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Brandon McCarthy #38 - SP

NY Yankees

  • Age: 31
  • DOB: 1983/07/07
  • POB: Glendale, CA
  • Height: 6-7 Weight: 200lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 8
  • Drafted by Chicago WS in 2002 (17th round).
  • Current Status: On roster
  • Performance: McCarthy is hot (1-0, 1.42 in last 12.2IP).
Year to date2020410000122.1146706316211051.374.63
On Pace3333716000200.02391151032634172-4.63

Scouting Report

AssetsMixes a two-seamer and four-seamer in the low-90s with a strong curveball. Can induce a lot of groundball outs. Boasts terrific command when on top of his game.
FlawsHis sinking action doesn't always sink, which leaves him susceptible to the long ball too frequently. Needs to improve his change-up. Could stand to improve his strikeout/walk ratio.
Career potentialSolid starter.

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/07/08Added to the New York Yankees 25-man roster.
2014/07/06Acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks.
2014/03/22Opening Day in Australia, reserve/exemption.
2013/08/04Missed 57 games (shoulder injury).
2013/06/01Shoulder injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 31st, 2013).
2012/12/11Signed as a free agent by the Arizona Diamondbacks to a two-year contract.
2012/10/29Filed for free agency.
2012/10/11Missed the last 26 regular season and first 5 playoff games (skull).
2012/10/06Did not make the Oakland Athletics playoff roster.
2012/09/07Skull, remainder of the regular season.
2012/08/10Missed 43 games (right shoulder injury).
2012/06/24Right shoulder injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to June 20th, 2012).
2012/06/19Missed 6 games (sore right shoulder).
2012/06/12Sore right shoulder, day-to-day.
2012/06/02Missed 13 games (strained right shoulder).
2012/05/20Strained right shoulder, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 18th, 2012).
2012/05/12Missed 4 games (sore right shoulder).
2012/05/08Sore right shoulder, day-to-day.
2012/01/17Re-signed by the Oakland Athletics to a one-year contract.
2011/08/17Missed 4 games (bruised right knee).
2011/08/13Bruised right knee, day-to-day.
2011/07/03Missed 41 games (shoulder injury).
2011/05/20Shoulder injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 19th, 2011).
2010/12/13Signed as a free agent by the Oakland Athletics to a one-year contract.
2010/11/05Outrighted to Oklahoma City (AAA).
2010/11/05Refused minor league assignment from the Texas Rangers and opted for free agency.
2010/07/29Right shoulder injury, late September.
2010/03/27Optioned to Oklahoma City (AAA).
2010/01/15Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.
2009/09/01Missed 77 games (right shoulder injury).
2009/07/07Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (right shoulder injury).
2009/06/09Right shoulder injury, early September.
2009/06/08Right shoulder injury, day-to-day.
2009/01/15Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.
2008/09/29Missed the last 11 regular season games (finger injury).
2008/09/23Finger injury, day-to-day.
2008/08/23Missed 129 games (right forearm injury).
2008/03/30Right forearm injury, late September.
2008/02/25Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.
2007/10/01Missed the last 9 regular season games (forearm injury).
2007/09/24Forearm injury, day-to-day.
2007/09/11Missed 27 games (shoulder injury).
2007/08/15Shoulder injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to August 11th, 2007).
2007/07/02Missed 17 games (right finger injury).
2007/06/14Right finger injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to June 10th, 2007).
2007/06/13Right finger injury, day-to-day.
2007/06/09Missed 11 games (finger injury).
2007/05/02Finger injury, day-to-day.
2007/02/26Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.
2006/12/23Acquired from the Chicago White Sox.
2006/02/28Re-signed by the Chicago White Sox to a one-year contract.
2005/10/04Did not make the Chicago White Sox playoff roster.
2005/08/30Recalled from Charlotte (AAA).
2005/07/05Optioned to Charlotte (AAA).
2005/06/20Recalled from Charlotte (AAA).
2005/05/27Optioned to Charlotte (AAA).
2005/05/22Contract purchased from Charlotte (AAA).
2005/03/30Assigned by the Chicago White Sox to their minor league camp.
2005/01/21Re-signed by the Chicago White Sox to a minor league contract and invited to spring training.


2014/07/06Arizona Diamondbacks traded Brandon McCarthy and cash to the New York Yankees for Vidal Nuno.
2012/12/11Signed as a free agent by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
2010/12/13Signed as a free agent by the Oakland Athletics.
2006/12/23Chicago White Sox traded Brandon McCarthy and David Paisano to the Texas Rangers for John Danks, Nick Masset and Jacob Rasner.
2002/06/04Drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 17th round in 2002.

Career Stats

2014NY YankeesAL221000012.2155211121.261.42
2014Total Ari/NYAMLB2020410000122.1146706316211051.374.63
2010Oklahoma CityAAA1194200056.1512221811441.103.36
2009Oklahoma CityAAA550100021.220101019221.344.15
2008AZL RangersR22000005.07220151.603.60
2006Chicago WSAL5324700084.27744441733691.304.68
2005Chicago WSAL12103200067.06230301317481.184.03
2003Great FallsR161594010101.010549417151251.193.65
2002AZL White SoxR14144400078.1784024615791.192.76


GP - games played
GS - games started
W - wins
L - losses
SV - saves
CG - complete games
SHO - shutouts
IP - innings pitched
H - hits
R - runs
ER - earned runs
HR - homeruns
BB - walks or base on balls
K - strikouts
WHIP - walks and hits per inning pitched
ERA - earned runs avverage

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