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Monday, October 31, 2016

2017 FANTASY BASEBALL STATUS REPORT: BRIAN McCANN CATCHER NEW YORK YANKEES




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Brian McCann:  By the time you read this, Brian McCann may be on a new team.  After the massive emergence of Gary Sanchez midway through the 2016 season pretty much placed McCann into backup catching duty (with some DH starts thrown in), the New York Yankees were expected to offer him around in trade talks over the winter.  As far as McCann's performance last season was concerned, he was able to stretch to 9 straight his streak of reaching the 20-home run mark as he hit that number right on the nose.  While 20 home runs is never anything to sneeze at when found at the catcher position, the rest of McCann's numbers were shaky as he saw 43 fewer at-bats compared to 2015 due to the presence of Sanchez and thus, saw both his runs (56) and especially his RBI totals (58) slide.  Forget the .242 average as McCann has been a big liability there for the last five years (just once hitting over .250 in that span) and as he turns 33 in February, that number figures to go even lower.  When you cut to the chase here, McCann's 2017 value depends almost completely on getting dealt to another team who will use him as a starter again.  If McCann does find a new home, add 10-15 RBI and 3-5 home runs to his 2016 ledger as you draft him as a top ten catcher.  Failure to get moved would result in McCann having nothing but backup status at best.
2017 PROJECTION (banking on a trade):  .245 22 HR 68 RBI 62 R 2 SB  

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