15 Questions with Zach McAllister
Indians Rookie Pitcher Zach McAllister has enjoyed a solid first season on the mound. In 15 starts this season, McAllister has compiled a 5-4 record with a 3.50 ERA. The right-hander has proven himself to be a dependable member of the rotation, with all but one of his starts lasting over five innings. McAllister took the time recently to answer TribeVibe’s “15 Questions.”
TribeVibe: Are you superstitious?
Zach McAllister: I have a routine I like to follow before every game. I like to eat a sandwich the day that I pitch, and I usually start my workouts at the same time every day.
TV: What is the best ice cream flavor?
ZM: Cookies ‘n Cream.
TV: What is the best advice a teammate ever gave you? Who was it?
ZM: ‘Trust what you have.’ A bunch of people say that.
TV: What has been your most intimidating moment in the Major Leagues?
ZM: Probably when I had my first outing with the bases loaded and Jose Bautista up.
TV: What is your favorite feature of Progressive Field?
ZM: Just the whole stadium itself; being able to come in from the interstate and see everything.
TV: Who is your role model?
ZM: My dad’s up there; probably my dad.
TV: What is the last song that played on your iPod?
ZM: Flo Rida, “Whistle.”
TV: If you could bring one person to a deserted island with you, who would it be?
ZM: Blake Lively.
TV: What is your favorite clubhouse snack?
TV: As a kid, you drove your parents crazy because…
ZM: I never sat still; I was always doing something.
TV: What is one thing you want your fans to know about you?
ZM: I’m very laid back.
TV: What is one thing remaining on your bucket list?
ZM: Go to Hawaii.
TV: Are you more likely to be a violinist, computer geek, or doctor?
ZM: I guess, violinist.
TV: What is your favorite holiday?
ZM: Christmas because I get to see my friends and family.
TV: What was the hardest drill you had to do at practice in any sport at any level?
ZM: A running drill we did in high school for conditioning [in] baseball.