Sun, 19 Apr 2015 08:45:50 -0700
New York Yankees C Brian McCann is not in the starting lineup Sunday, April 19. C J.R. Murphy will be the starting catcher for the Yankees.
Fantasy Tip: McCann ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) likely is just receiving a day off and will play in the next game. Murphy ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has gone 3-for-10 with two doubles in 2015 and could be a cheaper option for owners to consider.
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 06:46:21 -0700
New York Yankees C Brian McCann went 3-for-4 with a run and two RBI during New York's 9-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, April 18.
Fantasy Tip: It has been a slow start for McCann ($4,200, 8.4% of cap), so supplying some offense Saturday is encouraging, and hopefully kick-starts his season. It is worth noting March and April have historically been the slowest offensive months for McCann throughout his career. Expect a modest rebound from the veteran backstop. He should still be held out of FantasyScore lineups outside of favorable matchups until he fully turns the corner with the twig, though.
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 21:10:43 -0700
New York Yankees C Brian McCann was hitless in three at-bats with a sacrifice fly Wednesday, April 15, against the Baltimore Orioles, finishing 0-for-7 in the series.
Fantasy Tip: McCann had a pair of multi-hit games over the weekend against Boston, but he has struggled overall. He has at least one strikeout in five of his six games this season, whiffing six times in 22 at-bats. At $4,200 (or 8.4% of cap) you can do a little better than McCann in FantasyScore.
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 12:52:09 -0700
New York Yankees C Brian McCann is not in the starting lineup against the Baltimore Orioles Monday, April 13. C J.R. Murphy is starting at catcher and batting seventh.
Fantasy Tip: Make sure to remove McCann from your fantasy lineups Monday. It looks like he'll sit against left-handed pitchers the majority of the time, as he has only started against a southpaw once this season. Murphy ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) should be viewed as nothing more than cap relief by daily players Monday.
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 07:38:17 -0700
New York Yankees C Brian McCann is not in the starting lineup Saturday, April 11. C J.R. Murphy is starting at catcher.
Fantasy Tip: The Yankees played 19 innings Friday, April 10, which is probably why McCann is receiving an off day. Murphy ($1,600, 3.2% of the cap) has hit two doubles in four at bats this season and could be a cheap option on FantasyScore.
Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:29:29 -0700
New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner, C Brian McCann and 2B Stephen Drew are not in the starting lineup against Toronto Blue Jays SP Daniel Norris Thursday, April 9. OF Chris Young is starting in left field and hitting sixth, C J.R. Murphy is catching and hitting seventh and INF Gregorio Petit is starting at the keystone and hitting eighth.
Fantasy Tip: With the Yanks facing a southpaw, it makes sense that Gardner, McCann and Drew - all lefty swingers - have the day off. Young ($3,000, 6.0% of cap), Murphy ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) and Petit don't move the needle at all at FantasyScore.
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:19:54 -0800
New York Yankees C Brian McCann spent this offseason trying to conquer the challenges of a defensive shift against him. McCann has dropped to .238/.305/.419 in the last three years, and he hit just .232 in his first season with the Yanks. "I'm trying to shorten my swing up a little bit, trying to use the whole field," McCann said. "Not just go up there and look for my pitch. Shorten up sometimes and take that hit to left. The more times you do that, they'll stop shifting."
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:01:11 -0700
New York Yankees C Brian McCann, 1B Mark Teixeira, 3B Chase Headley and OFs Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury (hamstring) are not in the starting lineup Friday, Sept. 26.
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 08:13:21 -0700
New York Yankees C Brian McCann is not in the lineup Wednesday, Sept. 24.
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 15:33:25 -0700
New York Yankees 1B Brian McCann is slashing .285/.322/.481 with eight home runs and 25 RBIs in 42 games since Tuesday, July 1.