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26 Triston McKenzie RP

Cleveland Indians

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September 25, 2020 01:00 AM
Indians' Triston McKenzie: Debuts from bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKenzie fired two scoreless innings, giving up a hit while striking out three during the Indians' 3-2 win versus the White Sox on Wednesday night.

McKenzie projects to be utilized as a weapon out of the bullpen for Cleveland throughout the playoffs. The 23-year-old displayed a healthy -- and reassuring -- rebound in velocity Wednesday, averaging 93.9 mph while touching 95 mph. Through 29.1 innings in 2020, McKenzie sports a 3.45 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP.

September 23, 2020 09:08 PM
Indians' Triston McKenzie: Available out of bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKenzie will be available out of the bullpen for Tuesday's game against the White Sox, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.

McKenzie had a relatively short start Saturday against the Tigers, and he'll be available to pitch in relief for the second game of the series against the White Sox. The team could use a potential relief outing to see how he could fare in that role during the postseason. It's not clear if he will still take his scheduled turn through the rotation Friday.

September 19, 2020 10:36 PM
Indians' Triston McKenzie: Good in short outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKenzie pitched four innings Saturday, allowing one run on six hits and three walks in a 5-2 loss to the Tigers. He also struck out three.

McKenzie threw 79 pitches (48 for strikes) and had a 2-1 lead prior to getting pulled. Concern is rising in the baseball community about the health of the young stud, as he averaged a season-low fastball velocity of 90.6 on Saturday. Additionally, that figure has been declining in each of his six starts. It is a situation worth monitoring.

September 14, 2020 07:08 PM
Indians' Triston McKenzie: Allows three homers in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKenzie (2-1) allowed five runs on three hits and a walk over 4.1 innings Sunday, striking out seven batters and taking the loss against Minnesota.

McKenzie was cursed by the long ball Sunday, with all five runs coming via home runs. He allowed a pair of two-run homers to Marwin Gonzalez and Ryan Jeffers in the third and fifth innings, and a solo shot by Nelson Cruz in the fourth. The 23-year-old rookie now owns a 3.91 ERA and 33:6 K:BB across 25.1 frames. McKenzie will look to get back on track in Detroit on Saturday.

September 9, 2020 01:52 AM
Indians' Triston McKenzie: Solid in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKenzie gave up three runs on three hits and one walk over five innings during Tuesday's loss to the Royals. He had seven strikeouts and didn't factor in the decision.

The young righty had 13 swinging strikes and largely held Kansas City in check, but a three-run homer from Whit Merrifield during the third frame was enough to tarnish his line. McKenzie has a 2.57 ERA, 0.76 WHIP and 26:5 K:BB through 21 innings and lines up to pitch Sunday at Minnesota.

September 2, 2020 11:28 PM
Indians' Triston McKenzie: Shines in second win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKenzie (2-0) pitched six scoreless innings, allowing just three hits while striking out six in a win over the Royals on Wednesday.

McKenzie only allowed one extra-base hit, an Alex Gordon double, but he otherwise gave the Royals nothing. The 23-year-old McKenzie is making himself known with a 1.69 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 19 strikeouts across 16 innings. With Mike Clevinger shipped to San Diego, McKenzie will likely finish the season in the rotation. His next start is expected to be Tuesday in a rematch with the Royals.

August 29, 2020 12:24 AM
Indians' Triston McKenzie: Takes no-decision Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKenzie allowed two runs on three hits and three walks while striking out three in four innings Friday versus the Cardinals. He did not factor in the decision.

McKenzie was not particularly efficient, requiring 84 pitches (50 strikes) to get through the outing. A strong performance from the Cleveland offense assured he wouldn't take the loss. The rookie right-hander now has a 2.70 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 13 strikeouts through 10 innings. If he gets another turn in the rotation, it would likely be Wednesday versus the Royals.

August 24, 2020 11:40 AM
Indians' Triston McKenzie: Earns another start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti confirmed Sunday that McKenzie will remain on the 28-man roster and receive another start this week, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.

The 23-year-old righty was electric in his big-league debut Saturday versus the Tigers, working six innings and giving up one run on two hits and a walk while striking out 10. He'll be rewarded with at least one more turn through the rotation for his efforts, with McKenzie tentatively lining up for a start in Friday's series opener in St. Louis. Both Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac will be eligible to rejoin the roster this week after spending the minimum 10 days at the alternate training site, but if either is added to the rotation, it looks like it will be at the expense of Adam Plutko rather than McKenzie. Plutko's next turn comes up Wednesday against the Twins, but the Indians have yet to commit to him getting the starting nod that day.

August 22, 2020 11:32 PM
Indians' Triston McKenzie: Sharp in big-league debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKenzie (1-0) allowed one earned run on two hits and one walk while striking out 10 across six innings to earn the win Saturday against the Tigers.

McKenzie was sharp in his big-league debut, limiting the Tigers to a solo home run by Willi Castro in the fourth inning. Otherwise, he racked up 16 called strikes and 17 swinging strikes across 80 total pitches, showcasing plenty of deception. While a strong prospect in Cleveland's minor-league system, it's unclear what McKenzie's role in 2020 will be given that he was called up to fill the rotation spot of Zach Plesac.

August 22, 2020 08:28 PM
Indians' Triston McKenzie: Called up ahead of start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKenzie was called up from the Indians' alternate training site ahead of his scheduled start Saturday.

McKenzie will make his major-league debut Saturday as he fills in for Zach Plesac, who is at the alternate training site after he broke COVID-19 protocols. The right-hander pitched for Double-A Akron last season and posted a 2.68 ERA and 1.01 WHIP over 90.2 innings. Outfielder Bradley Zimmer was optioned to alternate camp in a corresponding move.

August 20, 2020 03:28 PM
Indians' Triston McKenzie: Listed as starter Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKenzie is listed as Cleveland's scheduled starter for Saturday's game against the Tigers, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.

As expected, McKenzie is on track to make his big-league debut over the weekend, filling in for Zach Plesac, who is at the team's alternate camp site after breaking MLB's COVID-19 protocols. The right-hander missed all of 2019 and part of 2018 while recovering from forearm and back strains, though he registered a 2.68 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 87:28 K:BB across 90.2 innings at Double-A in 2018 prior to getting hurt.

August 20, 2020 02:16 PM
Indians' Triston McKenzie: Expected to debut Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKenzie is expected to be promoted to the majors Saturday.

The Indians have yet to announce a starter for Saturday's game against the Tigers, and it sounds like McKenzie could fill that void. The right-hander missed all of 2019 and part of 2018 while recovering from forearm and back strains, but he compiled a 2.68 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 87:28 K:BB across 90.2 innings at Double-A in 2018 prior to getting injured.

June 28, 2020 07:36 PM
Indians' Triston McKenzie: Invited to summer camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKenzie will be a part of the Indians' 60-man player pool this season.

While McKenzie is on the 40-man roster, he missed all of 2019 and part of 2018 while recovering from forearm and back strains, so his inclusion is more for developmental purposes than to bolster the big-league squad. McKenzie will train at an alternate site with other prospects while the big leaguers train at Progressive Field.

April 3, 2020 11:52 AM
Indians' Triston McKenzie: Headed to Double-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKenzie will open the year at Double-A Akron.

The Indians were taking things slowly with him this spring, but with a shortened season, managing his workload will be pretty easy. He missed all of 2019 and part of 2018 while recovering from forearm and back strains. While he is already on the 40-man roster, McKenzie is unlikely to reach the majors until at least 2021.

March 5, 2020 11:32 AM
Indians' Triston McKenzie: Spring debut TBD
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKenzie is fully healthy, but the Indians are nonetheless taking things slowly with him in camp, Joe Noga of Cleveland.com reports.

He missed all of 2019 and part of 2018 while recovering from forearm and back strains, so he will be managed carefully throughout the 2020 campaign. In addition to those injuries, McKenzie has a very slight 6-foot-5, 165-pound frame. Manager Terry Francona said the next step will either be having him pitch one inning in a major-league game or facing hitters on the backfields in a less formal environment. It sounds like the Indians are looking to delay his debut because that will signify a ramping up of sorts, and this season will already be long enough for a player with McKenzie's recent injury history and fragile physique. He logged 90.2 innings at Double-A in 2018 and may return to that level this season before advancing to Triple-A. McKenzie is on the 40-man roster already, so it's possible he could reach the majors, but he won't be fully turned loose until 2021.

November 20, 2019 08:20 PM
Indians' Triston McKenzie: Shielded from Rule 5 draft
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKenzie (back) was added to the Indians' 40-man roster Wednesday.

McKenzie missed the entire 2019 season with a back injury, so he is a very risky commodity right now in dynasty leagues. That said, he was considered one of the Indians' top prospects a year ago, so it's not surprising they protected him from the Rule 5 draft. He should spend most, if not all of 2020 in the upper levels of the minors.

July 26, 2019 10:20 AM
Indians' Triston McKenzie: Status uncertain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKenzie (back) remains on the 7-day injured list at Double-A Akron, and his status for the rest of the season is uncertain.

When McKenzie injured his back in spring training, the hope was that he would only be shut down for six weeks or so. More than four months later, there is little to suggest McKenzie is getting close to game action. As of June 21, McKenzie was still in Arizona rehabbing his back strain, per Mandy Bell of MLB.com. McKenzie missed a large chunk of last season with a forearm issue, and his prospect stock has taken a considerable hit as a result of the injuries over the past two years.

March 12, 2019 12:24 PM
Indians' Triston McKenzie: Shut down for six weeks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKenzie will be shut down for six weeks with an upper back strain, Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

McKenzie will miss the start of the minor-league season for the second straight year. In 2018, he didn't debut until June 7 due to forearm tightness. After his six-week shutdown, he'll still need a few more weeks to build his arm back up, so he's likely looking at a return to game action in mid-May at the earliest.

March 10, 2019 02:40 PM
Indians' Triston McKenzie: Shut down with back strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Indians announced Saturday that McKenzie has been shut down from throwing due to an upper-back strain.

It's unclear how McKenzie suffered the injury, but he'll nonetheless step away from throwing at minor-league camp. The 21-year-old -- one of the Indians' top prospects -- should be considered out indefinitely until the organization is able to offer an official recovery timetable.

September 10, 2018 06:29 PM
Indians' Triston McKenzie: Shut down for playoffs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKenzie will not pitch in the minor-league playoffs due to general fatigue, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

The Indians understandably don't want to push one of their top prospects, so McKenzie will be unavailable to pitch in the postseason for Double-A Akron after compiling a shiny 2.68 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 87:28 K:BB across 16 starts (90.2 innings) for the RubberDucks during the regular season. He'll now turn his focus to the offseason. After impressing with Double-A, the 21-year-old McKenzie will have a chance to reach the majors in 2019 if he pitches well in his first taste of Triple-A.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultWLSIPHERBBKS
09/30vs NYYL 9-101.21222
09/26vs PITL 0-82.00003
09/23vs CHWW 3-22.01003
09/19@ DETL 2-54.06133
09/13@ MINL 5-714.13517
09/08vs KCL 6-85.03317
09/02@ KCW 5-016.03006
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020CLE213.2486000033.321121261942
2019CLE00---00000000000000
Total213.2706000033.021121261942
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020CLE024300.8000000.1790.9001278.37
2019CLE000---00000------0---
Total024300.8012000.1790.9091278.45
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2015R-Azl Indians 12.043011017340.750.583
2016AFX-Lake County Captains 34.0660220496273.180.971
2016ASX-Mahoning Valley Scra 49.19914305516310.550.957
2017AFA-Lynchburg Hillcats143.0252501260186451053.461.049
2018AAX-Akron RubberDucks 90.2161607408728632.691.009
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/165
Birthdate:
08/02/1997
Age:
23
Hometown:
Brooklyn, NY
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Cleveland Indians
College:

MLB Experience:
0