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Zack Greinke
Birthdate: 10/21/1983 (33 y, 5 m, 2 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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Season1st HalfIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
20041st Half56.03.862324913124249123438.227.283.427.300
20051st Half97.16.20449126264706711260958.304.363.473.364
20071st Half70.04.632987924237368183359.285.338.483.350
20081st Half124.03.485151202244948173610104.251.304.422.317
20091st Half127.12.12506116284383042101129.240.277.346.274
20101st Half119.03.714951161735749132204101.247.289.385.297
20111st Half74.15.4532177234514511160399.255.302.472.335
20121st Half111.03.32455110174424152600111.256.301.352.288
20131st Half85.03.493538017335337271468.248.322.396.317
20141st Half118.22.734841172134136122222127.254.292.395.301
20151st Half123.11.3946684141201972003106.190.231.276.225
20161st Half109.13.62449106234444412210091.248.286.411.298
Total1st Half1215.13.50502311802453750847211626710331091.250.297.397.303

Season1st HalfK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
20041st Half6.111.933.171.4516.4 %5.2 %11.2 %.2271.09.23778.2 %4.644.43
20051st Half5.362.402.231.0212.9 %5.8 %7.1 %.3041.56.33362.5 %4.384.72
20071st Half7.592.313.281.0319.8 %6.0 %13.8 %.2851.39.33871.0 %3.944.17
20081st Half7.552.612.891.2320.2 %7.0 %13.2 %.2511.26.28880.9 %4.113.92
20091st Half9.121.486.140.2825.5 %4.2 %21.3 %.2401.08.31975.5 %2.002.92
20101st Half7.641.664.590.9820.4 %4.4 %16.0 %.2471.16.29068.7 %3.463.48
20111st Half11.991.946.191.3330.8 %5.0 %25.9 %.2551.25.34455.8 %3.052.29
20121st Half9.002.114.270.4124.4 %5.7 %18.7 %.2561.23.33672.9 %2.382.80
20131st Half7.202.862.520.7419.3 %7.7 %11.6 %.2481.26.29675.1 %3.613.78
20141st Half9.631.675.770.9126.2 %4.6 %21.7 %.2541.17.32780.5 %2.912.64
20151st Half7.741.465.300.5122.8 %4.3 %18.5 %.1900.84.23389.5 %2.713.31
20161st Half7.491.734.330.9920.3 %4.7 %15.6 %.2481.16.28975.3 %3.483.76
Total1st Half8.081.984.090.8621.7 %5.3 %16.4 %.2501.19.30373.8 %3.293.46

Season1st HalfGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
20041st Half0.8123.0 %34.5 %42.5 %9.5 %12.2 %1.7 %66.7 %48.0 %31.1 %20.9 %10.2 %68.4 %21.5 %853305548
20051st Half1.0624.1 %39.1 %36.8 %14.1 %8.6 %3.7 %0.0 %45.1 %28.5 %26.5 %13.2 %57.5 %29.3 %16205891031
20071st Half0.7024.2 %31.2 %44.7 %5.2 %8.3 %4.5 %0.0 %32.1 %37.2 %30.7 %17.0 %44.5 %38.5 %1180429751
20081st Half1.0716.7 %43.0 %40.3 %8.7 %11.3 %5.6 %0.0 %39.7 %29.3 %30.9 %19.2 %54.1 %26.7 %19366911245
20091st Half1.0920.1 %41.7 %38.2 %8.5 %3.1 %3.5 %5.9 %37.8 %34.7 %27.6 %15.8 %56.3 %27.9 %18826891193
20101st Half1.1216.7 %44.0 %39.3 %9.9 %9.2 %4.4 %12.5 %39.8 %36.8 %23.4 %16.4 %54.5 %29.2 %18686781190
20111st Half1.2522.5 %43.0 %34.5 %5.8 %15.9 %8.1 %0.0 %40.6 %28.2 %31.2 %16.8 %51.5 %31.7 %1282449833
20121st Half2.2222.0 %53.8 %24.2 %6.6 %6.6 %6.5 %0.0 %35.2 %35.9 %28.9 %17.6 %59.1 %23.3 %17726611111
20131st Half1.3525.2 %43.0 %31.8 %11.7 %9.1 %1.9 %25.0 %39.8 %33.5 %26.8 %15.4 %50.0 %34.7 %1381537844
20141st Half1.5621.5 %47.9 %30.7 %10.0 %12.0 %5.1 %14.3 %34.8 %40.2 %24.9 %17.4 %54.7 %27.9 %19096561253
20151st Half1.4218.1 %48.0 %33.8 %8.9 %6.3 %3.8 %0.0 %36.2 %35.6 %28.2 %22.3 %51.0 %26.7 %17766391137
20161st Half1.4018.5 %47.6 %33.9 %11.6 %10.7 %7.6 %0.0 %40.1 %32.9 %27.0 %22.0 %48.7 %29.4 %16455461099
Total1st Half1.2320.6 %43.8 %35.6 %9.4 %9.2 %4.9 %10.1 %38.9 %33.8 %27.3 %17.3 %54.1 %28.7 %19104686912235