MLB Baseball

#38
Brandon McCarthy
ERA W-L K
3.98 6-4 72
Team: LA DodgersHt / Wt: 6-7 / 226 NFBC ADP: 442.52
Position: SPBorn: 7/7/1983 Birthplace: Glendale, California
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 17th Round by White Sox (2002)


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Oct. 26 6:39 AM PT7:39 AM MT8:39 AM CT9:39 AM ET9:39 ET13:39 GMT21:39 6:39 AM MST8:39 AM EST9:09 AM VEN17:39 UAE8:39 AM CT-McCarthy fell to 0-1, allowing two runs on two hits in 1.0 inning, as the Los Angeles Dodgers lost to the Houston Astros 7-6 on Wednesday in Game 2.
Analysis: He took the loss in this thriller.
Oct. 24 10:32 AM PT11:32 AM MT12:32 PM CT1:32 PM ET13:32 ET17:32 GMT1:32 10:32 AM MST12:32 PM EST1:02 PM VEN21:32 UAE12:32 PM CT-McCarthy, who hasn't started since July 20, is on the Dodgers' World Series roster.
Analysis: McCarthy made three relief appearances late in the season after returning from a hand injury and hasn't pitched in the playoffs. He'll likely be used in long relief if he's used at all.
Oct. 2 6:56 AM PT7:56 AM MT8:56 AM CT9:56 AM ET9:56 ET13:56 GMT21:56 6:56 AM MST8:56 AM EST9:26 AM VEN17:56 UAE8:56 AM CT-Brandon McCarthy allowed three runs on five hits and one walk in 2.0 innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Colorado Rockies 6-3 on Sunday. McCarthy struck out two, ending the game with a 3.98 ERA and 1.25 WHIP on the season.
Sep. 28 9:15 AM PT10:15 AM MT11:15 AM CT12:15 PM ET12:15 ET16:15 GMT0:15 9:15 AM MST11:15 AM EST11:45 AM VEN20:15 UAE11:15 AM CT-Brandon McCarthy walked one and didn't allow a hit in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres 10-0 on Wednesday. McCarthy struck out two, ending the game with a 3.77 ERA and 1.21 WHIP on the season.
Sep. 24 12:38 AM PT1:38 AM MT2:38 AM CT3:38 AM ET3:38 ET7:38 GMT15:38 12:38 AM MST2:38 AM EST3:08 AM VEN11:38 UAE2:38 AM CT-Brandon McCarthy allowed one run on two hits in 3.0 innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers lost to the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Saturday. McCarthy struck out two, ending the game with a 3.81 ERA and 1.22 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: McCarthy made his first appearance since missing two months with recurring blisters on his right hand. Though he pitched solidly in his first outing following the injury, the veteran will hold down a fantasy-averse long relief role the rest of the way.
July 22 10:10 AM PT11:10 AM MT12:10 PM CT1:10 PM ET13:10 ET17:10 GMT1:10 10:10 AM MST12:10 PM EST12:40 PM VEN21:10 UAE12:10 PM CT-McCarthy (blisters) came off the DL on Friday.
Analysis: McCarthy is 6-4 with a 3.84 ERA in 16 starts this season, though he will be used out of the bullpen the rest of the way.
July 21 10:32 PM PT11:32 PM MT12:32 AM CT1:32 AM ET1:32 ET5:32 GMT13:32 10:32 PM MST12:32 AM EST1:02 AM VEN9:32 UAE12:32 AM CT-McCarthy fell to 6-4, allowing six runs on nine hits and one walk in 4.0 innings, as the Los Angeles Dodgers lost to the Atlanta Braves 6-3 on Thursday. McCarthy struck out five, ending the game with a 3.84 ERA and 1.23 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: He stretched his winless streak to a month after entering the game with three straight no-decisions.
July 14 7:55 PM PT8:55 PM MT9:55 PM CT10:55 PM ET22:55 ET2:55 GMT10:55 7:55 PM MST9:55 PM EST10:25 PM VEN6:55 UAE (+1)9:55 PM CT-Brandon McCarthy allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks in 4.2 innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Miami Marlins 6-4 on Friday. McCarthy struck out three, ending the game with a 3.38 ERA and 1.17 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: McCarthy is winless in his last three starts while posting a 5.93 ERA.
July 9 9:00 AM PT10:00 AM MT11:00 AM CT12:00 PM ET12:00 ET16:00 GMT0:00 9:00 AM MST11:00 AM EST11:30 AM VEN20:00 UAE11:00 AM CT-Brandon McCarthy allowed two runs - one earned - on six hits and two walks in 6.0 innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Saturday. McCarthy struck out one, ending the game with a 3.12 ERA and 1.13 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: McCarthy has made nine starts at Dodger Stadium and has held opponents to a .564 OPS.
June 26 4:53 PM PT5:53 PM MT6:53 PM CT7:53 PM ET19:53 ET23:53 GMT7:53 4:53 PM MST6:53 PM EST7:23 PM VEN3:53 UAE (+1)6:53 PM CT-McCarthy has come off the DL and will start Saturday against the Royals after missing two weeks with knee tendinitis.
Analysis: McCarthy had a 1.57 ERA over his previous six starts before struggling in his last one June 25, allowing five runs - four earned - on four hits and two walks in three innings as the Dodgers rallied to defeat the Rockies 12-6.
June 26 7:31 AM PT8:31 AM MT9:31 AM CT10:31 AM ET10:31 ET14:31 GMT22:31 7:31 AM MST9:31 AM EST10:01 AM VEN18:31 UAE9:31 AM CT-Brandon McCarthy allowed five runs - four earned - on four hits and two walks in 3.0 innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Colorado Rockies 12-6 on Sunday. McCarthy struck out two, ending the game with a 3.25 ERA and 1.11 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: McCarthy had a 1.57 ERA over his previous six starts before struggling in this one.
June 21 8:06 AM PT9:06 AM MT10:06 AM CT11:06 AM ET11:06 ET15:06 GMT23:06 8:06 AM MST10:06 AM EST10:36 AM VEN19:06 UAE10:06 AM CT-Brandon McCarthy improved to 6-3, allowing four hits and one walk over 6.0 scoreless innings, as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the New York Mets 12-0 on Tuesday. McCarthy struck out four, ending the game with a 2.87 ERA and 1.07 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Though he's just 3-2 over his last six starts, McCarthy owns a stellar 1.57 ERA during that period and has allowed two runs or less in each of those outings. The oft-injured right-hander also continues to excel at Dodger Stadium, where he's now 4-1 with a 2.41 ERA in seven starts this season.
June 14 8:55 PM PT9:55 PM MT10:55 PM CT11:55 PM ET23:55 ET3:55 GMT11:55 8:55 PM MST10:55 PM EST11:25 PM VEN7:55 UAE (+1)10:55 PM CT-Brandon McCarthy allowed one run on three hits and two walks in 5.1 innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Cleveland Indians 6-4 on Wednesday. McCarthy did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.14 ERA and 1.10 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: McCarthy is 2-2 despite a 1.91 ERA in his last five starts.
June 7 11:36 PM PT12:36 AM MT1:36 AM CT2:36 AM ET2:36 ET6:36 GMT14:36 11:36 PM MST1:36 AM EST2:06 AM VEN10:36 UAE1:36 AM CT-McCarthy fell to 5-3, allowing two runs on three hits and two walks in 7.0 innings, as the Los Angeles Dodgers lost to the Washington Nationals 2-1 on Tuesday.
Analysis: McCarthy struck out four, ending the game with a 3.28 ERA and 1.11 WHIP on the season.
June 5 8:58 AM PT9:58 AM MT10:58 AM CT11:58 AM ET11:58 ET15:58 GMT23:58 8:58 AM MST10:58 AM EST11:28 AM VEN19:58 UAE10:58 AM CT-McCarthy, who left his start on Thursday against St. Louis early with a blister on his right index finger, had a good bullpen session before the game on Sunday.
Analysis: McCarthy is expected to make his next scheduled start on Tuesday against Washington.
June 1 2:44 PM PT3:44 PM MT4:44 PM CT5:44 PM ET17:44 ET21:44 GMT5:44 2:44 PM MST4:44 PM EST5:14 PM VEN1:44 UAE (+1)4:44 PM CT-Brandon McCarthy fell to 5-2, allowing two runs on seven hits and one walk in 4.0 innings, as the Los Angeles Dodgers lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 on Thursday. McCarthy struck out six, ending the game with a 3.38 ERA and 1.16 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The Cardinals scored their runs when starting pitcher Adam Wainwright hit a two-run homer off McCarthy, who is 2-1 with a 1.69 ERA in his last three starts.
May 28 7:49 AM PT8:49 AM MT9:49 AM CT10:49 AM ET10:49 ET14:49 GMT22:49 7:49 AM MST9:49 AM EST10:19 AM VEN18:49 UAE9:49 AM CT-Brandon McCarthy improved to 5-1, allowing two hits and one walk over 6.0 scoreless innings, as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Chicago Cubs 5-0 on Saturday. McCarthy struck out six, ending the game with a 3.28 ERA and 1.09 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: His win gives the Dodgers three starters with five or more wins already this season, joining Alex Wood (six) and Clayton Kershaw (seven).
May 28 9:49 PM PT10:49 PM MT11:49 PM CT12:49 AM ET0:49 ET4:49 GMT12:49 9:49 PM MST11:49 PM EST12:19 AM VEN8:49 UAE11:49 PM CT-McCarthy threw six scoreless innings in Sunday's 5-0 win over the Cubs before exiting due to a sore right knee. The right-hander yielded just two hits and a walk while striking out six before departing.
Analysis: This explains why he was removed after throwing only 79 pitches and the Dodgers holding a comfortable lead. McCarthy has been very good when able to take the mound this season, posting a 5-1 record and a 3.28 ERA in eight starts, but he missed time earlier this month with soreness in his non-throwing shoulder and has an extensive injury history that owners should be concerned about.
May 22 7:24 AM PT8:24 AM MT9:24 AM CT10:24 AM ET10:24 ET14:24 GMT22:24 7:24 AM MST9:24 AM EST9:54 AM VEN18:24 UAE9:24 AM CT-McCarthy improved to 4-1, allowing one run on three hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Miami Marlins 6-3 on Sunday. McCarthy struck out five, ending the game with a 3.76 ERA and 1.18 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: McCarthy retired his first 14 batters.
May 16 10:09 AM PT11:09 AM MT12:09 PM CT1:09 PM ET13:09 ET17:09 GMT1:09 10:09 AM MST12:09 PM EST12:39 PM VEN21:09 UAE12:09 PM CT-Brandon McCarthy fell to 3-1, allowing six runs on eight hits and one walk in 5.2 innings, as the Los Angeles Dodgers lost to the San Francisco Giants 8-4 on Monday. McCarthy struck out five, ending the game with a 4.15 ERA and 1.27 WHIP on the season.
May 8 4:51 PM PT5:51 PM MT6:51 PM CT7:51 PM ET19:51 ET23:51 GMT7:51 4:51 PM MST6:51 PM EST7:21 PM VEN3:51 UAE (+1)6:51 PM CT-McCarthy (left shoulder) will return to start Monday in San Francisco.
Analysis: The good news is that McCarthy is right-handed and no damage occurred to his throwing arm. He is 3-0 with a 3.10 ERA in five starts this season.
Apr. 30 9:49 AM PT10:49 AM MT11:49 AM CT12:49 PM ET12:49 ET16:49 GMT0:49 9:49 AM MST11:49 AM EST12:19 PM VEN20:49 UAE11:49 AM CT-Brandon McCarthy allowed four runs on eight hits and one walk in 5.0 innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 on Saturday. McCarthy struck out three, ending the game with a 3.10 ERA and 1.21 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: McCarthy took a step back after allowing two runs or less in each of his first four starts. The veteran right-hander has provided fantasy value thus far, though owners need to be aware of his extensive history of injuries.
Apr. 23 5:56 PM PT6:56 PM MT7:56 PM CT8:56 PM ET20:56 ET0:56 GMT8:56 5:56 PM MST7:56 PM EST8:26 PM VEN4:56 UAE (+1)7:56 PM CT-McCarthy allowed a first-inning, two-run home run by Paul Goldschmidt but blanked Arizona on two hits after that in Sunday's 6-2 win. He went seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits with six strikeouts.
Analysis: McCarthy has allowed two runs or fewer in each of his four starts this season. He'll make his next one Friday against a Phillies team he has a 1.20 ERA against in two starts. He is 1-5 in eight career starts against NL East teams despite a 2.02 ERA.
Apr. 18 7:55 AM PT8:55 AM MT9:55 AM CT10:55 AM ET10:55 ET14:55 GMT22:55 7:55 AM MST9:55 AM EST10:25 AM VEN18:55 UAE9:55 AM CT-McCarthy allowed two runs on five hits and three walks in five innings while striking out eight before the Diamondbacks rallied for a 4-2 win over the Dodgers on Monday.
Analysis: McCarthy has been sharp in three starts, posting a 1.18 WHIP and 2.12 ERA.
Apr. 13 6:41 AM PT7:41 AM MT8:41 AM CT9:41 AM ET9:41 ET13:41 GMT21:41 6:41 AM MST8:41 AM EST9:11 AM VEN17:41 UAE8:41 AM CT-McCarthy pitched four-hit ball over six innings of Wednesday's 2-0 win over the Cubs.
Analysis: Think about McCarthy as a fantasy pickup if he's available with his 2-0 record and 1.50 ERA.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2005 CWS 3 2 0 - 0 12 10 0 67.0 62 30 30 13 17 0 48 1.18 4.03
2006 CWS 4 7 0 - 1 53 2 0 84.2 77 44 44 17 33 9 69 1.30 4.68
2007 Tex 5 10 0 - 0 23 22 0 101.2 111 62 55 9 48 0 59 1.56 4.87
2008 Tex 1 1 0 - 0 5 5 0 22.0 20 11 10 3 8 0 10 1.27 4.09
2009 Tex 7 4 0 - 0 17 17 1 97.1 96 55 50 13 36 0 65 1.36 4.62
2011 Oak 9 9 0 - 0 25 25 5 170.2 168 73 63 11 25 1 123 1.13 3.32
2012 Oak 8 6 0 - 0 18 18 0 111.0 115 44 40 10 24 2 73 1.25 3.24
2013 Ari 5 11 0 - 0 22 22 2 135.0 161 71 68 13 21 3 76 1.35 4.53
2014 Ari 3 10 0 - 0 18 18 0 109.2 131 65 61 15 20 4 93 1.38 5.01
2014 NYY 7 5 0 - 0 14 14 1 90.1 91 35 29 10 13 0 82 1.15 2.89
2014 Tot 10 15 0 - 0 32 32 1 200.0 222 100 90 25 33 4 175 1.28 4.05
2015 LAD 3 0 0 - 0 4 4 0 23.0 24 15 15 9 4 0 29 1.22 5.87
2016 LAD 2 3 0 - 1 10 9 0 40.0 29 24 22 2 26 1 44 1.38 4.95
2017 LAD 6 4 0 - 0 19 16 0 92.2 89 43 41 5 27 0 72 1.25 3.98
Career 63 72 0 - 2 240 182 9 1145.0 1174 572 528 130 302 20 843 1.29 4.15

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2005 CWS 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2006 CWS 53 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2007 Tex 23 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2009 Tex 17 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2013 Ari 22 37 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 15 0 0 .027 .100 .027
2014 Ari 18 29 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 11 0 0 .138 .138 .138
2014 Tot 32 29 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 11 0 0 .138 .138 .138
2015 LAD 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 0 0 .000 .143 .000
2016 LAD 10 13 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 0 0 .000 .133 .000
2017 LAD 19 23 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 16 0 0 .043 .154 .043
Career 240 117 2 6 0 0 0 5 9 57 0 0 .051 .119 .051

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2017 LAD Total 0 1 0 - 0 1 0 0 1.0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 18.00
    WS 0 1 0 - 0 1 0 0 1.0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 18.00
Career 0 1 0 - 0 1 0 0 1.0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 18.00


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 631 96 89 93.3 43.61
Curveball 312 83 78 80.3 21.56
Slider 18 89 84 86.1 1.24
Changeup 38 91 87 88.9 2.63
Cut Fastball 448 94 88 91.5 30.96

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