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Jason Grilli

37-Year-Old Pitcher – Pittsburgh Pirates

2014 Stats

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0-1

ERA

3.86

WHIP

1.43

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6

SV

4

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Grilli easily earned his $2.5 million salary with 30 saves through July 22, before a forearm strain sidelined him for six weeks. How he comes back after an offseason of rest remains one of the biggest...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 233   DOB: 11/11/1976   BORN: Royal Oak, MI   COLLEGE: Seton Hall   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Jason Grilli Contract Information:

Agreed to terms on a two-year, $6.75 million deal with the Pirates in December of 2012.

April 20, 2014  –  Jason Grilli News

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Grilli blew his second save in as many days Sunday against the Brewers, allowing a game-tying solo shot to Ryan Braun to send the game to extra innings.

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Jason Grilli 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
2004 27 AAA CHA 26 26 0 159.7 170 85 24 105 59 9 10 0 4.79 1.43
2005 28 AAA TOL 28 28 0 167.3 169 77 21 120 58 12 9 0 4.14 1.36
2005 28 MAJ DET 3 2 0 16.0 14 6 1 5 6 1 1 0 3.38 1.25
2006 29 MAJ DET 51 0 0 62.0 61 29 6 31 25 2 3 0 4.21 1.39
2007 30 MAJ DET 57 0 0 79.7 81 42 5 62 32 5 3 0 4.74 1.42
2008 31 MAJ COL 51 0 0 61.3 55 20 1 59 31 3 2 1 2.93 1.40
2008 31 MAJ DET 9 0 0 13.7 12 5 1 10 7 0 1 0 3.29 1.39
2008  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ COL/DET 60 0 0 75.0 67 25 2 69 38 3 3 1 3.00 1.40
2009 32 AA FRI 1 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2009 32 MAJ COL 22 0 0 19.3 29 13 2 22 13 0 1 1 6.05 2.17
2009 32 MAJ TEX 30 0 0 26.3 21 14 2 27 14 2 2 0 4.78 1.33
2009  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ COL/TEX 52 0 0 45.7 50 27 4 49 27 2 3 1 5.32 1.69
2011 34 AAA Leh 28 0 0 32.2 26 7 2 43 12 4 1 3 0 0 1.93 1.18
2011 34 MAJ PIT 28 0 0 32.7 24 9 2 37 15 2 1 1 0 9 2.48 1.19
2012 35 MAJ PIT 64 0 0 58.7 45 19 7 90 22 1 6 2 3 32 2.91 1.14
2013 36 AA Alt 2 2 0 2.0 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2013 36 MAJ PIT 54 0 0 50.0 40 15 4 74 13 0 2 33 2 2 2.70 1.06
2014 37 MAJ PIT 7 0 0 7.0 6 3 1 6 4 0 1 4 2 0 3.86 1.43
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Jason Grilli
3-Year Averages MAJ   48 0 0 47.1 36 14 4 67 16 1 3 12 1 14 2.67 1.10
Career  (View All) MAJ   391 16 0 505.0 481 234 49 469 215 21 28 42 4.17 1.38

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Jason Grilli 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
Apr. 19 Mil 1.0 2 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 L 0 1 0 3.86 1.43
Apr. 14 @Cin 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.50 1.33
Apr. 10 @ChC 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.80 1.60
Apr. 8 @ChC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.25 1.25
Apr. 6 StL 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.00 1.67
Apr. 2 ChC 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 4.50 2.00
Mar. 31 ChC 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
Last 14 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
5.0 3 2 2 1 3 6 1 0 0 0-1 4 1 0 3.60 1.20
Last 30 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
7.0 6 3 3 1 4 6 1 0 0 0-1 4 2 0 3.86 1.43
Last 60 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
7.0 6 3 3 1 4 6 1 0 0 0-1 4 2 0 3.86 1.43

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Jason Grilli Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20139632921303.244
2012117501417011.168
20115213810111.238

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201310642419221.188
201212740828806.241
20118824714201.179

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201328.0011844821.610.82
201230.7041481043.821.14
201118.320122811.471.04

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201322.0011530524.091.36
201228.0121421231.931.14
201114.301015713.771.40
Jason Grilli 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
2004 27 AAA CHA 26 26 159.7 5.92 3.33 1.78 1.35 70.2% 4.79 5.17 .297
2005 28 AAA TOL 28 28 167.3 6.45 3.12 2.07 1.13 72.8% 4.14 4.60 .296
2005 28 MAJ DET 3 2 16.0 2.81 3.38 0.83 0.56 73.7% 3.38 4.55 .245
2006 29 MAJ DET 51 0 62.0 4.50 3.63 1.24 0.87 1.41 71.3% 4.21 4.71 .277
2007 30 MAJ DET 57 0 79.7 7.00 3.62 1.94 0.56 1.08 65.7% 4.74 3.70 .318
2008 31 MAJ COL 51 0 61.3 8.66 4.55 1.90 0.15 1.00 77.6% 92.3 MPH 2.93 3.05 .322
2008 31 MAJ DET 9 0 13.7 6.59 4.61 1.43 0.66 1.00 77.8% 92.3 MPH 3.29 4.28 .278
2008  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ COL/DET 60 0 75.0 8.28 4.56 1.82 0.24 1.00 77.7% 92.3 MPH 3.00 3.28 .313
2009 32 AA FRI 1 1 1.0 9.00 9.00 1.00 0.00 100% 0.00 4.20 .000
2009 32 MAJ COL 22 0 19.3 10.24 6.05 1.69 0.93 0.80 72.5% 92.2 MPH 6.05 4.35 .454
2009 32 MAJ TEX 30 0 26.3 9.23 4.78 1.93 0.68 0.80 63.6% 92.2 MPH 4.78 3.78 .287
2009  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ COL/TEX 52 0 45.7 9.66 5.32 1.81 0.79 0.80 68.5% 92.2 MPH 5.32 4.03 .366
2011 34 AAA Leh 28 0 32.2 12.02 3.35 3.58 0.56 86.1% 1.93 2.55 .334
2011 34 MAJ PIT 28 0 32.7 10.19 4.13 2.47 0.55 1.44 81.1% 92.4 MPH 2.48 3.48 .285
2012 35 MAJ PIT 64 0 58.7 13.81 3.38 4.09 1.07 0.71 80% 93.6 MPH 2.91 2.91 .335
2013 36 AA Alt 2 2 2.0 18.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 -.80 .549
2013 36 MAJ PIT 54 0 50.0 13.32 2.34 5.69 0.72 0.83 77.6% 93.4 MPH 2.70 2.12 .350
2014 37 MAJ PIT 7 0 7.0 7.71 5.14 1.50 1.29 0.56 77.8% 93.4 MPH 3.86 5.49 .267
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Jason Grilli
3-Year Averages MAJ   48 0 47.1 12.80 3.06 4.19 0.76 79.2% 2.67 2.48 .327
Career MAJ   391 16 505.0 8.36 3.83 2.18 0.87 71.4% 4.17 3.92 .311

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2014 Stat Review for Jason Grilli    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.50 K/BB
TERRIBLE
7.71 K/9
WEAK
5.14 BB/9
TERRIBLE
93.4 MPH Fastball
GOOD
1.3 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.56 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.86 ERA
POOR
1.43 WHIP
TERRIBLE
5.49 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.267 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
77.8% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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Worst Matchups for Jason Grilli (by OPS against, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Victor Martinez DET 5 4 0 2 0 0 0 .800 1.200 2.000
Alex Rios TEX 6 4 1 1 0 0 0 .667 1.333 2.000
Ryan Ludwick CIN 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Paul Konerko CHI-A 14 7 2 6 2 1 0 .500 1.000 1.563
Anthony Rizzo CHI-N 6 3 1 2 0 2 0 .500 1.000 1.500
Marco Scutaro SF 7 4 0 4 1 0 0 .571 .857 1.482
Ryan Sweeney CHI-N 5 3 0 3 1 0 0 .600 .800 1.467
Jimmy Rollins PHI 7 3 1 3 0 1 0 .429 1.000 1.429
Hunter Pence SF 5 2 1 1 0 1 0 .400 1.000 1.400
Kurt Suzuki MIN 5 3 0 1 0 1 0 .600 .800 1.400

Best Matchups for Jason Grilli (by OPS against, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Rickie Weeks MIL 6 0 0 0 1 3 0 .000 .000 .143
Juan Uribe LA 13 0 0 1 1 4 0 .000 .000 .071
Aaron Hill AZ 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Holliday STL 7 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000
Ian Kinsler DET 7 0 0 1 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jonathan Lucroy MIL 7 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000
Reed Johnson MIA 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Melky Cabrera TOR 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
David Wright NY-N 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Chase Utley PHI 5 0 0 1 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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Jason Grilli: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Although Grilli walked two batters and allowed a hit, he recorded his third save in Pittsburgh's last four games Thursday.

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Grilli earned his second save of the season Tuesday, striking out one batter in a scoreless inning against the Cubs.

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The Pirates used Grilli in the ninth inning of a scoreless tie Monday. He allowed only a walk while retiring the side with a fastball reaching 95 mph.

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Grilli threw a scoreless inning Wednesday, giving him seven strikeouts in four shutout Grapefruit League innings.

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Grilli's fastball sat 92 mph Sunday in a perfect inning which included a pair of strikeouts.

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Grilli made his Grapefruit League debut Friday, retiring the Twins in order in his lone inning.

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Grilli continues to train at his own pace and could make his spring debut Monday or Tuesday, the Pirates' website reports.

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Grilli threw his second bullpen of the spring -- and first since Thursday -- Tuesday for the Bucs, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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Grilli did not throw his scheduled bullpen session Saturday but says he isn't injured, according to Tom Singer of the Pirates' website. "Not in a hurry. Just taking my time," Grilli noted.

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Grilli recorded his 33rd save Friday, shutting down the Reds in a crucial victory for the Bucs.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Grilli rang up batters at an incredible 13.8 K/9 rate in 2012, compiling a 2.91 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in 58.2 frames. He finished fourth in the majors with 32 holds, serving as a solid bridge to closer Joel Hanrahan. At 36, asking Grilli to replicate his 2012 numbers might be asking a bit much. His fastball velocity dropped several mph after July, for reasons unknown. The Pirates re-signed him in December and the plan is for Grilli to begin the year as the team's closer with Hanrahan's trade to Boston. Keep in mind, however, that Mark Melancon could push him for the job if there are any prolonged stretches of struggles.

2012

The Pirates picked up Grilli off the Triple-A scrapheap in 2011 and he responded with the best ERA (2.48) of his nine-year MLB career. His fastball saw a tick up in average speed (92.4 mph) but at 35 there's a good chance he begins to slow down. Grilli proved to be one of Pittsburgh's few reliable relievers down the stretch, but he saved just one game and his second-half effort will be hard to repeat. While it's not out of the question he closes out a game or two for Pittsburgh in 2012, Grilli has totaled two saves in 238 career games.

2010

Grilli pitched reasonably well for a dozen and a half appearances with the Rangers after Colorado cut him loose in June, but he struggled to find his form after returning from an elbow injury. He signed a minor league deal with Cleveland, where he'll likely spend another year in middle relief.

2009

Things that don't repeat: a 1.8 percent HR/FB figure. That's how Grilli, a flyball pitcher, posted a 2.93 ERA in low-leverage relief for the Rockies. Not only will it not happen again, but Grilli probably won't spend all of 2009 in the majors.

2008

Grilli was awful at the start of last season but posted a 3.57 ERA in the second half thanks to a reduced hit rate and only one home run allowed. That improvement should earn him a spot in the Tigers bullpen at the start of this year, but he doesn't deserve much of a look in fantasy leagues as the Tigers figure to use him only in the middle innings.

2007

Grilli managed to spend all of last season in Detroit's bullpen despite a poor 31:25 K:BB in 62 IP. That poor K:BB doesn't bode well for Grilli's future in the majors. He's unlikely to manage another ERA in the low fours again if his command continues to fail him.

2006

Grilli made two starts for the Tigers in September after spending the season starting for Triple-A Toledo. He pitched well enough to have a small shot at a bullpen job this spring.

2005

Grilli was a Rule 5 snag who the White Sox were able to send down to the minors thanks to a Marlins roster crunch. Chicago's hoping he'll be able to win the fifth starter role this spring.

2004

He was unimpressive in 12 Triple-A starts, but the fact that he was even healthy and on a mound at all was an achievement. Once upon a time he was a prospect; if he can stay out of Dr. Andrews' waiting room, he might be again.