In 2015, we started to see a bit of erosion in Brian McCann's plate discipline, but he was still his usual productive self for the Yankees. McCann ranked third in Fantasy value among catchers and second among hitters who will be catcher-eligible in 2016. Only Buster Posey is a safe bet to outproduce McCann at the position this year, though Kyle Schwarber and Jonathan Lucroy also have a good shot to do so. There may not be much that separates McCann from the catchers ranked just behind him, but he should be a top five catcher worth taking within the first 10 rounds in standard mixed league drafts.
Yankees catcher Brian McCann is not in the lineup Monday against the Red Sox. McCann started the past three games, but after going 0 for 4 with three strikeouts Sunday, will get a day off Monday against southpaw Eduardo Rodriguez. John Ryan Murphy will get the start behind the plate in his place and bat seventh.
Yankees catcher Brian McCann drove in a season-high five runs during Monday's 8-7 win over the Twins. McCann went 3 for 5 at the plate with one run scored. He drove in three of the runs when he hit his 21st home run of the season off Kyle Gibson in the first inning. Prior to Monday's win, McCann was hitting .214 with five home runs and 11 RBI in his last 16 games (13 starts).
Catcher Brian McCann put the Yankees on the board early on Thursday, as he smacked a three-run home run in the first inning of the 8-6 win over the Indians. It was his 20th home run of the season, and his second in as many games. McCann now has eight straight seasons with at least 20 home runs, which ranks behind Mike Piazza and Yogi Bera (10 each) all-time.
Yankees catcher Brian McCann is ready to roll Friday night against Toronto. He had been deemed questionable with a knee ailment that prevented him from starting since Tuesday. McCann returns with 18 homers and 65 RBI in just 307 at-bats.
Yankees catcher Brian McCann was not in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Red Sox after tweaking his left knee Tuesday. J.R. Murphy replaced McCann in the starting lineup. Manager Joe Girardi said McCann's MRI showed inflammation in his knee. Girardi said he will try to give McCann a few days off, but he is available off the bench, if needed. "I knew I did something," McCann said, per ESPN.com. "It kinda stretched out a little bit. It felt awkward. Looking back, looking at the position I was in, I think I was lucky that that's all it is. Right now, I'm just hoping a couple of days of rest will knock it out, get it a little more stable, and we can move forward." McCann has homered twice in three August games, including Tuesday's 13-3 win. He is batting .308 (8 for 26) with two doubles, three home runs and seven RBI in his last seven games.