2022 Player Outlook
When Plesac debuted for Cleveland in 2019, his overall numbers looked good from afar but were far from good. On the surface, his numbers looked decent as he finished the year with a 3.81 ERA and 1.23 WHIP; not to bad for a guy who pitches to a lot of contact. However, a deeper look into his peripherals and declining strikeout rate indicated that he would need to make a lot of adjustments to his pitch selection as his disastrous change-up and curve allowed hitters to tee off on him. Things looked significantly better in 2020, but another dive into his underlying metrics showed some unsustainable performances and when he took the mound in 2021, few were expecting big things from him. While the season started out pretty rough, things went from bad to worse real quickly when Plesace was forced to miss five weeks after sustaining an injury he got from aggressively tearing off his jersey in frustration after a bad start in late May. 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.