34-Year-Old Third Baseman – Free Agent
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
After having one of his best years with Miami in 2014, McGehee went to San Francisco for the 2015 season where he struggled to the point that he was optioned two different times by the Giants. After t...
Casey McGehee Contract Information:
Signed a minor league contract with the Tigers in March of 2016.
McGehee signed a one-year deal with Japan's Yomiuri Giants on Saturday, Ken Rosenthal of MLB Network reports.
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|2012 (Multiple Teams)||29||MAJ||PIT/NYY||114||352||318||36||69||26||16||1||9||41||1||1||29||70||0||3||2||.217||.284||.358||.643|
|2015 (Multiple Teams)||32||MAJ||MIA/SF||109||258||237||14||47||14||12||0||2||20||1||1||21||50||0||0||0||.198||.264||.274||.538|
|Career (View All)||850||3,086||2,798||285||721||214||141||6||67||380||7||10||249||517||0||31||8||.258||.317||.384||.701|
Casey McGehee: MLB Games Played By Position
Casey McGehee Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
|Year||Age||Lg||Tm||PA||AB||Walk Rate||Strikeout Rate||BB/K Ratio||Contact Rate||BABIP||Isolated Power|
|2012 (Multiple Teams)||29||MAJ||PIT/NYY||352||318||8.2%||19.9%||0.41||78%||.251||.141|
|2015 (Multiple Teams)||32||MAJ||MIA/SF||258||237||8.1%||19.4%||0.42||79%||.243||.076|
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After spending a year getting his game back on track in Japan, McGehee resurrected his career as the Marlins' everyday third baseman and cleanup hitter in 2014. Remarkably, McGehee drove in 76 runs despite knocking just four home runs in 691 plate appearances during his age-31 season. McGehee made up for his lack of power with consistent contact (15.8 K%) and a solid walk rate (9.7 BB%) and slashed .287/.355/.357 while functioning as a strong veteran presence in the locker room. The Marlins decided it was best to sell high during the offseason, shipping McGehee to San Francisco, where he will likely drop a spot or two in the lineup. That said, McGehee should play almost every day and continue to see a fair amount of RBI opportunities, making him a decent late-round value in deeper mixed and NL-only formats.
McGehee spent last season playing with the Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan, slashing .292/.376/.515 with 28 home runs and 93 RBI in 144 games. Making consistent contact is a problem for McGehee, but a strong spring could theoretically push him into a significant role at third base with Miami, especially since the Marlins lack depth at the position as they move through their latest rebuilding effort.
After a promising first few years with Milwaukee, McGehee really fell off the table in 2011 and 2012, hitting just .221 over the last two seasons. He signed a deal with the Rakuten Golden Eagles to play in Japan in 2013. Even if he can get the average back up, McGehee doesn't really have the power to start at a corner-infield position in MLB again as his 104 RBI back in 2010 were largely a function of lineup position, and he would likely to top out as a 10-15 home-run hitter even with a full-time role.
McGehee put together one of the worst offensive seasons in the majors during 2011. He hit just .223/.280/.346 in 546 at-bats before the Brewers pulled the plug. He was traded to the Pirates for reliever Jose Veras in December, where it's likely that McGehee will compete with Pedro Alvarez for at-bats at third base and potentially work his way into the mix for at-bats at first base as well.
McGehee had an up and down season in 2010, but finished by hitting a respectable .285/.337/.464 with 23 home runs. While he was prone to hot and cold streaks, his first and second half numbers look very similar. He'll be back as the starting third baseman for the Brewers in 2011 after solidifying his hold on the everyday job last season.
McGehee came out of nowhere to have a Rookie of the Year worthy season at the age of 26. He hit .301/.360/.499 in 116 games at third base after earning an everyday job near midseason. He was bothered for most of the year by tendonitis in his right knee and had surgery after the season to fix that. The Brewers appear to be leaning towards having McGehee as their starting third baseman, but his hold on the position is tenuous at best. First, he never hit in the minors as well as he did last season and second, he'll always have Mat Gamel lurking in the background if he gets off to a bad start at the plate. You're going to need to make sure you have a backup plan if you draft McGehee for your team.
McGehee's .296/.345/.429 line as a 25-year-old at Triple-A doesn't portend greatness at the major-league level, and the Cubs apparently recognized that as they waived him in October. The Brewers claimed him, and he'll likely compete for a bench spot with Milwaukee in spring training.