On McCarthy: Swingman on the Villanova pitching staff who has been used in the bullpen and as a weekday starter ... Pitches effectively with his off-speed pitches and prevents batters from making hard contact ... Should continue to evolve as a pitcher as he gains more experience ... Has a chance to earn a role on the team during games this season.
Career: Has appeared in 14 games in his first two seasons, including eight relief appearances and six starts ... Has a 2-2 record and a 3.80 ERA ... Pitched 23 2/3 innings and allowed 17 hits and 18 runs (10 earned), with 23 walks and 13 strikeouts ... Opponents have hit .195 against him, and he has given up just two extra-base hits (both doubles) to 115 batters faced.
2016: Pitched in 11 games with six starts while being used in a variety of roles ... Logged 21 1/3 innings on the year and went 2-2 with a 4.22 ERA ... Allowed 15 hits and held opponents to a .188 average against him, while surrendering just one extra-base hit to 107 batters faced ... Charged with 18 runs (10 earned) allowed while walking 23 and striking out 13 ... Did not allow an earned run in his first six appearances of the season, which spanned 10 1/3 innings ... Gave up five hits and struck out nine during that stretch ... Pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings of relief at Houston in his first appearance of the season ... Made his first start against Lehigh and pitched three innings, allowing two hits and two runs (unearned) while walking three and striking out two ... Pitched four innings of two-hit ball, giving up just an unearned run with two walks and a season-high four strikeouts to earn a victory over Penn ... Also got the win with five scoreless innings of one-hit ball against La Salle.
2015: Appeared in three games out of the bullpen while battling injuries for part of the year ... Logged 2 1/3 scoreless innings with two hits allowed ... Pitched a scoreless inning against both Mount St. Mary's and Bryant.
Glenbrook South High School: Earned a total of six varsity letters, including three in basketball, two in baseball and one in football ... As a baseball player was an all-state, all-area and all-conference selection as a senior, when he compiled an 11-3 record and a 1.56 ERA with 81 strikeouts in 56.0 innings pitched ... Also was an all-area pick in basketball his senior year ... Achieved Honor Roll status academically all four years.
Personal: Born 12/2/95 in Evanston, Ill. ... Older of two sons of John and Ann McCarthy ... Has a younger brother, Ryan (13) ... Hobbies include reading and playing basketball ... Chose to attend Villanova for a number of appealing factors, chiefly the academic prestige of the school and the reputation of the baseball team in developing pitchers ... Economics major.