McCarthy VS. Anderson to CLINCH NL West

McCarthy VS. Anderson to CLINCH NL West

  • Brandon Patrick McCarthy
  • Born: 7/7/1983 in Glendale, CA
  • Draft: 2002, Chicago White Sox, 17th rd. (510th overall)
  • College: Lamar Community College (CO)
  • Debut: May 22, 2005

YearWLERAGGSSVIPSOWHIP
2016 Stats 2 2 3.63 8 8 0 34.2 38 1.27
MLB Career Stats 57 67 4.12 219 165 0 1047.0 765 1.29

Report generated Sunday, September 25, 2016

Pitch Summary
  • Threw fastballs 92-94mph (24% of all pitches) 
  • Cutter 89-92 (24%) 
  • Sinker 89-93 (18%)
  • Curveball 79-81 (31%)
  • Curveball 79-81 (31%)
  • 590 total pitches (60% in the strike zone)
Last Game
  • LAST GAME ON 08/13/16@LAN
  • Fastball 92-93mph (2 pitches, 4% of total) 
  • Cutter 90.32-92 (9 pitches, 18% of total) 
  • Sinker 90.52-91 (20 pitches, 39% of total)
  • Curveball 78-80 (20 pitches, 39% of total)
  • Curveball 78-80 (20 pitches, 39% of total))
  • Threw 51 total pitches (47% in the strike zone)
Last Game Summary
  • 5 walks 2 hits- 1 off CB 1 off sinker. 3 strikeouts (all looking). Threw 8 first-pitches in the strike-zone of 13 total (61%). Faced 5 LHH 8 RHH. Umpire called 1 balls incorrectly as strikes
Strengths
  • Plus control of fastballs. 
  • Great control of curve. 
  • Deceptive sinkers had 19% of swings miss (10% is average). 
  • Kept first-pitch down 49% of the time (25% was average)
  • -- and when he did batters did not take advantage hitting only 5% (9% is average).
YearTeamLGNPPitch TypeAvg Pitch Speed (mph)Avg Perceived Speed (mph)Avg Spin Rate (rpm)Avg Extension (feet)Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2016 Dodgers NL 183 Curveball 80.53 79.89 2352.00 5.66 86.76
MLB Avg - - - Curveball 78.04 77.04 2370.00 5.73 87.09
Weaknesses
  • High contact rate off his curve: 86% of swings made contact (74% is average).
Patterns
  • Liked to throw curveballs - 31%. Liked to mix in cutters often - 24%. Threw first-pitch cutter much more often than most pitchers at 28%. Threw first-pitch curveballs much more often than most pitchers at 37%. Threw first-pitch sinker more often than most pitchers at 17%. Threw fewer first-pitch fastballs than most pitchers at 33%. 
  • 1-0 threw curves to RHH 46% (7% is average). 1-0 threw curves to LHH 39% (7% is average). 
  • 2-0 did not throw fastballs to righties often - 36% (72% is average).
  • 2-0 did not throw fastballs to lefties often - 18% (74% is average).
  • 2-1 threw curves to righties 47% (7% is average).
  • 2-1 threw curves to lefties 33% (8% is average).
  • 3-2 threw curves to righties 47% (6% is average). 
  • Consider stealing on 1-2 - he threw 12% of 8 pitches in potential SB opportunities in the dirt.
Windup/Stretch
  • From the stretch, located curves 29" more to the catchers left. From the stretch, threw cutters 34% more frequently (29% vs 22% of all pitches). From the stretch, located cutters 6" more to the catchers right.
DurationWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOIPHRERHRHBBBIBBSOWHIP
Rest of Season  0 0 5.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1.20
Cumulative  2 2 3.72 8 8 0 0 0 0 36.1 22 17 15 2 2 24 1 40 1.27
Insights
  • Threw fastballs outside to RHH. His fastballs were on the faster side at 93. He did not vary his fastballs velocity much, usually by only 1.60 mph. 
  • Deceptive fastballs had 27% of swings miss (10% is average). Threw curves inside to RHH. Threw sinkers inside to RHH. Threw sinkers outside to LHH. 
  • Average control of sinkers. His cutter was one of the fastest at 91. 
  • Average control of cutter.

  • Tyler John Anderson
  • Born: 12/30/1989 in Las Vegas, NV
  • Draft: 2011, Colorado Rockies, 1st rd. (20th overall)
  • College: Oregon
  • Debut: June 12, 2016
YearWLERAGGSSVIPSOWHIP
2016 Stats 5 6 3.58 18 18 0 108.0 98 1.25
MLB Career Stats 5 6 3.58 18 18 0 108.0 98 1.25

Pitch Summary
  • Threw fastballs 79-93mph (44% of all pitches) 
  • Cutter 84-88 (24%)
  • Changeup 80-83 (27%)
  • Slider 83-86 (1%)
  • Curveball 74-78 (1%)
  • 1691 total pitches (60% in the strike zone)
  • Threw 121 of 195 first pitches for strikes (62%)
Last Game
  • LAST GAME ON 09/19/16@COL
  • Fastball 89-92mph (42 pitches, 45% of total) 
  • Cutter 85.99-88 (29 pitches, 31% of total)
  • Changeup 81-84 (23 pitches, 24% of total)
  • Changeup 81-84 (23 pitches, 24% of total))
  • Threw 94 total pitches (62% in the strike zone)
Last Game Summary
  • walks 8 hits- 2 off FB 5 off change 1 off cutter. 7 strikeouts (4 swinging). Threw 20 first-pitches in the strike-zone of 30 total (66%). Faced 8 LHH 22 RHH.
Strengths
  • Plus control of changeup. 
  • Deceptive 4-seamers had 33% of swings miss (10% is averageS). 
  • Kept first-pitch down 52% of the time (25% was average)
  • -- and when he did batters performed just average hitting 8% (9% is average).
YearTeamLGNPPitch TypeAvg Pitch Speed (mph)Avg Perceived Speed (mph)Avg Spin Rate (rpm)Avg Extension (feet)Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2016 Rockies NL 729 Four-seam FB 91.45 91.20 2184.00 5.98 84.65
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 93.03 92.76 2241.00 6.19 90.13
Weaknesses
  • Poor control of 4-seams. Release points for slider came out 2.40".
Patterns
  • Liked to mix in cutters often - 24%. Threw first-pitch changeup much more often than most pitchers at 23%. Threw first-pitch cutter much more often than most pitchers at 23%. 
  • 1-0 threw changeups to RHH 43% (12% is average). 
  • 2-0 did not throw fastballs to lefties often - 45% (74% is average).
  • 2-0 threw changeups to righties 37% (9% is average).
  • 2-1 threw changeups to righties 41% (12% is average).
  • 3-2 threw changeups to righties 41% (10% is average). 
  • Consider stealing on 2-2 - he threw 15% of 20 pitches in potential SB opportunities in the dirt.
DurationWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOIPHRERHRHBBBIBBSOWHIP
Rest of Season  1 0 4.15 1 1 0 0 0 0 8.2 8 4 4 1 0 3 0 8 1.27
Cumulative  6 6 3.63 19 19 0 0 0 0 116.2 117 52 47 13 3 29 2 106 1.25
Insights
  • Rarely attempted pickoffs. 
  • 0 Threw fastballs inside to LHH. He mixed up his fastballs velocity broadly, usually by 4.60 mph. 
  • Deceptive fastballs had 15% of swings miss (10% is average). Threw curves inside to RHH. Got little spin on curves (64% below MLB average) Threw sliders outside to lefties. Kept sliders low to lefties. Had a consistent slider angle at -3 deg. Did not vary the slider length often, usually by 0.80 ft. His 4-seams were one of the slowest of all pitchers at 83.20. He mixed up his 4-seam velocities broadly, usually by 8.60 mph. 
  • Got little spin on 4-seam (18% below MLB average). Kept cutter low to LHH. 
  • Average control of cutter. Got little spin on cutters (25% below MLB average).

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