Kevin McCarthy
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 210LBS | Age: 30

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 Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle 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 .463 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 .274 .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 .346 35.1 15.7 6.8 3.25 4.18
2019 27 901 207 9 4.3 3.4 89.9 111.0 3.6 24.2 .263 .396 .315 .308 .334 41.6 14.2 7.8 4.47 4.17
2020 28 100 24 1 4.2 3.4 86.6 105.4 6.5 37.5 .351 .533 .415 .413 .411 45.8 6.9 6.9 4.50 7.97
Player 2893 641 35 5.5 4.2 88.1 112.6 2.8 26.2 .269 .416 .315 .323 .350 36.5 14.5 7.4
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 32.9 .246 .410 .317 .317 .370 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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



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 45.4 15.5 25.6 2.9 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 47.3 14.0 23.7 3.7 5.5 4.2
MLB 45.0 22.9 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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 Slider KC R 3 86.3 28.9 -5.9 -17 0.1 -4.4 -97
2020 Changeup KC R 23 81.1 33.7 -0.3 -1 14.1 0.9 7
2020 Splitter KC R 15 83.4 38.0 4.0 12 6.1 -5.0 -45
2020 4-Seamer KC R 4 89.6 27.6 -10.3 -60 9.5 3.0 47
2020 Sinker KC R 50 90.0 28.0 4.4 18 14.3 0.1 1
2020 Curveball KC R 5 80.4 41.1 -9.9 -19 1.5 -8.1 -84
2019 4-Seamer KC R 28 90.8 22.7 -5.5 -32 7.0 -0.2 -3
2019 Changeup KC R 193 83.9 34.2 2.7 8 15.0 1.5 11
2019 Slider KC R 100 88.0 28.4 -2.8 -9 0.5 -2.6 -85
2019 Sinker KC R 504 91.1 27.7 4.4 19 14.1 -0.1 0
2019 Curveball KC R 53 82.9 36.5 -12.4 -25 1.5 -6.3 -81
2018 Sinker KC R 650 91.7 27.2 4.6 20 13.7 -0.6 -4
2018 4-Seamer KC R 25 91.6 21.7 -4.9 -29 7.5 0.3 4
2018 Changeup KC R 223 84.4 33.8 2.4 8 15.0 1.5 11
2018 Curveball KC R 58 82.5 40.1 -9.2 -19 5.1 -3.1 -37
2018 Slider KC R 52 87.3 30.3 -1.9 -6 0.2 -3.3 -95
2017 Slider KC R 138 88.3 28.8 -0.1 0 2.8 -5.0 -228
2017 Sinker KC R 426 93.0 24.2 4.4 22 17.9 3.2 22
2017 4-Seamer KC R 10 93.2 21.7 -7.0 -48 9.2 1.3 17
2017 Changeup KC R 141 85.7 30.8 3.0 11 20.0 6.4 47
2016 Slider KC R 51 88.0 32.0 3.4 12 1.2 -2.8 -180
2016 4-Seamer KC R 25 94.8 17.7 -4.4 -33 12.0 3.3 38
2016 Sinker KC R 77 94.1 25.6 7.0 37 17.4 2.6 18
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 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 .340 .401 .396 25.0
2020 Splitter -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-Seamer 54.1 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 3.8 0 3 3.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 Sinker 1.8 9 504 55.9 149 .328 .518 .396 18.9 10.7 15.4 .269 .457 .330 46.3
2019 Changeup -1.0 -2 193 21.4 58 .231 .308 .283 26.2 22.4 17.6 .272 .333 .306 28.2
2019 Slider -3.5 -3 100 11.1 25 .208 .250 .165 20.4 24.0 16.7 .236 .288 .226 47.4
2019 Curveball -4.5 -2 53 5.9 13 .250 .250 .225 22.7 7.7 14.3 .258 .316 .247 16.7
2019 4-Seamer -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 .264 .435 .331 38.9
2018 Changeup -0.3 -1 223 22.1 64 .150 .183 .209 36.6 29.7 20.7 .172 .211 .202 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-Seamer 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 .345 31.7
2017 Changeup -2.3 -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-Seamer -2.9 0 10 1.4 1 .000 .000 .000 25.0 100.0 16.7 -- -- .000 --
! 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 90.0 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 256 878 -2 -7 4 4 -1
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 55.2 68.9 83.1 30.0 75.0 42.7 62.8 51.5 18.8 10.2 83.6
2018 1,008 50.4 69.3 84.4 30.8 64.9 46.4 62.7 50.2 20.2 7.6 80.5
2019 901 49.2 71.5 86.7 33.9 60.3 41.9 66.3 52.3 20.2 8.4 73.0
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 50.9 69.7 85.4 31.2 66.7 43.3 63.5 50.7 19.1 8.4 79.3
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2016 74 11
2017 57 33
2018 41 28 41 50 47 49 37 41 52 8 74 16 41 34 13 3
2019 56 24 59 84 34 80 92 17 11 4 55 12 56 23 4 9
2020 15 1
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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 1.3 0 0 1 1 100.0
2017 22.9 4 3.9 0 3 3 1 25.0
2018 22.5 7 8.2 -1 1 10 1 14.3
2019 25.7 4 5.7 -2 3 2 4 100.0
2020 22.3 1 1.6 -1 1 1 1 100.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 2
2017 4 5 5 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 5 5 3 2 4 4 3 6 2 3 4 3 3 4 5 3 4 3 3 5 5
2018 7 10 9 7 8 10 6 12 9 5 7 10 4 6 8 9 7 11 6 10 6 8 9 8 8 11 10 7 7 7 12
2019 4 7 6 6 6 6 5 7 5 6 5 6 4 5 5 6 5 7 5 5 5 6 5 6 7 5 7 5 7 5 6
2020 1 2 1 2 2 2 0 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 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, 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.3 93.1 -1.2 91.7 -1.4 91.1 -0.6 90 -1.1
Offspeed Velocity 86.5 85.7 -0.8 84.4 -1.3 83.9 -0.5 82 -1.9
Breaking Velocity 88 88.3 0.3 84.7 -3.6 86.2 1.5 82.6 -3.6
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 3.6 4.7 6.5 2.9
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 35.1 6.3 41.6 6.5 45.8 4.2
Sweet Spot % 20.7 32.1 11.4 23.6 -8.5 24.2 0.6 37.5 13.3
xBA 0.321 0.274 -0.047 0.255 -0.019 0.263 0.008 0.351 0.088
BA 0.314 0.276 -0.038 0.259 -0.017 0.285 0.026 0.385 0.1
xwOBA 0.41 0.321 -0.089 0.314 -0.007 0.308 -0.006 0.413 0.105
wOBA 0.374 0.306 -0.068 0.304 -0.002 0.315 0.011 0.415 0.1
xSLG 0.551 0.418 -0.133 0.404 -0.014 0.396 -0.008 0.533 0.137
SLG 0.457 0.381 -0.076 0.389 0.008 0.414 0.025 0.5 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 6.9 -0.9
Swing % 46.2 51.5 5.3 50.2 -1.3 52.3 2.1 45 -7.3
Whiff% 11.5 18.8 7.3 20.2 1.4 20.2 0 13.3 -6.9
In Zone % 50.3 55.2 4.9 50.4 -4.8 49.2 -1.2 41 -8.2
Out of Zone % 49.7 44.8 -4.9 49.6 4.8 50.8 1.2 59 8.2
Out of Zone Swing % 22.6 30 7.4 30.8 0.8 33.9 3.1 32.2 -1.7
First Pitch Swing % 31.7 36.2 4.5 33.9 -2.3 35.2 1.3 31 -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 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 256 .312 156 13 8.3 100 22 22.0
2020 29 .415 16 7 43.8 13 7 53.8

Pitch Tempo