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A.J. Griffin

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Texas Rangers

2016 Stats

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5-3

ERA

4.68

WHIP

1.32

K

77

SV

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

After missing all of 2014 after Tommy John surgery, the A's were hoping to have Griffin available in the summer of 2015. His rehab went smoothly for a while, but after making two minor league rehab st...

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2016 ADP:  652.17

Rank (Overall): Hidden

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 230   DOB: 1/28/1988   BORN: El Cajon, CA   COLLEGE: San Diego   DRAFTED: 13th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league deal with the Rangers in December 2015

August 21, 2016  –  A.J. Griffin News

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Griffin (5-3) gave up three earned runs on seven hits in Saturday's 8-2 loss to the Rays. He struck out four.

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A.J. Griffin Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2010 22 R PHO 20 0 0 5.0 1 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.20
2010 22 A VAN 20 0 0 21.1 14 7 0 27 7 1 1 15 0 0 2.95 1.00
2011 23 A+ STO 6 12 0 70.2 64 28 8 82 14 5 3 0 0 0 3.57 1.11
2011 23 A BUR 6 8 0 52.0 36 9 2 46 5 4 0 0 0 0 1.56 0.79
2011 23 AA MID 6 6 0 32.0 39 23 6 20 11 2 3 0 0 0 6.47 1.56
2011 23 AAA SAC 6 1 0 6.0 6 2 1 8 2 0 1 0 0 0 3.00 1.33
2012 24 AA MID 10 7 0 43.1 31 12 4 44 7 3 1 0 0 0 2.49 0.88
2012 24 AAA SAC 10 10 0 58.2 48 20 3 47 11 4 2 0 0 0 3.07 1.01
2012 24 MAJ OAK 15 15 0 82.3 74 28 10 64 19 7 1 0 0 0 3.06 1.13
2013 25 MAJ OAK 32 32 1 200.0 171 85 36 171 54 14 10 0 0 0 3.83 1.13
2015 27 A+ STO 2 2 0 7.0 2 0 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.43
2015 27 AAA NAS 2 2 0 7.1 11 6 5 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 7.36 1.55
2016 28 AA FRI 3 3 0 10.1 12 4 0 13 4 0 1 0 0 0 3.48 1.58
2016 28 MAJ TEX 17 17 0 90.3 87 47 19 77 32 5 3 0 0 0 4.68 1.32
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3-Year Averages     32 32 1 200.0 171 85 36 171 54 14 10 0 0 0 3.83 1.13
Career  (View All)     64 64 1 372.7 332 160 65 312 105 26 14 0 3.86 1.17

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A.J. Griffin Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Aug. 20 @TB 5.7 7 3 3 2 0 4 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.68 1.32
Aug. 14 Det 6.7 11 6 6 3 1 8 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.68 1.32
Aug. 9 @Col 4.7 7 5 5 1 3 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.38 1.28
Aug. 4 @Bal 5.7 5 3 3 3 0 6 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.05 1.23
Jul. 29 KC 5.7 3 2 2 1 2 1 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.99 1.26
Jul. 24 @KC 5.0 4 1 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.06 1.29
Jul. 18 @LAA 5.0 4 5 5 1 3 2 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.26 1.30
Jul. 10 Min 5.0 9 6 6 2 1 3 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.81 1.29
Jul. 5 @Bos 4.0 7 2 2 1 3 3 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.06 1.21
Jun. 30 @NYY 5.0 2 1 1 1 2 8 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.93 1.09
Jun. 25 Bos 4.3 4 2 2 1 1 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.08 1.13
Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.7 IP/G
17.0 25 14 14 6 4 17 1 0 0 0-2 0 0 0 7.41 1.71
Last 30 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.6 IP/G
33.3 37 20 20 11 8 27 3 0 0 2-2 0 0 0 5.40 1.35
Last 60 Games (Team)
11 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.2 IP/G
56.7 63 36 36 17 18 49 5 0 0 2-3 0 0 0 5.72 1.43

A.J. Griffin Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20161803616487313.294

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016179371632604.201

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201635.732029884.791.21

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201649.0200442494.591.41
A.J. Griffin Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2010 22 R PHO 20 0 5.0 10.80 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.80 .110
2010 22 A VAN 20 0 21.1 11.52 2.99 3.86 0.00 66.7% 2.95 2.06 .301
2011 23 A+ STO 6 12 70.2 10.51 1.79 5.86 1.03 71.4% 3.57 3.03 .326
2011 23 A BUR 6 8 52.0 7.96 0.87 9.20 0.35 82.1% 1.56 2.33 .253
2011 23 AA MID 6 6 32.0 5.63 3.09 1.82 1.69 61.4% 6.47 5.61 .320
2011 23 AAA SAC 6 1 6.0 12.00 3.00 4.00 1.50 85.7% 3.00 3.70 .359
2012 24 AA MID 10 7 43.1 9.19 1.46 6.29 0.84 76.5% 2.49 2.92 .258
2012 24 AAA SAC 10 10 58.2 7.27 1.70 4.27 0.46 69.6% 3.07 3.03 .278
2012 24 MAJ OAK 15 15 82.3 7.00 2.08 3.37 1.09 0.94 78.3% 89.8 MPH 3.06 3.95 .276
2013 25 MAJ OAK 32 32 200.0 7.70 2.43 3.17 1.62 0.70 74.1% 88.9 MPH 3.83 4.70 .256
2015 27 A+ STO 2 2 7.0 10.29 1.29 8.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.34 .146
2015 27 AAA NAS 2 2 7.1 8.87 0.00 0.00 6.34 83.3% 7.36 11.23 .315
2016 28 AA FRI 3 3 10.1 11.58 3.56 3.25 0.00 75% 3.48 1.81 .437
2016 28 MAJ TEX 17 17 90.3 7.67 3.19 2.41 1.89 0.73 72% 87.6 MPH 4.68 5.46 .277
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 2 11.3 4.94 3.58 1.38 2.03 72.1% 4.91 6.23 .248
Rest Of Season     0 4 21.9 5.10 3.54 1.44 2.10 72.3% 4.93 6.28 .247
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3-Year Averages     32 32 200.0 7.70 2.43 3.17 1.62 74.1% 3.83 4.64 .256
Career     64 64 372.7 7.53 2.54 2.97 1.57 74.5% 3.86 4.67 .265

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2016 Stat Review for A.J. Griffin    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2015 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.41 K/BB
WEAK
7.67 K/9
AVERAGE
3.19 BB/9
WEAK
87.6 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
1.9 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.73 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.68 ERA
POOR
1.32 WHIP
WEAK
5.46 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.277 BABIP
LOW
72.0% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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A.J. Griffin: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Griffin (5-2) allowed six runs on 11 hits and one walk while striking out eight over 6.2 innings to take the loss Sunday against the Tigers.

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Griffin (5-1) allowed five runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out five over 4.2 innings, but received no decision Tuesday against the Rockies.

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Griffin (5-1) allowed three runs -- all on solo homers -- over 5.2 innings Thursday in a win over Baltimore. He struck out six while surrendering five hits without a walk.

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Griffin (4-1) tossed 5.2 innings in Friday's win over the Royals, allowing two runs on three hits and two walks while notching just one strikeout.

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Griffin threw five innings of one-run ball Sunday against the Royals, striking out three and walking two en route to a no-decision.

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Griffin allowed five runs on four hits and three walks over five innings in a no-decision Monday against the Angels.

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Griffin (3-1) gave up six earned runs on nine hits and a walk over five innings in Sunday's 15-5 loss to the Twins. He struck out three.

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Griffin (3-0) did not factor into the decision against the Red Sox on Tuesday. He pitched four innings, allowing two runs, seven hits and three walks while striking out three.

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In his second start since returning from the DL, Griffin (shoulder) tossed five innings, allowing one run on two hits while walking two and striking out eight in a no-decision Thursday against the Yankees.

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Griffin was officially activated from the DL to start Saturday's game against the Red Sox, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

After a 2013 season where Griffin threw 200 innings with an ERA under 4.00, expectations were that he would be a key cog in the A's 2014 rotation. After a tough spring outing in mid-March, he was diagnosed with elbow tendinitis and was shut down for three weeks. The next report indicated that Griffin would miss two months and the saga ended, as it often does, with Tommy John surgery in late April, causing Griffin to miss the entire season. It is difficult to project an exact return for Griffin, but he should be ready to return to the team around June. Griffin is very dependent on his control to be effective, which could throw a wrench in his performance early if he struggles to find his prior pinpoint control post Tommy John.

2014

Griffin was very solid for the A's in 2013 with 14 wins and a 3.83 ERA, but he struggled mightily with the long ball, leading the league with 36 big flies allowed. He raised his K/9 from 7.0 to 7.7, but the home runs were primarily responsible for his ERA increasing nearly a full run between 2012 and 2013. Even with the home runs, Griffin was tough to hit as his .226 batting average against was the fifth best in the American League. If Griffin can find a way to cut the home runs to a respectable rate (it will not be easy considering he has the lowest GB/FB ratio in the AL), he has a lot of upside for the reasonably low price tag he will likely carry on draft day, especially since he gets to pitch half of his games in Oakland.

2013

Griffin parlayed an excellent half-season in the minors (2.82 ERA in 17 starts across two levels) into a callup when the A's rotation suffered injuries. Once in the majors, Griffin did nothing but keep up the excellent production. In 15 starts with the A's, he had a 3.06 ERA and earned seven wins. Griffin does not throw especially hard (his average fastball was under 90 mph), but uses excellent control and a great changeup to find a way to strike guys out. He struck out 7.0 K/9 in the majors and averaged nearly a strikeout per inning over his minor league career. Griffin should have a spot in the starting rotation unless the A's sign a veteran starter, and he will likely be a nice under the radar pick pitching in the spacious Oakland Coliseum.