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Jason Grilli

41-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2017 Stats

W-L

2-5

ERA

6.30

WHIP

1.60

K

48

SV

1

2018 RotoWire Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 235   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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Grilli retired three of the four batters he faced in Tuesday's 12-2 win over the Astros, working around a double to turn in a scoreless ninth inning.

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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
2017 40 MAJ TEX 20 0 0 19.3 22 12 3 25 9 0 1 0 0 3 5.59 1.60
2017 40 MAJ TOR 26 0 0 20.7 24 16 9 23 9 2 4 1 2 1 6.97 1.60
2017  (Multiple Teams) 40 MAJ TEX/TOR 46 0 0 40.0 46 28 12 48 18 2 5 1 2 4 6.30 1.60
3-Year Averages     49 0 0 44.2 39 22 8 58 20 4 5 9 2 9 4.48 1.33
Career  (View All)     595 16 0 684.7 644 321 76 694 292 34 47 79 4.22 1.37

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Jason Grilli Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201764171014404.259
2016113362119127.213
20156023512500.222

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201712031832908.288
2016138451125433.200
20158022516602.213

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201724.0120281097.501.79
201633.0541461653.821.21
201518.0211128712.501.17

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201716.013120834.501.31
201626.0223351654.501.38
201515.7131317313.451.09
Jason Grilli vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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
2017 40 MAJ TEX 20 0 19.3 11.64 4.19 2.78 1.40 0.42 67.9% 92.7 MPH 5.59 4.18 .392
2017 40 MAJ TOR 26 0 20.7 10.02 3.92 2.56 3.92 0.88 70.8% 92.7 MPH 6.97 7.94 .298
2017  (Multiple Teams) 40 MAJ TEX/TOR 46 0 40.0 10.80 4.05 2.67 2.70 0.65 69.2% 92.7 MPH 6.30 6.09 .344
3-Year Averages     49 0 44.2 11.80 4.07 2.90 1.63 72.5% 4.48 4.29 .317
Career     595 16 684.7 9.12 3.84 2.38 1.00 71.5% 4.22 3.94 .315

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Jason Grilli Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 33.7 1 2 1 0 18 0 0 0
2016 P 42 2 2 2 0 24 1 0 0
2016 P 17 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0
2017 P 19.3 0 1 0 0 13 -1 0 0
2017 P 20.7 0 3 0 0 11 1 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2016 P 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2016 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Jason Grilli    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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2.67 K/BB
AVERAGE
10.80 K/9
GREAT
4.05 BB/9
WEAK
92.7 MPH Fastball
WEAK
2.7 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.65 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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6.30 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.60 WHIP
TERRIBLE
6.09 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.344 BABIP
HIGH
69.2% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Grilli pitched the seventh inning in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Mets, surrendering one run on one hit and one walk and striking out two.

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Grilli recorded just one out during his relief appearance in Wednesday's 22-10 loss to the Marlins and was charged with four runs on two hits and two walks.

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Grilli (2-5) took the loss Sunday in Kansas City after allowing the winning run on two hits and one walk with one strikeout in two-thirds of an inning.

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Grilli tossed a perfect inning in his team debut during Monday's 7-5 loss to the Red Sox in 11 innings. He struck out two batters and induced a flyout.

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Grilli was traded Sunday to the Rangers along with cash considerations in exchange for minor-league outfielder Eduard Pinto, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Grilli was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

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Grilli recorded two outs while allowing four solo home runs Saturday against the Yankees. According to the Associated Press, he's the first reliever in team history to surrender four long balls in a single inning.

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Manager John Gibbons said that he still wants Grilli to take on a high-leverage role out of the bullpen -- a job he was recently demoted from -- but noted that the reliever needs to work out some kinks before that happens, Steve Buffery of the Toronto Sun reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

There was no outlook written for Jason Grilli.

2017

An early-season trade sent Grilli from Atlanta to Toronto, where he resurrected his seemingly fading career. In 46 games as a Blue Jay, the 11-year veteran dominated opponents with a 12.4 K/9 en route to 21 holds and a pair of saves. Grilli allowed an earned run in just six of his 31 appearances during the second half of the campaign, limiting opposing hitters to a .182 BAA during that time. Even with many signs of progress comes indicators of deterioration for Grilli. His overall 4.9 BB/9 was the right-hander's worst mark since 2009 and Grilli's 1.5 HR/9 wasn't only a career high, it was one of the worst ratios in all of MLB. However, the good outweighed the bad in the eyes of the Blue Jays, as they exercised his team option for 2017. He will open the year as the setup man in front of closer Roberto Osuna, and given his experience in the ninth inning, he would be the logical option to step in when Osuna is unavailable.

2016

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 Achilles tendon ended his campaign just before the All-Star break. Thrust into the closer role a day before the start of the season with Craig Kimbrel dealt to San Diego, Grilli posted a 25 percent K-minus-BB rate on the strength of a swinging-strike rate right around 15 percent, converting 24 of his 26 save opportunities. His groundball rate fell to a career-low 27.1 percent, down from 32 percent the year before, but Grilli only surrendered two home runs, bringing his total to just 10 allowed in his last three seasons. Now 39, Grilli is said to be on track for the start of camp. While Arodys Vizcaino put his stamp on the closer job after Grilli went down, manager Fredi Gonzalez said he will mix and match with the aforementioned duo, plus Jim Johnson to start the season, although one of the three could emerge as the go-to option in the ninth inning with a strong start to the season.

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.