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45 Adam Plutko SP

Cleveland Indians

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
32%21%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
77.15-304.544712
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018CLE455.281712001176.27845452112360
2019CLE534.54141000077.17841391931247

Player Updates

August 21, 2019 10:48 PM
Indians' Adam Plutko: Strikes out five in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plutko gave up two runs on four hits and one walk while striking out five through six innings in a no-decision against the Mets on Wednesday.

Plutko didn't allow a hit until the third inning and delivered a nice outing other than a small stretch in the fifth inning in which he gave up three hits and two runs. Plutko has pitched six innings in his last three starts and has quality starts in the last two outings. The 27-year-old has a 4.54 ERA and a 47:12 K:BB through 13 starts this season. Plutko will make his next start Tuesday against the Tigers at Comerica Park.

August 16, 2019 02:00 AM
Indians' Adam Plutko: Quality start against Yankees
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plutko (5-3) picked up the win against the Yankees on Thursday, giving up three earned runs on six hits over six innings, striking out three and walking one as the Indians bagged a 19-5 victory.

The 27-year-old did his part in a game where he was given plenty of run support, tossing his fifth quality start of the season en route to his fifth win. Plutko now sports a 4.67 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP and a 42:11 K:BB across 71.1 innings.

August 11, 2019 08:16 AM
Indians' Adam Plutko: Undone by long balls
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plutko (4-3) took the loss Saturday as Cleveland fell 4-1 to the Twins, giving up four runs on nine hits and a walk over six innings while striking out three.

Max Kepler and Marwin Gonzalez both took him deep, and with the Cleveland offense unable to solve Jake Odorizzi, that was one mistake too many for Plutko. The right-hander will carry a 4.68 ERA and 39:10 K:BB through 65.1 innings into his next start Thursday, on the road against the Yankees.

August 4, 2019 01:48 PM
Indians' Adam Plutko: Permits one run in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plutko (4-2) allowed one run on five hits with one walk and four strikeouts across 5.1 innings while earning a victory against the Angels on Saturday.

The only run Plutko gave up came on a sacrifice fly in the sixth. Plutko has been inconsistent since earning his last victory nearly two months ago, but in his last three starts, he owns a 2.62 ERA. Overall, Plutko has a 4.55 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 36 strikeouts in 59.1 innings this season. He will pitch again in a pivotal series in Minnesota on Thursday.

July 26, 2019 03:24 AM
Indians' Adam Plutko: Allows three runs in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plutko pitched 5.1 innings and did not factor into the decision against Kansas City on Thursday, giving up three runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out one.

Pitching against the Royals for the second time in less than a week, Plutko was less effective this time out, scattering seven hits while equalling a season high by walking two batters. As in the previous outing, he was victimized by a first-inning home run off the bat of Hunter Dozier, this one coming with a man aboard to give the Royals an early lead. Despite posting a decent 1.15 WHIP on the season, Plutko now sports a 4.83 ERA due in large part to his inability to keep the ball in the park, serving up 15 home runs in only 54 innings. The 27-year-old will have a home matchup against the Astros on Wednesday in his next scheduled start.

July 21, 2019 02:32 PM
Indians' Adam Plutko: Takes loss despite strong outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plutko (3-2) allowed one earned run on two hits and a walk while striking out four across seven innings to take the loss Saturday against the Royals.

Plutko effectively limited the Royals, though he was punished for his one mistake when he allowed a solo home run to Hunter Dozier in the first inning. Otherwise, only two other hitters reached scoring position across his remaining six innings of work. The strong effort was needed for Plutko, as he had allowed 10 earned runs across 10 innings in his last two starts. He now owns a 4.81 ERA but has a useful 1.09 WHIP as he has handed out only six free passes across 48.2 innings. He'll look to string together quality performances in his next start, currently scheduled for Thursday in Kansas City.

July 16, 2019 01:40 AM
Indians' Adam Plutko: Avoids loss in ugly outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plutko allowed five runs on seven hits and a walk over 5.1 innings Monday, striking out one batter and taking the no-decision in the win over Detroit.

Plutko got hammered for five runs for the second straight outing, raising his ERA to 5.40. During those starts, he's struck out just two batters while yielding three homers in 10 innings. His next start should come at home against the Royals on Saturday if he sticks in the rotation.

July 14, 2019 06:00 PM
Indians' Adam Plutko: Re-entering rotation Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plutko is scheduled to start Monday's game against the Tigers.

Plutko will pick up his first start since June 28 after Cleveland's light schedule allowed the team to get by with a shortened rotation over the last two and a half weeks. Though he remained on the active roster throughout that stretch, Plutko didn't make any appearances in relief. He presumably kept his arm conditioned for starting duty during the idle period by pitching in a simulated game or two, so Plutko shouldn't face any notable workload restrictions in his return to the mound.

July 2, 2019 02:00 PM
Indians' Adam Plutko: Working in relief through break
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plutko isn't listed among the Indians' projected starters for their three-game series with the Royals.

Plutko's last start came June 24 in against Kansas City, when he covered four innings of one-run ball before being pulled from the outing after a rain delay. He mopped up in long relief in his subsequent appearance last Friday in Baltimore, giving up five runs on nine hits and one walk in 4.2 innings. The poor showing didn't do Plutko any favors in re-entering the pitching schedule during the Indians' five-game week, so manager Terry Francona looks prepared to stick with a four-man rotation thanks to off days Monday and the upcoming Friday. The Indians will next require a fifth starter July 16 against the Tigers.

June 25, 2019 09:28 AM
Indians' Adam Plutko: Strikes out three before rain delay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plutko gave up one run on one hit and no walks while striking out three though four innings in a no-decision against the Royals on Monday.

Plutko was cruising through four innings but had his start cut short by a rain delay that lasted over two hours. Plutko is giving up 2.8 HR/9 and served up another solo shot despite the strong outing. The 27-year-old has a 3-1 record with a 4.26 ERA through six starts this season. Plutko will make his next start at Sunday Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

June 20, 2019 11:44 PM
Indians' Adam Plutko: Inefficient in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plutko gave up three runs (two earned) on seven hits and no walks while striking out five through 4.1 innings in a no-decision against the Rangers on Wednesday.

Plutko limited the Rangers to one run until the fourth inning, when he quickly allowed two hits and a run before two errors allowed another run to score. The right-hander was removed after 89 pitches after surrendering another extra-base hit, leaving him unable to complete the fifth inning. Plutko had delivered quality starts in his previous two outings, but a 6.68 FIP suggested there was regression coming. Plutko would be lined up to face the Royals on Monday if he stays in the rotation.

June 14, 2019 11:52 PM
Indians' Adam Plutko: Locks up third victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plutko (3-1) gave up three runs (two earned) on five hits and a walk while striking out six over six innings Friday in a win over the Tigers.

Plutko gave up both of his earned runs in the bottom of the second inning on a pair of solo homers, and the Tigers would push across another run in the third on a sacrifice fly. The 27-year-old has now put together quality starts in back-to-back outings, and he'll likely remain in the starting rotation moving forward with Carlos Carrasco out for the foreseeable future.

June 8, 2019 11:12 PM
Indians' Adam Plutko: Bounces back with strong start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plutko (2-1) allowed two runs on three hits with four strikeouts and no walks across six innings to earn a victory against the Yankees on Saturday.

The 27-year-old yielded just one run on one hit in his 2019 MLB debut, but he gave up seven runs on 12 hits in his next start. After that rough outing, Plutko went back to Triple-A until Saturday. His overall numbers aren't going to be great because it's a small sample size with one horrendous outing, but Plutko has more than held his own in two of his three big-league starts in 2019. He is 2-1 with a 5.19 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 11 strikeouts in 17.1 innings this season. Carlos Carrasco landed on the injured list with an undisclosed blood condition Wednesday, and Plutko probably pitched well enough in this outing to earn another start in his place.

June 5, 2019 05:48 PM
Indians' Adam Plutko: Joining rotation Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plutko will be recalled from Triple-A Columbus to start Saturday against the Yankees, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.

Plutko will join the big-league rotation over the weekend after Carlos Carrasco was sent to the injured list with an undisclosed blood condition. With the Indians dealing with multiple injuries to their starting rotation, Plutko could stick around beyond Saturday's start if he holds his own. In two starts for the big club this season, Plutko has racked up a 6.35 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 7:2 K:BB in 11.1 innings.

May 25, 2019 08:52 PM
Indians' Adam Plutko: Sent to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plutko was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Saturday.

He had success in his first start with the big club, but he gave up seven earned runs on 12 hits (four home runs) in 5.1 innings in Thursday's start against the Rays. It is unclear who will take his spot in the rotation.

May 23, 2019 10:44 PM
Indians' Adam Plutko: Serves up four homers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plutko (1-1) took the loss Thursday against the Rays by surrendering seven runs on 12 hits with three strikeouts through 5.1 innings.

Plutko took his first loss of the season as he fell victim to the long ball, limiting the damage to a trio of solo shots before Kevin Kiermaier swatted a fatal three-run, inside-the-park homer in the sixth. On the bright side, Plutko didn't walk anyone and managed to punch out three. The right-hander is coming off a solid start in which he allowed just one run after missing the beginning of the season with a right forearm strain, so perhaps this shaky outing was a fluke. Through both games this year, the 27-year-old holds a 6.35 ERA and 1.32 WHIP. He'll get a chance to prove himself again with a Tuesday tilt at Fenway Park.

May 19, 2019 11:56 AM
Indians' Adam Plutko: Strong outing in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plutko (1-0) earned the win Saturday against the Orioles by allowing one run on one hit across six innings. He struck out four and walked two.

Plutko missed the beginning of the season with a right forearm strain but showed no rust Saturday as the lone hit he allowed was a solo home run to Trey Mancini. The 27-year-old may have been able to pitch deeper since he finished at 83 pitches, but it makes sense the team would take it slow in his first major-league start of the year. Plutko is set to take the mound again Thursday versus Tampa Bay.

May 18, 2019 10:48 AM
Indians' Adam Plutko: Recalled from Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plutko was recalled from Triple-A Columbus ahead of his start Saturday against the Orioles.

He gave up one run on a walk and two hits while striking out four in five innings in his most recent start for the Clippers. His previous outing was a disaster, as he gave up five runs and didn't make it out of the first inning. Plutko could stick in the big-league rotation for the foreseeable future if he can prove to be a serviceable option, and Saturday's matchup is certainly favorable.

May 16, 2019 03:36 PM
Indians' Adam Plutko: Slated to start Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plutko will be recalled from Triple-A Columbus to start Saturday against the Orioles, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.

With Plutko joining the rotation Saturday, Shane Bieber and Carlos Carrasco will now take the mound Sunday and Monday, respectively. After getting rocked in his first start for the Clippers earlier in May, Pluto allowed one run across five innings his last time out for Columbus. With the big-league staff currently dealing with multiple injuries, Plutko could remain in the rotation for a few turns, assuming he holds his own.

May 8, 2019 12:08 PM
Indians' Adam Plutko: Rocked in return to Columbus
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plutko (forearm) gave up five runs on two hits and three walks while striking out one in one-third of an inning in his return to Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday.

The right-hander made it through three frames in his final extended spring outing last week, but Plutko could not even record a second out in his first start back at the Triple-A level. He missed the start of the year with a right forearm strain. While the Indians are hurting for starters at the big-league level, it doesn't seem like Plutko is a realistic option in the immediate future.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Kansas City 16.101 2.76038
vs LHB 35.200 5.300915
vs RHB 41.200 3.890332
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
7/15DET0005.17511
7/20KC0107.02114
7/25@KC0005.17321
8/3LAA1005.15114
8/10@MIN0106.09413
8/15@NYY1006.06313
8/21@NYM0006.04215
Two Week Schedule
AUGUST
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
18
@NYY
W8-4
19
20
@NYM
L2-9
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L0-2
23
KC
W4-1
24
KC
7:10 pm
25
KC
1:10 pm
26
27
@DET
7:10 pm
28
@DET
7:10 pm
29
@DET
1:10 pm
30
@TB
7:10 pm
31
@TB
6:10 pm
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
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26

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25

23

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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2016CLE00 7.36200000 3.25331023
2017CLE00 ---0000000.00000000
2018CLE45 5.2817120011 76.27845452112360
2019CLE53 4.5414130000 77.17841391931247
Total 98 4.9733250011 157.2161898741437110
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2016CLE2000000000 --- --- ---
2018CLE17000000000 --- --- ---
2019CLE14200000100 .000 .000 .000
Total 33200000100 .000 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2016CLEP20101001.000
2018CLEP17121037001.000
2019CLEP1413118120 .818
Total  33252211920 .909
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2016CLE026 0.3300001 .31318 17.2 .5630
2017CLE000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
2018CLE153111 0.5013013 .261326 12.0 .5550
2019CLE059119 0.5500000 .259318 10.8 .5050
Total 1114236 0.5213014 .261662 11.5 .5310
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2014AFX-Lake County Captains31 3.931010000 52.2492623111266
2014AFA-Carolina Mudcats49 4.081818000 97.09947441121878
2015AFA-Lynchburg Hillcats42 1.2788100 49.2307731547
2015AA-Akron Rubberducks95 2.861919100116.1963937922390
2016AAA-Columbus Clippers65 4.101515000 90.0874241803467
2016AA-Akron RubberDucks33 3.271313000 71.2642726501263
2017AAA-Columbus Clippers712 5.902422000135.2153928924053103
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/200
Birthdate:
10/3/1991
Age:
27
Hometown:
Upland, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Cleveland Indians
College:
UCLA
MLB Experience:
3