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Michael McKenry | Catcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/4/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Middle Tennessee State
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Michael McKenry finished 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI as the Rockies defeated the visiting Dodgers 6-3 in the first half of Tuesday's doubleheader.
McKenry cranked a two-run shot off Ian Thomas in the bottom of the fourth inning and he got to Thomas again for an RBI double in the bottom of the fifth inning. The veteran backup catcher has an impressive .896 OPS in 52 at-bats this season for the Rockies. Jun 2 - 6:26 PM

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Michael McKenry smacked a two-run homer in Thursday's 7-3 win over the Phillies.

It broke a tie in the bottom of the fifth and the Rockies never looked back. McKenry also walked three times and scored two runs. The home run was his first of the season. The 30-year-old posted some nice numbers with the Rockies last season, but he's clearly Nick Hundley's backup right now and likely won't play enough to offer much in the way of fantasy value.
May 21 - 6:44 PM

Michael McKenry went 3-for-4 with a double and a steal Wednesday against the Padres.

It can't hurt McKenry that Wilin Rosario was sent down, but since Nick Hundley is off to a nice start offensively and is the obviously superior defender, McKenry is still a clear backup in Colorado. One oddity is that he already has two steals; he was 0-for-3 stealing bases in 250 major league games coming into the season.
Apr 22 - 11:46 PM

Rockies and C Michael McKenry avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.0876 million contract.

McKenry was arbitration-eligible for the first time this offseason. How much he plays in 2015 will depend on whether the Rockies trade Wilin Rosario, but either way he's slated to primarily be a backup.
Jan 16 - 2:31 PM

Michael McKenry went 2-for-6 and hit his eighth homer Saturday against the Dodgers.

It's just 168 at-bats, but McKenry has the best numbers of any catcher in the game this year, hitting .315/.398/.512. Where that leaves him in the Rockies' plans is anyone's guess; it sounds like the team would like to upgrade from Wilin Rosario this winter (they made a run at Brian McCann last winter), but even if they can't do that, they might prefer a more defensive-minded backup, since defense is Rosario's weakness, too. At least McKenry's performance this year should mean that someone will want him.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 01:35:00 AM

Michael McKenry went 3-for-4 in the Rockies' 10-9 win over the Giants on Monday.

McKenry didn't do anything too flashy, singling three times. McHenry's only had 131 ABs for the Rockies, but he's been able to make the most of his opportunities. He's slashing .313/.388/.481. Despite the seemingly lofty heights of the slash-line, he doesn't get enough starting at-bats to really merit fantasy consideration unless you're desperate.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 09:51:00 PM

Michael McKenry went 1-for-3 with a walk and a three-run home run in Wednesday's loss to the Nationals.

McKenry supplied all of the Rockies' offense on the evening, slamming a three-run shot to left field in the second inning off of Doug Fister. The catcher has hit well since being called up on June 4, but that was his first home run of the season. In 60 plate appearances, McKenry is slashing .321/.367/.464 with seven RBI.
Wed, Jul 2, 2014 09:36:00 PM

Rockies activated C Michael McKenry from the bereavement list.

Jackson Williams was sent down to accommodate McKenry's return. With Wilin Rosario exiting Thursday's game with lower back stiffness, McKenry might be needed to start a few contests.
Fri, Jun 27, 2014 08:44:00 AM

Rockies placed C Michael McKenry on the bereavement list.

He's expected to miss the entire series against the Cardinals. The Rockies have called up catcher Jackson Williams to take his spot on the active roster.
Mon, Jun 23, 2014 04:41:00 PM

Michael McKenry will be placed on the bereavement list Monday.

He'll be away from the club for three days. Jackson Williams will take his spot on the roster.
Sun, Jun 22, 2014 01:41:00 PM

Rockies recalled C Michael McKenry from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Jordan Pacheco was designated for assignment in a corresponding roster move, so McKenry will be the new primary backup to Rockies starting catcher Wilin Rosario.
Wed, Jun 4, 2014 04:48:00 PM

Rockies optioned C Michael McKenry to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

McKenry has four hits in 19 at-bats with the big club this season. He's no longer needed with Wilin Rosario back from the disabled list.
Sun, May 18, 2014 01:46:00 PM

Rockies recalled C Michael McKenry from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

McKenry will provide depth at catcher while Wilin Rosario is out with an illness. Jordan Pacheco is starting behind the plate on Saturday evening against the Mets.
Sat, May 3, 2014 04:41:00 PM

Rockies optioned C Michael McKenry to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

The Rockies will open the year with Jordan Pacheco as the backup to starting catcher Wilin Rosario.
Thu, Mar 27, 2014 01:30:00 PM

Rockies purchased the contract of C Michael McKenry.

McKenry and Jordan Pacheco are still competing for a bench spot, but this transaction bodes well for the former's odds. The 28-year-old McKenry has some pop and will be an NL-only backup option if he's named Wilin Rosario's backup.
Thu, Mar 20, 2014 08:13:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Nick Hundley
2Michael McKenry
1B1Justin Morneau
2Ben Paulsen
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Jose Reyes
2Cristhian Adames
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Corey Dickerson
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Kyle Kendrick
3Chad Bettis
4Chris Rusin
5David Hale
6Eddie Butler
7Jordan Lyles
8Tyler Anderson
9Tyler Chatwood
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1John Axford
2Boone Logan
3Rafael Betancourt
4Tommy Kahnle
5Brooks Brown
6Christian Friedrich
7Christian Bergman
8Yohan Flande
9Justin Miller
10Gonzalez Germen
11Aaron Laffey
12Adam Ottavino