Will McCann’s production last this time?

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Brian McCann, like many of the members on the Yankees, has had his moments of brilliance–but at the same time, he has shown his moments of struggle. Last night, McCann went 4-for-4 with a home run and 3 RBI’s, and has had an impressive last few weeks. But you’d have to wonder if McCann has finally found his groove at the plate or if this recent offensive attack was just another fluke.

The Yankees had been searching for consistency all year; for a while they’ve gotten power strokes from Mark Teixeira and Carlos Beltran, but they’ve both faltered. At this point in the season, you hope McCann continues hitting so he can help the Yankees make a run at the second Wild Card spot.

“It seems like it was a long, long time ago (that the numbers were so bad),” McCann said. “I feel like I put together a couple good months. I’m getting better. That’s the plan. It’s such a long season, it took me a little bit longer to get going with the bat than normal.”

McCann has homered in his last three games at Yankee Stadium and in the last 17 games, he’s hit six home runs. What does he give credit to this time?

“Obviously the short porch in right helps,” McCann said. “But to have so many at home and not many on the road, it’s strange. … I’m not sure (if the stadium affects approach). In BP, you don’t have to hit the ball that hard to get it out. You go on the road, maybe you’ve got to swing a little bit harder. I haven’t really dove into why that is.”

Brian McCann (along with Carlos Beltran and Mark Teixeira) are signed for next season, and if the Yankees plan to make the postseason, they’re going to need all three of their bats to get the job done.

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6 Responses to Will McCann’s production last this time?

  1. tom says:

    Even though McCann finally stays hot in September, his production alone won't be enough to help Yankees reach 70 victory percentage.

  2. hotdog says:

    it's good to see McCann hitting…he's had his moments but the Yankees overpaid for this guy imo…i don't expect much from him…20 hr's and 70 rbi's isn't bad for a season…we have him for 4 or 5 more years…if he can keep up those numbers, maybe the contract is almost worth it…i still think that Cashman had the green light and spent the money on candy, popcorn and a charm bracelet…

  3. McCann has hit .278/.329/.569 since the beginning of August. If he can keep that up until the end of the season I might actually think he could contribute next season. Teixeira and Beltran are killing me though and it's hard for me to consider them positives that can help out the team going into 2015. Maybe Beltran if he stays healthy, but Teixiera is done. The Yankees are pretty much riding out his contract now.

  4. hotdog says:

    I've always liked Tex…unfortunately, you're right…Tex is deadweight for the most part…

    • tom says:

      Yeah… A MERE 2 years left on contract. I hope the fatigue is the reason why he has been declining monthly after missing one year of action but I doubt it. His swinging is not pretty nor smooth.

  5. Balt Yank says:

    If you look at McCann's stats, his hitting right now is in line with his last three years. This means McCann typically hits 240 / 20 HR / 70 RBIs. He really should be traded this off season when he's not yet too old.