This week’s guest is Brandon McCarthy, former major-league pitcher and current Special Assistant to the General Manager for the Texas Rangers. He spent 13 seasons in the big leagues with the Oakland A’s, Arizona Diamondbacks, and five other clubs. His interest in learning more about sabermetrics helped him reinvent his pitching style and achieve a breakout season in 2011 with the A’s, when he led the American League in Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) at 2.86. He appeared in the 2017 World Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is also a minority owner of Phoenix Rising FC in the USL Championship soccer league. He was a featured speaker at the SABR Analytics Conference in 2012, 2013, and 2014.
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