Casey McGehee
Casey McGehee
36-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
 Free Agent  Foreign
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Casey McGehee in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a minor league contract with the Tigers in March of 2016.
Signs with Yomiuri Giants in Japan
3BFree Agent  F
December 3, 2016
McGehee signed a one-year deal with Japan's Yomiuri Giants on Saturday, Ken Rosenthal of MLB Network reports.
McGehee became a free agent in November and after a month of evaluating his options, the third basemen decided to play professional baseball in Japan. The 34-year-old batted .198 and .227 respectively over the past two major league seasons and so would likely not be a valuable fantasy asset even if he remained in the MLB.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
It appears as though McGehee’s glory days are behind him, as the 34-year-old’s 2015 and 2016 numbers were a far cry from the statistics he put up for the Brewers from 2009 to 2011 or his 2014 season with the Marlins, when he hit .287 in 691 plate appearances, driving in 76 runs. The veteran third baseman appeared in just 30 games for the Tigers in 2016, hitting .228 with four runs and one RBI in 96 plate appearances, while spending much of the season with Triple-A Toledo. McGehee’s batting average on balls in play was just .269 last season, with an extremely low isolated power of .011. He also struggled taking walks, as his walk rate dropped to 3.1 percent, down from 8.1 percent in 2015. The free agent will look to find a minor league contract with a team looking for offensive help off the bench and willing to take a flyer on his past production, though he’ll have to earn a roster spot in spring training.
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 the second time being optioned, he decided to head back to Miami and signed with the Marlins on July 10th. McGehee never did return to his 2014 form, and in his 60 games with Miami he managed just a .182/.250/.245 slash line and did not hit a home run, of which he hit 29 in 2014. McGehee has shown potential to be a dangerous offensive threat in his years with power and ability to drive in runs, but his inconsistency has been a major downfall. Next season he should have plenty of opportunities to get his bat back on track and will be a potential everyday player.
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.
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Heads to free agency Monday
3BFree Agent  F
November 7, 2016
McGehee was not extended a qualifying offer and is now a free agent, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.
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Recalled, starting Tuesday
3BDetroit Tigers  F
September 6, 2016
McGehee was recalled from Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday.
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Optioned to Triple-A Toledo
3BDetroit Tigers  F
August 30, 2016
McGehee was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday.
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Getting full-time look at third base
3BDetroit Tigers  F
August 14, 2016
McGehee will start at third base and bat seventh in the order Sunday against the Rangers.
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Called up Sunday, will start at third base
3BDetroit Tigers  F
August 7, 2016
McGehee was recalled from Triple-A Toledo on Sunday. He'll bat seventh in the order and start at third base in the Tigers' game against the Mets.
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