27-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
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 diag...
A.J. Griffin Contract Information:
Waived by the A's in November of 2015.
Griffin was released by the A's on Wednesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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A.J. Griffin Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
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2015 Stat Review for A.J. Griffin As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2014 (min 145 in)
A collection of stats that measure different skills.
A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.
Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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.
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.