Jake McCarthy

Jake McCarthy

25-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Arizona Diamondbacks
2023 Fantasy Outlook
McCarthy began the 2023 season on the big-league roster as a reserve and was up and down a couple times before ultimately settling into a regular role in the second half. A supplemental first-round pick by Arizona in 2018, McCarthy showed a great deal of improvement with his bat-to-ball skills during his time at Triple-A last season and those improvements carried over, fueling his .300/.360/..426 line after the break. Best of all for fantasy players, McCarthy racked up 23 steals in total across 99 games (354 plate appearances) while only getting caught stealing three times. His sprint speed ranked in the 98th percentile, though the Statcast numbers throw cold water on his plate production. Regardless the Diamondbacks will want to see what they have in McCarthy, who should continue to have the green light given his success rate. The 25-year-old showed that he can hold his own against lefty pitching (.764 OPS). Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a contract with the Diamondbacks in June of 2018.
Collects another steal
OFArizona Diamondbacks
October 2, 2022
McCarthy went 3-for-5 with a double, two RBI, a stolen base and a run scored in Sunday's 4-3 extra-inning loss to the Giants.
ANALYSIS
McCarthy hit a go-ahead single in the 10th inning and later stole third as part of a double-steal with Christian Walker. The theft was McCarthy's fifth in his last seven games, and he's now gone 9-for-19 in his last four contests. The outfielder has shown strong contact-hitting skills in 2022, striking out at a 20.5 percent rate while batting .295. He's added modest power and good speed as well, logging eight home runs, 23 steals, 43 RBI, 53 runs scored and an .800 OPS through 341 plate appearances.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
2
14
9
22
7
3
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
8
2
7
3
3
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+2%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+1%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+8%
OPS vs RHP
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .747 128 18 4 14 3 .265 .328 .419
Since 2020vs Right .764 296 46 6 33 23 .278 .346 .418
2022vs Left .764 104 16 3 12 3 .281 .337 .427
2022vs Right .771 250 37 5 31 20 .284 .344 .427
2021vs Left .673 24 2 1 2 0 .190 .292 .381
2021vs Right .724 46 9 1 2 3 .237 .356 .368
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+27%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+24%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+43%
OPS on Road
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .659 183 29 5 22 7 .211 .298 .360
Since 2020Away .834 241 35 5 25 19 .320 .372 .461
2022Home .675 146 22 4 20 4 .227 .297 .379
2022Away .834 208 31 4 23 19 .323 .374 .460
2021Home .581 37 7 1 2 3 .138 .306 .276
2021Away .830 33 4 1 2 0 .300 .364 .467
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Jake McCarthy compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.30
 
BB Rate
6.5%
 
K Rate
21.5%
 
BABIP
.349
 
ISO
.143
 
AVG
.283
 
OBP
.342
 
SLG
.427
 
OPS
.769
 
wOBA
.339
 
Exit Velocity
87.4 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
26.5%
 
Barrels/PA
3.4%
 
Expected BA
.249
 
Expected SLG
.357
 
Sprint Speed
26.1 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
49.2%
 
Line Drive %
22.3%
 
Fly Ball %
28.6%
 
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
The younger brother of Joe McCarthy, an OF/1B prospect in the upper levels of the Rays' system, Jake entered the year with a chance to go in the middle of the first round, but a broken wrist cost him most of his junior year at Virginia. He didn't fall far in the draft, going in the competitive balance round (39th overall) and netting a $1.65 million bonus. McCarthy spent most of his debut season in the Northwest League, where his 0.55 BB/K ranked eighth and his 132 wRC+ ranked 12th. He put his plus speed to work, stealing 20 bases on 28 attempts. McCarthy will stick in center field and may have a good enough approach to eventually hit atop a lineup. The recent history of high-pedigree Virginia hitters in pro ball isn't great, but McCarthy has better raw tools than most of those examples. He is not expected to hit for a ton of power (53.0 GB%), but at 6-foot-3, 195 pounds, he could unlock 15-to-20 homer pop with more professional instruction.
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Keeps running Friday
OFArizona Diamondbacks
September 30, 2022
McCarthy went 3-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored in Friday's 10-4 loss to the Giants.
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Two more steals
OFArizona Diamondbacks
September 29, 2022
McCarthy went 2-for-5 with two stolen bases and a run scored in Wednesday's 5-2 extra-inning win over Houston.
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Hitless in return
OFArizona Diamondbacks
September 28, 2022
McCarthy started in right field and went 0-for-4 in Tuesday's 10-2 loss to the Astros.
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Returns from bereavement
OFArizona Diamondbacks
September 26, 2022
The Diamondbacks reinstated McCarthy from the bereavement list Monday.
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Out this weekend
OFArizona Diamondbacks
Personal
September 23, 2022
Arizona placed McCarthy on the bereavement list prior to Friday's game against the Giants.
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