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Brandon McCarthy gets roughed up

Wed, Mar 18th 8:51pm EDT
By Stan Son

Brandon McCarthy pitched four innings Wednesday against the Chicago Cubs. He got shelled for six earned runs on eight hits, with one being a homerun by Chris Coghlan. He struck out two and did not walk anyone.

Fantasy Impact: It is Spring Training but there is a reason why McCarthy is ranked as the #67 starting pitcher. Outings like today are a possibility. With that said, McCarthy still remains a sleeper for the 2015 season. As long as there is nothing wrong health-wise, I feel confident that McCarthy will provide value relative to his ADP.

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Brandon McCarthy pitched three innings Friday night against the Cincinnati Reds. He allowed one earned run on three hits, one walk, and struck out one.

Fantasy Impact: McCarthy should provide excellent value if he can remain healthy. He is currently the #68 starting pitcher around the likes of Tony Cingrani and Danny Duffy. Draft him and reap the rewards.

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Brandon McCarthy solid in debut

Sun, Mar 8th 7:55pm EDT
By Stan Son

Brandon McCarthy made his Spring Training and Dodgers debut Sunday afternoon against the Milwaukee Brewers. He gave up two hits, allowed one earned run, and struck out two in two innings pitched. 20 of his 26 pithes were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: McCarthy is a HUGE sleeper going into 2015 as he is currently ranked as the #70 starting pitcher. I believe he is ranked so low because of his years in Arizona. It has come out that the Arizona staff did not want him throwing his cutter. When the Yankees acquired him in 2014, that was one of the first things that they changed and the numbers speak for themselves. He posted a 2.89 ERA in 90.1 innings pitched, with a 1.151 WHIP and 82 strikeouts in New York and a 5.01 ERA in 109.2 innings pitched, with a 1.377 WHIP and 93 strikeouts.

Dodgers sign P Brandon McCarthy

Tue, Dec 16th 2:56pm EST
By Stan Son

The Dodgers officially signed pitcher Brandon McCarthy to a 4 year/$48 million contract. (Source: Dylan Hernandez on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The oft-injured RHP has only pitched 200 innings once in his 9 year career. He has a career 4.09 ERA and 1.291 WHIP, but last year with the Yankees posted a 2.81 ERA and 1.151 WHIP. Much of the change was attributed to the incorporation of his four-seamer and cutter more to complement his sinker. Chavez Ravine, with the offseason moves that have upgraded the defense, could make McCarthy a cheap option to keep an eye on.