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Billy McKinney

Billy McKinney

LF | B/T: L/L | 6' 1" 205 | Age: 24
Draft: 2013 (Rd: 1, #24, Oakland Athletics) - Plano West Sr (TX) HS
Dallas, TX USA
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 178 162 23 36 5 13 0 .222 .278 .395 .673
2 Seasons 310 281 37 66 11 26 1 .235 .295 .423 .719
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .222 5 13 0 .673
2 Seasons .235 11 26 1 .719

Standard MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2018 2 Teams 38 132 119 14 30 7 0 6 13 11 33 1 0 1 .252 .318 .462 .780
2018 NYY AL 2 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
2018 TOR AL 36 128 115 14 29 7 0 6 13 11 32 1 0 1 .252 .320 .470 .790
2019 TOR AL 50 178 162 23 36 11 1 5 13 11 44 0 2 2 .222 .278 .395 .673
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Advanced MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGPATBLOBSACSFBABIPXBHGIDPGIDPONPP/PAK/PAHR/PABB/KISOROEWO
2018 2 Teams 132 55 48 0 1 .296 13 0 14 522 3.95 .250 .045 .333 .210 .210 0
2018 NYY AL 4 1 4 0 0 .333 0 0 2 14 3.5 .250 .000 .000 .000 .000 0
2018 TOR AL 128 54 44 0 1 .295 13 0 12 508 3.97 .250 .047 .344 .217 .217 0
2019 TOR AL 178 64 54 2 1 .272 17 0 22 655 3.68 .247 .028 .250 .173 .173 1

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 45 | Power: 50 | Run: 50 | Arm: 45 | Field: 50 | Overall: 45

McKinney has been traded three times since the A's drafted him with the No. 24 overall pick in 2013. The Cubs acquired him and Addison Russell as part of their package for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel in July 2014, then packaged him with three other players to the Yankees for Aroldis Chapman two years later. McKinney's big league debut came in early 2018 with the Bronx Bombers, but without a clear path to playing time in a deep Yankees outfield, he was sent with Brandon Drury to Toronto in July in exchange for J.A. Happ. Playing regularly with the Blue Jays during the final two months of the season, McKinney finally showed what he could do, hitting .252/.320/.470 with six homers in 36 games.

After profiling as hit-over-power guy early in his career, McKinney has become more power-oriented as he's ascended the Minors. He still has the same fluid left-handed swing and an approach that nets him walks, but he's become more aggressive early in the count while focusing on hitting the ball in the air. It translated to a career-high 22 homers in 2018 between the Minors and Majors, where his mean exit velocity was slightly better than league average. Five of McKinney's homers came against same-sided pitchers, though he hit just .209/.287/.395 against them overall compared to a .240/.320/.500 clip against righties.

A solid athlete with average speed, McKinney can get down the line in 4.2 to 4.3 seconds at his best. He moves well enough to play either corner-outfield position, though his fringy arm strength is best-suited for left field. McKinney's struggles against left-handed pitching limit his chances of becoming an everyday player, but the power and on-base skills are good enough for him to succeed in a platoon role.


Statcast - Batting

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2018 522 87 7 8.0 88.8 18.7 .249 .457 .335 .336 .414 37.9 25.0 8.3
2019 655 121 7 5.8 84.6 14.2 .219 .340 .288 .271 .325 28.9 24.7 6.2
ALL 1177 208 14 6.7 86.3 16.1 .232 .390 .308 .299 .363 32.7 24.8 7.1
MLB 37102 6.3 87.5 11.1 .251 .409 .318 .318 .370 34.4 21.5 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
07/15/2019 Toronto Blue Jays recalled LF Billy McKinney from Buffalo Bisons.
06/28/2019 Toronto Blue Jays optioned LF Billy McKinney to Buffalo Bisons.
06/18/2019 Toronto Blue Jays recalled Billy McKinney from Buffalo Bisons.
05/24/2019 Toronto Blue Jays optioned LF Billy McKinney to Buffalo Bisons.
04/20/2019 LF Billy McKinney assigned to Buffalo Bisons.
08/17/2018 Toronto Blue Jays recalled Billy McKinney from Buffalo Bisons.
07/28/2018 Toronto Blue Jays optioned LF Billy McKinney to Buffalo Bisons.
07/26/2018 Toronto Blue Jays traded J.A. Happ to New York Yankees for LF Billy McKinney and 3B Brandon Drury.
05/24/2018 New York Yankees optioned LF Billy McKinney to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
05/21/2018 New York Yankees sent OF Billy McKinney on a rehab assignment to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
05/14/2018 New York Yankees sent RF Billy McKinney on a rehab assignment to Trenton Thunder.
05/10/2018 New York Yankees sent OF Billy McKinney on a rehab assignment to Tampa Tarpons.
04/01/2018 New York Yankees placed LF Billy McKinney on the 10-day disabled list. Left shoulder sprain.
03/30/2018 New York Yankees recalled RF Billy McKinney from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
03/21/2018 New York Yankees optioned RF Billy McKinney to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
11/20/2017 New York Yankees selected the contract of Billy McKinney from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
10/09/2017 1B Billy McKinney assigned to Scottsdale Scorpions.
07/01/2017 RF Billy McKinney assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders from Trenton Thunder.
06/30/2017 RF Billy McKinney assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
02/20/2017 New York Yankees invited non-roster OF Billy McKinney to spring training.
07/25/2016 New York Yankees traded LHP Aroldis Chapman to Chicago Cubs for RHP Adam Warren, SS Gleyber Torres, RF Billy McKinney and OF Rashad Crawford.
07/25/2016 RF Billy McKinney assigned to Trenton Thunder.
03/14/2016 RF Billy McKinney assigned to Chicago Cubs.
09/29/2015 Tennessee Smokies activated RF Billy McKinney from the 7-day disabled list.
08/15/2015 Tennessee Smokies placed RF Billy McKinney on the 7-day disabled list.
05/14/2015 RF Billy McKinney assigned to Tennessee Smokies from Myrtle Beach Pelicans.
03/05/2015 OF Billy McKinney assigned to Chicago Cubs.
07/06/2014 Billy McKinney assigned to Daytona Cubs.
07/05/2014 Chicago Cubs traded RHP Jason Hammel and RHP Jeff Samardzija to Oakland Athletics for SS Addison Russell, CF Billy McKinney, RHP Dan Straily and cash.
03/31/2014 CF Billy McKinney assigned to Stockton Ports from Vermont Lake Monsters.
02/26/2014 CF Billy McKinney assigned to Oakland Athletics.
08/28/2013 CF Billy McKinney assigned to Vermont Lake Monsters from AZL Athletics.
06/20/2013 Billy McKinney assigned to AZL Athletics.
06/14/2013 Oakland Athletics signed CF Billy McKinney.