Triston McKenzie Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 165 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/2/1997 (23)
Triston McKenzie Season Stats
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Triston McKenzie News
Cleveland Indians pitcher Triston McKenzie is being recalled and could pitch Saturday against the Mariners. McKenzie was sent down to the minors on June 2nd after struggling with the Indians. Before being moved down, McKenzie was sporting a 6.36 ERA pitching in 41 2/3 frames. He's coming back to the big leagues to replace Cal Quantrill in Cleveland's pitching rotation. Hopefully, the right-hander can make the most of having another opportunity with the Indians.
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Triston McKenzie pitched 5 1/3 innings while allowing no runs on two hits and two walks and striking out four for AAA Columbus on Sunday. It is nice to see McKenzie working things out in AAA for Columbus as he needs to cut back on the walks to have success at the Major League level. It likely will not be long before he makes his next start for Cleveland as they are still in need of starting pitching, especially after the struggles they have seen from Cal Quantrill, Sam Hentges, and Eli Morgan in recent starts. McKenzie still poses much risk to fantasy players, but the potential is very real.
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Triston McKenzie struck out 10 batters across 5 1/3 innings pitched in Sunday's 8-6 loss to the Chicago White in game one of a doubleheader. Unfortunately, McKenzie also allowed five earned runs on four hits and two walks in this one. McKenzie has great stuff, but he is not always capable of controlling it. The Indians will likely need to rely on him moving forward as their rotation has been banged up and/or not performing up to expectations, but fantasy players would be wise to let McKenzie work his struggles out on the field and not their fantasy teams.
Cleveland Indians rookie starting pitcher Triston McKenzie has the stuff that makes fantasy managers swoon. It's easy to fall in love with a guy that generates a 26% K-BB, fed by 35% Chase and 12.4% Swinging Strike rates. McKenzie manipulated four pitches to success, led by a slider that generated 41.7% strikeout and only 55% contact rates. It's also worth noting that he only allowed a single hit on his curveball that he threw 91 times. McKenzie should have a fruitful 2021, even allowing for a little regression due to a .217 BABIP and 84% LOB, but he is not without risk. The primary concern will be ensuring he stays on the mound. McKenzie has had health issues that hopefully major league conditioning can resolve. Assuming he has a rotation spot, he should be a full commit, but keep in mind his innings will be limited as a rookie. Even with the minor risks, an ADP of 161 might be the perfect time to take a chance on an upside pick like McKenzie.