Jake McCarthy Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/30/1997 (26)
Jake McCarthy Season Stats
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Jake McCarthy News
The Arizona Diamondbacks recalled outfielder Jake McCarthy from Triple-A Reno on Tuesday. McCarthy isn't in the starting lineup on Tuesday night against the New York Mets, but he'll provide the Snakes with some extra outfield depth down the stretch as they look to hang onto the final wild-card spot in the National League. The 26-year-old left-handed hitter and thrower struggled in his time with Arizona over 86 games before being sent down, hitting .245/.325/.331 with only two home runs, 14 RBI, 26 stolen bases and 33 runs scored in 291 plate appearances. However, he was tearing the cover off the ball at Reno in 45 games and could provide fantasy managers with some stolen bases in deeper leagues to close out the 2023 season.
The Arizona Diamondbacks optioned outfielder Jake McCarthy to Triple-A Reno on Monday and recalled outfielder Kyle Lewis from the minors in a corresponding move. Lewis is serving as the designated hitter for Arizona and is batting fifth in the lineup on Monday against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The 26-year-old McCarthy has a career-high 26 stolen bases in 257 at-bats in his third major-league season, but he's struggled in the other aspects of his game and will go down to the farm for the second time this year before likely returning when rosters expand in September. McCarthy is slashing .245/.325/.331 with only two homers, 14 RBI and 33 runs scored. He had picked up just five hits in 26 at-bats (.192) to begin the month of August in 11 games (eight starts).
Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Jake McCarthy will retreat to the bench on Wednesday in the series finale against the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers. In his absence, Alek Thomas will start in center field and will hit seventh in the batting order against Dodgers right-hander Bobby Miller. McCarthy is valuable in mixed fantasy leagues this year for really only his speed, as he has posted a career-high 26 stolen bases in 29 attempts in his third major-league season. Otherwise, he's been very mediocre, batting .255 (63-for-247) with two home runs, six doubles, five triples, 14 RBI and 33 runs scored in 279 plate appearances and 82 games played. In 14 games (11 starts) since July 23, McCarthy has gone 11-for-40 (.275) with no homers, a double, one RBI, four steals and two runs scored for the Snakes.
After an unprecedented breakout in his rookie season, outfielder Jake McCarthy has become a sign of hope for the meddling Arizona Diamondbacks. The 25-year-old got straight to work in his first season in the pros, and he's veering toward the "perennial talent" category if he continues to impress. McCarthy owned a .283/.342/.427 triple line with a 118 OPS+ this past year, and finished fourth in Rookie of the Year voting. His strikeout numbers aren't where they should be (21.9%), and it wouldn't hurt to invest in some discipline. We can't determine his future as a power hitter just yet, but unless he puts on some muscle mass, he'll likely stick to his bat-to-ball technique. Although Steamer's projections aren't too appealing, he's only expected to slash .254/.319/.404. McCarthy is most certainly capable of exceeding those numbers. That's when NFBC perks up and gives a 121.13 ADP which is a better estimate of his capability.