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Zack Greinke

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Los Angeles Dodgers

2014 Stats

W-L

17-8

ERA

2.71

WHIP

1.15

K

207

SV

0

2015 RotoWire Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Greinke has evolved into one of baseballís best pitchers and oddly, he doesnít really get much attention for it. Part of that is the presence of Clayton Kershaw, but Greinke seems to have been lost in...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 195   DOB: 10/21/1983   BORN: Orlando, FL   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Zack Greinke Contract Information:

Signed a six-year, $147 million contract with the Dodgers in December 2012.

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Greinke will not make another Cactus League start, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

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Zack Greinke 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 20 AAA OMA 6 6 0 28.7 25 8 2 23 6 1 1 0 2.51 1.08
2005 21 MAJ KAN 33 33 0 183.0 233 118 23 114 53 5 17 0 5.80 1.56
2006 22 AA WIC 18 17 0 105.7 96 51 12 94 27 8 3 0 4.34 1.16
2006 22 MAJ KAN 3 0 0 6.3 7 3 1 5 3 1 0 0 4.26 1.58
2007 23 MAJ KAN 52 14 0 122.0 122 50 12 106 36 7 7 1 3.69 1.30
2008 24 MAJ KAN 32 32 0 202.3 202 78 21 183 56 13 10 0 3.47 1.28
2009 25 MAJ KAN 33 33 3 229.3 195 55 11 242 51 16 8 0 2.16 1.07
2010 26 MAJ KC 33 33 0 220.0 219 102 18 181 55 10 14 0 0 0 4.17 1.25
2011 27 A+ BRE 2 1 0 3.0 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.33
2011 27 AAA NAS 2 2 0 7.2 10 4 1 9 2 0 1 0 0 0 4.70 1.67
2011 27 MAJ MIL 28 28 0 171.7 161 73 19 201 45 16 6 0 0 0 3.83 1.20
2012 28 MAJ MIL 21 21 0 123.0 120 47 7 122 28 9 3 0 0 0 3.44 1.20
2012 28 MAJ LAA 13 13 0 89.3 80 35 11 78 26 6 2 0 0 0 3.53 1.19
2012  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ MIL/LAA 34 34 0 212.3 200 82 18 200 54 15 5 0 0 0 3.48 1.20
2013 29 A+ RAN 1 1 0 4.1 6 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.23 1.46
2013 29 MAJ LAD 28 28 1 177.7 152 52 13 148 46 15 4 0 0 0 2.63 1.11
2014 30 MAJ LAD 32 32 0 202.3 190 61 19 207 43 17 8 0 0 0 2.71 1.15
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3-Year Averages     31 31 0 197.4 180 65 16 185 47 15 5 0 0 0 2.96 1.15
Career  (View All)     332 291 4 1,872.0 1,824 738 181 1,687 468 123 90 1 3.55 1.22

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Zack Greinke 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. 28 Col 5.0 4 1 1 0 1 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.71 1.15
Sep. 23 SF 8.0 6 2 2 1 0 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.74 1.16
Sep. 18 @ChC 5.0 9 4 4 0 1 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.76 1.17
Sep. 13 @SF 6.0 4 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 2.64 1.15
Sep. 7 Ari 6.0 6 2 2 0 3 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.73 1.17
Aug. 30 @SD 8.0 4 1 1 0 2 8 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.72 1.15
Aug. 23 NYM 7.0 9 4 3 2 1 4 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 2.79 1.17
Aug. 15 Mil 5.0 2 0 0 0 5 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.75 1.16
Aug. 9 @Mil 6.0 8 4 4 2 1 6 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.84 1.16
Aug. 4 LAA 7.0 6 5 3 1 0 5 0 2 0 L 0 0 0 2.71 1.14
Jul. 30 Atl 8.0 5 1 1 0 1 13 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.65 1.16
Jul. 25 @SF 7.0 4 0 0 0 1 10 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 2.74 1.18
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.0 IP/G
18.0 19 7 7 1 2 16 0 0 0 2-0 0 0 0 3.50 1.17
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 6.3 IP/G
38.0 33 10 10 1 7 33 0 1 0 4-0 0 0 0 2.37 1.05
Last 60 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 6.5 IP/G
78.0 67 24 21 6 16 77 0 5 0 6-2 0 0 0 2.42 1.06

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Zack Greinke Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20143859019901317.246
201334165287816110.254
20124481063210218211.249

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20144361172410021212.248
20133768318741823.216
20124209422981427.249

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201498.7102011121112.551.04
201393.7820841682.110.91
201299.78201182392.981.05

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2014103.7760962282.861.25
201384.0720643053.211.35
2012112.7730823193.911.32
Zack Greinke 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 20 AAA OMA 6 6 28.7 7.22 1.88 3.83 0.63 79.3% 2.51 3.34 .285
2005 21 MAJ KAN 33 33 183.0 5.61 2.61 2.15 1.13 63.9% 5.80 4.49 .343
2006 22 AA WIC 18 17 105.7 8.01 2.30 3.48 1.02 64.9% 4.34 3.83 .292
2006 22 MAJ KAN 3 0 6.3 7.11 4.26 1.67 1.42 0.86 77.8% 4.26 5.14 .318
2007 23 MAJ KAN 52 14 122.0 7.82 2.66 2.94 0.89 0.68 74% 3.69 3.66 .316
2008 24 MAJ KAN 32 32 202.3 8.14 2.49 3.27 0.93 1.03 75.9% 93.3 MPH 3.47 3.60 .318
2009 25 MAJ KAN 33 33 229.3 9.50 2.00 4.75 0.43 0.97 81.3% 93.7 MPH 2.16 2.40 .313
2010 26 MAJ KC 33 33 220.0 7.40 2.25 3.29 0.74 1.33 67.2% 93.5 MPH 4.17 3.46 .314
2011 27 A+ BRE 2 1 3.0 12.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.53 .183
2011 27 AAA NAS 2 2 7.2 11.25 2.50 4.50 1.25 72.7% 4.70 3.34 .443
2011 27 MAJ MIL 28 28 171.7 10.54 2.36 4.47 1.00 1.63 71.1% 92.5 MPH 3.83 3.15 .334
2012 28 MAJ MIL 21 21 123.0 8.93 2.05 4.36 0.51 2.18 71.6% 92.4 MPH 3.44 2.64 .334
2012 28 MAJ LAA 13 13 89.3 7.86 2.62 3.00 1.11 1.18 74.7% 92.4 MPH 3.53 3.99 .284
2012  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ MIL/LAA 34 34 212.3 8.48 2.29 3.70 0.76 1.66 72.9% 92.4 MPH 3.48 3.21 .313
2013 29 A+ RAN 1 1 4.1 8.78 0.00 0.00 2.20 60% 6.23 4.42 .398
2013 29 MAJ LAD 28 28 177.7 7.50 2.33 3.22 0.66 1.66 78.9% 91.8 MPH 2.63 3.38 .283
2014 30 MAJ LAD 32 32 202.3 9.21 1.91 4.81 0.85 1.86 80.4% 91.9 MPH 2.71 3.04 .320
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3-Year Averages     31 31 197.4 8.43 2.14 3.94 0.73 76.8% 2.96 3.09 .306
Career     332 291 1,872.0 8.11 2.25 3.60 0.87 73.6% 3.55 3.43 .314

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2014 Stat Review for Zack Greinke    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2014 (min 145 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.81 K/BB
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9.21 K/9
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1.91 BB/9
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91.9 MPH Fastball
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0.9 HR/9
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1.86 GB/FB Ratio
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ERA/WHIP/FIP

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2.71 ERA
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1.15 WHIP
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3.04 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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

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.320 BABIP
HIGH
80.4% Strand Rate
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Zack Greinke: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Greinke tossed three innings of one-run ball on Monday and reported better command this time around, the Dodgers' official site reports.

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Greinke (elbow) reported feeling good after a bullpen session Friday and remains on track to make his Cactus League debut Wednesday against the Cubs, the Dodgers' official site reports.

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Greinke (elbow) will throw his first live batting practice Friday, and is expected to join the rotation Wednesday, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

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Greinke (elbow) made it through a 23-pitch bullpen session Tuesday without showing any signs of discomfort, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

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Greinke (elbow) is scheduled to throw his first bullpen session of spring training Tuesday, mlb.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

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Greinke (elbow) will throw off flat ground Monday, the Los Angeles Times' Dylan Hernandez reports.

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Greinke had a lubricating injection in his elbow Thursday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

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2014

Only the incident with Carlos Quentin prevented Greinke from a top-five Cy Young finish, as the Dodgers' No. 2 starter finished 15-4 with a 2.63 ERA in 28 starts. Pitching for his fourth team in four years in the first year of a lucrative six-year deal, Greinke was all that was advertised and more, solidifying the top of the Dodgers' rotation and giving the team arguably the top 1-2 punch in baseball. Greinke has never had a serious arm injury, and assuming there are no more odd injuries in his near future, he should be a top-10 or top-15 starting pitcher in 2014.

2013

Greinke had yet another impressive season in 2012, splitting the year between Milwaukee and Anaheim and finishing with a 15-5 record, 3.48 ERA, and 200:54 K:BB. As good as his numbers have been the past few years, they would probably be much better if he had more consistent defenses behind him. The Dodgers gave him a six-year, $147 million deal to work as their No. 2 starter in December, while the move back to the National League should give him an opportunity to push his strikeout rate back into the batter-per-inning range after that mark dipped to 7.9 K/9 following his trade to Anaheim last season. The Dodgers' improved lineup should provide steady run support, putting Greinke in position to rack up plenty of wins for his new club in 2013.

2012

Greinke's strikeouts and walks indicate that he pitched better than his ERA shows for 2011. He finished with an ERA of 3.83, but had a career high 10.54 K/9IP while walking just 2.36 BB/9. The long ball was a bit of a problem for him and he also ran into some bad luck. Greinke is still one of the better pitchers in the National League, so don't be fooled by his ERA and look for better numbers during his second season with the Brewers.

2011

The 2009 Cy Young Award winner came back to earth in 2010, but it was hardly a crash. His strikeout rate dipped to his 2006 level, and his HR/FB rate spiked after he posted a career-low in 2009. Greinke might not match his 2009 brilliance again, but his stuff is better than last year's 4.17 ERA, and his xFIP of 3.76 wasn't much higher than his 2009 mark. Now with the Brewers, Greinke will get a chance to pitch for a team ready to contend and in a market that shouldn't overwhelm a player that has dealt with a social anxiety disorder in the past.

2010

Greinke topped off a tremendous season by being named the 2009 American League Cy Young Award winner. The face of the Royals' franchise, Greinke dominated the opposition en route to a 16-8 record with a 2.16 ERA and 242 strikeouts in 229.1 innings. He's a complete pitcher, being able to throw any pitch in any count, and his arsenal features a mid-90s fastball and a devastating slider. Despite being a power pitcher, Greinke has supreme control (4.75 K/BB). Expectations will be at an all-time high in 2010 for the 26-year-old, but Greinke is the clear-cut ace of the Royals' staff and someone management is looking to build around in the years to come.

2009

In a word, finally. Greinke finally reached 200 innings in a season and he finally showed signs of being the ace we thought he would be. He tied for fifth in the AL in strikeouts in 2008 and his 3.47 ERA ranked 10th. The mental problems that hounded him early in his career should no longer be an issue. Note that his BABIP was .318 (right above his career average, and a little worse than the norm), but he frequently stranded the runners that got on, causing us not to worry about a possible regression. He should be KCís No. 1 or 2 starter entering 2009, and will likely improve as he nears his prime.

2008

Greinke exercised his 2006 demons in 2007 and showed his capability as both a starter and a reliever. After some early-season struggles in the rotation, he was moved to the bullpen where he posted a 55:15 K:BB ratio in 53.1 innings. He dominated in seven late-season starts, posting a 1.85 ERA and turning in a 10-strikeout performance against the White Sox. He's got four pitches he can spot for strikes, and he enters the 2008 season as the team's No. 3 starter.

2007

The 2006 season was a lost one for Greinke, who began the year on the disabled list for "personal issues" and then remained in Double-A until September. The personal issues were described as anxiety around groups and an unnatural drive for baseball. The Royals allowed the young phenom to fight his demons and didn't pressure him to return. That pressure will increase in 2007, with the Royals hoping some tough love will put him back on track to become the ace of the staff. It may be important to note that Greinke was good but not dominant in Wichita after returning.

2006

The free-spirited Greinke downplayed a poor spring, saying he couldn't get excited about games that don't matter. Maybe that's why his 2005 season was so poor, because very few of the Royals' games mattered. Even so, it was the worst season of his life, finishing 5-17 and avoiding a 20-loss season only through the Royals' effective rotation management and a couple strong late starts. His carefree nature and obvious talent will help him bounce back from this debacle possibly as quickly as this season.

2005

A deceptive thrower with enough pitches, speeds and locations to frustrate most batters. The key for Greinke and the Royals will be to keep the youngster Ė not 22 until after the 2005 season Ė healthy and confident as the expected bumps in the road come along. Many point to his maturity as a strength, but outings like the four home runs he allowed to Baltimore in late July and to Seattle in August would get to anyone. He claims to have an upper-90s fastball but doesnít let it go because control is an issue. Should he add that to his arsenal, he might just become the next Greg Maddux.

2004

Greinke dominated high Single-A and pitched well in Double-A. He will be given his first chance at a major-league job this spring but is probably destined for another season in the minors. His control and power pitching could make him a special player. The Royals know this and are being very careful with him.

2003

Greinke was chosen by the Royals in the 2002 draft as a pitcher but could have easily been chosen as a third basemen. He hit in excess of .400 every year in high school, but his strong arm is what caused Kansas City to make him their first round pick. Possessing four pitches, heís yet to develop one that stands out but heís only 19. He works his fastball in the low 90ís, but scouts believe developing arm strength may result in an increase in velocity, which would catapult his prospects. Other than athleticism, the Royals feel he is exceptionally polished for a player one year out of high school because of high intellect, and a strong work ethic. Heíll begin 2003 at High Class-A, a steep level for a player with less than one-year professional experience. He should advance quickly through the system, particularily if he can find a little more velocity on the fastball, and show the maturity to use his other pitches in crucial situations.