“When you do that, you avoid the roll over (ground out)," said Francona. Through the first few weeks of the 2019 season, the Cleveland Indians' powerhouse pitching staff awarded a crown to the player whose pitching was most prominent during a particular series. Learn more and sign up here. Zach Robert Plesac is an American professional pitcher for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement, Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement, and Your California Privacy Rights (each updated 1/1/20). He worked both sides of the plate, too. ', “I will say this, the Indians were the perfect organization for Zach. While Tuesday will mark his own MLB debut, Plesac is no stranger to pro baseball.

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Federowicz’s problem was he was behind Eric Haase at Columbus. He was also named to the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings All-Midwest Region Team, a National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Freshman All-American, a Louisville Slugger Third Team All-American, the Mid-American Conference Freshman Pitcher of the Year and a Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American.

Prior to being drafted by the Indians three years ago, Plesac was one of the state of Indiana's most accomplished players -- at multiple levels. Martinez at .814. He missed the 2016 season and pitched sparingly in 2017 as he recovered from the surgery on his right elbow.

[7] He made his MLB debut that day at Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox,[4] allowing one run on four hits in ​5 1⁄3 innings and receiving a no decision.

Plesac overpowered hitters at Low-A, allowing just four runs in 26.0 innings over eight appearances, earning a promotion to Single-A Lake County, where he began stretching out the length of his appearances. He’ll throw it to righties. Oscar Mercado .340 (18-for-53); Jake Bauers .318 (16-for-48); Roberto Perez .306 (11-for-36); Francisco Lindor .298 (17-for-57) and Carlos Santana .277 (13-for-47) have led the way in the offensive resurgence. When they signed him and drafted him coming off Tommy John surgery, his arm was in a sling. While at Ball State, Plesac was a two-way threat, playing outfield and pitching. His father, Joe Plesac was a righthanded pitcher, who the San Diego Padres selected in the second round of the 1982 MLB Draft.

“He’s got a good fastball and a changeup.


"He likes to go one step ahead.
This will be his sixth start for the Rangers. With that in mind, here are three things to know about the 24-year-old before his Major League debut. As recently as two weeks ago, Plesac likely would have found himself behind the likes of Shao-Ching Chiang, Asher Wojciechowski and Michael Peoples in Cleveland's pecking order of potential pitching call-ups. Francona was asked why the offense, one of the least productive in the big leagues, has finally started to hit and score. Trust the process. His velocity has spiked into the mid 90s and his command has been taken to a new level, walking just seven total batters in his 57.1 innings spread across nine starts.

27.7k Followers, 825 Following, 145 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Zach Plesac (@z3plesac) Salazar has been a starter his whole career and does not particularly care for pitching out of the bullpen. I think it’s his best weapon against lefties.”. “I just told him, ‘Hey, you’re really close. ", Plesac added, “He may have the best right-handed pickoff move in the game of baseball. He was champing at the bit last year. He’s hitting .277 (48-for-173) with 13 homers and 30 RBI against right-handers. In 2015, he was 5–5 with a 3.27 ERA in 16 starts to earn All-MAC Second Team honors. A left-handed pitcher, Dan earned three All-Star appearances, amassing a career 65-71 record, 3.64 ERA and 1,041 strikeouts.

“Tim is good guy to have at Triple-A because you can bring him up to the big leagues and he can run the game and you don’t have to make any changes,” said Francona.

Notifications can be turned off anytime in the browser settings. Cleveland Indians optioned RHP Zach Plesac to Indians Alternate Training Site. He’s a strike thrower and the thing that has amazed me is you see a lot of young pitchers when they get knocked around a little bit they start dancing around the strike zone. Learn a little bit more about Indians right-handed pitching prospect Zach Plesac in advance of his MLB debut. His strikeout rate was decent (8.5 K/9) but he allowed 143 hits in his 144 innings pitched for the 2018 season, which kept his ERA just over 4.00 at High-A. [5], In 2018, Plesac played for both the Class A-Advanced Lynchburg Hillcats and the Double-A Akron RubberDucks, pitching to a combined 11–6 record with a 3.79 ERA in 26 total starts between both teams. He’s hitting .308 (20-for-65) with six doubles, seven homers and 13 RBI against lefties this year.

On Tuesday, starting pitcher Zach Plesac will make his Major League debut when the Cleveland Indians face the Boston Red Sox. As opposed to some of the Indians' other new starters -- Jefry Rodriguez, Adam Plutko and Cody Anderson to name a few -- Plesac currently finds himself in the midst of a rapid rise. In his worst start this season, Plesac still had a quality start, allowing three runs in 7.0 innings while striking out nine and walking none on May 17th.

Zach Plesac made his big-league debut on May 28 against Boston at Fenway Park.

[6] He returned to Akron to begin 2019, and was promoted to the Triple-A Columbus Clippers in early May.[5]. November begins with sunshine and upper 70s! RHP Zach Plesac assigned to Akron RubberDucks from Lynchburg Hillcats. The Indians selected Plesac's contract from the Clippers on May 28, 2019. The Indians still don’t know if he’s going to start or relieve. While Luplow has done a lot of damage against lefties, Santana has had his way with righties for the Tribe. "I don’t know if it’s the younger generation where they’re accepted a lot more easily.