Zach McAllister, Relief Pitcher, Cleveland Indians, #34


Date of Birth: 12/8/1987
Birthplace: Chillicothe, Illinois
Current Salary: $1,825,000

Zach McAllister, relief pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, was first drafted by the New York Yankees in 2006. After four and a half years in the Yankees' minor league system, he was traded to the Indians in August, 2010. He continued in the minors through most of 2011, joining the Indians for four games that season.

McAllister pitched 125.1 innings in 22 games in 2012. He finished the season with a 6-8 record and a 4.24 ERA. He had a stronger season in 2013, finishing with a 9-9 record and a 3.75 ERA in 24 games.

On August 1, 2014, McAllister was designated for assignment. He finished the 2014 season with a 4-7 record, 74 strikeouts to 28 walks, and a 5.23 ERA in 86.0 innings in 22 games.

McAllister pitched out of the Indians' bullpen in 2015. He finished the season with a 4-4 record, 1 save, 84 strikeouts to 23 walks, and a 3.00 ERA in 69.0 innings in 61 games.

McAllister signed a new one-year, $1.3 million contract with the Indians on January 8, 2016. He finished the 2016 season with a 3.44 ERA, 3 wins to 2 losses, and 54 strikeouts to 23 walks in 2 games as a starter and 51 games in relief. In the postseason, he pitched 3.0 innings in 3 games and he gave up 4 hits and 3 runs.

Career pitching statistics for McAllister through 2016 include:

  • 186 games played
  • 484.2 innings pitched
  • 26-31 win-loss record
  • 437 strikeouts to 168 walks
  • 4.09 ERA

Sources for Information
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