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James McCann
C | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 220LBS | Age: 31

Draft: 2011 | Rd: 2, #76, Detroit Tigers | Arkansas Fayetteville
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 393 357 26 83 10 42 1 .232 .295 .350 .645
8 Seasons 2638 2429 243 599 75 294 8 .247 .299 .387 .686
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .232 10 42 1 .645
8 Seasons .247 75 294 8 .686

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 25 1501 316 11 3.5 88.3 108.3 8.6 30.1 .246 .360 .297 .283 .340 37.9 21.2 3.8
2016 26 1454 239 23 9.6 88.4 109.5 16.2 29.3 .222 .411 .273 .296 .389 37 29.2 6.2
2017 27 1466 267 21 7.9 87.1 109.2 15.5 40.4 .267 .463 .316 .341 .408 34.1 22.8 6.6
2018 28 1832 313 16 5.1 87.8 111.4 16.2 37.7 .234 .363 .256 .286 .356 37.4 25.4 5.7
2019 29 1966 303 27 8.9 90.1 112 10.9 35.3 .256 .442 .333 .321 .423 43.8 28.8 6.3
2020 30 451 69 6 8.7 90.5 108.5 15 40.6 .260 .458 .378 .346 .433 47.8 27 7.2
2021 31 1545 249 14 5.6 87.2 112.5 9.3 31.3 .216 .329 .282 .277 .347 41 28.2 7.9
10215 1756 118 6.7 88.3 112.5 12.8 34.4 .241 .397 .297 .303 .379 38.9 26 6.1
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Fastballs 982 63.6 238 212 53 39 7 1 6 62 152 .250 .234 .377 .357 .307 .303 88.1 7 21.7 24.3
2021 Breaking 422 27.3 119 111 22 17 2 0 3 41 71 .198 .181 .297 .281 .238 .236 84.3 13 39.3 26.3
2021 Offspeed 141 9.1 35 34 8 6 1 0 1 8 26 .235 .223 .353 .307 .263 .244 87.1 14 27.5 20.5
2020 Fastballs 270 60.0 58 46 15 12 1 0 2 12 36 .326 .282 .478 .468 .394 .383 91.1 14 27.4 17.9
2020 Breaking 141 31.3 42 40 9 3 1 0 5 16 24 .225 .213 .625 .453 .362 .297 89.3 17 37.1 29.1
2020 Offspeed 39 8.7 11 11 4 3 1 0 0 2 9 .364 .338 .455 .438 .353 .337 91.5 14 12.5 16.7
! 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 50.9 17.7 25.6 5.7 34.2 39.2 26.6 2.5 38.9 18.7 29.4 3.5 3.5
2016 41.4 31 22.2 5.4 36.4 36 27.6 2.9 29.7 27.6 23.4 5 9.6
2017 40.8 24.7 27.7 6.7 39.7 33 27.3 4.1 26.6 25.1 30.7 5.2 7.9
2018 39.6 22 26.2 12.1 29.7 41.5 28.8 4.2 29.1 27.8 26.8 6.4 5.1
2019 43.9 20.8 29.7 5.6 34.3 35.3 30.4 1.3 33.7 19.8 29 5.6 8.9
2020 39.1 21.7 33.3 5.8 30.4 37.7 31.9 2.9 27.5 26.1 29 5.8 8.7
2021 52.6 24.1 19.7 3.6 34.9 39 26.1 6.8 38.2 20.1 22.5 6.4 5.6
44.6 22.9 25.7 6.7 34.5 37.5 28 3.5 32.6 23.2 27.3 5.4 6.7
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

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 %
2021 Splitter 4 0 11 0.7 2 .5 .5 .45 66.7 50 25 .303 .372 .311 0
2021 Cutter 1.2 1 110 7.1 29 .231 .538 .359 30.3 27.6 33.3 .219 .451 .327 38.9
2021 Changeup -0.8 -1 130 8.4 33 .219 .344 .256 25.8 21.2 20 .218 .303 .24 32
2021 Curveball -2.4 -3 133 8.6 38 .194 .222 .193 40.3 42.1 26.7 .183 .254 .223 42.9
2021 Slider -2.5 -7 289 18.7 81 .2 .333 .264 38.9 30.9 26 .18 .294 .242 32
2021 Sinker -2.3 -7 319 20.6 83 .244 .295 .276 14.8 18.1 23.1 .203 .236 .227 28.6
2021 4-Seamer 0.3 2 553 35.8 126 .259 .398 .332 23.5 31 23.5 .259 .423 .349 62
2020 Splitter 2.8 0 7 1.6 2 .5 .5 .45 0 0 0 .447 .752 .487 100
2020 Cutter 3.6 1 35 7.8 7 .6 1.2 .743 42.9 14.3 12.5 .482 1.133 .676 75
2020 Changeup 3.4 1 32 7.1 9 .333 .444 .339 16.7 22.2 25 .313 .368 .304 42.9
2020 Curveball 3 2 52 11.5 13 .385 1.154 .627 32 38.5 26.3 .253 .648 .367 62.5
2020 Sinker 1.8 1 73 16.2 19 .412 .471 .387 20 15.8 17.6 .26 .315 .282 40
2020 Slider -2.3 -2 90 20 29 .148 .37 .248 41.3 37.9 30.6 .194 .359 .265 31.3
2020 4-Seamer 0.2 0 162 35.9 32 .208 .333 .356 27.9 25 19 .257 .439 .376 52.9
2019 Knuckleball -0.1 0 8 0.4 1 0 0 0 20 0 0 .353 .4 .318 0
2019 Splitter 21.3 2 8 0.4 3 .667 1 .717 40 33.3 33.3 .562 1.013 .655 100
2019 Cutter 2 2 107 5.4 20 .389 .722 .495 21.6 10 6.9 .29 .461 .355 18.8
2019 Changeup 2.6 5 179 9.1 44 .279 .488 .395 26.6 20.5 13 .284 .418 .306 29.4
2019 Curveball -0.2 0 199 10.1 54 .24 .42 .312 34 25.9 17.5 .236 .41 .302 38.9
2019 Sinker 0.1 0 293 14.9 80 .32 .467 .37 15.8 17.5 24.6 .24 .368 .28 50.8
2019 Slider 1.1 4 401 20.4 112 .236 .443 .318 40.1 34.8 25 .241 .466 .314 37.9
2019 4-Seamer -0.3 -2 771 39.2 161 .266 .434 .344 27 36 21.9 .261 .468 .347 55.4
2018 Knuckleball -0.3 0 7 0.4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 Splitter -7.8 -1 11 0.6 3 0 0 0 62.5 100 60 0
2018 Cutter -5.7 -5 89 4.9 20 .105 .105 .125 25 15 16.7 .269 .489 .34 25
2018 Changeup 0.3 1 167 9.1 50 .265 .49 .346 28.3 24 20.7 .227 .365 .263 37.8
2018 Curveball -0.8 -2 207 11.3 57 .228 .281 .224 34.6 35.1 23 .238 .332 .245 35.1
2018 Slider -2.1 -6 298 16.3 83 .205 .244 .231 39.8 30.1 28.4 .195 .271 .239 25.9
2018 Sinker -1.9 -7 396 21.6 105 .227 .32 .275 11.9 21.9 22.8 .242 .36 .292 45.3
2018 4-Seamer -0.4 -2 652 35.6 137 .23 .344 .304 23.8 21.2 16.5 .256 .435 .341 40.9
2017 Knuckleball 12.6 1 7 0.5 3 .333 1.333 .667 0 0 .413 1.397 .726 66.7
2017 Splitter 0 0 17 1.2 6 .333 .333 .3 25 16.7 20 .504 .847 .569 80
2017 Cutter -4 -4 97 6.6 27 .12 .24 .2 34.5 25.9 23.3 .164 .27 .196 26.3
2017 Changeup -0.8 -1 123 8.4 32 .2 .3 .273 22.1 12.5 12.9 .274 .45 .329 23.1
2017 Curveball 1.2 2 148 10.1 46 .233 .326 .312 26.9 26.1 21.1 .174 .27 .223 22.6
2017 Slider 0.3 1 255 17.4 77 .247 .397 .31 37.7 37.7 32.2 .268 .519 .348 38.6
2017 Sinker 1.4 4 310 21.1 87 .329 .514 .417 6.9 6.9 9.7 .359 .558 .445 36.4
2017 4-Seamer -0.7 -4 508 34.7 113 .255 .451 .333 22.3 26.5 22.9 .246 .44 .322 35.6
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2015 416 1478 -1 -15 0 4 -12
2016 372 1451 -7 -15 6 2 -14
2017 391 1465 1 -11 4 4 -1
2018 457 1829 -9 -22 5 3 -23
2019 471 1955 23 -26 5 7 9
2020 118 480 5 -7 4 2 3
2021 392 1545 -13 -12 3 7 -15
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 1501 51.3 67.3 83.2 36.8 57.7 44.3 33.4 52.4 24.9 7.7 80.7
2016 1454 51.9 61 79.5 30.9 52.8 43 24.9 46.6 28.1 9.2 66.2
2017 1466 51.7 67.1 85.4 32.3 54.6 42 30.4 50.3 24 8.5 81.5
2018 1832 49.9 64.1 83.4 31.6 51.7 44 21.9 47.8 26.5 7.5 68.6
2019 1966 48 67.8 81 32.9 52.8 40.7 27.1 49.6 28.7 7.5 82.3
2020 451 49 67.4 81.2 27.4 46 39.2 24.3 47 29.2 5.8 69.2
2021 1545 45.2 70.5 82.9 32.1 52.9 41.9 32.1 49.4 27.5 6.6 79.4
10215 49.5 66.3 82.5 32.5 53.4 42.5 28 49.2 26.8 7.7 76
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 29.2 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 21 44 31 30 14 27 33 41 61 32 4 27 50
2016 24 7 48 66 4 47 78 38 48 7 22 20 48
2017 67 68 69 65 56 45 64 31 40 31 25 45 45
2018 12 25 22 25 7 24 30 31 48 19 15 34 28
2019 44 51 51 48 29 51 60 67 78 9 23 19 36
2020 31
2021 4 8 8 14 4 14 24 16 50 11 34 31 42
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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 23.9 18 16.8 1 8 13 9 50
2020 23.3 7 5.3 2 1 4 3 42.9
2021 23.4 10 7.9 2 3 11 2 20

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 18 21 21 18 22 14 16 19 17 16 22 16 10 13 14 20 13 17 13 19 11 14 12 20 18 20 18 16 17 14 23
2020 7 6 6 5 7 4 5 6 6 5 6 5 3 5 5 7 5 5 5 6 5 4 5 5 5 7 5 6 5 5 6
2021 10 9 12 7 15 4 8 11 10 9 9 6 3 8 7 12 3 6 10 8 3 5 5 9 7 12 6 5 11 4 13
! 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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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.3 88.4 0.1 87.1 -1.3 87.8 0.7 90.1 2.3 90.5 0.4 87.2 -3.3
Launch Angle 8.6 16.2 7.6 15.5 -0.7 16.2 0.7 10.9 -5.3 15 4.1 9.3 -5.7
Barrel % 3.5 9.6 6.1 7.9 -1.7 5.1 -2.8 8.9 3.8 8.7 -0.2 5.6 -3.1
Hard Hit % 37.9 37 -0.9 34.1 -2.9 37.4 3.3 43.8 6.4 47.8 4 41 -6.8
Sweet Spot % 30.1 29.3 -0.8 40.4 11.1 37.7 -2.7 35.3 -2.4 40.6 5.3 31.3 -9.3
xBA .246 .222 -0.024 .267 0.045 .234 -0.033 .256 0.022 .26 0.004 .216 -0.044
BA .264 .221 -0.043 .253 0.032 .22 -0.033 .273 0.053 .289 0.016 .232 -0.057
xwOBA .283 .296 0.013 .341 0.045 .286 -0.055 .321 0.035 .346 0.025 .277 -0.069
wOBA .297 .273 -0.024 .316 0.043 .256 -0.06 .333 0.077 .378 0.045 .282 -0.096
xSLG .36 .411 0.051 .463 0.052 .363 -0.1 .442 0.079 .458 0.016 .329 -0.129
SLG .387 .358 -0.029 .415 0.057 .314 -0.101 .46 0.146 .536 0.076 .35 -0.186
K% 21.2 29.2 8 22.8 -6.4 25.4 2.6 28.8 3.4 27 -1.8 28.2 1.2
BB% 3.8 6.2 2.4 6.6 0.4 5.7 -0.9 6.3 0.6 7.2 0.9 7.9 0.7
Swing % 52.4 46.6 -5.8 50.3 3.7 47.8 -2.5 49.6 1.8 47 -2.6 49.4 2.4
Whiff% 24.9 28.1 3.2 24 -4.1 26.5 2.5 28.7 2.2 29.2 0.5 27.5 -1.7
In Zone % 51.3 51.9 0.6 51.7 -0.2 49.9 -1.8 48 -1.9 49 1 45.2 -3.8
Out of Zone % 48.7 48.1 -0.6 48.3 0.2 50.1 1.8 52 1.9 51 -1 54.8 3.8
Out of Zone Swing % 36.8 30.9 -5.9 32.3 1.4 31.6 -0.7 32.9 1.3 27.4 -5.5 32.1 4.7
First Pitch Swing % 33.4 24.9 -8.5 30.4 5.5 21.9 -8.5 27.1 5.2 24.3 -2.8 32.1 7.8
First Pitch Strike % 62.8 59.5 -3.3 61.6 2.1 55.6 -6 60.9 5.3 59.5 -1.4 58.5 -1
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 R 369 4 1.1 .271 .220
2017 R 391 12 3.1 .317 .296
2018 R 457 63 13.8 .252 .284
2019 R 471 41 8.7 .315 .481
2020 R 111 17 15.3 .340 .586
2021 R 392 69 17.6 .282 .286

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