Pass or Play Brandon McCarthy 7/5/2016

Brandon McCarthy – Very fresh and rested from his 14 month layoff. Tommy John surgery almost made us forget about this guy. When he was just a few seasons into his MLB career with Oakland he was touted as a whiz kid that had impeccable control and nasty movement with an arsenal of pitches. It was made out like he was on his way to be like Greg Maddux. The injury bug has had his number for many lost seasons that derailed those lofty expectations. After a return to his dominating self with the Yankees in the second half of 2014 he signed a lucrative deal with the Dodgers only to blow out his UCL in April of 2015. Brandon made his first start for the Dodgers On Sunday 7/3 at home against the Rockies. He spun 5 innings of 2 hit ball allowing 0 runs, 1 bb and 8 k’s. Not bad right? Well, his next start is against the San Diego Padres on Saturday 7/9 in LA. He is seeing a large increase in his ownership already even though his start is still 4 days away. For right now he looks healthy and at the top of his game. I recommend picking him up now before someone else in your league reaps the benefit of what could produce a large number of points. He is a PLAY


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