Triston McKenzie
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 5" 165LBS | Age: 25

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 11 11 2.96 31 30 0 191.1 190 0.95
3 Seasons 18 21 3.68 64 60 0 344.2 368 1.03
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 31 11-11 2.96 191.1 190 0.95
3 Seasons 64 18-21 3.68 344.2 368 1.03

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 90.1 112.9 19.5 36.9 .223 .399 .268 .294 .368 40.8 25.6 5.9 2.96 3.57
Player 5332 875 87 9.9 6.4 89.8 120.1 19.9 36.1 .224 .406 .278 .305 .381 40.9 27.0 8.1
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

McKenzie relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(55.6%) ,
Slider
(22.2%) ,
Curveball
(22.2%) ,


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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 35.9 38.4 25.7 3.2 23.1 34.1 20.3 7.8 9.8 6.6
Player 33.4 31.4 25.0 10.2 34.3 38.6 27.1 3.7 23.1 34.6 20.8 6.9 9.9 6.4
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 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 1,530 92.5 11.6 2.8 20 3.0 -2.7 -47
2022 Curveball CLE R 612 79.4 51.3 -3.1 -6 7.9 0.3 4
2022 Slider CLE R 613 87.3 25.7 -7.0 -21 5.3 0.8 19
2021 Slider CLE R 378 86.4 31.4 -3.1 -9 4.9 0.5 10
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 -4 6.1 -2.0 -25
2021 Changeup CLE R 25 86.0 21.8 -6.9 -24 10.3 -3.1 -23
2020 Changeup CLE R 55 86.8 24.9 -3.1 -11 9.4 -3.3 -26
2020 Curveball CLE R 91 80.1 48.6 -4.9 -9 6.5 -1.4 -18
2020 4-Seamer CLE R 293 92.8 11.7 3.0 20 4.3 -2.2 -33
2020 Slider CLE R 111 86.3 31.4 -3.7 -10 2.7 -1.4 -34
! 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 -1.1 -17 1,535 54.7 397 .203 .362 .290 20.0 18.6 17.7 .243 .455 .338 47.0
2022 Slider 1.6 10 613 21.8 172 .268 .494 .337 27.2 18.0 18.3 .260 .450 .313 31.4
2022 Curveball -1.4 -9 612 21.8 160 .121 .204 .155 45.0 52.5 31.0 .141 .222 .166 34.2
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 .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 610 79.4 66 13.4 7:00 7:15 -15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 1,526 92.5 98 20.2 12:15 12:15 0
2022 Slider 610 87.3 61 10.9 11:45 10:45 60
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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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 52.0 71.8 81.8 32.4 51.0 41.5 62.5 52.7 26.7 8.5 78.2
Player 5,332 48.9 70.3 81.6 31.8 52.4 42.4 63.1 50.5 27.3 7.7 77.5
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.7 7.2 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 88 28 8 87 56 90 64 68 87 49 65 16 94
2021 36 61 43 29 32 24 18 17 23 76 11 65 77 33 54 12 89
2022 63 67 36 16 80 2 11 12 25 68 77 60 79 35 69 14 86
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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 2 3 5 71.4
2021 24.1 21 19.2 2 7 14 8 38.1
2022 24.3 27 27.0 0 9 16 14 51.9
Player 24.3 55 53.9 1 18 33 27 49.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 7 8 8 8 7 8 0 7 8 8 7 8 6 6 6 9 7 8 6 8 8 9 8 7 8 9 8 8 9 7 9
2021 21 21 19 17 22 21 20 23 20 13 19 21 14 16 15 22 20 21 16 18 22 19 20 18 19 21 22 17 20 19 22
2022 27 27 27 28 27 29 28 21 29 25 28 23 24 22 26 29 31 27 27 28 31 26 26 28 27 28 31 25 29 22 31
Player 55 56 54 53 56 58 48 51 57 46 54 52 44 44 47 60 58 56 49 54 61 54 54 53 54 58 61 50 58 48 62
! 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.8 92.1 -0.7 92.5 0.4
Offspeed Velocity 86.8 86 -0.8 0 0
Breaking Velocity 83.5 83 -0.5 83.4 0.4
Exit Velocity 86 90.3 4.3 90.1 -0.2
Launch Angle 15.7 21.6 5.9 19.5 -2.1
Barrel % 12 9.7 -2.3 9.8 0.1
Hard Hit % 36 42.3 6.3 40.8 -1.5
Sweet Spot % 30.7 36.2 5.5 36.9 0.7
xBA .206 .23 0.024 .223 -0.007
BA .179 .194 0.015 .201 0.007
xwOBA .299 .322 0.023 .294 -0.028
wOBA .264 .296 0.032 .268 -0.028
xSLG .427 .412 -0.015 .399 -0.013
SLG .368 .383 0.015 .358 -0.025
K% 33.1 27.5 -5.6 25.6 -1.9
BB% 7.1 11.7 4.6 5.9 -5.8
Swing % 47.3 48.4 1.1 52.7 4.3
Whiff% 29.2 27.9 -1.3 26.7 -1.2
In Zone % 46.7 45.3 -1.4 52 6.7
Out of Zone % 53.3 54.7 1.4 48 -6.7
Out of Zone Swing % 32.8 30.7 -2.1 32.4 1.7
First Pitch Swing % 34.6 34.1 -0.5 35.1 1
First Pitch Strike % 66.1 63.2 -2.9 62.5 -0.7
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2020 127 .264 70 7 10.0 57 29 50.9
2021 474 .300 247 26 10.5 227 108 47.6
2022 727 .267 421 26 6.2 306 166 54.2

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2020 191 15.4 46.6% 2.1% 64 21.6 0.0% 18.8%
2021 616 16.8 28.6% 1.5% 267 24.4 0.0% 18.0%
2022 877 15.9 37.5% 1.1% 301 24.6 0.0% 15.6%
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Pitch Distribution