The diminished production from Brian McCann can no longer be ignored. While he’s still putting up decent numbers for a catcher, his offensive production is not what we’ve come to expect from him. McCann has arguably been the best-hitting catcher in the National League since 2005, but is batting just .234 this season with 7 home runs and 28 RBI. McCann has a .286 career average.
Last year, McCann was on his way to the best season of his career with 18 home runs before going on the disabled list with an oblique injury at the end of July. Once he returned from the DL, he hit just .180 with six home runs the rest of the season as the oblique continued to bother him. He still has the potential to be the best catcher in the game, but I’m starting to wonder if the days of McCann being an elite catcher are behind us.
In other fantasy news from Monday…..
- Mike Trout had another standout game as he went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs, two runs and a walk. Trout is now batting .354 since joining the Angels.
- Brandon Morrow suffered a strained left oblique while pitching to Bryce Harper, the second batter of the game. It does not sound good for him.
- Ivan Nova was outstanding over seven innings on Monday night in Atlanta. He gave up just five hits while striking out six. Nova improved to 8-2 on the season.
- Bryce Harper went 3-for-4 with an RBI. He is now batting .295 and is living up to expectations.
- Drew Storen threw off a mound Monday for the second time since elbow surgery. He’s still hoping to rejoin the Nationals bullpen around the All-Star break.
- Brandon Beachy’s next start will be pushed back a few days due to minor elbow soreness.
- PROSPECT WATCH: The Chicago Cubs sign Jorge Soler to a nine-year contract for $30 million. Soler won’t have any fantasy impact for a few years, but he could move quickly through the Cubs system.