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Kevin McCarthy
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 210LBS | Age: 29

Draft: 2013 | Rd: 16, #474, Kansas City Royals | Marist
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 0 0 4.50 5 0 0 6.0 2 2.00
5 Seasons 11 6 3.80 169 0 1 191.2 120 1.41
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 5 0-0 4.50 6.0 2 2.00
5 Seasons 169 11-6 3.80 191.2 120 1.41

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2016 169 29 2 6.9 89.3 112.1 2.9 20.7 .321 .540 .374 .407 .458 44.8 17.1 12.2 6.48 7.91
2017 715 156 7 4.5 85.2 111.1 6.6 32.1 .274 .418 .306 .321 .346 28.8 13.8 6.6 3.20 4.51
2018 1008 225 16 7.1 88.6 112.6 -1.1 23.6 .253 .400 .304 .311 .341 35.1 15.7 6.8 3.25 4.12
2019 901 207 8 3.9 89.8 111 3.8 23.7 .250 .374 .315 .293 .314 41.1 14.2 7.8 4.47 3.83
2020 100 24 1 4.2 86.6 105.4 6.5 37.5 .351 .533 .415 .413 .411 45.8 6.9 6.9 4.50 8.03
2893 641 34 5.3 88.1 112.6 2.8 26.1 .263 .407 .315 .316 .342 36.3 14.5 7.4
6.4 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .313 .362 35.1 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

McCarthy relies on 6 pitches.
Sinker
(50%) ,
Changeup
(23%) ,
Split Finger
(15%) ,
Curveball
(5%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(4%) ,
Slider
(3%) ,


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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 Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Sinker 50 32 18 50.0 90.0 14 12 6 6 0 0 0 1 11 .500 .382 .500 .466 .480 .422 84.2 -2 1882 6.8 5.6 14.3
2020 Changeup 23 7 16 23.0 81.1 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 .250 .341 .250 .401 .316 .396 90.5 23 1662 6.8 30.0 0.0
2020 Split Finger 15 6 9 15.0 83.4 5 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 4 .200 .182 .200 .199 .177 .167 88.7 -22 1154 6.8 18.2 10.0
2020 Curveball 5 3 2 5.0 80.4 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 .333 .349 .333 .383 .294 .322 78.9 36 2066 6.6 0.0 0.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 4 1 3 4.0 89.6 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .500 .607 2.000 2.252 .990 1.146 99.7 30 1769 6.7 0.0 0.0
2020 Slider 3 1 2 3.0 86.3 1966 6.9
2019 Sinker 486 293 193 57.0 91.1 144 132 43 26 13 0 4 15 119 .326 .269 .515 .454 .371 .330 91.5 0 1991 6.7 19.2 14.7
2019 Changeup 192 74 118 22.5 83.9 58 52 12 8 4 0 0 13 39 .231 .272 .308 .333 .276 .306 85.5 2 1808 6.7 25.5 17.6
2019 Slider 97 82 15 11.4 88.0 23 22 4 3 1 0 0 5 18 .182 .226 .227 .276 .166 .216 91.6 17 2197 6.6 19.2 14.3
2019 Curveball 51 48 3 6.0 82.9 13 12 3 3 0 0 0 1 12 .250 .258 .250 .316 .217 .247 83.3 24 2123 6.4 22.7 14.3
2019 4-Seam Fastball 27 18 9 3.2 90.8 10 9 1 1 0 0 0 1 9 .111 .219 .111 .263 .087 .271 90.8 8 2021 6.7 5.9 7.1
! 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 %
2016 55.2 17.2 27.6 0 44.8 27.6 27.6 3.4 44.8 6.9 27.6 6.9 6.9
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
2018 65.3 12.9 20 1.8 46.7 33.3 20 3.1 55.1 10.7 20.4 2.2 7.1
2019 58.9 14.5 22.7 3.9 43.5 37.2 19.3 2.4 44.4 15.5 24.6 2.9 3.9
2020 45.8 12.5 37.5 4.2 54.2 37.5 8.3 8.3 37.5 12.5 29.2 8.3 4.2
59.4 14.5 22.8 3.3 41.7 36.5 21.8 3.7 47 14 23.4 3.7 5.3
45.2 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

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 4-Seamer KC R 4 89.6 27.6 -10.4 -60 9.5 3 47
2020 Curveball KC R 5 80.4 41.1 -9.9 -19 1.5 -8.2 -84
2020 Sinker KC R 50 90 28 4.5 19 14.3 0.2 1
2020 Changeup KC R 23 81.1 33.7 -0.3 -1 14.1 0.9 7
2020 Splitter KC R 15 83.4 38 3.9 11 6.1 -5 -45
2020 Slider KC R 3 86.3 28.9 -5.8 -17 0.1 -4.4 -97
2019 Slider KC R 97 88 28.3 -2.9 -9 0.4 -2.6 -85
2019 Changeup KC R 192 83.9 34.2 2.7 8 15 1.5 11
2019 Sinker KC R 486 91.1 27.7 4.5 19 14.1 0 0
2019 Curveball KC R 51 82.9 36.6 -12.4 -25 1.5 -6.3 -81
2019 4-Seamer KC R 27 90.8 22.8 -5.6 -33 7.1 -0.2 -2
2018 Sinker KC R 650 91.7 27.2 4.6 21 13.7 -0.6 -4
2018 4-Seamer KC R 25 91.6 21.7 -5 -30 7.5 0.3 5
2018 Curveball KC R 58 82.5 40.1 -9.2 -19 5.1 -3.1 -37
2018 Changeup KC R 223 84.4 33.8 2.4 8 15 1.5 11
2018 Slider KC R 52 87.3 30.3 -1.9 -6 0.2 -3.2 -95
2017 Sinker KC R 426 93 24.2 4.3 21 17.9 3.1 21
2017 4-Seamer KC R 10 93.2 21.7 -7 -48 9.2 1.3 17
2017 Slider KC R 138 88.3 28.8 -0.1 0 2.8 -4.9 -228
2017 Changeup KC R 141 85.7 30.8 3 11 20 6.4 47
2016 Slider KC R 51 88 32 3.4 12 1.2 -2.8 -180
2016 Sinker KC R 77 94.1 25.6 7 37 17.4 2.6 18
2016 4-Seamer KC R 25 94.8 17.7 -4.4 -33 12 3.3 38
2016 Changeup KC R 13 86.5 34.1 6.3 23 18.2 4.5 33
! 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 4-Seamer 54.4 2 4 4 2 .5 2 1 0 0 0 .607 2.252 1.146 100
2020 Curveball -11.2 -1 5 5 3 .333 .333 .3 0 0 0 .349 .383 .322 33.3
2020 Splitter -2.3 0 15 15 5 .2 .2 .18 18.2 20 10 .182 .199 .167 50
2020 Changeup 1.1 0 23 23 5 .25 .25 .32 30 0 0 .341 .401 .396 25
2020 Sinker 2.5 1 50 50 14 .5 .5 .55 5.6 7.1 14.3 .382 .466 .42 45.5
2020 Slider 3.6 0 3 3
2019 4-Seamer -7.8 -2 27 3 10 .111 .111 .09 5.9 10 7.1 .219 .263 .271 55.6
2019 Curveball -5 -3 51 5.7 13 .25 .25 .225 22.7 7.7 14.3 .258 .316 .247 16.7
2019 Slider -3.6 -4 97 10.8 23 .182 .227 .172 19.2 21.7 14.3 .226 .276 .216 44.4
2019 Changeup -0.8 -1 192 21.3 58 .231 .308 .283 25.5 22.4 17.6 .272 .333 .306 28.2
2019 Sinker 1.6 8 486 53.9 144 .326 .515 .388 19.2 10.4 14.7 .269 .454 .33 46.2
2018 4-Seamer 2.9 1 25 2.5 9 .375 .625 .456 15.4 11.1 8.3 .317 .59 .42 57.1
2018 Slider 3.6 2 52 5.2 12 .333 .333 .3 22.7 16.7 22.2 .377 .509 .386 40
2018 Curveball 4.3 3 58 5.8 16 .5 .857 .594 28 25 25 .334 .599 .435 30
2018 Changeup -0.9 -2 223 22.1 64 .15 .183 .195 36.6 29.7 20.7 .172 .212 .202 17.1
2018 Sinker -1.1 -7 650 64.5 190 .267 .415 .32 13.3 10.5 17.7 .262 .432 .329 38.9
2017 4-Seamer -2.9 0 10 1.4 1 0 0 0 25 100 16.7 0
2017 Slider 2.3 3 138 19.3 32 .31 .345 .308 15.6 6.3 4.8 .359 .458 .378 32.1
2017 Changeup -2.2 -3 141 19.7 39 .135 .243 .175 40.5 28.2 18.6 .182 .279 .209 14.8
2017 Sinker 0.4 2 426 59.6 124 .316 .439 .38 11.5 10.5 13.1 .284 .457 .345 31.7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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 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 1008 -3 -10 4 4 -4
2019 248 853 -5 -5 4 4 -2
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
2017 715 55.2 68.9 83.1 30 75 42.7 62.8 51.5 18.8 10.2 83.6
2018 1008 50.4 69.3 84.4 30.8 64.9 46.4 62.5 50.2 20.2 7.6 80.5
2019 901 49 71.5 86.6 34 61.5 42 65.3 52.3 20.2 8.4 73.6
2020 100 41 63.4 88.5 32.2 84.2 41 58.6 45 13.3 8 75
2893 50.9 69.7 85.3 31.2 67.2 43.3 63.1 50.7 19.1 8.4 79.6
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 58.9 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.7

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2016
2017 56 33
2018 44 29 42 51 47 49 37 42 51 8 74 16 44 34 12 5
2019 70 39 68 89 48 86 95 19 14 4 55 12 70 23 4 10
2020
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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 25.7 4 5.7 -2 3 2 4 100
2020 22.3 1 1.7 -1 0 2 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 4 7 6 6 6 5 5 6 6 7 5 6 4 5 5 6 5 6 5 5 4 5 5 6 7 6 7 6 7 5 6
2020 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.3 93.1 -1.2 91.7 -1.4 91.1 -0.6 90 -1.1 undefined
Offspeed Velocity 86.5 85.7 -0.8 84.4 -1.3 83.9 -0.5 82 -1.9 undefined
Breaking Velocity 88 88.3 0.3 84.7 -3.6 86.2 1.5 82.6 -3.6 undefined
Exit Velocity 89.3 85.2 -4.1 88.6 3.4 89.8 1.2 86.6 -3.2 undefined
Launch Angle 2.9 6.6 3.7 -1.1 -7.7 3.8 4.9 6.5 2.7 undefined
Barrel % 6.9 4.5 -2.4 7.1 2.6 3.9 -3.2 4.2 0.3 undefined
Hard Hit % 44.8 28.8 -16 35.1 6.3 41.1 6 45.8 4.7 undefined
Sweet Spot % 20.7 32.1 11.4 23.6 -8.5 23.7 0.1 37.5 13.8 undefined
xBA .321 .274 -0.047 .253 -0.021 .25 -0.003 .351 0.101 undefined
BA .314 .276 -0.038 .259 -0.017 .285 0.026 .385 0.1 undefined
xwOBA .407 .321 -0.086 .311 -0.01 .293 -0.018 .413 0.12 undefined
wOBA .374 .306 -0.068 .304 -0.002 .315 0.011 .415 0.1 undefined
xSLG .54 .418 -0.122 .4 -0.018 .374 -0.026 .533 0.159 undefined
SLG .457 .381 -0.076 .389 0.008 .414 0.025 .5 0.086 undefined
K% 17.1 13.8 -3.3 15.7 1.9 14.2 -1.5 6.9 -7.3 undefined
BB% 12.2 6.6 -5.6 6.8 0.2 7.8 1 6.9 -0.9 undefined
Swing % 46.2 51.5 5.3 50.2 -1.3 52.3 2.1 45 -7.3 undefined
Whiff% 11.5 18.8 7.3 20.2 1.4 20.2 0 13.3 -6.9 undefined
In Zone % 50.3 55.2 4.9 50.4 -4.8 49 -1.4 41 -8 undefined
Out of Zone % 49.7 44.8 -4.9 49.6 4.8 51 1.4 59 8 undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 22.6 30 7.4 30.8 0.8 34 3.2 32.2 -1.8 undefined
First Pitch Swing % 31.7 36.2 4.5 33.8 -2.4 34.7 0.9 31 -3.7 undefined
First Pitch Strike % 58.5 62.8 4.3 62.5 -0.3 65.3 2.8 58.6 -6.7 undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 41 .374 20 1 5.0 21 1 4.8
2017 196 .306 119 1 0.8 77 7 9.1
2018 291 .304 182 26 14.3 109 32 29.4
2019 248 .311 151 12 7.9 97 22 22.7
2020 29 .415 16 7 43.8 13 7 53.8

Pitch Distribution