Zach Plesac
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 3" 220LBS | Age: 28
Draft: 2016 | Rd: 12, #362, Cleveland Indians | Ball State
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 10 6 4.67 25 25 0 142.2 100 1.20
2022 3 12 4.31 25 24 0 131.2 100 1.32
2023 1 1 7.59 5 5 0 21.1 14 1.97
5 Seasons 26 27 4.20 84 83 0 466.2 359 1.23
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 25 10-6 4.67 142.2 100 1.20
2022 25 3-12 4.31 131.2 100 1.32
2023 5 1-1 7.59 21.1 14 1.97
5 Seasons 84 26-27 4.20 466.2 359 1.23
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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 .412 .241 .285 .379 33.1 27.7 2.9 2.28 3.40
2021 26 2205 456 43 9.4 7.2 90.6 115.6 12.1 32.2 .255 .455 .314 .325 .364 43.4 16.7 5.7 4.67 4.51
2022 27 2153 425 41 9.6 7.2 89.5 114.4 13.0 37.6 .278 .474 .324 .351 .399 41.5 17.6 6.7 4.31 5.28
2023 28 370 86 7 8.1 6.7 91.7 114.1 8.9 30.2 .304 .494 .418 .355 .394 43.0 13.3 4.8 7.59 5.48
Player 7396 1453 133 9.2 6.8 89.8 115.6 13.2 34.6 .266 .463 .315 .336 .385 40.7 18.4 6.3
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Plesac relies on 4 pitches.
Slider
(40.8%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(39.7%) ,
Changeup
(15.4%) ,
Curveball
(4.1%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



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 40.7 26.8 26.4 6.1 43.5 30.6 25.9 4.0 28.0 26.6 24.9 6.6 9.6 7.2
2023 52.3 18.6 24.4 4.7 45.3 38.4 16.3 2.3 41.9 16.3 23.3 8.1 8.1 6.7
Player 42.3 26.4 24.6 6.7 40.3 34.2 25.5 3.7 30.8 27.0 22.6 6.6 9.2 6.8
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! 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
2023 Curveball CLE R 15 78.8 46.8 -7.9 -14 0.1 -8.4 -98
2023 4-Seamer CLE R 147 91.0 15.0 1.6 10 9.3 3.4 57
2023 Slider CLE R 151 84.7 30.7 -6.2 -17 0.3 -4.8 -94
2023 Changeup CLE R 57 83.6 26.4 -5.6 -18 11.2 -2.6 -19
2022 Changeup CLE R 475 85.7 24.9 -5.0 -17 11.4 -2.3 -17
2022 Curveball CLE R 223 79.3 52.8 -1.6 -3 1.9 -5.9 -76
2022 4-Seamer CLE R 924 91.9 13.6 1.9 12 7.4 1.0 16
2022 Sinker CLE R 5 89.4 19.0 -4.4 -19 13.6 -0.3 -2
2022 Slider CLE R 523 85.4 29.9 -5.8 -16 1.4 -3.5 -72
2021 4-Seamer CLE R 919 92.8 14.7 0.6 4 8.7 1.7 25
2021 Slider CLE R 509 86.7 27.5 -6.5 -19 0.1 -4.1 -97
2021 Curveball CLE R 241 80.2 48.7 -3.9 -7 1.7 -6.5 -80
2021 Changeup CLE R 536 85.7 26.7 -3.2 -11 12.3 -1.6 -11
2020 Curveball CLE R 72 79.1 49.4 -4.2 -8 1.8 -7.2 -80
2020 4-Seamer CLE R 292 92.8 14.7 0.8 5 7.6 0.7 10
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 -2.4 -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 -2.8 -62
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 %
2023 Slider -1.6 -2 151 40.8 52 .275 .431 .338 24.7 19.2 19.6 .250 .384 .271 31.0
2023 4-Seamer -3.3 -5 147 39.7 38 .500 .676 .532 13.2 5.3 6.7 .360 .624 .444 65.6
2023 Changeup -6.2 -4 57 15.4 14 .385 .846 .529 13.6 14.3 10.0 .316 .535 .384 27.3
2023 Curveball -0.2 0 15 4.1 1 1.000 1.000 .900 33.3 0.0 0.0 .974 1.100 .913 0.0
2022 4-Seamer -0.4 -4 924 42.9 214 .301 .495 .393 14.7 7.0 8.0 .307 .569 .415 47.7
2022 Slider -0.4 -2 523 24.3 164 .210 .338 .283 37.5 32.3 24.8 .244 .381 .289 34.6
2022 Changeup -0.9 -4 475 22.1 144 .272 .419 .339 16.5 13.2 13.1 .307 .485 .362 41.9
2022 Curveball -1.4 -3 223 10.4 43 .214 .405 .272 24.1 30.2 14.1 .163 .292 .205 24.1
2022 Sinker -13.4 -1 5 0.2 2 .500 2.000 1.000 0.0 0.0 -- .657 1.957 1.095 100.0
2021 4-Seamer -1.9 -18 919 41.7 214 .325 .623 .439 17.0 14.5 13.2 .320 .633 .429 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 1.4 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 .172 .279 .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 .128 .160 .134 21.9
2020 Changeup 2.9 6 196 25.3 52 .125 .188 .179 35.6 26.9 26.4 .209 .369 .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 .405 .307 32.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 Changeup 56 83.6 99 16.6 1:30 1:30 0
2023 Curveball 15 78.8 29 5.2 7:45 6:00 105
2023 4-Seam Fastball 146 91.0 99 19.9 1:00 1:00 0
2023 Slider 150 84.7 52 6.2 12:45 12:00 45
2022 Changeup 474 85.7 99 16.5 1:30 1:30 0
2022 Curveball 222 79.3 63 12.0 7:00 6:15 45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 919 91.9 99 19.8 1:00 12:45 15
2022 Slider 514 85.4 45 6.5 12:45 11:30 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
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
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 475 1,892 16 12 -13 -9 5
2020 206 776 3 11 0 -1 13
2021 597 2,205 10 6 -11 -8 -3
2022 570 2,161 7 0 -12 -8 -13
2023 105 370 -6 -3 -1 -1 -11
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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 50.5 71.7 79.4 33.6 50.4 43.4 64.6 52.8 29.8 7.2 87.5
2021 2,205 50.9 73.6 82.8 27.5 59.7 43.9 65.9 51.0 23.1 8.2 85.6
2022 2,153 49.1 72.5 83.6 31.3 64.0 43.6 61.4 51.5 22.0 7.1 86.9
2023 370 52.4 74.2 87.5 32.4 61.4 48.9 54.3 54.3 19.4 6.8 96.0
Player 7,396 50.6 72.0 83.0 28.7 60.5 43.1 62.7 50.6 22.9 7.8 84.9
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2019 15 13 15 19 21 26 28 23 29 17 44 21 6 62 23 2 28
2020 75 60 45 32 95 8 17 58 74 71 99 72 90 41 15 8 43
2021 33 28 20 14 62 5 21 12 15 8 86 26 46 36 12 1 41
2022 8 5 4 6 19 6 14 23 20 15 65 21 69 19 30 13 33
2023 12 12 50
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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 20.3 -1 11 13 11 57.9
2020 24.4 8 9.2 -1 2 9 2 25.0
2021 23.3 23 21.9 1 7 14 11 47.8
2022 23.5 19 21.4 -2 11 17 9 47.4
2023 22.9 3 3.7 -1 3 3 1 33.3
Player 23.5 72 76.4 -4 34 56 34 47.2

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 19 24 16 23 23 20 24 19 19 14 18 24 22 18 19 18 14 16 20 24 21 23 27 24 14 16 19 25 26 20 18
2020 8 11 8 10 9 9 11 7 8 8 8 10 9 7 10 10 10 9 9 10 9 11 11 10 7 8 10 10 10 10 7
2021 23 23 19 23 21 21 24 25 15 18 16 22 24 18 24 26 19 24 23 21 23 23 28 25 22 21 23 22 22 20 22
2022 19 19 16 24 20 22 27 17 17 16 19 24 22 21 22 26 20 20 23 22 23 20 29 25 17 17 24 28 23 20 18
2023 3 3 3 3 5 4 4 3 2 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3
Player 72 80 62 83 78 76 90 71 61 60 65 84 81 68 79 84 67 73 78 81 80 80 99 88 64 66 80 89 85 73 68
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and 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 2019 2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.9 92.8 -1.1 92.8 0.0 91.9 -0.9 91.0 -0.9
Offspeed Velocity 85.8 86.0 0.2 85.7 -0.3 85.7 0.0 83.6 -2.1
Breaking Velocity 83.0 84.5 1.5 84.6 0.1 83.6 -1.0 84.2 0.6
Exit Velocity 89.6 87.8 -1.8 90.6 2.8 89.5 -1.1 91.7 2.2
Launch Angle 14.4 16.8 2.4 12.1 -4.7 13.0 0.9 8.9 -4.1
Barrel % 8.1 9.9 1.8 9.4 -0.5 9.6 0.2 8.1 -1.5
Hard Hit % 38.7 33.1 -5.6 43.4 10.3 41.5 -1.9 43.0 1.5
Sweet Spot % 36.3 31.7 -4.6 32.2 0.5 37.6 5.4 30.2 -7.4
xBA .274 .229 -0.045 .255 0.026 .278 0.023 .304 0.026
BA .237 .191 -0.046 .248 0.057 .260 0.012 .374 0.114
xwOBA .348 .285 -0.063 .325 0.040 .351 0.026 .355 0.004
wOBA .315 .241 -0.074 .314 0.073 .324 0.010 .418 0.094
xSLG .477 .412 -0.065 .455 0.043 .474 0.019 .494 0.020
SLG .437 .347 -0.090 .437 0.090 .426 -0.011 .576 0.150
K% 18.5 27.7 9.2 16.7 -11.0 17.6 0.9 13.3 -4.3
BB% 8.4 2.9 -5.5 5.7 2.8 6.7 1.0 4.8 -1.9
Swing % 47.6 52.8 5.2 51.0 -1.8 51.5 0.5 54.3 2.8
Whiff% 21.6 29.8 8.2 23.1 -6.7 22.0 -1.1 19.4 -2.6
In Zone % 51.7 50.5 -1.2 50.9 0.4 49.1 -1.8 52.4 3.3
Out of Zone % 48.3 49.5 1.2 49.1 -0.4 50.9 1.8 47.6 -3.3
Out of Zone Swing % 24.2 33.6 9.4 27.5 -6.1 31.3 3.8 32.4 1.1
First Pitch Swing % 27.8 35.0 7.2 35.8 0.8 36.1 0.3 26.7 -9.4
First Pitch Strike % 61.1 64.6 3.5 65.9 1.3 61.4 -4.5 54.3 -7.1
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2019 Shifts 475 .315 268 8 3.0 207 139 67.1
2020 Shifts 205 .242 113 16 14.2 92 67 72.8
2021 Shifts 570 .310 303 18 5.9 267 165 61.8
2022 Shifts 568 .324 279 21 7.5 289 180 62.3
2023 Shades 105 .418 53 0 0.0 52 20 38.5
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2019 610 14.9 50.7% 0.2% 251 23.7 0.0% 8.8%
2020 262 16.5 32.1% 1.1% 55 22.4 0.0% 1.8%
2021 678 17.2 18.3% 1.0% 274 24.6 0.0% 14.6%
2022 594 15.4 42.3% 1.7% 318 21.8 0.0% 7.2%
2023 85 13.3 81.2% 0.0% 62 17.3 11.3% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution