How Tall Is James McCann?
James McCann is 1.88 m tall
James McCann Professional Career
McCann was taken by the Tigers in the second round of the 2011 MLB draft, with the 76th overall pick. He was the first pick by the Detroit Tigers in the draft and the first of four catchers selected by the club.
He signed with the Tigers and played five games with the Gulf Coast Tigers of the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League before getting promoted to the West Michigan Whitecaps of Class A Midwest League.
A spring training invitation was extended to McCann in 2012 by the Tigers.
He began the 2012 season with the Lakeland Tigers of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League and was promoted to the Erie SeaWolves of the Class AA Eastern League on June 6, albeit he hit only .200 for Erie in his brief time with them.
McCann’s .283 batting average until July 14 of the 2013 season was the result of a change in his offensive approach.
With eight home runs, 30 doubles, 54 runs batted in (RBIs), and an on-base plus slugging (OPS) of.731 for the season, his batting average was .277.
For the 2014 season, McCann signed a Class AAA International League contract with the Toledo Mud Hens. McCann finished the season with a batting average of . 7 HR, 54 RBI, and.770 OPS in 295 at-bats
The Detroit Tigers selected McCann from Triple-A Trenton on September 1, 2014. In the bottom of the ninth inning, he made his MLB debut, taking the place of Alex Avila, the team’s starting catcher.
On September 19, 2014, McCann made his major league debut as Justin Verlander’s catcher in a game against the Kansas City Royals. McCann had two singles, a stolen base, and two runs scored.