James McCann Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 220 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/13/1990 (31)
James McCann Season Stats
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James McCann News
New York Mets catcher James McCann (wrist) was diagnosed with a fracture of the hamate bone in his left wrist on Friday. He will undergo surgery for the fracture and is expected to miss about six weeks. The team placed him on the 10-day injured list on Friday and recalled catcher Patrick Mazeika from Triple-A. Tomas Nido should serve as the team's primary catcher while McCann is out with Mazeika working in a backup role.
New York Mets catcher James McCann (wrist) is dealing with a sore left wrist, which is why he's not in the lineup on Thursday against the Washington Nationals. According to manager Buck Showalter, McCann's injury is "manageable," and he should be back in the lineup on Friday. It's the second straight day that the 31-year-old has been on the bench. With McCann out again, Tomas Nido will do the catching and is hitting ninth on Thursday against Nationals right-hander Joan Adon. McCann is off to a rough start in his second year with the Mets, hitting just .196 with one home run, six RBI, five runs scored and one stolen base in his first 21 games. You can find better DFS catching options than Nido on Thursday.
New York Mets manager Buck Showalter expects outfielder Starling Marte (oblique) and catcher James McCann (back) to get back in a Grapefruit League game by Tuesday or earlier. Marte has been dealing with a sore left oblique since early in camp, but he started hitting off a tee earlier this week and played in a minor league game on Wednesday. McCann has been out for a week with back tightness. As long as both players don't have setbacks when they return to game action, they'll have a week to get ready for Opening Day. Marte, 33, is still plenty valuable in fantasy for his speed, but fantasy managers should expect some batting average regression in 2022. McCann was an All-Star a few years ago with the White Sox, but he's fallen off since and will be a backup catcher target in drafts.
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.