James McCann Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 220 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/13/1990 (31)
James McCann Season Stats
Last 10 Games
James McCann News
New York Mets catcher James McCann went 2-for-4 with a run scored in the Mets 4-3 loss to the Reds on Tuesday. McCann is now hitting .304/.385/.435 over his last seven games (23 at-bats) with one home run, three RBI, and five runs scored. McCann makes for a decent streaming option in one-catcher formats and cheap DFS play while he is hitting well. It is likely McCann, who started on Tuesday night, will get the day off on Wednesday when the Mets conclude their series against the Reds in a get-away-day matinee. Assuming he is off on Wednesday, McCann should be back behind the plate beginning Friday when the Mets begin a three-game series against the Blue Jays at CitiField.
Coming off the bench on Monday, New York Mets catcher James McCann went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and three RBI in the Mets 15-11 win over the Reds. McCann was sitting in favor of catcher Tomas Nido for the second straight game after going for 0-for-11 over his previous three games. Called upon to pinch-hit in the eighth inning on Monday, McCann promptly belted a two-run home run. He would later add an RBI single in the tenth inning. Overall, McCann has been somewhat of a disappointment batting just .247/.316/.379 with eight home runs and 32 RBI over 243 at-bats in 78 games, coming off of a solid 2020 campaign. Known to hit home runs in bunches, McCann may be on the verge of a hot streak given his performance on Monday. As such, McCann makes for a decent streaming option in one-catcher formats where managers have lost catchers due to injury. He could also be a sneaky DFS option on Tuesday against Wade Miley and the Reds in the tiny Great American Ball Park.
New York Mets catcher James McCann went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored in the Mets 13-4 win over the Pirates on Friday. McCann has been somewhat of a disappointment at the plate overall in 2021 for the Mets. He is batting just .251/.319/.379 with seven home runs and 29 RBI over 227 at-bats in 73 games. Coming off of a 2020 campaign in which he posted a .289/.360/.536 line to go with seven home runs and 15 RBI in just 97 at-bats, his pre-season ADP of 195 reflected expectations of a 20-25 HR campaign. Despite underperforming thus far, McCann has warmed up at the plate batting .294 with a .400 on-base percentage over his last seven games, though he has not hit a homer since June 29. McCann can be utilized as a streaming option in one-catcher formats where managers have lost catchers due to injury. He won't kill ratios as a substitute backstop while he is hitting for a decent average. He also should continue to get RBI opportunities hitting in the Mets lineup which is getting hot. Expectations regarding his home run totals, though, should be held in check given his performance so far and a barrel rate and average exit velocity which are in the bottom third of the league.
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.