Brandon McCarthy SP ARI 3 Days

Brandon McCarthy allowed three runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Mets on Wednesday.

At least McCarthy kept the opposition under five runs this time. The right-hander is now 0-3 with a 7.11 ERA and 1.42 WHIP through four starts, an extension of his team's struggles to start the year. Maybe his fortune will turn Tuesday when the Diamondbacks visit the Cubs.

Brandon McCarthy SP ARI 13 Days

Brandon McCarthy gave up six runs in six innings against the Rockies to take a loss on Saturday

With 11 earned runs in 12 2/3 innings so far, McCarthy's 2014 has started exactly like his 2013. He gave up 12 runs -- 10 earned -- in 11 2/3 innings in his first two start of last year on his way to going 0-3 with a 7.48 ERA in April. Next up for him is the Dodgers, so he's not a great play in NL-only leagues.

Brandon McCarthy SP ARI 18 Days

Brandon McCarthy yielded five runs in 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Giants on Opening Day.

McCarthy pitched better than the line indicated, but he came unglued near the end and the bullpen did more damage. The veteran right-hander allowed six hits while striking out four and walking one. While we saw more velocity than normal on Monday, it's tough to rely on McCarthy as anything more than a matchup pitcher in mixed fantasy leagues.

Brandon McCarthy SP ARI 24 Days

Brandon McCarthy recorded a quality start in Wednesday's start against the Cubs, allowing three runs in six innings.

McCarthy allowed six hits and walked one while striking out six. His Cactus League ERA sits at a solid 2.70 with 12 strikeouts and three walks in 20 innings. McCarthy will oppose Madison Bumgarner of the Giants in the D'Backs' home opener.

Brandon McCarthy SP ARI 1 Month

Brandon McCarthy pitched well in his third Cactus League start on Saturday, allowing two runs on six hits over five innings against the White Sox.

The 30-year-old right-hander fanned two without walking a batter on the afternoon. McCarthy now owns a 1.93 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 6/2 K/BB ratio over 11 innings this spring. His lack of strikeouts keep his fantasy value down, making him a decent option as a backend starter of streaming option that can be had cheaply near the end of drafts.

Brandon McCarthy SP ARI 2 Months

Brandon McCarthy held the Angels scoreless over five innings on Monday.

McCarthy is starting the spring off on the right foot, having held the Dodgers to one run in four innings his last time out. On Monday afternoon, he allowed three hits and a walk while striking out two. The right-hander struggled at times last season after coming to Arizona from the Athletics. If he can progress with his ground ball and strikeout rates, he may be a rebound candidate.

Brandon McCarthy SP ARI 2 Months

Diamondbacks starter Brandon McCarthy held the Dodgers to one run on four hits and a walk in four innings of work Wednesday.

It was certainly a good start to Cactus League action for McCarthy. He was able to use ground balls to his advantage while striking out two. If he can secure a spot at the back of Arizona's rotation, he will attempt to reach the 30-start plateau for the first time in his career.

Brandon McCarthy SP ARI 7 Months

Brandon McCarthy finished his season strong in Saturday's loss to the Nationals, allowing just two runs on five his over seven innings.

McCarthy walked a pair and struck out one on the night. He was engaged in a scoreless duel with Dan Haren until Ryan Zimmerman plated a run with an RBI groundout in the sixth inning, then Chad Tracy tacked on a solo homer in the seventh. The 30-year-old right-hander finishes the season with a disappointing 5-11 record, 4.53 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 76/21 K/BB ratio over 135 innings. Perhaps the most important thing to take away from this season is that he's finally fully healthy, and could be poised for a nice bounceback effort in 2014.

Brandon McCarthy SP ARI 7 Months

Brandon McCarthy coughed up four runs on eight hits over six innings in a loss to the Padres on Monday.

The right-hander struck out two and didn't walk anyone. McCarthy has only walked one batter over his last six starts, and he has gone at least six frames in each of those outings. McCarthy will take a 5-10 record and 4.64 ERA into his last start of the season on Saturday against the Nationals.

Brandon McCarthy SP ARI 7 Months

Brandon McCarthy surrendered three runs on 10 hits over six innings in a victory against the Dodgers on Wednesday.

He struck out three and walked zero. McCarthy has notched three consecutive quality starts. The right-hander has yielded two runs or less in five of nine starts since he was activated from the disabled list on August 4, though he obviously came up a little short this evening. McCarthy will take a 5-9 record and 4.57 ERA into his next start on Monday in San Diego.