Adam Plutko

Adam Plutko

30-Year-Old PitcherRP
 Free Agent  Foreign
Free Agent
2022 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Adam Plutko in 2022. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year contract with the Indians in March of 2019. Traded to the Orioles in March of 2021.
Lands in KBO
PFree Agent  F
December 9, 2021
Plutko signed with the LG Twins of the Korea Baseball Organization on Thursday, Sung Min Kim of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Plutko served as a reliever for the Orioles in 2021, posting a 6.71 ERA and 1.63 WHIP across 56.1 innings. After being designated for assignment in mid-August, it didn't appear that he would have significant opportunity in the major leagues moving forward. Instead, Plutko may have the chance to return to a starting role with the Twins, and he is set to make up to $800,000 on a one-year deal.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
27
Last 10 Games
30
Last 5 Games
33
How many pitches does Adam Plutko generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
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 2019
 
 
-8%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-20%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-22%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-11%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .291 373 50 23 99 20 3 16
Since 2019vs Right .267 459 86 37 111 30 0 28
2021vs Left .337 92 21 5 28 4 2 6
2021vs Right .270 163 23 22 37 11 0 11
2020vs Left .244 50 3 3 11 4 0 0
2020vs Right .311 65 11 4 19 4 0 5
2019vs Left .283 231 26 15 60 12 1 10
2019vs Right .252 231 52 11 55 15 0 12
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-12%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-14%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-21%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-33%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 5.04 1.18 96.1 6 5 0 5.9 2.1 2.5
Since 2019Away 5.75 1.61 97.0 4 4 2 6.9 3.5 1.6
2021Home 7.27 1.58 26.0 0 1 0 6.6 3.5 3.5
2021Away 6.23 1.68 30.1 1 1 1 7.4 5.0 2.1
2020Home 5.14 1.24 21.0 2 2 0 5.1 1.7 2.1
2020Away 4.05 1.65 6.2 0 0 1 4.1 4.1 0.0
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
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Stat Review
How does Adam Plutko compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 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 30 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
1.63
 
K/9
7.0
 
BB/9
4.3
 
HR/9
2.7
 
Fastball
91.6 mph
 
ERA
6.71
 
WHIP
1.63
 
BABIP
.295
 
GB/FB
0.65
 
Left On Base
71.8%
 
Exit Velocity
83.2 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.4%
 
Spin Rate
2337 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
23.0%
 
Swinging Strike
10.8%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Plutko made 20 starts in 2019 and got several chances to start early on in 2020 -- including when Mike Clevinger was scratched for violating team protocols -- but he couldn't maintain a starting role for Cleveland. He had a seven-run blowup against Detroit on Aug. 21 and was not entrusted with another start after that. Plutko enjoyed some success out of the bullpen in September, and the bullpen is where Plutko should remain even with the departures from Cleveland's starting staff over the past couple years. The stuff simply is not there for Plutko to be able to turn a big-league lineup over multiple times -- his career ERA jumps from 3.45 the first time through to 5.92 the second time through. The flyballer may not have much upside in relief either, but Plutko has enough control and is crafty enough to where he should be able to stick around in the middle innings.
Plutko opened the minor-league season on the IL with a forearm strain and made his way to the majors in mid-May, but still ended up making 20 starts for the Indians in 2019. His numbers (4.86 ERA and 1.29 WHIP) were nothing special, and yet the estimators say he overachieved. Plutko sits at 91 mph with his fastball, and his slider -- his top secondary pitch -- is not a wipeout pitch by any stretch of the imagination as evidenced by the pitch's 11.5% swinging-strike rate (8.4 SwStr% overall). He limited the free passes (5.6 BB%) and has gotten decent marks for command, but the long ball has been a major problem, with Plutko averaging more than two per nine in 189.2 frames at the big-league level. He figures to be on the outside looking in for a rotation spot entering spring training. As the team's depth is inevitably tested throughout the year, he will likely see some starting opportunities.
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.
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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Clears waivers
PBaltimore Orioles  F
August 17, 2021
Plutko recently accepted an assignment to Triple-A Norfolk after clearing waivers, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.
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Cast off 40-man roster
PBaltimore Orioles  F
August 15, 2021
Plutko was designated for assignment Sunday, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
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Getting crushed by long ball
PBaltimore Orioles  F
August 11, 2021
Plutko has allowed a home run in each of his last five outings.
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Allows two runs Saturday
PBaltimore Orioles  F
July 25, 2021
Plutko allowed two runs on two hits in one inning during Saturday's 5-3 win over Washington.
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Posts 2.2 scoreless innings
PBaltimore Orioles  F
July 11, 2021
Plutko allowed three hits and a walk while striking out two over 2.2 scoreless innings in Saturday's 8-3 loss to the White Sox.
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