McCann
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
AVG
.206
HR
5
RBI
17
R
17
SB
0
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
For the first time since his rookie season in 2005, McCann logged fewer than 400 plate appearances, as he spent time on the DL with head and knee injuries and split time behind the plate with Evan Gattis when healthy. With that, McCann's streak of nine consecutive seasons w... read more
For the first time since his rookie season in 2005, McCann logged fewer than 400 plate appearances, as he spent time on the DL with head and knee injuries and split time behind the plate with Evan Gattis when healthy. With that, McCann's streak of nine consecutive seasons with at least 20 homers was snapped. He was still a slightly above-league-average hitter (103 wRC+), as McCann walked at a strong 9.5 percent clip and boosted his contact rate back up close to 85 percent. The quality of the contact wasn't all that great -- McCann posted the lowest hard-hit rate of his career (29.4 percent) and his 41.5 percent flyball rate was a five-year low -- but even so, the advanced numbers suggest McCann deserved a better fate in terms of batting average (.237 BABIP, .254 xBA). While he's pretty much a strict platoon player, McCann still does enough offensively to remain highly relevant at what is a wasteland of a position.
STATUS: 10-Day DL    INJURY: Knee    RETURN DATE: Aug 24,2018   
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: L    Throws: R    HT: 6'3"    WT: 225 lbs.    DOB: 2/20/1984    College: None    Drafted: 2nd Rd in 2002Show Contract
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Brian McCann Contract Info:
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.
Cleared for rehab stint
CHouston Astros
Knee
August 14, 2018
McCann (knee) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Fresno on Thursday, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic Houston reports.
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Vs. Today's Pitcher
Brian McCann Vs Pitcher Stats
  • AB:
    13
  • H:
    5
  • 2B:
    2
  • 3B:
    0
  • HR:
    1
  • RBI:
    4
  • BB:
    2
  • K:
    2
  • SB:
    0
  • CS:
    0
  • HBP:
    0
  • SF:
    0
  • AVG:
    .385
  • OBP:
    .467
  • SLG:
    .769
  • OPS:
    1.236
2018 Stat Review for Brian McCann
0.38 BB/K
WEAK
7.5 % BB Rate
WEAK
19.7 % K Rate
AVERAGE
0.606 OPS
TERRIBLE
0.283 OBP
TERRIBLE
0.206 AVG
TERRIBLE
0.231 BABIP
LOW
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  1. Brian McCann 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Brian McCann 2017 Preseason Outlook
    It took until the final day of the season to do it, but with a home run in his last game of 2016, McCann extended an impressive streak: reaching the 20-homer plateau in nine consecutive seasons. Though his batting average was also up 10 points to .242, the 32-year-old struck out on a career-high 20.1 percent of his at-bats and posted a .748 OPS -- well down from his career average. Further, the second-half emergence of top prospect Gary Sanchez effectively pushed McCann into a full-time DH role and led the Yankees to send McCann to the Astros during the offseason, where he will work in tandem with Evan Gattis. Carlos Beltran will likely occupy the DH spot most days, leaving McCann to push for playing time at first base on days when Gattis is behind the plate, but it would hardly be a surprise to see McCann's playing time volume fall from the 520-plus plate appearances he's averaged over the past three seasons.
  3. Brian McCann 2016 Preseason 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 catchers, setting career highs with 26 home runs and 94 RBI -- first and second respectively in those categories among backstops -- while also drawing more walks than he had in any season since 2011. His .320 OBP, while a full 30 points behind his average while in Atlanta, marked a significant improvement over the .286 OBP he managed in 2014. There is some concern of wear and tear, though, as McCann hit just .200 after the All-Star break, including a .174 average in the final month of the season, coinciding with a team-wide slump. While his days as a solid average hitter appear to be gone, due in large part to the extreme shifts deployed against him, McCann's power should still rank him among the better options behind the plate.
  4. Brian McCann 2015 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  5. Brian McCann 2014 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  6. Brian McCann 2013 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  7. Brian McCann 2012 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  8. Brian McCann 2011 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  9. Brian McCann 2010 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  10. Brian McCann 2009 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  11. Brian McCann 2008 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  12. Brian McCann 2007 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  13. Brian McCann 2006 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  14. Brian McCann 2005 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  15. Brian McCann 2003 Preseason Outlook
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Cleared for rehab stint
CHouston Astros
Knee
August 14, 2018
McCann (knee) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Fresno on Thursday, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic Houston reports.
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Rehab assignment coming this week?
CHouston Astros
Knee
August 12, 2018
McCann (knee) may head out on a rehab assignment when the Astros leave for their road trip in the middle of the coming week, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic Houston reports.
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Still 1-to-2 weeks from game action
CHouston Astros
Knee
August 9, 2018
General manager Jeff Luhnow said McCann (knee) is 1-to-2 weeks away from returning to game action, Christian Boutwell of MLB.com reports.
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Catches first bullpen since surgery
CHouston Astros
Knee
August 6, 2018
McCann (knee) caught a bullpen session for Justin Verlander on Monday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Expands rehab activities
CHouston Astros
Knee
August 4, 2018
McCann (knee) bent into a catcher's squat Friday for the first time since undergoing arthroscopic surgery in July, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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