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Jason Grilli

38-Year-Old Pitcher – Atlanta Braves

2015 Stats

W-L

3-4

ERA

2.94

WHIP

1.13

K

45

SV

24

2015 Preseason Projections

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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 ...

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2015 ADP:  536.09

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STATUS:  60-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Achilles     EST. RETURN:  3/1/2016
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   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:

Agreed to a two-year, $8 million deal with the Braves in December of 2014 that includes an option for a third year.

July 17, 2015  –  Jason Grilli News

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Grilli (Achilles) was officially placed on the 60-day DL on Friday, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan reports.

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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 LAA 40 0 0 33.7 29 13 0 36 10 1 3 1 1 11 3.48 1.16
2014 37 MAJ PIT 22 0 0 20.3 22 11 4 21 11 0 2 11 4 1 4.87 1.62
2014  (Multiple Teams) 37 MAJ LAA/PIT 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
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3-Year Averages     60 0 0 54.2 45 19 5 73 18 0 4 15 3 15 3.15 1.16
Career  (View All)     482 16 0 585.7 554 266 54 565 242 25 36 74 4.09 1.36

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Jason Grilli Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days 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
Jul. 11 @Col 0.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.94 1.13
Jul. 7 @Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.67 1.10
Jul. 6 @Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.76 1.13
Jul. 5 Phi 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.84 1.17
Jul. 2 Was 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.93 1.21
Jul. 1 Was 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.03 1.25
Jun. 28 @Pit 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.14 1.29
Jun. 26 @Pit 0.3 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.93 1.27
Jun. 24 @Was 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.63 1.17
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
9 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
7.3 5 3 3 0 2 12 0 0 0 1-2 4 0 0 3.68 0.95

Jason Grilli Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20156023512500.222
2014104211321120.256
20139632921303.244

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20158022516602.213
201413136830704.250
201310642419221.188

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201518.0211128712.501.17
201424.313319844.441.32
201328.0011844821.610.82

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201515.7131317313.451.09
201429.7029381303.641.35
201322.0011530524.091.36
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 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 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  (Multiple Teams) 37 MAJ LAA/PIT 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
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Rest Of Season     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
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3-Year Averages     60 0 54.2 12.12 2.99 4.06 0.83 75.9% 3.15 2.70 .334
Career     482 16 585.7 8.68 3.72 2.33 0.83 71.4% 4.09 3.75 .315

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2015 Stat Review for Jason Grilli    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2014 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.50 K/BB
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12.03 K/9
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2.67 BB/9
GOOD
94.0 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.5 HR/9
GOOD
0.62 GB/FB Ratio
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ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.94 ERA
AVERAGE
1.13 WHIP
GOOD
2.19 FIP
GREAT
BABIP/Strand

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

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.342 BABIP
HIGH
75.0% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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

Grilli suffered a ruptured left Achilles tendon Saturday and is out for the season, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

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Grilli suffered a left leg injury Saturday and had to be carted off the field, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

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Grilli struck out the side in a perfect ninth inning against the Brewers on Tuesday to earn his 24th save of the season.

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Grilli had two strikeouts in a perfect ninth for his 22nd save Wednesday against the Nationals.

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Grilli allowed one run on two hits, walking one and striking out one while recording just the one out in the Braves 4-3 loss to Pittsburgh on Friday night.

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Grilli allowed an unearned run Monday, but was still able to lock down his 17th save of the season.

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Grilli picked up his second win of the season Saturday, pitching a perfect 10th inning and striking out one.

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Grilli blew his second save of the season on an unearned run in Monday's extra inning loss to San Diego.

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Grilli struck out one in a scoreless ninth Sunday against the Giants to pick up his 15th save of the season.

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Grilli gave up a home run to Alex Guerrero on Wednesday, but escaped with his 14th save of the season.

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Grilli gave up a hit but pitched a scoreless frame with one strikeout Wednesday against the Rays to pick up his 12th save of the season.

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Grilli gave up one run on two hits Saturday, but got Giancarlo Stanton to fly out with a runner on base to preserve a 5-3 Braves win and pick up his 11th save of the season.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.