Expectations for Zach Plesac were subpar heading into last season. ZiPS had his ERA at 4.58 in their 2020 preseason projections, while several outlets cast doubt upon his 2019 performance.
To say he pitched better than expected would be an understatement. Plesac’s 2020 campaign essentially earned him the second spot in the Cleveland Indians’ rotation. He enters the upcoming season with a chance to build off that momentum, but he’s doing so despite facing yet another round of skepticism.