Triston McKenzie

Born: 08/02/1997 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'5''
Weight: 165
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 1st Rd. (#42 overall), 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CLE)
Entry Point: High School
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: July 8th, 2018
Dates Seen: 2x -- June 28/July 8, 2018
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Akron RubberDucks
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Tall, extremely narrow/wiry, loose and athletic actions, though not as projectable as he looks. Will always be thin.
Mechanical Notes
Fluid and athletic semi-windup, repeats extremely well; on-line finish w/ clean release; clean arm-circle w/ OT slot.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 40 55 Backend Starter High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 50 Control/command make FB a playable pitch right now. Future average pitch against ML hitters as he adds velo.
Control/command make FB a playable pitch right now. Future average pitch against ML hitters as he adds velo.
Fastball Velocity 40 50 89 88-93 Below-avg present velo, dips into the 87-88 range later in starts and would be hittable back through the lineup against ML bats right now. Will hold velo better as he matures.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 50 Loose arm gets FB on hitters quickly, occasional late hop. Keeps consistent downhill.
Loose arm gets FB on hitters quickly, occasional late hop. Keeps consistent downhill.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 50 55 Consistently works in the lower-third, commanding better down/armside. Polished command for his age that will finish future above-avg.
Consistently works in the lower-third, commanding better down/armside. Polished command for his age that will finish future above-avg.
Curveball
Curveball 50 55 77 74-78 Shapely CB, long depth w/ consistent 11-to-5 shape. Best pitch, would play average at ML level right now, future above-avg.
Shapely CB, long depth w/ consistent 11-to-5 shape. Best pitch, would play average at ML level right now, future above-avg.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 50 85 84-86 Currently acts more like a 2sm, close in velo to FB w/ short armside dive. Shows more to LHH w/ glimpses of better movement; has the tools to find average CH in time.
Currently acts more like a 2sm, close in velo to FB w/ short armside dive. Shows more to LHH w/ glimpses of better movement; has the tools to find average CH in time.
Control
Control 55 60 Polished strikethrower, pounds the zone at will, always ahead in counts. FB/CB are two main pitches, will need to develop and incorporate CH more as there isn't enough raw stuff to survive as a starter w/ a two-pitch mix.
Polished strikethrower, pounds the zone at will, always ahead in counts. FB/CB are two main pitches, will need to develop and incorporate CH more as there isn't enough raw stuff to survive as a starter w/ a two-pitch mix.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Plus Plus
Athleticism Plus Plus
Pitchability Average Plus
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Control and pitchability give ceiling of #4 starter. Lack of durability or one true impact pitch adds risk to him reaching that ceiling, but carries a high floor as a strike-throwing backend type.