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

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 2 10 4.32 21 21 0 114.2 90 1.32
4 Seasons 24 24 4.03 75 75 0 428.1 335 1.19
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 21 2-10 4.32 114.2 90 1.32
4 Seasons 75 24-24 4.03 428.1 335 1.19

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 .228 .412 .241 .285 .378 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 .456 .314 .325 .364 43.4 16.7 5.7 4.67 4.51
2022 27 1880 366 38 10.4 7.7 89.6 114.4 12.1 36.3 .275 .470 .317 .350 .399 42.2 18.2 6.9 4.32 5.20
Player 6753 1308 123 9.4 6.9 89.8 115.6 13.3 34.4 .262 .460 .307 .333 .383 40.7 18.9 6.4
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 35.8 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
(42.7%) ,
Slider
(25%) ,
Changeup
(21.8%) ,
Curveball
(10.1%) ,
Sinker
(0.3%) ,


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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 41.8 27.0 25.7 5.5 42.1 32.8 25.1 4.1 28.1 26.5 25.1 5.5 10.4 7.7
Player 42.0 27.0 24.3 6.7 39.4 34.7 25.8 3.8 30.2 27.7 22.5 6.2 9.4 6.9
MLB 44.9 23.0 25.0 7.1 36.7 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 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 4-Seamer CLE R 802 91.9 13.6 2.0 13 7.4 1.2 19
2022 Slider CLE R 470 85.4 30.1 -5.7 -16 1.4 -3.9 -74
2022 Curveball CLE R 190 79.3 52.7 -1.3 -2 1.7 -6.4 -79
2022 Sinker CLE R 5 89.4 19.0 -4.5 -19 13.6 -0.2 -1
2022 Changeup CLE R 410 85.8 25.0 -4.8 -16 11.6 -2.0 -15
2021 Changeup CLE R 536 85.7 26.7 -3.2 -11 12.3 -1.6 -11
2021 Slider CLE R 509 86.7 27.5 -6.5 -19 0.1 -4.2 -97
2021 4-Seamer CLE R 919 92.8 14.7 0.6 4 8.7 1.8 25
2021 Curveball CLE R 241 80.2 48.7 -3.7 -7 1.7 -6.6 -80
2020 Slider CLE R 216 86.3 30.9 -3.7 -11 1.7 -2.5 -59
2020 Curveball CLE R 72 79.1 49.4 -4.1 -8 1.8 -7.3 -80
2020 4-Seamer CLE R 292 92.8 14.7 0.8 5 7.6 0.7 11
2020 Changeup CLE R 196 86.0 27.2 -2.6 -9 12.0 -1.3 -10
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
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 %
2022 4-Seamer 0.5 4 802 42.7 179 .314 .516 .412 15.3 7.3 8.4 .323 .611 .440 49.6
2022 Slider 0.4 2 470 25.0 145 .209 .324 .274 37.9 35.2 26.6 .224 .340 .263 34.1
2022 Changeup -0.1 0 410 21.8 130 .252 .341 .303 14.3 12.3 12.4 .300 .464 .350 43.9
2022 Curveball 1.1 2 190 10.1 38 .216 .405 .275 23.9 26.3 13.9 .173 .313 .220 18.5
2022 Sinker 13.5 1 5 0.3 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 -1.3 -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 .279 .196 34.9
2020 4-Seamer 0.6 2 292 37.6 80 .321 .577 .389 15.1 17.5 19.2 .317 .632 .405 43.8
2020 Slider -4.3 -9 216 27.8 59 .069 .103 .085 42.7 44.1 32.1 .128 .161 .134 21.9
2020 Changeup -2.9 -6 196 25.3 52 .125 .188 .179 35.6 26.9 26.4 .208 .368 .279 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 409 85.8 99 16.6 1:30 1:30 0
2022 Curveball 189 79.3 63 11.8 7:00 6:15 45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 798 91.9 99 19.9 1:00 12:45 15
2022 Slider 461 85.4 45 6.4 12:45 11:30 75
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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 494 1,877 -8 -1 10 7 9
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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 1,880 49.0 72.6 82.9 31.0 65.7 43.7 61.6 51.3 21.9 7.0 87.0
Player 6,753 50.6 71.9 82.5 28.3 60.8 42.7 63.2 50.3 23.2 7.9 84.3
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.7 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 66 21 2 30
2020 75 61 45 32 95 8 17 58 74 71 99 72 90 48 13 8 43
2021 33 28 19 15 62 5 21 12 15 8 86 26 46 43 10 1 41
2022 11 9 8 9 22 1 10 24 18 21 62 24 70 26 27 14 31
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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 12 11 57.9
2020 24.4 8 9.4 -1 3 8 2 25.0
2021 23.3 23 22.5 1 7 15 11 47.8
2022 23.6 15 18.8 -4 10 14 8 53.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 19 22 24 19 20 19 20 22 22 18 22 20 14 19 19 23 19 25 18 19 23 16 16 20 20 24 23 17 24 15 27
2020 8 9 10 8 10 9 0 11 10 9 10 7 8 8 8 10 11 11 7 10 10 10 10 11 9 9 10 9 12 7 11
2021 23 24 23 19 24 26 21 25 23 17 24 26 18 17 18 24 24 23 24 20 22 21 24 24 23 21 26 21 23 23 27
2022 15 19 20 18 20 24 19 18 18 15 22 17 14 12 18 22 21 21 15 16 23 20 18 19 21 19 23 15 18 15 25
! 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.9 92.8 -1.1 92.8 0 91.9 -0.9
Offspeed Velocity 85.8 86 0.2 85.7 -0.3 85.8 0.1
Breaking Velocity 83 84.5 1.5 84.6 0.1 83.6 -1
Exit Velocity 89.6 87.8 -1.8 90.6 2.8 89.6 -1
Launch Angle 14.4 16.8 2.4 12.1 -4.7 12.1 0
Barrel % 8.1 9.9 1.8 9.4 -0.5 10.4 1
Hard Hit % 38.7 33.1 -5.6 43.4 10.3 42.2 -1.2
Sweet Spot % 36.3 31.7 -4.6 32.2 0.5 36.3 4.1
xBA .274 .228 -0.046 .255 0.027 .275 0.02
BA .237 .191 -0.046 .248 0.057 .257 0.009
xwOBA .348 .285 -0.063 .325 0.04 .35 0.025
wOBA .315 .241 -0.074 .314 0.073 .317 0.003
xSLG .477 .412 -0.065 .456 0.044 .47 0.014
SLG .437 .347 -0.09 .437 0.09 .407 -0.03
K% 18.5 27.7 9.2 16.7 -11 18.2 1.5
BB% 8.4 2.9 -5.5 5.7 2.8 6.9 1.2
Swing % 47.6 52.8 5.2 51 -1.8 51.3 0.3
Whiff% 21.6 29.8 8.2 23.1 -6.7 21.9 -1.2
In Zone % 51.7 50.4 -1.3 51 0.6 49 -2
Out of Zone % 48.3 49.6 1.3 49 -0.6 51 2
Out of Zone Swing % 24.2 33.5 9.3 27.4 -6.1 31 3.6
First Pitch Swing % 27.8 35 7.2 35.8 0.8 36.6 0.8
First Pitch Strike % 61.1 64.6 3.5 65.9 1.3 61.6 -4.3
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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
2022 495 .317 250 14 5.6 245 129 52.7

Pitch Tempo