We are a month into the 2014 season and new Yankees catcher Brian McCann isn’t getting off to a great start so far in Pinstripes. Right now, McCann’s batting .225/.266/.348/.614 with a wOBA of .266 which doesn’t look very good but how are his splits?
Against lefty pitchers he’s batting .313/.371/.469/.840 with a wOBA of .369. His K% is only 2.9 and his BB% is 5.7. And here is where his hits against lefties are going:
Notice the opposite field hits?
And here’s how his average looks against lefties on a hot/cold grid:
He is having trouble in the middle of the plate but is doing fine if it’s slightly outside or low.
Against righty pitchers he’s batting .175/.203/.281/.484 with a wOBA of .204 with a K% of 3.5 and BB% of 3.4. Clearly, righty pitchers have his number.
You’ll notice that even though he’s having trouble against righties, he has hit two of his three home runs against them. (Them being John Lackey – McCann hit two home runs off him in a start on April 12)
And here’s how his average looks against righties on a hot/cold grid:
He really likes the outside pitch in this one as well but you’ll also notice his numbers are not bad in the middle of the plate.…