Kevin McCarthy Worcester Red Sox Pitcher

       
 
Age: 28
Born: February 22, 1992
Birthplace: Rockville Center, NY
Height: 6-3
Weight: 210
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 16th round, 2013 by KC
How Acquired: Signed as a minor league free agent (Nov. 2020)
College: Marist
High School: Kellenberg Memorial (NY)
   

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First Pro Contract: June 11, 2014 (KC)
Signing Scout: Keith Connolly
Signing Bonus: N/A
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2020
MLFA Eligible: November 2021
   
Pro Debut: June 22, 2013 (urlington)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: September 9, 2016 (KC)
Service Time (1/21): 3 years, 3 days
Options Remaining: 0 (2017, 2019, 2020)
Contract (2020): $825,000
   
Twitter: @KMAC_n_cheez15
Instagram: @kmac_n_cheez15

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Large, fully-filled out pitcher's frame. Thick lower half. Shows athleticism for his size.

Mechanics: Throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, starting on the first base side of the rubber. Low-to-medium leg kick. Slight slinging motion with some effort. Quick arm. Solid pickoff move. Subpar overall control and command.

Fastball: 89-91 mph sinker induces a lot of groundballs. Works down in the zone. Previously utilized a 93-95 mph four-seamer, but scrapped the pitch in 2020 after his velocity had consistently dropped to 91-93 in 2019. Inconsistent command and control. Pitch will flash above-average.

Changeup: 80-83 mph with arm-side fade. Fringe-average pitch. Added an 83-84 mph split change in 2020 with cutting action. Induces a lot of flyballs.
  Breaking Ball: 84-86 mph. Threw a slider in the mid-80s that was a fringe-average pitch, but he used it sparingly in 2020 and might have switched to a curveball in the low-80s at the end of the season.

Career Notes: Missed time in college with knee injuries. First player in Marist history to reach the majors. Moved quickly through Royals system in 2013-15. Endured a torn elbow ligament in 2014. Reached minor league free agency in 2020 and was the first minor league free agent signed by Boston that offseason.

Summation: Emergency up-and-down reliever with the ceiling of a middle-inning setup man. Control remains an issue. Improvement could flow from new split change and improved pitch mix.

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  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2011 Marist MAAC NCAA --- 19 0 0 6.00 12 2 1 18.0 26 18 12 1 0 13 12 2.17 6.00 6.50
  2012 Marist MAAC NCAA --- 20 1 1 3.62 15 0 3 27.1 22 13 11 1 0 11 24 1.21 7.90 3.62
  2013 Marist MAAC NCAA --- 21 4 3 4.24 22 5 8 68.0 76 38 32 3 8 19 62 1.40 8.21 2.51
  2013 Burlington Royals App Rk KC 21 4 2 3.40 10 5 0 42.1 49 18 16 2 0 5 32 1.28 6.80 1.06
  2014 Lexington Legends SAL A KC 22 1 0 0.00 2 0 0 4.0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1.00 2.25 4.50
  2015 Lexington Legends SAL A KC 23 1 1 1.50 6 0 2 12.0 10 3 2 0 0 1 8 0.92 6.00 0.75
  2015 Wilmington Blue Rocks Caro A+ KC 23 3 3 1.64 16 0 4 33.0 24 7 6 2 0 5 23 0.88 6.27 1.36
  2015 NW Arkansas Naturals Tex AA KC 23 1 0 5.71 11 0 0 17.1 24 11 11 1 0 8 9 1.85 4.67 4.15
  2016 NW Arkansas Naturals Tex AA KC 24 3 2 3.12 22 0 11 34.2 26 12 12 3 1 8 29 0.98 7.53 2.08
  2016 Omaha Storm Chasers PCL AAA KC 24 2 4 2.97 25 0 5 33.1 28 15 11 4 1 16 30 1.32 8.10 4.32
  2016 Kansas City Royals AL MLB KC 24 1 0 6.48 10 0 0 8.1 11 8 6 1 0 5 7 1.92 7.56 5.40
  2017 Omaha Storm Chasers PCL AAA KC 25 1 1 3.09 25 0 2 32.0 32 12 11 3 0 9 17 1.28 4.78 2.53
  2017 Kansas City Royals AL MLB KC 25 1 0 3.20 33 0 0 45.0 50 23 16 4 0 13 27 1.40 5.40 2.60
  2018 Omaha Storm Chasers PCL AAA KC 26 0 1 5.40 3 0 0 3.1 5 2 2 0 0 1 3 1.80 8.10 2.70
  2018 Kansas City Royals AL MLB KC 26 5 4 3.25 65 0 0 72.0 70 28 26 7 2 20 46 1.25 5.75 2.50
  2019 Omaha Storm Chasers PCL AAA KC 27 0 0 3.78 13 0 3 16.2 19 7 7 0 0 5 15 1.44 8.10 2.70
  2019 Kansas City Royals AL MLB KC 27 4 2 4.48 56 0 1 60.1 68 31 30 4 2 21 38 1.48 5.67 3.13
  2020 Kansas City Royals AL MLB KC 28 0 0 4.50 5 0 0 6.0 10 3 3 1 1 2 2 2.00 3.00 3.00
   
     
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  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
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