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Luke Gregerson

33-Year-Old Pitcher – St. Louis Cardinals

2017 Stats

W-L

2-3

ERA

4.57

WHIP

1.34

K

70

SV

1

2018 RotoWire Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 210   DOB: 5/14/1984   BORN: Park Ridge, IL   COLLEGE: St. Xavier (IL)   DRAFTED: 28th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Luke Gregerson Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $11 million deal with the Cardinals in December of 2017.

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Gregerson agreed to a two-year, $11 million deal with the Cardinals on Sunday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

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Luke Gregerson 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
2007 23 A PAL 53 0 0 64.0 42 14 0 69 20 3 4 29 1.97 0.97
2007 23 AA SPR 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2008 24 AA SPR 57 0 0 75.3 62 28 6 78 26 7 6 10 3.35 1.17
2009 25 MAJ SDG 72 0 0 75.0 62 27 3 93 31 2 4 1 3.24 1.24
2010 26 MAJ SD 80 0 0 78.3 47 28 8 89 18 4 7 2 5 40 3.22 0.83
2011 27 AAA TUC 2 0 0 1.1 3 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 20.25 4.55
2011 27 MAJ SD 61 0 0 55.7 57 17 2 34 19 3 3 0 4 16 2.75 1.37
2012 28 MAJ SD 77 0 0 71.7 57 19 7 72 21 2 0 9 4 24 2.39 1.09
2013 29 MAJ SD 73 0 0 66.3 49 20 3 64 18 6 8 4 5 25 2.71 1.01
2014 30 MAJ OAK 72 0 0 72.3 58 17 6 59 15 5 5 3 8 22 2.12 1.01
2015 31 MAJ HOU 64 0 0 61.0 48 21 5 59 10 7 3 31 5 0 3.10 0.95
2016 32 MAJ HOU 59 0 0 57.7 38 21 5 67 18 4 3 15 6 15 3.28 0.97
2017 33 MAJ HOU 65 0 0 61.0 62 31 13 70 20 2 3 1 3 18 4.57 1.34
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3-Year Averages     62 0 0 59.9 49 24 7 65 16 4 3 15 4 11 3.61 1.09
Career  (View All)     623 0 0 599.0 478 201 52 607 170 35 36 66 3.02 1.08

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Luke Gregerson 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
Sep. 30 @Bos 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.57 1.34
Sep. 27 @Tex 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.50 1.35
Sep. 24 LAA 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.58 1.36
Sep. 20 CWS 0.7 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.50 1.36
Sep. 19 CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.40 1.36
Sep. 16 Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.47 1.38
Sep. 10 @Oak 0.7 2 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.55 1.41
Sep. 8 @Oak 1.0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 4.12 1.37
Sep. 3 NYM 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.86 1.36
Sep. 2 NYM 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.93 1.35
Aug. 30 Tex 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.01 1.35
Aug. 29 Tex 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.09 1.32
Aug. 24 Was 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.17 1.31
Aug. 22 Was 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.25 1.32
Aug. 16 Ari 1.0 3 3 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.34 1.32
Aug. 15 @Ari 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.86 1.29
Aug. 10 @CWS 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 - 0 0 1 3.94 1.31
Aug. 9 @CWS 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.03 1.30
Aug. 6 Tor 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.12 1.31
Aug. 5 Tor 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.01 1.29
Aug. 1 TB 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.04 1.30
Jul. 29 @Det 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.14 1.31
Last 14 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
4.7 4 3 3 2 0 6 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 2 5.79 0.86
Last 30 Games (Team)
10 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
9.3 10 8 8 4 2 10 0 0 0 0-0 0 1 3 7.71 1.29
Last 60 Games (Team)
22 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
20.7 24 13 13 6 6 22 0 1 0 0-0 0 1 4 5.66 1.45

Luke Gregerson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201710424923606.242
2016115231621524.212
201512726728611.235

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017159461139807.267
201611544217611.156
201511233320104.189

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201733.7121361295.611.43
201633.023640833.550.94
201538.3511936643.050.94

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201727.311034843.291.24
201624.7209271022.921.01
201522.7221223413.180.97
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Luke Gregerson 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
2007 23 A PAL 53 0 64.0 9.70 2.81 3.45 0.00 77.4% 1.97 2.03 .274
2007 23 AA SPR 1 0 1.0 27.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 -2.80 1.220
2008 24 AA SPR 57 0 75.3 9.32 3.11 3.00 0.72 73.2% 3.35 3.32 .294
2009 25 MAJ SDG 72 0 75.0 11.16 3.72 3.00 0.36 1.36 73.3% 91.1 MPH 3.24 2.52 .332
2010 26 MAJ SD 80 0 78.3 10.23 2.07 4.94 0.92 1.48 64.9% 90.6 MPH 3.22 2.98 .228
2011 27 AAA TUC 2 0 1.1 16.36 16.36 1.00 0.00 40% 20.25 5.02 .731
2011 27 MAJ SD 61 0 55.7 5.50 3.07 1.79 0.32 1.84 79.7% 89.7 MPH 2.75 3.58 .309
2012 28 MAJ SD 77 0 71.7 9.04 2.64 3.43 0.88 1.59 83.1% 89.2 MPH 2.39 3.47 .278
2013 29 MAJ SD 73 0 66.3 8.68 2.44 3.56 0.41 1.36 73.4% 88.2 MPH 2.71 2.85 .272
2014 30 MAJ OAK 72 0 72.3 7.34 1.87 3.93 0.75 2.14 83.6% 88.4 MPH 2.12 3.31 .264
2015 31 MAJ HOU 64 0 61.0 8.70 1.48 5.90 0.74 2.78 69.8% 89.4 MPH 3.10 2.92 .276
2016 32 MAJ HOU 59 0 57.7 10.46 2.81 3.72 0.78 2.69 68.6% 89.2 MPH 3.28 3.04 .257
2017 33 MAJ HOU 65 0 61.0 10.33 2.95 3.50 1.92 1.81 73.9% 89.5 MPH 4.57 4.66 .324
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3-Year Averages     62 0 59.9 9.77 2.40 4.06 1.05 70.7% 3.61 3.35 .288
Career     623 0 599.0 9.12 2.55 3.57 0.78 75% 3.02 3.18 .282

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Luke Gregerson Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 61 2 14 2 0 38 3 0 0
2016 P 57.7 6 9 6 0 33 4 0 0
2017 P 61 3 9 3 0 34 2 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 0 -1 0 -1 2 0 0
2016 P -1 0 0 0 4 0 3
2017 P -2 0 0 1 2 0 1

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2017 Stat Review for Luke Gregerson    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.50 K/BB
GOOD
10.33 K/9
GOOD
2.95 BB/9
AVERAGE
89.5 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
1.9 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.81 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.57 ERA
POOR
1.34 WHIP
WEAK
4.66 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

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

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.324 BABIP
HIGH
73.9% Strand Rate
LOW

2018 Projected Stats Breakdown for Luke Gregerson

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Luke Gregerson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Gregerson (hand) allowed one run on one hit in one inning Sunday against the Angels.

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X-rays on Gregerson's left hand came back negative, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Gregerson closed out the final 1.1 innings, striking out one to pick up his first save of the season in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Mariners.

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Gregerson didn't give up a run in two-thirds of an inning during Saturday's 7-6 win over the Yankees.

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Gregerson struck out the side in a perfect eighth inning in Tuesday's 8-4 win over the Athletics.

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Gregerson (2-2) allowed two runs on two hits while striking out one over one inning in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Rangers.

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Gregerson (2-1) was unable to hold a lead in the eighth inning Thursday, allowing a run on one hit and two walks in Houston's 7-6 win over Detroit.

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Gregerson pitched on Tuesday for the first time in five days, striking one batter in a scoreless eighth inning in an 8-3 win over the Braves.

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Gregerson has lost the movement of his sinker and is trying to reestablish it, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Gregerson's struggles this week in two outings against the Rangers were the result of wavering command, per manager A.J. Hinch, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports. The Astros' setup man allowed five runs on five hits, including two home runs, over his last two appearances.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

There was no outlook written for Luke Gregerson.

2017

Gregerson's slider was absolutely devastating last season, and his whiff-per-swing rate of 60.4 percent on the pitch was the second-best rate in all of baseball among pitchers who threw at least 200 sliders in 2016. His strikeout rate of 29.3 percent was more than four percentage points higher than anything he had posted since 2010, and an astounding 53 of his 67 strikeouts last season (79 percent) were finished off by his slider. Gregerson's 3.28 ERA was actually the highest single-season mark of his eight-year career, as the right-hander has established himself as one of the most consistent relief pitchers in baseball. He has proven that he can handle the closer role but is just as comfortable earlier in the bucket line putting out fires. Ken Giles figures to close games for the Astros in 2017, with Gregerson among those who will notch holds in the seventh and eighth.

2016

Signed by the Astros to a three-year deal prior to last season, Gregerson beat out Pat Neshek and Chad Qualls to win the closer role out of spring training. As one of the most dependable relievers in baseball over the past few seasons, the 31-year-old continued to perform at a high level, earning 31 saves in 36 chances for Houston. Gregerson endured a few rough patches during the season, but he never relinquished the closer role and finished the year with a 3.10 ERA, 0.95 WHIP with a 59:10 K:BB over 61 innings. However, the Astros went out and acquired Ken Giles from Philadelphia in the offseason to shore up the back of the bullpen, meaning Gregerson will be relegated to setup duty to start the 2016 campaign.

2015

Gregerson just keeps throwing up exceptional relief seasons and 2014 was no different. He's also been very durable, appearing in 60 or more games in the last six seasons, and leading all of MLB with 435 games pitched over that period. Gregerson's strikeout rate has dropped the last three years (from 9.0 K/9 to 8.7, and again to 7.3 last season), but his walk rate has also dropped at the same time (2.6 BB/9 to 2.4, and again to 1.9 last season). Gregerson relies heavily on his nasty slider, but he actually threw it less in 2014 than he had at any other point in his career (47.1% in 2014 as compared to 68.6% in 2012). Signed to a three-year deal by the Astros in December, Gregerson appears to be the top candidate to handle the closer role in Houston to begin the season.

2014

In each of the last two seasons, Gregerson has slotted into the setup role in front of Huston Street in San Diego, posting a combined 8.9 K/9 across 138 innings in 150 appearances. Gregerson's arm isn't about to fall off following the ample usage, but his offseason trade to Oakland places him in an accomplished bullpen, with Jim Johnson, Ryan Cook, and Sean Doolittle all present at the back end. Thus, Gregerson may not pile up as many holds, let alone saves, but he should be able to uphold his terrific strikeout rate.

2013

In 2012, Gregerson got back to doing what he does best: missing bats at an elite level with his slider, while forcing those that do make contact to put the ball on the ground. What followed was a 2.39 ERA and another season among the top relief pitchers in the major leagues. He was able to pick up some saves, while closer Huston Street was out due to injury and will likely be called upon to do so again in 2013 as Street has never been a model of consistency when it comes to his health. No matter what role he finds himself in, expect Gregerson to excel and bring with him outstanding peripheral numbers.

2012

Although his strikeout rate took a serious nosedive last season (5.50 K/9IP down from 10.23 in 2010), he still has a career 3.18 K/BB ratio and that includes a slight increase in his walk rate last season. Perhaps the oblique injury he suffered in late June was a contributing factor. The team's confidence in Gregerson is high, so he should easily entrench himself as a top dog in the bullpen again this year with a solid spring. He should prove to be a valuable fantasy asset even if Huston Street stays healthy as the Padres' closer.

2011

Only two seasons into his major league career, Gregerson has established himself as one of the best setup men in the game. In 2010, he had an amazing 4.9 K/BB ratio with a 3.22 ERA, and 0.830 WHIP. A large reason for his success is a slider that batters simply can not hit. Should Heath Bell be traded, Gregerson is someone that would excel in the closer role. Toss in his fantastic skill set and he's one of a handful of middle relievers that fantasy owners should target on draft day.

2010

What's strange about Kevin Towers' firing is that his last year in San Diego was among his most productive. Take Gregerson, picked up in exchange for Khalil Greene from the Cardinals. Gregerson pounded the strike zone with his slider and fastball, walking just 22 men unintentionally. There's little reason to believe he can't do this again, and he's first in line for saves should Heath Bell be ineffective, injured or elsewhere. Good value bet for 2010.