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Zach Plesac
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 220LBS | Age: 26

Draft: 2016 | Rd: 12, #362, Cleveland Indians | Ball State
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 10 6 4.67 25 25 0 142.2 100 1.20
3 Seasons 22 14 3.93 54 54 0 313.2 245 1.14
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 25 10-6 4.67 142.2 100 1.20
3 Seasons 54 22-14 3.93 313.2 245 1.14

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2019 24 1892 344 28 8.1 89.6 114.3 14.4 36.3 .273 .476 .315 .347 .393 38.7 18.5 8.4 3.81 5.56
2020 25 776 142 14 9.9 87.8 109 16.8 31.7 .229 .413 .241 .285 .379 33.1 27.7 2.9 2.28 3.43
2021 26 2205 456 43 9.4 90.6 115.6 12.1 32.2 .252 .451 .314 .325 .364 43.4 16.7 5.7 4.67 4.57
4873 942 85 9 89.8 115.6 13.7 33.7 .256 .454 .302 .327 .377 40.1 19.2 6.3
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Plesac relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(41.5%) ,
Changeup
(24.5%) ,
Slider
(23.1%) ,
Curveball
(10.9%) ,


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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 915 446 469 41.5 92.8 213 190 62 31 18 0 13 31 160 .326 .319 .626 .632 .428 .431 94.0 17 2048 6.2 16.9 13.2
2021 Changeup 540 145 395 24.5 85.7 170 158 38 25 6 1 6 20 139 .241 .254 .405 .435 .298 .318 90.1 12 1602 6.2 21.1 11.9
2021 Slider 509 452 57 23.1 86.7 159 152 29 18 8 0 3 38 114 .191 .194 .303 .300 .230 .235 86.1 4 2033 6.2 31.5 21.0
2021 Curveball 241 80 161 10.9 80.2 55 52 8 6 1 0 1 11 43 .154 .172 .231 .276 .168 .198 87.4 15 1884 6.1 31.3 15.1
2020 4-Seam Fastball 292 146 146 37.6 92.8 80 78 25 16 3 1 5 14 64 .321 .318 .577 .633 .384 .405 90.4 15 2083 6.3 15.1 19.2
2020 Slider 216 205 11 27.8 86.3 59 58 4 2 2 0 0 26 32 .069 .129 .103 .161 .084 .135 83.3 27 2149 6.2 42.7 32.1
2020 Changeup 196 61 135 25.3 86.0 52 48 6 5 0 0 1 14 34 .125 .208 .188 .368 .177 .280 84.8 9 1628 6.2 35.6 26.4
2020 Curveball 72 27 45 9.3 79.1 15 15 3 1 0 0 2 3 12 .200 .217 .600 .382 .323 .253 85.6 22 2102 6.2 22.2 12.0
! 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 %
2019 40.1 26.2 25.9 7.8 35.5 33.7 30.8 4.4 26.5 28.5 24.7 7.3 8.1
2020 38.7 23.9 26.1 11.3 41.5 28.2 30.3 4.2 32.4 28.2 21.1 4.2 9.9
2021 44.7 27.9 22.1 5.3 39.7 39 21.3 3.1 34 27.9 19.1 6.6 9.4
42.1 26.6 24.1 7.1 38.4 35.5 26.1 3.7 31 28.1 21.4 6.5 9
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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 Curveball CLE R 241 80.2 48.7 -3.7 -7 1.7 -6.7 -80
2021 4-Seamer CLE R 915 92.8 14.7 0.6 4 8.7 1.8 25
2021 Slider CLE R 509 86.7 27.5 -6.5 -19 0.1 -4.2 -97
2021 Changeup CLE R 540 85.7 26.6 -3.3 -11 12.3 -1.6 -11
2020 Curveball CLE R 72 79.1 49.4 -4.1 -8 1.8 -7.3 -80
2020 Slider CLE R 216 86.3 30.9 -3.6 -11 1.7 -2.5 -59
2020 Changeup CLE R 196 86 27.2 -2.6 -9 12 -1.3 -10
2020 4-Seamer CLE R 291 92.8 14.7 0.8 5 7.6 0.8 11
2019 Slider CLE R 355 84.9 35.4 -1.5 -4 1.7 -3 -64
2019 Changeup CLE R 390 85.8 28.1 -2.1 -7 11 -2.6 -19
2019 Curveball CLE R 190 79.4 55.1 0.9 2 7.3 -1.1 -13
2019 4-Seamer CLE R 957 93.9 14.9 0.8 5 9.4 1.8 24
! 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 -1.5 -4 241 10.9 55 .154 .231 .17 31.3 20 15.1 .172 .276 .198 34.9
2021 Slider -1.4 -7 509 23.1 159 .191 .303 .233 31.5 23.9 21 .194 .3 .235 34.2
2021 Changeup -0.9 -5 540 24.5 170 .241 .405 .307 21.1 11.8 11.9 .254 .435 .318 41
2021 4-Seamer 1.9 17 915 41.5 213 .326 .626 .437 16.9 14.6 13.2 .319 .632 .433 54.4
2020 Curveball 0.2 0 72 9.3 15 .2 .6 .327 22.2 20 12 .217 .382 .253 33.3
2020 Changeup -2.9 -6 196 25.3 52 .125 .188 .179 35.6 26.9 26.4 .208 .368 .28 23.5
2020 Slider -4.2 -9 216 27.8 59 .069 .103 .085 42.7 44.1 32.1 .129 .161 .135 21.9
2020 4-Seamer 0.6 2 292 37.6 80 .321 .577 .389 15.1 17.5 19.2 .318 .633 .405 43.8
2019 Curveball 0.7 1 190 10 44 .22 .39 .31 19.5 22.7 14.5 .256 .406 .307 32.3
2019 Slider -0.5 -2 355 18.8 79 .237 .382 .281 36.7 19 17 .228 .354 .264 29.5
2019 Changeup -1 -4 390 20.6 117 .208 .425 .31 24.4 14.5 14.8 .265 .425 .326 30
2019 4-Seamer 0 0 957 50.6 235 .256 .473 .354 14.8 19.6 15.3 .298 .561 .395 48.1
! 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 189 86 99 15.2 1:30 1:45 -15
2020 Curveball 68 79.1 52 8.5 7:30 6:30 60
2020 4-Seam Fastball 284 92.8 98 18.2 1:00 12:45 15
2020 Slider 203 86.3 41 4.9 12:30 11:15 75
2021 Changeup 539 85.8 99 16 1:45 1:45 0
2021 Curveball 241 80.2 63 9 7:00 6:15 45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 912 92.8 99 18.8 1:00 1:00 0
2021 Slider 509 86.7 54 7.7 1:00 12:00 60
! 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
2019 475 1892 -15 -12 13 9 -4
2020 206 776 -3 -11 0 1 -13
2021 597 2205 -12 -5 11 8 2
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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 %
2019 1892 51.7 69.4 83.2 24.2 61.5 40.2 61.1 47.6 21.6 8.6 79.6
2020 776 50.4 71.9 79.4 33.5 50.4 43.6 64.6 52.8 29.8 7.2 87.5
2021 2205 51 73.6 82.7 27.4 59.8 43.7 65.9 51 23.1 8.2 85.6
4873 51.2 71.7 82.4 27.2 58.5 42.3 63.9 49.9 23.7 8.2 83.5
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2019 14 13 14 18 20 26 28 23 30 17 44 21 14 68 21 1
2020 74 58 44 32 95 8 17 58 74 71 99 72 74 48 12 8
2021 30 26 18 13 62 5 21 12 15 8 86 26 30 41 11 2
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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 23.5 19 18.8 0 14 11 10 52.6
2020 24.4 8 8.6 -1 2 9 2 25
2021 23.3 23 22.7 0 9 15 11 47.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 19 20 25 20 23 15 16 22 22 19 23 19 12 18 18 21 16 19 18 19 11 15 16 20 19 24 20 16 22 14 21
2020 8 9 9 10 10 7 9 11 8 7 9 8 5 8 8 11 6 8 9 10 5 9 8 10 9 10 9 9 12 6 10
2021 23 26 22 22 26 23 21 25 23 18 26 27 14 19 23 23 18 23 24 26 14 20 24 23 23 25 25 22 26 22 27
! 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 93.9 92.8 -1.1 92.8 0
Offspeed Velocity 85.8 86 0.2 85.7 -0.3
Breaking Velocity 83 84.5 1.5 84.6 0.1
Exit Velocity 89.6 87.8 -1.8 90.6 2.8
Launch Angle 14.4 16.8 2.4 12.1 -4.7
Barrel % 8.1 9.9 1.8 9.4 -0.5
Hard Hit % 38.7 33.1 -5.6 43.4 10.3
Sweet Spot % 36.3 31.7 -4.6 32.2 0.5
xBA .273 .229 -0.044 .252 0.023
BA .237 .191 -0.046 .248 0.057
xwOBA .347 .285 -0.062 .325 0.04
wOBA .315 .241 -0.074 .314 0.073
xSLG .476 .413 -0.063 .451 0.038
SLG .437 .347 -0.09 .437 0.09
K% 18.5 27.7 9.2 16.7 -11
BB% 8.4 2.9 -5.5 5.7 2.8
Swing % 47.6 52.8 5.2 51 -1.8
Whiff% 21.6 29.8 8.2 23.1 -6.7
In Zone % 51.7 50.4 -1.3 51 0.6
Out of Zone % 48.3 49.6 1.3 49 -0.6
Out of Zone Swing % 24.2 33.5 9.3 27.4 -6.1
First Pitch Swing % 27.8 35 7.2 35.8 0.8
First Pitch Strike % 61.1 64.6 3.5 65.9 1.3
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2019 475 .315 268 5 1.9 207 63 30.4
2020 205 .242 113 16 14.2 92 45 48.9
2021 597 .314 317 17 5.4 280 129 46.1

Pitch Distribution