Brandon McCarthy

Brandon McCarthy

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

Next Game

ATL @ CIN
Mon, 4/23 6:40pm
Matchup (?) N/A
Rank P #173
Projection (?) 1.2 pts

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Brandon McCarthy goes 5 1/3 Wednesday night

Brandon McCarthy allowed five hits, one run (earned), and two walks while striking out six over 5 1/3 innings against the Phillies in Atlanta's 7-3 win Wednesday night. With the win, McCarthy improves to 3-0 on the year. He'll face Sal Romano and the Reds next, Monday in Cinncinatti.

Fantasy Impact

Can't argue with McCarthy's success. He is way more efficient than any other pitcher on the roster, just a steady, professional approach that's getting results.

Steve Painter4 days ago
Brandon McCarthy exits start with injury Wednesday

Brandon McCarthy was forced to leave Wednesday's start against the Nationals after five innings when he suffered a partial dislocation of his non-throwing shoulder while covering first base on the last out of the inning. He had a similar injury last year while with the Dodgers that required a DL stint but said after the game today that he hopes to make his next start, scheduled for Tuesday against Nick Pivetta and the Phillies in Atlanta. Over five today, he allowed four hits, one run (earned). and two walks while recording three strikeouts. He didn't factor into the decision, a 5-3 Braves victory in 12 innings.

Fantasy Impact

McCarthy offers stability and consistency to the Braves' rotation but health issues dampen his fantasy value. Today is a good example of that. His shoulder will require surgery to correct the issue that causes the periodic dislocations, but he opted against that last offseason.

Steve Painter2 weeks ago
Brandon McCarthy solid in win at Coors Friday

Brandon McCarthy allowed five hits, three runs (all earned), and one walk while recording four strikeouts in sub-freezing weather Friday at Coors as the Braves defeated the Rockies 8-3. He will face Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals next, Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

Fantasy Impact

McCarthy was economical today, considering the weather and he did allow two homers in the game but it's Coors. His fantasy value for most is minimal this year.

Steve Painter2 weeks ago
Brandon McCarthy goes 5 1/3 Saturday

Brandon McCarthy pitched 5 1/3 innings against the Phillies Saturday night, allowing six hits, two runs (both earned), and three walks while recording five strikeouts. He received good run support as the Braves won 15-2. The win gives a McCarthy his first victory in a Braves uniform. He will face German Marquez and the Rockies Friday in Denver.

Fantasy Impact

McCarthy's night was a little inefficient but he was able to contain the Phillies on an off night. His style induces a lot of soft-contact and he is capable of producing some whiffs as well. He's a streamer consideration at this point.

Steve Painter3 weeks ago
Brandon McCarthy solid over six Wednesday

Brandon McCarthy went six innings against the Tigers Wednesday, allowing five hits, two runs (one earned), and no walks while recording four strikeouts. Over 12 2/3 innings this spring, he has allowed nine hits, three runs (two earned), and one walk while striking out eight. Batters have hit for an average of .196 and his ERA is 1.42 with a 0.79 WHIP.

Fantasy Impact

The 34-year old is no spring chicken and trusting him to be healthy for the entire year is a stretch, but he has value for spot-starts and maybe a roster spot in deeper leagues.

Steve Painter5 weeks ago