It’s become a major theme around Major League Baseball thus far this season. Relatives of all-time greats being promoted and dominating on baseball’s grandest of stages.
While a lot of the focus has been on Toronto with Cavan Biggio and Vladimir Guerrero Jr . becoming the first set of sons from Hall of Fame fathers on the same team, the Cleveland Indians are now making news.
Cleveland promoted 24-year-old starting pitcher Zach Plesac on Saturday. He’s the nephew of Dan Plesac, who earned three All-Star appearances during an 18-year career.
Zach Plesac called up by Indians. Wasn’t in triple a long but was throwing great. Also: he has good genes.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) May 26, 2019
The younger Plesac has dominated minor-league hitters since being a 12th-round pick of the Indians back in 2016.
This season alone, the 24-year-old hurler has pitched to a 4-1 record with a 1.41 ERA and 0.79 WHIP in nine starts between Double-A and Triple-A. He’s also struck out nearly a batter per inning.
It remains to be seen when Plesac will make his debut.
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