Zach McKinstry
Zach McKinstry
25-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Los Angeles Dodgers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
He doesn't have much pedigree (33rd-round pick in 2016), but McKinstry earned a spot on the Dodgers' 40-man roster with a breakout 2019 at Double-A and Triple-A. He had excelled at some previous stops but was old for those levels, so his production didn't really register. However, he was 26% better than the average Texas League hitter and used the juiced ball and hitter-friendly environment of the Pacific Coast League to log a 177 wRC+ after his promotion. His strikeout rate was below 20% at both stops, and he utilized an all-fields line drive and flyball-oriented approach. McKinstry played double-digit games at second base, shortstop, third base and the outfield, which is critical, as he will probably have to break in as a super-utility option. He hits left-handed but had reverse splits last year (.873 OPS vs. RHP, .924 OPS vs. LHP). McKinstry has a chance to hit for a high average with 20-homer pop. Read Past Outlooks
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Returns to alternate site
2BLos Angeles Dodgers  AAA
September 21, 2020
The Dodgers optioned McKinstry to their alternate training site Monday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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McKinstry's demotion clears a spot on the 28-man active roster for Joc Pederson (personal), who was reinstated from the family medical emergency list ahead of Tuesday's series opener versus the Athletics. The rookie utility man appeared in four games during his stint with the big club, going 2-for-7 with a double and a run scored.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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#2
#3
#4
#5
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#9
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2019
No Stats
2018
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Since 2018vs Right .714 7 1 0 0 0 .286 .286 .429
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right .714 7 1 0 0 0 .286 .286 .429
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-100%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
-100%
OPS on Road
2019
No Stats
2018
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Since 2018Away .714 7 1 0 0 0 .286 .286 .429
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away .714 7 1 0 0 0 .286 .286 .429
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Zach McKinstry compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.00
 
BB Rate
0.0%
 
K Rate
42.9%
 
BABIP
.500
 
ISO
.143
 
AVG
.286
 
OBP
.286
 
SLG
.429
 
OPS
.714
 
wOBA
.309
 
Exit Velocity
84.5 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
75.0%
 
Barrels/PA
0.0%
 
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Whiffs in big-league debut
2BLos Angeles Dodgers  AAA
September 16, 2020
McKinstry made his major-league debut against the Padres on Wednesday, striking out in his only plate appearance.
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Recalled by Dodgers
2BLos Angeles Dodgers  AAA
September 16, 2020
McKinstry was called up by the Dodgers on Wednesday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
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Not called up yet
2BLos Angeles Dodgers  AAA
September 16, 2020
Previous reports that McKinstry had been called up by the Dodgers were premature, as he's merely joining the taxi squad for now, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Earns another callup
2BLos Angeles Dodgers  AAA
September 16, 2020
McKinstry was called up by the Dodgers on Wednesday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Returned to alternate site
2BLos Angeles Dodgers  AAA
August 6, 2020
McKinstry was optioned to the Dodgers' alternate camp site Thursday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
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