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James McDonald #55 - P

Chicago Cubs

  • Age: 29
  • DOB: 1984/10/19
  • POB: Long Beach, CA
  • Height: 6-5 Weight: 205lbs
  • Bats/Throws: L/R
  • MLB Seasons: 6
  • Drafted by LA Dodgers in 2002 (11th round).
  • Current Status: Right shoulder injury, 60-day DL, 60-day DL

Scouting Report

AssetsHas an ideal pitchers' frame and plenty of big-league versatility as either a starter or reliever. His pitches are hard to read coming out of his hand.
FlawsHas control issues that have curtailed his big-league effectiveness as a starter. Must avoid the big inning, too. Injuries have been a factor here.
Career potentialInconsistent but versatile right-hander, when healthy.

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/03/30Right shoulder injury, 60-day DL (retroactive to February 13th, 2014).
2014/02/13Signed as a free agent by the Chicago Cubs to a one-year contract.
2014/01/31Signed by the Chicago Cubs to a minor league contract and invited to spring training.
2013/09/13Refused minor league assignment from the Pittsburgh Pirates and opted for free agency.
2013/09/12Outrighted to Indianapolis (AAA).
2013/09/07Designated for assignment by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
2013/09/07Missed 109 games (right shoulder injury).
2013/07/12Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (right shoulder injury).
2013/05/07Right shoulder injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 1st, 2013).
2013/01/31Re-signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a one-year contract.
2012/03/03Re-signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a one-year contract.
2011/03/03Re-signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a one-year contract.
2010/07/31Acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers.
2010/07/19Recalled from Albuquerque (AAA).
2010/03/20Optioned to Albuquerque (AAA).
2009/10/07Did not make the Los Angeles Dodgers playoff roster.
2009/06/19Recalled from Albuquerque (AAA).
2009/05/14Optioned to Albuquerque (AAA).
2008/09/01Recalled from Las Vegas (AAA).
2008/03/10Optioned to Las Vegas (AAA).
2008/03/03Re-signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers to a one-year contract.

Trades

2014/02/13Signed as a free agent by the Chicago Cubs.
2010/07/31Pittsburgh Pirates traded Octavio Dotel to the Los Angeles Dodgers for James McDonald and Andrew Lambo.
2002/06/04Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 11th round in 2002.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPGSWLSVCGSHOIPHRERHRBBKWHIPERA
2013PittsburghNL662200029.2292419120251.655.76
2013IndianapolisAAA441300020.226161529121.696.53
2013AltoonaAA22010004.24331521.935.79
2013BradentonA10000002.04221012.009.00
2013GCL PiratesR33000005.25440151.066.35
2012PittsburghNL3029128010171.0147858021691511.264.21
2011PittsburghNL313199000171.0176868024781421.494.21
2010PittsburghNL11114500064.0592525324611.303.52
2010LA DodgersNL41010007.211771572.098.22
2010Total LA/PitNL15124600071.2703232429681.384.02
2010AlbuquerqueAAA12126100063.1643131424571.394.41
2010AZL DodgersR22000005.23310381.061.59
2009LA DodgersNL4545500063.0603428634541.494.00
2009AlbuquerqueAAA661000030.1211111214401.153.26
2008LA DodgersNL40000006.05000121.000.00
2008Las VegasAAA542100022.1179937281.073.63
2008JacksonvilleAA222253000118.298474212461131.213.19
2007JacksonvilleAA10107200052.2421410516641.101.71
2007Inland EmpireA16156700082.07937368211041.223.95
2006ColumbusA3022510021142.1119726315651461.293.98
2005OgdenR40000006.04310291.001.50
2004GCL Dodgers (OF)R----------------
2003GCL DodgersR1292400048.2392018315471.113.33
TotalNL131823230010512.1487261239562314421.404.20
TotalAAA2726105000136.2128676611541371.334.35
TotalAA3434126000176.0144645518671791.202.81
TotalA47371117021226.120211110124862511.274.02
TotalR21142400066.0513024321691.093.27

Legend:

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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