Chad Green
Chad Green
27-Year-Old PitcherRP
New York Yankees
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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Implodes in relief appearance
PNew York Yankees
July 16, 2018
Green was tagged for three runs on three hits and one walk over 1.2 innings and picked up the loss in relief Sunday against the Indians.
Green retired only five of the 10 batters he faced, needing 37 pitches to do so. The right-hander didn't display his usual command or control in the outing, yielding a home run, hitting a batter and tossing a wild pitch. Even after the disastrous appearance, Green still maintains a tidy 2.74 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 57:9 K:BB across 46 innings on the season.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .224 313 118 17 66 17 0 14
Since 2016vs Right .204 417 121 29 77 14 0 10
2018vs Left .248 130 48 5 31 8 0 3
2018vs Right .213 149 36 9 29 4 0 5
2017vs Left .120 88 44 5 10 4 0 2
2017vs Right .162 165 59 12 24 6 0 2
2016vs Left .291 95 26 7 25 5 0 9
2016vs Right .255 103 26 8 24 4 0 3
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Since 2016
ERA at Home
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ERA at Home
Since 2016Home 2.37 1.01 87.1 6 0 1 10.1 2.3 1.0
Since 2016Away 3.12 1.03 97.0 9 6 0 12.9 2.2 1.3
2018Home 2.29 0.99 35.1 5 0 0 8.7 1.5 0.8
2018Away 2.55 1.10 35.1 3 2 0 12.7 2.0 1.3
2017Home 1.97 0.78 32.0 0 0 0 12.4 2.8 0.8
2017Away 1.70 0.70 37.0 5 0 0 14.4 1.7 0.2
2016Home 3.15 1.40 20.0 1 0 1 9.0 2.7 1.8
2016Away 5.96 1.40 25.2 1 4 0 11.2 3.2 2.8
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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.
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
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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Dominant relief run carrying over in 2018
PNew York Yankees
May 8, 2018
Green sports a 2.08 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 25:4 K:BB in 17.1 innings (14 appearances) this season.
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Heading back to bullpen
PNew York Yankees
March 9, 2018
Green will start transitioning back to the bullpen, Erik Boland of Newsday Sports reports.
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Likely returning to bullpen
PNew York Yankees
March 4, 2018
Green is expected to be used out of the bullpen when the upcoming season begins, Bryan Hoch of reports.
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Making spring training start
PNew York Yankees
February 27, 2018
Green is starting on the mound Tuesday against the Blue Jays, Pete Caldera of The Bergen Record reports.
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Will enter spring training as starter
PNew York Yankees
November 14, 2017
General manager Brian Cashman said Green will enter spring training as a starting pitcher, Bryan Hoch of reports.
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