Brandon McCarthy has thrown 15,447 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2018, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2018, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (92mph), Curve (80mph) and Cutter (90mph), also mixing in a Slider (86mph) and Fourseam Fastball (92mph).
Basic description of 2018 pitches compared to other RHP:
His sinker generates a very high amount of groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers. His curve generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' curves, is slightly harder than usual and has slight glove-side movement. His cutter generates a very high amount of groundballs compared to other pitchers' cutters, has good "rise", has little cutting action and has slightly above average velo. His slider is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sliders and has some two-plane movement. His fourseam fastball (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 17 of them in 2018) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has some natural sinking action and has essentially average velo.