Full name is Kevin Edward McCarthy…resides in Rockville Centre, N.Y., during the offseason ... Graduated from Kellenberg Memorial High School in Uniondale, N.Y. ... Attended Marist College (N.Y.), where he earned MAAC All-Academic honors in 2012 and 2013…went 4-3 with a 4.24 ERA in 68.0 innings in 2013 ... When he made his big league debut in 2016, he became the first player from Marist to appear in a big league game ... Brother, Brian, was a high jumper at Dartmouth College.
Split the season between the Royals and Omaha (AAA), making a career high 33 appearances in the big leagues… went 1-0 with a 3.20 ERA (16 ER in 45.0 IP), with opponents batting .276 (50-for-181) against him ... Made KC season debut on May 29 vs. Detroit and posted a 1.59 ERA (5 ER in 28.1 IP) over his first 22 appearances… that included a streak of 10-straight appearances (July 19- Aug. 25) without allowing an earned run, amassing 11.1 innings ... Did not allow a home run over his first 22 outings, before surrendering four roundtrippers over his final 11 appearances ... Recorded a 2.20 ERA (9 ER in 16.1 IP) in 13 road appearances, despite allowing a .288 opponents' average (19-for-66)…had a 3.77 ERA (12 ER in 28.2 IP) at home ... Made 24 appearances vs. AL Central foes, posting a 1.85 ERA (7 ER in 34.0 IP), holding them to a .256 average (34- for-133)…this included 10 appearances vs. Detroit, in which he had a 1.38 ERA (2 ER in 13.0 IP) ... Earned his lone win on July 19, recording the final two outs in the ninth ahead of Alex Gordon's walk-off sacrifice fly in a 4-3 victory over Detroit ... Tossed a career-high 3.0 scoreless innings on Sept. 13 vs. the White Sox…also collected a career-high four strikeouts, which tied for the most by a Royals reliever in a single outing in 2017 ... Pitched in 25 games at Omaha, going 1-1 with a 3.09 ERA (11 ER in 32.0 IP) and a 1.28 WHIP.
Selected from Omaha (AAA) on Sept. 6 and made his Major League debut Sept. 9 at the White Sox, retiring his only batter he faced...Earned his first MLB victory the following night in Chicago, striking out his only batter to strand two inherited runners in the sixth inning in a 6-5 triumph...Made a career-high 47 appearances between Omaha and Northwest Arkansas (AA), going 5-6 with a careerbest 16 saves and a 3.04 ERA (23 ER in 68.0 IP)...Recorded 10.1 consecutive scoreless innings over nine outings from July 29-August 22...Ranked fifth in the Texas League with 11 saves, despite being promoted to Omaha on June 16...Earned the win in Northwest Arkansas' 6-5 victory in 12 innings on May 28 at Corpus Christi after retiring all nine batters faced in 3.0 innings of work.
Split the 2015 season Lexington (A), Wilmington (A) and Northwest Arkansas, reaching Double-A for the first time in his career.
In 2014, injured in his second appearance of the year with Lexington and missed the remainder of the season…placed on the disabled list on April 14.
Tied for seventh in the Appalachian League (Rookie) in wins (four) in 2013, his first professional season.