The fans are blaming Zach Plesac for the drubbing they took at the hands of the Chicago White Sox, who smacked five home runs.
Zach Plesac : Guardians | Injury | Contract | Fantasy
Zach Robert Plesac (born January 21, 1995) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Guardians of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2019.
|Born: January 21, 1995
Crown Point, Indiana
|May 28, 2019, for the Cleveland Indians|
Plesac was born in Crown Point, Indiana, and attended Crown Point High School, where he earned many accolades.
Plesac starred in football, basketball, and baseball at CPHS. He enrolled at Ball State University in 2014 and played college baseball for the Ball State Cardinals.
In his freshman year, he had a 12–2 win–loss record with a 2.11 earned run average (ERA) and six saves in 25 games played, with six games started, to earn Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Freshman Pitcher of the Year honors.
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.
Zach Plesac Guardians
Zach Plesac should be nearing the end of his time with the Cleveland Guardians.
The fans are blaming Plesac for the drubbing they took at the hands of the Chicago White Sox, who smacked five home runs off of rookie Hunter Gaddis on Thursday. Gaddis wasn’t ready, and it was obvious.
Had Plesac been healthy, the rotation would have looked much different, and likely either he or Triston McKenzie would have gotten the start.
So the team isn’t happy with him, the fans aren’t happy with him, and now his agency isn’t happy with him.
His talent agency, Creative Artists Agency, dumped him this week after he committed a third boneheaded move in three consecutive seasons. Apparently, they had enough of Trevor Bauer-lite.
Let’s not forget that during the height of Covid, he and Mike Clevinger knowingly broke curfew to go “swap trading cards” with other “baseball players” and then came back to the team hotel and lied about where they were.
At the time, Terry Francona was in the midst of some of his worst health issues, including concerns with his heart, and Carlos Carrasco was fresh off of leukemia treatment.
It seems like Plesac will finally get dealt after this season as he’s become entirely unreliable.
Trying to hang on to their slim lead in the American League Central, the Cleveland Guardians lost two starting pitchers to injury on Friday.
Both Zach Plesac (broken hand) and Aaron Civale (forearm inflammation) were placed on the 15-day injured list before Cleveland, which leads Minnesota by just one game, opened a three-game series against the Seattle Mariners.
It’s hardly ideal for a young team in the middle of a pennant race.
Plesac was supposed to start Friday’s opener, but the right-hander was scratched about four hours before the scheduled first pitch. Rookie Cody Morris will make his major league debut against the Mariners.
Guardians manager Terry Francona said Plesac, who has been plagued by a lack of run support this season, fractured his fifth metacarpal when he punched the ground in frustration after giving up a homer against the Mariners last weekend.
Zach Plesac Contract
Zach Plesac signed a 1 year / $2,000,000 contract with the Cleveland Guardians, including $2,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $2,000,000.
|Contract:||1 yr(s) / $2,000,000|
|Free Agent:||2026 / UFA|
In 2022, Plesac will earn a base salary of $2,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $2,000,000.
Zach Plesac currently plays position Starting Pitcher for Cleveland Guardians in Major League Baseball, the senior baseball league in the United States.
Zach Plesac has been scratched from Friday’s start due to a fractured right hand and was placed on the 15-day IL. Cody Morris will start Friday in his place.
This is tough news for the Guardians and Plesac as a fracture will likely keep him out for more than a few weeks.
Cody Morris will make his major league debut Friday and could maintain a spot in the rotation if now that Plesac will miss extended time.
The same struggles continued upon his return and few are expecting him to turn it around here in 2022.
There is talent to be had here as we’ve seen flashes of it in previous seasons, but until he can start locating his fastball instead of grooving it to hitters right down the middle, he is not going to be someone you want on your fantasy roster.