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McCann Putting Up Journeyman Numbers

Yankees catcher Brian McCann has found out this season that the American League is not the National League. McCann is hitting only .235 so far this season with a .279 on-base-percentage and .370 slugging percentage.

Not much of a return yet on the $18 million per year that the Yankees signed the ex-Atlanta Braves player.

What stands out with McCann’s numbers, is only four walks in 81 at bats, that is a 4.9% walk rate.  In his career, McCann has averaged 9.4%.  In other words, he is being impatient at the plate.  If he doesn’t become more productive, Yankees fans will become impatient with him.

It isn’t like McCann was signed by a team that expects him to carry a huge load in the middle of the line-up with no protection around him.  The Yankees have quality sticks up and down the batting order, McCann is just expected to do his normal thing.

If he doesn’t start hitting soon, McCann will find out that New York is not the soft Atlanta media market.

  • Anthony

    gotta give it time its early yet. hes impatent because hes pressing!! hes gotta relax and just let the game come to him!! hell be aight.

  • 071189

    NL players, especially from Atlanta have never done well in NY. Remember when offensively challenged Clete Boyer was traded to Atlanta and hit like 40 HRs in that launching pad. The offensive return was a guy named Bill Robinson who couldn’t get the ball out of the infield and was gotten ridden of shortly thereafter

  • Hans Schaden

    McCann has been a disappointment thus far. Even White Sox leadoff hitter has more RBIs than ANY Yankee …. What a powderpuff collection thus far!

    When the Yanks got one of the Weaver boys, he quickly showed preference for giving up 3-run HR. CC is now starting to settle into a 4-run inning per game — with 0-6 and 1-10 with RISPs, that isn’t going to lead to success!

  • Santos.R.Rivera

    adjustments, hit the other way,