Brendan McKay
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 2" 220LBS | Age: 28
Draft: 2017 | Rd: 1, #4, Tampa Bay Rays | Louisville
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 2 4 5.14 13 11 0 49 56 1.41
1 Season 2 4 5.14 13 11 0 49 56 1.41
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 13 2-4 5.14 49 56 1.41
1 Season 13 2-4 5.14 49 56 1.41
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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
2019 23 878 144 15 10.4 6.9 91.2 109.7 17.5 36.1 .256 .448 .333 .322 .408 44.4 25.9 7.4 5.14 4.60
Player 878 144 15 10.4 6.9 91.2 109.7 17.5 36.1 .256 .448 .333 .322 .408 44.4 25.9 7.4
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

McKay relies on 4 pitches.
Four Seamer
(57.2%) ,
Curveball
(26.2%) ,
Cutter
(13.0%) ,
Changeup
(3.6%) ,


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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
2019 36.8 29.9 25.0 8.3 27.8 42.4 29.9 0.7 23.6 29.9 29.9 4.2 10.4 6.9
Player 36.8 29.9 25.0 8.3 27.8 42.4 29.9 0.7 23.6 29.9 29.9 4.2 10.4 6.9
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! 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
2019 4-Seam Fastball TB L 502 93.7 14.1 1.5 9 9.0 1.6 22
2019 Changeup TB L 32 86.4 23.1 -6.0 -21 12.2 -1.5 -11
2019 Curveball TB L 230 81.7 49.8 -1.6 -3 8.3 0.4 5
2019 Cutter TB L 114 89.1 23.9 2.3 9 0.3 -2.0 -115
! 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 %
2019 4-Seam Fastball 0.0 0 502 57.2 104 .268 .515 .367 23.3 30.8 18.8 .235 .459 .314 53.8
2019 Curveball -2.2 -5 230 26.2 68 .292 .415 .333 24.8 23.5 19.3 .300 .457 .333 38.0
2019 Cutter 0.7 1 114 13.0 38 .233 .433 .351 21.0 13.2 15.2 .268 .453 .367 38.5
2019 Changeup -1.0 0 32 3.6 6 .167 .667 .333 36.4 50.0 42.9 .053 .144 .080 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 222 898 -5 7 -4 -2 -4
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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 %
2019 878 50.2 68.7 80.2 29.1 66.1 44.1 57.9 49.0 23.7 6.5 80.7
Player 878 50.2 68.7 80.2 29.1 66.1 44.1 57.9 49.0 23.7 6.5 80.7
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 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
2019 40 35 30 29 56 53 7 3 3 68 61 38 49 58 45 3 65
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 22.1 8 7.6 0 9 8 2 25.0
Player 22.1 8 7.6 0 9 8 2 25.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 8 13 7 10 10 8 10 9 8 3 5 12 8 7 8 4 7 5 5 8 7 8 13 7 4 4 6 8 11 7 6
Player 8 13 7 10 10 8 10 9 8 3 5 12 8 7 8 4 7 5 5 8 7 8 13 7 4 4 6 8 11 7 6
! 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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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2019 Shifts 216 .333 164 58 35.4 52 42 80.8
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2019 255 16.2 34.1% 0.4% 142 27.0 0.0% 15.5%
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Pitch Distribution