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A.J. Griffin

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Oakland Athletics

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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...

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2015 ADP:  616.52

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STATUS:  60-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Elbow     EST. RETURN:  6/10/2015
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   

March 23, 2015  –  A.J. Griffin News

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Griffin (elbow) will throw all of his pitches in a side session Tuesday, the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser 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
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3-Year Averages     23 23 0 141.2 122 56 23 117 36 10 5 0 0 0 3.57 1.12

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

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201345284369318015.226
201217237740205.245

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201337187187812021.226
2012164271234405.225

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2013104.37409433153.541.14
201242.030026943.211.02

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201395.77607721214.141.11
201240.3410381062.901.24
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
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3-Year Averages     23 23 141.2 7.46 2.30 3.25 1.47 75.6% 3.57 4.43 .260

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

Griffin (elbow) threw a 30-pitch side session Tuesday consisting of fastballs and changeups, and also tossed 10 breaking balls with the catcher moved up, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Griffin (elbow) threw 35 pitches off of a mound Tuesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Griffin (elbow) was placed on the 60-Day DL on Friday, reports Jane Lee of MLB.com.

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Griffin has thrown three side sessions already this spring, reports Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Griffin will throw off a mound Tuesday, the Bay Area News Group's John Hickey reports.

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Griffin (elbow) is currently projected to return to the A's in June, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

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Griffin (elbow) is not expected to be ready for Opening Day, FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports.

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Griffin was moved to the 60-day DL on Sunday, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

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Griffin underwent successful Tommy John surgery Wednesday, preformed by Dr. Thomas Mehlhoff, the A's official Twitter feed reports.

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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.