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Zack Greinke
Birthdate: 10/21/1983 (33 y, 5 m, 8 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-2/185     Position: P
Drafted: 2002 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 6, Overall: 6, Team: Kansas City Royals
Contract: $206.5M / 6 Years (2016 - 2021)
RotoWire News: Greinke threw five innings on a back field Monday and topped out at 91 mph, Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic reports. (3/15/2017)
Profiles:  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Greinke had a disastrous debut in Arizona on the heels of his gajillion dollar deal (6-year, $206.5 million deal, actually). He started poorly (5.50 ERA in April) and never really got back to being Vintage Greinke for a sustained period of time. Worse yet is that his brief runs of quality were often interrupted by a nightmare start that erased any good work and then some. Greinke had four starts of 7+ earned runs after not suffering a single one 2013-15. He didn’t allow more than 4 ER in any of his 22 starts, but when 40% of your earned runs (31) come in 11% of your innings (17), not even a 2.92 ERA in your other 141.7 IP can save you. Greinke’s biggest issue is that same one that afflicted many pitchers who had off years in 2016: home runs. He stifled an early career home run issue (1.3 HR/9 from 2004-06) with just a 0.7 HR/9 rate from 2007-15 before spiking to 1.3 last year and 13 of his 23 HRs came in those four meltdown starts. His base skills waned from the 2014-15 heights, but they were in line with his career marks meaning he really was a handful of awful starts from making a smooth transition in Arizona. Bet on the rebound in 2017. (Paul Sporer)

The Quick Opinion: Greinke missed just over a month with an oblique injury, but it was four truly horrific outings – two before the injury, two after – that sunk his season. If the home run rate comes back to Earth, he’s likely to shave at least a run off his ERA. Invest.

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SeasonAway vs LIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2004Away vs L35.0- - -156431111111492118.295.346.476.350
2005Away vs L35.0- - -1745810434334130115.363.414.550.416
2006Away vs L1.2- - -114001102202.444.545.444.395
2007Away vs L26.2- - -1142480872122020.235.316.376.301
2008Away vs L52.1- - -2306313429248140052.292.335.502.360
2009Away vs L48.1- - -1964313218163120155.235.290.388.296
2010Away vs L60.2- - -2606113135338211351.259.329.429.334
2011Away vs L37.1- - -16238543229890136.250.304.507.349
2012Away vs L56.2- - -244619221204210041.274.339.389.322
2013Away vs L34.2- - -159379114143191132.266.361.413.343
2014Away vs L52.0- - -20248711411291041.249.282.326.270
2015Away vs L46.1- - -191355012113181243.205.288.288.260
2016Away vs L45.1- - -183431012019850046.242.262.449.299
TotalAway vs L532.0- - -228255811321249229571641010452.265.323.424.325

SeasonAway vs LK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2004Away vs L4.632.312.001.0311.5 %5.8 %5.8 %.2951.49.31588.6 %4.364.54
2005Away vs L3.863.341.151.038.6 %7.5 %1.2 %.3632.03.38357.2 %4.855.02
2006Away vs L10.8010.801.000.0018.2 %18.2 %0.0 %.4443.60.57183.3 %4.355.19
2007Away vs L6.754.051.670.6817.5 %10.5 %7.0 %.2351.35.27584.3 %4.064.88
2008Away vs L8.942.413.711.3822.6 %6.1 %16.5 %.2921.47.35373.0 %3.933.41
2009Away vs L10.242.234.580.5628.1 %6.1 %21.9 %.2351.14.32073.4 %2.442.74
2010Away vs L7.573.122.431.1919.6 %8.1 %11.5 %.2591.35.29967.8 %4.303.91
2011Away vs L8.682.174.001.9322.2 %5.6 %16.7 %.2501.26.27843.5 %4.693.11
2012Away vs L6.513.341.950.6416.8 %8.6 %8.2 %.2741.45.32079.8 %3.684.11
2013Away vs L8.314.931.680.7820.1 %12.0 %8.2 %.2661.62.32781.4 %4.064.35
2014Away vs L7.101.564.560.3520.3 %4.5 %15.8 %.2491.10.30779.3 %2.573.00
2015Away vs L8.353.502.390.5822.5 %9.4 %13.1 %.2051.14.25684.7 %3.413.62
2016Away vs L9.130.999.201.5925.1 %2.7 %22.4 %.2421.06.28276.1 %3.743.03
TotalAway vs L7.652.772.760.9619.8 %7.2 %12.6 %.2651.36.31374.1 %3.773.73

SeasonAway vs LGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2004Away vs L1.2425.8 %41.1 %33.1 %2.4 %9.8 %5.9 %0.0 %55.1 %26.0 %18.9 %12.6 %60.6 %26.8 %562193369
2005Away vs L1.5027.1 %43.8 %29.2 %9.5 %9.5 %3.2 %0.0 %47.6 %30.3 %22.1 %13.1 %51.7 %35.2 %645240405
2006Away vs L1.0071.4 %14.3 %14.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %42.9 %28.6 %28.6 %14.3 %57.1 %28.6 %371918
2007Away vs L0.7418.5 %34.6 %46.9 %7.9 %5.3 %7.1 %0.0 %39.0 %23.2 %37.8 %19.5 %43.9 %36.6 %490189301
2008Away vs L1.1225.0 %39.6 %35.4 %5.2 %13.8 %3.1 %0.0 %37.2 %37.2 %25.6 %13.4 %53.7 %32.9 %917347570
2009Away vs L1.0031.7 %34.2 %34.2 %2.4 %7.3 %0.0 %0.0 %37.5 %24.2 %38.3 %11.7 %57.0 %31.3 %771286485
2010Away vs L1.2018.1 %44.6 %37.3 %9.1 %12.1 %1.3 %0.0 %36.2 %35.1 %28.7 %15.1 %54.1 %30.8 %1010385625
2011Away vs L1.5018.9 %48.6 %32.4 %2.8 %22.2 %5.6 %0.0 %43.5 %29.6 %27.0 %25.2 %47.0 %27.8 %601219382
2012Away vs L1.5226.8 %44.1 %29.1 %3.8 %7.7 %3.8 %0.0 %35.2 %35.2 %29.7 %14.3 %64.3 %21.4 %927354573
2013Away vs L1.3319.2 %46.2 %34.6 %11.1 %8.3 %2.1 %33.3 %43.9 %30.8 %25.2 %15.9 %52.3 %31.8 %660271389
2014Away vs L2.1019.9 %54.3 %25.8 %23.1 %5.1 %4.9 %0.0 %40.1 %38.8 %21.1 %24.3 %57.2 %18.4 %812304508
2015Away vs L2.0022.0 %52.0 %26.0 %15.2 %9.1 %3.0 %0.0 %39.8 %35.2 %25.0 %25.0 %46.9 %28.1 %759304455
2016Away vs L1.2326.2 %40.8 %33.1 %14.0 %18.6 %3.8 %0.0 %45.5 %28.0 %26.5 %18.9 %54.6 %26.5 %679229450
TotalAway vs L1.3523.7 %43.9 %32.5 %8.6 %10.8 %3.5 %2.9 %41.3 %31.9 %26.8 %17.1 %54.4 %28.5 %887033405530