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.