Triston McKenzie
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 5" 165LBS | Age: 26
Draft: 2015 | Rd: CB-A, #42, Cleveland Indians | Royal Palm Beach (FL) HS
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 5 9 4.95 25 24 0 120 136 1.18
2022 11 11 2.96 31 30 0 191.1 190 0.95
2023 0 2 6.17 3 3 0 11.2 15 1.63
4 Seasons 18 23 3.76 67 63 0 356.1 383 1.05
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 25 5-9 4.95 120 136 1.18
2022 31 11-11 2.96 191.1 190 0.95
2023 3 0-2 6.17 11.2 15 1.63
4 Seasons 67 18-23 3.76 356.1 383 1.05
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2020 22 550 75 9 12.0 7.1 86.0 109.4 15.7 30.7 .206 .427 .264 .299 .412 36.0 33.1 7.1 3.24 3.76
2021 23 1975 298 29 9.7 5.9 90.3 120.1 21.6 36.2 .230 .412 .296 .322 .393 42.3 27.5 11.7 4.95 4.42
2022 24 2807 502 49 9.8 6.6 90.2 112.9 19.7 37.3 .222 .397 .268 .293 .365 40.6 25.6 5.9 2.96 3.54
2023 25 223 29 2 6.9 3.7 92.3 109.3 21.4 24.1 .191 .332 .317 .310 .337 44.8 27.8 18.5 6.17 4.01
Player 5555 904 89 9.8 6.3 89.9 120.1 20.0 36.0 .222 .403 .279 .304 .377 40.9 27.0 8.5
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .405 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

McKenzie relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(59.6%) ,
Slider
(22.4%) ,
Curveball
(17.9%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2020 40.0 29.3 18.7 12.0 29.3 50.7 20.0 6.7 28.0 33.3 16.0 4.0 12.0 7.1
2021 30.2 30.5 29.2 10.1 32.9 35.9 31.2 3.7 21.8 35.9 22.8 6.0 9.7 5.9
2022 34.3 32.3 23.5 10.0 35.7 38.4 25.9 3.6 23.1 35.1 20.7 7.8 9.8 6.6
2023 41.4 27.6 20.7 10.3 44.8 37.9 17.2 0.0 27.6 31.0 20.7 13.8 6.9 3.7
Player 33.6 31.3 24.9 10.2 34.5 38.6 26.9 3.8 23.2 35.1 21.0 7.1 9.8 6.3
MLB 44.7 23.4 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2023 Slider CLE R 50 85.0 32.4 -4.2 -11 5.3 0.6 13
2023 4-Seamer CLE R 133 92.5 11.9 3.1 21 3.2 -2.2 -41
2023 Curveball CLE R 40 79.1 50.0 -4.8 -9 7.9 0.1 2
2022 Curveball CLE R 616 79.4 51.3 -3.0 -6 7.9 0.3 4
2022 Slider CLE R 616 87.3 25.7 -7.1 -22 5.3 0.9 20
2022 4-Seamer CLE R 1,570 92.5 11.6 2.8 20 3.0 -2.7 -47
2021 Slider CLE R 378 86.4 31.4 -3.1 -9 4.9 0.5 11
2021 Curveball CLE R 356 79.3 52.2 -2.0 -4 6.1 -2.0 -24
2021 Changeup CLE R 25 86.0 21.8 -6.9 -24 10.3 -3.1 -23
2021 4-Seamer CLE R 1,215 92.1 12.5 2.5 17 3.4 -2.7 -44
2020 Slider CLE R 111 86.3 31.4 -3.7 -11 2.7 -1.4 -35
2020 4-Seamer CLE R 293 92.8 11.7 3.0 20 4.3 -2.2 -34
2020 Curveball CLE R 91 80.1 48.6 -4.9 -9 6.5 -1.4 -18
2020 Changeup CLE R 55 86.8 24.9 -3.0 -11 9.4 -3.4 -27
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2023 4-Seamer -1.4 -2 133 59.6 35 .259 .444 .391 23.0 20.0 25.0 .236 .453 .385 65.0
2023 Slider 3.4 2 50 22.4 12 .000 .000 .117 63.6 50.0 42.9 .040 .042 .147 0.0
2023 Curveball -2.0 -1 40 17.9 7 .286 .429 .307 27.8 28.6 13.3 .231 .275 .220 0.0
2022 4-Seamer 1.1 17 1,575 56.1 407 .202 .357 .289 19.6 18.4 17.4 .241 .450 .336 46.9
2022 Curveball 1.4 9 616 21.9 161 .120 .203 .154 45.0 52.8 31.1 .140 .220 .165 34.2
2022 Slider -1.8 -11 616 21.9 173 .272 .503 .342 27.0 17.3 17.8 .260 .450 .313 30.9
2021 4-Seamer -0.5 -6 1,216 61.6 322 .227 .465 .359 19.2 19.9 18.9 .259 .471 .365 44.3
2021 Slider 0.2 1 378 19.1 85 .132 .289 .232 44.2 30.6 23.0 .221 .428 .318 38.0
2021 Curveball 0.9 3 356 18.0 83 .114 .127 .136 44.4 53.0 29.9 .128 .174 .159 34.3
2021 Changeup -13.1 -3 25 1.3 5 .600 1.400 .830 36.4 40.0 66.7 .365 .662 .427 66.7
2020 4-Seamer 1.7 5 293 53.3 73 .194 .328 .262 23.7 34.2 23.6 .212 .419 .299 38.1
2020 Slider -0.2 0 111 20.2 24 .130 .391 .233 44.2 41.7 22.2 .154 .369 .237 30.8
2020 Curveball 2.8 3 91 16.5 15 .077 .077 .153 34.4 33.3 17.9 .164 .211 .234 12.5
2020 Changeup -5.3 -3 55 10.0 15 .286 .786 .457 25.0 13.3 15.4 .302 .764 .457 50.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 Curveball 40 79.1 61 12.2 7:15 7:30 -15
2023 4-Seam Fastball 133 92.5 99 19.9 12:30 12:15 15
2023 Slider 50 85.0 53 7.1 11:15 10:15 60
2022 Curveball 614 79.4 66 13.4 7:00 7:15 -15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 1,566 92.5 98 20.2 12:15 12:15 0
2022 Slider 613 87.3 61 10.9 11:45 10:45 60
2021 Changeup 25 86.0 97 18.0 1:30 1:15 15
2021 Curveball 354 79.4 68 13.0 7:00 7:00 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1,216 92.1 97 19.6 12:30 12:15 15
2021 Slider 378 86.4 42 6.8 11:30 10:15 75
2020 Changeup 54 86.8 90 14.3 2:00 1:30 30
2020 Curveball 91 80.1 59 11.0 7:15 7:15 0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 290 92.8 98 20.1 12:30 12:30 0
2020 Slider 106 86.3 44 5.4 11:30 10:45 45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2020 136 589 0 7 -1 -3 3
2021 495 1,975 7 11 -14 -9 -5
2022 783 2,981 -3 36 -12 -6 16
2023 54 223 3 1 -2 -3 -1
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2020 550 46.7 63.8 77.4 32.8 59.4 41.5 66.1 47.3 29.2 7.5 75.6
2021 1,975 45.3 69.7 82.5 30.7 52.1 43.9 63.2 48.4 27.9 6.6 76.9
2022 2,807 51.8 71.9 81.9 32.0 51.4 41.4 62.5 52.7 26.7 8.5 78.7
2023 223 45.7 68.6 74.3 25.6 51.6 46.2 51.9 45.3 32.7 5.8 76.9
Player 5,555 48.7 70.3 81.5 31.3 52.5 42.5 62.7 50.3 27.5 7.6 77.8
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2020 64 81 39 15 89 28 8 88 56 90 69 68 87 41 68 16 94
2021 36 61 43 29 35 24 18 17 23 77 14 65 77 26 58 12 89
2022 64 69 37 17 83 2 11 10 26 68 81 60 75 27 71 14 86
2023 26 58 85
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2020 25.5 7 7.7 -1 0 4 5 71.4
2021 24.1 21 17.8 3 7 13 8 38.1
2022 24.3 27 26.4 1 9 14 14 51.9
2023 23.5 1 1.6 -1 1 2 0 0.0
Player 24.3 56 53.5 3 17 33 27 48.2

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 7 8 8 7 8 8 9 8 7 6 6 8 8 7 8 7 9 9 7 8 7 8 9 8 8 7 7 9 8 8 7
2021 21 21 15 17 20 18 21 18 13 13 14 19 19 16 18 21 16 17 17 20 17 18 23 20 16 16 20 21 18 17 14
2022 27 21 24 26 28 27 28 25 22 24 25 29 28 26 27 30 25 25 27 27 27 28 30 29 20 24 29 30 27 27 27
2023 1 2 0 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 3 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 1
Player 56 52 47 52 58 55 60 52 44 44 47 58 56 50 55 60 52 52 52 57 52 57 64 59 46 48 58 62 54 53 49
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2020 2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.8 92.1 -0.7 92.5 0.4 92.5 0.0
Offspeed Velocity 86.8 86.0 -0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 83.5 83.0 -0.5 83.3 0.3 82.4 -0.9
Exit Velocity 86.0 90.3 4.3 90.2 -0.1 92.3 2.1
Launch Angle 15.7 21.6 5.9 19.7 -1.9 21.4 1.7
Barrel % 12.0 9.7 -2.3 9.8 0.1 6.9 -2.9
Hard Hit % 36.0 42.3 6.3 40.6 -1.7 44.8 4.2
Sweet Spot % 30.7 36.2 5.5 37.3 1.1 24.1 -13.2
xBA .206 .230 0.024 .222 -0.008 .191 -0.031
BA .179 .194 0.015 .201 0.007 .205 0.004
xwOBA .299 .322 0.023 .293 -0.029 .310 0.017
wOBA .264 .296 0.032 .268 -0.028 .317 0.049
xSLG .427 .412 -0.015 .397 -0.015 .332 -0.065
SLG .368 .383 0.015 .358 -0.025 .341 -0.017
K% 33.1 27.5 -5.6 25.6 -1.9 27.8 2.2
BB% 7.1 11.7 4.6 5.9 -5.8 18.5 12.6
Swing % 47.3 48.4 1.1 52.7 4.3 45.3 -7.4
Whiff% 29.2 27.9 -1.3 26.7 -1.2 32.7 6.0
In Zone % 46.7 45.3 -1.4 51.8 6.5 45.7 -6.1
Out of Zone % 53.3 54.7 1.4 48.2 -6.5 54.3 6.1
Out of Zone Swing % 32.8 30.7 -2.1 32.0 1.3 25.6 -6.4
First Pitch Swing % 34.6 34.1 -0.5 35.1 1.0 40.7 5.6
First Pitch Strike % 66.1 63.2 -2.9 62.5 -0.7 51.9 -10.6
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2020 Shifts 127 .264 70 7 10.0 57 43 75.4
2021 Shifts 474 .300 247 28 11.3 227 140 61.7
2022 Shifts 739 .267 428 29 6.8 311 193 62.1
2023 Shades 54 .317 36 3 8.3 18 9 50.0
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2020 191 15.4 46.6% 2.1% 61 21.4 0.0% 14.8%
2021 615 16.8 28.6% 1.3% 252 24.3 0.0% 13.1%
2022 875 15.9 37.6% 0.9% 284 24.4 0.0% 10.6%
2023 37 13.9 67.6% 0.0% 30 19.6 0.0% 3.3%
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Pitch Distribution