McAllister, looking for a secondary pitch supplement his mid-90s fastball, has ditched the changeup and cutter in favor of a curveball, T.J. Zuppe of The Athletic reports.
Now in his seventh big-league campaign, McAllister owns career-best marks in ERA (2.27), WHIP (1.11), strand rate (87.2 percent) and BABIP (.278). The biggest difference for former starting pitcher has been his commitment to becoming a true reliever. McAllister now understands that working from the bullpen doesn't require a large repertoire of pitches, but rather one plus delivery with a strong second pitch that will keep hitters honest. Despite his success, the 29-year-old is crammed into a bullpen loaded with talent that limited McAllister's opportunity to provide fantasy-worthy stats. Aug 09 12:24 am (EST)
- McAllister finished the first half of 2017 with a 2.56 ERA and 1.19 WHIP while racking up 46 strikeouts over 38.2 innings.
- McAllister allowed a hit over one scoreless inning Tuesday in Baltimore.
- McAllister has had a strong start to the season with a 2.29 ERA and 1.12 WHIP in 19.2 innings. All Zach McAllister (R) News
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