Zach Plesac
Zach Plesac
25-Year-Old PitcherSP
Cleveland Indians
Out
Injury Not Injury Related
Est. Return 8/22/2020
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Plesac opened the season at Double-A, but injuries to Cleveland's rotation allowed him to make his big-league debut at the end of May. While the right-hander finished his rookie campaign with respectable numbers -- going 8-6 with a 3.81 ERA and 1.23 WHIP across 21 starts -- he provided plenty of reasons to be skeptical about his ability to repeat that success, most of which are reflected in his 4.94 FIP and 5.13 SIERA. Plesac didn't miss many bats, evidenced by his 9.9% swinging-strike rate and 6.8 K/9, while the contact he allowed was often problematic. His 7.6 Barrel% coupled with his 39.1 GB% resulted in a 1.5 HR/9. He also benefitted from a 78.6% strand rate -- which is tough for a starting pitcher to sustain -- and a .258 BABIP, which isn't supported by his batted-ball profile. Plesac will compete for a spot in the Indians' rotation in 2020, though his upside is limited regardless of his role. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Indians in June of 2016.
Placed on restricted list
PCleveland Indians
Not Injury Related
August 11, 2020
Plesac (not injury related) was placed on the restricted list Tuesday.
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Plesac was sent home by Cleveland on Sunday after violating team rules, and his placement on the restricted list will free up a spot on the active roster. The right-hander will have to quarantine for at least three days and test negative for COVID-19 before he's allowed to rejoin the team. The earliest that he'd be able to return is Friday, but the team may choose to impose additional punishments.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
99
Last 10 Games
99
Last 5 Games
99
How many pitches does Zach Plesac generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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121+
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-13%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-12%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-15%
BAA vs LHP
2018
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .209 244 51 21 46 9 1 8
Since 2018vs Right .239 308 61 21 68 18 1 13
2020vs Left .171 37 14 2 6 0 0 1
2020vs Right .150 40 10 0 6 2 0 1
2019vs Left .216 207 37 19 40 9 1 7
2019vs Right .253 268 51 21 62 16 1 12
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-10%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-14%
ERA on Road
2018
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 3.61 1.16 67.1 5 2 0 7.4 2.7 1.3
Since 2018Away 3.25 1.13 69.1 4 5 0 7.4 2.9 1.4
2020Home 0.00 0.38 8.0 0 0 0 12.4 0.0 0.0
2020Away 2.08 0.85 13.0 1 1 0 9.0 1.4 1.4
2019Home 4.10 1.26 59.1 5 2 0 6.7 3.0 1.5
2019Away 3.51 1.19 56.1 3 4 0 7.0 3.2 1.4
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Zach Plesac 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
12.00
 
K/9
10.3
 
BB/9
0.9
 
HR/9
0.9
 
Fastball
93.1 mph
 
ERA
1.29
 
WHIP
0.67
 
BABIP
.221
 
GB/FB
1.05
 
Left On Base
98.2%
 
Exit Velocity
80.9 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
3.8%
 
Spin Rate
2028 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
20.0%
 
Swinging Strike
13.5%
 
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Sent home by Cleveland
PCleveland Indians
Not Injury Related
August 9, 2020
Plesac was sent home by Cleveland on Sunday after violating the league's health and safety protocols, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
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Throws seven scoreless innings
PCleveland Indians
August 8, 2020
Plesac improved to 1-1 on the season after throwing six shutout inning Saturday against the White Sox, striking out seven while walking one and allowing five hits.
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Pitches well in loss
PCleveland Indians
August 3, 2020
Plesac (0-1) allowed three runs on four hits and one walk while striking out six over seven innings in a loss to the Reds on Monday.
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Eight scoreless innings
PCleveland Indians
July 29, 2020
Plesac allowed three hits and no walks while striking out 11 across eight scoreless innings Wednesday against the White Sox. He did not factor into the decision.
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Wins final rotation spot
PCleveland Indians
July 21, 2020
Plesac will be Cleveland's fifth starter to begin the season, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
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