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Billy McKinney LF

Milwaukee Brewers

Fantasy Stats
ROST%START%
1%0%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
30.667010
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019TOR8425137541228197302.274.422.215
2020TOR2312000000.667.667.667

Player Updates

September 14, 2020 04:12 PM
Brewers' Billy McKinney: Claimed by Brewers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney was claimed off waivers by the Brewers on Monday and sent to the alternate training site.

McKinney was cast off the Blue Jays' 40-man roster Friday, and he'll work at the Brewers' alternate training site in Appleton going forward. The 26-year-old made three brief appearances on Toronto's active roster in 2020 and could be a candidate be called up prior to the end of the season. McKinney appeared in just two games this season, but he slashed .215/.274/.422 with 12 home runs and 28 RBI over 84 major-league games in 2019.

September 11, 2020 05:52 PM
Blue Jays' Billy McKinney: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney was designated for assignment Friday.

McKinney has spent three very brief stints on the active roster this season, appearing in just two games. He's still just 26 years old and owns a respectable 91 wRC+ in 124 career big-league games, so there's a chance he gets claimed off waivers.

September 9, 2020 06:00 PM
Blue Jays' Billy McKinney: Rejoins big-league club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney was recalled from the alternate training site Wednesday.

The 26-year-old takes the roster spot of Rowdy Tellez, who was placed on the injured list with a knee strain. McKinney has appeared in only two games this season and went 2-for-3 with one run, and he had a .696 OPS and 12 homers in 84 contests in 2019.

August 21, 2020 10:56 AM
Blue Jays' Billy McKinney: Pair of hits Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney went 2-for-3 with a run scored in the 3-2 win over the Phillies in Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader.

McKinney was recalled to the big-league roster earlier in the day to serve as the 29th man for the doubleheader. While the outfielder logged a pair of singles and also scored the game-tying run in the sixth inning, he was still sent back down to the Blue Jays' alternate site following the conclusion of the twin bill.

August 20, 2020 10:36 AM
Blue Jays' Billy McKinney: Joins club for doubleheader
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Blue Jays recalled McKinney from their alternate training site to serve as their 29th man for Thursday's doubleheader with the Phillies.

McKinney will provide the Blue Jays with an extra left-handed bat off the bench, but he likely won't be in line for an extended stay with the big club. Over 408 career big-league plate appearances, McKinney has slashed .227/.268/.435 (90 wRC+) with 18 home runs.

August 8, 2020 05:52 PM
Blue Jays' Billy McKinney: Optioned to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney was optioned to the Blue Jays' taxi squad Saturday.

McKinney has been shuffled between the major-league roster and the alternate squad to begin the season, and he'll serve on the taxi squad after Chase Anderson (oblique) was activated ahead of his scheduled start Saturday. The outfielder will be available to step in on short notice during the team's current road trip.

August 5, 2020 04:16 PM
Blue Jays' Billy McKinney: Joins big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney was added to Toronto's active roster Wednesday.

Derek Fisher (quad) was sent to the injured list Wednesday, freeing up a spot on the big-league roster for McKinney. The 25-year-old, who hit .215/.274/.422 with 12 home runs in 84 games last season, should fill a reserve outfield role during his time in the majors.

July 26, 2020 12:16 PM
Blue Jays' Billy McKinney: Bumped off 30-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney was optioned to the Blue Jays' alternate training site Sunday.

The 25-year-old earned a spot on the Opening Day roster but didn't see the field during the first two games. McKinney figures to rejoin the big-league club at some point this season, but he's likely to remain limited to a reserve role.

March 22, 2020 09:24 PM
Blue Jays' Billy McKinney: Could be squeezed off MLB roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney went 6-for-26 (.231) with a solo home run and a 3:10 BB:K this spring before the Grapefruit League schedule was suspended.

The lackluster spring numbers don't help his case to win a job on the 26-man roster, but the most important number for McKinney was likely always one -- as in, his one remaining minor-league option, something neither Derek Fisher nor Anthony Alford possesses. Even if the Jays elect to part ways with one of those outfielders, that wouldn't guarantee McKinney a roster spot once the regular season begins, as the club could elect to keep Rowdy Tellez in the majors instead as insurance for Travis Shaw at first base.

September 29, 2019 12:32 PM
Blue Jays' Billy McKinney: Not in Sunday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rays, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

McKinney will remain on the bench for the second straight contest and has a .731 OPS with three home runs over 17 games in September. Teoscar Hernandez slides over to left field while Jonathan Davis receives the start in center.

September 28, 2019 11:52 AM
Blue Jays' Billy McKinney: Out of Saturday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney is not in Saturday's lineup against the Rays, Ben Wagner of Sportsnet reports.

He is hitting .200 with three home runs in 16 games this month. Anthony Alford will start in left field and bat seventh.

September 23, 2019 10:36 AM
Blue Jays' Billy McKinney: Blasts two late home runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney went 2-for-5 with two home runs, three RBI, two runs scored and two strikeouts in the Blue Jays' 8-3 loss to the Yankees on Sunday.

McKinney was a little late to the home run party as he knocked in all three of the Blue Jays' runs off of two home runs. He hit a two-run shot to right field in the seventh and then another solo knock to center field in the ninth. McKinney was hitless over his last three games and in 11 over his last 14 so it was nice to see the lefty be productive at the plate. The 25-year-old now owns a .214/.270/.420 slash line with 11 home runs and 27 RBI over 261 plate appearances. The team has six more games remaining so McKinney should figure to start in at least half of those contests before the season wraps up.

August 14, 2019 10:04 AM
Blue Jays' Billy McKinney: Pops ninth homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.

He went back-to-back with Teoscar Hernandez in the sixth inning to give the Jays plenty of insurance in a shutout win. McKinney is slashing only .218/.275/.431 on the season with nine homers and 20 RBI in 57 games, and with Rowdy Tellez now back in Toronto, his opportunities for extra playing time at first base or DH will likely dwindle.

August 12, 2019 01:40 PM
Blue Jays' Billy McKinney: Returning to big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Blue Jays will recall McKinney from Triple-A Buffalo ahead of Monday's series opener with the Rangers, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.

He'll fill the active roster spot of Freddy Galvis, who was claimed off waivers Monday by the Reds. Since McKinney had already joined the Blue Jays on Sunday as a member of the taxi squad, he won't have to hop a flight to Toronto on short notice and should be available against Texas. McKinney, who has posted a .686 OPS across 202 plate appearances in the big leagues this season, will likely act as the Jays' fourth outfielder until Lourdes Gurriel (quadriceps) is reinstated from the injured list.

August 2, 2019 05:20 PM
Blue Jays' Billy McKinney: Sent to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Friday.

McKinney has an .874 OPS with four homers in his last 10 games, but he'll nonetheless make his way to Triple-A. Right-hander Nick Kingham had his contract selected from Buffalo in a corresponding move.

August 2, 2019 01:28 AM
Blue Jays' Billy McKinney: Connects on eighth home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer in a victory over Baltimore on Thursday.

With his team ahead by seven runs in the ninth inning, McKinney placed the cherry atop the cake, launching a long ball to right field to plate the final two runs of the game. While he has collected only nine hits over his last 45 at-bats, McKinney has at least provided some pop, as five of those nine hits have left the park. The 24-year-old is now slashing .216/.270/.416 with eight home runs and 19 RBI in 202 plate appearances this season.

July 22, 2019 11:40 PM
Blue Jays' Billy McKinney: Smacks sixth homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Monday's 7-3 loss to Cleveland.

The 24-year-old has started four of eight games since returning to the majors from Triple-A, hitting .313 (5-for-16) with a triple, two homers, four RBI and five runs. McKinney could see his playing time increase significantly in an unsettled Toronto outfield if he can stay locked in at the plate, but his .224/.279/.412 slash line on the year with six home runs and 15 RBI in 51 games doesn't offer much optimism.

July 15, 2019 11:12 PM
Blue Jays' Billy McKinney: Goes yard in return to majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a second run scored in Monday's 10-8 loss to the Red Sox.

Called up from Triple-A Buffalo earlier in the day, McKinney got the start in right field and hit eighth, and he responded with his fifth big-league homer of the year. The 24-year-old's .222/.277/.392 slash line through 47 games with Toronto still leaves him an afterthought in most fantasy formats, but he could get another chance to hold down a starting spot after posting a solid .886 OPS at Triple-A.

July 15, 2019 04:32 PM
Blue Jays' Billy McKinney: Up with big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Blue Jays recalled McKinney from Triple-A Buffalo ahead of Monday's game against the Red Sox, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.

As anticipated, McKinney will replace Rowdy Tellez on the active roster after the latter was demoted to Triple-A following Toronto's loss to the Yankees on Sunday. McKinney slashed .215/.272/.369 across 164 plate appearances in the majors earlier this season and will likely fill a bench role while he's up with the big club.

July 14, 2019 05:00 PM
Blue Jays' Billy McKinney: Likely en route to big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Blue Jays are expected to recall McKinney from Triple-A Buffalo ahead of Monday's game in Boston, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

He's expected to claim the spot on the active roster vacated by Rowdy Tellez, who was optioned to Triple-A following the Jays' loss to the Yankees on Sunday. McKinney will likely serve as a fourth outfielder and backup first baseman while he's up with Toronto and might not start more than a couple times per week.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Tampa Bay2242 .208 .545 .182
vs Snell (Career)000000
vs LHP51103 .226 .392 .196
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020MIL2312000000.667.667.6671.333
2019TOR8425137541228197302.215.274.4220.696
2018TOR381191430613113310.252.318.4620.780
Total124373528618413010612.231.291.4370.728
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020MIL200200000
2019TOR8414110622200
2018TOR38705510100
Total12421116332300
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2013R-Azl Athletics46181315872220172970.320.384.414
2013ASX-Vermont Lake Monster93451221163411.353.405.559
2014AFA-Stockton Ports7529042701221033365853.241.330.400
2014AFA-Daytona Cubs511763053124136254210.301.391.432
2015AA-Tennessee Smokies772742978261339274700.285.346.420
2015AFA-Myrtle Beach Pelican29103193552425171302.340.432.544
2016AA-Tennessee882983775123131476824.252.355.322
2016AA-Trenton35128153071313122922.234.310.375
2017AA-Trenton Thunder692323458164629304521.250.339.431
2017AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr552093264133103594900.306.336.541
2018AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr562122748851332215600.226.299.495
2018AAA-Buffalo Bisons20641013323881600.203.292.453
2018AAX-Trenton Thunder5182410003411.222.333.278
2018AFA-Tampa Tarpons381210034200.250.500.375
2019AAA-Buffalo Bisons36129173584420222511.271.383.488
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/205
Birthdate:
8/23/1994
Age:
26
Hometown:
Dallas, TX
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Milwaukee Brewers
College:

MLB Experience:
3