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Zach Plesac

Zach Plesac

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 220 | Age: 24
Draft: 2016 (Rd: 12, #362, Cleveland Indians) - Ball State
Crown Point, IN USA
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 8 6 3.64 19 19 0 106.1 79 1.20
1 Season 8 6 3.64 19 19 0 106.1 79 1.20
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 19 8-6 3.64 106.1 79 1.20
1 Season 19 8-6 3.64 106.1 79 1.20

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2019 CLE AL 434 8 6 3.64 19 19 0 106.1 91 46 43 18 37 79 1.20
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 55 | Cutter: 55 | Curveball: 50 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 55 | Overall: 45

The nephew of former All-Star Dan Plesac, Zach figured to go around the fifth round of the 2016 Draft before blowing out his elbow that spring at Ball State. The Indians signed him for $100,000 as a 12th-rounder and brought him back slowly, not giving him a full season's workload until 2018. He has been a revelation this year, dominating in Double-A and Triple-A before making an immediate impact on Cleveland's rotation upon joining it in late May.

Plesac had flashed a 92-96 mph fastball in the past as a pro, and now he's doing a better job of maintaining that velocity throughout his starts. His four-seamer's riding life up in the strike zone adds to its effectiveness. He also has improved his mid-80s cutter in 2019 and has added a curveball to give hitters a different look.

Plesac also owns a useful changeup that helps him keep left-handers honest. He has upgraded his control and command since college, and he hasn't been shy about challenging hitters in the Majors. After not making our Indians Top 30 Prospects list to start the season, he now looks like he belongs in the middle of a big league rotation.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 1728 315 27 8.6 89.2 13.7 .277 .465 .316 .350 .395 38.7 18.2 8.5
ALL 1728 315 27 8.6 89.2 13.7 .277 .465 .316 .350 .395 38.7 18.2 8.5
MLB 39931 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .409 .318 .318 .371 34.5 21.6 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
06/29/2016 Cleveland Indians signed RHP Zach Plesac.
06/16/2017 RHP Zach Plesac assigned to Mahoning Valley Scrappers.
08/07/2017 RHP Zach Plesac assigned to Lake County Captains from Mahoning Valley Scrappers.
04/02/2018 RHP Zach Plesac assigned to Lynchburg Hillcats from Lake County Captains.
05/23/2018 RHP Zach Plesac assigned to Akron RubberDucks from Lynchburg Hillcats.
06/07/2018 RHP Zach Plesac assigned to Lynchburg Hillcats from Akron RubberDucks.
09/01/2018 RHP Zach Plesac assigned to Akron RubberDucks from Lynchburg Hillcats.
05/11/2019 Zach Plesac assigned to Columbus Clippers from Akron RubberDucks.
05/28/2019 Cleveland Indians selected the contract of Zach Plesac from Columbus Clippers.
07/06/2019 Cleveland Indians optioned RHP Zach Plesac to Columbus Clippers.
07/16/2019 Cleveland Indians recalled RHP Zach Plesac from Columbus Clippers.