Zach Plesac

Born: 01/21/1995 (Age: 24)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: 3/4
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 200
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 12th Rd., 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CLE)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: May 4th, 2019
Dates Seen: April 25, 2019
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Akron RubberDucks
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Large, muscular build w/ durable features. Workhorse. Had TJ surgery as college JR (2016).
Mechanical Notes
Starts side-saddle into abbreviated SWU. Full, off-line arm-circle; fast 3/4 stroke. Strong lines to the plate, repeats well, starter look.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 40 50 Mid-Rotation Starter High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 50 55 FB could play in the big leagues right now; projects as above-avg ground ball pitch w/ occasional bat-missing ability if command sharpens.
FB could play in the big leagues right now; projects as above-avg ground ball pitch w/ occasional bat-missing ability if command sharpens.
Fastball Velocity 55 55 94 92-96 Above-avg velo w/ the durability to hold late into outings and throughout a pro season.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 55 55 Mixes 4sm and 2sm; sinker w/ hard, heavy bore down in the zone; 4sm w/ lively ride elevated to upper-third.
Mixes 4sm and 2sm; sinker w/ hard, heavy bore down in the zone; 4sm w/ lively ride elevated to upper-third.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 45 Refining in-zone command, throws tons of strikes but loose over the plate. Projects for enough command to start games because of velo+life.
Refining in-zone command, throws tons of strikes but loose over the plate. Projects for enough command to start games because of velo+life.
Curveball
Curveball 40 50 79 78-80 True CB flashes sharp bite and shapely down action. New pitch to his arsenal since last viewing that could finish avg.
True CB flashes sharp bite and shapely down action. New pitch to his arsenal since last viewing that could finish avg.
Slider
Slider 40 50 86 85-88 Generally the better of his breaking balls, less consistent than usual this look. Hard SL w/ sharp bite, short tilt that acts more like a cutter. Upside of avg pitch.
Generally the better of his breaking balls, less consistent than usual this look. Hard SL w/ sharp bite, short tilt that acts more like a cutter. Upside of avg pitch.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 45 87 86-88 Mimics FB action w/ late armside turnover. Too firm now, could be a usable pitch in SP role against LHH w/ more separation.
Mimics FB action w/ late armside turnover. Too firm now, could be a usable pitch in SP role against LHH w/ more separation.
Control
Control 50 55 Dominates lineups w/ just his FB now, posts excellent walk numbers but would need to pitch outside the zone more if he were facing ML bats. Off-speed for strikes in best sequences, will need to trust and sequence soft stuff more. Works very quick, competes, all business.
Dominates lineups w/ just his FB now, posts excellent walk numbers but would need to pitch outside the zone more if he were facing ML bats. Off-speed for strikes in best sequences, will need to trust and sequence soft stuff more. Works very quick, competes, all business.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Emerging prospect coming into his own a few years removed from TJ surgery. Ingredients of #4 starter if off-speed and command keep developing. Lots of ML tools, good bet to fit into a handful of lesser roles even if he falls short of that ceiling.