Brandon McCarthy #38 - SP

NY Yankees

  • Age: 31
  • DOB: 1983/07/07
  • POB: Glendale, CA
  • Height: 6-7 Weight: 200lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 8
  • Drafted by Chicago WS in 2002 (17th round).
  • Current Status: On roster
  • Performance: McCarthy is hot (1-0, 1.32 in last 13.2IP).
Year to date3030914011187.2207938321321631.273.98
On Pace33331015011205.0227102912335178-3.98

Scouting Report

AssetsMixes a two-seamer and four-seamer in the low-90's with a strong curveball. Can induce a lot of groundball outs. Boasts terrific command when on top of his game. Is also a bit deceptive.
FlawsHis sinking action doesn't always sink, which leaves him susceptible to the long ball too frequently. His changeup is only an average pitch. Overall, he can be a bit too hittable in the bigs.
Career potentialSolid veteran starter.

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/07/08Added to the New York Yankees 25-man roster.
2014/07/06Acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks.
2014/03/22Opening Day in Australia, reserve/exemption.
2013/08/04Missed 57 games (shoulder injury).
2013/06/01Shoulder injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 31st, 2013).
2012/12/11Signed as a free agent by the Arizona Diamondbacks to a two-year contract.
2012/10/29Filed for free agency.
2012/10/11Missed the last 26 regular season and first 5 playoff games (skull).
2012/10/06Did not make the Oakland Athletics playoff roster.
2012/09/07Skull, remainder of the regular season.
2012/08/10Missed 43 games (right shoulder injury).
2012/06/24Right shoulder injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to June 20th, 2012).
2012/06/19Missed 6 games (sore right shoulder).
2012/06/12Sore right shoulder, day-to-day.
2012/06/02Missed 13 games (strained right shoulder).
2012/05/20Strained right shoulder, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 18th, 2012).
2012/05/12Missed 4 games (sore right shoulder).
2012/05/08Sore right shoulder, day-to-day.
2012/01/17Re-signed by the Oakland Athletics to a one-year contract.
2011/08/17Missed 4 games (bruised right knee).
2011/08/13Bruised right knee, day-to-day.
2011/07/03Missed 41 games (shoulder injury).
2011/05/20Shoulder injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 19th, 2011).
2010/12/13Signed as a free agent by the Oakland Athletics to a one-year contract.
2010/11/05Outrighted to Oklahoma City (AAA).
2010/11/05Refused minor league assignment from the Texas Rangers and opted for free agency.
2010/07/29Right shoulder injury, late September.
2010/03/27Optioned to Oklahoma City (AAA).
2010/01/15Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.
2009/09/01Missed 77 games (right shoulder injury).
2009/07/07Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (right shoulder injury).
2009/06/09Right shoulder injury, early September.
2009/06/08Right shoulder injury, day-to-day.
2009/01/15Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.
2008/09/29Missed the last 11 regular season games (finger injury).
2008/09/23Finger injury, day-to-day.
2008/08/23Missed 129 games (right forearm injury).
2008/03/30Right forearm injury, late September.
2008/02/25Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.
2007/10/01Missed the last 9 regular season games (forearm injury).
2007/09/24Forearm injury, day-to-day.
2007/09/11Missed 27 games (shoulder injury).
2007/08/15Shoulder injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to August 11th, 2007).
2007/07/02Missed 17 games (right finger injury).
2007/06/14Right finger injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to June 10th, 2007).
2007/06/13Right finger injury, day-to-day.
2007/06/09Missed 11 games (finger injury).
2007/05/02Finger injury, day-to-day.
2007/02/26Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.
2006/12/23Acquired from the Chicago White Sox.
2006/02/28Re-signed by the Chicago White Sox to a one-year contract.
2005/10/04Did not make the Chicago White Sox playoff roster.
2005/08/30Recalled from Charlotte (AAA).
2005/07/05Optioned to Charlotte (AAA).
2005/06/20Recalled from Charlotte (AAA).
2005/05/27Optioned to Charlotte (AAA).
2005/05/22Contract purchased from Charlotte (AAA).
2005/03/30Assigned by the Chicago White Sox to their minor league camp.
2005/01/21Re-signed by the Chicago White Sox to a minor league contract and invited to spring training.


2014/07/06Arizona Diamondbacks traded Brandon McCarthy and cash to the New York Yankees for Vidal Nuno.
2012/12/11Signed as a free agent by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
2010/12/13Signed as a free agent by the Oakland Athletics.
2006/12/23Chicago White Sox traded Brandon McCarthy and David Paisano to the Texas Rangers for John Danks, Nick Masset and Jacob Rasner.
2002/06/04Drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 17th round in 2002.

Career Stats

2014NY YankeesAL12126401178.0762822612701.132.54
2014Total Ari/NYAMLB3030914011187.2207938321321631.273.98
2010Oklahoma CityAAA1194200056.1512221811441.103.36
2009Oklahoma CityAAA550100021.220101019221.344.15
2008AZL RangersR22000005.07220151.603.60
2006Chicago WSAL5324700084.27744441733691.304.68
2005Chicago WSAL12103200067.06230301317481.184.03
2003Great FallsR161594010101.010549417151251.193.65
2002AZL White SoxR14144400078.1784024615791.192.76


GP - games played
GS - games started
W - wins
L - losses
SV - saves
CG - complete games
SHO - shutouts
IP - innings pitched
H - hits
R - runs
ER - earned runs
HR - homeruns
BB - walks or base on balls
K - strikouts
WHIP - walks and hits per inning pitched
ERA - earned runs avverage

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