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Brian McCann (C,1B)

New York Yankees - 90% owned

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Bats: L, Throws: R

Brian McCann went 1-for-4 in a 5-2 win over the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Brian McCann on the season is hitting .234 with 14 homers and 40 RBI. During the month of July he is hitting .250 and .105 during the last seven days.

 

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Brian McCann went 1-for-4 in a 5-2 loss the Red Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Brian McCann on the season is hitting .244 with 14 homers and 39 RBI. During the month of July he is hitting .324 and .125 during the last seven days.

 

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Brian McCann went 3-for-4 with one homer and two RBI in a 10-2 loss to the Indians.

Fantasy Impact: Brian McCann on the season is hitting .241 with 14 homers and 37 RBI. During the month of July he is hitting .348 and .350 during the last seven days.

 

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Brian McCann went 1-for-4 in a 2-1 win over the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Brian McCann on the season is hitting .230 with 12 homers and 34 RBI. He's now had a pair of multi-homer games in his last seven starts to bring his slugging percentage to .439 on the year.

 

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Brian McCann finished 2-for-3 with a walk, two home runs, three runs scored, and four RBI in the Yankees' 9-7 comeback victory over the Rangers. This gives him five home runs in June, a showcase of power even with a .230 batting average this month. McCann now has 12 home runs this season and a .772 OPS.

Fantasy Impact: McCann only has a .229 batting average this season, but his power and walks make him a top-10 catcher. He is now tied for the MLB lead in home runs for a catcher with Salvador Perez and Wilson Ramos and his .333 OBP is sixth among catchers with 150 or more at-bats.

 

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Brian McCann is not in the Yankees lineup on Tuesday. Austin Romine will start at catcher and bat ninth.

Fantasy Impact: Just a day off for McCann against a tough lefty in Cole Hamels. Expect McCann to be back in the lineup on Wednesday.

 

Brian McCann went 1-for-4 with one RBI in a 9-6 loss to the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Brian McCann on the season is hitting .223 with 10 homers and 30 RBI. During the month of June he is hitting .207 and .263 during the last seven days.

 

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Brian McCann went 3-for-4 with two homers and two RBI in a 7-4 loss to the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: Brian McCann on the season is hitting .219 with 10 homers and 29 RBI. McCann hadn't gone deep in nearly two weeks heading into Sunday, but he slugged a couple of deep drives estimated at 840 feet combined. He has been rather disappointing this season, as his OPS sits at just .737 to go along with 10 home runs and 29 RBI, but perhaps Sunday's effort is a sign of better things to come for the veteran.

 

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Brian McCann went 1-for-5 with two RBI in a 12-6 win over the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: Brian McCann on the season is hitting .222 with eight homers and 24 RBI. During the month of June he is hitting .143 and .182 during the last seven days.

 

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Brian McCann is not in the Yankees' lineup on Tuesday. Austin Romine will start at catcher and bat seventh.

Fantasy Impact: Looks like just a day off for McCann against the lefty, David Huff. Expect McCann to be back in the lineup tomorrow.

 

Brian McCann went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and one RBI in a 5-2 win over the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: Brian McCann on the season is hitting .222 with eight homers and 22 RBI. During the month of June, he is hitting .111 and .100 during the last seven days.

 

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Brian McCann returns to lineup

Mon, Jun 6th 11:03am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Brian McCann was back in the Yankees' lineup on Sunday after missing time due to an elbow injury.

Fantasy Impact: McCann was sidelined since last Wednesday due to the elbow issue. While his production hasn't been great, it's serviceable considering he's a fantasy catcher. He's posted seven HRs and hits in the middle of the Yankees' lineup in a favorable home park, so he figures to continue to carry value this season as long as he remains healthy.

 

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Brian McCann is not in the Yankees' lineup on Tuesday against the Blue Jays. Austin Romine will start behind the plate in McCann's place.

Fantasy Impact: Just a day off for McCann facing a lefty. Expect him to be back behind the dish on Wednesday.

 

Brian McCann went 1-for-4 with a two run homer and two RBI in a 4-2 loss to the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: Brian McCann on the season is hitting .231 with seven homers and 21 RBI. McCann has been mired in a brutal slump, as he hasn't had a multi-hit game since May 15 against the White Sox. He was just 3 for his last 34 (.088) entering Monday's game, so he badly needed something to get things turned around. Even with the slump, McCann has a respectable .231/.325/.413 batting line, so if he can find a hot streak, he can turn around his season quickly.

 

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Brian McCann went 0-for-3 on Sunday against the Rays. McCann is 0-for-15 in his last five games, and is now batting just .230.

Fantasy Impact: McCann is still one of the top catching options, but he's just a little cool at the moment. There's no chance you have a better option than McCann on your roster, so just keep him in your lineup, and expect a bounceback soon.

 

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Brian McCann is not in the Yankees' lineup on Tuesday against the Blue Jays. He will be replaced by Austin Romine.

Fantasy Impact: McCann is just a .158 lifetime hitter against R.A. Dickey, and so a day off makes sense. Expect him back in the lineup on Wednesday.

 

Brian McCann went 3-for-5 with two RBI in a 10-7 win over the Royals.

Fantasy Impact: Brian McCann on the season is hitting .286 with four homers and 14 RBI. During the last seven days, he is hitting .333 and .346 in the month of May.

 

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Brian McCann hit his fourth home run of the season in the bottom of the first inning against the Royals on Monday night. It was his only hit in four at-bats.

Fantasy Impact: McCann is still one of the better offensive catchers in the game, so you can pencil in about 25 dingers for the season if he stays healthy. Keep him in your lineup.

 

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Brian McCann went 1-for-2 with two walks in a 4-1 loss to the Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: Brian McCann on the season is hitting .269 with three homers and seven RBI.

 

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Brian McCann went 2-for-3 with one homer and three RBI in a 6-3 win over the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Brian McCann on the season is hitting .302 with three homers and seven RBI. he hit sixth in this one against southpaw Matt Moore, he should get many opportunities to drive in runs batting in the middle of a potentially potent lineup.

 

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Brian McCann continued his strong start to the 2016 season against the Athletics on Wednesday night, finshing 1-for-3 with a walk. The hit snapped a four-game hitless streak for the Yankee catcher, who still has a .874 OPS in 38 at-bats.

Fantasy Impact: A cold spell for McCann could not fully depress the torrid start that McCann has had in the 2016 season, where he has scored 11 runs and has a .400 OBP. Even with the strong on-base and run scoring start, the Yankees and fantasy owners would like McCann to provide more than the three extra-base hits and four RBI that he has posted. The Yankee offense has been weak in the early part of the 2016 season, as they have not scored more than four runs since April 9th, and a stronger offense would lead to better counting stats for McCann. Considering his 26 home runs and 94 RBI from 2015 and his hot start to 2016, McCann should be seen as a top-three catcher for the rest of 2016.

 

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Brian McCann went 2-for-3 with one homer and one RBI in a 3-2 win over the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: Brian McCann is hitting .500 with two homers and four RBI so far this season. The Yankees said manager Joe Girardi misspoke when he said McCann would need X-rays. McCann apparently had a fluoroscope test in his left foot that was negative, and the team is comfortable with those results, showing the injury was just a bruise. For now, it sounds like McCann is day-to-day (with the understanding he won't play Wednesday). Andrew Romine will start at catcher Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

 

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An afternoon game for the Yankees meant that a lot of everyday starters sat; one of those players was C Brian McCann. The normal Yankee catcher had the afternoon off, as Austin Romine started at catcher.

Fantasy Impact: McCann sitting out on Friday was a disappointment for fantasy owners on Friday, but he has been the best catcher in fantasy baseball to open the season and is primed for a huge day on Saturday. The Yankees' catcher has a .455 batting average, two extra base hits, three RBI, and five runs scored in just 11 at-bats this season, yielding a piping hot 1.357 OPS. Saturday should yield huge results for McCann as well, as McCann has faced Saturday's starter, Mike Pelfrey, in 42 at-bats in his career, posting a 1.316 OPS, 10 extra base hits, and 11 RBI. He is a foundational piece at catcher for DFS lineups today.

 

Brian McCann went 2-for-4 with two RBI's in a 16-6 win over the Astros.

Fantasy Impact: McCann was naturally one of the first catchers off the board this season, and it seems likely that we can expect another campaign of strong power and unhelpful batting average from him.

 

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Brian McCann finished 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in a 5-3 loss against the Houston Astros. McCann had a solid, yet unspectacular game against Dallas Keuchel on Tuesday and looks to make more of an impact against Collin McHugh on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: McCann had a powerful 2015 season, matching a career-high in RBI with 94 and setting a career-high in HR with 26, but looks to improve his ability to get on base during 2016. Although McCann's .421 slugging percentage in his two seasons with the Yankees is very strong for a catcher, his .302 on-base percentage is disappointing, as were his back-to-back .232 batting averages in 2014 and 2015. McCann is a .262 career hitter, hitting .300 or better twice in his career, but has a .244 batting average over the last five seasons. The Yankees' backstop is a top-five catching option, but is a liability in batting average and runs scored.

 

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Brian McCann was removed from Sunday's Grapefruit League game after he was hit above the left kneecap on a CC Sabathia pitch. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Manager Joe Girardi relayed that McCann left the contest because his knee stiffened, but the catcher is expected to be OK. Despite Girardi's optimism, McCann will likely fit in a few-day respite in order to avoid the injury lingering into the latter stages of the spring.

 

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Brian McCann exited Sunday's Spring Training game after he was hit on the knee trying to catch a pitch from C.C. Sabathia. The knee reportedly stiffened, and McCann was removed as a precaution. After the game manager Joe Girardi told reporters that it wasn't expected to be a significant issue. (Source: Jack Curry on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is something to monitor, but it seems like it's nothing to be overly worried about. McCann might have continued were this a regular season game. Owners and those considering McCann will want to monitor. More should be known as soon as Monday.

 

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Brian McCann went 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout against Toronto on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: McCann has been a consistent top-5 catcher in fantasy for years now, and with the Yankees his only variables seems to be how good they are, determining his R and RBI totals. McCann will hit around 25 homers, bat a bit over .230, and has the potential for a 90 RBI/70 R combo if everything breaks right. If you want an elite (and consistent) C like McCann, however, you will need to pay the price, as he is going 4th among Cs and 105th overall.

 

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Brian McCann in a slump

Tue, Sep 29th 2:07am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

McCann has gone 2-14 over his last five game, two of which he did not start.

Fantasy Impact: He is still a great source of HRs and RBI for the catcher position while carrying a bad batting average.

 

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Brian McCann goes deep

Sun, Sep 20th 10:44am EDT
By Craig Rosenkrantz

Brian McCann went 1-for-3 with a two run homer and two RBI in a 5-0 win over the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Brian McCann on the season is hitting .241 with 26 homers and 89 RBI. So far in the month of September he is hitting .200 and .118 during the last 7 days.

 

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Brian McCann scores a run Monday

Tue, Sep 15th 12:48am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

McCann went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.

Fantasy Impact: McCann is a fantasy factor who plays catcher and hits in a strong lineup. Own him in most leagues.

 

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McCann went 1-for-3 with a walk on Sunday. His lone hit was a three run HR which tied the game up. The HR was his 25th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: The three RBI bring his season total to 86. His batting average is fairly bad but he is offering a lot of power and RBI at a position where those level of numbers are rare. He should be owned in most leagues.

 

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On Monday night, Brian McCann rebounded a bit from the previous down series he had, going 3-for-3 with a walk and three singles against the Houston Astros.

Fantasy Impact: McCann did not drive in any runs in this game, but it is a positive sign that he is seeing the ball better than he did last series. You could also attribute that series to facing good pitching by the Indians, so I would take it with a grain of salt. Expect New York's backstop to continue to have a nice season and possibly finish with his best home run total to date.

 

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Although Yankees catcher Brian McCann has flashed some power lately, he really struggled this week in the four-game series against the Cleveland Indians, going 2-for-16 with one home run.

Fantasy Impact: McCann is still on pace to have a nice bounce-back season for New York, as he currently has 22 home runs, 75 runs batted in, and 14 doubles in 360 at-bats. You'll have to sometimes deal with his hot/cold nature, but in a league that doesn't have many great offensive catchers, McCann is one of the better choices around.

 

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Brian McCann drives in five runs

Tue, Aug 18th 5:02pm EDT
By Sean Blank

On Monday evening at Yankee Stadium, catcher Brian McCann had one of his biggest performances to date, as he drove in five runs including a three-run home run in the first inning and finishing 3-5 for the game.

Fantasy Impact: This is obviously great to see for McCann owners, as he had entered this game in a pretty big slump. McCann is now close to the first 25 home run season of his career with 21 at the moment, and he is only one of four catchers in baseball history to hit 20 home runs in nine different seasons.

 

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Since the final game of the series against the Boston Red Sox, Brian McCann has gone 0-15 without a home run or run batted in and four strikeouts, as he continued to go hitless Tuesday night in Cleveland.

Fantasy Impact: It is interesting that since McCann tweaked his knee the offensive production has gone down, not to mention the Yankees have lost five straight games. I would keep an eye on the veteran backstop's health status, because he simply has not been the same hitter.

 

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New York Yankees backstop Brian McCann will be starting behind the plate and batting fifth in Friday night's game against the Toronto Blue Jays after missing two straight games with a knee injury.

Fantasy Impact: Feel free to insert McCann back into your fantasy lineups, as the knee injury that he previously endured appears to be very minor. McCann is batting .254 with 18 home runs and 65 RBI in 2015, and to this point is sporting his best average since 2013 with a good chance to surpass last year's totals of 23 home runs and 75 RBI.

 

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Brian McCann was once again unable to play in the rubber match against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night, as he is still resting the left knee which he tweaked earlier in the series.

Fantasy Impact: Being that McCann was able to pinch-hit in the second game of the series, this shouldn't be an injury that holds him out of the lineup for too long. Keep an eye on the situation over the next couple of days, and don't be surprised if McCann is inserted as a DH just until the knee is feeling better.

 

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After feeling a twinge in his left knee, Brian McCann had an MRI done which revealed inflammation. Manager Joe Girardi will try and give McCann a couple of days off to recover, but said he would be available to play if needed. (Source: Bryan Hoch on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McCann finished Tuesday's game with another two hits including a double and home run. He's hit two home runs to start the month of August and will look to stay hot after a poor month of July where he hit .206. The injury doesn't sound severe so McCann should be back in the lineup sooner than later.

 

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New York Yankees backstop Brian McCann added to the power surge that was displayed Tuesday night in the Bronx, connecting for his 18th home run of the season in the seventh inning off of Red Sox reliever Craig Breslow. The three-run shot was lifted into the second deck in right field, totaling three home runs in the past five games for McCann.

Fantasy Impact: It's always nice to own a catcher who can regularly hit for power, and Brian McCann seems to be back to his previous form that made him popular in Atlanta. The only negative that came out of the game Tuesday was that McCann mentioned his knee grabbed him a bit after attempting to block a wild pitch, so stay tuned to find out if it's anything serious.

 

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Brian McCann goes deep

Sun, Aug 2nd 10:41am EDT
By Craig Rosenkrantz

Brian McCann went 1-for-2 with a solo homer and 1 RBI in a 8-2 loss to the White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Brian McCann on the season is hitting .253 with 17 homers and 61 RBI. During the last 7 days he is hitting .278 with 2 homers and 3 RBI.

 

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Brian McCann with a HR Sunday

Mon, Jul 13th 12:32am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

McCann went 2-for-4 on Sunday. He scored two runs and hit a two-run HR.

Fantasy Impact: His batting average has gone down lately but he is still outperforming many fellow catchers and thus should be rostered in a lot of leagues.

 

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Brian McCann went 1-for-5 with a walk Friday but his one blow was a huge one. He hit the walk-off three run HR to win the game in extra innings.

Fantasy Impact: He is still a top 12 catcher and thus should be owned in most leagues.

 

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McCann started out with a grand slam in the first inning. His final stat line was 2-for-4 with a walk.

Fantasy Impact: McCann still has a solid chance to end up as a top 12 catcher in fantasy and so should be owned in most leagues.

 

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Brian McCann went 1-for-3 with a walk. His lone hit was a HR and he ended with two RBI. The HR was his 11th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Brian McCann homered for the second consecutive game. Own him and start him.

 

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Brian McCann with another HR

Sun, Jun 21st 11:50pm EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Brian McCann went 2-for-4 with a HR on Sunday. The HR was his 10th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: He should be owned and started in most leagues.

 

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Brian McCann went 3-for-4 with a walk on Thursday. He scored two runs and knocked in another.

Fantasy Impact: He will have quiet stretches and there may be games where he is sore from catching. Don't get too caught up in the ups and downs with McCann. Watch for injuries and games he might sit out, but if he is healthy and starting, play him. When the final numbers are tallied and compared, he has a good shot at being a top 10-12 catcher.

 

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Brian McCann goes 2-for-4 with a RBI on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Brian McCann is a top 10 catcher and should be owned in all leagues outside of NL-only.

 

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McCann went 1-for-5 with an RBI Wednesday. It was his third straight game with an RBI and fourth straight game with a hit.

Fantasy Impact: Brian McCann should be owned in most leagues. He is a strong offensive catcher with a solid track record. Given the average offensive output for catchers, he should be kept and started even if his average dips down to the lows it has been been in previous years.

 

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Brian McCann has been in and out of the lineup recently due to a sore foot, but he played last night and was 2-for-5 with a HR and two RBI.

Fantasy Impact: McCann is starting to heat up at the plate. He is batting .267 in five games this month, after batting .244 during the month of May. The veteran catcher is always capable of hitting one out, but if he can maintain an avg. around .260 he becomes even more of a weapon in fantasy.

 

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The Yankees received some good news Thursday afternoon on catcher Brian McCann after the MRI and CT scans for his sore right foot came back negative. McCann was forced from yesterday’s game after one at-bat after experiencing pain in the bottom of his foot. He’s now listed as day-to-day. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: This is good news as the Yankees keep one of there best batters in the lineup. He is hitting .248 with eight homers and 33 RBI. Over the last seven days, he is hitting .316 with two home runs and four RBI.

 

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Brian McCann had a single last night, after replacing John Ryan Murphy at catcher. He was 1-for-2 in the ball game.

Fantasy Impact: McCann has been hitting well as of late. He is batting .350/.435/.800 over his last seven games, with three home runs and five runs batted in. He is a low end C1 in one catcher leagues and a definite C2 in two catcher leagues. Plus, he's a good value pick in DFS because of the HR potential.

 

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Brian McCann went 0-for-5 and left four on base, in an 8-6 loss to the Washington Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: McCann has been struggling at the plate lately. He is 1-for-his-last-15 and has seen his AVG dip to .228. He is still a catcher who can produce power numbers for your lineup, so he should still be considered a must start in deeper leagues.

 

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Brian McCann gets an RBI last night

Sat, May 16th 7:35am EDT
By AJ Stone

Brian McCann went 0-for-2 last night against the KC Royals, but he did manage to get an RBI, his 21 of the year.

Fantasy Impact: McCann has now had an RBI in three of his last four games. McCann is considered a low end starting catcher in fantasy leagues that only require you to start one catcher, but a must start in two catcher leagues.

 

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Brian McCann gets an RBI

Wed, May 13th 12:41pm EDT
By AJ Stone

Brian McCann went 1-for-4 with an RBI in a 4-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays yesterday.

Fantasy Impact: McCann currently has a five game hitting streak going. He is batting .240 with four HR and 19 RBI on the year.

 

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Brian McCann went 1-for-3 with a HR, an RBI and a run scored, this afternoon against the Baltimore Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: This was McCann's fourth HR of the season, to go along with 18 RBI. This was McCann's second HR in the four game series against Baltimore. He is now batting .242 on the season.

 

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Brian McCann with a multi-hit game

Wed, Apr 29th 8:24am EDT
By AJ Stone

Brian McCann went 2-for-4 including two 2B and three RBI, in a 4-2 win against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Fantasy Impact: This was one of McCann's biggest games at the plate this season. Over his last 10 games McCann is hitting .308 (12-39), with a HR and eight RBI. With a day game scheduled for this afternoon, following two night games, expect McCann to be out of the lineup today, but this is a good sign for McCann owners.

 

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Brian McCann went 2-for-4 with a run scored, in a 6-1 win against their cross-town rival, the NY Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Brian McCann is hitting .245, but has only one HR and eight RBI. He is still looking for more power numbers, as he hit 23 HR and 75 RBI last season. McCann and the Yankees take on Matt Harvey and the Mets this afternoon.

 

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Brian McCann has a huge game

Sun, Apr 19th 8:05am EDT
By AJ Stone

Brian McCann went 3-for-4 including a triple, two RBI and a run scored, last night against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Fantasy Impact: This was by far McCann's best game of the season thus far. He had previously had zero hits, in his last ten at-bats.

 

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Brian McCann went 0-for-3 last night against the Tampa Bay Rays. He did however manage to collect a walk and a run scored. McCann is now batting just .179 at the plate.

Fantasy Impact: McCann is now 0-for-10 in his last three games and just 2-for-his-last-15 at the plate. The power numbers are alluding him also, as he only has 1 HR and 4 RBI to start the season.

 

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Brian McCann hitless last night

Wed, Apr 15th 8:03am EDT
By AJ Stone

Brian McCann went 0-for-4 last night, in a 4-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: McCann is looking for his first hit on the road this season. The Yankees face RHP Bud Norris tonight. The 31-year-old catcher is batting just .188 against right handers, while hitting .333 against lefty pitching.

 

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Brian McCann hit his 200th home run of his career last night against the Boston Red Sox. Overall, he was 2-for-5 with the home run, an RBI and three runs scored, in the teams 14-4 win.

Fantasy Impact: The Yankees as a team, finally broke out on offense and Brian McCann was a part of the explosion. Prior to last night's game, the Yankee offense had scored a total of just 17 runs in their first six games. They scored 14 last night against the Red Sox. McCann now has his average up to .278, along with one home run and three runs batted in, to start the season. He continues to be a value option at catcher in DFS and a must start for season long leagues.

 

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Coming off last night's marathon 19 inning loss to the Boston Red Sox, Brian McCann, as expected, is not in the starting lineup today.

Fantasy Impact: McCann went 2-for-6 with an RBI in last night's wild game. He is hitting .231 to start the season. When he does play, consider McCann a value option at catcher in DFS and a must start in season long leagues.

 

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Brian McCann takes one for the team

Wed, Apr 8th 10:20pm EDT
By AJ Stone

Brian McCann was plunked during his at-bat in the eighth inning, with the bases loaded, which led to the game tying run against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: Brian McCann failed to get a hit tonight, but managed to collect his first RBI of the season, when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. McCann is 1-for-4 in the first two games of the season. He needs to continue raising his average if he hopes to finish as a top 10 catcher in fantasy this year.

 

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Brian McCann is slated to bat fifth tonight and play catcher, in the Yankees second game of the season against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: Brian McCann went 1-for-4 on opening day. Unfortunately for McCann owners, he does not have a favorable matchup tonight, against Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey. He is a career .207 (6-for-29) hitter, against the knuckle baller.

 

Brian McCann went 1-for-4 this afternoon, in a 6-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: The Yankees struggled on offense today, only collecting three hits total as a team. Brian McCann was able to get one of them. They are now off on Tuesday and resume their series against the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

 

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Brian McCann went 1-for-3 with a run scored on Saturday against the Washington Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: Brian McCann finished Spring Training batting .234 (11-for-47), with two home runs and six runs batted in. McCann is looking to have a bounce back year at the plate. The power numbers should once agains be there for the 31-year-old catcher, however he struggled at the plate last season, hitting just .232. He is a career .272 hitter.

 

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Brian McCann went 0-for-3 this afternoon, in a 6-2 win against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He is now hitting just .214 during spring training.

Fantasy Impact: Brian McCann is 2-for-15 in his last five games. This is not a good sign for fantasy owners of McCann, since he struggled hitting at the plate (.232) last year as well. He will need to turn things around when the regular season starts next week, if he's going to be someone fantasy owners can rely on.

 

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Brian McCann hit his second home run of the spring this afternoon, against the Washington Nationals. McCann was 1-for-4 and also drove in two runs and scored a run.

Fantasy Impact: Brian McCann has now hit in four consecutive games and his average has risen to .258 this spring. He is looking to have a bounce back year, after only hitting .232 from the plate last season.

 

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Brian McCann went 1-for-2 with an RBI, his fourth of the spring, in an 11-2 victory against the Detroit Tigers today.

Fantasy Impact: Brian McCann has gotten his avg. up to .240 this spring. This is a good sign, as opening day approaches. If he can continue to get his avg up and carry that into the regular season, he should finish as a top 10 catcher in fantasy.

 

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Brian McCann was 2-for-2 with a HR, two RBI's and two Walks, tonight against the Atlanta Braves.

Fantasy Impact: This is a good sign to see McCann collect his first HR and get a couple of RBI's. The power numbers should not be a question for McCann. If he can hit for a higher avg than last year, he will be a top catcher in fantasy this year.

 

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Brian McCann was 0-for-2 tonight, in a 4-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: Brian McCann is batting just .143 this spring. He will need to hit better during the regular season, in order to finish as a top ten catcher.

 

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Brian McCann was 0-for-2 with an RBI this afternoon, as the Yankees won 3-2 against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: This is a good sign for Brian McCann to collect his first RBI of the spring. Last year, McCann had 23 HR and 75 RBI's. The power numbers should be there again this season and if he can improve on his disappointing .232 AVG from last year, McCannn has a chance to be a top ten catcher. His ADP is #134.

 

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Brian McCann went 0-3 with a strikeout against the Atlanta Braves tonight.

Fantasy Impact: Brian McCann is trying to rebound from arguably a down year last season. Although he had 23 HR and 75 RBI in 2014, he only batted .232 and he is a career .272 hitter. McCann is still worth a mid round pick in fantasy and will try to finish as a top 10 catcher this year.

 

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Brian McCann was 1-2 with a run in the Yankees win over the Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: McCann looks to rebound from a down year in 2014 and be a top-ten catcher again. He is worth a roster spot in mixed leagues no matter what, especially considering that he is a guaranteed power source from the catcher position. He has hit 20 or more HR in eight of the last nine seasons.

 

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Brian McCann quiet

Fri, Mar 6th 10:39pm EST
By Chris Zolli

McCann was 0-2 with a walk in the nightcap of a split squad game against the Pirates.

Fantasy Impact: At this point of the spring, the best thing is for McCann to be healthy and behind the plate. McCann was able to play 140 games in 2014, his most games played since 2010, and is a huge rebound candidate after a poor 2014 season. He should still be drafted in all formats, especially since he has had 20 or more home runs in eight of the last nine seasons.

 

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McCann started at catcher for the first time in Spring Training, finishing 0-2 with a runner left on base.

Fantasy Impact: McCann will mainly play catcher this year, but the Yankees will also give him opportunities at first base and DH to strengthen his offensive output. He had his worst MLB season in 2014, but still had 23 HRs, his eighth season with 20 or more HRs in his career. McCann is still a top-15 catcher, with potential to be top-ten or better, and should be on fantasy rosters.

 

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New hitting coach Jeff Pentland, McCann's third in three years, will work to put McCann's worst MLB season behind him. A lot of that progress begins with McCann managing teams that shift when he comes to the plate. (Source: New York Post)

Fantasy Impact: Brian McCann still had 23 home runs in 2014 and his 75 RBI were his most since 2010, but he slumped to only a .692 OPS. His low batting average, .232, was a major part of his tough first season in the Bronx as was his lowest walk total of his career. McCann will work with the Yankees new hitting coach to change his batting stance towards the shifts that his new AL East competitors employ against him, as he looks to regain his top-ten catcher value. McCann is nearly a certainty for 20 or more home runs and he averages 69 RBI over the past five seasons; if is able to work around the shift and get his BA to .250 or even .260, he can be very valuable this season.

 

Brian McCann saw his batting average drop mightly in 2014 and he is making ever effort to remedy that issue in 2015. Of the 76 players that qualified for the AL batting title, McCann finished in last in Batting Average in Balls Played. Some of that was attributed to a lack of solid contact but most of that is because of the heavy shifts that he faced. (Source: New York Post)

Fantasy Impact: The easy way out would be for Rob Manfred to ban shifts, assisting both McCann and Yankees teammate Mark Teixeira. In lieu of that mandate, McCann is looking to shorten his swing to regain his past successes. In the first seven years of his major league career, McCann produced a .286/.358/486 slash line. In his last three seasons, he dropped to .238/.305/.419; he started his Yankees career with a .232 batting average. McCann has averaged 22 home runs over the past nine seasons, only once going under 20, and had an .823 OPS coming into 2014. There is still a lot of potential with McCann and if his batting average can even creep over .250, his home run and RBI totals could be enough to make him a top-five catcher.

 

Brian McCann had a rough start to his Yankees career and a lot of that could be attributed to hitting into shifts deployed by AL East rivals. Commissioner Rob Manfred wants to remove shifts as soon as possible, something that could alleviate McCann's issues. (Source: NJ.com)

Fantasy Impact: There were other issues for McCann last year, mainly falling in love with the right field porch and therefore swinging for a home run rather than looking for contact, but hitting into the shift was also an issue. McCann had the second lowest batting average of his career in 2014 and the lowest OPS of his career; the Yankees invested a lot in McCann and are looking for him to at least hit for power. McCann did have the second most HR in his career in 2014 and the possible rule changes could help his BA raise closer to his .272 career average. He still has potential as a top-10 catcher this year and optimistic owners could site last year's issues as a brief downfall in an otherwise solid hitting portfolio.

 

Brian McCann finished the season, his first in the American League, strong in 2014 and he needs to have that momentum carry over to 2015. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: McCann finished the season with 23 home runs and 75 RBI after an eight home run, 18 RBI September, posting his best RBI total since 2010 and home run tally since 2011. Although that is positive, McCann did see his OPS drop by 100 points from 2013 to 2014, fueled by the worst walk total of his career and a sub-.300 OBP. A huge positive for McCann, and one that was expected with a move to the AL where there is a DH, was that he played 140 games after averaging 117 games played in the previous three seasons. If McCann is healthy and able to utilize the right field porch at Yankee Stadium, he hit 19 of his 23 home runs at Yankee Stadium, McCann could hit 25+ home runs and be a top-ten catcher.