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Adam Plutko
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 215LBS | Age: 29

Draft: 2013 | Rd: 11, #321, Cleveland Indians | UCLA
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 1 0 1.64 7 0 0 11.0 8 1.00
5 Seasons 14 12 4.89 57 36 2 228.1 164 1.30
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 7 1-0 1.64 11.0 8 1.00
5 Seasons 57 14-12 4.89 228.1 164 1.30

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2016 79 13 1 7.7 85.8 108.4 27.9 38.5 .243 .452 .404 .338 .362 15.4 16.7 11.1 7.36 5.08
2018 1268 242 26 10.7 88.8 116.1 23.4 36 .243 .487 .364 .334 .382 38 18.4 7.1 5.28 4.86
2019 1794 354 27 7.6 88.1 116 19.9 37 .266 .460 .333 .326 .368 32.8 16.9 5.6 4.86 4.83
2020 446 93 7 7.5 88.7 113.6 22.4 35.5 .267 .461 .352 .336 .358 33.3 12.9 6 4.88 4.90
2021 161 32 1 3.1 90.8 110.7 23.1 12.5 .224 .341 .256 .269 .297 28.1 18.6 7 1.64 2.61
3748 734 62 8.4 88.5 116.1 21.7 35.4 .256 .464 .343 .327 .368 34.1 17 6.3
6.4 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .318 .313 .362 35.2 21.9 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Plutko relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(45.3%) ,
Cutter
(34.2%) ,
Curveball
(11.2%) ,
Slider
(9.3%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 73 37 36 45.3 91.4 16 15 6 4 1 0 1 1 15 .400 .340 .667 .603 .459 .396 88.5 16 2321 6.1 21.7 5.3
2021 Cutter 55 37 18 34.2 88.3 14 13 2 2 0 0 0 2 11 .154 .227 .154 .258 .176 .245 89.5 15 2435 6.1 32.1 18.2
2021 Curveball 18 4 14 11.2 77.0 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000 .092 .000 .106 .116 .188 88.4 42 2917 5.9 33.3 25.0
2021 Slider 15 15 0 9.3 83.1 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 .000 .003 .000 .007 .099 .112 91.9 46 2516 6.2 42.9 50.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 224 110 114 50.2 91.0 66 60 15 8 5 0 2 7 54 .250 .268 .433 .412 .319 .322 88.0 23 2293 6.2 25.8 8.5
2020 Cutter 136 94 42 30.5 86.7 31 28 9 7 1 0 1 6 22 .321 .267 .464 .467 .371 .347 89.3 29 2448 6.2 25.8 16.2
2020 Curveball 54 26 28 12.1 76.9 13 13 5 2 1 0 2 2 11 .385 .311 .923 .772 .535 .450 85.8 9 2950 6.0 13.6 18.2
2020 Changeup 20 1 19 4.5 84.4 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 .333 .233 .667 .276 .413 .225 86.5 12 1635 6.2 10.0 0.0
2020 Slider 12 11 1 2.7 81.1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .094 .000 .228 .000 .133 86.9 30 2629 6.1 0.0 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2016 23.1 23.1 30.8 23.1 23.1 46.2 30.8 0 23.1 38.5 23.1 7.7 7.7
2018 28.5 37.2 21.1 13.2 34.7 33.5 31.8 2.5 21.5 39.3 17.4 7.9 10.7
2019 31.9 28.2 28.2 11.6 37 34.2 28.8 2 26 36.4 23.2 4.5 7.6
2020 28 26.9 31.2 14 35.5 38.7 25.8 3.2 19.4 40.9 24.7 3.2 7.5
2021 43.8 34.4 12.5 9.4 43.8 37.5 18.8 3.1 28.1 40.6 21.9 3.1 3.1
30.7 31.2 25.6 12.5 36.1 34.9 29 2.3 23.7 38.1 21.4 5.4 8.4
45.2 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2021 4-Seamer BAL R 73 91.4 12.7 2.8 18 5.6 -1.3 -19
2021 Cutter BAL R 55 88.3 22.1 4.8 18 2.1 -0.5 -18
2021 Slider BAL R 15 83.1 34.4 -4.6 -12 5.3 -0.7 -12
2021 Curveball BAL R 18 77 55.7 -1.6 -3 12 2.4 25
2020 Slider CLE R 12 81.1 41.4 0.1 0 7.6 -0.1 -2
2020 Changeup CLE R 20 84.4 26.7 -3.8 -12 9 -3.9 -30
2020 4-Seamer CLE R 224 91 15.1 1.3 8 4.1 -2.4 -37
2020 Cutter CLE R 136 86.7 27.7 1.2 4 3.7 0.9 30
2020 Curveball CLE R 54 76.9 56.6 -0.5 -1 11.3 1.8 19
2019 Cutter CLE R 430 85.9 29.7 0.8 3 4.2 1.6 62
2019 Changeup CLE R 201 84.1 26.6 -4.4 -14 8.4 -4.8 -36
2019 Curveball CLE R 188 77.3 54.6 -2.6 -5 10.2 0.6 7
2019 4-Seamer CLE R 967 91.1 14.8 2.1 13 4.2 -2.6 -38
2019 Slider CLE R 8 80 42.8 -1.1 -2 10 1.1 12
2018 Curveball CLE R 123 75.4 61.9 0.6 1 9.5 0.1 1
2018 Changeup CLE R 124 84.4 25.9 -5.4 -17 6.8 -6.4 -48
2018 4-Seamer CLE R 756 91 14.3 2.8 16 4.2 -2.8 -40
2018 Slider CLE R 263 81.8 36.7 -4.9 -12 5.4 -1.1 -17
2016 Slider CLE R 14 83.5 33.4 -3 -8 3.3 -0.6 -16
2016 Curveball CLE R 10 77 54.1 -1.9 -3 7.5 0 -1
2016 4-Seamer CLE R 50 91.5 11.3 3.7 25 5.1 -3 -37
2016 Changeup CLE R 5 83.4 20.5 -9.2 -31 7.2 -5.6 -44
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 Curveball -4.8 -1 18 11.2 6 0 0 .117 33.3 33.3 25 .092 .106 .19 33.3
2021 Slider -4.8 -1 15 9.3 7 0 0 .1 42.9 42.9 50 .003 .007 .113 0
2021 Cutter -2.8 -2 55 34.2 14 .154 .154 .179 32.1 14.3 18.2 .227 .258 .246 27.3
2021 4-Seamer 0.8 1 73 45.3 16 .4 .667 .457 21.7 6.3 5.3 .34 .603 .396 33.3
2020 Slider -1.5 0 12 2.7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .094 .228 .133 33.3
2020 Changeup 0.6 0 20 4.5 3 .333 .667 .417 10 0 0 .233 .276 .225 33.3
2020 Curveball 6.8 4 54 12.1 13 .385 .923 .542 13.6 15.4 18.2 .311 .772 .45 36.4
2020 Cutter -0.3 0 136 30.5 31 .321 .464 .376 25.8 19.4 16.2 .267 .467 .347 27.3
2020 4-Seamer 0.3 1 224 50.2 66 .25 .433 .322 25.8 10.6 8.5 .268 .412 .321 35.2
2019 Curveball -0.5 -1 188 10.5 48 .191 .362 .244 22.9 18.8 17.6 .165 .276 .195 13.2
2019 Changeup 3.1 6 201 11.2 60 .291 .527 .407 14.6 8.3 13.2 .273 .468 .342 28
2019 Cutter -0.9 -4 430 24 117 .252 .441 .316 25.2 17.9 16 .289 .408 .316 28.9
2019 4-Seamer 0.5 5 967 53.9 235 .286 .53 .367 16.3 18.3 12.9 .274 .524 .353 40.3
2019 Slider 2.4 0 8 0.4 0 0
2018 Curveball 4.4 5 123 9.7 15 .429 1.357 .677 28.2 20 8.1 .218 .469 .276 25
2018 Changeup 0.5 1 124 9.8 31 .269 .5 .375 13.8 12.9 13.3 .271 .476 .367 34.8
2018 Slider -1.1 -3 263 20.7 74 .208 .389 .255 25.5 23 19.1 .193 .325 .227 21.4
2018 4-Seamer 0.6 4 756 59.6 205 .267 .567 .38 16.1 17.6 15.7 .26 .553 .372 45.7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 19 84.3 99 14.3 1:45 1:30 15
2020 Curveball 53 76.9 72 17.6 7:30 7:30 0
2020 Cutter 135 86.7 57 8.5 12:00 11:00 60
2020 4-Seam Fastball 223 91 93 17.8 12:45 12:30 15
2020 Slider 12 81.1 40 8.4 9:15 8:30 45
2021 Curveball 18 77 64 17.4 7:45 7:30 15
2021 Cutter 50 88.3 67 12.4 12:00 11:45 15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 72 91.4 96 20.5 12:30 12:30 0
2021 Slider 15 83.1 39 7.1 10:30 10:15 15
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 325 1266 2 -6 7 4 8
2019 460 1794 3 -16 12 8 7
2020 116 446 7 -9 4 1 4
2021 43 161 0 -3 1 0 -3
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2016 79 49.4 74.4 93.1 15 83.3 48.1 44.4 44.3 8.6 8.9 85.7
2018 1268 50.1 72.2 84.5 29.9 70.4 44.4 61.3 51.1 19 6.8 84.9
2019 1794 47.8 71.6 87.3 29.2 67 43.5 64.9 49.4 18.8 6.6 78.8
2020 446 49.8 77.5 80.8 28.6 65.6 43.7 59.5 52.9 23.3 5.2 73.9
2021 161 50.3 81.5 74.2 26.3 61.9 49.1 48.8 54 27.6 8.1 92.3
3748 49 73 85 28.9 68 44.2 62 50.5 19.7 6.6 81.4
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 58.9 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.7

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2016
2018 18 42 3 1 62 27 1 35 27 23 69 8 18 26 56 94
2019 33 20 21 24 49 28 37 65 79 11 87 7 33 9 65 93
2020 28 22 20 26 48 38 44 43 70 2 81 27 28 12 66 94
2021 81 64 73 76 78 67 84 29 87 22 66 53 81
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 22.3 22 16.7 5 9 9 10 45.5
2020 24.2 5 4.8 0 2 4 2 40
2021 19 1 1 0 0 0 1 100

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 22 19 20 17 20 14 17 20 18 15 20 22 11 18 16 18 14 16 12 16 14 15 15 17 17 18 18 14 17 13 19
2020 5 4 6 4 6 4 5 5 6 5 7 6 3 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 4 3 4 5 4 6 4 5 5 3 6
2021 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91 89.5 -1.5 89.4 -0.1 90.1 0.7
Offspeed Velocity 84.4 84.1 -0.3 84.4 0.3 0 0
Breaking Velocity 79.8 77.4 -2.4 77.7 0.3 79.8 2.1
Exit Velocity 88.8 88.1 -0.7 88.7 0.6 90.8 2.1
Launch Angle 23.4 19.9 -3.5 22.4 2.5 23.1 0.7
Barrel % 10.7 7.6 -3.1 7.5 -0.1 3.1 -4.4
Hard Hit % 38 32.8 -5.2 33.3 0.5 28.1 -5.2
Sweet Spot % 36 37 1 35.5 -1.5 12.5 -23
xBA .243 .266 0.023 .267 0.001 .224 -0.043
BA .261 .267 0.006 .28 0.013 .211 -0.069
xwOBA .334 .326 -0.008 .336 0.01 .269 -0.067
wOBA .364 .333 -0.031 .352 0.019 .256 -0.096
xSLG .487 .46 -0.027 .461 0.001 .341 -0.12
SLG .555 .488 -0.067 .495 0.007 .316 -0.179
K% 18.4 16.9 -1.5 12.9 -4 18.6 5.7
BB% 7.1 5.6 -1.5 6 0.4 7 1
Swing % 51.1 49.4 -1.7 52.9 3.5 54 1.1
Whiff% 19 18.8 -0.2 23.3 4.5 27.6 4.3
In Zone % 50.1 47.8 -2.3 49.8 2 50.3 0.5
Out of Zone % 49.9 52.2 2.3 50.2 -2 49.7 -0.5
Out of Zone Swing % 29.9 29.2 -0.7 28.6 -0.6 26.3 -2.3
First Pitch Swing % 33.4 31 -2.4 33.6 2.6 34.9 1.3
First Pitch Strike % 61.3 64.9 3.6 59.5 -5.4 48.8 -10.7
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 18 .404 12 0 0.0 6 1 16.7
2018 325 .364 167 3 1.8 158 34 21.5
2019 460 .333 231 12 5.2 229 70 30.6
2020 116 .352 65 4 6.2 51 29 56.9
2021 42 .256 26 2 7.7 16 10 62.5

Pitch Distribution