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Brendan McKay

Brendan McKay

SP - TB - MiLB
Age: 24College: LouisvilleBats: LThrows: L

2020 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) P #90
Best / Worst #69 / #380
ADP #286

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Brendan McKay makes spring debut on Friday afternoon

Brendan McKay made his Grapefruit League debut on Friday against the Twins, striking out one over a scoreless inning of work.

Fantasy Impact

McKay has been dealing with shoulder stiffness but he looked strong coming out of the bullpen on Friday. The 24-year-old might not have enough time to be ready for the Opening Day rotation, but Tampa Bay was always expected to limit his innings at times this year anyway. He'll be worth using in fantasy whenever he takes the mound. It is just tough to know how regularly that might be right now.

Brendan McKay (shoulder) to make spring debut Friday

Brendan McKay (shoulder) is scheduled to make his spring debut on Friday against the Twins.

Fantasy Impact

McKay has been dealing with shoulder stiffness early in camp but threw a successful bullpen over the weekend. He should still have time to be ready for the start of the season but it remains unclear if he’ll begin the year on the big league roster.

Brendan McKay dealing with shoulder stiffness

Brendan McKay (shoulder stiffness) threw from 120 feet on Friday.

Fantasy Impact

McKay has been dealing with some shoulder stiffness but today's session reportedly went well. The Rays don't view it as a major concern. McKay pitched 49 innings in the majors last year, posting a 5.14 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP. Still, he is generally considered a top prospect heading into 2020 fantasy drafts.

Brendan McKay converting to more regular pitching schedule

Brendan McKay will pitch on a standard five-day schedule this season, according to Rays manager Kevin Cash.

Fantasy Impact

In 2019, most of McKay's outings came with an extra day of rest, so it's assuring for fantasy owners that he'll be deployed more regularly in 2020. Cash also noted that, while McKay would continue to work on his hitting this Spring, the team's focus is on getting him ready to pitch.

Connor Rooney8 weeks ago
Brendan McKay gives up three runs to the Dodgers

Brendan McKay gave up three runs on three hits with a walk and three strikeouts over four innings in a no-decision against the Dodgers on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact

McKay now has a 5.40 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 53/15 K/BB ratio across 46 2/3 innings (11 starts) in his first season in the majors. The rookie will have a tough matchup against the Yankees at home on Tuesday in his final start of the regular season.

John Aubin29 weeks ago
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