Kevin McCarthy
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 3" 210LBS | Age: 32
Draft: 2013 | Rd: 16, #474, Kansas City Royals | Marist
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2018 5 4 3.25 65 0 0 72 46 1.25
2019 4 2 4.48 56 0 1 60.1 38 1.48
2020 0 0 4.50 5 0 0 6 2 2.00
5 Seasons 11 6 3.80 169 0 1 191.2 120 1.41
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2018 65 5-4 3.25 72 46 1.25
2019 56 4-2 4.48 60.1 38 1.48
2020 5 0-0 4.50 6 2 2.00
5 Seasons 169 11-6 3.80 191.2 120 1.41
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2016 24 169 29 2 6.9 4.9 89.3 112.1 2.9 20.7 .321 .551 .374 .410 .462 44.8 17.1 12.2 6.48 7.79
2017 25 715 156 7 4.5 3.6 85.2 111.1 6.6 32.1 .273 .418 .306 .321 .346 28.8 13.8 6.6 3.20 4.45
2018 26 1008 225 16 7.1 5.5 88.6 112.6 -1.1 23.6 .255 .404 .304 .314 .345 35.1 15.7 6.8 3.25 4.18
2019 27 901 207 9 4.3 3.4 89.9 111.0 3.8 26.1 .269 .403 .315 .314 .340 41.5 14.2 7.8 4.47 4.35
2020 28 100 24 1 4.2 3.4 86.6 105.4 6.5 37.5 .349 .531 .415 .412 .409 45.8 6.9 6.9 4.50 7.92
Player 2893 641 35 5.5 4.2 88.1 112.6 2.8 26.8 .270 .418 .315 .324 .351 36.5 14.5 7.4
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

McCarthy relies on 6 pitches.
Sinker
(50.0%) ,
Changeup
(23.0%) ,
Split Finger
(15.0%) ,
Curveball
(5.0%) ,
Four Seamer
(4.0%) ,
Slider
(3.0%) ,


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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
2016 55.2 17.2 27.6 0.0 44.8 27.6 27.6 3.4 44.8 6.9 27.6 6.9 6.9 4.9
2017 54.5 16.7 23.7 5.1 29.5 41.7 28.8 5.8 40.4 18.6 24.4 5.8 4.5 3.6
2018 65.3 12.9 20.0 1.8 46.7 33.3 20.0 3.1 55.1 10.7 20.4 2.2 7.1 5.5
2019 58.9 14.5 22.7 3.9 43.5 37.2 19.3 2.4 45.9 15.5 26.6 3.9 4.3 3.4
2020 45.8 20.8 29.2 4.2 54.2 37.5 8.3 8.3 37.5 12.5 29.2 8.3 4.2 3.4
Player 59.4 14.8 22.5 3.3 41.7 36.5 21.8 3.7 47.4 14.0 24.0 4.1 5.5 4.2
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 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
2020 Changeup KC R 23 81.1 33.7 -0.3 -1 14.1 0.9 7
2020 Slider KC R 3 86.3 28.9 -6.0 -17 0.1 -4.3 -97
2020 Split-Finger KC R 15 83.4 38.0 3.9 12 6.1 -5.0 -45
2020 Curveball KC R 5 80.4 41.1 -10.1 -20 1.5 -8.1 -84
2020 4-Seam Fastball KC R 4 89.6 27.6 -10.3 -59 9.5 2.8 41
2020 Sinker KC R 50 90.0 28.0 3.8 16 14.3 -0.2 -1
2019 Curveball KC R 57 82.9 36.5 -12.6 -26 1.6 -6.0 -79
2019 Slider KC R 100 88.0 28.4 -2.9 -9 0.5 -2.5 -85
2019 Sinker KC R 515 91.1 27.7 4.3 18 14.1 -0.1 -1
2019 Changeup KC R 201 83.9 34.2 2.7 8 15.0 1.5 11
2019 4-Seam Fastball KC R 28 90.8 22.7 -5.4 -32 7.0 -0.4 -5
2018 Curveball KC R 58 82.5 40.1 -9.4 -19 5.1 -2.8 -35
2018 Sinker KC R 650 91.7 27.2 4.6 20 13.7 -0.6 -4
2018 Slider KC R 52 87.3 30.3 -1.9 -6 0.2 -3.2 -95
2018 4-Seam Fastball KC R 25 91.6 21.7 -4.9 -29 7.5 0.2 3
2018 Changeup KC R 223 84.4 33.8 2.5 8 15.0 1.4 10
2017 Sinker KC R 426 93.0 24.2 4.4 22 17.9 3.2 22
2017 4-Seam Fastball KC R 10 93.2 21.7 -7.0 -48 9.2 1.3 17
2017 Slider KC R 138 88.3 28.8 0.0 0 2.8 -5.1 -222
2017 Changeup KC R 141 85.7 30.8 3.0 11 20.0 6.3 47
2016 Slider KC R 51 88.0 32.0 0.5 2 1.9 -2.2 -54
2016 4-Seam Fastball KC R 25 94.8 18.0 -2.7 -18 9.5 2.5 36
2016 Sinker KC R 77 94.1 26.1 5.3 25 15.5 1.7 12
2016 Changeup KC R 13 86.5 34.1 3.9 13 16.9 4.0 31
! 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 %
2020 Sinker -2.4 -1 50 50.0 14 .500 .500 .550 5.6 7.1 14.3 .382 .466 .420 45.5
2020 Changeup -1.0 0 23 23.0 5 .250 .250 .320 30.0 0.0 0.0 .333 .392 .390 25.0
2020 Split-Finger 2.3 0 15 15.0 5 .200 .200 .180 18.2 20.0 10.0 .182 .199 .167 50.0
2020 Curveball 11.2 1 5 5.0 3 .333 .333 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 .349 .383 .322 33.3
2020 4-Seam Fastball -54.0 -2 4 4.0 2 .500 2.000 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .607 2.252 1.146 100.0
2020 Slider -3.9 0 3 3.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 Sinker -2.1 -11 515 57.2 152 .338 .525 .405 18.7 10.5 15.0 .277 .466 .339 46.4
2019 Changeup 1.5 3 201 22.3 60 .226 .302 .273 24.6 21.7 16.9 .281 .343 .316 29.3
2019 Slider 3.5 4 100 11.1 25 .208 .250 .165 20.4 24.0 16.7 .236 .288 .226 47.4
2019 Curveball 4.5 3 57 6.3 14 .231 .231 .208 21.7 7.1 12.5 .244 .297 .233 15.4
2019 4-Seam Fastball 8.5 2 28 3.1 11 .100 .100 .082 11.1 18.2 13.3 .197 .237 .246 55.6
2018 Sinker 1.1 7 650 64.5 190 .267 .415 .326 13.3 10.5 17.7 .263 .434 .330 38.9
2018 Changeup 0.4 1 223 22.1 64 .150 .183 .209 36.6 29.7 20.7 .171 .211 .201 17.1
2018 Curveball -4.3 -3 58 5.8 16 .500 .857 .594 28.0 25.0 25.0 .334 .599 .435 30.0
2018 Slider -3.6 -2 52 5.2 12 .333 .333 .327 22.7 16.7 22.2 .409 .552 .419 40.0
2018 4-Seam Fastball -2.9 -1 25 2.5 9 .375 .625 .400 15.4 11.1 8.3 .362 .674 .473 57.1
2017 Sinker -0.3 -1 426 59.6 124 .316 .439 .380 11.5 10.5 13.1 .284 .457 .344 31.7
2017 Changeup 2.4 3 141 19.7 39 .135 .243 .175 40.5 28.2 18.6 .182 .279 .209 14.8
2017 Slider -2.2 -3 138 19.3 32 .310 .345 .308 15.6 6.3 4.8 .359 .457 .378 32.1
2017 4-Seam Fastball 2.9 0 10 1.4 1 .000 .000 .000 25.0 100.0 16.7 -- -- .000 --
! 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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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 23 81.1 99 16.1 2:15 2:15 0
2020 Sinker 46 90.0 89 15.6 1:30 2:30 -60
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 41 169 0 -1 -1 -1 -4
2017 196 715 -4 10 -4 -3 -1
2018 291 1,008 2 9 -4 -4 3
2019 262 901 2 7 -4 -4 0
2020 29 100 1 -2 -1 -1 -3
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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 %
2016 169 50.3 69.4 93.2 22.6 73.7 35.5 58.5 46.2 11.5 5.9 90.0
2017 715 55.0 69.2 83.1 29.8 75.0 42.7 62.8 51.5 18.8 10.2 83.6
2018 1,008 50.1 69.1 84.2 31.2 65.6 46.4 62.7 50.2 20.2 7.6 80.5
2019 901 49.2 71.6 87.1 33.6 61.0 42.2 66.3 52.3 20.2 8.4 72.4
2020 100 41.0 63.4 88.5 32.2 84.2 41.0 58.6 45.0 13.3 8.0 75.0
Player 2,893 50.7 69.7 85.4 31.2 67.2 43.3 63.5 50.7 19.1 8.4 79.1
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 60.9 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! 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
2016 72 12 87
2017 53 35 97
2018 41 28 41 49 47 49 37 41 52 8 74 16 84 31 14 3 86
2019 48 18 56 84 31 80 92 17 11 4 55 12 89 18 4 9 91
2020 12 1 85
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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 24.0 1 1.6 -1 1 1 1 100.0
2017 22.9 4 4.4 0 2 5 1 25.0
2018 22.5 7 9.3 -2 1 11 1 14.3
2019 25.7 4 5.9 -2 3 2 4 100.0
2020 22.3 1 1.6 -1 1 1 1 100.0
Player 23.3 17 22.7 -6 8 20 8 47.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2
2017 4 5 4 5 4 4 5 5 2 4 4 5 5 4 4 6 4 3 4 3 5 3 6 5 5 4 4 6 6 5 2
2018 7 12 5 7 11 8 11 10 6 7 9 10 10 8 8 11 10 10 9 12 10 9 12 11 7 7 9 7 11 11 10
2019 4 6 6 5 5 5 6 6 5 4 6 6 7 6 6 6 6 5 6 7 7 9 7 7 5 6 5 6 7 5 5
2020 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
Player 17 26 18 21 23 20 26 23 15 17 22 23 26 22 21 27 23 21 22 25 25 25 29 27 20 20 20 22 28 24 20
! 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 2016 2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.3 93.1 -1.2 91.7 -1.4 91.1 -0.6 90.0 -1.1
Offspeed Velocity 86.5 85.7 -0.8 84.4 -1.3 83.9 -0.5 82.0 -1.9
Breaking Velocity 88.0 88.3 0.3 84.7 -3.6 86.1 1.4 82.6 -3.5
Exit Velocity 89.3 85.2 -4.1 88.6 3.4 89.9 1.3 86.6 -3.3
Launch Angle 2.9 6.6 3.7 -1.1 -7.7 3.8 4.9 6.5 2.7
Barrel % 6.9 4.5 -2.4 7.1 2.6 4.3 -2.8 4.2 -0.1
Hard Hit % 44.8 28.8 -16.0 35.1 6.3 41.5 6.4 45.8 4.3
LA Sweet-Spot % 20.7 32.1 11.4 23.6 -8.5 26.1 2.5 37.5 11.4
xBA .321 .273 -0.048 .255 -0.018 .269 0.014 .349 0.080
BA .314 .276 -0.038 .259 -0.017 .285 0.026 .385 0.100
xwOBA .410 .321 -0.089 .314 -0.007 .314 0.000 .412 0.098
wOBA .374 .306 -0.068 .304 -0.002 .315 0.011 .415 0.100
xSLG .551 .418 -0.133 .404 -0.014 .403 -0.001 .531 0.128
SLG .457 .381 -0.076 .389 0.008 .414 0.025 .500 0.086
K% 17.1 13.8 -3.3 15.7 1.9 14.2 -1.5 6.9 -7.3
BB% 12.2 6.6 -5.6 6.8 0.2 7.8 1.0 6.9 -0.9
Swing % 46.2 51.5 5.3 50.2 -1.3 52.3 2.1 45.0 -7.3
Whiff% 11.5 18.8 7.3 20.2 1.4 20.2 0.0 13.3 -6.9
In Zone % 50.3 55.0 4.7 50.1 -4.9 49.2 -0.9 41.0 -8.2
Out of Zone % 49.7 45.0 -4.7 49.9 4.9 50.8 0.9 59.0 8.2
Out of Zone Swing % 22.6 29.8 7.2 31.2 1.4 33.6 2.4 32.2 -1.4
First Pitch Swing % 31.7 36.2 4.5 33.9 -2.3 35.2 1.3 31.0 -4.2
First Pitch Strike % 58.5 62.8 4.3 62.7 -0.1 66.3 3.6 58.6 -7.7
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 41 .374 20 1 5.0 21 2 9.5
2017 Shifts 196 .306 119 1 0.8 77 11 14.3
2018 Shifts 291 .304 182 27 14.8 109 42 38.5
2019 Shifts 256 .312 156 18 11.5 100 46 46.0
2020 Shifts 29 .415 16 7 43.8 13 9 69.2
! 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 %
2016 29 18.0 13.8% 0.0% 48 22.6 4.2% 16.7%
2017 165 18.1 8.5% 2.4% 144 21.9 1.4% 5.6%
2018 253 18.4 10.7% 0.4% 191 22.8 0.0% 7.3%
2019 189 18.9 5.3% 1.6% 176 22.7 0.0% 5.7%
2020 13 18.2 0.0% 0.0% 32 22.4 0.0% 3.1%
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Pitch Distribution