Adam Plutko
28-Year-Old PitcherSP
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Plutko managed a sparkling 1.70 ERA in 14 starts for Triple-A Columbus, but he wasn't able to carry over any of that success to the major-league level. In 12 starts and another five relief appearances with Cleveland, he posted a 5.28 ERA (6.10 FIP). He walked just 7.1% of opposing batters but struggled to put big-league hitters away, striking out just 18.4% after posting a 25.7% strikeout rate in Triple-A. He also couldn't keep the ball in the stadium, allowing 21 homers. His 15.4% HR/FB wasn't far from the league average, so the homers can be blamed primarily on his inability to keep the ball on the ground, as he managed just a 26.8% groundball rate. It's hard to see Plutko making a significant enough improvement to be fantasy relevant this season. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Indians in March of 2019.
Yields season-high eight runs
PCleveland Indians
September 28, 2019
Plutko allowed eight runs on seven hits with two walks and three strikeouts across 1.1 innings while taking a loss against the Nationals on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
The second inning was Plutko's worst of the season, as he gave up eight baserunners and only recorded one out. He left with the bases loaded, and all three runners eventually scored on a grand slam. Obviously, this really elevated his season ERA, which is a real shame because he had been pitching well coming into Saturday. Prior to this appearance, Plutko had a 2.86 ERA in his previous four starts. He ends the season 7-5 with a 4.86 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 78 strikeouts in 109.1 innings.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
85
Last 10 Games
85
Last 5 Games
76
How many pitches does Adam Plutko generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Adam Plutko generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-21%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-11%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-34%
BAA vs RHP
2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .297 389 46 29 105 25 1 22
Since 2017vs Right .234 399 92 20 88 25 1 21
2019vs Left .283 231 26 15 60 12 1 10
2019vs Right .252 231 52 11 55 15 0 12
2018vs Left .319 158 20 14 45 13 0 12
2018vs Right .209 168 40 9 33 10 1 9
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-28%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-33%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-26%
ERA at Home
2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 4.27 1.05 99.0 7 4 1 6.5 1.5 2.4
Since 2017Away 5.90 1.59 87.0 4 6 0 6.9 3.3 1.8
2019Home 3.83 0.95 49.1 4 2 0 5.8 1.5 2.2
2019Away 5.70 1.57 60.0 3 3 0 6.9 2.7 1.5
2018Home 4.71 1.15 49.2 3 2 1 7.1 1.6 2.5
2018Away 6.33 1.63 27.0 1 3 0 7.0 4.7 2.3
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Adam Plutko compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
3.00
 
K/9
6.4
 
BB/9
2.1
 
HR/9
1.8
 
Fastball
91.1 mph
 
ERA
4.86
 
WHIP
1.29
 
BABIP
.288
 
GB/FB
0.79
 
Left On Base
72.6%
 
Exit Velocity
88.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
7.4%
 
Spin Rate
2293 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
32.6%
 
Swinging Strike
8.8%
 
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
Plutko was a minor league workhorse in the Indians' organization in 2016. The 25-year-old right-hander tossed 71.2 innings and 90.0 innings in Double-A and Triple-A respectively. After making 15 starts for Triple-A Columbus and earning a 3.97 ERA and 4.03 FIP, Plutko was called up to the Indians in late September, where he appeared in only two regular season games and pitched 3.2 innings. Plutko relies much more on pinpoint control as opposed to high velocity, which allows his fastball to still be an effective pitch despite sitting in the low 90's. Additionally, Plutko has been effective at consistently throwing strikes, which he demonstrated by his 130:46 K:BB in 2016. While he appears to be major-league ready and was developed as a starter, Plutko's best chance to make the Indians 2017 25-man roster will be via a spot in the bullpen. In order to do so, he will need to continue to demonstrate a high level of command.
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Surrenders one run in no-decistion
PCleveland Indians
September 22, 2019
Plutko did not factor in the decision against Philadelphia on Sunday, tossing 4.1 innings and giving up one run on four hits and two walks while striking out three.
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Earns seventh win
PCleveland Indians
September 17, 2019
Plutko (7-4) allowed two earned runs on four hits and a walk while striking out six across six innings to earn the win Tuesday against the Tigers.
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Lines up for two step
PCleveland Indians
September 16, 2019
Plutko is listed as the Indians' scheduled starter for Tuesday's game against the Tigers.
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Early exit in no-decision
PCleveland Indians
September 12, 2019
Plutko didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Angels, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks over 4.1 innings while striking out three.
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Solid in no-decision
PCleveland Indians
September 6, 2019
Plutko allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out five over six innings in a no-decision versus the Twins on Friday.
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