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Jason Grilli

40-Year-Old Pitcher – Toronto Blue Jays

2016 Stats

W-L

7-6

ERA

4.12

WHIP

1.29

K

81

SV

4

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Grilli was looking like a prime deadline trade candidate for the rebuilding Braves, having turned things around after a disappointing 2014 season with the Pirates and Angels, but a ruptured left Achil...

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2016 ADP:  287.52

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 233   DOB: 11/11/1976   BORN: Royal Oak, MI   COLLEGE: Seton Hall   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Jason Grilli Contract Information:

The Blue Jays picked up Grilli's $3 million option for 2017 in November of 2016.

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Jason Grilli 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
2004 27 AAA CHA 26 26 0 159.7 170 85 24 105 59 9 10 0 4.79 1.43
2005 28 AAA TOL 28 28 0 167.3 169 77 21 120 58 12 9 0 4.14 1.36
2005 28 MAJ DET 3 2 0 16.0 14 6 1 5 6 1 1 0 3.38 1.25
2006 29 MAJ DET 51 0 0 62.0 61 29 6 31 25 2 3 0 4.21 1.39
2007 30 MAJ DET 57 0 0 79.7 81 42 5 62 32 5 3 0 4.74 1.42
2008 31 MAJ COL 51 0 0 61.3 55 20 1 59 31 3 2 1 2.93 1.40
2008 31 MAJ DET 9 0 0 13.7 12 5 1 10 7 0 1 0 3.29 1.39
2008  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ COL/DET 60 0 0 75.0 67 25 2 69 38 3 3 1 3.00 1.40
2009 32 AA FRI 1 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2009 32 MAJ COL 22 0 0 19.3 29 13 2 22 13 0 1 1 6.05 2.17
2009 32 MAJ TEX 30 0 0 26.3 21 14 2 27 14 2 2 0 4.78 1.33
2009  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ COL/TEX 52 0 0 45.7 50 27 4 49 27 2 3 1 5.32 1.69
2011 34 AAA LEH 28 0 0 32.2 26 7 2 43 12 4 1 3 0 0 1.93 1.18
2011 34 MAJ PIT 28 0 0 32.7 24 9 2 37 15 2 1 1 0 9 2.48 1.19
2012 35 MAJ PIT 64 0 0 58.7 45 19 7 90 22 1 6 2 3 32 2.91 1.14
2013 36 AA ALT 2 2 0 2.0 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2013 36 MAJ PIT 54 0 0 50.0 40 15 4 74 13 0 2 33 2 2 2.70 1.06
2014 37 MAJ PIT 22 0 0 20.3 22 11 4 21 11 0 2 11 4 1 4.87 1.62
2014 37 MAJ LAA 40 0 0 33.7 29 13 0 36 10 1 3 1 1 11 3.48 1.16
2014  (Multiple Teams) 37 MAJ PIT/LAA 62 0 0 54.0 51 24 4 57 21 1 5 12 5 12 4.00 1.33
2015 38 MAJ ATL 36 0 0 33.7 28 11 2 45 10 3 4 24 2 0 2.94 1.13
2016 39 MAJ ATL 21 0 0 17.0 16 10 2 23 13 1 2 2 2 2 5.29 1.71
2016 39 MAJ TOR 46 0 0 42.0 28 17 8 58 19 6 4 2 2 21 3.64 1.12
2016  (Multiple Teams) 39 MAJ ATL/TOR 67 0 0 59.0 44 27 10 81 32 7 6 4 4 23 4.12 1.29
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3-Year Averages     55 0 0 48.9 41 20 5 61 21 3 5 13 3 11 3.68 1.27
Career  (View All)     549 16 0 644.7 598 293 64 646 274 32 42 78 4.09 1.35

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Jason Grilli Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Oct. 1 @Bos 0.7 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.64 1.12
Sep. 28 Bal 0.7 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.48 1.09
Sep. 26 NYY 0.3 4 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 3.32 1.06
Sep. 24 NYY 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.45 0.97
Sep. 21 @Sea 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.52 0.97
Sep. 19 @Sea 0.7 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.56 0.98
Sep. 16 @LAA 0.7 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 1 2.61 0.95
Sep. 15 @LAA 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.65 0.91
Sep. 12 TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.72 0.88
Sep. 10 Bos 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.80 0.91
Sep. 6 @NYY 0.7 2 4 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 2.88 0.93
Sep. 4 @TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.87 0.83
Aug. 30 @Bal 1.0 1 2 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 1.93 0.86
Aug. 28 Min 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.42 0.82
Aug. 27 Min 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.47 0.82
Aug. 25 LAA 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.52 0.81
Aug. 20 @Cle 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.57 0.80
Aug. 19 @Cle 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.63 0.80
Aug. 16 @NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.69 0.79
Aug. 14 Hou 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.75 0.82
Aug. 13 Hou 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.82 0.85
Aug. 10 TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.90 0.85
Aug. 8 TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.99 0.88
Aug. 4 @Hou 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.08 0.92
Aug. 2 @Hou 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.18 0.92
Jul. 31 Bal 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.29 0.97
Jul. 29 Bal 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.41 0.96
Last 14 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
4.0 8 6 6 3 3 6 0 0 0 1-1 0 1 3 13.50 2.75
Last 30 Games (Team)
12 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
9.3 12 10 10 4 7 11 0 1 0 2-2 0 2 7 9.64 2.04
Last 60 Games (Team)
27 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
24.3 18 13 13 6 12 31 0 1 0 3-3 1 2 14 4.81 1.23

Jason Grilli Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016113362119127.213
20156023512500.222
2014104211321120.256

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016138451125433.200
20158022516602.213
201413136830704.250

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201633.0541461653.821.21
201518.0211128712.501.17
201424.313319844.441.32

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201626.0223351654.501.38
201515.7131317313.451.09
201429.7029381303.641.35
Jason Grilli 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
2004 27 AAA CHA 26 26 159.7 5.92 3.33 1.78 1.35 70.2% 4.79 5.17 .297
2005 28 AAA TOL 28 28 167.3 6.45 3.12 2.07 1.13 72.8% 4.14 4.60 .296
2005 28 MAJ DET 3 2 16.0 2.81 3.38 0.83 0.56 73.7% 3.38 4.55 .245
2006 29 MAJ DET 51 0 62.0 4.50 3.63 1.24 0.87 1.41 71.3% 4.21 4.71 .277
2007 30 MAJ DET 57 0 79.7 7.00 3.62 1.94 0.56 1.08 65.7% 4.74 3.70 .318
2008 31 MAJ COL 51 0 61.3 8.66 4.55 1.90 0.15 1.00 77.6% 92.3 MPH 2.93 3.05 .322
2008 31 MAJ DET 9 0 13.7 6.59 4.61 1.43 0.66 1.00 77.8% 92.3 MPH 3.29 4.28 .278
2008  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ COL/DET 60 0 75.0 8.28 4.56 1.82 0.24 1.00 77.7% 92.3 MPH 3.00 3.28 .313
2009 32 AA FRI 1 1 1.0 9.00 9.00 1.00 0.00 100% 0.00 4.20 .000
2009 32 MAJ COL 22 0 19.3 10.24 6.05 1.69 0.93 0.80 72.5% 92.2 MPH 6.05 4.35 .454
2009 32 MAJ TEX 30 0 26.3 9.23 4.78 1.93 0.68 0.80 63.6% 92.2 MPH 4.78 3.78 .287
2009  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ COL/TEX 52 0 45.7 9.66 5.32 1.81 0.79 0.80 68.5% 92.2 MPH 5.32 4.03 .366
2011 34 AAA LEH 28 0 32.2 12.02 3.35 3.58 0.56 86.1% 1.93 2.55 .334
2011 34 MAJ PIT 28 0 32.7 10.19 4.13 2.47 0.55 1.44 81.1% 92.4 MPH 2.48 3.48 .285
2012 35 MAJ PIT 64 0 58.7 13.81 3.38 4.09 1.07 0.71 80% 93.6 MPH 2.91 2.91 .335
2013 36 AA ALT 2 2 2.0 18.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 -0.80 .549
2013 36 MAJ PIT 54 0 50.0 13.32 2.34 5.69 0.72 0.83 77.6% 93.4 MPH 2.70 2.12 .350
2014 37 MAJ PIT 22 0 20.3 9.30 4.87 1.91 1.77 0.60 75.9% 93.1 MPH 4.87 5.46 .331
2014 37 MAJ LAA 40 0 33.7 9.62 2.67 3.60 0.00 1.24 66.7% 93.1 MPH 3.48 2.22 .330
2014  (Multiple Teams) 37 MAJ PIT/LAA 62 0 54.0 9.50 3.50 2.71 0.67 0.94 70.6% 93.1 MPH 4.00 3.26 .330
2015 38 MAJ ATL 36 0 33.7 12.03 2.67 4.50 0.53 0.62 75% 94.0 MPH 2.94 2.19 .342
2016 39 MAJ ATL 21 0 17.0 12.18 6.88 1.77 1.06 0.35 70.4% 92.4 MPH 5.29 4.49 .360
2016 39 MAJ TOR 46 0 42.0 12.43 4.07 3.05 1.71 0.86 76.9% 92.4 MPH 3.64 4.34 .249
2016  (Multiple Teams) 39 MAJ ATL/TOR 67 0 59.0 12.36 4.88 2.53 1.53 0.67 74.2% 92.4 MPH 4.12 4.34 .285
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3-Year Averages     55 0 48.9 11.23 3.87 2.90 0.92 73.7% 3.68 3.32 .319
Career     549 16 644.7 9.02 3.83 2.36 0.89 71.7% 4.09 3.80 .313

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2016 Stat Review for Jason Grilli    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.53 K/BB
WEAK
12.36 K/9
ELITE
4.88 BB/9
TERRIBLE
92.4 MPH Fastball
WEAK
1.5 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.67 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.12 ERA
POOR
1.29 WHIP
WEAK
4.34 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

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

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.285 BABIP
AVERAGE
74.2% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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Jason Grilli: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Although he earned his 22nd hold of the season, Grilli contributed to the Orioles' comeback win by allowing two hits, including a solo homer, over 0.2 innings Wednesday.

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Grilli came on in a one-run game in the ninth inning and proceeded to allow four runs while recording just one out Monday against the Yankees.

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Grilli (6-5) pitched a clean eighth inning to pick up the win Monday versus the Rays.

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Grilli took the loss after issuing a walk and a two-run homer Tuesday against Baltimore.

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Grilli allowed a walk and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning in Thursday's loss to the Angels.

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Grilli allowed a hit and struck out the side Saturday against the Astros to pick up the hold.

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Grilli threw a clean ninth inning for his second save Tuesday against the Astros.

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Grilli struck out one in a clean eighth inning Monday against the Padres to notch his seventh hold as the Jays' setup man.

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Since being traded from Atlanta to Toronto on May 31, Grilli has posted a 2.63 ERA and 1.17 WHIP with a 23:6 K:BB through 13.2 innings (15 appearances).

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Grilli walked a batter and struck out one in the eighth inning of Thursday's game versus Detroit. He picked up the win after the Jays scored two in the bottom of the inning leading to the 5-4 final.

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Grilli struck out two in a clean eighth inning to notch the victory in Saturday's game against the Indians.

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The Jays are planning to manage closer Roberto Osuna's innings moving forward, and as a result, Grilli is likely to pick up more save chances, Sportsnet reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Grilli was acquired from the Pirates for Ernesto Frieri after the two had trouble closing for their respective teams. There appears to be a clear winner in the deal, however, as Frieri ended up being released by Pittsburgh in September, while Grilli went on to notch a 3.48 ERA with 36 strikeouts in 33.2 innings as a member of the Angels. Grilli's problem with the Pirates seemed to stem almost entirely from sudden jumps in his hit and home run rates, which ballooned to 9.7 H/9 and 1.8 HR/9, respectively, in 20.1 innings in Pittsburgh. Those numbers normalized in his time with the Halos, as he brought his hits per nine down to 7.8 H/9, and did not allow a home run while finishing out the year with his new squad. After signing a two-year deal with the Braves in December, Grilli will work as part of the bridge in front of closer Craig Kimbrel for Atlanta in 2015.

2014

Grilli easily earned his $2.5 million salary with 30 saves through July 22, before a forearm strain sidelined him for six weeks. How he comes back after an offseason of rest remains one of the biggest questions surrounding the 37-year-old in 2014. For the season, Grilli compiled a 2.70 ERA and 1.06 WHIP with a 74:13 K:BB ratio in 50 innings. However, the man Twitter calls "Grilled Cheese" struggled somewhat in his return, albeit in a minuscule sample size - 4.70 ERA, 1.83 WHIP and an opponent's .928 OPS in just 7.2 innings. Grilli's velocity suffered in September, making his spring training more important than usual. Provided he finds his 93-94 mph fastball in the Grapefruit League, he should continue on as the Pirates' closer again in 2014.

2013

Grilli rang up batters at an incredible 13.8 K/9 rate in 2012, compiling a 2.91 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in 58.2 frames. He finished fourth in the majors with 32 holds, serving as a solid bridge to closer Joel Hanrahan. At 36, asking Grilli to replicate his 2012 numbers might be asking a bit much. His fastball velocity dropped several mph after July, for reasons unknown. The Pirates re-signed him in December and the plan is for Grilli to begin the year as the team's closer with Hanrahan's trade to Boston. Keep in mind, however, that Mark Melancon could push him for the job if there are any prolonged stretches of struggles.

2012

The Pirates picked up Grilli off the Triple-A scrapheap in 2011 and he responded with the best ERA (2.48) of his nine-year MLB career. His fastball saw a tick up in average speed (92.4 mph) but at 35 there's a good chance he begins to slow down. Grilli proved to be one of Pittsburgh's few reliable relievers down the stretch, but he saved just one game and his second-half effort will be hard to repeat. While it's not out of the question he closes out a game or two for Pittsburgh in 2012, Grilli has totaled two saves in 238 career games.

2010

Grilli pitched reasonably well for a dozen and a half appearances with the Rangers after Colorado cut him loose in June, but he struggled to find his form after returning from an elbow injury. He signed a minor league deal with Cleveland, where he'll likely spend another year in middle relief.

2009

Things that don't repeat: a 1.8 percent HR/FB figure. That's how Grilli, a flyball pitcher, posted a 2.93 ERA in low-leverage relief for the Rockies. Not only will it not happen again, but Grilli probably won't spend all of 2009 in the majors.

2008

Grilli was awful at the start of last season but posted a 3.57 ERA in the second half thanks to a reduced hit rate and only one home run allowed. That improvement should earn him a spot in the Tigers bullpen at the start of this year, but he doesn't deserve much of a look in fantasy leagues as the Tigers figure to use him only in the middle innings.

2007

Grilli managed to spend all of last season in Detroit's bullpen despite a poor 31:25 K:BB in 62 IP. That poor K:BB doesn't bode well for Grilli's future in the majors. He's unlikely to manage another ERA in the low fours again if his command continues to fail him.

2006

Grilli made two starts for the Tigers in September after spending the season starting for Triple-A Toledo. He pitched well enough to have a small shot at a bullpen job this spring.

2005

Grilli was a Rule 5 snag who the White Sox were able to send down to the minors thanks to a Marlins roster crunch. Chicago's hoping he'll be able to win the fifth starter role this spring.

2004

He was unimpressive in 12 Triple-A starts, but the fact that he was even healthy and on a mound at all was an achievement. Once upon a time he was a prospect; if he can stay out of Dr. Andrews' waiting room, he might be again.