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Zach McAllister | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Zach McAllister pitched six innings of one-run ball to beat the Tigers on Wednesday.
Looking solid once again this year, McAllister has allowed just one run in 13 2/3 innings over his last two starts. He doesn't really have an outpitch and his walk rate is nothing special, but he's 53 starts into his career with an ERA right at 4.00. He'll get the Royals next time out. Apr 16 - 11:32 PM

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Zach McAllister was fantastic Wednesday, striking out seven over 7 2/3 scoreless frames in a 2-0 victory over the Padres.

McAllister yielded just five hits and didn't walk anyone, throwing 99 pitches over the 7 2/3 innings. The right-hander was removed after back-to-back two-out singles in the eighth, and Cody Allen bailed him out with a strikeout. McAllister has a tough matchup next week in Detroit.
Apr 9 - 3:53 PM

Zach McAllister was tagged for three runs on six hits over his six innings of work in Sunday's Cactus League loss to the Angels.

McAllister walked one and struck out three on the afternoon. The 26-year-old hurler has struggled to the tune of a 6.06 ERA this spring, but still has a spot locked up in the Indians Opening Day rotation. He'll have one final Cactus League tuneup before taking the hill in the third regular season contest.
Mar 23 - 8:34 PM

Zach McAllister was touched up for six runs on nine hits and two walks over three frames versus the Giants Tuesday.

He did strike out four, but he was taken deep three times, including back-to-back shots by Pablo Sandoval and Hector Sanchez in the third. McAllister, who will pitch the third game of the season for the Tribe, now has a 6.97 ERA during Cactus League play.
Mar 18 - 11:47 PM

Zach McAllister was fortunate to escape Thursday's start against the Royals having allowed only two runs in 3 1/3 innings.

McAllister was in trouble in all four innings in which he appeared, but the right-hander was only damaged by a Norichika Aoki RBI ground out and a third-inning Eric Hosmer solo home run. Overall, he gave up four hits, walked three, and struck one out. McAllister has otherwise had a good spring showing thus far.
Mar 13 - 5:16 PM

Zach McAllister shut out the White Sox over two innings in Tuesday's start.

McAllister has had back-to-back scoreless two-inning stints to start Cactus League play. He will pitch out of the fourth spot in the rotation after posting a 3.75 ERA in 24 starts last season.
Mar 4 - 6:59 PM

Zach McAllister looked strong in Friday's Cactus League debut against the Reds, allowing just one walk in a pair of scoreless innings.

McAllister fanned one on the afternoon. He enters spring training with a spot locked up in the Tribe's rotation after posting a 3.75 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 101/49 K/BB ratio over 134 1/3 innings in 2013. His strikeout potential makes him an interesting flier in the later rounds of mixed league drafts, though he'll need to improve his command to take the next step forward.
Feb 28 - 9:09 PM

Zach McAllister was pulled from Thursday's start against the Twins after just 63 pitches due to stiffness in his right side.

It had been assumed that McAllister was lifted for performance purposes, as manager Terry Francona needed to pull out all the stops to guarantee a win in a critical game. Francona was quick to note that the move was made for precautionary reasons, and that he that the injury is not expected to be an issue moving forward.
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 08:31:00 AM

Zach McAllister tossed 4 1/3 scoreless innings in a no-decision against the Twins on Thursday.

The Indians are in must-win mode, so manager Terry Francona pulled McAllister after he allowed a hit and a walk in the fifth. While it was a frustrating move for fantasy owners, it paid off for the Indians, as Bryan Shaw entered and induced an inning-ending double play. McAllister will wrap up the regular season with a 3.75 ERA and 101/49 K/BB ratio over 134 1/3 innings.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 12:25:00 AM

Zach McAllister tossed five innings of one run ball in a rain-shortened 2-1 win over the Astros on Friday.

McAllister was pulled after throwing just 76 pitches. He allowed four hits and two walks while striking out three, with the lone run scoring on a solo homer from Brandon Laird in the second inning. The 25-year-old now owns a 3.88 ERA through 23 starts this season. He'll finish the regular season with a start against the Twins next week in Minnesota.
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 10:53:00 PM

Zach McAllister delivered a strong performance in Sunday's victory over the White Sox, allowing just one run on six hits over 6 2/3 innings.

McAllister punched out five on the evening while walking one. The only blemish on his night was an RBI single from Josh Phegley in the seventh inning. He'll carry an 3.96 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 95/45 K/BB ratio into Friday's home start against the Astros.
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 12:19:00 AM

Zach McAllister lasted only five innings Tuesday, getting charged with four runs on six hits and three walks in a loss to the Royals.

He only recorded a pair of strikeouts and was taken deep by the light-hitting Alcides Escobar. McAllister has hit a rough patch of late, having allowed at least four runs in three straight outings. He’ll try to bounce back this weekend in Chicago against the Pale Hose.
Tue, Sep 10, 2013 10:59:00 PM

Zach McAllister allowed four runs over 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Orioles on Wednesday.

McAllister fell victim to the gopher ball on Wednesday, as he gave up blasts to Adam Jones and Manny Machado among his five hits allowed. He struck out six and was otherwise pretty good, but he couldn't earn his eighth victory. He'll aim to get that victory Tuesday against the Royals.
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 10:57:00 PM

Zach McAllister had a rough night in Friday’s loss to the Tigers, surrendering five runs on six hits in just 3 2/3 innings of work.

McAllister also issued four free passes while striking out three. In his defense, two of the runs charged to him came on a two-run "double" by Victor Martinez which was a routine fly ball that Michael Bourn lost in the lights in center field. McAllister, who had won his previous three starts before Friday’s disaster, will look to get back on track when he takes on the Orioles at home on Wednesday.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 11:30:00 PM

Zach McAllister was terrific in Saturday’s victory over the Twins, surrendering two runs on four hits over 7 1/3 strong innings.

McAllister whiffed five on the night while walking a pair. Brian Dozier was his nemesis in this one, driving home a run with a sacrifice fly in the third inning, and smacking a solo homer in the eighth. He’s been a very reliable performer in the Tribe’s rotation this season, posting a 3.51 ERA and 79/36 K/BB ratio over 105 innings. He'll take on the Tigers in Detroit on Friday.
Sat, Aug 24, 2013 10:27:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
1B1Nick Swisher
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Elliot Johnson
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
3B1Carlos Santana
2Lonnie Chisenhall
3Mike Aviles
LF1Michael Brantley
CF1Michael Bourn
2Nyjer Morgan
RF1David Murphy
DH1Ryan Raburn
2Jason Giambi
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Masterson
2Corey Kluber
3Danny Salazar
4Zach McAllister
5Carlos Carrasco
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1John Axford
2Cody Allen
3Bryan Shaw
4Marc Rzepczynski
5Josh Outman
6Blake Wood
7Scott Atchison
8C.C. Lee