James McCann Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 220 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/13/1990 (30)
James McCann Season Stats
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New York Mets catcher James McCann had another rough day at the plate on Sunday in the Mets' 4-2 win over the Diamondbacks. He went 1-for-4 with three strikeouts and a run scored. McCann is slashing just .210/.273/.247 with one home run, seven RBI, and 22 strikeouts in 88 plate appearances on the season. After getting off to a quick start in the first two weeks of the 2021 campaign, McCann has fallen way off. Though he coming off a solid 2020 campaign in which he posted a .289/.360/.536 slash line with seven home runs and 15 RBI, managers in shallow formats should look elsewhere for offensive production at the catcher position. Despite a 47.5% hard-hit rate, his other hitting metrics, including an overall barrel rate, xwOBA, and xSLG which are all in the bottom eight percent of MLB, suggest it may take some time for his bat to come around, if at all.
New York Mets catcher James McCann went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in the Mets' 2-1 loss to the Phillies on Friday. McCann's batting average fell to .214 on the season, and he is slashing just .182/.280/.182 over his last seven games (22 at-bats). After getting off to a quick start in the first couple of weeks of the 2021 campaign, McCann, much like the rest of the Mets' offense, has fallen into a slump. McCann is coming off a solid 2020 campaign in which he posted a .289/.360/.536 slash line with seven home runs and 15 RBI. As the Mets' primary catcher hitting sixth or seventh in what should be a potent lineup, it is only a matter of time before McCann heats up at the plate. He has posted a career-high hard-hit rate of 51.2% so far in 2021, which is in the top-14% of MLB. This suggests that some of his batted balls should, presumably, start falling in. That said, managers in shallow leagues who have other options at catcher may wish to keep McCann on the bench until he starts showing signs of life at the plate. Once he gets going, McCann should serve as a solid middle-tier catcher option throughout the 2021 season.
New York Mets catcher James McCann went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run in the Mets' 5-1 win over the Phillies on Wednesday. It was McCann's first homer of the 2021 campaign and his first with the Mets. With the solid performance on Wednesday, McCann raised his batting average to .280 on the season over 25 at-bats. McCann posted a .289/.360/.536 slash line to go with seven home runs and 15 RBI in the shortened 2020 season with the White Sox. Now with the Mets, McCann is the team's primary catcher assured of regular playing time while typically hitting sixth or seventh in a potent lineup. McCann should serve as a solid middle-tier catcher option throughout the 2021 season in mixed and NL-only fantasy formats.
Catcher James McCann followed up his breakout 2019 campaign with another solid performance in 2020. In Just 111 plate appearances with the White Sox, McCann posted a .289/.360/.536 line to go with seven home runs and 15 RBI. Although it was a small sample size, McCann's 2020 HR/PA was .063, a rate that was 66.8% higher than his .038 HR/PA from 2019 when he blasted 18 HR. While it is unlikely that McCann would have kept up that pace over the course of a full season, it still bodes well for the likelihood that he can match his 18 HR performance from 2019 this upcoming season. Other factors that lend support to a 2019 repeat include a huge uptick in overall launch angle in 2020 (15 degrees from 10.8 degrees in 2019), and 2020 barrel and hard-hit rates that were close to or higher than his 2019 totals. Additionally, McCann posted an exit velocity on FB/LD of 94.7 mph in 2020 which was in line with that of Dominic Smith, Max Muncy, and Wil Myers. While his xBA of .258 didn't quite support his .289 average, McCann should, nevertheless, be a good source of cheap HRs and RBI at the catcher position in 2021, despite a likely regression in batting average. Now that he is out of a time-share with Yasmani Grandal in Chicago and the primary catcher for the Mets assured of regular playing time in another great lineup, McCann makes for a very solid catcher selection in the later rounds. With a current ADP of 195, managers could do a lot worse than drafting McCann as a starting backstop or top backup catcher in all formats.