Brian McCann
C/1B/DH NYY
2 days ago

McCann provided all the offense for the Yankees in Wednesday's loss to Houston with a solo homer -- his lone hit to go with two strikeouts in four at-bats.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran backstop hadn't homered since before the All-Star break -- July 8 -- and after collecting six hits in his final two games before the break, he still only has five hits in 10 games since. For a while there in April, it looked like we might get a bit more batting average out of McCann, but it now looks like he's destined to hit around .230 for the fourth time in five years.

Brian McCann
C/1B/DH NYY
1 week ago

McCann is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Giants, Erik Boland of Newsday Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCann will get a regular day off Friday after starting the past four games. In his place, Austin Romine gets the nod behind the plate while batting seventh in the order.

Brian McCann
C/1B/DH NYY
2 weeks ago

McCann is out of the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

It's the perfect storm for McCann to get a day off, as he's caught the first two games of the series, and would have had to face tough lefty David Price for the opposing Red Sox. While the veteran rests, Austin Romine will man the backstop.

Brian McCann
C/1B/DH NYY
3 weeks ago

McCann is not in the lineup for Sunday's game in Cleveland, Newsday's Erik Boland reports.

EDGE Analysis

After starting McCann in each of the past four games, the Yankees will turn to Austin Romine for a tough matchup against Cleveland's Carlos Carrasco. McCann boasts a .248/.347/462 slash line for the season, with six of his 14 homers coming in the last three weeks.

Brian McCann
C/1B/DH NYY
3 weeks ago

McCann accounted for all of the Yankees' runs in Friday's 10-2 loss to the Indians, going 3-for-4 with an RBI double and solo homer.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran backstop's solo homer in the seventh came after the Yankees were already on the wrong end of a 9-0 score, and his ninth-inning RBI double was meaningless in the grand scheme of things. However, the production did serve to extend his hitting streak to nine games, a span that has seen McCann raise his average 18 points. He's also seen a 34-point jump since June 19, and has hit safely in 13 of his last 14 contests overall.

Brian McCann
C/1B/DH NYY
4 weeks ago

McCann is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Padres, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Austin Romine will take over behind the plate as McCann sits following three straight starts. McCann homered in Friday's loss to San Diego, his 13th homer this season, but he is striking out at a career-high rate and that doesn't bode well for his chances of significantly improving his batting average.

Brian McCann
C/1B/DH NYY
4 weeks ago

McCann went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's loss to the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

The catcher is now riding a four-game hitting streak, blasting a trio of homers in that span. McCann's .231 batting average is just about in line with his career mark since donning the pinstripes, but his 13 home runs before the halfway point put him on track to top last season's career-best output of 26.

Brian McCann
C/1B/DH NYY
1 month ago

McCann went 2-for-3 with two homers, two walks, three runs and four RBI Wednesday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

McCann hit a solo shot in the eighth inning to draw the Yankees to within four runs of the Rangers, and his 12th homer of the year tied the game in the bottom of the ninth inning of a game they'd go on to win. He's now had a pair of multi-homer games in his last seven starts to bring his slugging percentage to .439 on the year.

Brian McCann
C/1B/DH NYY
1 month ago

McCann is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Austin Romine gets the start behind the plate Friday with the Yankees facing left-hander Tommy Milone. McCann has struggled mightily against lefties this season, batting .200 with a .658 OPS in 45 at-bats. He figures to get back behind the plate Saturday when the Yankees face righty Ervin Santana.

Brian McCann
C/1B/DH NYY
1 month ago

McCann went 3-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs in Sunday's loss to Minnesota.

EDGE Analysis

McCann hadn't gone deep in nearly two weeks heading into Sunday, but he slugged a couple of deep drives estimated at 840 feet combined. He has been rather disappointing this season, as his OPS sits at just .737 to go along with 10 home runs and 29 RBI, but perhaps Sunday's effort is a sign of better things to come for the veteran.