Triston McKenzie
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 5" 165LBS | Age: 24

Draft: 2015 | Rd: CB-A, #42, Cleveland Indians | Royal Palm Beach (FL) HS
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 2 3 2.97 7 6 0 36.1 34 0.96
3 Seasons 9 13 4.27 40 36 0 189.2 212 1.09
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 7 2-3 2.97 36.1 34 0.96
3 Seasons 40 9-13 4.27 189.2 212 1.09

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 7.1 86.0 109.4 15.7 30.7 .206 .427 .264 .299 .412 36.0 33.1 7.1 3.24 3.74
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 24 482 73 5 6.8 4.3 92.2 110.4 21.9 32.9 .229 .396 .277 .308 .370 49.3 26.1 7.8 2.76 3.31
Player 3007 446 43 9.6 5.8 89.9 120.1 20.6 34.8 .225 .412 .288 .316 .393 42.4 28.2 10.3
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 169.8 12.1 32.9 .246 .408 .317 .316 .370 35.6 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

McKenzie relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(63.3%) ,
Curveball
(20.1%) ,
Slider
(16.6%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2022 4-Seam Fastball 305 188 117 63.3 92.2 69 58 12 7 5 0 0 13 46 .207 .270 .293 .473 .290 .368 92.7 22 2301 6.9 19.9 13.8
2022 Curveball 97 41 56 20.1 79.2 24 23 3 2 1 0 0 9 14 .130 .145 .174 .211 .157 .173 89.2 20 2171 6.6 28.6 23.1
2022 Slider 80 69 11 16.6 87.6 22 21 6 3 2 0 1 8 13 .286 .208 .524 .384 .369 .269 85.0 10 2174 6.8 30.2 20.5
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1,216 614 602 61.6 92.1 322 273 62 29 17 0 16 64 210 .227 .259 .465 .472 .348 .364 91.0 24 2256 6.8 19.2 18.9
2021 Slider 378 322 56 19.1 86.4 85 76 10 6 0 0 4 26 50 .132 .222 .289 .429 .230 .318 88.6 17 2162 6.7 44.2 23.0
2021 Curveball 356 86 270 18.0 79.3 83 79 9 8 1 0 0 44 35 .114 .128 .127 .175 .133 .159 85.3 8 2147 6.6 44.4 29.9
2021 Changeup 25 2 23 1.3 86.0 5 5 3 1 1 0 1 2 3 .600 .365 1.400 .662 .825 .427 101.6 18 1622 6.9 36.4 66.7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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 35.6 34.2 20.5 9.6 31.5 41.1 27.4 4.1 16.4 39.7 21.9 11.0 6.8 4.3
Player 32.7 30.9 26.0 10.3 32.1 39.2 28.7 4.3 22.0 36.1 21.5 6.5 9.6 5.8
MLB 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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
2022 4-Seamer CLE R 305 92.2 11.8 2.6 18 3.1 -2.7 -46
2022 Curveball CLE R 97 79.2 51.7 -2.6 -5 7.7 -0.1 -1
2022 Slider CLE R 80 87.6 24.7 -7.9 -24 5.6 1.3 29
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
2021 Curveball CLE R 356 79.3 52.2 -1.9 -3 6.1 -2.0 -25
2021 Slider CLE R 378 86.4 31.4 -3.1 -9 4.9 0.4 8
2020 4-Seamer CLE R 293 92.8 11.7 3.0 20 4.3 -2.2 -33
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 -3.1 -11 9.4 -3.3 -26
2020 Slider CLE R 111 86.3 31.4 -3.6 -10 2.7 -1.5 -35
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer -0.7 -2 305 63.3 69 .207 .293 .288 19.9 18.8 13.8 .270 .473 .368 56.5
2022 Curveball -1.2 -1 97 20.1 24 .130 .174 .156 28.6 37.5 23.1 .145 .211 .174 35.7
2022 Slider 3.1 2 80 16.6 22 .286 .524 .359 30.2 36.4 20.5 .208 .384 .267 38.5
2021 4-Seamer 0.5 6 1,216 61.6 322 .227 .465 .359 19.2 19.9 18.9 .259 .472 .365 44.3
2021 Slider -0.2 -1 378 19.1 85 .132 .289 .232 44.2 30.6 23.0 .222 .429 .319 38.0
2021 Curveball -0.9 -3 356 18.0 83 .114 .127 .136 44.4 53.0 29.9 .128 .175 .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 .155 .370 .238 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.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
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
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
2022 Curveball 97 79.2 67 13.5 7:15 7:15 0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 303 92.2 98 20.3 12:15 12:15 0
2022 Slider 77 87.5 62 11.8 11:45 11:00 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 115 482 -2 -2 3 1 -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 44.0 63.2 48.4 27.9 6.7 77.3
2022 482 54.8 70.1 84.3 23.4 49.0 41.9 62.6 49.0 23.3 8.1 79.5
Player 3,007 47.1 68.7 82.0 30.1 53.2 43.2 63.6 48.3 27.4 7.1 77.4
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.3 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2020 64 81 39 15 89 28 8 87 56 90 69 68 64 48 65 16
2021 37 62 43 30 36 24 18 17 23 77 14 65 37 32 54 12
2022 63 68 62 53 62 34 56 7 11 70 56 36 63 31 66 13
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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 7.4 0.0 2 5 3 42.9
2021 24.1 21 18.9 2.0 8 15 7 33.3
2022 25.0 1 1.7 -1.0 1 2 0 0.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 7 8 7 8 9 8 0 8 7 8 7 7 5 6 7 8 6 8 7 8 3 7 8 7 7 8 8 8 9 7 9
2021 21 22 19 18 22 17 20 23 17 14 21 20 13 16 15 23 15 23 16 22 10 18 20 19 19 23 22 18 21 18 22
2022 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 2 3 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 3 1 3 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 2 1
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.8 92.1 -0.7 92.2 0.1
Offspeed Velocity 86.8 86 -0.8 0 0
Breaking Velocity 83.5 83 -0.5 83 0
Exit Velocity 86 90.3 4.3 92.2 1.9
Launch Angle 15.7 21.6 5.9 21.9 0.3
Barrel % 12 9.7 -2.3 6.8 -2.9
Hard Hit % 36 42.3 6.3 49.3 7
Sweet Spot % 30.7 36.2 5.5 32.9 -3.3
xBA .206 .23 0.024 .229 -0.001
BA .179 .194 0.015 .206 0.012
xwOBA .299 .322 0.023 .308 -0.014
wOBA .264 .296 0.032 .277 -0.019
xSLG .427 .412 -0.015 .396 -0.016
SLG .368 .383 0.015 .314 -0.069
K% 33.1 27.5 -5.6 26.1 -1.4
BB% 7.1 11.7 4.6 7.8 -3.9
Swing % 47.3 48.4 1.1 49 0.6
Whiff% 29.2 27.9 -1.3 23.3 -4.6
In Zone % 46.7 45.3 -1.4 54.8 9.5
Out of Zone % 53.3 54.7 1.4 45.2 -9.5
Out of Zone Swing % 32.8 30.7 -2.1 23.4 -7.3
First Pitch Swing % 34.6 34.1 -0.5 31.3 -2.8
First Pitch Strike % 66.1 63.2 -2.9 62.6 -0.6
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2020 127 .264 70 7 10.0 57 29 50.9
2021 495 .296 258 30 11.6 237 113 47.7
2022 115 .277 72 5 6.9 43 18 41.9

Pitch Distribution