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Brian McCann | Catcher | #16

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (33) / 2/20/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 2 (0) / ATL
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Brian McCann went 2-for-4 and drove in a run with a clutch double against the Yankees on Friday.
He stroked a ground rule double to drive in the game's first run in the fifth inning. It was the first crack in what had been a tight pitchers' duel between Luis Severino and Justin Verlander. McCann came around to score on a single by Jose Altuve as the Astros took a 3-0 lead they would never relinquish. He had been 2-for-26 in the post-season prior to tonight. Oct 21 - 12:16 AM

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Brian McCann will start at catcher and bat ninth in Game 5 of the ALCS on Wednesday against the Yankees.

It's the same exact starting lineup the Astros deployed in Game 4 of the ALCS: George Springer CF, Josh Reddick RF, Jose Altuve 2B, Carlos Correa SS, Yulieski Gurriel 1B, Alex Bregman 3B, Carlos Beltran DH, Marwin Gonzalez LF, Brian McCann C. Dallas Keuchel will be on the mound for Houston, facing off against Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka.
Oct 18 - 2:01 PM

Brian McCann is starting at catcher and batting ninth for the Astros in Tuesday's ALCS Game 4 versus the Yankees.

Evan Gattis got the start behind the plate in Game 3, but it's McCann back in there Tuesday. The Astros also have Carlos Beltran in the designated hitter spot. Their full batting order looks like this: George Springer CF, Josh Reddick RF, Jose Altuve 2B, Carlos Correa SS, Yulieski Gurriel 1B, Alex Bregman 3B, Beltran DH, Marwin Gonzalez LF, McCann C.
Oct 17 - 1:49 PM

Brian McCann clubbed his 18th home run as the Astros fell to the Red Sox on Saturday.

McCann's solo shot in the ninth inning pulled the Astros to within three at 6-3, but that would be as close as they would get. He finished the afternoon 1-for-4 and is now hitting .241/.323/.436 with 18 homers and 62 RBI on the season.
Sep 30 - 4:49 PM

Brian McCann ripped a two-run homer and drove in three runs in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.

The blast -- which was McCann's 16th of the campaign -- came in the fifth inning off of A.J. Griffin. He also added an RBI fielder's choice. McCann has gone deep twice over his last four contests.
Sep 26 - 11:41 PM

Brian McCann clubbed his 15th home run of the season as the Astros fell to the White Sox on Thursday night in Houston.

His solo shot off of Chris Volstad pulled the Astros to within a run at 2-1 in the third inning. That would wind up being the extent of their offense in the ballgame however. McCann also drew a walk in the ballgame, finishing the night 1-for-1 officially. On the season, the veteran backstop is slashing .244/.327/.424 with 15 homers and 57 RBI.
Sep 21 - 11:31 PM

Brian McCann went 2-for-3 during Wednesday's loss to the Rangers in St. Petersburg.

Both hits were singles as he collected half his team's hits for the evening. The game was played at a neutral site due to Hurricane Harvey. The aging catcher boosted his line to .241/.320/.415 with 13 homers and 53 RBI in 334 plate appearances.
Aug 30 - 10:58 PM

Brian McCann is not in the Astros' lineup Tuesday against the Rangers.

The Astros are giving him the night off against left-hander Martin Perez. Evan Gattis will handle the catching duties Tuesday night at Tropicana Field.
Aug 29 - 3:15 PM

Brian McCann went 2-for-4 with a bases-clearing triple and four total RBI in Sunday's win over the Angels.

After the Angels surged back from down 4-0 to take a 5-4 lead in the sixth inning, the Astros would work some comeback magic of their own. They loaded the bases in the eighth, at which point McCann connected for a three-run triple to give Houston the lead. The three-bagger was (predictably) his first of the campaign. The veteran backstop is hitting .237/.317/.412 with 13 homers and 53 RBI across 291 at-bats this season.
Aug 27 - 7:01 PM

Brian McCann went 1-for-3 with an RBI single and a walk in Thursday's 11-inning loss to the Nationals.

McCann was just activated from the 10-day disabled list before the game after he missed 10 days with right knee soreness. In his return to action, he notched an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning to put the Astros on the board. McCann is slashing .233/.316/.406 with 13 homers and 49 RBI over the course of 75 games played this season.
Aug 25 - 12:09 AM

Astros activated C Brian McCann from the 10-day disabled list.

McCann missed exactly 10 days with a balky right knee. The veteran catcher returns to a .232/.313/.407 batting line, 13 home runs, and 48 RBI in 75 games.
Aug 24 - 4:00 PM

Brian McCann (knee) is "almost a certainty" to be activated from the disabled list Thursday, according to Astros manager A.J. Hinch.

It's the first day the catcher is eligible to be activated. Evan Gattis (concussion) looks to be in line for a return by the end of the week, as well, so the Astros should have their top two catchers back in the fold soon.
Aug 20 - 12:59 PM

Brian McCann (knee) received a cortisone shot on Tuesday.

McCann has been dealing with tendinitis and inflammation in his right knee, but still hopes to return when first eligible. With Evan Gattis (concussion) also hurt, the Astros have been rolling out Max Stassi and Juan Centeno at catcher.
Aug 16 - 4:57 PM

Astros placed C Brian McCann on the 10-day disabled list with right knee soreness.

The Astros are now down their top two catchers with Evan Gattis (concussion) also sidelined. Juan Centeno and Max Stassi will handle the catching duties for now.
Aug 14 - 6:41 PM

Brian McCann is not in the Astros' lineup Saturday against the Rangers.

He's sitting for the second time in three days. Juan Centeno will be tasked with catching right-hander Mike Fiers on Saturday. McCann is in the midst of a 3-for-33 dry spell.
Aug 12 - 5:19 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Evan Gattis
3Juan Centeno
4Max Stassi
1B1Yulieski Gurriel
2Tyler White
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
2Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Alex Bregman
2Colin Moran
3J.D. Davis
LF1Derek Fisher
2Cameron Maybin
3Tony Kemp
CF1George Springer
2Jake Marisnick
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Justin Verlander
3Lance McCullers
4Collin McHugh
5Charlie Morton
6Brad Peacock
7Brady Rodgers
8David Paulino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Luke Gregerson
3Chris Devenski
4Will Harris
5Tyler Clippard
6Tony Sipp
7Jandel Gustave
8Francisco Liriano
9Michael Feliz
10Francis Martes
11Joe Musgrove
12Reymin Guduan
13Mike Fiers