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8 Zach McKinstry RF

Los Angeles Dodgers

Key Stats
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543.2961470

Player Updates

May 8, 2021 02:08 PM
Dodgers' Zach McKinstry: Sneezes without pain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinstry is making progress in his recovery from a strained right oblique, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.

Manager Dave Roberts provided an update on McKinstry on Friday, indicating that the utilityman was "able to sneeze and not feel anything." Though that may come across as an odd recovery note, Roberts explained, "When you're talking about the oblique, that's a big deal." A clear timeframe for McKinstry's return has yet to be established, and he'll likely need to get some minor-league at-bats before he's able to rejoin the big club.

April 26, 2021 07:36 PM
Dodgers' Zach McKinstry: Heading to alternate site for rehab
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinstry (oblique) will be sent to the Dodgers' alternate training site over the weekend to continue his rehab, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.

McKinstry was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday due to a right oblique strain and isn't expected to be activated when first eligible. His return date remains unclear at this time.

April 25, 2021 09:48 PM
Dodgers' Zach McKinstry: Will miss more than minimum
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinstry's oblique strain is expected to keep him out for more than 10 days, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.

McKinstry was off to a strong start, hitting .298/.328/.556 with three homers in 17 games before being shut down with a strained right oblique. His expected return date is not yet clear.

April 23, 2021 07:52 PM
Dodgers' Zach McKinstry: Placed on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinstry has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a right oblique strain, retroactive to April 22.

McKinstry had been out of the lineup for the last two games due to lower-back stiffness, but he's now been diagnosed with an oblique strain that will force him to miss additional time. It's not yet clear when McKinstry could return to game action, but Chris Taylor (back) and Luke Raley could see increased playing time in his absence, while DJ Peters was also recalled by the Dodgers in a corresponding move.

April 23, 2021 06:20 PM
Dodgers' Zach McKinstry: Remains out of lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinstry (back) isn't in the lineup for Friday's game against the Padres, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.

McKinstry was scratched from Thursday's lineup due to lower-back stiffness, and he'll be sidelined for a second straight game Friday. Luke Raley will start in right field, batting seventh.

April 23, 2021 11:08 AM
Dodgers' Zach McKinstry: Sidelined Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinstry was scratched from the Dodgers' lineup Thursday with lower-back stiffness, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.

McKinstry was originally slated to play right field and bat eighth. Luke Raley will step in and bat eighth in McKinstry's absence.

April 18, 2021 04:08 PM
Dodgers' Zach McKinstry: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinstry is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Padres.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts wanted to stock up on some extra right-handed bats to counter Padres southpaw Blake Snell, so McKinstry will take a seat in favor of Sheldon Neuse, who was called up from the taxi squad ahead of the series finale. With Gavin Lux (wrist) joining Cody Bellinger (lower leg) on the 10-day injured list, however, McKinstry should still have a clear path to regular starts against right-handed pitching.

April 17, 2021 01:44 PM
Dodgers' Zach McKinstry: Collects three hits Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinstry went 3-for-6 with a double and and two RBI in Friday's win over San Diego.

McKinstry plated a run with an RBI double in the eighth inning, then provided an insurance run with a single in the 12th. The three-hit game was his second of the campaign. McKinstry leads all National League rookies this season in hits (14), home runs (three) and RBI (13).

April 15, 2021 03:08 PM
Dodgers' Zach McKinstry: Clubs third homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinstry went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Wednesday in a win over the Rockies.

McKinstry got the start in right field, marking his sixth game at the position this season. He singled in the sixth inning and gave the Dodgers some breathing room with a solo shot to left field in the eighth. The 25-year-old has impressed so far this season, slashing .333/.361/.727 with three home runs and 11 RBI -- tied for tops on the team in both of those counting stats.

April 13, 2021 12:16 AM
Dodgers' Zach McKinstry: Records three RBI in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinstry went 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run scored on a two-run homer and a double in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Nationals.

McKinstry was responsible for all three of the Dodgers' runs as he opened up the scoring with an RBI double in the second inning and provided insurance in the seventh with a two-run long ball to right field. The 25-year-old has combined for five RBI in the last two games, as he's filled in beautifully while Cody Bellinger (calf) has been on the shelf. It may be hard for McKinstry to find consistent playing time once Bellinger returns, but manager Dave Roberts will have to find ways to get the rookie in the lineup if he continues his solid production at the plate.

April 7, 2021 02:28 PM
Dodgers' Zach McKinstry: Gets fourth straight start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinstry will bat eighth and start in right field Wednesday against the Athletics.

The rookie will be awarded a fourth straight start after getting off to a 6-for-15 start to the season, with four of those hits going for extra bases. He's benefiting to some extent from the Dodgers having a designated hitter available for the three games in Oakland this week along with Cody Bellinger (calf) being day-to-day, but McKinstry has made a strong case to at least handle a part-time role when Los Angeles is playing in National League parks with all of its key regulars healthy.

April 6, 2021 01:40 AM
Dodgers' Zach McKinstry: Records three hits Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinstry went 3-for-4 with a double, three RBI and a run scored in Monday's win over the Athletics.

McKinstry has been one of the Dodgers' most pleasant surprises during the first week of the season, as he has hit safely in each of his first four contests -- though this was his first multi-hit game of the campaign. He already has three doubles and is making an impact offensively for the Dodgers, either as a pinch hitter or as a bottom-of-the-order bat.

April 4, 2021 03:28 PM
Dodgers' Zach McKinstry: Hits inside-the-park homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinstry went 1-for-2 with an inside-the-park home run in Saturday's win over the Rockies.

McKinstry entered the game as a defensive substitution in the bottom of the seventh but made his presence felt with his first at-bat, hitting what appeared to be a home run -- outfielder Raimel Tapia brought it back when trying to make the catch. As a result, McKinstry was credited with an inside-the-park homer in what was just his second at-bat of the season. McKinstry has hit safely in his first two games of the campaign, going 2-for-3 while coming into the game as a pinch hitter in both contests.

March 29, 2021 10:12 PM
Dodgers' Zach McKinstry: Beginning season in majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinstry has earned a spot on the Dodgers' Opening Day roster, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.

McKinstry saw plenty of chances to prove himself in spring training, and he did enough to make the Opening Day roster as a utility player. He hit .293 with a home run, six RBI and a stolen base in 41 at-bats.

February 26, 2021 08:00 PM
Dodgers' Zach McKinstry: Hopes to fill utility role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinstry is aiming to break camp with the Dodgers as a utility player, Rowan Kavner of Dodger Insider reports.

With Enrique Hernandez now in Boston, the Dodgers have a need for a utility-type player to fill his shoes. McKinstry primarily played middle infield during his time in the minors, but he has also seen time at third base and all three outfield positions. The 25-year-old slashed .300/.366/.516 with 19 home runs and 78 RBI across two minor-league stops in 2019 and looked good in spring training last year, so he has a legitimate shot at making the Opening Day roster.

September 21, 2020 02:04 PM
Dodgers' Zach McKinstry: Returns to alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Dodgers optioned McKinstry to their alternate training site Monday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.

McKinstry's demotion clears a spot on the 28-man active roster for Joc Pederson (personal), who was reinstated from the family medical emergency list ahead of Tuesday's series opener versus the Athletics. The rookie utility man appeared in four games during his stint with the big club, going 2-for-7 with a double and a run scored.

September 17, 2020 01:48 AM
Dodgers' Zach McKinstry: Whiffs in big-league debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinstry made his major-league debut against the Padres on Wednesday, striking out in his only plate appearance.

The 25-year-old was called up early Wednesday after Joc Pederson was placed on the family medical emergency list. McKinstry logged his first big-league at-bat as a pinch hitter for Justin Turner in the ninth inning, striking out on five pitches. The Dodgers became the first team to wrap up a playoff spot with the win, so McKinstry may get occasional playing time for as long as he sticks on the roster. However, he's unlikely to see the field often enough to make an impact in fantasy.

September 16, 2020 03:44 PM
Dodgers' Zach McKinstry: Recalled by Dodgers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinstry was called up by the Dodgers on Wednesday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

There were conflicting reports earlier in the day regarding whether or not McKinstry had been called up or was merely joining the practice squad. As it turns out, he's joining the active roster, with Joc Pederson heading to the family medical emergency list in a corresponding move. McKinstry, who was called up briefly earlier in the season but has yet to appear in a big-league game, played six different positions in the upper minors last season and should fill a utility role during his time with the team.

September 16, 2020 02:12 PM
Dodgers' Zach McKinstry: Not called up yet
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Previous reports that McKinstry had been called up by the Dodgers were premature, as he's merely joining the taxi squad for now, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.

McKinstry could still join the Dodgers soon, either prior to Wednesday's game against the Padres or within the next few days. When he does, it will likely be in a utility role.

September 16, 2020 01:16 PM
Dodgers' Zach McKinstry: Earns another callup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinstry was called up by the Dodgers on Wednesday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.

McKinstry earned his first career callup in early August but spent just a single day on the roster and did not get into a game. He's a very versatile player, having played everywhere except catcher and first base in the minors last season, and should be a solid bench option for the stretch run. He hit .300/.366/.516 with 19 homers and eight steals in 121 games across the two highest levels of the minors last season.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultABRHHRRBIBBSB
04/20@ SEAW 1-03000000
04/19@ SEAL 3-44010100
04/18@ SDL 2-51010000
04/17@ SDW 2-03100000
04/16@ SDW 11-66030200
04/15vs COLW 7-54000000
04/14vs COLW 4-24121100
Fantasy Points By Week
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2021LAD175471631421400.296.328.5560.883
2020LAD4712000300.286.286.4290.714
Total216181831421700.295.323.5410.864
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2021LAD17503010100
2020LAD410300001
Total21603310101
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/155
Birthdate:
04/29/1995
Age:
26
Hometown:
Toledo, OH
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Los Angeles Dodgers
College:
Central Michigan
MLB Experience:
0