7DBrian McCann
C/DH HOU
3 days ago

McCann was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

It's unclear when McCann's head injury occurred, but the team will give the backstop some time off to recover. The DL stint is retroactive to May 20, so McCann will be eligible to return as soon as Saturday, May 27. Evan Gattis and the recently-recalled Juan Centeno will hold down the catching duties in McCann's absence.

7DBrian McCann
C/DH HOU
4 days ago

McCann is out of Saturday's lineup against the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

McCann is just 2-for-12 over the past week, including an 0-for-3 night Friday, so he'll give way to Evan Gattis behind the plate. The two backstops continue to split regular catching duties, with each having played in at least 25 games thus far.

7DBrian McCann
C/DH HOU
1 week ago

McCann is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

In addition to driving in a season-high four runs in Tuesday's win over the Marlins, McCann was behind the plate for all nine innings, so it's not too surprising that he'll be rested for the day game after a night game. Evan Gattis will check in for McCann at catcher, working as the battery mate for Lance McCullers.

7DBrian McCann
C/DH HOU
1 week ago

McCann is not in the lineup Monday against the Marlins, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's curious to see McCann sitting out against the right-handed starter Dan Straily, although either he or Evan Gattis need to sit out with the Astros playing in a National League park, and manager A.J. Hinch opted to deploy Gattis behind the dish. Look for McCann to return to action in the next day or two.

7DBrian McCann
C/DH HOU
1 week ago

McCann is not in the lineup for the first game of Houston's double-header against the Yankees on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Evan Gattis will be the battery mate of Mike Fiers in the afternoon game. We presume McCann will catch Charlie Morton in the evening game of the twin-bill.

7DBrian McCann
C/DH HOU
2 weeks ago

McCann went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in Friday's win over the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

McCann's sixth blast of the season was a three-run shot to get the Astros on the board in the fourth inning of a road victory. He's started off May with three homers in eight games played, and his current slash line of .281/.381/.479 makes him a strong option at catcher in fantasy leagues.

7DBrian McCann
C/DH HOU
2 weeks ago

McCann is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

Manager A.J. Hinch has rid his lineup of lefty-only bats against Jaime Garcia, with McCann, Josh Reddick and Nori Aoki all on the bench. McCann went 0-for-4 on Tuesday but still owns a robust .281/.381/.461 line for the season. He's hit five home runs, putting him on pace to reach 20 homers for a 10th straight season.

7DBrian McCann
C/DH HOU
3 weeks ago

McCann went 1-for-3 with a homer, a walk and two runs against the Rangers on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

He's been hitting quite steadily, as McCann's batting average now sits at .280, its highest mark since 2009. This isn't attributable to BABIP luck, either -- the veteran really has become a better hitter this season, as he has more walks (12) than strikeouts (10), a feat he's never achieved over a full campaign. In fact, he's striking out at a career-low 11.4 percent of his at-bats. McCann's always been a valuable fantasy catcher due to his steady power, but if he can maintain this batting average, he'll find himself among the upper crust at his position.

7DBrian McCann
C/DH HOU
3 weeks ago

McCann is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran backstop has been enjoying a solid season thus far, but he'll get a night off after batting just .208 in his past seven games. Evan Gattis will assume catching duties in his stead.

7DBrian McCann
C/DH HOU
3 weeks ago

McCann went 2-for-3 with a walk, two RBI and a run during Sunday's win over the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

The first-year Astro is off to a solid start and sports a .279/.375/.426 slash line with 10 runs, three home runs and 13 RBI. Houston has a deep offensive attack, so McCann provides a reliable fantasy floor with plenty of upside in both seasonal leagues and daily contests.