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65 Zach Plesac SP

Cleveland Indians

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August 17, 2019 09:16 PM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Handed fourth defeat
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plesac (6-4) struck out five and allowed five runs (four earned) on six hits and one walk over 4.2 innings to take the loss against the Yankees on Saturday.

Plesac has given up 11 earned runs in 20.2 innings over his last four starts, but that was against the Astros, Rangers, Red Sox and Yankees. Saturday the right-hander allowed three solo homers, including back-to-back shots from Didi Gregorius and Gleyber Torres in the fourth inning. He came out for the fifth but permitted one more solo blast to D.J. LeMahieu before departing after 96 pitches. Plesac has allowed 15 homers in 81.2 innings but still holds a 3.53 ERA and 1.21 WHIP. He's scheduled to pitch next Thursday against the Mets at Citi Field.

August 12, 2019 11:36 PM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Falls short of quality start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plesac allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks over five innings Monday, striking out two during the win over Boston. He did not factor in the decision.

It was just the second time in his last seven outings that Plesac allowed more than two runs. He had a fine outing overall except for an ugly fourth inning where he coughed up two runs on a walk and three hits, including a J.D. Martinez homer. The rookie righty is still a perfect 3-0 since the start of July. Plesac will get another tough matchup in New York against the Yankees on Saturday.

August 8, 2019 01:08 AM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Six shutout innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plesac allowed five hits and two walks while striking out seven across six scoreless innings in the first game of the Indians' doubleheader against the Rangers on Wednesday. He did not factor into the decision.

Plesac held the Rangers scoreless through six innings, but he was given no run support and was thus denied a win despite the strong effort. After racking up 60 pitches through three innings, Plesac worked more efficiently through the final three frames and retired nine of the last 11 batters he faced. Though he has only a 54:27 K:BB across 72 innings this season, Plesac has worked six or more innings in three of his last four starts and has a strong 3.13 ERA and 1.15 WHIP. He'll draw his next start Monday against Boston.

August 6, 2019 07:40 PM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Tuesday's game postponed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plesac won't make his scheduled start Tuesday against the Rangers since the game was postponed due to rain, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

The game will be made up via a traditional doubleheader Wednesday, with Plesac starting Game 1, per Meisel. The Indians will employ a bullpen game for the nightcap, pushing Mike Clevinger's start to Thursday.

July 27, 2019 08:20 AM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Dazzles in fifth win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plesac (5-3) picked up the win in Friday's 8-3 victory over the Royals, giving up one unearned run on six hits and two walks over seven innings while striking out four.

The rookie attacked the zone all night, throwing 72 of 104 pitches for strikes, and only a fifth-inning error by Mike Freeman allowed Kansas City to get on the board at all against Plesac. He'll take a 3.10 ERA and 44:22 K:BB through 61 innings into his next start Thursday, at home against the Astros.

July 21, 2019 08:24 PM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Scoops up fourth win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plesac (4-3) picked up the win after allowing two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out six over six innings Sunday against Kansas City.

Plesac gave up a run in the first inning, followed by another in the third, but he'd leave the contest with a three-run lead. He fired 67 of 106 pitches for strikes and threw a first-pitch strike to 13 of the 24 batters he faced. The 24-year-old right-hander owns a 3.50 ERA and 1.09 WHIP with a 40:20 K:BB across 54 innings this season.

July 17, 2019 12:24 AM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Rain-shortened outing
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Plesac allowed no hits and one walk while striking out one across three scoreless innings Tuesday against the Tigers. He did not factor into the decision.

Plesac had little trouble working through the Tigers' lineup, needing only 39 pitchers to complete three innings. However, the game went into a lengthy rain delay, costing him the chance to work deeper into the contest. He now owns a 3.56 ERA and 1.10 WHIP with 34 strikeouts and 18 walks across 48 innings for the season. With the Indians playing seven games this week, Plesac is very likely to stick with the big-league club and make his next start Sunday against Kansas City.

July 16, 2019 03:52 PM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Officially promoted to big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plesac was recalled from Triple-A Columbus and will start Tuesday's game against the Tigers.

Plesac will return to the big leagues Tuesday and figures to slot in as the Indians' fifth starter moving forward. He made eight starts with Cleveland prior to his demotion July 6, posting a 4.00 ERA over 45 innings, though he did get roughed up in his last major-league outing against the Royals, giving up three runs over just 2.2 innings of work.

July 16, 2019 09:00 AM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Returning to rotation Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Indians will recall Plesac from Triple-A Columbus to start Tuesday's game against the Tigers.

Cleveland sent Plesac to the minors July 6 following his eighth big-league start, which provided the team with some extra roster flexibility since its schedule allowed for a shortened rotation. The rookie will now move back up to the majors with the Indians requiring a fifth starter for the first time during the second half. Plesac acquitted himself well during his first callup period, posting a 4.00 ERA and 1.18 WHIP over 45 innings.

July 6, 2019 01:24 PM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plesac was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Saturday.

Plesac was optioned in order to make room for Greg Allen to return to Cleveland. This is unlikely to effect Plesac's status in the rotation, as he was not scheduled to pitch again prior to the All-Star break. The right-hander has managed a 4.00 ERA and 1.18 WHIP with 33 strikeouts across 45 innings this season.

July 5, 2019 01:40 PM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Roughed up again
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Plesac conceded three runs on three hits with three walks and one strikeout over just 2.2 innings versus the Royals on Thursday. He did not factor in the decision.

Plesac's day came to an abrupt end when he was removed from the game in the third inning after throwing 58 pitches. The start of the game was delayed two and a half hours due to weather and the wet conditions probably impacted the 24-year-old considering he threw 32 strikes compared to 26 balls. This is now the second start in a row where Plesac has made an early exit due to a poor performance. The right-hander had a very respectable 2.33 ERA over his first six starts, a stretch which included matchups against the high-powered offenses like the Yankees and Red Sox, but his ERA has ballooned to a 4.00 over the last two starts. With no established return dates for aces Corey Kluber (forearm) and Carlos Carrasco (blood condition), Plesac figures to stick in the rotation regardless of whether or not he is struggling.

June 30, 2019 02:12 AM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Falters in Baltimore
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Plesac (3-3) took the loss Saturday versus the Orioles after surrendering seven runs on seven hits over 3.2 innings. He struck out four and walked two.

Plesac allowed only one run through the first three frames, but Baltimore erupted for six runs in the fourth inning to end his afternoon. It's the first time since joining the Indians in late May he failed to pitch at least five innings. The 24-year-old has a 3.61 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 32:14 K:BB through his first seven major-league starts.

June 24, 2019 11:32 PM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Yields one run in win
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Plesac (3-2) allowed one run on five hits with a walk and two strikeouts across seven innings to earn the victory against the Tigers on Sunday.

In four of his six major-league starts this season, Plesac has yielded only one run. However, he may be playing with fire. Plesac owns a .194 batting average against, but he also has a 4.93 FIP. He was also permitting a 35.7 percent hard contact rate coming into Sunday. While that isn't poor, it's a bigger factor because Plesac isn't a strikeout pitcher. Still, he's 3-2 with a 2.33 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 28 strikeouts in 38.2 innings across six starts. Plesac will look to keep this strong start going at the Orioles on Saturday.

June 19, 2019 02:28 PM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Allows one earned run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plesac (2-2) allowed one earned run on two hits and five walks while striking out six across seven innings to earn the win Tuesday against the Rangers.

Plesac allowed only a solo home run to Rougned Odor in a bounce-back effort after allowing four earned runs in his previous start. He retired 11 batters via flyball, and managed to whiff six batters on the strength 16 called strikes and 10 swinging strikes. Plesac has proven effective through his first five major-league starts, racking up a 2.56 ERA and 0.98 WHIP with 26 strikeouts across 31.2 innings. He'll look to keep things going in his next start, currently scheduled for Sunday against Detroit.

June 14, 2019 11:56 AM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Tosses up three homers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plesac (1-2) allowed four runs on five hits with six strikeouts and two walks across 5.1 innings while taking a loss against the Reds on Wednesday.

The rookie allowed three homers, which was more long balls than he yielded in his first three MLB starts combined. Even though they were all solo shots, it was enough to hand him the loss. Despite this loss, Plesac has still pitched well at the major-league level. He is 1-2 with a 2.92 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 20 strikeouts in 24.2 innings through four starts. Plesac will face the Rangers on the road in his next start Tuesday, though, in a tough matchup and environment.

June 8, 2019 07:24 AM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Nabs first big-league win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plesac (1-1) picked up the win in Friday's 5-2 victory over the Yankees, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk over seven innings while striking out five.

In a nice bit of symmetry, the young right-hander's first MLB win came against the Yankees and his first MLB loss was to the White Sox, mirroring the first decisions his uncle Dan Plesac recorded in 1986. The younger Plesac will take a 1.86 ERA and 14:3 K:BB through 19.1 innings into his next start Wednesday, at home against the Reds.

June 6, 2019 03:04 PM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Start moved up to Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plesac will start Friday against the Yankees, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

Plesac last took the mound Sunday against the White Sox, so he'll be on his normal amount of rest for Friday's start. The 24-year-old has impressed through a pair of starts with the big club thus far, compiling a 1.46 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 9:2 K:BB in 12.1 innings of work.

June 2, 2019 10:16 PM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Goes seven innings in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plesac (0-1) gave up one run on four hits and one walk while striking out seven through seven innings to take the loss against the White Sox on Sunday.

Plesac was dominant most of the game, but a solo home run from Tim Anderson was enough to hang the loss on the 24-year-old. While his debut was encouraging, this was an impressive performance that could boost his ownership percentage in deeper leagues. The right-hander has a 0-1 record with a 1.46 ERA and 9:2 K:BB through two starts. Plesac will get his next start Saturday at home against the Yankees.

May 31, 2019 03:16 PM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Getting another start
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Plesac is scheduled to make his second start for the Indians on Sunday against the White Sox, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

As expected, Plesac will keep his spot in the rotation after acquitting himself well in his MLB debut at Fenway Park on Tuesday. Plesac navigated the tough matchup effectively, taking a no-decision while limiting the Red Sox to one run on four hits and a walk over 5.1 innings. Though Plesac might eventually get exposed by his lack of a deep arsenal, his ability to consistently throw strikes and command his mid-90s fastball and changeup effectively makes him a worthy speculative pickup in AL-only and deeper mixed leagues where he's available.

May 29, 2019 01:52 PM
Indians' Zach Plesac: Turns in strong debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plesac allowed one run on four hits with two strikeouts and a walk across 5.1 innings in a no-decision against the Red Sox on Tuesday.

The 24-year-old didn't offer much in terms of strikeouts, but his major-league debut went quite well. He threw 57 of his 86 pitches for strikes, with 15 called strikes. He allowed just two extra-base hits, one of which was a triple to the last batter he faced. That runner scored against the Indians' bullpen, and was the only run Plesac allowed. After this strong performance, it seems likely Plesac sees another MLB start in the immediate future, especially with Corey Kluber (forearm) and Mike Clevinger (back) still on the injured list.

Situational Stats
vs LHB 34.100 2.6201324
vs RHB 47.100 4.1801737
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Pitching Stats
2019CLE64 3.5315150000 81.26935321533061
Total 64 3.5315150000 81.26935321533061
Batting Stats
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Fielding Stats
2019CLEP15152171222 .905
Total  15152171222 .905
More Pitching Stats
2019CLE08487 1.0311501 .231334 11.2 .4410
Total 08487 1.0311501 .231334 11.2 .4410
Minor League Pitching Stats
2017ASX-Mahoning Valley Scra01 1.3887000 26.0144403831
2017AFX-Lake County Captains11 3.6066000 25.019111023619
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Crown Point, IN
Cleveland Indians
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