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Brandon McCarthy
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 8" 225LBS | Age: 38

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

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 % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 32 367 61 8 13.1 89.9 108.4 14.2 47.5 .233 .466 .380 .316 .442 42.6 30.9 4.3 5.87 4.34
2016 33 701 99 2 2 87.8 109.2 14.5 32.3 .211 .309 .292 .295 .318 31.6 25.7 15.2 4.95 3.77
2017 34 1447 282 4 1.4 85.2 115.7 13.4 32.3 .254 .348 .292 .293 .325 21.3 18.8 7 3.98 3.73
2018 35 1215 253 20 7.9 89.2 113.7 7.5 30.8 .266 .452 .360 .331 .387 36.8 19.2 6.2 4.92 4.76
3730 695 34 4.9 87.5 115.7 11.4 33.1 .249 .390 .324 .309 .357 30.2 21.3 7.9
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

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

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2018 Sinker 449 259 190 37.0 92.5 120 109 32 24 4 0 4 14 98 .294 .291 .440 .467 .340 .352 88.8 1 2115 5.7 12.6 18.7
2018 Cutter 382 157 225 31.5 91.4 112 99 27 19 2 1 5 23 77 .273 .264 .465 .476 .353 .355 90.1 12 2207 5.7 18.4 20.7
2018 Curveball 286 131 155 23.6 80.2 76 74 27 17 5 0 5 19 56 .365 .237 .635 .406 .421 .280 87.4 8 2620 5.1 18.9 17.4
2018 Slider 85 72 13 7.0 85.4 29 29 8 3 4 0 1 9 20 .276 .228 .517 .406 .333 .268 88.9 15 2350 5.3 25.5 23.7
2018 4-Seam Fastball 10 4 6 0.8 91.9 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .560 .000 .770 .000 .575 107.0 7 2146 5.7 0.0 0.0
2017 4-Seam Fastball 417 178 239 28.9 93.2 130 117 29 24 4 0 1 33 86 .248 .243 .308 .332 .276 .284 86.6 16 2250 5.9 19.2 19.0
2017 Cutter 346 129 217 24.0 91.3 86 74 19 16 2 1 0 11 65 .257 .264 .311 .311 .291 .304 80.1 25 2281 5.8 19.7 15.1
2017 Curveball 311 153 158 21.6 80.2 68 66 15 10 3 0 2 17 49 .227 .247 .364 .408 .262 .290 86.9 10 2631 5.3 21.4 16.8
2017 Sinker 309 198 111 21.4 92.9 80 70 22 16 4 0 2 6 67 .314 .297 .457 .401 .361 .336 87.1 0 2201 6.0 17.4 13.3
2017 Changeup 37 2 35 2.6 88.6 11 11 2 0 2 0 0 1 10 .182 .132 .364 .203 .224 .145 83.5 11 2216 5.9 6.7 12.5
2017 Slider 21 9 12 1.5 86.5 8 8 2 1 0 1 0 3 5 .250 .188 .500 .222 .304 .179 90.6 17 2390 5.5 23.1 18.8
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 39.3 31.1 24.6 4.9 32.8 36.1 31.1 6.6 27.9 23 23 6.6 13.1
2016 35.4 22.2 32.3 10.1 35.4 33.3 31.3 3 25.3 33.3 25.3 6.1 2
2017 44 18.8 27.3 9.9 34.8 40.1 25.2 3.9 33 25.2 29.4 5 1.4
2018 49 21.7 24.9 4.3 37.2 39.5 23.3 2.4 40.3 20.9 22.1 4.7 7.9
44.2 21.4 26.9 7.5 35.5 38.6 25.9 3.5 34.1 24.6 25.6 5.2 4.9
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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 22
2018 Sinker ATL R 449 92.5 23.8 2 9 14.6 0.1 1
2018 Cutter ATL R 382 91.4 22.7 2.4 9 1.9 -4.1 -187
2018 4-Seamer ATL R 10 91.9 21.3 -4.8 -29 9.7 2.7 38
2018 Curveball ATL R 286 80.2 55.1 0.5 1 12.1 5.2 74
2017 Curveball LAD R 311 80.2 50.2 -2.3 -4 14.4 7.9 119
2017 Changeup LAD R 37 88.6 23.9 -2 -8 14.4 1 8
2017 Sinker LAD R 309 92.9 21.6 1.7 9 14.1 -0.7 -5
2017 4-Seamer LAD R 417 93.2 15.4 -1.3 -9 7.3 -0.6 -8
2017 Cutter LAD R 346 91.3 18.2 4.1 18 2.4 0.5 25
2017 Slider LAD R 21 86.5 34.5 1.6 5 9.1 5.3 139
2016 Curveball LAD R 200 80.5 46.7 -3.8 -7 6.6 0.5 9
2016 Sinker LAD R 124 92.1 20.5 1.3 7 15 0.6 4
2016 Cutter LAD R 136 91.4 18.2 2.9 14 6.8 -7.2 -1870
2016 4-Seamer LAD R 226 93.4 14.3 -0.8 -6 12 3.7 45
! 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 4-Seamer -7 -1 10 0.8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .56 .77 .575 100
2018 Slider 2 2 85 7 29 .276 .517 .366 25.5 31 23.7 .228 .406 .268 20
2018 Curveball 3.1 9 286 23.5 76 .365 .635 .424 18.9 25 17.4 .237 .406 .28 32.1
2018 Cutter -0.1 0 382 31.4 112 .273 .465 .357 18.4 20.5 20.7 .264 .476 .356 40.3
2018 Sinker 0 0 449 37 120 .294 .44 .351 12.6 11.7 18.7 .291 .467 .353 38.8
2017 Slider 7.9 2 21 1.5 8 .25 .5 .313 23.1 37.5 18.8 .188 .222 .178 40
2017 Changeup -1.7 -1 37 2.6 11 .182 .364 .227 6.7 9.1 12.5 .132 .203 .145 0
2017 Curveball -0.6 -2 311 21.5 68 .227 .364 .267 21.4 25 16.8 .247 .408 .29 24.5
2017 Sinker -0.4 -1 309 21.4 80 .314 .457 .368 17.4 7.5 13.3 .297 .401 .337 28.4
2017 Cutter -0.2 -1 346 23.9 86 .257 .311 .307 19.7 12.8 15.1 .264 .311 .304 12.3
2017 4-Seamer -1 -4 417 28.8 130 .248 .308 .288 19.2 25.4 19 .243 .332 .284 22.1
! 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 -2 -3 2 2 -2
2009 412 1567 -9 -4 9 6 2
2011 687 2483 -13 -6 3 3 -14
2012 441 1563 -7 -12 8 3 -8
2013 574 1998 11 -4 6 4 17
2014 832 3025 3 -5 6 4 8
2015 94 363 6 -2 1 1 6
2016 166 690 -3 -8 5 6 1
2017 388 1462 -4 -12 5 6 -6
2018 339 1214 6 -4 5 3 10
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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 52.1 64 79.3 34.5 65 49.3 66 49.6 25.8 6.6 66.7
2016 701 49.4 63.6 82.1 24.1 69.4 41.2 60.8 44.1 18.4 6.9 79.2
2017 1447 50.3 65.2 83.7 29.7 70 43.8 65.1 47.5 19.1 7.1 70.6
2018 1215 55.4 67.2 87.2 25 62.2 41.6 68.4 48.3 16.7 10.1 69.9
3730 52 65.5 84.3 27.7 67.1 43.1 65.6 47.3 18.9 8 71.4
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 66 64 64
2016 46 54 51
2017 70 36 80 96 57 97 100 92 99 28 73 15 70 47 56 76
2018 21 14 12 14 45 38 22 24 35 27 81 3 21 40 31 73
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.7 92.5 -1.2 92.5 0 -0.5 undefined undefined
Offspeed Velocity 0 0 0 88.6 0 0 undefined undefined
Breaking Velocity 81.9 80.5 -1.4 80.6 0.1 0.8 undefined undefined
Exit Velocity 89.9 87.8 -2.1 85.2 -2.6 4 undefined undefined
Launch Angle 14.2 14.5 0.3 13.4 -1.1 -5.9 undefined undefined
Barrel % 13.1 2 -11.1 1.4 -0.6 6.5 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 42.6 31.6 -11 21.3 -10.3 15.5 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 47.5 32.3 -15.2 32.3 0 -1.5 undefined undefined
xBA .233 .211 -0.022 .254 0.043 0.012 undefined undefined
BA .267 .207 -0.06 .256 0.049 0.044 undefined undefined
xwOBA .316 .295 -0.021 .293 -0.002 0.038 undefined undefined
wOBA .38 .292 -0.088 .292 0 0.068 undefined undefined
xSLG .466 .309 -0.157 .348 0.039 0.104 undefined undefined
SLG .6 .307 -0.293 .354 0.047 0.144 undefined undefined
K% 30.9 25.7 -5.2 18.8 -6.9 0.4 undefined undefined
BB% 4.3 15.2 10.9 7 -8.2 -0.8 undefined undefined
Swing % 49.6 44.1 -5.5 47.5 3.4 0.8 undefined undefined
Whiff% 25.8 18.4 -7.4 19.1 0.7 -2.4 undefined undefined
In Zone % 52.1 49.4 -2.7 50.3 0.9 5.1 undefined undefined
Out of Zone % 47.9 50.6 2.7 49.7 -0.9 -5.1 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 34.5 24.1 -10.4 29.7 5.6 -4.7 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 29.8 27.5 -2.3 28.4 0.9 3.5 undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 66 60.8 -5.2 65.1 4.3 3.3 undefined undefined
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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 Distribution