Zach Plesac

Zach Plesac, an American professional baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball (MLB), born on January 21, 1995, in Crown Point, Indiana. He stands the height of 6 feet 3 inches and weight about 220 lbs. Furthermore, he raised in his hometown Crown Point, Indiana, and also he attended and completed his schooling from his hometown school, Crown Point High School. He earned many accolades from his high school.

Later after his schooling, he attended Ball State University in 2014. He then for earning the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Freshman Pitcher of the Year, went 12-2 with a 2.11 ERA and six saves in 25 games (six starts), and also gained the honor. Then he was named to the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings, following up with the All-Midwest Region Team, a National Collegiate Baseball Writer Association Freshman All-American, and the Mid-American Conference Freshman Pitcher of the Year, a Louisville Slugger Third-team All-American, and a Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American.

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More about Zach Plesac

Zach was 5-5 with a 3.27 ERA in 16 starts in 2015, to earn All-MAC Second Team honors. Also, he played for the Wareham Gateman of the Cape Cod League that year. In the 12th round of the Major League Baseball draft in 2016 organized by the Cleveland Indians, Zach signed on June 29, 2016, but he did not play in 2016.

In 2017, he began his professional career with the Class A Short Season Mahoning Valley Scrappers. Later he was promoted to the Class A Lake County Captains after posting a 1.38 ERA in eight games (seven starts) and posing a 1-1 record with a 3.60 ERA in six starts. Likewise, in 2018, he played for both the Double-A Akron RubbierDucks and the Class A-Advanced Lynchburg Hillcats, pitching to a combined 11-6 record with a 3.79 ERA in 26 total starts between both the teams. In early May 2019, he promoted to the Triple-A Columbus Clippers, returning to Akron.

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On May 28, 2019, Indians selected Zach contract from the Clippers. Then he made his debut in MLB that day against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, allowing one run on four hits in 5 and a half innings and received a no-decision.


He also has received many honors and awards. They are listed below:

  • On March 28, 2016, received a MAC West Pitcher of the Week
  • In 2015:
    • received an All-MAC Second Team
    • received a Louisville Slugger Collegiate Baseball Preseason All-American Second Team

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  • In 2014:
    • received a Collegiate Baseball National Freshman Pitcher of the year,
    • received a Collegiate Baseball National Freshman Pitcher of the year,
    • Mid-American Conference Freshman Pitcher of the Year
    • Mid-American Conference Freshman Pitcher of the Year
    • Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American
    • Louisville Slugger All-America Third Team
    • National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Freshman All-American
    •   All Mid-American Conference First Team
    •    American Baseball Coaches Association/ Rawlings All-Mideast Region Team                                                            

Personal life

About his personal life, he has not revealed any information in detail. Besides, he is the nephew of Joe Plesac, and Dan Plesac. His uncle Dan Plesac also played from 1986 to 2003 in the major leagues, and his other uncle played from 1982 to 1987 in the minor leagues.

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