Kevin McCarthy (baseball)
McCarthy with the Omaha Storm Chasers in 2016
|Kansas City Royals – No. 61|
Born: February 22, 1992|
Rockville Centre, New York
|September 9, 2016, for the Kansas City Royals|
|MLB statistics |
(through August 23, 2018)
|Earned run average||3.63|
McCarthy attended Kellenberg Memorial High School in Uniondale, New York and played college baseball at Marist College. He was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 16th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft. He signed and spent 2013 with the Burlington Royals where he was 4-2 with a 3.40 ERA in 42.1 innings pitched. He pitched in only two games in 2014 due to injury. In 2015, he played for the Lexington Legends, Wilmington Blue Rocks, and Northwest Arkansas Naturals where he posted a 5-4 record and 2.74 ERA in 33 relief appearances, and in 2016, he pitched with Northwest Arkansas and the Omaha Storm Chasers where he compiled a 5-6 record, 3.04 ERA, and 1.15 WHIP in 47 appearances out of the bullpen.
McCarthy was called up to the majors for the first time on September 6, 2016. McCarthy made his major league debut on September 9, when he appeared in the eighth inning during the Kansas City Royals 7-2 loss against the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. In 2017, he split time between the minors and the Royals bullpen, appearing in 33 games for the Royals.