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James McArthur

James McArthur

RP - Kansas City Royals

Age: 27College: Ole MissBats: RThrows: RCountry: USA

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Wed, 5/22 2:10pm
Rank P #127
Projection (?) 1.3 pts

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James McArthur seals the deal against Athletics

James McArthur notched a save in the Royals' 5-3 victory over the Athletics, delivering a solid inning where he allowed two hits and struck out two without conceding any runs.

Fantasy Impact

This performance slightly improves his season ERA and WHIP, which have been points of concern for fantasy managers. McArthur's ability to strike out batters remains a strong asset, as evidenced by his 10.0 K/9 rate, but his high BABIP (.379) continues to suggest that he might be suffering from some bad luck or defensive shortcomings behind him. His save today, increasing his season total to 11, should keep him firmly in the closer role for Kansas City, but fantasy managers should remain cautious given his tendency to allow base runners and his less-than-stellar ERA and WHIP.

Chris SchommerMay 19, 2024
James McArthur picks up 10th save

James McArthur earned a save despite allowing an earned run in his 1 1/3 innings against the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact

McArthur gave up two hits and struck out three batters in the Royals' 4-2 victory. This performance, while not spotless, still added to his save tally, bringing his season total to 10. McArthur's ability to strike out batters remains a strong point, as evidenced by his 9.6 K/9 rate, but his elevated ERA of 4.58 and WHIP of 1.37 this season might raise concerns for fantasy managers relying on him for consistent saves.

James McArthur secures shaky save against Angels

James McArthur allowed one earned run but still managed to notch a save as the Royals edged the Angels 4-2.

Fantasy Impact

He surrendered one hit and didn't issue any walks, using 11 pitches to complete his inning of work. Despite securing his ninth save of the season, McArthur's performance was hardly convincing, continuing a trend of precarious outings reflected in his elevated 4.42 ERA and 1.36 WHIP. His strikeout ability remains decent with an 8.8 K/9 rate, but his susceptibility to allowing hits, as indicated by a .359 BABIP, keeps him on thin ice. Fantasy managers should remain cautious, as his role as closer could be jeopardized if his inconsistency persists.

Craig Castriano1 week ago
James McArthur Seals the Deal for Royals

James McArthur notched a save in the Royals' 6-4 victory over the Brewers on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact

He faced the minimum in his brief appearance, throwing just three pitches to secure the game. This performance, while not flashy, was crucial in a tight contest and helps stabilize his somewhat rocky season stats, which include a 4.15 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP. McArthur's ability to close games without allowing hits or walks in this outing is a positive sign, but his high BABIP (.380) and inconsistent strikeout numbers (9.3 K/9) suggest potential volatility. Fantasy managers should view him as a somewhat risky but necessary option for saves, keeping an eye on his outings for signs of improvement or further inconsistency.

Jesse Garcia2 weeks ago
James McArthur Seals the Deal Against Blue Jays

James McArthur delivered a flawless performance, securing a save as the Royals topped the Blue Jays 4-1.

Fantasy Impact

McArthur threw 17 pitches over a clean inning, allowing no hits or walks and striking out one batter. This outing lowers his ERA (2.63) slightly and continues to solidify his role as a reliable closer for Kansas City.