James McCann Chicago White Sox

Age: 30 (June 13, 1990) | 6' 3" | 225lbs. | Bats: Right C-106 DH-13 PH-1
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
DET AAA 2016 6 22 2 2 5 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 .091 .259 .091 19 22 .125 n/a
DET AL 2016 105 344 31 76 23 109 9 1 12 48 0 1 .221 .272 .358 6 29 .283 41/18/41 5 5
DET AAA 2017 2 6 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 .667 .714 .667 14 14 .800 n/a
DET AL 2017 106 352 39 89 26 89 14 2 13 49 1 0 .253 .318 .415 7 23 .300 38/28/34 9 9
DET AL 2018 118 427 31 94 26 116 16 0 8 39 0 3 .220 .267 .314 6 25 .282 38/22/39 3 3
CHW AL 2019 118 439 62 120 30 137 26 1 18 60 4 1 .273 .328 .460 6 29 .359 44/24/32 15 15
CHW AL 2020 31 97 20 28 8 30 3 0 7 15 1 1 .289 .360 .536 7 27 .339 38/25/38 14 13
Career 7yrs 601 2072 217 516 129 573 87 9 65 252 7 7 .249 .300 .394 6 26 .312 n/a
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Was it reasonable to think that James McCann might steal a base or two last season? I thought so and bumped him a dollar (to $2) just for that reason. Didn't work out that way. Here's David Schoenfield, writing about "10 cool facts from the Bill James Handbook" in November at ESPN:

4. The Tigers were a terrible baserunning team.

A lot could be written about the hidden benefits of baserunning, but one thing that stood out: The Detroit Tigers were slowwwwwww. The book looks at bases gained on things like going first to third or second to home -- as well as singles, other bases taken (or thrown out), and the team's value on stolen bases -- to arrive at a net-bases gain. The Texas Rangers led the majors with a +142 net gain; the Tigers were last at -107. For example, both teams had 321 opportunities to go first to third on a base hit; the Rangers did so 115 times, the Tigers just 73. Those bases can add up. The Tigers scored 689 runs but created an estimated 765, so they underproduced their hitting stats by a whopping 76 runs.

The biggest culprits were James McCann (-28 bases), Nick Castellanos (-25),Jose Iglesias (-23), Miguel Cabrera (-22) and Victor Martinez (-22).

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 12 '16