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33 James McCann C

New York Mets

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Key Stats
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Player Updates

December 12, 2020 12:40 PM
Mets' James McCann: Reaches deal with Mets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCann signed a four-year, $40 million contract with the Mets on Saturday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

McCann has been close to a deal with the Mets for several days, but he now has a deal in place, pending a physical. The 30-year-old had a career-best .289/.360/.536 slash line with seven home runs and 15 RBI over 31 games with the White Sox in 2020, and he should take over as the Mets' primary catcher next season.

September 27, 2020 08:28 AM
White Sox's James McCann: Snaps hitless streak
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCann went 2-for-2 with two walks, a solo home run and a second run scored in Saturday's 9-5 win over the Cubs.

McCann snapped an 0-for-16 skid, going back to Sept. 15 when he laced his sixth home run, with his seventh homer in the second inning. He's had a second consecutive strong season, batting .289/.360/.536 over 31 games in 2020 as the backup to Yasmani Grandal.

September 16, 2020 12:04 AM
White Sox's James McCann: Pops sixth homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCann went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, two RBI and two runs scored Tuesday against the Twins.

McCann drove in his first run of the contest with an RBI double in the third inning. Four frames later he popped a solo home run, his sixth long ball of the season. He has a strong .329/.389/.595 line to this point in the campaign, but has only 90 plate appearances with Yasmani Grandal getting the majority of the playing time behind the dish.

September 9, 2020 11:32 PM
White Sox's James McCann: Big night at the plate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCann went 2-for-3 with two home runs and four RBI during the White Sox' 8-1 win over the Pirates on Wednesday. He also had a sacrifice fly.

McCann took JT Brubaker deep twice, bringing his total to five home runs for the 2020 season -- with four against righties. Mostly a platoon option, McCann has counter-intuitively hit .435 in 23 at-bats versus lefties this season. McCann is a quality pitch framer to boot and has potential as a strong option should Yasmani Grandal to miss any time.

September 1, 2020 10:12 AM
White Sox's James McCann: Scores two runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCann went 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and a walk in Monday's win against the Twins.

McCann was one of five White Sox who recorded multiple hits in this game, and the veteran catcher continues to provide offense even if his playing time has been scarce of late. McCann is currently riding a six-game hitting streak, with two multi-hit performances in that stretch.

August 20, 2020 11:48 PM
White Sox's James McCann: Picks up two knocks, RBI
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCann went 2-for-4 with two singles, an RBI and a run scored in Thursday's 9-0 win over the Tigers.

McCann drew the start behind the dish Thursday with Yasmani Grandal still nursing a back issue. The backstop picked up a pair of singles to raise his batting average to .341 on the campaign. McCann could start again Friday against the Cubs if Grandal is still unable to go.

August 19, 2020 06:24 AM
White Sox's James McCann: Starts Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCann went 1-for-4 with a run scored in Tuesday's 10-4 win over Detroit.

With news that Chicago's primary catcher, Yasmani Grandal (back), could be out until the end of the week, the White Sox will need McCann or Zack Collins to fill in. McCann is slashing .325/.386/.550 over 44 plate appearances.

August 18, 2020 08:20 AM
White Sox's James McCann: Replaces Grandal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCann entered Monday's game after Yasmani Grandal was removed due to back stiffness. He went 0-for-1 in a 7-2 win over Detroit.

Grandal is listed as day-to-day, and McCann will be the primary replacement until Grandal is ready to return. Zack Collins is also in the mix for starts behind the plate.

August 10, 2020 12:16 AM
White Sox's James McCann: Three-hit effort in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCann went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and an RBI single in Sunday's 5-4 extra-inning loss to Cleveland.

McCann went yard in the sixth inning off Cleveland starter Shane Bieber. In the 10th inning, McCann got the White Sox within a run with an RBI single before he was replaced by pinch runner Ryan Goins. The 30-year-old McCann has done well in limited time this year, slashing .360/.407/.720 with three homers, five RBI and five runs scored across 27 plate appearances.

August 6, 2020 02:12 AM
White Sox's James McCann: Replaces Encarnacion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCann started at catcher and went 0-for-3 in Wednesday's 1-0 loss to the Brewers.

McCann was part of a lineup tweak that covered for the loss of Edwin Encarnacion (shoulder). Primary catcher Yasmani Grandal took over at designated hitter for Encarnacion while McCann made his fifth start of the season. If Encarnacion misses more time, we could also see Zack Collins fill in at DH.

July 29, 2020 06:12 PM
White Sox's James McCann: Records second homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCann went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the second game of the White Sox's doubleheader against Cleveland on Tuesday.

McCann was out of the lineup in the first game, but took Adam Plutko deep in the second inning of the nightcap. He now has two home runs on the season, despite appearing in the starting lineup on only two occasions through five games. McCann will continue to serve as the club's backup catcher and could draw occasional at-bats as the designated hitter.

July 25, 2020 10:36 PM
White Sox's James McCann: Drives in two runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCann went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, two runs scored and two RBI in Saturday's 10-3 win over the Twins.

The 30-year-old started behind the plate Saturday with Yasmani Grandal receiving the day off, and he took advantage of the opportunity to help break the game open in the sixth and seventh innings. Grandal should rejoin the starting nine Sunday as McCann operates as the White Sox's secondary backstop this season.

March 15, 2020 08:12 AM
White Sox's James McCann: Lock to make lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCann is expected to make the Opening Day roster, Scott Gregor of the Chicago Daily Herald reports. He's batting .250 (5-for-20) with a double, a triple and three RBI over eight spring contests.

McCann was a surprise in 2019 when he achieved career highs in all the major offensive categories. As Welington Castillo struggled through injuries, McCann took over the starting job and thrived as the primary starter. A strong first half earned him an All-Star selection, before McCann fell off over the second half. The White Sox added Yasmani Grandal to the equation, so McCann will drop down the backup and mentor to prospect Zack Collins, who could make the team as the third catcher and 26th man.

December 2, 2019 03:48 PM
White Sox's James McCann: Agrees to terms with White Sox
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCann agreed to a one-year, $5.4 million deal with the White Sox, avoiding arbitration, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.

While the signing of Yasmani Grandal greatly reduces McCann's role with Chicago going forward, he was worth 2.3 fWAR in 476 plate appearances last year, so it would have been surprising to see him non-tendered. McCann enters 2020 as one of the better backup catchers in the American League.

November 27, 2019 04:44 PM
White Sox's James McCann: Still has role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCann will still have a role with the White Sox following the signing of Yasmani Grandal, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.

McCann hit an unexpectedly strong .273/.328/.460 and made the All-Star team in 2019, though Grandal deservedly has the greater reputation between the pair. It would be a surprise to see McCann match his career-high 476 plate appearances in the upcoming season, but the White Sox will look to keep him as involved as possible, utilizing the designated hitter spot frequently for both catchers.

September 29, 2019 02:00 PM
White Sox's James McCann: Receives breather Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCann is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the tigers.

McCann worked as Chicago's primary backstop and will finish with 102 starts behind the plate this season since he's sitting Sunday. Zack Collins will catch the season finale for the White Sox.

September 27, 2019 02:52 AM
White Sox's James McCann: Cranks 18th homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCann went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and a walk in an 8-0 victory for the White Sox over the Indians on Thursday.

The backstop got his 18th long ball of the season, touching up Aaron Civale with a three-run blast in the fourth inning. McCann has provided excellent production at a position where it can be hard to find it this season, sporting a solid .274/.329/.462 slash line with 60 RBI and 26 doubles in addition to the 18 long balls in 118 games.

September 25, 2019 02:56 PM
White Sox's James McCann: Not in Wednesday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCann will sit Wednesday against Cleveland.

McCann owns a solid .286/.333/.452 slash line over his last 11 games. Zack Collins gets the nod behind the plate in his absence.

September 18, 2019 03:56 PM
White Sox's James McCann: Not in Wednesday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCann will be on the bench Wednesday in Minnesota.

McCann owns a solid .268/.333/.488 slash line over his last 11 games. Zack Collins will take over behind the plate Wednesday.

September 17, 2019 02:24 PM
White Sox's James McCann: Goes deep in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCann went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 5-3 loss to the Twins.

McCann, predictably, has been unable to sustain his first-half hitting success since the All-Star break. His first-half OPS of .873 dropped to .684 over the second half. He has, however, been consistent with the long ball. McCann, who homered nine times in in 231 at-bats during the first half, has eight homers in 183 at-bats since the break.

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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020CHW3197202871583011.289.360.5360.896
2019CHW1184396212018603013741.273.328.4600.789
2018DET11842731948392611603.220.267.3140.581
2017DET10635239891349268910.253.318.4150.733
2016DET105344317612482310901.221.272.3580.629
2015DET11440132106741169001.264.297.3870.683
2014DET91223000210.250.250.3330.583
Total60120722175166525212957377.249.300.3940.694
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020CHW31305220402
2019CHW118261202016110
2018DET11816013420209
2017DET10614214631908
2016DET10591123312012
2015DET114185155143017
2014DET910400000
Total60187981611726158
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2011R-Gcl Tigers5141510161100.357.438.643
2011AFX-West Michigan Whitec93402100121200.059.132.088
2012AA-Erie Seawolves64220154412021984422.200.227.282
2012AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige451602446100020102930.287.345.350
2013AA-Erie Seawolves11944150122301854308533.277.328.404
2014AAA-Toledo Mud Hens10941749123340754259092.295.343.427
2016AAA-Toledo6222200025600.091.259.091
2017AAA-Toledo Mud Hens261400031100.667.714.667
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/225
Birthdate:
06/13/1990
Age:
30
Hometown:
Santa Barbara, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
New York Mets
College:
Arkansas
MLB Experience:
2