Chad Green

Chad Green

31-Year-Old PitcherRP
New York Yankees
15-Day IL
Injury Elbow
Est. Return 8/1/2023
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Green recorded the Yankees' first save of 2021 with closer Aroldis Chapman serving a two-game suspension to start the year. While he only logged six saves overall, it was a career high and he was a standout for the Yankees in high-leverage with career-highs in wins (10), holds (19) and innings pitched (83.2). Green was outstanding at keeping runners off the basepaths, as his 0.88 WHIP ranked third among qualified relievers, while his 1.8 BB/9 ranked 11th. He was a bit homer-prone, serving up 1.5 HR/9, but that was expected since giving up hard contact has been an issue throughout his career. His ability to pitch multiple innings per appearance was extremely valuable to New York, who dealt with injuries to the back-end of their bullpen at various points of the season. Green remains one of the best non-closer relievers who can stabilize ratios while racking up strikeouts, wins and a handful of saves. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#408
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$Signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the Yankees in March of 2022.
Headed for Tommy John surgery
PNew York Yankees
Elbow
May 22, 2022
Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Sunday that Green (elbow) will soon undergo Tommy John surgery, Pete Caldera of The Bergen Record reports.
ANALYSIS
Even if the procedure to repair the torn ligament in Green's elbow goes smoothly, he'll still miss the remainder of the 2022 season and likely the majority of the 2023 campaign while rehabbing and recovering from surgery. After collecting 19 holds and striking out 99 over 83.2 innings in 2021, Green had fallen down a rung or two in the Yankees' late-inning hierarchy in 2022 with Clay Holmes and Michael King capturing more prominent roles in the bullpen. Green was still effective before suffering the elbow injury, turning in a 3.00 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 16:5 K:BB across 15 innings while nabbing three holds and one save.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
17
Last 10 Games
19
Last 5 Games
19
How many pitches does Chad Green generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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71-80
 
81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Chad Green generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-4%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-37%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-63%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .185 202 60 14 34 8 0 8
Since 2020vs Right .192 275 87 16 49 9 1 12
2022vs Left .316 23 5 2 6 2 0 0
2022vs Right .200 39 11 3 7 1 0 1
2021vs Left .200 135 40 8 25 5 0 6
2021vs Right .188 180 59 9 32 8 1 8
2020vs Left .075 44 15 4 3 1 0 2
2020vs Right .200 56 17 4 10 0 0 3
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-22%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-47%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-21%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-54%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 2.79 0.80 61.1 6 6 5 11.0 1.9 1.5
Since 2020Away 3.57 1.02 63.0 8 5 3 10.3 2.4 1.4
2022Home 4.05 1.05 6.2 0 1 0 6.8 1.4 1.4
2022Away 2.16 1.32 8.1 1 0 1 11.9 4.3 0.0
2021Home 2.76 0.83 42.1 5 3 5 11.1 2.1 1.3
2021Away 3.48 0.94 41.1 5 4 1 10.2 1.5 1.7
2020Home 2.19 0.57 12.1 1 2 0 13.1 1.5 2.2
2020Away 4.73 1.05 13.1 2 1 1 9.5 4.1 1.4
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Stat Review
How does Chad Green compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 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.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
3.20
 
K/9
9.6
 
BB/9
3.0
 
HR/9
0.6
 
Fastball
94.7 mph
 
ERA
3.00
 
WHIP
1.20
 
BABIP
.313
 
GB/FB
0.48
 
Left On Base
72.3%
 
Exit Velocity
78.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.3%
 
Spin Rate
2352 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
24.3%
 
Swinging Strike
14.9%
 
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Green endured a rocky 2019 and was even demoted for a stretch that season, but he re-established himself as a key member of the Yankees' bullpen in 2020. He held opposing hitters to a .141 BA and posted an 8.0 BB%, a career high but not far off from his career norm. His K% was again north of 30% as Green overhauled his secondary pitch, throwing more of a curveball instead of a slider to strong results. His average fastball was down a tick and the long ball was an issue, with Green surrendering a total of six HR in 31 innings (postseason included). The traditional estimators will punish him for a .145 BABIP, which is abnormally low, but Statcast says that success on balls in play was deserved (Green ranked in the top 2% of the league in xBA, xwOBA and xwOBACON). Zack Britton is clearly the next man up behind Aroldis Chapman, but that doesn't mean there isn't a spot for Green in a lot of leagues.
On April 23, Green was optioned to the minors. At the time, he was sporting a 16.43 ERA and 2.48 WHIP. Green didn't sulk, instead he posted a 2.45 ERA and 0.99 WHIP with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, fanning 14 with just two walks in 7.1 innings. The Yankees called him up May 12 and Green proceeded to log a 2.64 ERA and 1.08 WHIP the rest of the way with 91 whiffs and 15 free passes in 61.1 innings. Green functioned equally well as a multi-inning middleman and late-inning reliever, as well as in the newfangled primary pitcher role. Despite possessing closer stuff as demonstrated by a dominant 26 K-BB%, Green is more useful deployed in multiple roles, leaving ninth-inning duties to Aroldis Chapman. While there's always the danger of a stretch like Green endured to open the 2019 campaign, he's one of the better non-closer relievers to help stabilize ratios while accruing strikeouts.
Many will talk about closers being a combination of skills-plus-opportunity with a mixture of guile. That recipe is what is needed to get the role, and Green has it in spades. He is just cursed with being on the wrong team as the Yankees have a deep bullpen with several more proven ninth-inning options. Green could close for any other team in the majors right now, but the Yankees are not going to let him go anywhere because he is a dominant part of the bridge to the endgame. Green's 26.5 K-BB% ranked 11th among qualified relievers last season, and there are no issues with splits. The only flaw would be the nine homers, only four of which came at home, but some homers are to be expected of someone who is so fastball dominant with his repertoire. Expect more middle-relief wins, solid ratios and plenty of strikeouts from him in 2019, but the saves are still likely a few years in the future.
Green was a swingman for the Yankees in 2016. The ERA was ugly, but it did have an alibi because he was not meant to be a starter. The strikeout rate and walk rates were starter worthy, but fastball/slider pitchers need both pitches to be excellent to go without a third pitch. Green did not have that, but the move to the bullpen allowed him to come in and throw fastballs with regularity as he threw the ol’ number one 70 percent of the time last season. The crazy-high home run rate normalized in 2017 (0.52 HR/9) and Green became a valuable commodity in only leagues with five wins, sparkling ratios and 100-plus strikeouts in relief. His 2018 role will be more of the same as the bullpen should come back intact. Each season has a few relievers with phenomenal skills but no clear path to saves; Green is at the top of that list for 2018.
The Yankees traded for Green last offseason, who to that point was a fairly unheralded prospect that had never made it above the Double-A level. The 25-year-old ended up posting a spectacular 1.52 ERA in his first taste of Triple-A action in 2016 and leveraged that success into a spot in the big league club's starting rotation down the back stretch. Though things didn't always go as smoothly in the majors -- he especially struggled keeping the ball in the yard (2.4 HR/9) -- the young righty was able to miss bats and ended the year with 52 strikeouts in 45.2 innings. Unfortunately, Green's season was cut short by a UCL sprain and strained flexor tendon suffered in early September, and while he is expected to avoid surgery, it's unclear if he will be 100 percent by the time spring training rolls around. Once healthy, Green could be handed a spot in a somewhat shallow rotation, profiling as a No. 4 or No. 5 starter.
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Placed on 15-day IL
PNew York Yankees
Elbow
May 21, 2022
Green was placed on the 15-day injured list with a right elbow strain Saturday.
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Injury feared to be serious
PNew York Yankees
Forearm
May 20, 2022
Green's forearm injury is feared to be a significant one, Laura Albanese of Newsday reports.
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Managing right forearm discomfort
PNew York Yankees
Forearm
May 19, 2022
Green exited Thursday's game against Baltimore due to right forearm discomfort, Marly Rivera of ESPN.com reports.
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Exits with trainer
PNew York Yankees
Undisclosed
May 19, 2022
Green was removed from Thursday's game against the Orioles in the bottom of the sixth inning due to an apparent injury, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
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Records third hold
PNew York Yankees
May 17, 2022
Green earned a hold against the Orioles on Monday, pitching a perfect inning and striking out one batter.
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