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Brendan McKay
Popularity: ↑ 32%
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 2" 220LBS | Age: 25

Draft: 2017 | Rd: 1, #4, Tampa Bay Rays | Louisville
MLB Pipeline Rank
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 2 4 5.14 13 11 0 49.0 56 1.41
1 Season 2 4 5.14 13 11 0 49.0 56 1.41
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 13 2-4 5.14 49.0 56 1.41
1 Season 13 2-4 5.14 49.0 56 1.41

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2019 878 144 15 10.4 91.2 17.5 36.1 .261 .461 .333 .329 .418 44.4 25.9 7.4 5.14 4.63
ALL 878 144 15 10.4 91.2 17.5 36.1 .261 .461 .333 .329 .418 44.4 25.9 7.4
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

McKay relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(57.2%) ,
Curveball
(26.2%) ,
Cutter
(13%) ,
Changeup
(3.6%) ,


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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 Whiff% PutAway%
2019 4-Seam Fastball 502 391 111 57.2 93.7 104 97 26 11 10 1 4 32 65 .268 .242 .515 .475 .345 .323 93.8 23 2231 23.4 18.8
2019 Curveball 230 187 43 26.2 81.7 68 65 19 15 2 0 2 16 50 .292 .307 .415 .471 .310 .340 89.3 6 2032 24.8 19.3
2019 Cutter 114 86 28 13.0 89.0 38 30 7 3 3 0 1 5 26 .233 .264 .433 .451 .343 .364 88.8 22 2152 21.0 15.2
2019 Changeup 32 32 0 3.6 86.4 6 6 1 0 0 0 1 3 3 .167 .061 .667 .179 .323 .095 88.6 43 1668 36.4 42.9


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 Cutter TB L 114 89 23.9 2.4 9 0.3 -2 -115
2019 4-Seamer TB L 502 93.7 14.1 1.5 10 9 1.6 22
2019 Changeup TB L 32 86.4 23.1 -6.1 -21 12.2 -1.5 -11
2019 Curveball TB L 230 81.7 49.8 -1.6 -3 8.3 0.2 3
! 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 Changeup 1.1 0 32 3.6 6 .167 .667 .333 36.4 50.0 42.9 .061 .179 .095 0.0
2019 Cutter -0.5 -1 114 13.0 38 .233 .433 .351 21.0 13.2 15.2 .264 .451 .365 38.5
2019 Curveball 2.4 5 230 26.2 68 .292 .415 .333 24.8 23.5 19.3 .307 .471 .341 38.0
2019 4-Seamer 0.1 0 502 57.2 104 .268 .515 .367 23.4 30.8 18.8 .242 .475 .324 53.8
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 222 897 5 -7 4 2 5
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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 68.5 80.5 29.1 66.1 44.2 57.9 48.9 23.8 6.5 80.7
ALL 878 50.2 68.5 80.5 29.1 66.1 44.2 57.9 48.9 23.8 6.5 80.7
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
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
ALL 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
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2019 37 33 26 26 55 53 7 3 3 68 61 37 37 48 39 4
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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 7.2 0.8 7 6 2 25.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 8 6 11 8 11 4 5 9 7 7 12 9 3 8 7 8 6 6 6 8 4 5 6 7 7 10 6 6 7 5 11
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2019 216 .333 164 51 31.1 52 40 76.9

Pitch Distribution