When Zach Plesac was Shane Bieber

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When Zach Plesac was Shane Bieber
When Zach Plesac was Shane Bieber

In a year where the rotation was troubled by every conceivable problem and worry imaginable, Indians rookie Zach Plesac was a pleasant surprise. While he wasn't perfect by any stretch, likely outpaced by Aaron Civale for “Most Impressive Rookie Pitcher”, Plesac ate up 115 innings and offered a solid if unspectacular 3.81 ERA. With just 88 strikeouts and a 1.23 WHIP though, there's worry that he may regress in some way. After all, when you don't really do anything super spectacular as a rookie, or have some kind of weird skill or quality to hang your hat on, you eventually get figured out. In at least one sense though, Plesac stands in curious company. On Baseball Savant, they have a player comparison

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