Zach Robert Plesac
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 200 lb.
- School Ball State University
- High School Crown Point High School
- Debut May 28, 2019
Zach Plesac is the nephew of Dan Plesac.
He joined Ball State University in 2014 and went 12-2 with a 2.11 ERA and 6 saves in 25 games (6 starts) 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. In 2015, he was 5-5 with a 3.27 ERA in 16 starts to earn All-MAC Second Team honors. He also played for the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod League that year. Scout.com says he "has a chance to be a top-three round selection [in 2016]." He was eventually taken in the 12th round of the 2016 amateur draft by the Cleveland Indians and made his professional debut with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers of the New York-Penn League in 2017.
He reached the majors with the Indians at the end of May in 2019 and quickly secured a regular turn in the starting rotation, taking adavantage of openings created by a rash of injuries. On September 10th, he pitched his first career complete game and shutout in defeating the Los Angeles Angels, 4-0, on a four-hitter. he was the first Indians rookie to pitch a shutout since Jeremy Sowers in 2006.
Another uncle, Joe Plesac, spent time in the minor leagues.