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A.J. Griffin

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Texas Rangers

2016 Stats

W-L

7-4

ERA

5.07

WHIP

1.36

K

107

SV

0

2017 RotoWire Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The Rangers took a chance on Griffin by signing him to a contract after he hadn't pitched in the majors for two seasons due to a pair of injuries, but they were rewarded for much of the season as he s...

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2017 ADP:  594.1

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   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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A.J. Griffin Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract with the Rangers in January of 2017, avoiding arbitration.

January 13, 2017  –  A.J. Griffin News

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Griffin agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract with the Rangers on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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A.J. Griffin
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
2016 28 AA FRI 3 3 0 10.1 12 4 0 13 4 0 1 0 0 0 3.48 1.58
2016 28 MAJ TEX 23 23 0 119.0 116 67 28 107 46 7 4 0 0 0 5.07 1.36
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3-Year Averages     23 23 0 119.0 116 67 28 107 46 7 4 0 0 0 5.07 1.36
Career  (View All)     70 70 1 401.3 361 180 74 342 119 28 15 0 4.04 1.20

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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
Sep. 27 Mil 4.3 7 4 4 2 2 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.07 1.36
Sep. 20 LAA 1.7 3 3 3 0 4 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.94 1.33
Sep. 13 @Hou 7.0 4 2 2 2 1 7 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.78 1.29
Sep. 7 @Sea 4.0 7 8 8 3 3 7 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.92 1.33
Sep. 2 Hou 5.7 3 3 3 2 3 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.41 1.28
Aug. 27 Cle 6.0 5 0 0 0 1 6 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.39 1.30
Aug. 20 @TB 5.7 7 3 3 2 0 4 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.68 1.32
Aug. 14 Det 6.7 11 6 6 3 1 8 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.68 1.32
Aug. 9 @Col 4.7 7 5 5 1 3 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.38 1.28
Aug. 4 @Bal 5.7 5 3 3 3 0 6 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.05 1.23
Jul. 29 KC 5.7 3 2 2 1 2 1 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.99 1.26
Last 14 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 3.0 IP/G
6.0 10 7 7 2 6 5 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 10.50 2.67
Last 30 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 4.5 IP/G
22.7 24 20 20 9 13 24 1 0 0 1-1 0 0 0 7.94 1.63
Last 60 Games (Team)
11 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.2 IP/G
57.0 62 39 39 19 20 54 5 0 0 4-3 0 0 0 6.16 1.44

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

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201624552236310518.286

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20162645523537010.227

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201653.35204518124.891.33

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201665.72206228165.211.39
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
2016 28 AA FRI 3 3 10.1 11.58 3.56 3.25 0.00 75% 3.48 1.81 .437
2016 28 MAJ TEX 23 23 119.0 8.09 3.48 2.33 2.12 0.68 70.9% 87.7 MPH 5.07 5.80 .278
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3-Year Averages     23 23 119.0 8.09 3.48 2.33 2.12 70.9% 5.07 5.62 .278
Career     70 70 401.3 7.67 2.67 2.87 1.66 73.9% 4.04 4.81 .267

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A.J. Griffin Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2016 P 119 0 8 0 0 53 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2016 P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

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2016 Stat Review for A.J. Griffin    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.33 K/BB
WEAK
8.09 K/9
GOOD
3.48 BB/9
POOR
87.7 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
2.1 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.68 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.07 ERA
POOR
1.36 WHIP
WEAK
5.80 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.278 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
70.9% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for A.J. Griffin

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

Griffin allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks with four strikeouts over 4.1 innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Brewers.

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Griffin lasted just 1.2 innings, allowing three runs on three hits and four walks while striking out one in Tuesday's no-decision versus the Angels.

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Griffin allowed two runs on four hits and a walk with seven strikeouts over seven innings but was left with a no-decision Tuesday against the Astros.

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Griffin (7-4) was thrashed for eight runs on seven hits and three walks in just four innings against the Mariners on Wednesday. He did strike out seven, though.

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Griffin (7-3) held the Astros to three runs on three hits and three walks over 5.2 innings Friday, striking out five.

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Griffin (5-3) gave up three earned runs on seven hits in Saturday's 8-2 loss to the Rays. He struck out four.

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Griffin (5-2) allowed six runs on 11 hits and one walk while striking out eight over 6.2 innings to take the loss Sunday against the Tigers.

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Griffin (5-1) allowed five runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out five over 4.2 innings, but received no decision Tuesday against the Rockies.

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Griffin (5-1) allowed three runs -- all on solo homers -- over 5.2 innings Thursday in a win over Baltimore. He struck out six while surrendering five hits without a walk.

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Griffin (4-1) tossed 5.2 innings in Friday's win over the Royals, allowing two runs on three hits and two walks while notching just one strikeout.

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Griffin threw five innings of one-run ball Sunday against the Royals, striking out three and walking two en route to a no-decision.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

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 starts, Griffin suffered a shoulder strain in his pitching arm that ended up costing him the rest of the season. After a promising first two seasons of his career where Griffin posted a 3.60 ERA over his first 47 major league starts, it is difficult to know what to expect from Griffin after missing two full seasons. He signed a minor league deal with the Rangers that includes an invite to spring training, and while the odds are against his cracking the rotation out of camp, he will probably find his way to a handful of spot starts if he can remain healthy at Triple-A.

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.