James McCann
C | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 235LBS | Age: 32

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

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2023 82 77 9 15 3 6 1 .195 .244 .364 .608
10 Seasons 2930 2698 274 652 81 322 12 .242 .295 .380 .675
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2023 .195 3 6 1 .608
10 Seasons .242 81 322 12 .675

Statcast Batting 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%
2015 25 1501 316 11 3.5 2.6 88.3 108.3 8.6 30.1 .250 .367 .297 .288 .348 37.3 21.2 3.8
2016 26 1454 239 23 9.6 6.2 88.4 109.5 16.2 29.3 .224 .416 .273 .299 .395 36.8 29.2 6.2
2017 27 1466 267 21 7.9 5.4 87.2 109.2 15.7 40.4 .267 .465 .316 .343 .410 34.1 22.8 6.6
2018 28 1832 313 16 5.1 3.5 87.8 111.4 16.2 37.7 .235 .365 .256 .288 .358 37.4 25.4 5.7
2019 29 1966 303 28 9.2 5.9 90.2 112.0 10.8 36.0 .260 .450 .333 .326 .431 44.2 28.8 6.3
2020 30 451 69 6 8.7 5.4 90.5 108.5 15.0 40.6 .260 .458 .378 .346 .433 47.8 27.0 7.2
2021 31 1623 263 16 6.1 3.9 87.3 112.5 9.3 32.3 .224 .344 .281 .284 .357 40.7 27.9 7.8
2022 32 713 130 9 6.9 4.7 90.2 108.4 16.3 33.8 .240 .414 .243 .311 .376 40.8 24.1 5.8
2023 33 326 63 5 7.9 6.1 90.2 108.3 17.7 31.7 .274 .495 .265 .350 .399 47.6 17.1 3.7
Player 11332 1963 135 6.9 4.6 88.5 112.5 13.2 34.5 .245 .406 .292 .308 .385 39.3 25.6 6.0
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
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 2.6
2016 41.4 31.0 22.2 5.4 36.4 36.0 27.6 2.9 29.7 27.6 23.4 5.0 9.6 6.2
2017 40.8 24.7 27.7 6.7 39.7 33.0 27.3 3.7 26.6 25.1 30.7 5.2 7.9 5.4
2018 39.6 22.0 26.2 12.1 29.7 41.2 28.4 4.2 29.1 27.8 26.8 6.4 5.1 3.5
2019 43.9 20.8 29.7 5.6 34.3 35.3 30.4 1.3 34.0 19.8 29.7 5.6 9.2 5.9
2020 39.1 29.0 26.1 5.8 30.4 37.7 31.9 2.9 27.5 26.1 29.0 5.8 8.7 5.4
2021 52.1 24.0 20.2 3.8 35.4 39.2 25.5 6.8 37.3 20.2 23.2 6.1 6.1 3.9
2022 36.9 30.8 26.2 6.2 30.0 45.4 24.6 3.8 26.2 29.2 24.6 9.2 6.9 4.7
2023 39.7 31.7 22.2 6.3 38.1 41.3 20.6 3.2 25.4 25.4 27.0 11.1 7.9 6.1
Player 44.0 24.0 25.4 6.6 34.4 38.1 27.4 3.5 31.9 23.6 27.3 5.8 6.9 4.6
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.8 37.6 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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 %
2023 4-Seamer -1.3 -2 129 39.6 40 .205 .436 .279 11.4 10.0 8.5 .320 .637 .411 54.3
2023 Slider -1.4 -1 53 16.3 12 .273 .545 .375 32.3 16.7 13.3 .245 .452 .327 55.6
2023 Changeup -1.0 -1 50 15.3 9 .111 .111 .100 45.8 33.3 15.8 .236 .389 .267 33.3
2023 Sinker -0.5 0 31 9.5 7 .167 .167 .357 33.3 14.3 11.1 .263 .379 .341 60.0
2023 Cutter -3.8 -1 24 7.4 6 .167 .333 .208 18.8 16.7 14.3 .196 .235 .188 20.0
2023 Curveball 0.2 0 20 6.1 3 .000 .000 .233 28.6 33.3 11.1 .092 .105 .291 0.0
2023 Sweeper 3.4 1 16 4.9 4 .333 .333 .400 50.0 50.0 40.0 .249 .278 .348 0.0
2023 Splitter -9.0 0 3 0.9 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .086 .096 .084 0.0
2022 4-Seamer -2.0 -4 211 29.6 49 .186 .233 .233 23.4 24.5 16.7 .213 .351 .285 46.9
2022 Sinker -0.7 -1 169 23.7 53 .239 .348 .317 17.1 11.3 20.7 .339 .624 .437 53.7
2022 Slider 0.0 0 160 22.4 40 .167 .194 .236 43.7 35.0 21.9 .177 .254 .239 27.3
2022 Curveball 1.8 1 61 8.6 19 .263 .474 .361 37.5 36.8 29.2 .216 .391 .262 33.3
2022 Changeup -4.7 -2 51 7.2 15 .133 .133 .120 29.6 33.3 38.5 .144 .170 .138 20.0
2022 Cutter 2.4 1 36 5.0 9 .111 .444 .222 10.5 0.0 0.0 .359 .874 .520 44.4
2022 Sweeper -3.0 -1 21 2.9 6 .167 .167 .150 45.5 33.3 33.3 .176 .208 .167 0.0
2022 Splitter -1.4 0 4 0.6 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2021 4-Seamer 0.4 2 582 35.9 138 .261 .403 .333 24.1 30.4 24.3 .266 .437 .353 59.5
2021 Sinker -1.9 -6 333 20.5 88 .229 .277 .291 13.8 18.2 22.5 .208 .251 .232 28.4
2021 Slider -2.6 -8 310 19.1 83 .195 .286 .258 36.9 28.9 23.5 .184 .291 .239 28.3
2021 Changeup -0.9 -1 141 8.7 33 .219 .344 .256 25.3 21.2 17.5 .223 .310 .244 32.0
2021 Curveball -2.4 -3 130 8.0 37 .200 .229 .199 39.7 43.2 26.2 .188 .261 .229 45.0
2021 Cutter 1.8 2 106 6.5 28 .240 .560 .371 30.2 28.6 32.0 .241 .505 .355 47.1
2021 Splitter 4.1 0 11 0.7 2 .500 .500 .450 66.7 50.0 25.0 .291 .343 .285 0.0
2021 Sweeper 15.0 1 9 0.6 2 .500 2.000 1.000 50.0 50.0 33.3 .285 .724 .410 100.0
2021 Slurve 2.7 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2020 4-Seamer 0.5 1 162 35.9 33 .240 .360 .373 27.5 24.2 19.0 .248 .424 .367 50.0
2020 Slider -2.6 -2 86 19.1 28 .154 .385 .257 40.0 35.7 31.3 .201 .373 .274 31.3
2020 Sinker 1.6 1 75 16.6 19 .412 .471 .387 20.0 15.8 16.7 .260 .315 .282 40.0
2020 Curveball 3.5 2 53 11.8 14 .385 1.154 .632 32.0 35.7 26.3 .253 .648 .391 62.5
2020 Cutter 2.3 1 32 7.1 5 .500 1.250 .720 36.4 20.0 11.1 .590 1.396 .794 100.0
2020 Changeup 3.5 1 31 6.9 9 .333 .444 .339 16.7 22.2 28.6 .313 .368 .304 42.9
2020 Splitter 2.8 0 7 1.6 2 .500 .500 .450 0.0 0.0 0.0 .447 .752 .487 100.0
2020 Sweeper -2.6 0 5 1.1 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 33.3 -- -- .000 --
2019 4-Seamer -0.3 -3 768 39.1 160 .266 .434 .342 27.1 36.3 22.1 .270 .478 .352 56.5
2019 Slider 0.9 4 385 19.6 108 .235 .422 .311 40.3 35.2 25.0 .239 .442 .306 37.5
2019 Sinker 0.4 1 296 15.1 81 .320 .467 .386 15.6 17.3 23.7 .250 .393 .299 51.6
2019 Curveball 0.1 0 180 9.2 49 .244 .378 .321 33.7 26.5 18.6 .244 .396 .304 40.6
2019 Changeup 2.6 5 179 9.1 44 .279 .488 .395 26.6 20.5 13.0 .284 .418 .306 29.4
2019 Cutter 2.0 2 107 5.4 20 .389 .722 .495 21.6 10.0 6.9 .290 .461 .355 18.8
2019 Slurve -2.4 -1 22 1.1 6 .167 .667 .333 33.3 16.7 10.0 .141 .449 .236 20.0
2019 Sweeper 4.8 1 13 0.7 3 .333 1.333 .667 40.0 33.3 25.0 .404 1.493 .762 50.0
2019 Splitter 21.3 2 8 0.4 3 .667 1.000 .717 40.0 33.3 33.3 .562 1.013 .655 100.0
2019 Knuckleball -0.1 0 8 0.4 1 .000 .000 .000 20.0 0.0 0.0 .353 .400 .318 0.0
2018 4-Seamer -0.4 -2 664 36.2 139 .228 .341 .307 23.7 21.6 16.9 .256 .435 .343 40.9
2018 Sinker -1.9 -7 384 21.0 103 .229 .323 .276 11.9 21.4 22.2 .247 .367 .294 45.3
2018 Slider -1.9 -5 287 15.7 79 .216 .257 .242 38.7 27.8 26.8 .203 .282 .249 26.4
2018 Curveball -0.8 -2 200 10.9 56 .232 .286 .228 32.3 33.9 22.1 .243 .338 .250 35.1
2018 Changeup 0.2 0 166 9.1 49 .271 .500 .353 28.6 24.5 21.1 .231 .372 .267 38.9
2018 Cutter -5.7 -5 89 4.9 20 .105 .105 .125 25.0 15.0 16.7 .269 .489 .340 25.0
2018 Splitter -8.6 -1 12 0.7 4 .000 .000 .000 55.6 75.0 50.0 .007 .011 .007 0.0
2018 Slurve -2.4 0 9 0.5 2 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2018 Sweeper -8.4 -1 9 0.5 3 .000 .000 .000 50.0 66.7 40.0 .069 .092 .073 0.0
2018 Knuckleball -0.3 0 7 0.4 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .000 .000 .000 0.0
2017 4-Seamer -0.8 -4 508 34.7 113 .255 .451 .333 22.3 26.5 22.9 .246 .440 .322 35.6
2017 Sinker 1.2 4 309 21.1 87 .329 .514 .417 6.9 6.9 9.8 .360 .559 .446 36.4
2017 Slider 0.7 2 241 16.4 71 .265 .426 .327 36.8 36.6 30.6 .286 .561 .368 40.5
2017 Curveball -0.7 -1 144 9.8 43 .225 .250 .287 28.6 27.9 21.8 .168 .214 .203 21.4
2017 Changeup -0.9 -1 124 8.5 32 .200 .300 .273 21.7 12.5 12.5 .274 .450 .329 23.1
2017 Cutter -2.3 -2 98 6.7 28 .120 .240 .259 34.5 25.0 23.3 .165 .276 .217 26.3
2017 Splitter 0.0 0 17 1.2 6 .333 .333 .300 25.0 16.7 20.0 .504 .847 .569 80.0
2017 Slurve 23.5 2 9 0.6 5 .200 .800 .400 14.3 20.0 25.0 .185 .641 .331 25.0
2017 Sweeper -6.2 0 8 0.5 3 .000 .000 .000 75.0 66.7 66.7 .013 .019 .015 0.0
2017 Knuckleball 12.6 1 7 0.5 3 .333 1.333 .667 0.0 0.0 -- .413 1.397 .726 66.7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2015 424 1,496 -2 -14 -1 4 -12
2016 373 1,454 -6 -15 6 2 -13
2017 391 1,465 2 -11 4 4 -1
2018 457 1,829 -10 -22 5 3 -24
2019 475 1,966 24 -25 5 7 11
2020 118 480 5 -7 4 2 3
2021 411 1,623 -11 -12 4 7 -13
2022 191 713 -3 -10 3 4 -7
2023 82 326 -1 -4 0 2 -4
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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 1,501 51.5 67.2 83.0 36.7 57.7 44.5 33.4 52.4 24.9 7.7 80.9
2016 1,454 51.7 61.4 79.9 30.6 52.1 42.8 24.9 46.6 28.1 9.1 66.7
2017 1,466 51.6 67.1 85.4 32.4 54.8 42.0 30.4 50.3 24.0 8.5 81.5
2018 1,832 49.8 64.2 83.4 31.6 51.7 44.0 21.9 47.8 26.5 7.4 68.4
2019 1,966 48.0 67.8 81.1 32.9 52.7 40.7 27.2 49.6 28.7 7.5 82.3
2020 451 48.8 67.7 81.2 27.3 46.0 39.0 24.3 47.0 29.2 5.8 69.2
2021 1,623 45.8 71.3 82.3 32.3 54.6 42.0 31.9 50.2 27.0 6.7 79.6
2022 713 49.1 68.9 82.2 35.0 52.0 41.7 25.1 51.6 28.3 9.1 70.8
2023 326 51.5 68.5 86.1 34.8 52.7 45.1 30.5 52.1 24.7 7.7 84.0
Player 11,332 49.6 66.7 82.5 32.7 53.5 42.5 27.9 49.6 26.8 7.8 76.0
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 42.6 29.5 47.1 24.7 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2015 20 41 31 30 12 27 33 41 62 60 32 4 27 10 50
2016 22 5 46 65 3 47 78 38 71 50 7 22 20 36 48
2017 68 66 69 66 54 45 64 32 69 40 31 25 45 18 45
2018 11 23 22 25 6 24 31 31 81 48 19 15 34 27 28
2019 45 54 53 49 33 51 64 69 84 79 9 23 19 24 36
2020 54 31
2021 7 11 9 16 7 18 28 19 85 47 13 35 33 17 43
2022 44 23
2023 40 26
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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 23.1 12 13.8 -2 10 8 7 58.3
2017 24.2 13 14.7 -2 5 9 9 69.2
2018 24.1 8 9.9 -2 4 6 6 75.0
2019 23.9 18 18.0 0 10 12 9 50.0
2020 23.3 7 5.3 2 3 3 3 42.9
2021 23.4 10 8.9 1 2 13 2 20.0
2022 25.4 3 3.1 0 1 0 3 100.0
2023 22.3 3 3.4 0 0 2 2 66.7
Player 23.7 74 77.0 -3 35 53 41 55.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 12 16 10 14 12 11 13 16 11 9 13 17 16 12 13 16 9 11 15 12 14 14 18 21 13 13 13 19 18 14 11
2017 13 15 11 16 15 14 19 15 11 11 14 19 13 15 14 14 14 13 18 15 14 15 18 16 15 12 14 18 15 15 12
2018 8 14 9 9 9 8 10 12 9 6 9 11 10 9 10 9 10 9 10 11 12 9 14 12 8 6 8 11 12 11 9
2019 18 22 14 20 17 19 21 17 14 11 15 21 23 16 18 16 17 15 20 21 17 18 27 19 17 15 15 21 24 18 12
2020 7 6 6 6 6 6 7 5 4 3 4 6 4 4 6 4 6 6 5 7 5 6 8 4 5 4 5 6 6 5 5
2021 10 12 8 9 12 9 13 8 5 4 7 13 9 5 9 13 8 6 9 11 7 8 15 7 5 5 15 11 6 7 11
2022 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 4
2023 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 2 3 3 4 3 3
Player 74 91 64 80 77 74 90 79 60 50 68 93 82 67 77 79 71 66 84 84 76 76 107 86 69 60 76 93 88 76 67
! 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 +/-   2023 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.3 88.4 0.1 87.2 -1.2 87.8 0.6 90.2 2.4 90.5 0.3 87.3 -3.2 90.2 2.9 90.2 0.0
Launch Angle 8.6 16.2 7.6 15.7 -0.5 16.2 0.5 10.8 -5.4 15.0 4.2 9.3 -5.7 16.3 7.0 17.7 1.4
Barrel % 3.5 9.6 6.1 7.9 -1.7 5.1 -2.8 9.2 4.1 8.7 -0.5 6.1 -2.6 6.9 0.8 7.9 1.0
Hard Hit % 37.3 36.8 -0.5 34.1 -2.7 37.4 3.3 44.2 6.8 47.8 3.6 40.7 -7.1 40.8 0.1 47.6 6.8
Sweet Spot % 30.1 29.3 -0.8 40.4 11.1 37.7 -2.7 36.0 -1.7 40.6 4.6 32.3 -8.3 33.8 1.5 31.7 -2.1
xBA .250 .224 -0.026 .267 0.043 .235 -0.032 .260 0.025 .260 0.000 .224 -0.036 .240 0.016 .274 0.034
BA .264 .221 -0.043 .253 0.032 .220 -0.033 .273 0.053 .289 0.016 .232 -0.057 .195 -0.037 .195 0.000
xwOBA .288 .299 0.011 .343 0.044 .288 -0.055 .326 0.038 .346 0.020 .284 -0.062 .311 0.027 .350 0.039
wOBA .297 .273 -0.024 .316 0.043 .256 -0.060 .333 0.077 .378 0.045 .281 -0.097 .243 -0.038 .265 0.022
xSLG .367 .416 0.049 .465 0.049 .365 -0.100 .450 0.085 .458 0.008 .344 -0.114 .414 0.070 .495 0.081
SLG .387 .358 -0.029 .415 0.057 .314 -0.101 .460 0.146 .536 0.076 .349 -0.187 .282 -0.067 .364 0.082
K% 21.2 29.2 8.0 22.8 -6.4 25.4 2.6 28.8 3.4 27.0 -1.8 27.9 0.9 24.1 -3.8 17.1 -7.0
BB% 3.8 6.2 2.4 6.6 0.4 5.7 -0.9 6.3 0.6 7.2 0.9 7.8 0.6 5.8 -2.0 3.7 -2.1
Swing % 52.4 46.6 -5.8 50.3 3.7 47.8 -2.5 49.6 1.8 47.0 -2.6 50.2 3.2 51.6 1.4 52.1 0.5
Whiff% 24.9 28.1 3.2 24.0 -4.1 26.5 2.5 28.7 2.2 29.2 0.5 27.0 -2.2 28.3 1.3 24.7 -3.6
In Zone % 51.5 51.7 0.2 51.6 -0.1 49.8 -1.8 48.0 -1.8 48.8 0.8 45.8 -3.0 49.1 3.3 51.5 2.4
Out of Zone % 48.5 48.3 -0.2 48.4 0.1 50.2 1.8 52.0 1.8 51.2 -0.8 54.2 3.0 50.9 -3.3 48.5 -2.4
Out of Zone Swing % 36.7 30.6 -6.1 32.4 1.8 31.6 -0.8 32.9 1.3 27.3 -5.6 32.3 5.0 35.0 2.7 34.8 -0.2
First Pitch Swing % 33.4 24.9 -8.5 30.4 5.5 21.9 -8.5 27.2 5.3 24.3 -2.9 31.9 7.6 25.1 -6.8 30.5 5.4
First Pitch Strike % 62.8 59.5 -3.3 61.6 2.1 55.6 -6.0 61.1 5.5 59.5 -1.6 58.4 -1.1 60.7 2.3 63.4 2.7
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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 475 41 8.6 .318 .481
2020 R 111 17 15.3 .340 .586
2021 R 404 76 18.8 .288 .269
2022 R 191 9 4.7 .246 .178
2023 R 82 0 0.0 .265

Pitch Tempo