Cactus League Barbs: Brandon McCarthy

I’m in Phoenix for spring training again this year…. maybe I’ll actually write a few posts…. starting today….

Brandon McCarthy

photo from Tampa Bay Times

I’m declaring Brandon McCarthy ready for the season.  I’ve seen both of the Arizona Diamonbacks right-hander’s outings, and both were excellent.  Coming back from a fractured skull suffered last summer, McCarthy has shown no ill effects, physically or mentally.  He is way ahead of the hitters he has faced, pitching a total of five innings and racking up nine strikeouts and no walks.  He allowed a long home run yesterday, but threw just 35 pitches in three innings of work.  I am unconcerned with McCarthy’s injury status for 2013, and consider him the #1 on the DBacks.

About C. Sven Jenkins
My name is Sven Jenkins, and I’m an independent baseball analyst from Poughkeepsie, NY. I own 60ft6in.com and do freelance work for STATS Inc. In the past, I've done research for the St. Louis Cardinals and worked one season with Baseball Info Solutions in 2007. I have also spent many nights as an official scorer in the minor leagues and played NCAA D-III baseball at SUNY New Paltz. In the off-season I travel the world, having enjoyed over 1,200 days on the road through 41 different countries. You can email me at: jenkins AT 60ft6in DOT com.

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