Brandon McCarthy

Brandon McCarthy

Height: 6' 7"Weight: 200 lbsAge: 34College: Lamar CC, COBats: RThrows: RCountry: USA

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Sat, 4/29 9:10pm
Matchup (?) N/A
ROS Rank P #151
Projection (?) 15.7 pts




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Brandon McCarthy with another solid outing

Brandon McCarthy allowed five hits (one home run), two earned runs, walked one, and struck out six in seven innings Sunday in Arizona. 73-of-99 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact

In four starts and 24 innings pitched to begin the season, McCarthy has a 2.25 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, and struck out 22 batters. He's thrown three quality starts and failed to go at least six innings only once. He's been prone to the long ball in the past, but has only yielded two so far. As long as McCarthy stays healthy, he can be a fantasy asset due to his ability to strike out a batter per inning. His next scheduled start is at home to face the Phillies, a team that ranks 11th in OPS against RHP and 8th in strikeouts.

Stan Son5 days ago
Brandon McCarthy strikes out eight

Brandon McCarthy allowed five hits, two earned runs, walked three, and struck out eight in five innings Monday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks. 60-of-86 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact

There are plenty of positives regarding McCarthy's start to the season. He is striking out close to a batter-per-inning, limiting hard contact, and inducing more ground balls than fly balls. With that said, he still walks too many batters (3.71 K/9) and the xFIP is over a full run over his current ERA. Expect some regression going forward, but if McCarthy can stay healthy, he can provide value to a fantasy team due to his ability to miss bats.

Stan Son2 weeks ago
Brandon McCarthy shuts down the Cubs

Brandon McCarthy threw six shutout innings on Wednesday against the Cubs, allowing four hits and three walks while striking out four. McCarthy moved to 2-0 with the victory.

Fantasy Impact

It's one thing to shut down the Padres, as McCarthy did in his first start, but it's an entirely different story to shut down the imposing Cubs lineup. McCarthy has been limited to just 63 innings over the past two seasons, but he has shown flashes of brilliance in the past. With a two-start week looking to be on tap, McCarthy makes an intriguing add in most leagues.

Dan Harris2 weeks ago
Brandon McCarthy picks up a win, quality start against Padres

Brandon McCarthy picked up a win over the Padres with six innings of two-run ball on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact

McCarthy was masterful in his 78 pitch season debut. He nearly tossed six scoreless innings, but a two-out homer by Wil Myers on an 0-2 count gave San Diego their only run output of the day. McCarthy mixes his pitches well, and effectively attacks the strike zone, making him a viable streaming option whenever he is slated to start. He also carries GPP upside in DFS, depending on the matchup.

Shane Davies3 weeks ago
Brandon McCarthy will be fourth starter; Hyun-Jin Ryu fifth

Brandon McCarthy will be the fourth starter with Hyun-Jin Ryu the fifth. Ross Stripling and Alex Wood will work out of the bullpen.

Fantasy Impact

McCarthy is fourth in the rotation so that the two lefties, Hill and Ryu, don't go back-to-back. The Dodgers starting rotation will be Clayton Kershaw, Kenta Maeda, Rich Hill, Brandon McCarthy, and Hyun-Jin Ryu. Both McCarthy and Ryu could be useful in spot starts, especially McCarthy with his ability to strike out a batter per inning, but they have both been ravaged by injuries, so a full workload should not be expected.

Stan Son4 weeks ago