Kevin McCarthy (baseball)

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Kevin McCarthy
Kevin McCarthy contemplating the ball (29449809556).jpg
McCarthy with the Omaha Storm Chasers in 2016
Kansas City Royals – No. 61
Born: (1992-02-22) February 22, 1992 (age 27)
Rockville Centre, New York
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 9, 2016, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
(through September 18, 2019)
Win–loss record11–6
Earned run average3.90

Kevin Edward McCarthy (born February 22, 1992) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball (MLB).


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.[1] 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.[2]

McCarthy was called up to the majors for the first time on September 6, 2016.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed] In 2017, he split time between the minors and the Royals bullpen, appearing in 33 games for the Royals.


  1. ^ Malverne Native Kevin McCarthy Drafted by Kansas City Royals
  2. ^ "Kevin McCarthy Stats, Highlights, Bio - Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Retrieved April 18, 2018.

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