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Dave Mccarty 1B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
15 1647 .242 .305 .371 75 -0.7
Birth Date11-23-1969
Height6' 5"
Weight210 lbs
Age50 years, 0 months, 13 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
1993 MIN 23 98 371 75 15 2 2 19 80 1 2 6 .214 .257 .286 53 -20.2 -0.8 3.1 -1.2
1994 MIN 24 44 143 34 8 2 1 7 32 5 2 1 .260 .322 .374 69 -5.3 1.1 0.3 -0.2
1995 MIN 25 25 61 12 3 1 0 4 18 1 0 1 .218 .279 .309 61 -2.9 0.4 0.8 -0.1
1995 SFN 25 12 22 5 1 0 0 2 4 0 1 0 .250 .318 .300 63 -1.0 0.0 0.5 0.0
1996 SFN 26 91 197 38 3 0 6 18 43 2 2 1 .217 .294 .337 77 -5.2 -0.3 -0.8 -0.3
1998 SEA 28 8 23 5 0 0 1 5 4 0 1 0 .278 .435 .444 100 0.1 -0.3 -0.4 0.0
2000 KCA 30 103 295 75 14 2 12 22 68 0 0 0 .278 .329 .478 90 -2.4 -1.7 10.3 1.0
2001 KCA 31 98 230 50 10 0 7 24 45 1 0 0 .250 .328 .405 89 -2.2 0.6 -3.2 -0.2
2002 KCA 32 13 34 3 1 0 1 2 10 0 0 0 .094 .147 .219 69 -1.2 -0.2 0.8 0.0
2002 TBA 32 12 40 6 0 0 1 4 9 2 0 0 .176 .300 .265 68 -1.4 0.4 0.8 0.1
2003 BOS 33 16 29 11 3 0 1 2 7 0 0 0 .407 .448 .630 80 -0.6 -0.1 0.1 0.0
2003 OAK 33 8 28 7 2 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 .269 .286 .346 76 -0.7 0.4 -0.1 0.0
2004 BOS 34 91 168 39 8 1 4 14 40 2 1 0 .258 .327 .404 82 -3.4 -0.7 3.7 0.2
2005 BOS 35 13 6 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .500 .667 .500 91 -0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0
Career6321647362688361263671499.242.305.37175-46.5-0.916.0-0.7

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1991 VIS A+ CLF 15 66 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 ORL AA SOU 28 100 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 ORL AA SOU 129 526 .000 .000 .000 .303 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 POR AAA PCL 7 33 .000 .000 .000 .522 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 MIN MLB AL 98 371 .265 .334 .402 .272 100 -27.1 10.6 -4.3 53 8 3.1 -0.8 -20.2 -1.2
1993 POR AAA PCL 40 174 .000 .000 .000 .427 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 MIN MLB AL 44 143 .274 .347 .441 .337 104 -3 4.3 -2.4 69 12 0.3 1.1 -5.3 -0.2
1994 SLC AAA PCL 55 228 .000 .000 .000 .293 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 MIN MLB AL 25 61 .255 .335 .406 .316 105 -1.3 1.8 -1 61 12 0.8 0.4 -2.9 -0.1
1995 SFN MLB NL 12 22 .270 .325 .434 .313 115 -1.3 0.7 -0.2 63 11 0.5 0.0 -1.0 0.0
1995 IND AAA AA 37 158 .000 .000 .000 .379 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 PHX AAA PCL 37 175 .000 .000 .000 .408 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 SFN MLB NL 91 197 .266 .331 .412 .250 101 -10.9 6.1 -2.9 77 16 -0.8 -0.3 -5.2 -0.3
1996 PHX AAA PCL 6 28 .000 .000 .000 .450 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 PHX AAA PCL 0 485 .000 .000 .000 .389 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 SEA MLB AL 8 23 .275 .354 .411 .308 97 2.4 0.6 -0.3 100 29 -0.4 -0.3 0.1 0.0
1998 TAC AAA PCL 0 463 .000 .000 .000 .381 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 TOL AAA INT 0 540 .000 .000 .000 .289 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 KCA MLB AL 103 295 .273 .344 .433 .326 92 3.1 9.3 -5.1 90 13 10.3 -1.7 -2.4 1.0
2001 KCA MLB AL 98 230 .261 .327 .415 .283 105 -3.3 6.8 -3.7 89 13 -3.2 0.6 -2.2 -0.2
2002 KCA MLB AL 13 34 .250 .309 .395 .095 107 -4.8 1.0 -0.6 69 12 0.8 -0.2 -1.2 0.0
2002 TBA MLB AL 12 40 .247 .320 .402 .208 101 -0.8 1.2 -0.3 68 12 0.8 0.4 -1.4 0.1
2002 DUR AAA INT 29 128 .000 .000 .000 .397 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 BOS MLB AL 16 29 .254 .315 .416 .526 98 2.9 0.8 -0.3 80 11 0.1 -0.1 -0.6 0.0
2003 OAK MLB AL 8 28 .264 .320 .438 .350 97 -0.6 0.8 -0.3 76 12 -0.1 0.4 -0.7 0.0
2003 SAC AAA PCL 91 404 .000 .000 .000 .301 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BOS MLB AL 91 168 .271 .337 .435 .324 110 -2.5 5.0 -2.5 82 13 3.7 -0.7 -3.4 0.2
2004 LOW A- NYP 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .667 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 PAW AAA INT 3 12 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 BOS MLB AL 13 6 .251 .314 .412 .500 106 0.8 0.2 -0.1 91 6 0.0 0.1 -0.1 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
1991 ORL AA SOU 100 88 18 23 4 0 3 36 11 10 20 0 1 .261 .350 .409 .148 0 0
1991 VIS A+ CLF 66 50 16 19 3 0 3 31 8 13 7 3 1 .380 .530 .620 .240 0 0
1992 ORL AA SOU 526 456 75 124 16 2 18 198 79 55 89 6 6 .272 .360 .434 .162 1 1
1992 POR AAA PCL 33 26 7 13 2 0 1 18 8 5 3 1 0 .500 .576 .692 .192 1 1
1993 POR AAA PCL 174 143 42 55 11 0 8 90 31 27 25 5 2 .385 .485 .629 .245 0 0
1993 MIN MLB AL 371 350 36 75 15 2 2 100 21 19 80 2 6 .214 .257 .286 .071 0 1
1994 MIN MLB AL 143 131 21 34 8 2 1 49 12 7 32 2 1 .260 .322 .374 .115 0 0
1994 SLC AAA PCL 228 186 32 47 9 3 3 71 19 35 34 1 3 .253 .381 .382 .129 1 1
1995 IND AAA AA 158 140 31 47 10 1 8 83 32 15 30 0 0 .336 .401 .593 .257 1 1
1995 PHX AAA PCL 175 151 31 53 19 2 4 88 19 17 27 1 1 .351 .437 .583 .232 0 0
1995 MIN MLB AL 61 55 10 12 3 1 0 17 4 4 18 0 1 .218 .279 .309 .091 1 0
1995 SFN MLB NL 22 20 1 5 1 0 0 6 2 2 4 1 0 .250 .318 .300 .050 0 0
1996 SFN MLB NL 197 175 16 38 3 0 6 59 24 18 43 2 1 .217 .294 .337 .120 2 0
1996 PHX AAA PCL 28 25 4 10 1 1 1 16 7 2 4 0 0 .400 .444 .640 .240 0 0
1997 PHX AAA PCL 485 434 85 153 27 5 22 256 92 49 75 9 4 .353 .421 .590 .237 0 0
1998 SEA MLB AL 23 18 1 5 0 0 1 8 2 5 4 1 0 .278 .435 .444 .167 0 0
1998 TAC AAA PCL 463 398 73 126 30 2 11 193 52 59 85 9 6 .317 .413 .485 .168 0 0
1999 TOL AAA INT 540 466 85 125 24 3 31 248 77 70 110 6 6 .268 .369 .532 .264 0 0
2000 KCA MLB AL 295 270 34 75 14 2 12 129 53 22 68 0 0 .278 .329 .478 .200 3 0
2001 KCA MLB AL 230 200 26 50 10 0 7 81 26 24 45 0 0 .250 .328 .405 .155 4 1
2002 TBA MLB AL 40 34 2 6 0 0 1 9 2 4 9 0 0 .176 .300 .265 .088 0 0
2002 DUR AAA INT 128 114 25 37 7 1 8 70 22 14 33 0 1 .325 .398 .614 .289 0 0
2002 KCA MLB AL 34 32 3 3 1 0 1 7 2 2 10 0 0 .094 .147 .219 .125 0 0
2003 BOS MLB AL 29 27 4 11 3 0 1 17 6 2 7 0 0 .407 .448 .630 .222 0 0
2003 OAK MLB AL 28 26 2 7 2 0 0 9 2 1 7 0 0 .269 .286 .346 .077 1 0
2003 SAC AAA PCL 404 352 69 95 23 2 15 167 72 44 71 4 1 .270 .356 .474 .205 0 0
2004 BOS MLB AL 168 151 24 39 8 1 4 61 17 14 40 1 0 .258 .327 .404 .146 1 0
2004 LOW A- NYP 4 3 1 2 1 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 .667 .750 1.000 .333 0 0
2004 PAW AAA INT 12 7 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 2 0 0 .286 .583 .286 .000 0 0
2005 BOS MLB AL 6 4 2 2 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 .500 .667 .500 .000 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2004-08-13 2004-09-01 15-DL 19 17 Right Wrist Cyst -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2005 BOS $550,000
2004 BOS $500,000
2002 KCA, TBA $850,000
2001 KCA $750,000
2000 KCA $325,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$2,975,000
5 yrTotal$2,975,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 33 d

Details
  • designated for assignment 5/05 contract purchased 4/05 re-signed as a free agent 1/05, 1 year/$0.55M (05) (minor-league contract)
  • re-signed as a free agent 12/03 (minor-league contract), 1 year/$0.5M (04)
  • claimed off waivers from OAK 7/03
  • contract purchased 7/03 sent to minor-league camp 3/03 signed 11/02 (minor-league contract)
  • designated for assignment-TB 7/02 recalled 6/02 claimed off waivers from KC 5/02
  • designated for assignment-KC 5/02
  • 2 year/$1.6M (01:$0.75M+$0.15M bonuses, 02:$0.85M+$0.25M bonuses)

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2005 Over his spotty twelve-year career, McCarty has seen time with seven clubs, none of which have kept him aboard for very long. His Kieschnick-inspired attempt to become a two-way player for 2004 did result in a few brief appearances (3.2 IP), but ultimately the Red Sox just didn't need McCarty's increasingly limited array of skills. He'll make a bid for his eighth team this winter and it's likely someone's bench has a spot for him.
2004 A former uberprospect in Minnesota, McCarty has been reduced to journeyman status for several years. He hit pretty well for Boston after his July acquisition, and somehow made the post-season roster. That said, the Red Sox were fortunate in the quality and health of their regulars, and might need a better bench option going forward. He's been re-signed to a minor league deal, and reportedly is trying to add "pitcher" to his resume.
2002 David McCarty isn't bad, it's just that what he does—play defense at first base and hit lefties—is no different from any number of readily available players. If he has a guaranteed two-year contract, you're locked into him, rather than being free to dump him when he tanks and go into the pile of lefty-mashing first-base types to get a replacement. The fear of the unknown is something the Royals are going to have to get past in building a winning team.
2001 For much of the season, Dave McCarty was essentially the only decent hitter the Royals had on their bench. Since McCarty’s sole reason for existence was to fill the Tony Muser Memorial Roster Spot, you can only wonder how bad the Royals’ bench would have been had McCarty not begun to hit in the major leagues for the first time. His offense was exactly what his minor-league track record indicated he was capable of...nine years ago. He has value as long as he’s used solely against left-handers, whom he hit as if he were Vladimir Guerrero. Against right-handers, he hit like Orlando Cabrera.
2000 At least among position players, McCarty was probably the most spectacular prospect flop of the 1990s. Why? For one, he had the benefit of hitting in some good minor league ballparks, notably Salt Lake City. While his performance was impressive even after correcting for context, it’s possible he took better advantage of those parks than the average hitter.

The simplest explanation for the flop is this: he regressed as a hitter. It happens all the time in the majors. Remember Ruben Sierra? Carlos Baerga? When it happens to a major leaguer, people blame the player. When it happens to a minor leaguer, people cast a suspicious eye on the notion that minor-league performance means something. McCarty still has fringe major-league skills, really no different from Pat Lennon, and about as unlikely to get an opportunity.
1999 If Dave McCarty didn't exist, would the pundits just invent him? McCarty has now become the comparison every writer makes when speaking of a prospect who didn't break through in his first callup. Todd Walker was the next David McCarty. Now it's Paul Konerko. Anyway, McCarty could still help a lot of teams as a backup lf/1b and RH bat off the bench.
1998 I’m embarrassed to say this, but I still think he could have been a major league hitter. There’s no such thing as a Triple-A hitter, and while McCarty was never going to be a superstar, and failed the few major league trials he was given, there have been lesser players who were given greater chances than McCarty ever got.
1997 Good thing he’s got an education, ’cause he can’t play this game. Long swing, slow bat, no future in baseball. Anyone who’s watched him or seen his results knows that; the question is why they didn’t tell Dusty.
1996  Hasn't made the transition from college ball, and won't.

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