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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 (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

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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

Brian McCann collected singles all three times up Sunday against the Yankees.

Apart from 2010, when he had a ridiculous .500/.577/.929 line for the Braves, McCann has never been a big producer in spring training. He's gotten it going this year, though, and is now hitting .323 with two homers and a .912 OPS. That's easily outpace his second-best spring OPS of .802 from last year.
Mar 19 - 4:55 PM

Brian McCann went 3-for-3 with a homer and a double in the Astros' 8-2 defeat of the Nationals on Wednesday.

McCann has two homers in two days after opening the spring 2-for-17. It's a rare spring power outburst for him. He never homered last March, and he hasn't had more than two homers in a Grapefruit League campaign since 2010.
Mar 15 - 4:31 PM

Brian McCann took Jacob deGrom deep for his first homer of the spring Tuesday against the Mets.

McCann had been 2-for-17 this spring. Typically something of a slow starter, he's totaled just seven homers over the last six Grapefruit League campaigns.
Mar 14 - 3:57 PM

Brian McCann went 0-for-2 versus the Marlins on Saturday as his slow spring training continues.

He is now the not-so-proud owner of a .125 batting average and .301 OPS in 16 at-bats. McCann has battled a stomach ailment and missed a few games. He was traded to the Astros from the Yankees in November after batting .242/.335/.413 with 20 longballs and 58 RBI last season.
Mar 11 - 4:29 PM

Brian McCann (stomach) expects to return to Grapefruit League action on Friday.

McCann got sent home early on Wednesday due to a stomach virus, but he returned to Astros camp early Thursday morning feeling fine. The veteran catcher is 0-for-2 with a strikeout and a hit-by-pitch so far in the Grapefruit League.
Mar 2 - 8:38 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Evan Gattis
3Juan Centeno
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
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Charlie Morton
5Mike Fiers
6Joe Musgrove
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Luke Gregerson
3Chris Devenski
4Will Harris
5Tony Sipp
6Michael Feliz
7Jandel Gustave
8James Hoyt
9Brad Peacock
10Dayan Diaz
11Ashur Tolliver
12Jordan Jankowski