon McCarthy    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.75 K/BB
WEAK
6.53 K/9
WEAK
2.37 BB/9
GOOD
92.9 MPH Fastball
GREAT
2.1 HR/9
TERRIBLE
2.59 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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6.23 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.48 WHIP
TERRIBLE
5.54 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.321 BABIP
HIGH
63.2% Strand Rate
LOW

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Worst Matchups for Brandon McCarthy (by OPS against, min 9 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Melky Cabrera TOR 9 4 2 4 0 2 0 .444 1.222 1.667
Troy Tulowitzki COL 9 5 1 4 0 1 0 .556 1.000 1.556
Mitch Moreland TEX 17 7 3 6 1 2 0 .412 1.000 1.444
Nick Swisher CLE 11 4 2 5 1 3 1 .364 1.000 1.417
Torii Hunter DET 16 8 1 2 1 3 1 .500 .875 1.404
Adrian Gonzalez LA 12 6 1 6 1 1 0 .500 .833 1.372
Wilin Rosario COL 9 4 1 3 0 0 0 .444 .889 1.333
Nick Punto OAK 9 4 1 4 0 1 0 .444 .889 1.333
Hunter Pence SF 16 7 1 1 0 1 0 .438 .875 1.313
Lyle Overbay MIL 12 6 0 1 3 0 0 .500 .667 1.267

Best Matchups for Brandon McCarthy (by OPS against, min 9 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Mike Napoli BOS 18 3 0 0 0 9 1 .167 .167 .333
Alex Rios TEX 16 1 0 2 2 2 1 .063 .125 .292
Franklin Gutierrez SEA 14 1 0 0 1 6 1 .071 .143 .276
Bobby Abreu NY-N 12 1 0 0 1 4 1 .083 .083 .237
Matt Joyce TB 9 1 0 0 0 3 1 .111 .111 .222
Raul Ibanez ANA 9 1 0 1 0 3 0 .111 .111 .211
Chris Getz TOR 10 1 0 0 0 1 0 .100 .100 .200
Mike Aviles CLE 10 1 0 1 0 1 0 .100 .100 .191
Jhonny Peralta STL 21 1 0 1 2 7 2 .048 .048 .173
Pablo Sandoval SF 9 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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

McCarthy gave up three runs on seven hits over 5.2 innings in a loss to the Mets on Wednesday.

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McCarthy was knocked around for six runs on 10 hits and a walk in seven innings in Friday's 6-0 loss to the Dodgers.

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McCarthy gave up six runs on seven hits and a walk over six innings against the Rockies on Saturday night to pick up the loss. Three of the seven hits he allowed were homers.

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McCarthy gave up five runs on six hits over 6.2 innings in a no-decision against the Giants on Monday night.

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McCarthy has been confirmed as the D-Backs' starter for Monday's home opener against the Giants, the Arizona Republic reports.

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McCarthy is the likely candidate to start the D-Backs' home opener March 31, the Arizona Republic reports.

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McCarthy gave up two runs, while scattering six hits over five innings, in his third start of the spring Saturday afternoon.

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McCarthy held the Nationals to two runs on five hits over seven innings Saturday but still suffered his 11th loss of the season.

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McCarthy gave up four runs over six innings in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Padres.

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McCarthy (5-9) picked up the win Wednesday, giving up three runs on 10 hits while striking out three over six innings.

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McCarthy gave up two runs on 11 hits with no walks and two strikeouts over six innings against the Rockies on Friday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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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