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Portrait of Triston McKenzie

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2017 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 19)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
52.0 5.23 1.59 40 3 4 0 -0.1
Birth Date8-2-1997
Height6' 5"
Weight165 lbs
Age20 years, 1 months, 21 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2013
2014
2015
2016
-0.12017
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2015 CLE Rk 4 3 12.0 1 1 0 4 3 17 0 .251 101 3.0 2.2 0.0 12.8 48% .174 .114 0.58 1.72 0.75 76 2.03 84.2
2016 LKC A 6 6 34.0 2 2 0 27 6 49 2 .257 97 7.1 1.6 0.5 13.0 40% .333 .209 0.97 1.97 3.18 63 1.04 72.7
2016 MHV A- 9 9 49.3 4 3 0 31 16 55 2 .267 100 5.7 2.9 0.4 10.0 37% .248 .202 0.95 2.65 0.55 81 2.44 91.0
2017 LYN A+ 25 25 143.0 12 6 0 105 45 186 14 .260 91 6.6 2.8 0.9 11.7 43% .283 .223 1.05 3.02 3.46 70 2.30 51.8

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

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Details

2017 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 5 4.3 0 15 15 75.2 64 26 59 10 .253 1.19 3.78 4.03 10.3 1.1
80o 4.3 4.1 0 13 13 67.0 63 25 53 10 .272 1.31 4.24 4.52 5.7 0.6
70o 3.8 4 0 12 12 61.4 61 25 48 9 .285 1.40 4.59 4.89 2.8 0.3
60o 3.4 3.9 0 11 11 56.7 60 24 45 9 .297 1.48 4.89 5.21 0.7 0.1
50o 3 3.7 0 10 10 52.4 58 23 41 9 .308 1.56 5.18 5.52 -1.1 -0.1
40o 2.7 3.6 0 10 10 48.2 57 23 38 9 .319 1.64 5.48 5.83 -2.6 -0.3
30o 2.4 3.4 0 9 9 43.9 54 22 35 8 .330 1.74 5.81 6.18 -4.0 -0.4
20o 2 3.2 0 8 8 39.1 52 21 31 8 .344 1.85 6.20 6.6 -5.3 -0.6
10o 1.6 2.9 0 6 6 32.6 47 19 26 7 .363 2.01 6.77 7.2 -6.5 -0.7
Weighted Mean33.60101051.45623409.3041.545.135.46-0.7-0.1

2017 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 9/23/2017 13:03 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 5.3 3.9 0 15 15 75.4 63 25 59 10 .251 1.18 3.78 3.98 9.5 1.0
80o 4.6 3.8 0 13 13 67.2 62 25 53 10 .270 1.30 4.26 4.49 4.8 0.5
70o 4 3.7 0 12 12 61.4 61 25 48 9 .284 1.40 4.61 4.86 2.0 0.2
60o 3.6 3.5 0 11 11 56.7 60 24 45 9 .296 1.48 4.92 5.19 -0.1 -0.0
50o 3.2 3.4 0 10 10 52.4 58 23 41 9 .308 1.56 5.22 5.51 -1.9 -0.2
40o 2.9 3.3 0 10 10 48.2 57 23 38 9 .319 1.65 5.53 5.83 -3.4 -0.4
30o 2.5 3.2 0 9 9 43.9 55 22 34 8 .331 1.74 5.87 6.19 -4.7 -0.5
20o 2.1 3 0 8 8 39.0 52 21 31 8 .346 1.86 6.27 6.62 -6.0 -0.6
10o 1.6 2.7 0 6 6 32.5 47 19 26 7 .366 2.03 6.86 7.24 -7.1 -0.8
Weighted Mean3.23.30101051.55623409.3041.545.165.44-1.5-0.2

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
3% 3% 0% 2% 3%

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2017 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20182045015159089408914.3031.444.634.968.94.08.91.40.5
20192145016169293398915.3071.444.735.069.13.88.71.50.4
20202257019191091114710718.3071.454.845.189.23.98.81.50.3
20212356018181031004810416.3001.444.805.148.74.29.11.40.3
20222445014148483408011.3081.464.544.868.94.38.61.20.5
20232568021211261266211919.3031.494.895.249.04.48.51.40.3
202426810029291811816216632.2911.344.805.149.03.18.31.60.6

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29 80 Hunter Harvey 2014 0.00 DNP
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31 79 Yeyfry Del Rosario 2013 0.00 DNP
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33 79 Miguel Sulbaran 2013 0.00 DNP
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35 79 Wilton Rodriguez 2010 0.00 DNP
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41 78 Scottie Allen 2011 0.00 DNP
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45 78 Junior Fernandez 2016 0.00 DNP
46 78 Ramon Rodriguez 2012 0.00 DNP
47 78 Jose Martinez 2013 0.00 DNP
48 78 Abel De Los Santos 2012 0.00 DNP
49 78 Daniel McGrath 2014 0.00 DNP
50 78 Oscar Armenta 2013 0.00 DNP
51 77 Arodys Vizcaino 2010 0.00 DNP
52 77 Andrew Faulkner 2012 0.00 DNP
53 77 Jaime Barria 2016 0.00 DNP
54 77 Erick Leal 2014 0.00 DNP
55 77 Jose Ramos 2016 0.00 DNP
56 77 Franderlin Romero 2012 0.00 DNP
57 77 Nick Barnese 2008 0.00 DNP
58 77 Michael Flores 2012 0.00 DNP
59 77 Will Smith 2009 0.00 DNP
60 77 Jake Thompson 2013 0.00 DNP
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62 77 Juan Alvarez 2016 0.00 DNP
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70 76 Nicholas Bucci 2010 0.00 DNP
71 76 Sergio Gomez 2013 0.00 DNP
72 76 Blake Brewer 2009 0.00 DNP
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75 76 Randy Alcantara 2016 0.00 DNP
76 76 Roman Mendez 2010 0.00 DNP
77 75 Kyle Lotzkar 2009 0.00 DNP
78 75 Alexander Santana 2013 0.00 DNP
79 75 Domingo German 2012 0.00 DNP
80 75 Carlos Lara 2013 0.00 DNP
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91 74 Stephen Gonsalves 2014 0.00 DNP
92 74 Felix Tati 2016 0.00 DNP
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95 74 Zach Phillips 2006 0.00 DNP
96 74 Ben Eckels 2013 0.00 DNP
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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2017 Due to publishing agreements, the 2017 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2017 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2016 The 42nd pick in the 2015 draft, McKenzie was bought out of his commitment to Vanderbilt thanks to an $800,000 raise over the recommended slot amount. Why would the Tribe break the bank for another hard-throwing prep pitcher when their system is already loaded with high-risk, high-reward arms? One recalls the old adage about how to develop a good pitcher: Start with three good prospects. McKenzie qualifies. His performance during his final year of high school was predictably dominant (157 strikeouts in 91 innings in a baseball-rich region), and he is tall and lean with a wicked fastball—essentially the prototype for a front-of-the-rotation starter. Best of all, he is already armed with three solid offerings (fastball, curve and change). He made his pro debut two days after turning 18, and the Arizona League didn't have a chance: 17 strikeouts, four hits, 12 innings. Sure, he's risky, but it's a numbers game, and every number in this comment says McKenzie could be a dude.

BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of September 8th-10thMark Anderson2017-09-11
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of August 31Wilson Karaman2017-09-01
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of August 25-27Mark Anderson2017-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of August 14Steve Givarz2017-08-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of August 2Steve Givarz2017-08-03
This article requires BP Premium accessThe GM Trade Game: Sonny GrayPatrick Dubuque2017-07-25
This article requires BP Premium accessThe GM Trade Game: Sonny GrayBP Staff2017-07-25
Dynasty Prospect Rankings: The 2017 Midseason Top 50Ben Carsley2017-07-12
Dynasty Prospect Rankings: The 2017 Midseason Top 50Bret Sayre2017-07-12
2017 Prospects: Midseason Top 50BP Prospect Staff2017-07-06
2017 Prospects: Midseason Top 50Jeffrey Paternostro2017-07-06
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 4Steve Givarz2017-07-05
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: June 9, 2017Wilson Karaman2017-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessWeekly Wrap: June 2, 2017Javier Barragan2017-06-02
This article requires BP Premium accessWeekly Wrap: May 19, 2017Javier Barragan2017-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 9thSteve Givarz2017-05-10
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: April 23, 2017BP Prospect Staff2017-04-24
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 18thSteve Givarz2017-04-19
BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 7-8BP Fantasy Staff2017-03-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 175 Starting PitchersBret Sayre2017-03-02
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Organizational RankingsBP Prospect Staff2017-03-02
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Organizational RankingsJeffrey Paternostro2017-03-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2018 and BeyondBen Carsley2017-02-28
2017 Prospects: The Top 101 Dynasty League ProspectsBret Sayre2017-02-23
2017 Prospects: The Top 101 Dynasty League ProspectsBen Carsley2017-02-23
2017 Prospects: The Top 101 Prospects of 2017BP Prospect Staff2017-02-13
2017 Prospects: The Top 101 Prospects of 2017Jeffrey Paternostro2017-02-13
2017 Prospects: The Top 101 Prospects, Sliced and DicedRob McQuown2017-02-13
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Cleveland Indians Top 10 ProspectsJeffrey Paternostro2017-01-31
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Cleveland Indians Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2017-01-31
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Seattle Mariners Top 10 ProspectsJeffrey Paternostro2016-12-15
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Seattle Mariners Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-12-15
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Seattle Mariners Top 10 ProspectsBrendan Gawlowski2016-12-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: August 29, 2016BP Prospect Staff2016-08-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of August 19-21Christopher Crawford2016-08-22
This article requires BP Premium accessWeekly Wrap: August 5, 2016Will Haines2016-08-05
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, July 25thChristopher Crawford2016-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 19thMark Anderson2016-07-20
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 1-4Christopher Crawford2016-07-05
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 28thWilson Karaman2016-06-29
Mocking the Draft: The 2016 Name GameBen Carsley2016-06-09
Mocking the Draft: The 2016 Name GameCraig Goldstein2016-06-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2017 and BeyondBen Carsley2016-02-29
2016 Prospects: Cleveland Indians Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-01-15
2016 Prospects: Cleveland Indians Top 10 ProspectsChristopher Crawford2016-01-15
Dynasty League Rankings: The Top 50 Signees From 2015Bret Sayre2016-01-07
Best of BP 2015: The Name GameCraig Goldstein2015-12-28
Best of BP 2015: The Name GameBen Carsley2015-12-28


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-09-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Rank these pitchers and if you keep two who do keep: Mitch Keller, Triston McKenzie, Chance Adams, Sixto Sanchez, Jason Groome? Thanks JP
(Jquinton82 from NY)
Based on my very limited expertise in fantasy/prospect stuff: Sixto, Keller, Groome, McKenzie, Adams. Keep an eye on Groome's injury, though. Keep Sixto and Keller. (Nicolas Stellini)
2017-07-25 20:00:00 (link to chat)Were you surprised Triston McKenzie wasn't assigned to the Midwest league this year? Doesn't seem like he needed it, now.
(Steve from CLEVELAND)
Mainly disappointed. He'd looked so good last year that it made sense Cleveland would want to push him.
-Emmett (Emmett Rosenbaum & Nathan Graham)
2017-07-06 12:00:00 (link to chat)Over under 1.5 guys from today's list being traded in the next month?
(Bwe206 from Myspace.com)
We had a long discussion at the Camden Yards event about the highest prospect likely to get dealt. I think we came up with Triston McKenzie. Alex Verdugo might be the better answer, although the Dodgers sound inclined to hold onto him. I guess never bet against Dombrowksi going nuts, but I'm gonna take the under. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-06-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)So gut feeling who do you think will be the biggest prospect traded at the deadline?
(Mike from NY)
We had an interesting discussion at the Baltimore event about this. I think I landed on Triston McKenzie or Kyle Tucker. (Jarrett Seidler)
2016-09-07 19:00:00 (link to chat)So where do you think Victor Robles starts next year in the minors and do you see another Robles guy coming up from rookie ball and SS-A?
(Mike from NY)
Love me some Victor Robles. The injury might mean he spends a couple months in High-A next year, but the Nats are aggressive and if he looks good enough in spring, he could get a Double-A assignment.

I don't think anyone exploded quite as much this year as Robles did last year. It's really, really, really hard for an short-season guy to jump from off the map to a global top 30 prospect. Maybe Triston McKenzie or Szapucki? (Jarrett Seidler)
2016-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Triston McKenzie has had a very nice start this season, and he was exceptional in AZL last year. He has a lot of projection, but where do you think he ends up as an OFP?
(Steve from Cleveland)
I haven't seen him in awhile, and he's the type of super-projectable player that holds the potential to make adjustments very quickly. I've heard positive things though, and especially if you're not concerned about the lankiness of the frame (if it is really "projectable" or just "skinny"), you got to be even more on board. He's a high-makeup guy who is very athletic and showed the arm-speed and crisp, lively movement on his pitches to project large when he was coming out of the draft. (Adam McInturff)
2016-03-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)Which group sucks less? Anthony Alford, Rusney Castillo, Manuel Margot, Brett Phillips, Nick Williams,Spencer Adams, Mark Appel, Dylan Cease, Josh Hader, James Kapeielian, Triston McKenzie,Vince Velasquez or Blake Swihart, Jon Singleton, Dansby Swanson, Alex Jackson, Clayton Blackburn,Tyrell Jenkins, Rob Kaminsky, Zach Lee, Keuy Mella, Justin Nicolino, Aaron Nola, Tyler Jay. God these teams are awful.
(Clark from The 19th Hole)
The first group, but you're right, but they're both bad. (Mike Gianella)
2016-03-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Mr. Karaman. Any chance you can shed some light on Michael Kopech, Triston McKenzie & Stephen Gonsalves. Or are these pitching prospects not worth the time.
(David from Atlantis)
Yep. Kopech's got the nastiest front to his arsenal:

Kopech: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=28502
McKenzie: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=28224
Gonsalves didn't make our Twins list (that system is deeeep), but he's a guy that could emerge quickly if he can develop a breaking ball. (Wilson Karaman)
2016-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Mr. Crawford. Any chance you can hit us with some knowledge on Michael Kopech, Triston McKenzie & Michael Gonsalves. Or was it stupid to even bother you with.
(David from Atlantis)
It's only stupid to bother me if I haven't eaten and/or am sleepy. I'm only one of the two right now so that's okay.

Kopech is fun; plus-plus fastball, plus slider, feel for missing bats. If the change can be more than a third pitch/he can throw enough strikes, he could be a No. 2. Nonzero chance he ends up in the bullpen, however.

McKenzie is almost entirely projection, but projection is fun. A chance for three above-average pitches, learning to repeat the delivery. I just don't know if he'll be durable enough to pitch in a rotation.

I assume you mean Stephen Gonsalves here, and he's also fun. Gets downhill with the fastball, plus change. Just needs to show more consistency with the breaking ball and he's a mid-rotation guy, too. (Christopher Crawford)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Triston McKenzie has thrown 2 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2017, including pitches thrown in . In 2017, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph).