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Brian McCann | Catcher | #16

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (34) / 2/20/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 2 (0) / ATL
Contract: view contract details

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Brian McCann doubled twice and knocked in a run in Wednesday's win over the Mariners.
McCann suffered a bruised throwing hand Tuesday, but he was back behind the plate tonight anyway. Perhaps the hand did bother him throwing; the Mariners went 3-for-3 stealing bases against McCann and Gerrit Cole. Apr 19 - 1:06 AM

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Brian McCann finished Tuesday's game in Seattle with a two-run home run and two walks.

McCann is slashing an impressive .333/.463/.424, posting his first homer and first multi-homer game of the season while also drawing two walks in a single game for the first time. He struggled in the spring, but McCann is another example of why spring stats for veteran hitters simply need to be ignored.
Apr 18 - 4:00 AM

Brian McCann is still looking for his first hit this spring after going 0-for-4 on Wednesday.

McCann is 0-for-22 overall. He hasn't typically been a very strong spring performer, but 0-for-22 is a little outside the norm. The Astros might want to give him a couple of starts at DH in order to give him some extra at-bats prior to Opening Day.
Mar 21 - 4:56 PM

Brian McCann told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Saturday that he'd like to end his career with the Braves.

"One hundred percent," McCann said when asked if he’d want to end his career with the Braves. "One hundred percent. This is my home. I played close to 10 years here. This organization is really, really, really close to my heart. I love this organization." The 33-year-old, of course, still has one year left on his deal with the Astros and a club option for 2019, so a reunion isn't imminent. He's set to once again be the everyday catcher for the defending champs next season.
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 07:21:00 PM

Brian McCann went 3-for-4 with an RBI in a win over the Dodgers in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday.

All three hits were weakly-struck singles, including a blooper to the right field gap that plated a run in the second inning. McCann had a .125 batting average in 40 postseason at-bats prior to tonight's game but found a way to do some damage in this one.
Sat, Oct 28, 2017 12:56:00 AM

Brian McCann is starting at catcher and batting sixth in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night against the Dodgers.

There is no DH available for the World Series opener at Dodger Stadium, so Evan Gattis and Carlos Beltran will both sit. Here is the full lineup for the visiting Astros, who are facing off against ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw: George Springer CF, Alex Bregman 3B, Jose Altuve 2B, Carlos Correa SS, Yulieski Gurriel 1B, Brian McCann C, Marwin Gonzalez LF, Josh Reddick RF, Dallas Keuchel SP.
Tue, Oct 24, 2017 04:30:00 PM

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.
Sat, Oct 21, 2017 12:16:00 AM

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.
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 02:01:00 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.
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 01:49:00 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.
Sat, Sep 30, 2017 04:49:00 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.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 11:41:00 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.
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 11:31:00 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.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 10:58:00 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.
Tue, Aug 29, 2017 03:15:00 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.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017 07:01:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Brian McCann
2Evan Gattis
3Max Stassi
1B1Yuli Gurriel
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Alex Bregman
LF1Derek Fisher
2Jake Marisnick
CF1George Springer
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Marwin Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
S1Justin Verlander
2Dallas Keuchel
3Gerrit Cole
4Lance McCullers
5Charlie Morton
6Brady Rodgers
7Dean Deetz
Relief Pitcher
R1Ken Giles
2Chris Devenski
3Joe Smith
4Brad Peacock
5Will Harris
6Hector Rondon
7Tony Sipp
8Collin McHugh
9James Hoyt
10Jandel Gustave