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Zach McKinstry
Trending: ↑ 10%
2B | B/T: L/R | 6' 0" 180LBS | Age: 25

Draft: 2016 | Rd: 33, #1001, Los Angeles Dodgers | Central Michigan
MLB Pipeline Rank
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 95 89 17 34 7 26 0 .382 .421 .753 1.174
Career Minors 1403 1226 182 331 30 149 23 .270 .357 .416 .773
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .382 7 26 0 1.174
Career Minors .270 30 149 23 .773

Standard Minor League Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGLGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2016 2 Teams Minors 45 182 159 19 40 5 3 0 14 15 32 6 2 5 .252 .333 .321 .654
2016 AZL Dodgers AZL ROK 4 17 17 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 .176 .176 .294 .471
2016 Great Lakes Loons MID A(Full) 41 165 142 18 37 5 2 0 14 15 29 6 1 5 .261 .350 .324 .674
2017 3 Teams Minors 114 469 410 54 98 21 1 4 33 52 105 7 3 5 .239 .331 .324 .656
2017 Great Lakes Loons MID A(Full) 17 69 52 10 16 7 0 1 3 17 10 2 1 0 .308 .478 .500 .978
2017 Tulsa Drillers TEX AA 15 45 39 5 10 1 1 0 2 6 8 0 0 0 .256 .356 .333 .689
2017 Rancho Cucamonga Quakes CAL A(Adv) 82 355 319 39 72 13 0 3 28 29 87 5 2 5 .226 .299 .295 .594
2018 3 Teams Minors 76 273 227 39 64 11 4 7 24 37 59 2 1 9 .282 .403 .458 .861
2018 Great Lakes Loons MID A(Full) 18 72 53 12 20 2 2 3 8 16 16 2 1 3 .377 .542 .660 1.202
2018 Rancho Cucamonga Quakes CAL A(Adv) 33 114 91 20 28 7 1 2 8 17 22 0 0 6 .308 .447 .473 .920
2018 Tulsa Drillers TEX AA 25 87 83 7 16 2 1 2 8 4 21 0 0 0 .193 .230 .313 .543
2019 2 Teams Minors 121 479 430 70 129 24 6 19 78 43 92 8 9 3 .300 .366 .516 .882
2019 Tulsa Drillers TEX AA 95 384 341 53 95 16 4 12 52 37 74 8 8 3 .279 .352 .455 .807
2019 Oklahoma City Dodgers PCL AAA 26 95 89 17 34 8 2 7 26 6 18 0 1 0 .382 .421 .753 1.174

Scouting Report

2020

While McKinstry showed some promising contact skills and defensive ability in two seasons at Central Michigan, he didn't hit the ball with much authority or draw a lot of attention as a Draft-eligible sophomore in 2016. After the Dodgers took a 33rd-round flier on him and signed him two days before the deadline for $100,000, he reached Double-A during his first full pro season but began 2018 back in low Class A. He finally broke out last year, hitting .300/.366/.516 with 19 homers between Double-A and Triple-A to claim a spot on the 40-man roster.

McKinstry has grown into solid raw power since adding strength and some loft to his left-handed stroke. Though he has gotten more aggressive at the plate, he still makes regular contact and draws his share of walks. He has solid speed out of the batter's box but it doesn't translate into basestealing prowess.

With his quickness and plus arm strength, McKinstry is a quality defender at second base (his primary position), similar if a bit more erratic at third base and capable at shortstop. He also saw brief action at all three outfield spots last season. His combination of offensive ability and versatility could make him a lefty-hitting version of Chris Taylor.


Transactions

Team Date Transaction
08/06/2020 Los Angeles Dodgers optioned 2B Zach McKinstry to Dodgers Alternate Training Site.
08/05/2020 Los Angeles Dodgers recalled 2B Zach McKinstry from Dodgers Alternate Training Site.
03/10/2020 Los Angeles Dodgers optioned 2B Zach McKinstry to Oklahoma City Dodgers.
11/20/2019 Los Angeles Dodgers selected the contract of Zach McKinstry from Oklahoma City Dodgers.
08/03/2019 2B Zach McKinstry assigned to Oklahoma City Dodgers from Tulsa Drillers.
03/01/2019 IF Zach McKinstry assigned to Los Angeles Dodgers.
07/24/2018 2B Zach McKinstry assigned to Tulsa Drillers from Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.
06/17/2018 Rancho Cucamonga Quakes activated SS Zach McKinstry from the temporarily inactive list.
06/14/2018 Rancho Cucamonga Quakes placed SS Zach McKinstry on the temporarily inactive list.
05/31/2018 SS Zach McKinstry assigned to Rancho Cucamonga Quakes from Great Lakes Loons.
05/24/2018 Great Lakes Loons activated SS Zach McKinstry from the 7-day disabled list.
04/23/2018 Great Lakes Loons placed SS Zach McKinstry on the 7-day disabled list.
04/02/2018 3B Zach McKinstry assigned to Great Lakes Loons from Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.
02/24/2018 3B Zach McKinstry assigned to Los Angeles Dodgers.
08/01/2017 3B Zach McKinstry assigned to Rancho Cucamonga Quakes from Tulsa Drillers.
07/31/2017 3B Zach McKinstry assigned to Tulsa Drillers from Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.
06/30/2017 3B Zach McKinstry assigned to Rancho Cucamonga Quakes from Tulsa Drillers.
06/09/2017 3B Zach McKinstry assigned to Tulsa Drillers from Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.
05/11/2017 3B Zach McKinstry assigned to Rancho Cucamonga Quakes from Great Lakes Loons.
05/04/2017 3B Zach McKinstry assigned to Great Lakes Loons from Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.
04/19/2017 3B Zach McKinstry assigned to Rancho Cucamonga Quakes from Great Lakes Loons.
03/18/2017 2B Zach McKinstry assigned to Los Angeles Dodgers.
07/20/2016 3B Zach McKinstry assigned to Great Lakes Loons from AZL Dodgers.
07/16/2016 SS Zach McKinstry assigned to AZL Dodgers.
07/13/2016 Los Angeles Dodgers signed SS Zach McKinstry.
07/07/2016 2B Zach McKinstry assigned to Great Lakes Loons.
07/05/2016 Los Angeles Dodgers signed 3B Zach McKinstry.