Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:55:12 -0700
New York Yankees SP Brandon McCarthy allowed four runs - one earned - and nine hits over 6 2/3 innings for a no-decision Wednesday, July 9, against the Cleveland Indians in his team debut. He recorded 13 of his 20 outs via the groundball.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:27:09 -0700
The New York Yankees optioned P Bruce Billings to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Tuesday, July 8, to make room on the roster for SP Brandon McCarthy.
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:17:22 -0700
New York Yankees SP Brandon McCarthy is expected to join the club Tuesday after being acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, July 6. He is scheduled to make his debut for the team Wednesday, July 9, in a start against the Cleveland Indians.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 08:29:47 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired SP Vidal Nuno from the New York Yankees in exchange for SP Brandon McCarthy.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 08:13:58 -0700
The New York Yankees acquired SP Brandon McCarthy from the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, July 6, for SP Vidal Nuno.
Fantasy Tip: Even pitching at Yankee Stadium with that less than desirable infield defense, the ground-balling McCarthy should see his value rise over the rest of the season, if only from positive statistical corrections. Nuno is NL-only fodder.
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 23:38:35 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates have interest in Arizona Diamondbacks SP Brandon McCarthy.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:57:03 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Brandon McCarthy will earn a $1 million assignment bonus if he is traded.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:51:19 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks are receiving interest from other teams about the availability of SP Brandon McCarthy.
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:13:47 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Brandon McCarthy adopted a new offseason routing this year to help him avoid the seasonal shoulder inflammation that he has experienced. As a result, McCarthy is consistently hitting 94 mph with his fastball in his first two starts, and he thinks he's stronger and better prepared to hit his goal of 200 innings for the season. McCarthy's high for a season is 170 2/3 innings.
McCarthy had Sam Mulroy, a neighbor and personal trainer, work with him in the offseason to keep him in shape. McCarthy's workouts included more heavy lifting with free weights a staple of the program. "In the past, I'd work out in different workout facilities that trained athletes, and I realized that wasn't specialized enough," McCarthy said. "I knew what I wanted to accomplish, I just needed someone to help guide me through it. The relationship worked out very well, where it was passing ideas back and forth. He definitely taught me how to get stronger, and we shoe-horned that in with getting baseball stronger."
Fantasy Tip: Until McCarthy goes a full season without injury, we'll continue to be skeptical. But the velocity is a good indication that he's completely healthy right now. The elite control makes him worth owning in deep enough mixed leagues in the right matchups.
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 09:07:16 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Brandon McCarthy was sitting between 91 and 95 mph with his fastball in his outing Monday, March 10, where he allowed three hits and a walk in five scoreless innings, and he was receiving strong reviews from the coaching staff. "That's shown up early. I feel like myself again. With that, in games I'm sharper, more focused, and the results kind of follow that. Now it's just staying in that same place," McCarthy said. McCarthy said the after-effects of being struck in the head by a line drive in 2012 lingered into last season.
Fantasy Tip: Health issues have eroded McCarthy's dominance the past few seasons, but if he is past all of that, there could be something here. His fastball life is a positive development, and he still remains an elite ground-ball pitcher. There could be value here off the waiver wire and in NL leagues.