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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 1-for-3 with a solo homer and two runs scored in a win over the Angels on Saturday.
He punched a solo shot to right field in the second inning off starter Ricky Nolasco. He later scored on a sacrifice fly by Yuli Gurriel in the fifth. McCann has a .273 batting average with nine home runs and 31 RBI while serving as the Astros' primary backstop this season. Jun 10 - 10:01 PM

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Brian McCann went 4-for-5 with a homer and two RBI versus the Royals on Wednesday.

McCann hasn't posted an .800 OPS since 2011, but he's at .853 right now and he's driven in 29 runs in 37 games. The Astros wanted him as an offensive upgrade over Jason Castro, but he didn't figure to be this much of an upgrade.
Jun 7 - 11:59 PM

Brian McCann homered, doubled and scored three times Monday as the Astros topped the Royals 7-3.

Houston moved to 42-16 win the victory. McCann isn't known for his wheels, and this is just the third time this season in which he's scored multiple runs in a game. He's never, in 1,546 career games, scored more than three runs.
Jun 6 - 1:11 AM

Astros activated C Brian McCann from the 7-day disabled list.

McCann passed his concussion test earlier this week and claimed that he didn't need a minor league rehab assignment. He's expected to be in the starting lineup on Saturday.
May 27 - 2:57 PM

Brian McCann (concussion) expects to be activated from the disabled list Saturday against the Orioles.

McCann claims to be 100 percent after passing a concussion test on Wednesday and won't need a rehab assignment. Evan Gattis and Juan Centeno have been filling in for him behind the plate.
May 25 - 5:20 PM

Brian McCann (concussion) expects to resume hitting Wednesday.

He could also resume catching workouts on Wednesday or Thursday and might be ready to rejoin the Astros over the weekend. McCann was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list April 21, retroactive to May 20, after taking a hard foul tip off his mask in New York.
May 23 - 9:17 PM

Astros placed C Brian McCann on the 7-day concussion disabled list, retroactive to May 20.

Something must have happened with McCann on Friday, evidently. As is the case with any concussion issue, it's tough to predict how much time McCann will miss. Evan Gattis will handle the bulk of the catching duties in the meantime, and Juan Centeno has been called up.
May 21 - 10:40 AM

Brian McCann went 2-for-5 with four RBI in Tuesday's win over the Marlins.

McCann made Tom Koehler pay for three straight two-out walks in the second inning, clearing the bases with a double. That came after he had an RBI single in the first. McCann is sporting a healthy .276/.369/.467 line and has now driven in 25 runs.
May 16 - 10:21 PM

Brian McCann is not in the Astros' lineup for the first game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Yankees.

Evan Gattis is doing the catching for game one. McCann will be out there for the nightcap.
May 14 - 11:25 AM

Brian McCann went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in Friday’s win over the Yankees.

It was his eighth homer of the season. McCann is off to an excellent start with his new team, batting .281/.381/.479 through 27 games. He has more walks (16) than strikeouts (14) so far.
May 12 - 10:25 PM

Brian McCann finished 2-for-3 with a walk in Saturday's 2-1 loss against the Angels.

McCann continues to hum along, as his batting average is up to .294. He is also on pace for 26 homers and 94 RBI which would put him on pace to tie career highs in each category. He has 20 or more home runs in eight of his past nine seasons and barring an injury he appears to be headed for another.
May 7 - 4:55 AM

Brian McCann went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer and four RBI as the Astros edged the Angels 7-6 in 10 innings Friday.

McCann has been striking out about twice as often as he's walked for years now, but he has an 11/14 K/BB ratio to go along with his .308 average and five homers in 82 at-bats this year. The Astros have to be thrilled. His current .857 OPS would be his highest mark since 2008. He hasn't even come within 100 points of that since 2013.
May 6 - 3:00 AM

Brian McCann went 2-for-4 and cracked a solo home run in a loss to the Royals on Saturday.

His third-inning tater off Royals starter Danny Duffy briefly interrupted what was a pitcher's duel until Luke Gregerson imploded in the eighth inning. It was McCann's second longball of the young season. The veteran catcher is off to a good start in his first season as an Astro, now batting .286/.286/.714 through 14 plate appearances.
Apr 8 - 10:08 PM

Brian McCann is absent from the Astros' lineup Friday.

The Astros are facing a third lefty in a row, and McCann has sat out two of those games. Evan Gattis will catch Friday.
Apr 7 - 4:31 PM

Brian McCann hit his third homer of the spring off Edinson Volquez as the Astros beat the Marlins 7-3 on Tuesday.

McCann also walked in the game. With a .279 average and an .831 OPS, it's been his best spring since 2010, back when he was with the Braves. His fantasy upside is lower now that he's left Yankee Stadium, but maybe the change will be good for his game offensively; he never hit for any sort of average while always taking aim at that short porch in right field.
Mar 28 - 5:16 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Evan Gattis
1B1Yulieski Gurriel
2Marwin Gonzalez
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Alex Bregman
LF1Nori Aoki
2Teoscar Hernandez
CF1George Springer
2Jake Marisnick
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Lance McCullers
3Collin McHugh
4Charlie Morton
5Joe Musgrove
6Brad Peacock
7Mike Fiers
8David Paulino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Luke Gregerson
3Chris Devenski
4Will Harris
5Tony Sipp
6Michael Feliz
7Jandel Gustave
8James Hoyt
9Ashur Tolliver
10Reymin Guduan
11Francis Martes