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A.J. Griffin

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Texas Rangers

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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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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   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

December 21, 2015  –  A.J. Griffin News

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Griffin (shoulder) signed a minor league deal with the Rangers on Monday, TR Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

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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
3-Year Averages     32 32 1 200.0 171 85 36 171 54 14 10 0 0 0 3.83 1.13

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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
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00

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

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201345284369318015.226

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201337187187812021.226

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2013104.37409433153.541.14

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201395.77607721214.141.11
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
3-Year Averages     32 32 200.0 7.70 2.43 3.17 1.62 74.1% 3.83 4.64 .256

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2015 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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0.00 K/BB
TERRIBLE
8.87 K/9
GOOD
0.00 BB/9
ELITE
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
6.3 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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7.36 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.55 WHIP
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11.23 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.315 BABIP
HIGH
83.3% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

Griffin was released by the A's on Wednesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Griffin was designated for assignment Friday.

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Griffin (shoulder) was placed on the 60-day DL on Tuesday, John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group reports.

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Griffin (shoulder) remains on the Nashville DL and is still not throwing, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Griffin was placed on Triple-A Nashville’s disabled list with a right shoulder strain and will not throw for several days, SF Gate reports.

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Griffin (elbow) was reinstated from the DL and optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Saturday, Joe Stiglich of CSN California reports.

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Griffin (elbow) is slated to throw five innings at Triple-A Nashville on Friday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Griffin (elbow) will make another rehab start Sunday with High-A Stockton, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

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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.