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2017 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
5.0 5.00 1.51 3 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date10-3-1991
Height6' 3"
Weight200 lbs
Age25 years, 8 months, 25 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2013
2014
2015
-0.12016
0.02017
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2016 CLE MLB 2 0 3.7 0 0 0 5 2 3 1 .255 115 12.3 4.9 2.5 7.4 23% .333 .312 1.91 6.65 7.36 125 7.52 166.5 -0.1
CareerMLB203.70005231.25511512.34.92.57.423%.333.3121.916.657.361257.52166.5-0.1

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2014 LKC A 10 10 52.7 3 1 0 49 12 66 1 .256 104 8.4 2.1 0.2 11.3 43% .350 .233 1.16 1.96 3.93 76 1.86 82.2
2014 CAR A+ 18 18 97.0 4 9 0 99 18 78 11 .258 93 9.2 1.7 1.0 7.2 33% .306 .261 1.21 3.99 4.08 96 4.67 105.8
2015 LYN A+ 8 8 49.7 4 2 0 30 5 47 3 .259 106 5.4 0.9 0.5 8.5 36% .214 .176 0.70 2.50 1.27 76 2.06 86.1
2015 AKR AA 19 19 116.3 9 5 0 96 23 90 9 .264 93 7.4 1.8 0.7 7.0 31% .256 .237 1.02 3.37 2.86 87 1.95 78.3
2016 CLE MLB 2 0 3.7 0 0 0 5 2 3 1 .255 115 12.3 4.9 2.5 7.4 23% .333 .312 1.91 6.65 7.36 125 7.52 166.5
2016 AKR AA 13 13 71.7 3 3 0 64 12 63 5 .265 104 8.0 1.5 0.6 7.9 35% .289 .224 1.06 3.00 3.27 82 2.12 81.3
2016 COH AAA 15 15 90.0 6 5 0 87 34 67 8 .259 103 8.7 3.4 0.8 6.7 34% .293 .251 1.34 3.97 4.10 105 4.42 104.2
2017 COH AAA 13 13 70.3 4 7 0 78 30 54 14 .262 112 10.0 3.8 1.8 6.9 33% .311 .280 1.54 5.69 6.40 127 8.56 190.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2016 79 0.5316 0.4430 0.9143 0.7143 0.1351 0.9333 0.8000 0.0857
Career790.53160.4430.91430.71430.13510.93330.80.0857

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 CLE $
2016 CLE $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 13 d1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Contract selected by Cleveland 9/20/16.
  • Drafted by Cleveland 2013 (11-321) (UCLA). $0.3M signing bonus.

2017 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 0.4 0.3 0 1 1 17.0 16 6 11 2 .264 1.27 3.98 4.26 0.6 0.1
80o 0.4 0.3 0 1 1 12.7 13 4 8 2 .276 1.35 4.33 4.64 0.4 0.0
70o 0.4 0.3 0 1 1 9.7 10 4 6 1 .284 1.40 4.59 4.91 0.2 0.0
60o 0.4 0.3 0 1 1 7.3 8 3 5 1 .291 1.46 4.82 5.15 0.1 0.0
50o 0.3 0.3 0 1 1 5.0 6 2 3 1 .298 1.51 5.03 5.38 -0.0 -0.0
40o 0.3 0.3 0 1 1 2.8 3 1 2 0 .305 1.56 5.25 5.61 -0.1 -0.0
30o 0.3 0.3 0 1 1 0.5 1 0 0 0 .313 1.61 5.48 5.85 -0.3 -0.0
20o 6.6 8.7 0 21 21 121.1 145 51 83 21 .315 1.62 5.59 6 -8.5 -0.9
10o 6 8.7 0 20 20 115.2 146 51 79 21 .327 1.71 5.97 6.41 -13.0 -1.4
Weighted Mean0.30.30114.75231.2971.505.015.36-0.0-0.0

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2017 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
2018265701818103100571041729.2961.525.125.498.75.09.11.5-0.0
2019275701616969352991629.2961.515.125.498.74.99.21.5-0.0
2020284501212717037721229.2991.505.055.418.84.79.11.50.0
20212966017179990501061429.2941.414.494.818.24.59.61.30.7
2022305601515898142891529.2781.394.975.338.24.39.01.50.1
2023313501111647635671329.3431.735.606.0010.74.99.41.8-0.4

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 90)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 96 Tyler Wilson 2015 3.50
2 94 Tyler DeLoach 2016 0.00 DNP
3 94 Andrew Carraway 2012 0.00 DNP
4 94 Josh Banks 2008 4.96
5 93 Gus Schlosser 2014 8.66
6 93 Todd Redmond 2010 0.00 DNP
7 93 Tobi Stoner 2010 3.86
8 93 Hiram Burgos 2013 7.06
9 93 Daniel Wright 2016 8.29
10 93 Alex Colome 2014 2.66
11 92 Jorge Reyes 2013 0.00 DNP
12 92 George Kontos 2010 0.00 DNP
13 92 Josh Tomlin 2010 4.68
14 92 Phil Irwin 2012 0.00 DNP
15 92 Tony Barnette 2009 0.00 DNP
16 92 Sean Gilmartin 2015 2.67
17 92 Roenis Elias 2014 4.23
18 92 Chris Seddon 2009 0.00 DNP
19 92 Neil Ramirez 2014 2.27
20 92 Francisco Cruceta 2007 0.00 DNP
21 91 Asher Wojciechowski 2014 0.00 DNP
22 91 Ryan Edell 2009 0.00 DNP
23 91 Kevin Hart 2008 7.81
24 91 Jay Jackson 2013 0.00 DNP
25 91 Troy Patton 2011 3.00
26 91 Pierce Johnson 2016 0.00 DNP
27 91 David Phelps 2012 3.43
28 91 Josh Turley 2016 0.00 DNP
29 91 Chris Heston 2013 0.00 DNP
30 91 Jeff Niemann 2008 6.75
31 91 Chris Beck 2016 7.25
32 91 Cesar Valdez 2010 8.55
33 91 Charles Brewer 2013 3.00
34 91 Boone Whiting 2015 0.00 DNP
35 90 Daryl Thompson 2011 15.00
36 90 Tanner Peters 2016 0.00 DNP
37 90 Cody Martin 2015 7.92
38 90 Jeff Ferrell 2016 0.00 DNP
39 90 Colin Rea 2016 5.52
40 90 Chris Stratton 2016 3.60
41 90 Kyle Gibson 2013 6.71
42 90 Heath Rollins 2010 0.00 DNP
43 90 Red Patterson 2012 0.00 DNP
44 90 Chris Devenski 2016 2.19
45 90 Ryan Cook 2012 2.21
46 90 Edwar Cabrera 2013 0.00 DNP
47 90 Adam Ottavino 2011 0.00 DNP
48 90 Tyler Anderson 2015 0.00 DNP
49 89 Abe Alvarez 2008 0.00 DNP
50 89 Kevin Pucetas 2010 0.00 DNP
51 89 Ben Snyder 2011 0.00 DNP
52 89 Jason Berken 2009 6.92
53 89 Ty Blach 2016 2.00
54 89 Tyler Wagner 2016 2.70
55 89 Samuel Deduno 2009 0.00 DNP
56 89 Wes Roemer 2012 0.00 DNP
57 89 William Cuevas 2016 3.60
58 89 Scott Lewis 2009 8.31
59 89 John Gast 2014 0.00 DNP
60 89 Sam LeCure 2009 0.00 DNP
61 89 Sean Nolin 2015 5.90
62 89 Jose Sanchez 2009 0.00 DNP
63 89 Tom Koehler 2011 0.00 DNP
64 89 Alex Meyer 2015 16.88
65 89 Mike Clevinger 2016 4.65
66 89 Dillon Gee 2011 4.76
67 89 Alex Wilson 2012 0.00 DNP
68 89 Tyler Lyons 2013 4.92
69 89 Stolmy Pimentel 2015 3.97
70 89 Dan Cortes 2012 0.00 DNP
71 89 A.J. Schugel 2014 0.00 DNP
72 89 Nick Additon 2013 0.00 DNP
73 89 Josh Smith 2013 0.00 DNP
74 88 Aaron Brooks 2015 6.67
75 88 Kyle Lobstein 2015 6.08
76 88 Will Roberts 2016 0.00 DNP
77 88 Billy Buckner 2009 6.52
78 88 Travis Chick 2009 0.00 DNP
79 88 Andres Santiago 2015 0.00 DNP
80 88 Brady Rodgers 2016 24.55
81 88 Josh Geer 2008 2.67
82 88 Daniel Rosenbaum 2013 0.00 DNP
83 88 Miguel Pinango 2008 0.00 DNP
84 88 Tyler Pill 2015 0.00 DNP
85 88 Mark Cohoon 2013 0.00 DNP
86 88 Chuck Lofgren 2011 0.00 DNP
87 88 David Rollins 2015 7.56
88 88 Jimmy Nelson 2014 5.45
89 88 Darin Gorski 2013 0.00 DNP
90 88 Matt Shoemaker 2012 0.00 DNP
91 88 Brad Peacock 2013 5.51
92 88 Chris Rusin 2012 6.67
93 88 J.A. Happ 2008 3.69
94 88 Manny Banuelos 2016 0.00 DNP
95 88 Nick Green 2010 0.00 DNP
96 88 Jaime Schultz 2016 0.00 DNP
97 88 Chase Anderson 2013 0.00 DNP
98 88 Brad Meyers 2011 0.00 DNP
99 88 Brandon Workman 2014 5.90
100 88 Graham Godfrey 2010 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .167 .167 .167 .126
11 vs R (Multi) .400 .500 .800 .404
18 Split (Multi) -.233 -.333 -.633 -.278
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .167 .167 .167 .126
31 vs R (2016) .400 .500 .800 .404
38 Split (2016) -.233 -.333 -.633 -.278
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2017 Due to publishing agreements, the 2017 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2017 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2016 Adam Plutko pitched in the same rotation as Gerrit Cole and Trevor Bauer in college, and he's still not conceding rank: He absolutely dominated High-A, then pitched well in Double-A. But the BABIP, and he doesn't carry top-end stuff, and... yeah, we'd still rather have Cole.
2015 Adam Plutko threw in the mid-90s in high school but the velocity has been sliding backward ever since, so now he's a 90 mph strike-thrower, which is unlikely to work at higher levels.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2017Ben Carsley2017-02-27
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Cleveland Indians Top 10 ProspectsJeffrey Paternostro2017-01-31
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Cleveland Indians Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2017-01-31
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, August 15thChristopher Crawford2016-08-16
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 29-31Christopher Crawford2016-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 8thMark Anderson2016-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, May 2ndMark Anderson2016-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessWho to Watch: Eastern LeagueJeffrey Paternostro2016-04-13
Monday Morning Ten Pack: Impressive StartsBP Prospect Staff2016-04-11
Baseball Prospectus Book News: Baseball Prospectus 2016 Features and ErrataDave Pease2016-02-05
2016 Prospects: Cleveland Indians Top 10 ProspectsChristopher Crawford2016-01-15
2016 Prospects: Cleveland Indians Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-01-15
This is Not Your Father's Baseball Road Trip: Day 13: Winston-Salem, Durham, and HomeJake Mintz2014-06-09
This is Not Your Father's Baseball Road Trip: Day 13: Winston-Salem, Durham, and HomeJordan Shusterman2014-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: AL Draft RecapFrankie Piliere2013-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game's College Top 25: Analyzing the 2013 Top NCAA TeamsKendall Rogers2013-01-31
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game's Top 100 Draft Prospects: The Top Talent for the 2013 Rule 4 DraftAllan Simpson2013-01-30
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game's Preseason College All-Americans: Preseason Picks for NCAA's BestKendall Rogers2013-01-22
This article requires BP Premium accessScouting the Draft: College OutfieldersNick J. Faleris2012-11-15


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2017, Adam Plutko threw 79 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2016, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2016, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph), also mixing in a Slider (84mph), Curve (77mph) and Change (84mph).