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64 Alex McRae SP

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
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Key Stats
IPWLSVERAKSBB
26.20408.781916
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018PIT015.682000006.18440155
2019PIT048.78112000026.2363026931619

Player Updates

January 21, 2020 05:52 PM
White Sox's Alex McRae: Will join White Sox camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCrae signed with the White Sox as a non-roster invitee Tuesday, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.

McRae has thrown 33 big-league innings in his career, all with the Pirates, posting an 8.18 ERA and a 24:21 K:BB. If he wins a job with the White Sox, it will likely be in a low-leverage relief role.

November 4, 2019 07:00 PM
Pirates' Alex McRae: Outrighted to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McRae was outrighted off the Pirates' 40-man roster Monday.

McRae threw 26.2 innings for the Pirates in 2019, allowing 30 runs (26 earned) with a 19:16 K:BB. With those numbers, it's easy to see why he passed through waivers unclaimed.

September 15, 2019 01:16 PM
Pirates' Alex McRae: Shifts back to bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McRae made a relief appearance in Friday's 17-8 loss to the Cubs, tossing 1.1 scoreless innings but allowing a hit and three walks.

McRae made a spot start last weekend versus St. Louis when Joe Musgrove was a late scratch with a foot injury, covering five innings and giving up two runs in the outing. With Musgrove cleared to rejoin the rotation Thursday in San Francsico, there was no longer any more room for McRae, who looks poised to stick in the bullpen the rest of the season.

September 7, 2019 05:04 PM
Pirates' Alex McRae: Turns in decent outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McRae allowed two runs on three hits with two walks and one strikeout across five innings during a no-decision against the Cardinals on Friday.

While it wasn't enough for the win, this was arguably McRae's best major-league outing of the season. His biggest issues are still homers (seven in 20.1 innings) and control (11 walks versus 16 strikeouts), but he worked around both against the division-leading Cardinals. However, McRae is still 0-3 with a 8.41 ERA, 1.77 WHIP and 16 strikeouts in 20.1 innings over seven appearances, including two starts, this season.

September 7, 2019 01:08 PM
Pirates' Alex McRae: Set for spot start Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McRae will start Friday's game against St. Louis, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

The 26-year-old was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Thursday and will quickly be pushed into starting duty after Joe Musgrove (foot) was scratched. McRae has primarily worked as a reliever in the majors this season, but he exceeded 85 pitches in five of six starts since his last demotion to Triple-A and could have the workload of a traditional starter if he pitches well.

September 5, 2019 10:40 PM
Pirates' Alex McRae: Recalled from Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McRae was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis prior to Thursday's game against the Marlins.

McRae has given up 17 earned runs in 15.1 innings in the majors this season. Look for him to work in low-leverage situations.

July 30, 2019 04:12 PM
Pirates' Alex McRae: Banished to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McRae was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday.

McRae was lit up during Monday's start, surrendering seven runs (five earned) over 1.1 innings of work. His poor performance has resulted in a demotion, and it'll likely be Yefry Ramirez who gets a chance to join the rotation moving forward.

July 29, 2019 11:12 PM
Pirates' Alex McRae: Crushed in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McRae (0-3) gave up seven runs (five earned) on six hits and two walks while striking out none through 1.1 innings to take the loss against the Reds on Monday.

Stepping in for the recently-traded Jordan Lyles, McRae was responsible for five of the 10 runs given up by the Pirates in the second inning. The 26-year-old has struggled mightily, posting a 9.98 ERA and a 15:9 K:BB through 15.1 innings. McRae will make his next start Sunday against the Mets at PNC Park.

July 30, 2019 01:12 AM
Pirates' Alex McRae: Slated to start Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McRae will start Monday against the Reds, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

McRae will get the ball for Monday's series opener in Cincinnati after Jordan Lyles -- who was originally scheduled to start -- was traded to the Brewers in exchange for minor-leaguer Cody Ponce. The 26-year-old McRae has made five appearances (all in relief) for the big club this season, posting a 7.71 ERA, 1.64 WHIP and 15:7 K:BB in 14 innings. It remains to be seen whether McRae will stick in the rotation beyond Monday's spot start.

July 25, 2019 12:00 PM
Pirates' Alex McRae: Summoned to big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Pirates recalled McRae from Triple-A Indianapolis on Thursday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

McRae will give the Pirates some added coverage in the bullpen for the team's series finale Thursday versus St. Louis after five relievers handled the final 7.1 innings of Wednesday's 14-8 loss. He'll assume the active roster spot of Luis Escobar, who was optioned to Indianapolis after serving up five runs across two innings Wednesday.

June 11, 2019 05:20 PM
Pirates' Alex McRae: Sent to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McRae was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

McRae was rocked for six runs on eight hits (three home runs) and three walks while fanning six over 4.1 innings Monday night, so the Pirates will send the right-hander down for a fresh arm. Dovydas Neverauskas replaced McRae on the 25-man roster.

May 28, 2019 12:48 AM
Pirates' Alex McRae: Provides serviceable outing Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McRae made his season debut Monday, allowing two earned runs in three relief innings. He gave up three hits and struck out three batters.

The righty yielded back-to-back homers to Derek Dietrich and Yasiel Puig. He threw 36 of 50 pitches for strikes and performed well enough to earn additional consideration as a multi-inning reliever. McRae compiled a 5.18 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in five starts covering 48.2 Triple-A innings prior to his recall.

May 27, 2019 01:16 PM
Pirates' Alex McRae: Called up Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McRae was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday.

McRae will join the big-league club for the first time this season, adding depth to the team's bullpen for its doubleheader Monday against the Reds. He's served as a starter at Triple-A Indianapolis this season, recording a 5.18 ERA and 1.38 WHIP with 44 strikeouts across 48.2 innings. He also pitched briefly at the major-league level in 2018, compiling a 5.68 ERA and 2.05 WHIP across 6.1 innings of work with the Pirates.

March 12, 2019 12:52 PM
Pirates' Alex McRae: Shifts to minors camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Pirates assigned McRae to their minor-league camp Tuesday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

McRae reached the big leagues for the first time last season, making two appearances for the Pirates and giving up four earned over 6.1 innings. The Pirates didn't see enough upside in the right-hander to justify keeping him on the 40-man roster through the offseason, so he'll have a more difficult path in making it back to the majors in 2019.

January 5, 2019 12:40 PM
Pirates' Alex McRae: Secures minors deal with Pittsburgh
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Pirates re-signed McRae to a minor-league contract Saturday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

The 25-year-old spent much of the 2018 campaign at Triple-A Indianapolis but received his first cup of coffee at the big-league level, making two appearances for the Pirates while giving up four earned runs and posting a 5:5 K:BB across 6.1 innings. His deal includes an invitation to big-league spring training, though he'll most likely be headed back to Indianapolis to begin 2019.

November 30, 2018 01:40 PM
Pirates' Alex McRae: Clears waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McRae was outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis after passing through waivers and received an invitation to spring training.

McRae was designated for assignment earlier this week in order to make room on the 40-man roster for Lonnie Chisenhall. He will remain in the organization heading into next season after spending a majority of the 2018 campaign with Indianapolis.

November 27, 2018 05:08 PM
Pirates' Alex McRae: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McRae was designated for assignment by the Pirates on Tuesday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

McRae was removed from the roster in order to make room for new signee Lonnie Chisenhall. The 25-year-old made a pair of appearances in the Pirates' bullpen in 2018, allowing four runs in 6.1 innings.

August 5, 2018 01:24 PM
Pirates' Alex McRae: Sent to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Pirates optioned McRae to Triple-A Indianapolis on Sunday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

McRae will leave the Pittsburgh bullpen and open up a spot for Casey Sadler, who was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move. The Pirates' main motive was likely just to have a fresh arm on hand in relief after McRae covered 3.1 innings Saturday in the team's 8-4 loss to the Cardinals.

July 27, 2018 05:00 PM
Pirates' Alex McRae: Recalled from Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McRae was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday.

He logged a 4.76 ERA, 1.60 WHIP and 87 strikeouts in 98.1 innings, working primarily as a starter at Triple-A. However, he figures to occupy a low-leverage relief role with the big club.

July 10, 2018 05:04 PM
Pirates' Alex McRae: Heads back to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McRae was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday.

McRae was up for just three days but failed to make a single appearance. He could be called upon later in the season, but has a mediocre 4.61 ERA in 84 innings at the Triple-A level this season, so he's unlikely to be a significant fantasy asset. The move makes room for the activation of Joe Musgrove (finger).

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Cincinnati 6.102 12.79024
vs LHB 11.200 10.03077
vs RHB 15.000 7.800912
Last 7 Games
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7/25STL0001.20010
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9/6STL0005.03221
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9/15@CHC0001.02100
9/21@MIL0002.03421
9/28CIN0102.05201
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020CHW00---00000000000000
2019PIT048.78112000026.7363026931619
2018PIT015.682000006.38440155
Total058.1802000033.0443430942124
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020CHW000---00000------0---
2019PIT129291.0000002.3191.95013218.56
2018PIT0851.6000002.3082.0533219.89
Total137341.1010004.3171.97016418.82
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2015AFX-West Virginia Power137.12827089090331594.991.400
2016AFA-Bradenton Marauders 67.0121203403517622.691.179
2016AA-Altoona Curve 88.11615186067251144.801.578
2017AA-Altoona Curve149.227251105089361703.621.381
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/220
Birthdate:
4/6/1993
Age:
26
Hometown:
West Allis, WI
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Chicago White Sox
College:

MLB Experience:
2