Full name ADAM GREGORY PLUTKO \\plett-koh\\...Married, Allison...One son, Tucker...Majored in history and played college baseball at UCLA, finishing his three-year stint there with second-most wins (29), starts (52) and IP (351.1) in school history...Career ERA of 2.25 and 272 career strikeouts both rank 7th on UCLA's all-time lists...Finished his career with most Postseason wins (7), starts (8), IP (57.2) and lowest ERA (0.94) in school history...One of just four players in UCLA history to earn All-Pac-12 honors three years in a row...10-3 w/a 2.25 ERA in 19 starts as a junior (honorable mention All-America) for the CWS National Champs and was named College World Series Most Outstanding Player...Logged a 2.63 ERA with 12 strikeouts and a 1.02 WHIP for the USA Collegiate National Team in the summer of 2012...As a sophomore in 2012 (12-3,2.48 ERA) captured Third-Team All-America honors from Baseball America and Second-Team All-America honors from Perfect Game USA...Played four years of baseball and graduated from Glendora (CA) High School in 2010...Earned CIF Southern Section Division II Player of the Year honors as a senior and helped lead Glendora to the 2010 CIF Southern Section Division II title, earning Under Armour Pre-Season All-America honors...Listed among the top 75 draft prospects for 2010 by Perfect Game...Sister, Sara, played soccer at Oregon... Has a passion for animals and is a regular volunteer at the Cleveland APL.
Split the shortened season between the rotation and the bullpen, opening the year in the 'pen entering Spring Training and Summer in a battle for a rotation spot...Season ERA in relief was 1.54 in 6 outings (2ER/11.2IP)...Recorded first career relief win on Sept. 25 vs. Pittsburgh and notched his second career save in a 4.0-inning outing on Aug. 29 at St. Louis...Picked up first win of the year in spot start of July 28 (game 2) vs. Chicago-AL (2R/6.0IP) and was in the rotation, Aug. 11- 21...As a starter his ERA was 7.31 in 4 starts (16.0IP, 20H, 13ER, 4HR)...Over his last 3 outings of the season he allowed just 1 run (ER) in 5.1 innings...Was not on the Postseason roster...On the year he limited LH batters to a .239 (11-for-46, .626 OPS, 0 HR) mark while RH batters hit .311 (19-for-61, .977, 5 HR).
Had a very productive season, filling in admirably after the injuries to Kluber and Clevinger and Carrasco's illness, making 20 starts over the last four and a half months of the season...The Indians went 14-6 (.700) in his starts, as he allowed three earned runs-or-fewer in 15 of 20 starts, posting 8 quality starts...Went 4-3 with a 3.53 ERA over 12 starts, July 20-Sept. 22 (66.1IP, 63H, 26ER, 19BB, 48SO)...Was third on the club over that span in innings behind Clevinger and Bieber... Season ERA ballooned from 4.25 to 4.86 in his final start on Sept. 28 at Washington (7H, 8R/ER), working a career-low 1.1 innings in the 10-7 loss...Issued just 26 free passes (two intentional) in 109.1 innings (462 batters faced) at the Major League level in 2019...The 26 walks were 3rd-fewest in the Majors by a pitcher with at least 20 starts, while his walks-per-nine innings rate of 2.14 was 8th-best among AL hurlers (min. 20 starts)...Plutko appeared in 5 games and made 4 starts for the Tribe this spring, going 1-1 with a 9.45 ERA (14ER/13.1IP) with two walks and 11 strikeouts before being optioned toTriple-A Columbus on March 21...Began the season on the 7-day Minor League Injured List with a strained right forearm (suffered in Minor League camp after March option) and was activated by the Clippers on May 7.
Split the season between AAA Columbus and Cleveland, spending six different stints with the Major League club, making 12 starts, winning his first three Major League decisions and picking up his first MLB save...Received his first recall of the 2018 season on May 3 to serve as the 26th man in the Tribe's doubleheader vs. Toronto...Earned his first Major League victory in Game 2, allowing three runs on six hits over 7.1 strong innings of work...Longest outing by a Tribe pitcher making his first career start since Cody Anderson worked 7.2 innings on 6/21/2015...Plutko earned his second win in a May 23 start at Chicago-NL...Carried a no-hit bid into the 7th inning, holding the Cubs scoreless over 6.0+ innings in the Tribe's 1-0 victory...Retired a string of 13 consecutive batters before a pair of hits chased him in the bottom of the 7th inning...Won third straight start on May 28 vs. CWS, becoming the first Indians pitcher to win each of his first three career starts since Scott Lewis won his first four career starts from September 10-26, 2008...Earned his first career save on July 11 vs. Cincinnati by working the final 4.0 innings of the Tribe's 19-4 victory (marked the largest margin of victory in a save by a Tribe pitcher since the save became an official statistic in 1969)...Around his tenure with Cleveland he recorded a mark of 7-3 with a 1.70 ERA in 14 starts with Columbus (84.2IP, 47H, 16ER, 16BB, 81SO, .158 avg) and over his last four outings he had an ERA of 0.92 (2ER/19.2IP/0HR)…For the season at AAA, RH hitters batted just .157 (24-for-153) and he yielded a .118 (4-for-34) average with runners in scoring position...Threw a no-hitter at Syracuse on June 2, allowing just one baserunner on a 9th-inning walk (retired first 25 batters faced)...Struck out a season-high 11 batters in his July 6 start at Indianapolis...Led the International League in ERA (min. 80.0IP) and WHIP (0.74)...Made his final start on Sept. 23 vs. Boston and worked two of his final three outings in relief...Struck out a career-high 8 batters on Sept. 3 vs. KC...Left-handed batters posted an OPS of 1.049 against Adam.
Full name ADAM GREGORY PLUTKO \plett-koh\...Married, Allison...Twitter: @papaplut09... Majored in history and played college baseball at UCLA, finishing his three-year stint there with 2nd-most wins (29), starts (52) and IP (351.1) in school history...Career ERA of 2.25 and 272 career strikeouts both rank seventh on UCLA's all-time lists...Finished his career with the most Postseason wins (7), starts (8), IP (57.2) and lowest ERA (0.94) in school history...One of just four players in UCLA history to earn All-Pac-12 honors three years in a row...10-3 w/a 2.25 ERA in 19 starts as a junior (honorable mention all-America) for the CWS National Champs and was named College World Series Most Outstanding Player after going 2-0 w/a 1.38 ERA in 2 starts...Logged a 2.63 ERA with 12 strikeouts and a 1.02 WHIP for the USA Collegiate National Team in the summer of 2012...As a sophomore in 2012 (12-3,2.48 ERA) captured Third-Team All-America honors from Baseball America and Second-Team All-America honors from Perfect Game USA...Played 4 years of baseball and graduated from Glendora (CA) High School in 2010...Earned CIF Southern Section Division II Player of the Year honors as a senior and helped lead Glendora to the 2010 CIF Southern Section Division II title, earning Under Armour Pre-Season All-America honors...Listed among the top 75 draft prospects for 2010 by Perfect Game...Sister, Sara, played soccer at Oregon.
Split the 2016 season between Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus, going a combined 9-8 with a 3.73 ERA in 28 starts (161.2IP, 151H, 69R/67ER, 13HR, 46BB, 130SO, .248 avg)...He finished second among organizational pitchers in innings (161.2) and strikeouts (130) and finished tied for first in starts (30); going at least 5.0 innings in 25 of those 28 starts...He spent the first two and a half months of the season at AA Akron before being promoted to Columbus on June 18, going 6-5 with a 4.10 ERA in 15 starts for the Clippers (90.0IP, 87H, 41ER, 34BB, 67SO)...Was promoted to Cleveland and added to the 40-man roster on September 20 following Carrasco's season-ending injury two days prior... He made his MLB debut on Sept. 24 vs. CWS (1.2IP, 2H, 0R, 1BB, 2SO) and threw 2.0 innings in relief at Detroit on Sept. 27... Rated by Baseball America as having the best change-up in the organization entering 2017.
Split the season between Advanced-A Lynchburg and AA Akron, combining to go 13-7 with a 2.39 ERA (44ER/166.0IP) across 27 starts...Promoted to Double-A on May 27 and posted a 9-5 record with a 2.86 ERA over his final 19 games of the year and after the season for Akron (116.1IP, 96H, 37ER, 90SO) was named an organizational all-star by MLB.com...Named the Indians Minor League Pitcher of the Month for May when he went 3-1 with a 1.24 ERA (4ER/29.0IP) in 5 starts between Lynchburg and Akron...Plutko ranked among organizational leaders in wins (T2nd, 13), ERA (1st), innings pitched (2nd, 166.0) and strikeouts (3rd, 137)...The 24-year-old led all of Double-A in WHIP (1.02)...Walked just 1.52 batters per 9.0IP...Allowed just 1 hit over 7.0 IP (10SO) in his final start vs. Lynchburg on May 20 at Salem (named CL Pitcher of the Week for 2nd time in 2015)...Enjoyed two shutout starts at AA Akron of 7.0IP and 3-or-fewer hits allowed.
Went a combined 7-10 with a 4.03 ERA (67 ER/149.2 IP), 4.80 SO/BB ratio and finished second in the organization with 144 strikeouts...Earned Midwest League Pitcher of the Week for 5/5-12...Entered season as the 18th-best prospect with best change-up in the Indians farm system by Baseball America.