Kevin McCarthy

Position: RHP
Born: 2/22/1992
Height: 6'3 / 200
Weight: 200
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Drafted in the 16th round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (KCR).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: 5-6 with a 3.04 ERA in 47 games between Northwest Arkansas (Double-A) and Omaha (Triple-A), collecting 16 saves and striking out 59 while walking 24 and giving up 54 hits in 68 innings.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Omaha September 6 when 40-man rosters expanded.
MLB Debut Date: 9/9/2016

Debut Details
September 9, in a 7-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox. The last of four pitchers, he tossed one third of an inning, needing just four pitches, two of them for strikes. Coming on in the bottom of the eighth inning for reliever Scott Alexander with two runs in and one man on, he got the first batter he faced, Tim Anderson, to ground out to third to end the threat.

Player Notes
McCarthy continues his steady if unheralded climb through the Royals’ ranks by reaching the top in September after a solid season in the back end of the bullpen in Northwest Arkansas and Omaha. In 2015, he came back from a 2014 lost to an elbow injury (no Tommy John surgery required though, just intensive rehab), combining between Lexington (Class A), Wilmington (High-A) and Northwest Arkansas to go 5-4 with a 3.03 ERA, striking out 40 and walking 14 while allowing 58 hits in 62 1/3 innings. In his pro debut in 2013 at Burlington (Rookie League), he’d posted a 3.40 ERA and fanned 32 while walking just five in 42 1/3 innings, giving up 49 hits.