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63 Alex McRae RP

Pittsburgh Pirates

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
0%0%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
15.10-309.98159
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018PIT015.682000006.18440155
2019PIT039.9861000015.122211762915

Player Updates

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).

July 8, 2018 04:28 PM
Pirates' Alex McRae: Contract selected by Pirates
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Pirates selected McRae's contract from Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

McRae has yet to pitch in the majors and was scheduled to start Saturday for Indianapolis but will instead be available in long relief for Pittsburgh. The 25-year-old has an unimpressive 4.61 ERA and 1.58 WHIP across 84 innings (16 starts) at Triple-A this season.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Cincinnati 4.101 14.54023
vs LHB 6.100 12.79055
vs RHB 9.000 8.000410
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
5/27@CIN0003.03203
5/30MIL0002.04221
6/1MIL0103.03215
6/10@ATL0104.16636
7/25STL0001.20010
7/29@CIN0101.16520
Two Week Schedule
AUGUST
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
18
CHC
L1-7
19
WAS
L0-13
20
WAS
W4-1
21
WAS
L1-11
22
WAS
L1-7
23
CIN
W3-2
24
CIN
W14-0
25
CIN
1:35 pm
26
@PHI
7:05 pm
27
@PHI
7:05 pm
28
@PHI
6:05 pm
29
@COL
8:40 pm
30
@COL
8:40 pm
31
@COL
8:10 pm
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
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0
0
0
0
0
0
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3

0
-5

0
0
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4

-14

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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018PIT01 5.68200000 6.18440155
2019PIT03 9.98610000 15.122211762915
Total 04 8.72810000 21.2302521631420
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018PIT2200000000 .000 .000 .000
2019PIT6301000200 .333 .333 .333
Total 8501000200 .200 .200 .200
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2018PITP20202001.000
2019PITP61431001.000
Total  81633001.000
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2018PIT085 1.6000002 .30832 19.9 .4620
2019PIT11516 1.0000002 .32479 19.4 .6470
Total 12321 1.1400004 .319111 19.5 .5960
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2015AFX-West Virginia Power89 4.982827000137.115983769123390
2016AFA-Bradenton Marauders34 2.691212000 67.0622320431735
2016AA-Altoona Curve86 4.791615100 88.11145447712567
2017AA-Altoona Curve105 3.612725100149.21707160963689
 

Player Info

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

MLB Experience:
2