Zach Plesac
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 220LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2016 | Rd: 12, #362, Cleveland Indians | Ball State
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 1 3 4.42 7 7 0 38.2 23 1.34
4 Seasons 23 17 3.98 61 61 0 352.1 268 1.16
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 7 1-3 4.42 38.2 23 1.34
4 Seasons 61 23-17 3.98 352.1 268 1.16

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA 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 5.9 89.6 114.3 14.4 36.3 .274 .477 .315 .348 .394 38.7 18.5 8.4 3.81 5.48
2020 25 776 142 14 9.9 6.8 87.8 109.0 16.8 31.7 .229 .413 .241 .285 .379 33.1 27.7 2.9 2.28 3.38
2021 26 2205 456 43 9.4 7.2 90.6 115.6 12.1 32.2 .255 .456 .314 .325 .364 43.4 16.7 5.7 4.67 4.51
2022 27 595 130 14 10.8 8.4 90.5 114.4 12.2 34.6 .306 .567 .336 .391 .428 45.0 13.8 7.2 4.42 5.75
Player 5468 1072 99 9.2 6.8 89.9 115.6 13.5 33.8 .263 .469 .306 .335 .383 40.7 18.5 6.4
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.3 169.8 12.0 32.9 .246 .408 .317 .316 .369 35.6 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Plesac relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(42.6%) ,
Changeup
(23.8%) ,
Slider
(22.3%) ,
Curveball
(10.5%) ,
Sinker
(0.8%) ,


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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%
2022 4-Seam Fastball 252 123 129 42.6 91.3 64 52 14 9 4 0 1 3 50 .269 .314 .404 .572 .359 .424 92.1 15 2086 6.2 12.5 6.4
2022 Changeup 141 43 98 23.8 84.8 41 40 10 6 3 0 1 4 36 .250 .318 .400 .640 .294 .404 89.9 11 1614 6.1 15.0 11.1
2022 Slider 132 115 17 22.3 84.4 47 45 12 8 1 0 3 13 32 .267 .286 .489 .494 .346 .343 88.3 7 2106 6.1 35.6 27.7
2022 Curveball 62 16 46 10.5 78.5 12 12 3 3 0 0 0 3 9 .250 .231 .250 .320 .224 .235 84.7 10 2135 6.1 26.1 13.0
2022 Sinker 5 2 3 0.8 89.4 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .500 .737 2.000 2.136 1.065 1.160 102.5 17 2080 6.1 0.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 919 447 472 41.7 92.8 214 191 62 31 18 0 13 31 161 .325 .320 .623 .633 .426 .428 94.0 17 2047 6.2 17.0 13.2
2021 Changeup 536 144 392 24.3 85.7 169 157 38 25 6 1 6 20 138 .242 .259 .408 .447 .300 .323 90.0 12 1599 6.2 21.0 11.9
2021 Slider 509 452 57 23.1 86.7 159 152 29 18 8 0 3 38 114 .191 .197 .303 .302 .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 .173 .231 .280 .168 .196 87.4 15 1884 6.1 31.3 15.1
! 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 % Barrel/PA
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 5.9
2020 38.7 26.1 23.9 11.3 41.5 28.2 30.3 4.2 32.4 28.2 21.1 4.2 9.9 6.8
2021 44.7 27.9 22.1 5.3 39.7 39.0 21.3 3.1 34.0 27.9 19.1 6.6 9.4 7.2
2022 39.2 31.5 26.2 3.1 46.2 32.3 21.5 3.1 29.2 26.2 21.5 8.5 10.8 8.4
Player 41.8 27.5 24.1 6.6 39.4 35.1 25.6 3.6 30.8 27.9 21.5 6.7 9.2 6.8
MLB 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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
2022 Changeup CLE R 141 84.8 25.2 -5.0 -17 11.3 -2.6 -18
2022 Sinker CLE R 5 89.4 19.0 -4.1 -18 13.6 -0.5 -3
2022 Curveball CLE R 62 78.5 53.8 -1.1 -2 2.1 -6.1 -75
2022 4-Seamer CLE R 252 91.3 13.7 1.9 12 6.6 0.4 6
2022 Slider CLE R 132 84.4 31.6 -5.6 -15 1.8 -3.8 -68
2021 Slider CLE R 509 86.7 27.5 -6.5 -19 0.1 -4.2 -97
2021 Changeup CLE R 536 85.7 26.7 -3.2 -11 12.3 -1.6 -11
2021 Curveball CLE R 241 80.2 48.7 -3.7 -7 1.7 -6.7 -80
2021 4-Seamer CLE R 919 92.8 14.7 0.6 4 8.7 1.8 25
2020 4-Seamer CLE R 292 92.8 14.7 0.8 5 7.6 0.7 11
2020 Curveball CLE R 72 79.1 49.4 -4.1 -8 1.8 -7.3 -80
2020 Changeup CLE R 196 86.0 27.2 -2.6 -9 12.0 -1.3 -10
2020 Slider CLE R 216 86.3 30.9 -3.7 -11 1.7 -2.5 -59
2019 4-Seamer CLE R 957 93.9 14.9 0.8 5 9.4 1.8 24
2019 Slider CLE R 355 84.9 35.4 -1.5 -4 1.7 -3.0 -64
2019 Changeup CLE R 390 85.8 28.1 -2.1 -7 11.0 -2.6 -19
2019 Curveball CLE R 190 79.4 55.1 0.9 2 7.3 -1.1 -13
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer -0.6 -2 252 42.4 64 .269 .404 .370 12.5 4.7 6.4 .314 .572 .424 52.0
2022 Changeup 0.1 0 141 23.7 41 .250 .400 .333 15.0 9.8 11.1 .318 .640 .404 41.7
2022 Slider 4.2 5 132 22.2 47 .267 .489 .337 35.6 27.7 27.7 .286 .494 .343 43.8
2022 Curveball 0.2 0 62 10.4 12 .250 .250 .225 26.1 25.0 13.0 .231 .320 .235 11.1
2022 Sinker 13.7 1 5 0.8 2 .500 2.000 1.000 0.0 0.0 -- .737 2.136 1.160 100.0
2021 4-Seamer 1.9 18 919 41.7 214 .325 .623 .439 17.0 14.5 13.2 .320 .633 .430 54.0
2021 Changeup -0.7 -4 536 24.3 169 .242 .408 .314 21.0 11.8 11.9 .259 .447 .323 41.3
2021 Slider -1.3 -7 509 23.1 159 .191 .303 .239 31.5 23.9 21.0 .196 .302 .236 34.2
2021 Curveball -1.5 -4 241 10.9 55 .154 .231 .170 31.3 20.0 15.1 .173 .280 .196 34.9
2020 4-Seamer 0.6 2 292 37.6 80 .321 .577 .389 15.1 17.5 19.2 .318 .633 .405 43.8
2020 Slider -4.3 -9 216 27.8 59 .069 .103 .085 42.7 44.1 32.1 .129 .161 .135 21.9
2020 Changeup -2.9 -6 196 25.3 52 .125 .188 .179 35.6 26.9 26.4 .208 .368 .280 23.5
2020 Curveball 0.2 0 72 9.3 15 .200 .600 .327 22.2 20.0 12.0 .217 .382 .253 33.3
2019 4-Seamer 0.0 0 957 50.6 235 .256 .473 .354 14.8 19.6 15.3 .298 .561 .395 48.1
2019 Changeup -1.1 -4 390 20.6 117 .208 .425 .310 24.4 14.5 14.8 .265 .425 .325 30.0
2019 Slider -0.6 -2 355 18.8 79 .237 .382 .273 36.7 19.0 17.0 .231 .359 .267 29.5
2019 Curveball 0.6 1 190 10.0 44 .220 .390 .310 19.5 22.7 14.5 .256 .406 .307 32.3
! 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 86.0 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 535 85.7 99 16.0 1:45 1:45 0
2021 Curveball 241 80.2 63 9.0 7:00 6:15 45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 916 92.8 99 18.8 1:00 1:00 0
2021 Slider 509 86.7 54 7.7 1:00 12:00 60
2022 Changeup 141 84.8 99 16.8 1:30 1:30 0
2022 Curveball 62 78.5 65 12.2 7:00 6:15 45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 250 91.3 99 19.8 12:45 12:45 0
2022 Slider 128 84.4 40 5.9 12:45 11:15 90
! 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 1,892 -15 -12 13 9 -5
2020 206 776 -3 -11 0 1 -13
2021 597 2,205 -11 -5 11 8 3
2022 166 592 -4 2 4 3 5
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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 1,892 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 2,205 51.0 73.6 82.7 27.4 59.8 43.8 65.9 51.0 23.1 8.2 85.6
2022 595 50.8 69.4 84.2 25.8 64.0 44.1 64.1 47.9 20.0 6.8 92.5
Player 5,468 51.2 71.4 82.6 27.0 59.1 42.5 63.9 49.7 23.3 8.0 84.3
MLB 48.5 66.8 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2019 15 13 16 19 21 26 28 23 30 17 44 21 15 66 21 2
2020 75 60 45 32 95 8 17 58 74 71 99 72 75 48 13 8
2021 33 28 19 15 63 5 21 12 15 8 86 26 33 43 10 1
2022 10 10 9 12 20 2 20 24 20 7 62 15 10 22 17 9
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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 19.3 0.0 14 11 10 52.6
2020 24.4 8 9.0 -1.0 2 9 2 25.0
2021 23.3 23 22.1 1.0 7 15 11 47.8
2022 23.1 6 7.3 -1.0 3 8 1 16.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 19 19 27 19 22 15 19 22 18 20 23 19 13 19 19 23 17 23 18 20 10 15 16 21 20 24 20 16 23 14 25
2020 8 9 10 10 10 7 0 11 8 8 10 7 6 8 8 11 7 10 9 11 4 8 9 10 9 10 12 9 12 6 11
2021 23 24 21 21 25 22 22 25 19 19 25 26 15 18 22 24 17 24 24 24 13 20 23 24 23 26 24 21 25 21 27
2022 6 8 7 8 9 6 8 7 6 5 9 8 5 7 6 9 6 9 6 7 4 8 8 9 7 8 8 6 8 7 10
! 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 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.9 92.8 -1.1 92.8 0 91.2 -1.6
Offspeed Velocity 85.8 86 0.2 85.7 -0.3 84.8 -0.9
Breaking Velocity 83 84.5 1.5 84.6 0.1 82.5 -2.1
Exit Velocity 89.6 87.8 -1.8 90.6 2.8 90.5 -0.1
Launch Angle 14.4 16.8 2.4 12.1 -4.7 12.2 0.1
Barrel % 8.1 9.9 1.8 9.4 -0.5 10.8 1.4
Hard Hit % 38.7 33.1 -5.6 43.4 10.3 45 1.6
Sweet Spot % 36.3 31.7 -4.6 32.2 0.5 34.6 2.4
xBA .274 .229 -0.045 .255 0.026 .306 0.051
BA .237 .191 -0.046 .248 0.057 .263 0.015
xwOBA .348 .285 -0.063 .325 0.04 .391 0.066
wOBA .315 .241 -0.074 .314 0.073 .336 0.022
xSLG .477 .413 -0.064 .456 0.043 .567 0.111
SLG .437 .347 -0.09 .437 0.09 .434 -0.003
K% 18.5 27.7 9.2 16.7 -11 13.8 -2.9
BB% 8.4 2.9 -5.5 5.7 2.8 7.2 1.5
Swing % 47.6 52.8 5.2 51 -1.8 47.9 -3.1
Whiff% 21.6 29.8 8.2 23.1 -6.7 20 -3.1
In Zone % 51.7 50.4 -1.3 51 0.6 50.8 -0.2
Out of Zone % 48.3 49.6 1.3 49 -0.6 49.2 0.2
Out of Zone Swing % 24.2 33.5 9.3 27.4 -6.1 25.8 -1.6
First Pitch Swing % 27.8 35 7.2 35.8 0.8 33.5 -2.3
First Pitch Strike % 61.1 64.6 3.5 65.9 1.3 64.1 -1.8
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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
2022 167 .336 84 2 2.4 83 42 50.6

Pitch Distribution