Pittsburgh Pirates
    Alex McRae
    Alex McRae
    #63 | Alex McRae
    Healthy
    Relief Pitcher | Pittsburgh Pirates
    Bats / Throws Right / Right
    Date of Birth 4/6/1993
    Height, Weight 6'2", 220 lbs
    From West Allis, WI
    College Jacksonville
    Drafted 2014 - Rd 10
    Salary --
    Nationality United States USA
    2019 Season
    SV
    0
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    WHIP
    1.85
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    ERA
    7.94
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    BIOGRAPHY  
    Bats / Throws Right / Right
    Date of Birth 4/6/1993
    Height, Weight 6'2", 220 lbs
    From West Allis, WI
    College Jacksonville
    Drafted 2014 - Rd 10
    Salary --
    Nationality United States USA
    RotowireSep 15, 1:14p ET

    News

    McRae made a relief appearance in Friday's 17-8 loss to the Cubs, tossing 1.1 scoreless innings but allowing a hit and three walks.

    Impact

    McRae made a spot start last weekend versus St. Louis when Joe Musgrove was a late scratch with a foot injury, covering five innings and giving up two runs in the outing. With Musgrove cleared to rejoin the rotation Thursday in San Francsico, there was no longer any more room for McRae, who looks poised to stick in the bullpen the rest of the season.

    RotowireSep 7, 12:20a ET

    News

    McRae allowed two runs on three hits with two walks and one strikeout across five innings during a no-decision against the Cardinals on Friday.

    Impact

    While it wasn't enough for the win, this was arguably McRae's best major-league outing of the season. His biggest issues are still homers (seven in 20.1 innings) and control (11 walks versus 16 strikeouts), but he worked around both against the division-leading Cardinals. However, McRae is still 0-3 with a 8.41 ERA, 1.77 WHIP and 16 strikeouts in 20.1 innings over seven appearances, including two starts, this season.

    RotowireSep 6, 12:37p ET

    News

    McRae will start Friday's game against St. Louis, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

    Impact

    McRae was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Thursday and will quickly be pushed into starting duty after Joe Musgrove (foot) was scratched. The 26-year-old has primarily worked as a reliever in the majors this season, but he exceeded 85 pitches in five of six starts since his last demotion to Triple-A and could have the workload of a traditional starter if he pitches well.

    RotowireSep 5, 4:00p ET

    News

    McRae was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis prior to Thursday's game against the Marlins.

    Impact

    McRae has given up 17 earned runs in 15.1 innings in the majors this season. Look for him to work in low-leverage situations.