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A.J. Griffin

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2017 Stats

W-L

6-6

ERA

5.94

WHIP

1.34

K

61

SV

0

2018 RotoWire Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

There was no outlook written for A.J. Griffin in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

2018 ADP:

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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    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.

December 1, 2017  –  A.J. Griffin News

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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
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
2017 29 R SUR 1 1 0 3.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2017 29 AA FRI 1 1 0 5.0 4 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.20
2017 29 AAA ROU 1 3 0 6.2 13 8 4 9 3 0 1 0 0 0 10.80 2.58
2017 29 MAJ TEX 18 15 1 77.3 76 51 20 61 28 6 6 0 0 0 5.94 1.34
3-Year Averages     20 19 0 98.2 96 59 24 84 37 6 5 0 0 0 5.41 1.35
Career  (View All)     88 85 2 478.7 437 231 94 403 147 34 21 0 4.34 1.22

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

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017140211729607.242
201624552236310518.286

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201719840114714113.261
20162645523537010.227

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201730.3120231487.421.68
201653.35204518124.891.33

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201747.05403814124.981.13
201665.72206228165.211.39
A.J. Griffin vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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
2017 29 R SUR 1 1 3.0 6.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 1.87 .000
2017 29 AA FRI 1 1 5.0 9.00 3.60 2.50 0.00 100% 0.00 3.00 .305
2017 29 AAA ROU 1 3 6.2 13.06 4.35 3.00 5.81 66.7% 10.80 10.14 .515
2017 29 MAJ TEX 18 15 77.3 7.10 3.26 2.18 2.33 0.56 63.1% 87.3 MPH 5.94 6.30 .263
3-Year Averages     20 19 98.2 7.70 3.39 2.27 2.20 67.9% 5.41 5.80 .272
Career     88 85 478.7 7.58 2.76 2.74 1.77 72% 4.34 5.02 .266

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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
2017 P 77.3 -1 5 -1 0 30 -2 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
2017 P 1 0 0 0 -1 0 0

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2017 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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2.18 K/BB
WEAK
7.10 K/9
WEAK
3.26 BB/9
WEAK
87.3 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
2.3 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.56 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.94 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.34 WHIP
WEAK
6.30 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

Explain This

.263 BABIP
LOW
63.1% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Griffin retired one batter and was charged with five runs on five hits and a hit-by-pitch in Tuesday's 14-3 loss to the Astros.

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Griffin won't make his normally scheduled start Friday against the Angels and will instead move to the bullpen, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

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Griffin (6-6) took the loss Sunday against the Yankees after allowing five runs on five hits with one walk and no strikeouts in three-plus innings.

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Griffin will start Sunday's game against the Yankees, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

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Griffin gave up two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out six over 5.2 innings in a no-decision against the Angels on Saturday.

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Griffin (6-5) allowed three earned runs on five hits in just 3.1 innings of an 8-3 loss to the Athletics on Sunday. He walked three and stuck out three.

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Griffin (6-4) allowed three runs on six hits with three walks and three strikeouts over five innings while taking Sunday's loss to the White Sox.

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Griffin (6-3) picked up the win over the Tigers on Tuesday, allowing only one run on five hits and two walks over five innings while striking out four.

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Griffin (5-3) allowed four runs on four hits -- including three home runs -- and three walks over five innings in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Mets. He struck out three.

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Griffin is now slated to start Tuesday's game against the Mets, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

There was no outlook written for A.J. Griffin.

2017

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 serviceably ate up 119 innings. In 18 starts from April through August, he compiled a passable 4.39 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and 7.8 K/9. Then the wheels came off in September to the tune of a 7.94 ERA. Serving up 28 home runs over the course of the season certainly didn't help his cause, and neither did his lack of control (3.5 BB/9). Fortunately, Griffin is still on the right side of 30, although his flyball tendencies won't play out well in Texas even if he does shore up his command. The right-hander is on track to open the year in the big league rotation, but that is more of a testament to the Rangers' lack of superior options. If he cannot cut down on the walks and home runs, he will likely be replaced by an internal option like Yohander Mendez sometime this summer.

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.