“Wonder Twins power activate! In the form of a string bean!” That’s what goes through my mind every time I see Triston McKenzie. If Triston McKenzie and Deivi Garcia were ever on a seesaw, they’d both be in the air with their legs dangling. Triston McKenzie doing indoor skydiving is just him pinned against the ceiling until the wind is shut off. Triston McKenzie was in his high school play, which was an adaptation of Forrest Gump, and McKenzie played the part of the feather. Once Triston McKenzie forgot his house keys and slipped in through the mail slot. Okay, get out all your shizzes and giggles. Triston McKenzie is skinny eh eff. He’s listed as 160 pounds, which is normal-ish. Dot dot dot. For a man a foot shorter than him! He’s six-five! Haha, dubya tee eff. Instead of chewing gum, chew bacon! Instead of using toothpaste, use milkshakes! (I’m not exactly Mr. Quote-The-Simpsons, but that line never gets old for me.) Okay, now that I spent one word for every pound on how much Stretch McKenzie weighs, can we talk about how he had the stats this year in the majors that we wanted from Sixto Sanchez? Acksually, McKenzie had the stats we wanted from Max Scherzer. McKenzie had a 11.3 K/9, 2.4 BB/9 in 33 1/3 IP, and now I swoon like the audience mesmerized by his feather portrayal. To step back a little further to catch you up, before we go into his 2021 projections. Prospect Mike (member him?) said two years ago, “(Triston) does have a plus fastball and curve with decent control, so don’t put me down as a hater. His 2018 was spent in Double-A, where he whiffed 87 batters in 90 innings with a 2.68 ERA, and I’d like to kick Grey in the balls.” What the eff? So, the reason I went back two years is Triston McKenzie didn’t throw last year. More on that in a bit. So, what can we expect from Triston McKenzie for 2021 fantasy baseball?

We had some laughs at Triston McKenzie rocking a Kate Moss figurine, but it’s actually an issue. Not to get all Tony Little on his ass, but he needs to build up muscle. In 2019, he had an upper back injury that was supposed to be a six-weeks-long thing and ended up causing him to not throw a pitch in a game in 2019. Upper back is code for shoulder, by the way. Gumby is thicc compared to Stretch McKenzie, and if he has no muscle mass he’s going to struggle to throw hard for long period times. Case in point:  His fastball velocity fell this season from his debut of 95 MPH to 93 MPH in the matter of one month. Over the course of a full season, Stretch Armweak is going to need to stand next to a pitching machine and mime throwing. He could show up at camp in 2021 with more stamina, but as of right now I’ve never started a post with more enthusiasm only to get to the middle and want to start looking at a different pitcher. On the flip side (though with McKenzie there is no flip side, it’s just a long line that is transparent), McKenzie was able to throw 143 IP in 2017, and maybe he was just injured in 2019, and is beyond that now. Plus, Cleveland craps out top-notch starters like it craps out women who think Drew Carey is handsome. Stretch Armweak might be a guy who dominates for the first two months of the season then fades, which has value in redraft leagues. In conclusion, if he shows up with more muscle mass than a cracker and doesn’t make me want to call him Triscuit McKenzie, then I might go all-in on him, but, for now, I’m super hesitant he has enough stamina for a six-month season. For 2021, I’ll give Triston McKenzie projections of 7-3/3.76/1.12/98 in 84 IP.

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jayj
jayj
1 year ago

($19)Trevor bauer or ($0)Luis robert dynasty 16 man. thanks.

Dave D
Dave D
1 year ago

More….

Round 35
R35-13
11/14 11:13 AM
Ji-Man Choi1B
R35-12
11/14 11:03 AM
Mike TauchmanOF
R35-11
11/14 10:31 AM
Matt Carpenter3B
R35-10
11/14 10:25 AM
Yoshi TsutsugoOF
R35-9
11/14 10:20 AM
Austin BarnesC(A)
R35-8
11/14 10:20 AM
Orlando ArciaSS(A)
R35-7
11/14 9:20 AM
Danny DuffyP
R35-6
11/14 9:00 AM
Nick WittgrenP
R35-5
11/14 9:00 AM
Francisco MejiaC(A)
R35-4
11/14 6:32 AM
Khris DavisUT(A)
R35-3
11/14 6:32 AM
Brendan McKayP(A)
R35-2
11/14 6:32 AM
Luis GarciaP
R35-1
11/14 5:17 AM
Ross StriplingP
Round 34
R34-15
11/14 5:17 AM
Monte HarrisonOF
R34-14
11/14 4:28 AM
Aristides AquinoOF
R34-13
11/14 1:56 AM
Chad GreenP(A)
R34-12
11/14 12:56 AM
Jon GrayP(A)
R34-11
11/13 11:56 PM
Jose LeclercP
R34-10
11/13 11:50 PM
Rick PorcelloP
R34-9
11/13 11:40 PM
Jose QuintanaP
R34-8
11/13 11:35 PM
Joe JimenezP
R34-7
11/13 11:04 PM
Adrian HouserP(A)
R34-6
11/13 11:04 PM
Brendan Rodgers2B
R34-5
11/13 11:02 PM
Tyler DuffeyP
R34-4
11/13 10:56 PM
Gregory SotoP(A)
R34-3
11/13 10:56 PM
Pete FairbanksP
R34-2
11/13 10:51 PM
Anderson TejedaSS(A)
R34-1
11/13 10:51 PM
Leury GarciaSS(A)
Round 33
R33-15
11/13 10:51 PM
Kyle HigashiokaC(A)
R33-14
11/13 9:51 PM
Lucas SimsP
R33-13
11/13 9:51 PM
Stephen PiscottyOF
R33-12
11/13 9:14 PM
Roberto PerezC(A)
R33-11
11/13 9:14 PM
Josh StaumontP
R33-10
11/13 9:12 PM
Rowan WickP
R33-9
11/13 9:08 PM
Chad Pinder2B
R33-8
11/13 9:03 PM
Mallex SmithOF(A)
R33-7
11/13 9:03 PM
Chris MartinP
R33-6
11/13 8:54 PM
Ryan HelsleyP
R33-5
11/13 8:41 PM
Reyes MorontaP
R33-4
11/13 8:30 PM
Nomar MazaraOF
R33-3
11/13 7:43 PM
Victor GonzalezP(A)
R33-2
11/13 7:43 PM
Lewis BrinsonOF
R33-1
11/13 7:40 PM
Codi HeuerP
Round 32
R32-15
11/13 7:40 PM
Roberto OsunaP
R32-14
11/13 7:39 PM
Tucker BarnhartC
R32-13
11/13 7:37 PM
Andrew KniznerC(A)
R32-12
11/13 7:37 PM
Rich HillP(A)
R32-11
11/13 7:37 PM
Archie BradleyP
R32-10
11/13 7:26 PM
Julio RodriguezOF
R32-9
11/13 7:13 PM
Daniel LynchP
R32-8
11/13 7:00 PM
Shin-Soo ChooOF
R32-7
11/13 6:46 PM
Harrison BaderOF
R32-6
11/13 6:43 PM
Rio Ruiz3B
R32-5
11/13 6:33 PM
Andrelton SimmonsSS
R32-4
11/13 6:33 PM
Edwin EncarnacionUT
R32-3
11/13 6:30 PM
Trevor RogersP
R32-2
11/13 6:08 PM
Dean KremerP(A)
R32-1
11/13 6:08 PM
Spencer Torkelson3B
Round 31
R31-15
11/13 6:07 PM
A.J. PukP
R31-14
11/13 6:07 PM
Yimi GarciaP(A)
R31-13
11/13 5:07 PM
Colin Moran1B
R31-12
11/13 5:06 PM
Bryse WilsonP
R31-11
11/13 5:02 PM
Matt ShoemakerP
R31-10
11/13 5:02 PM
Jeter DownsSS
R31-9
11/13 4:44 PM
Miles MikolasP
R31-8
11/13 4:43 PM
Kevin Newman2B(A)
R31-7
11/13 3:43 PM
Adam Frazier2B(A)
R31-6
11/13 3:43 PM
Alex WoodP
R31-5
11/13 3:30 PM
Logan GilbertP
R31-4
11/13 3:27 PM
Miguel CabreraUT
R31-3
11/13 3:18 PM
Luis PatinoP(A)
R31-2
11/13 3:18 PM
Asdrubal Cabrera3B
R31-1
11/13 3:13 PM
Kris BubicP
Round 30
R30-15
11/13 3:13 PM
Nick PivettaP
R30-14
11/13 3:08 PM
Donovan Solano2B
R30-13
11/13 3:00 PM
Rafael DolisP(A)
R30-12
11/13 2:59 PM
Travis Shaw3B(A)
R30-11
11/13 8:43 PM
Jose GarciaSS
R30-10
11/13 2:52 PM
Jose TrevinoC
R30-9
11/13 2:19 PM
Austin GomberP(A)
R30-8
11/13 2:19 PM
Spencer HowardP
R30-7
11/13 1:58 PM
Luis TorrensC(A)
R30-6
11/13 1:58 PM
Adrian MorejonP
R30-5
11/13 1:06 PM
Roman QuinnOF(A)
R30-4
11/13 1:06 PM
Nico Hoerner2B
R30-3
11/13 1:01 PM
DJ StewartOF
R30-2
11/13 1:00 PM
Chance SiscoC(A)
R30-1
11/13 1:00 PM
Justin DunnP

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah, I took Puk in 1st DC but passed this one because I took Manning. Good flyer IMO, too.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I also grabbed Luis Garcia-HOU. He has a pretty live arm. Have you seen any of him. If he cuts down on walks he could be pretty good I think.

Dave D
Dave D
1 year ago

Not sure where I left off, I had a crazy Friday in the office:

Round 29
R29-15
11/13 1:00 PM
Pat Valaika2B(A)
R29-14
11/13 12:00 PM
Edward OlivaresOF(A)
R29-13
11/13 11:00 AM
Alec MillsP
R29-12
11/13 10:52 AM
Hunter RenfroeOF
R29-11
11/13 10:52 AM
Miguel AndujarOF
R29-10
11/13 10:51 AM
Adbert AlzolayP(A)
R29-9
11/13 10:51 AM
J.A. HappP
R29-8
11/13 10:49 AM
Scott BarlowP(A)
R29-7
11/13 10:49 AM
Jonathan HernandezP(A)
R29-6
11/13 9:49 AM
Niko GoodrumSS
R29-5
11/13 8:43 PM
Mike Brosseau3B(A)
R29-4
11/13 9:43 AM
Gregory PolancoOF(A)
R29-3
11/13 9:43 AM
Cristian PacheOF
R29-2
11/13 9:42 AM
Zack BrittonP
R29-1
11/13 9:30 AM
Garrett CrochetP
Round 28
R28-15
11/13 9:30 AM
Jared OlivaOF
R28-14
11/13 9:25 AM
Hunter HarveyP
R28-13
11/13 9:14 AM
Tyler O`NeillOF(A)
R28-12
11/13 9:14 AM
Franchy CorderoOF(A)
R28-11
11/13 9:57 AM
Kyle WrightP(A)
R28-10
11/13 8:14 AM
J.P. CrawfordSS
R28-9
11/13 8:08 AM
Jason HeywardOF
R28-8
11/13 7:37 AM
Luke WeaverP(A)
R28-7
11/13 7:37 AM
Trevor MayP
R28-6
11/13 6:41 AM
Carter Kieboom3B
R28-5
11/13 1:40 AM
Blake TreinenP(A)
R28-4
11/13 1:40 AM
Clarke SchmidtP(A)
R28-3
11/13 11:33 PM
Martin MaldonadoC(A)
R28-2
11/13 1:40 AM
Jacob StallingsC
R28-1
11/13 1:24 AM
Taylor TrammellOF(A)
Round 27
R27-15
11/13 1:24 AM
Robbie GrossmanOF(A)
R27-14
11/13 12:24 AM
Garrett RichardsP
R27-13
11/13 12:23 AM
Jose IglesiasSS
R27-12
11/13 12:14 AM
Luis Garcia2B
R27-11
11/13 12:12 AM
Tejay AntoneP(A)
R27-10
11/13 12:12 AM
Kevin KiermaierOF(A)
R27-9
11/13 12:12 AM
Nate Lowe1B(A)
R27-8
11/13 12:12 AM
Omar NarvaezC(A)
R27-7
11/13 12:12 AM
Joey Votto1B(A)
R27-6
11/13 12:12 AM
Victor CaratiniC(A)
R27-5
11/13 12:12 AM
Emmanuel ClaseP
R27-4
11/13 12:03 AM
Mike MinorP(A)
R27-3
11/13 12:03 AM
Adley RutschmanC(A)
R27-2
11/13 12:02 AM
Matt ManningP(A)
R27-1
11/12 11:02 PM
Luis UriasSS
Round 26
R26-15
11/12 11:01 PM
Jazz ChisholmSS
R26-14
11/12 10:51 PM
Bryan GarciaP(A)
R26-13
11/12 10:51 PM
Luis Arraez2B
R26-12
11/12 10:12 PM
Adam WainwrightP(A)
R26-11
11/13 9:57 AM
Brusdar GraterolP
R26-10
11/12 10:07 PM
Joc PedersonOF
R26-9
11/12 9:51 PM
Evan Longoria3B
R26-8
11/12 9:45 PM
Jordan HicksP(A)
R26-7
11/12 9:45 PM
Nick AhmedSS
R26-6
11/12 9:43 PM
Freddy PeraltaP
R26-5
11/12 9:39 PM
Wilson RamosC
R26-4
11/12 9:38 PM
Carlos MartinezP
R26-3
11/12 9:29 PM
Noah SyndergaardP
R26-2
11/12 9:21 PM
Josh Fuentes1B
R26-1
11/12 9:21 PM
Miguel RojasSS
Round 25
R25-15
11/12 9:20 PM
Tanner HouckP
R25-14
11/12 9:19 PM
Edwin Rios3B
R25-13
11/12 9:06 PM
Aaron BummerP
R25-12
11/12 9:05 PM
Josh NaylorOF
R25-11
11/12 8:57 PM
Michael ChavisOF
R25-10
11/12 8:56 PM
Alex DickersonOF(A)
R25-9
11/12 8:55 PM
JaCoby JonesOF
R25-8
11/12 8:47 PM
Sam HilliardOF
R25-7
11/12 8:28 PM
Josh LindblomP
R25-6
11/12 8:21 PM
Daniel Ponce de LeonP
R25-5
11/12 8:20 PM
Andrew StevensonOF
R25-4
11/12 8:19 PM
Yan GomesC(A)
R25-3
11/12 8:19 PM
Yandy Diaz3B
R25-2
11/13 3:21 PM
Greg HollandP
R25-1
11/12 8:12 PM
Diego CastilloP
Round 24
R24-15
11/12 8:12 PM
Tom MurphyC
R24-14
11/12 7:49 PM
Rougned Odor2B
R24-13
11/12 7:46 PM
Brandon Belt1B
R24-12
11/12 7:45 PM
Evan White1B
R24-11
11/12 7:29 PM
David PetersonP
R24-10
11/12 7:19 PM
Amed RosarioSS
R24-9
11/12 6:54 PM
Kolten Wong2B(A)
R24-8
11/12 6:54 PM
Justin UptonOF
R24-7
11/12 6:10 PM
Shogo AkiyamaOF
R24-6
11/12 5:43 PM
Adam EatonOF
R24-5
11/12 5:26 PM
Corey DickersonOF
R24-4
11/12 5:24 PM
Madison BumgarnerP
R24-3
11/12 5:21 PM
Willie CalhounOF(A)
R24-2
11/12 5:21 PM
Tanner RaineyP
R24-1
11/12 5:20 PM
Jackie Bradley Jr.OF
Round 23
R23-15
11/12 5:20 PM
Hanser Alberto2B
R23-14
11/12 5:19 PM
Garrett Cooper1B
R23-13
11/13 11:33 PM
Joey BartC(A)
R23-12
11/12 5:17 PM
Mauricio DubonOF
R23-11
11/12 5:02 PM
Jonathan Schoop2B
R23-10
11/12 5:00 PM
Carlos Santana1B
R23-9
11/12 4:20 PM
Eduardo Escobar3B
R23-8
11/12 4:14 PM
Cal QuantrillP
R23-7
11/12 3:24 PM
Yusei KikuchiP
R23-6
11/12 3:08 PM
Alex ReyesP
R23-5
11/12 8:20 PM
Oscar MercadoOF
R23-4
11/12 2:23 PM
Elvis AndrusSS
R23-3
11/12 2:22 PM
Raimel TapiaOF
R23-2
11/12 2:22 PM
Tyler StephensonC
R23-1
11/12 2:16 PM
Drew PomeranzP

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah, he’s fine. I took a flyer on Tyler Stephenson in round 23 as my #2 C. Maybe some upside. I backed him up with Barnhart. Maybe it’s just me, but I see Odor and Solano as incredible values at 2B. If you can abosrb his potential .210 AVG, that could be a cheap 90/30/80/10 guy.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Dave D
1 year ago

well, maybe not 90R but 75R

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah, Solano is a very cheap source of AVG. I dont know why he’s going over one hundred pucks after Arraez, who has less pop and less PT. I’ll gladly take him round 30!

Hernan
Hernan
1 year ago

lol, when asked for the number of innings he’s targeting for next year, he went.., “I am Groot…., although it seems the Indians find all kinds of great pitching in their system, top prospects or fringe guys, most of them do great in majors….he’s probably gonna end up known ( in Fantasy Baseball Circles) as the “wrong mcKenzie”…..

JayJ
JayJ
1 year ago

Can frankie montas 2020 be ignored. you still in?
Also, thoughts on caleb smith?
Jesus aguilar worth pursuing in dynasty?

thanks.

Smitty
1 year ago

Took the kid in our early DC last year, FB has some kiddy-up touches 97, elevates well, sits 92-94. Slider is effective but change is not yet. Clean delivery at 6’5″ 165 creates some whip with some armside run, but I’m with you on the prospect of him going a full season. Seems a little fragile. Tempering expectations now that he will be going up against better teams than the Tigers and Royals. You are on the money with McKenzie

SlickMick
SlickMick
1 year ago

I’m getting Carl Edwards Jr vibes with this one….