James McArthur

RP · Kansas City Royals

Bats R Throws R
DOB 1996-12-11 Age 27.3
2024 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 25.01, 361st

Season Projections

Draft Buddy182.05965.033100116221637433304.151.29
THE BAT227.55762.12217086328556430284.091.34

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • James McArthur Notches Second Save

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    Kansas City Royals relief pitcher James McArthur shut down the Chicago White Sox on Sunday to earn his second save in a 5-3 win. McArthur tossed a scoreless ninth, although he did allow a hit and a walk and brought the go-ahead run to the plate. McArthur now has two of the Royals' last three saves, but this is looking like a true committee situation after Chris Stratton got a save last night. Will Smith threw the eighth tonight, but he could also be in line for saves when the situation calls for a lefty. McArthur is probably the best option to roster in fantasy, but he should only be added in deeper leagues where saves are scarce.

    Apr 8 · Source via Closers Kansas City Royals James McArthur
  • James McArthur Needs Two Pitches For First Save

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    Kansas City Royals relief pitcher James McArthur posted his first save of the season in Friday's 2-1 win over the division-rival Chicago White Sox, recording the final two outs of the game. After struggling incumbent closer Will Smith allowed a double and a walk to make things interesting, McArthur only needed two pitches to induce a double play and put out the ninth-inning fire. Although the save should get McArthur on most fantasy radars, he still has a poor 9.82 ERA and 1.91 WHIP with three punchouts in 3 2/3 frames to begin the year. Smith has been worse; the veteran holds an abysmal 18.00 ERA and 3.33 WHIP with three K's over his three innings of work for the Royals in 2024. KC's closing situation looks like a fluid one that could witness a form of hot-hand or matchup-based approach until one arm or the other pulls away in the competition, but McArthur is worth a speculative add.

    Apr 6 · Source via Closers Kansas City Royals James McArthur
  • Offseason In Review: Kansas City Royals

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    Raise your hand if you had the Royals being one of the top-five spenders in free agency on your offseason bingo card back in November. Kansas City is focused on improving in the here and now, and their offseason reflects that. Major League Signings Seth Lugo, RHP: Three years, $45MM (opt-out after year two of…

    Mar 13 · MLB Trade Rumors Offseason Kansas City Royals Dan Altavilla Nick Anderson Luis Cessa Austin Cox Tyler Duffey Freddy Fermin Adam Frazier Zack Greinke Garrett Hampson Sandy Leon Josh Lester Seth Lugo Jordan Lyles Daniel Lynch Alec Marsh Michael Massey James McArthur MJ Melendez Austin Nola Vinnie Pasquantino Salvador Perez Logan Porter Nick Pratto Cole Ragans Hunter Renfroe Matt Sauer John Schreiber Brady Singer Will Smith Chris Stratton Nelson Velazquez Michael Wacha Bobby Witt Jr. Kyle Wright
  • Pitching Stats

    2024 ATC177.25763.333100116121617432294.111.28
    2024 Draft Buddy182.05965.033100116221637433304.151.29
    2024 Steamer230.76666.03317086023658433304.151.33
    2024 THE BAT227.55762.12217086328556430284.091.34
    2024 Zeile203.36465.13313110622362000304.131.30

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.


    4at CWS19.022.00020030101000.000.50
    3at NYM, vs HOU17.023.01000040300000.001.00
    2vs CWS, at BAL18.743.20020141600337.361.91
    1vs MIN1.011.00001010200119.002.00


    27vs NYY15.023.00010050200000.000.67
    26at HOU, vs CLE32.744.20030170200000.000.43
    25vs HOU, at CWS15.022.31000120000000.000.00
    24at TOR, vs CWS5.023.00000020100000.000.33
    23vs BOS5.722.20000030000000.000.00
    21vs SEA2.022.000000305103313.502.50
    20vs STL1.022.00000001201114.501.50
    19at PHI2.012.00000010200114.501.00
    14vs CLE-6.011.000000016107763.007.00


    Apr 17at CWSW 4-29.01.00010010100000.001.00
    Apr 15at CWSW 2-010.01.00010020001000.000.00
    Apr 13at NYMW 11-73.01.00000020200000.002.00
    Apr 9vs HOUW 4-314.02.01000020100000.000.50
    Apr 7vs CWSW 5-310.01.00010021100000.002.00
    Apr 5vs CWSW 2-17.70.20010000000000.000.00
    Apr 3at BALL 3-40.01.000001102002218.002.00
    Apr 1at BALL 4-61.01.00000010300119.003.00
    Mar 30vs MINL 1-51.01.00001010200119.002.00


    Oct 1vs NYYW 5-213.02.00010040100000.000.50
    Sep 29vs NYYW 12-52.01.00000010100000.001.00
    Sep 24at HOUW 6-59.01.00010010100000.001.00
    Sep 22at HOUW 7-510.71.20010020100000.000.60
    Sep 19vs CLEW 7-64.01.00000130000000.000.00
    Sep 18vs CLEW 6-49.01.00010010000000.000.00
    Sep 16vs HOUW 10-813.31.11000020000000.000.00
    Sep 13at CWSW 7-11.71.20000100000000.000.00
    Sep 9at TORL 1-53.02.00000010000000.000.00
    Sep 6vs CWSL 4-62.01.00000010100000.001.00
    Sep 3vs BOSL 3-72.71.20000010000000.000.00
    Sep 2vs BOSL 5-93.01.00000020000000.000.00
    Aug 16vs SEAL 5-60.01.000000203103327.003.00
    Aug 15vs SEAL 8-102.01.00000010200000.002.00
    Aug 12vs STLL 4-51.01.00000001001000.001.00
    Aug 11vs STLW 12-80.01.00000000200119.002.00
    Aug 6at PHIL 4-82.02.00000010200114.501.00
    Jun 28vs CLEL 1-14-6.01.000000016107763.007.00
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