Zack Godley
Zack Godley
28-Year-Old PitcherSP
Arizona Diamondbacks
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Godley emerged as one of 2017's most pleasant surprises on the back of an improved cutter and increased use of his curveball. He posted the best swinging-strike (13.3 percent) and first-pitch strike (60.8) rates of his short career. His .280 BABIP was a bit fortunate for a grounder pitcher (55.3 groundball percentage), and he must sustain his 9.6 K/9 to counteract his walk rate, which remained high at 3.1 BB/9. Godley had one of the lowest percentages of pitches in the strike zone (40.3, ranking 70th of 75 pitchers with 150-plus innings, per Fangraphs) and may need to adjust with Arizona losing improved pitch-framer Chris Iannetta to free agency (2.80 ERA in 17 pairings). Don't pay for a repeat of his breakout, but advanced metrics (3.37 ERA, 3.41 FIP, 3.32 xFIP) and the introduction of the humidor in Arizona lend hope to the idea that Godley will be able to sustain a high level of performance. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Diamondbacks in March of 2017.
Baseline quality start
PArizona Diamondbacks
September 29, 2018
Godley (15-11) allowed three earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out five across six innings to earn the win Saturday against the Padres.
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Godley faced little resistance from the Padres until the fourth inning, when all three of his earned runs crossed the plate. Otherwise, he worked efficiently, generating nine groundouts and allowing only one extra-base hit. After an inconsistent season, Godley will end his campaign on a strong note, notching his first quality start in his last four outings.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-1%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-3%
BAA vs RHP
2017
 
 
-2%
BAA vs LHP
2016
Even Split
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .252 848 192 86 185 46 3 17
Since 2016vs Right .250 905 218 73 202 33 6 27
2018vs Left .264 390 83 39 88 18 1 6
2018vs Right .255 401 102 42 89 14 3 10
2017vs Left .219 301 77 30 58 19 0 5
2017vs Right .223 326 88 23 66 14 1 10
2016vs Left .289 157 32 17 39 9 2 6
2016vs Right .288 178 28 8 47 5 2 7
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-5%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-28%
ERA at Home
2017
 
 
-5%
ERA on Road
2016
 
 
-51%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 4.64 1.28 199.2 13 11 0 9.2 3.1 1.2
Since 2016Away 4.41 1.39 208.1 15 13 0 8.9 3.9 0.7
2018Home 3.92 1.25 82.2 6 5 0 10.1 3.2 0.9
2018Away 5.46 1.62 95.2 9 6 0 8.7 4.9 0.8
2017Home 3.45 1.03 75.2 4 3 0 9.4 3.0 1.1
2017Away 3.29 1.25 79.1 4 6 0 9.8 3.2 0.7
2016Home 8.27 1.81 41.1 3 3 0 7.2 3.3 2.2
2016Away 4.05 1.08 33.1 2 1 0 7.3 2.7 0.8
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How does Zack Godley compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
K/BB
2.28
 
K/9
9.3
 
BB/9
4.1
 
HR/9
0.8
 
Fastball
89.9 mph
 
ERA
4.74
 
WHIP
1.45
 
BABIP
.336
 
GB/FB
2.04
 
Strand %
67.8%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
An effective starter in 2015, albeit in just six starts, Godley regressed in 2016. The righty missed out on a rotation spot out of spring training, so he started the season in the minors. Godley made his way to the majors later in the season and appeared in 27 games for the Diamondbacks, including nine starts. However, he posted a 7.31 ERA, 1.67 WHIP and 34:17 K:BB in 48 innings as a starter, likely solidifying a long-term relief role. The righty really struggled to miss bats in the rotation, but he managed a solid 26:8 K:BB in 26.2 innings of relief, as his low-90s fastball plays up in short bursts. He should serve as an innings eater out of the bullpen going forward, with the potential to pitch his way into mid-to-high leverage situations down the road. That could be useful for Arizona, but it doesn't do much for fantasy owners.
Godley was a fast riser through the Arizona organization in 2015 after coming over from the Cubs as a part of the Miguel Montero trade in the winter. Though the organization may have planned on keeping Godley in the minors all year, injuries opened up a spot start for the 25-year-old on July 23. He went six shutout innings, allowing four hits and striking out seven. The stellar performance led to five more starts and a total of eight more appearances, and Godley ended up going 5-1 with a 3.19 ERA and 34 strikeouts across 36.2 innings. The solid work — albeit in a small sample — will allow Godley to compete for a rotation spot in 2016.
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Takes fifth loss in six starts
PArizona Diamondbacks
September 23, 2018
Godley (14-11) took the loss against the Rockies on Sunday, giving up two earned runs on six hits over five innings, striking out five and walking three in Arizona's 2-0 defeat.
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Can't find plate against Astros
PArizona Diamondbacks
September 15, 2018
Godley (14-10) took the loss Saturday, coughing up five runs (four earned) on seven hits and six walks over 3.2 innings while striking out only one as the Astros downed the Diamondbacks 10-4.
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Hammered in loss to Rockies
PArizona Diamondbacks
September 11, 2018
Godley (14-9) did not fare well in Coors Field against the Rockies on Monday. He gave up five runs on seven hits and two walks in just four innings and wound up with the loss.
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Activated, will start Monday
PArizona Diamondbacks
September 10, 2018
The Diamondbacks activated Godley from the paternity list ahead of his scheduled start Monday against the Rockies.
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Start pushed to Monday
PArizona Diamondbacks
Personal
September 4, 2018
Godley (personal) will make his next start Monday against the Rockies at Coors Field, Jack Magruder of The Sports Xchange reports.
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