Pitcher Jack Plessac (Cleveland), who suffered embarrassing injuries not once but twice, is considered an attractive offseason trade card.
Plesac was selected by Cleveland in the 12th round of the 2016 draft and made his big league debut in 2019. Until last year, he played in Cleveland’s starting rotation.
Plesac has been in the spotlight for the past two years due to his ‘absurd injury’. In the 2021 season, he broke his thumb after radically removing his undershirt while changing his clothes. Due to an injury, there was a gap from the end of May to the beginning of July.
But last year, he again injured himself with bizarre behavior. On the mound, he slammed his hands into the soil to express his emotions, and suffered another fracture. On August 28 of last year (hereafter Korean time), Plesac took the mound as a starting pitcher in a game against the Seattle Mariners, and when he allowed a solo home run to Jake Lamb in the bottom of the 7th inning, he hit the mound with his right hand excitedly.
On this day, Plesac was hit with 3 solo home runs and was replaced after recording 3 runs in 3 pianists in 7 innings. He couldn’t hold back his anger, but in the top of the 8th inning, the Cleveland line-up turned the game around 4-3 and won, and Plesac became the winning pitcher. However, a subsequent examination revealed a fracture in his right hand, and he was sidelined for over a month.
In 2020, Plesac also had a case of lying in violation of the Corona 19 protocol. He committed accidents other than baseball skills for three consecutive years.
Plesac made 21 starts in his first year of his debut, 2019, going 8-6 with a 3.81 earned run average. He also recorded one shutout and was highly 온라인카지노 regarded as his prospect. In 2020, his shortened season, he continued with a good record of 4 wins, 2 losses and an earned run average of 2.28 in 8 games.
In the 2021 season, he became a 10-win pitcher with an ERA of 4.67 and 10 wins and 6 losses in 25 games, but last year was sluggish with 3 wins and 12 losses and an ERA of 4.31 in 25 games.
Plesac, who was eligible to apply for an annual salary adjustment for the first time last winter, signed a contract for an annual salary of $2.95 million (approximately 3.6 billion won) this year, up from $2 million in annual salary last year. Plesac is 25-26 with a 4.04 earned run average over his four big league years.
Recently, CBS Sports mentioned Plesak as a player with high off-season trade potential. The media said, “In Cleveland, Hunter Gadis is knocking on the big league door, and the debuts of top prospects Daniel Espino and Gavin Williams are not too far away. Cleveland could let go of Plesac, who has been a headache for the team in recent years.”
Meanwhile, Sports Illustrated predicted on the 21st that Cleveland would be the best choice for Plesac to change his position from a starting pitcher to a bullpen pitcher this season. It is an atmosphere that improves the position in the team.