Brian McCann is Still Awesome

Brian McCann, despite his slow start to 2011, is still quite amazing. Just ask the Houston Astros.

After a great start by Wandy Rodriquez, Brian McCann blasted a pinch-hit, two-out, game-tying home run off Astros closer Mark Melancon. Win probability added? A tidy .489, raising their win expectancy from 4.5% to 53.4%. Nice.

His next at bat came in the bottom of the 11th inning against reliever Jeff Fulchino with a runner (Big Damage!) on first base. The result? How about a two-run walkoff home run. Stud.

This bomb raised the Braves win expectancy from 63.1% to, um, 100%. A .369 WPA which gives him .858 for the day. In two at bats! Single handedly giving them the win!

Comments (2)

  1. Drew, tell us something we didn’t know. Everybody knows that Brian McCann is awesomeness. And possibly the best catcher in baseball. Yeah, I said it.

    • @Jeff2 – I think you could certainly make the case, though he was off to an uncharacteristically slow start this season. Only 2 home runs going into yesterday’s action.

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