Van Horn on McCann
"James is an outstanding defensive catcher that keeps getting better with the bat all the time. He's a tremendous leader and was selected as a team captain. He's the anchor of our defense. We have so much confidence in James that we let him call most of the pitches. I think he's got a great feel behind the plate. We're looking for him to have a great season."
Finished second on the team with a .306 batting average and had six homers and 38 RBI ... Also ranked second on the team with 14 doubles and drew a team-high 24 walks ... Named the SEC Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... One of 13 catchers named as a semifinalist to the 2011 Johnny Bench Award ... Named a third team Louisville Slugger preseason All-American ... Started all three games of season-opening series vs. Delaware State, going 3-for-9 with two runs scored and two RBI ... Had a pair of hits and two RBI in middle game of series against the Hornets ... Had at least one hit in each game of series vs. Utah (2.25-2.27), including a 2-for-4 performance with a RBI in second game of series ... Tied a career-high with three hits in second game of the series vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee (3.5) ... Hit .583 (7-for-12) in four-game series at San Diego State (3.10-3.13), with a home run, four RBI and five runs scored ... Had a pair of hits and scored a run vs. Kansas (3.15) ... Hit second home run of the season against Memphis (3.22), tying the game with a solo shot in the bottom of the seventh ... Drove in the game-tying and game-winning runs with an infield single in the eighth inning in series opener vs. Vanderbilt (3.25) ... Hit third home run of the season in second game vs. the Commodores (3.26) ... Belted fourth home run of the season in second game of series at Alabama (4.2), staking Arkansas to an early 1-0 lead ... Hit .364 (4-for-11) in series vs. LSU (4.8-4.10), including a walk-off, three-run home run in the second game to clinch the series victory for Arkansas ... Had the game-winning RBI in win at Oral Roberts (4.19) with a RBI double in the eighth inning ... Went 3-for-3 in series finale at Kentucky (4.24), hitting sixth home run of the season with two RBI and two runs scored ... Finished the series at Georgia (4.29-5.1) hitting .417 (5-for-12) with two runs scored, a RBI and two stolen bases. Went 3-for-4 in the series opener vs. the Bulldogs, including hitting his first career triple ... Batted .500 (3-for-6) in midweek series vs. Southeast Missouri State (5.3-5.4), hitting two doubles, driving in two runs and scoring three times ... Named to the SEC Tournament All-Tournament Team after hitting .313 (5-for-16) during the conference tournament (5.25-5.28), including his first career four-hit game in a win against Mississippi State ... Drove in a team-high five runs, stole two bases and hit .267 (4-for-15) in NCAA Tempe Regional (6.3-6.5).
Had hits in the first five games of the season ... During that stretch hit home runs in back-to-back games against Ball State and Troy ... Launched a three-run shot to left field in game one of first road series of the year at California ... Matched a career high with three hits in game two of midweek series with South Dakota State ... In series opener against Wisconsin-Milwaukee, was 2-for-4 with a home run and a career-best four RBI ... Had three hits against LSU in the conference opener in Baton Rouge ... In wild finale at home against Kentucky, totaled three hits with a home run, four more RBI and two runs scored ... Had his first of two six-game hitting streaks in April, including three two-hit games ... Totaled five hits during Ole Miss series including a 3-for-4 performance in game one ... Opened the Fayetteville Regional against Grambling State with two home runs and three RBI ... Named to the All-Regional Team having hit .438 with three home runs, five RBI and four runs scored ... Totaled three hits and two RBI during the Tempe Super Regional against top-ranked Arizona State ... Ended the season on a six-game hit streak ... Was behind the plate as team's catcher for 54 of 59 games played during the year ... Also saw time at first base ... Hit .286 with nine homers and 34 RBI ... Behind the plate, tallied a .994 fielding percentage and was primary handler for a Razorback staff that posted a 3.93 ERA, its lowest since the 2006 season ... Threw out 12 potential base stealers from catcher position.
Named to NCAA All-Norman Regional Team ... Played in three games, starting two and hit .333 with a double and two RBI and throwing out one base stealer ... Equaled career high with three hits against Virginia in the College World Series ... Started all four games behind the plate for Arkansas in Omaha with at least one hit in each game ... Threw out 15 would-be base stealers on the season ... Gunned down four base stealers in the series against No. 1 Arizona State including three in one game ... Started 35 games with 49 total games played ... Had a season best three-game hitting streak in early March with three hits, three runs scored and two RBI ... Hit the first home run of his career at No. 21 Alabama on May 9, an opposite field shot over the right-center field wall.
2010: Played for the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod League ... Helped the Kettleers to the 2010 Cape Cod Baseball League championship ... Hit .273 with two home runs and five RBI during Cotuit's playoff run.
Dos Pueblos High School
Three-time first-team all-league ... All-CIF Southern Section honorable mention as a senior ... Batted .407 over his four-year prep career ... As a senior batted .442 with three home runs and 25 RBI ... Hit .391 as a junior with 21 RBI and led Dos Pueblos to the Channel League Championship ... Won his first Channel League title as a freshman.
In the Draft
2008 - Chicago White Sox, 31st round (930)
2011 - Detroit Tigers, 2nd round (76)
McCann is the son of Jim and Carla McCann ... Has one brother, Michael ... Majoring in communication.