Brandon McCarthy
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 8" 225LBS | Age: 39

Draft: 2002 | Rd: 17, #510, Chicago White Sox | Lamar CC

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2018 6 3 4.92 15 15 0 78.2 65 1.46
13 Seasons 69 75 4.20 255 197 0 1223.2 908 1.30
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2018 15 6-3 4.92 78.2 65 1.46
13 Seasons 255 69-75 4.20 1223.2 908 1.30

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 31 367 61 8 13.1 8.5 89.9 108.4 14.2 47.5 .233 .466 .380 .316 .442 42.6 30.9 4.3 5.87 4.13
2016 32 701 99 2 2.0 1.2 87.8 109.2 14.5 32.3 .215 .316 .292 .302 .331 30.3 25.7 15.2 4.95 3.82
2017 33 1447 282 4 1.4 1.0 85.2 115.7 13.4 32.3 .255 .350 .292 .294 .328 21.3 18.8 7.0 3.98 3.68
2018 34 1215 253 20 7.9 5.9 89.2 113.7 7.5 30.8 .267 .456 .360 .333 .390 36.8 19.2 6.2 4.92 4.76
Player 3730 695 34 4.9 3.4 87.5 115.7 11.4 33.1 .251 .394 .324 .311 .361 30.1 21.3 7.9
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

McCarthy relies on 5 pitches.
Sinker
(37%) ,
Cutter
(31.5%) ,
Curveball
(23.6%) ,
Slider
(7%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(0.8%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 39.3 31.1 24.6 4.9 32.8 36.1 31.1 6.6 27.9 23.0 23.0 6.6 13.1 8.5
2016 35.4 22.2 32.3 10.1 35.4 33.3 31.3 3.0 25.3 33.3 25.3 6.1 2.0 1.2
2017 44.0 18.8 27.3 9.9 34.8 40.1 25.2 3.9 33.0 25.2 29.4 5.0 1.4 1.0
2018 49.0 21.7 24.9 4.3 37.2 39.5 22.9 2.4 40.3 20.9 22.1 4.7 7.9 5.9
Player 44.2 21.4 26.9 7.5 35.5 38.6 25.8 3.5 34.1 24.6 25.6 5.2 4.9 3.4
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2018 Slider ATL R 85 85.4 40.2 3.1 8 5.6 1.0 22
2018 Sinker ATL R 449 92.5 23.8 2.0 9 14.6 0.1 1
2018 4-Seamer ATL R 10 91.9 21.3 -4.8 -29 9.7 2.7 38
2018 Cutter ATL R 382 91.4 22.7 2.4 9 1.9 -4.1 -187
2018 Curveball ATL R 286 80.2 55.1 0.5 1 12.1 5.2 74
2017 Slider LAD R 21 86.5 34.5 1.6 5 9.1 5.3 139
2017 Curveball LAD R 311 80.2 50.2 -2.2 -4 14.4 7.9 120
2017 Changeup LAD R 37 88.6 23.9 -2.0 -8 14.4 1.0 8
2017 Sinker LAD R 309 92.9 21.6 1.7 9 14.1 -0.7 -5
2017 Cutter LAD R 346 91.3 18.2 4.1 18 2.4 0.5 25
2017 4-Seamer LAD R 417 93.2 15.4 -1.3 -9 7.3 -0.6 -8
2016 Cutter LAD R 136 91.4 18.2 2.9 14 4.6 -7.2 -283
2016 Sinker LAD R 124 92.1 20.5 1.3 7 13.8 0.1 1
2016 4-Seamer LAD R 226 93.4 14.3 -0.8 -6 10.1 3.1 45
2016 Curveball LAD R 200 80.5 46.7 -3.8 -7 9.4 0.8 10
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2018 Sinker 0.2 1 449 37.0 120 .294 .440 .362 12.6 11.7 18.7 .294 .471 .356 38.8
2018 Cutter 0.2 1 382 31.4 112 .273 .465 .365 18.4 20.5 20.7 .264 .484 .358 40.3
2018 Curveball 3.1 9 286 23.5 76 .365 .635 .424 18.9 25.0 17.4 .237 .406 .280 32.1
2018 Slider 1.9 2 85 7.0 29 .276 .517 .366 25.5 31.0 23.7 .229 .411 .269 20.0
2018 4-Seamer -7.0 -1 10 0.8 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .560 .770 .575 100.0
2017 4-Seamer -1.1 -5 417 28.8 130 .248 .308 .288 19.2 25.4 19.0 .243 .332 .284 22.1
2017 Cutter -0.3 -1 346 23.9 86 .257 .311 .307 19.7 12.8 15.1 .264 .311 .304 12.3
2017 Curveball -0.3 -1 311 21.5 68 .227 .364 .271 21.4 25.0 16.8 .251 .414 .294 24.5
2017 Sinker -0.5 -2 309 21.4 80 .314 .457 .372 17.4 7.5 13.3 .301 .406 .341 28.4
2017 Changeup -1.7 -1 37 2.6 11 .182 .364 .227 6.7 9.1 12.5 .132 .203 .145 0.0
2017 Slider 7.9 2 21 1.5 8 .250 .500 .313 23.1 37.5 18.8 .188 .222 .178 40.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 93 376 -3 -3 2 2 -2
2009 412 1,567 -9 -4 9 6 2
2011 687 2,483 -14 -6 3 3 -15
2012 441 1,563 -7 -11 8 3 -7
2013 574 1,998 10 -4 6 4 16
2014 832 3,025 1 -3 5 5 7
2015 94 367 6 -2 1 1 6
2016 170 696 -2 -8 5 6 1
2017 388 1,462 -5 -12 4 7 -5
2018 339 1,214 6 -2 5 3 11
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 367 52.6 63.2 78.7 34.5 65.0 49.3 66.0 49.6 25.8 6.8 64.0
2016 701 49.9 64.3 82.7 23.9 69.0 41.1 60.8 44.1 18.4 7.0 79.6
2017 1,447 50.1 65.2 83.7 29.9 70.2 43.8 65.1 47.5 19.1 7.1 70.6
2018 1,215 55.5 67.1 87.2 25.0 62.2 41.6 68.4 48.3 16.7 10.0 68.9
Player 3,730 52.1 65.5 84.3 27.7 67.2 43.1 65.6 47.3 18.9 8.0 70.8
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 66 65 60 48
2016 47 55 48 58
2017 73 38 82 96 57 97 100 92 99 28 73 15 74 47 57 75 26
2018 21 14 10 14 45 38 21 23 36 27 81 3 17 40 31 71 15
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 21.0 2 2.0 0 2 1 1 50.0
2017 22.6 6 3.3 3 4 5 0 0.0
2018 22.7 15 13.6 1 6 8 7 46.7
Player 22.5 23 18.9 4 12 14 8 34.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 2 2 3 2 1 3 1 1 2 2 4 2 1 1 1 3 2 3 1 2 4 1 1 2 2 2 3 1 1 3 3
2017 6 4 5 3 1 2 3 2 3 3 3 5 1 2 3 4 3 6 1 2 7 1 2 6 5 3 6 1 5 2 6
2018 15 15 16 13 13 14 12 16 13 11 14 12 12 8 11 14 10 15 11 15 14 14 14 14 15 16 16 13 15 13 18
Player 23 21 24 18 15 19 16 19 18 16 21 19 14 11 15 21 15 24 13 19 25 16 17 22 22 21 25 15 21 18 27
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.7 92.5 -1.2 92.5 0 -0.5
Offspeed Velocity 0 0 0 88.6 0 0
Breaking Velocity 81.9 80.6 -1.3 80.6 0 0.8
Exit Velocity 89.9 87.8 -2.1 85.2 -2.6 4
Launch Angle 14.2 14.5 0.3 13.4 -1.1 -5.9
Barrel % 13.1 2 -11.1 1.4 -0.6 6.5
Hard Hit % 42.6 30.3 -12.3 21.3 -9 15.5
Sweet Spot % 47.5 32.3 -15.2 32.3 0 -1.5
xBA .233 .215 -0.018 .255 0.04 0.012
BA .267 .207 -0.06 .256 0.049 0.044
xwOBA .316 .302 -0.014 .294 -0.008 0.039
wOBA .38 .292 -0.088 .292 0 0.068
xSLG .466 .316 -0.15 .35 0.034 0.106
SLG .6 .307 -0.293 .354 0.047 0.144
K% 30.9 25.7 -5.2 18.8 -6.9 0.4
BB% 4.3 15.2 10.9 7 -8.2 -0.8
Swing % 49.6 44.1 -5.5 47.5 3.4 0.8
Whiff% 25.8 18.4 -7.4 19.1 0.7 -2.4
In Zone % 52.6 49.9 -2.7 50.1 0.2 5.4
Out of Zone % 47.4 50.1 2.7 49.9 -0.2 -5.4
Out of Zone Swing % 34.5 23.9 -10.6 29.9 6 -4.9
First Pitch Swing % 29.8 27.5 -2.3 28.4 0.9 3.5
First Pitch Strike % 66 60.8 -5.2 65.1 4.3 3.3
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 164 .288 95 3 3.2 69 15 21.7
2017 382 .294 181 12 6.6 201 50 24.9
2018 339 .360 185 21 11.4 154 33 21.4

Pitch Tempo

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