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Kevin Gregg

35-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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Despite his release from the Dodgers in April, and getting signed by a bad team with a couple of other closers (well, if you count Carlos Marmol as a closer) on the roster, Gregg somehow managed to sa...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 6"   WT: 230   DOB: 6/20/1978   BORN: Corvallis, OR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 15th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league contract with the Cubs in April 2013.

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Kevin Gregg 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
2005 27 AAA SAL 7 6 0 34.7 36 15 2 36 10 3 1 0 3.89 1.33
2005 27 MAJ LAA 33 2 0 64.3 70 36 8 52 29 1 2 0 5.04 1.54
2006 28 AAA SAL 3 2 0 10.0 5 0 0 8 4 1 0 0 0.00 0.90
2006 28 MAJ LAA 32 3 0 78.3 88 36 10 71 21 3 4 0 4.14 1.39
2007 29 MAJ FLA 74 0 0 84.0 63 33 7 87 40 0 5 32 3.54 1.23
2008 30 MAJ FLA 72 0 0 68.7 51 26 3 58 37 7 8 29 3.41 1.28
2009 31 MAJ CHN 72 0 0 68.7 60 36 13 71 30 5 6 23 4.72 1.31
2010 32 MAJ TOR 63 0 0 59.0 52 23 4 58 30 2 6 37 6 3 3.51 1.39
2011 33 MAJ BAL 63 0 0 59.7 58 29 7 53 40 0 3 22 7 0 4.37 1.64
2012 34 MAJ BAL 40 0 0 43.7 50 24 6 37 24 3 2 0 0 0 4.95 1.69
2013 35 MAJ CHC 62 0 0 62.0 53 24 6 56 32 2 6 33 5 0 3.48 1.37
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Kevin Gregg
3-Year Averages MAJ   55 0 0 55.1 53 25 6 48 32 1 3 18 4 0 4.08 1.54
Career  (View All) MAJ   571 8 0 700.7 649 317 73 641 319 30 44 177 4.07 1.38

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Kevin Gregg Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013124311717401.163
201294191522613.286
2011145292630724.259

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013145251536625.286
201210618928203.295
2011130241428203.250

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201329.70611341735.161.58
201223.3120191445.011.93
201134.00011302444.501.68

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201332.32022221531.951.18
201220.3200181024.871.43
201125.70311231634.211.60
Kevin Gregg 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
2005 27 AAA SAL 7 6 34.7 9.35 2.60 3.60 0.52 70.5% 3.89 2.91 .355
2005 27 MAJ LAA 33 2 64.3 7.27 4.06 1.79 1.12 69.2% 5.04 4.60 .324
2006 28 AAA SAL 3 2 10.0 7.20 3.60 2.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.80 .198
2006 28 MAJ LAA 32 3 78.3 8.16 2.41 3.38 1.15 0.54 73.7% 4.14 3.88 .342
2007 29 MAJ FLA 74 0 84.0 9.32 4.29 2.18 0.75 0.45 72.9% 3.54 3.69 .272
2008 30 MAJ FLA 72 0 68.7 7.60 4.85 1.57 0.39 1.10 72.9% 93.1 MPH 3.41 3.75 .261
2009 31 MAJ CHN 72 0 68.7 9.31 3.93 2.37 1.70 0.88 70.1% 91.9 MPH 4.72 4.95 .277
2010 32 MAJ TOR 63 0 59.0 8.85 4.58 1.93 0.61 1.13 75.6% 92.4 MPH 3.51 3.69 .307
2011 33 MAJ BAL 63 0 59.7 7.99 6.03 1.33 1.06 0.97 75.8% 92.2 MPH 4.37 5.06 .307
2012 34 MAJ BAL 40 0 43.7 7.63 4.95 1.54 1.24 1.49 73.5% 91.4 MPH 4.95 5.15 .338
2013 35 MAJ CHC 62 0 62.0 8.13 4.65 1.75 0.87 0.94 77.2% 90.8 MPH 3.48 4.25 .283
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Kevin Gregg
3-Year Averages MAJ   55 0 55.1 7.84 5.23 1.50 0.98 75.9% 4.08 4.62 .304
Career MAJ   571 8 700.7 8.23 4.10 2.01 0.94 72.7% 4.07 4.14 .301

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Worst Matchups for Kevin Gregg (by OPS against, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Matt Holliday STL 9 5 2 3 1 1 0 .556 1.222 1.822
Robinson Cano SEA 9 4 1 4 2 2 0 .444 1.000 1.545
Yunel Escobar TB 8 5 0 6 1 0 2 .625 .750 1.350
Nick Swisher CLE 12 4 2 5 2 0 0 .333 .917 1.345
Paul Konerko CHI-A 14 7 1 3 1 2 1 .500 .786 1.319
Ichiro Suzuki NY-A 24 13 1 7 1 4 0 .542 .708 1.268
Shin-Soo Choo TEX 8 4 0 1 1 2 0 .500 .625 1.181
Adrian Beltre TEX 19 7 2 5 0 1 0 .368 .737 1.105
Carl Crawford LA 14 4 0 1 3 4 0 .286 .643 1.055
Ryan Zimmerman WAS 15 4 2 7 3 1 0 .267 .667 1.035

Best Matchups for Kevin Gregg (by OPS against, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Miguel Olivo LA 11 1 0 0 0 2 0 .091 .273 .364
Kurt Suzuki MIN 7 1 0 1 0 2 0 .143 .143 .286
Michael Cuddyer COL 7 1 0 0 0 1 0 .143 .143 .286
Greg Dobbs MIA 10 1 0 0 1 5 0 .100 .100 .282
Brandon Phillips CIN 9 1 0 0 0 4 0 .111 .111 .222
Jimmy Rollins PHI 13 1 0 0 1 1 0 .077 .077 .220
Carlos Ruiz PHI 10 1 0 1 0 1 0 .100 .100 .200
Gregor Blanco SF 7 0 0 1 1 4 2 .000 .000 .125
Edwin Encarnacion TOR 7 0 0 0 1 4 0 .000 .000 .125
Ryan Howard PHI 9 0 0 0 1 5 0 .000 .000 .100

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Kevin Gregg: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Gregg, who gave up an unearned run in one inning, earned his 33rd save of the year Wednesday.

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Gregg took the loss Monday, allowing a run in the ninth inning on a Starling Marte home run.

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GM Theo Epstein said Saturday that Gregg would not be released, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Gregg was knocked around for four runs on three hits and three walks and took the loss to the Braves on Friday. Afterward, Gregg voiced complaints to the media in regards to the team possibly removing him from the closer's role, which drew the ire of GM Theo Epstein. Epstein suggested he'll consider releasing Gregg, Jesse Rogers of ESPNChicago.com reports.

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Gregg earned his 31st save of the season Monday against the Reds as he allowed one hit in one scoreless inning.

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Manager Dale Sveum suggested that Pedro Strop could get a look in some save situations over Gregg during the season's final month, MLB.com reports. "I don't think you'll have any idea at the end of this season about what's going to happen," Sveum said of the Cubs' bullpen situation. "So many things go into play there and it's a long offseason. Certain things come up. There's no way you can predict or plan what's going to happen by spring training next year."

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Gregg tossed a perfect ninth inning Saturday against the Padres to earn his 26th save of the season.

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2012

Gregg was awful in the closer's role with the Orioles in 2011, blowing seven saves and recording a 4.37 ERA. He walked a whopping 6.0 BB/9IP and simply looks washed up at age 33. Look for Jim Johnson to usurp the closer's role next season, while Gregg's only potential window for value will open if Johnson suffers an injury and the O's decide to give him another look in the ninth inning. Unfortunately, his skill set does not yield much to benefit from when he isn't closing, so Gregg shouldn't be used as a staff filler given the damage he'll do to your ERA and WHIP. Further, the acquisition of Matt Lindstrom in February adds another road block in Gregg's bid to return to the ninth-inning role.

2011

Gregg inherited the closer's role last season after a couple of shaky outings from Jason Frasor in April and recorded a career-high 37 saves as a result. His overall numbers kept him from joining the elite closers, but his cheap draft-day price tag made that easy to swallow for most owners. He's still searching for a job after rejecting the team's arbitration offer but could land a job closing for another team having earned the Proven Closer tag with 121 saves the last four years. He'll likely find his way into the ninth inning again in Baltimore given Koji Uehara's injury history and the aforementioned Proven Closer tag.

2010

Gregg won the Cubs' closer job in spring training and pitched well in the role for about half the year before falling apart and ceding the ninth inning to Carlos Marmol down the stretch. As in seasons past, his biggest issue was the long ball - Gregg allowed a whopping 13 in just 68.2 IP. He signed with Toronto in the offseason and will compete with Scott Downs or Jason Frasor. He's got the worst skillset of the group, but could win the job since he has experience in the role.

2009

As expected the Marlins weren't willing to pay market prices for a closer, and Gregg was shipped out to greener pastures. He's no lock to replace Kerry Wood at the head of the Cubs' bullpen with Carlos Marmol also in the picture, but the knee injury that muddied up his second half isn't expected to be an issue going forward. Given the uncertainty over his role you probably shouldn't pay market prices for him either, but Gregg showed in Anaheim that he has value as a set-up man, so once the more reliable options are off the board don't shy away from him for too long.

2008

The Marlins brought in "established" closers like Jorge Julio and Armando Benitez at various times in 2007, but it was Gregg who ended up leading the club with 32 saves. He's in the right home ballpark to compensate for his flyball tendencies, but his inconsistent control (4.29 BB/9IP in '07, 2.41 in '06, 4.06 in '05) is a slight concern. He's a candidate to be traded as probably the Marlins' most expensive player, so there are likely to be more reliable sources of saves.

2007

Gregg is a useful low-leverage reliever who was trapped behind better pitchers with the Angels and needed a trade -- just not to the Marlins, who picked him up in November. He could slide into the swingman role Ricky Nolasco had in '06.

2006

Gregg excelled out of the bullpen in 2005, especially after the All-Star Break when he posted a 3.03 ERA and struck out 31 batters in 35.2 innings. Gregg will compete for the fifth starter job in spring training and will likely bounce between middle relief and spot starts throughout 2006.

2005

Gregg pitched well out of the bullpen all year and, despite his protests, that could be the role best suited for him. He'll have to shoulder more of the bullpen responsibility with Troy Percival gone, although he still might be called to plug any rotation holes in 2005 should they arise.

2004

With the additions of Kelvim Escobar and Bartolo Colon, Gregg lost his shot to start the season as Anaheim's fifth starter. Gregg did well in limited duty with the Angels in 2003, posting a 3.28 ERA in five games (three starts), with a 1.05 WHIP. Even still, Gregg is an intriguing player for 2004 following a solid final month in Anaheim after his promotion from Triple-A.

2003