Full name TRISTON ANDREW McKENZIE...Single...Signed by Juan Alvarez...2015 graduate of Royal Palm Beach High School (FL), recording a senior ERA of 0.79 (157 SO, 91.0 IP)...Was committed to play at Vanderbilt prior to signing with Cleveland... Was a 2015 Perfect Game USA first-team Preseason All-American and led Royal Palm Beach to the Class 7A state tournament for the first time since 2000...His brother, Tyler, is currently a freshman infielder at Vanderbilt.
Did not pitch due to injury in 2019, suffering a strain of the right rotator cuff (subcapularis) during spring training...Was shutdown for eight weeks and upon returning from the injury over the summer, he suffered a right pectoral strain that effectively ended his campaign.... Added to the 40-man roster on November 20.
Started the year on the 7-day DL with forearm soreness, made season debut with Akron, 6/7...Led RubberDucks starters in ERA... Named top prospect in Indians system by Baseball America, MLB Pipeline and Baseball Prospectus...Named Best Curveball in Indians Farm System by Baseball America...Ranked as the No. 11 prospect in the Eastern League by Baseball America following the 2018 season.
Named Carolina League Pitcher of the Year in his age-19 season, as he paced the league in strikeouts (186), wins (12) and opponent batting average...186 strikeouts ranked 2nd in all of Minor League Baseball and struck out 10 or more batters on six occasions... Represented the Indians at the 2017 MLB SiriusXM Futures Game and was named to the Carolina League's Mid-Season and Postseason All-Star teams.
Named Baseball America's 2016 Short-Season Pitcher of the Year after going 6-5 with a 1.62 ERA over 15 starts between Mahoning Valley and Lake County...Recognized as third-best prospect and Best Curveball in Indians organization entering 2017 by Baseball America.