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James McCann

28-Year-Old Catcher – Detroit Tigers

2018 Stats

AVG

.236

HR

4

RBI

20

R

17

SB

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

McCann was a below-average major-league hitter last season, but he wasn't bad at all compared to his contemporaries at the catcher position. He lifted 13 home runs in 391 plate appearances, lending ho...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 210   DOB: 6/13/1990   BORN: Santa Barbara, CA   COLLEGE: Arkansas   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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James McCann Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $2.375 million contract with the Tigers in January of 2018, avoiding arbitration.

June 19, 2018  –  James McCann News

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James McCann Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2011 21 R GUL 5 16 14 1 5 2 1 0 1 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 .357 .438 .643 1.081
2011 21 A WES 9 38 34 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 12 0 1 1 .059 .132 .088 .220
2012 22 A+ LAK 45 177 160 24 46 10 10 0 0 20 3 0 10 29 0 2 5 .288 .345 .350 .695
2012 22 AA ERI 64 230 220 15 44 14 12 0 2 19 2 2 8 44 1 1 0 .200 .227 .282 .509
2013 23 AA ERI 119 486 441 50 122 39 30 1 8 54 3 3 30 85 1 7 7 .277 .328 .404 .732
2014 24 AAA TOL 109 460 417 49 123 41 34 0 7 54 9 2 25 90 2 7 9 .295 .343 .427 .770
2014 24 MAJ DET 9 12 12 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 .250 .250 .333 .583
2015 25 MAJ DET 114 425 401 32 106 30 18 5 7 41 0 1 16 90 4 1 3 .264 .297 .387 .684
2016 26 AAA TOL 6 27 22 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 6 0 0 0 .091 .259 .091 .350
2016 26 MAJ DET 105 373 344 31 76 22 9 1 12 48 0 1 23 109 1 3 2 .221 .272 .358 .630
2017 27 AAA TOL 2 7 6 1 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .667 .714 .667 1.381
2017 27 MAJ DET 106 391 352 39 89 29 14 2 13 49 1 0 26 89 1 3 9 .253 .318 .415 .733
2018 28 MAJ DET 56 226 208 17 49 13 9 0 4 20 0 2 15 47 0 2 1 .236 .288 .337 .625
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3-Year Averages     108 394 365 34 90 25 13 2 10 46 0 0 21 96 2 2 4 .247 .293 .375 .669
Career  (View All)     390 1,427 1,317 121 323 95 51 8 36 158 2 4 80 337 6 9 15 .245 .294 .378 .672

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James McCann Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jun. 23 @Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 .236 .288 .337 .625
Jun. 22 @Cle 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .293 .343 .636
Jun. 20 @Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .292 .343 .635
Jun. 19 @Cin Did not play.
Jun. 17 @CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .298 .350 .648
Jun. 16 @CWS Did not play.
Jun. 15 @CWS 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .249 .303 .358 .661
Jun. 14 Min 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .295 .349 .644
Jun. 13 Min Did not play.
Jun. 12 Min Did not play.
Jun. 10 Cle Did not play.
Jun. 9 Cle 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .299 .355 .654
Jun. 8 Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .302 .359 .661
Jun. 7 @Bos Did not play.
Jun. 6 @Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .308 .367 .675
Jun. 5 @Bos 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .314 .376 .690
Jun. 4 NYY 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .314 .380 .694
Jun. 4 NYY Did not play.
Jun. 3 Tor 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .310 .375 .685
Jun. 2 Tor Did not play.
Jun. 1 Tor 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .313 .380 .693
May. 31 LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .315 .383 .698
May. 30 LAA Did not play.
May. 29 LAA 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .322 .392 .714
May. 28 LAA 3 2 1 0 0 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .324 .396 .720
May. 27 CWS Did not play.
May. 26 CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .319 .377 .696
May. 25 CWS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .321 .381 .702
May. 23 @Min Did not play.
May. 22 @Min 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .327 .389 .716
Last 7 Games 19 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 1 .211 .211 .211 .422
Last 14 Games 31 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 1 0 0 1 .161 .161 .161 .322
Last 30 Games 68 4 12 1 0 1 5 3 17 0 1 0 0 1 .176 .211 .235 .446

James McCann: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 54 2
2017 103 3
2016 99 5
2015 112 1
2014 6 1

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James McCann: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 2

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James McCann Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018495390.265.490.823
2017104147130.298.558.928
2016120139260.258.525.848

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018159121110.226.289.563
2017248256361.234.355.650
2016224183220.201.268.511

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018105153150.238.381.674
2017174248340.264.454.787
2016170177240.218.371.626

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20181032150.233.291.573
2017178155151.242.376.679
2016174145240.224.345.631
James McCann vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Adam Plutko CLE 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

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James McCann Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2011 21 R GUL 16 14 6.3% 6.3% 1.00 93% .333 .286
2011 21 A WES 38 34 5.3% 31.6% 0.17 65% .087 .029
2012 22 A+ LAK 177 160 5.6% 16.4% 0.34 82% .346 .062
2012 22 AA ERI 230 220 3.5% 19.1% 0.18 80% .240 .082
2013 23 AA ERI 486 441 6.2% 17.5% 0.35 81% .321 .127
2014 24 AAA TOL 460 417 5.4% 19.6% 0.28 78% .355 .132
2014 24 MAJ DET 12 12 0% 16.7% 0.00 83% .300 .083
2015 25 MAJ DET 425 401 3.8% 21.2% 0.18 78% .325 .123
2016 26 AAA TOL 27 22 18.5% 22.2% 0.83 73% .125 .000
2016 26 MAJ DET 373 344 6.2% 29.2% 0.21 68% .283 .137
2017 27 AAA TOL 7 6 14.3% 14.3% 1.00 83% .800 .000
2017 27 MAJ DET 391 352 6.6% 22.8% 0.29 75% .300 .162
2018 28 MAJ DET 226 208 6.6% 20.8% 0.32 77% .283 .101
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3-Year Averages     394 365 5.3% 24.4% 0.22 74% .307 .128
Career     1,427 1,317 5.6% 23.6% 0.24 74% .301 .133

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James McCann Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
C 2018 480.3 1 14 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 1 1

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2018 Stat Review for James McCann    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.32 BB/K
WEAK
6.6% BB Rate
WEAK
20.8% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.625 OPS
TERRIBLE
.288 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.236 AVG
POOR
.283 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.337 SLG
TERRIBLE
.101 ISO
TERRIBLE

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James McCann: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

McCann is not in the lineup Saturday against the White Sox.

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McCann (illness) will catch and bat seventh in the order against Minnesota on Thursday, Evan Woodbery of MLive Media Group reports.

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McCann (illness) is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against Minnesota, Chris McCosky of Detroit News reports.

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McCann (illness) is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Twins, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

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McCann, who is out of the lineup Sunday against the Indians, is dealing with the flu, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

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McCann is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Indians.

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McCann is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Red Sox.

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McCann (intercostal) is starting at catcher and hitting seventh in Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader against the Yankees.

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McCann (intercostal) is out of the lineup for Game 1 of the Tigers' doubleheader with the Yankees, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

2016 was a bit of a disappointment for McCann, who faced high expectations following a 2015 season where he hit .264 in 114 games with 18 doubles, seven home runs and 41 RBI for the Tigers. This past season, the 26-year-old slashed .221/.274/.358 with 12 home runs and 48 RBI. The home run increase was a positive, but it came at a cost, as his strikeout rate increased from 21.2 percent to 29.2 percent. McCann, who grades well as a defensive catcher by most criteria, threw out 45 percent of potential basestealers, up from 41 percent in 2015. Barring a free agent acquisition, he figures to enter 2017 as the Tigers' starting catcher, where he'll hope to add to his power increase with a rebound in average and contact rate.

2016

McCann won the 2015 Tigers' Rookie of the Year Award from the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association on the back of an outstanding season behind the dish. He caught 112 error-free games to lead all MLB catchers and became only the sixth catcher on record to be error-free in over 100 games. On top of the flawless glove-work, he threw out 40.6 percent of American League base stealers. But McCann is more than just a defensive specialist -- he hit .264 with 18 doubles, five triples, seven home runs and 41 RBI with the Tigers last year. His leadership is off the charts, especially for a guy entering just his second season. McCann's power stroke will continue to grow and double-digit home runs will arrive sooner rather than later.

2015

After showing growth at the Triple-A level last season, McCann was rewarded with a September promotion. The 2011 second-round pick made nine appearances for the Tigers in September, hitting .250 with one double and two runs scored in 12 at-bats. Despite the improvements at the dish at Triple-A, McCann’s calling card remains his solid defensive play. He has thrown out 39 percent of base stealers in his first three full seasons in the minors while doing a quality job running a pitching staff. Detroit has opted to bring back Alex Avila as their lead backstop, but McCann is expected to get the opportunity to challenge Bryan Holaday for the backup gig in 2015. Given Holaday’s lack or production at the plate the past two seasons, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see McCann work his way into the backstop mix for the Tigers this season, and his role could expand quickly if Avila continues to deal with minor injuries and long droughts at the dish.

2012

The Tigers selected McCann with the 76th pick of the 2011 MLB Entry Draft. He profiles as a solid defensive player behind the plate, but he needs to improve at the plate before cracking any fantasy radars. The 21-year-old backstop hit just .146/.222/.250 in his first season of pro ball.