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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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SeasonLow LeverageIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2004Low Leverage66.2- - -28569141191914121448.257.299.476.329
2005Low Leverage80.1- - -382111284333110290649.320.382.510.387
2006Low Leverage2.1- - -123002212101.300.417.600.405
2007Low Leverage52.1- - -2366720220205181046.307.362.491.368
2008Low Leverage93.2- - -39188213212011190295.238.279.401.296
2009Low Leverage94.1- - -39185251151392300105.231.276.378.287
2010Low Leverage96.0- - -3998315021207251281.223.278.322.269
2011Low Leverage77.1- - -33174221282712260199.243.305.441.327
2012Low Leverage89.2- - -3708317217178190193.237.280.368.284
2013Low Leverage67.2- - -2927419214147150256.269.312.431.324
2014Low Leverage100.1- - -4149621115149210098.244.283.372.291
2015Low Leverage84.1- - -3305912012129170181.189.233.314.241
2016Low Leverage75.2- - -32379162252514190076.260.303.464.327
TotalLow Leverage980.2- - -415697123019242234116245419928.250.298.409.309

SeasonLow LeverageK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2004Low Leverage6.481.624.001.8916.8 %4.2 %12.6 %- - -1.22.266100.0 %5.064.31
2005Low Leverage5.493.251.691.1212.8 %7.6 %5.2 %- - -1.74.35185.6 %4.735.00
2006Low Leverage3.867.710.503.868.3 %16.7 %-8.3 %- - -2.14.25083.3 %10.437.27
2007Low Leverage7.913.102.560.8619.5 %7.6 %11.9 %- - -1.62.37183.3 %3.764.50
2008Low Leverage9.131.835.001.0624.3 %4.9 %19.4 %- - -1.14.29294.0 %3.303.23
2009Low Leverage10.022.194.570.8626.9 %5.9 %21.0 %- - -1.14.29997.5 %2.843.26
2010Low Leverage7.592.343.240.6620.3 %6.3 %14.0 %- - -1.13.26888.8 %3.183.48
2011Low Leverage11.523.033.811.4029.9 %7.9 %22.1 %- - -1.29.32186.7 %3.532.60
2012Low Leverage9.331.914.890.8025.1 %5.1 %20.0 %- - -1.14.30193.7 %2.852.95
2013Low Leverage7.452.003.730.9319.2 %5.1 %14.0 %- - -1.32.31694.8 %3.493.66
2014Low Leverage8.791.884.670.8123.7 %5.1 %18.6 %- - -1.17.30497.7 %2.972.88
2015Low Leverage8.641.814.760.9624.6 %5.2 %19.4 %- - -0.90.225100.0 %3.243.15
2016Low Leverage9.042.264.001.6723.5 %5.9 %17.7 %- - -1.30.30493.1 %4.303.74
TotalLow Leverage8.522.253.791.0622.3 %5.9 %16.4 %- - -1.24.30092.6 %3.553.50

SeasonLow LeverageGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2004Low Leverage0.8023.0 %34.1 %42.9 %11.8 %15.1 %5.4 %50.0 %52.9 %27.2 %19.9 %15.8 %59.7 %24.4 %1126404722
2005Low Leverage1.0324.9 %38.0 %37.0 %10.0 %9.1 %2.7 %0.0 %46.3 %26.9 %26.9 %13.8 %57.7 %28.5 %1427525902
2006Low Leverage0.7522.2 %33.3 %44.4 %25.0 %25.0 %0.0 %0.0 %33.3 %44.4 %22.2 %11.1 %66.7 %22.2 %432023
2007Low Leverage0.5724.0 %27.5 %48.5 %9.6 %6.0 %2.1 %0.0 %32.6 %33.1 %34.3 %15.7 %44.8 %39.5 %966354612
2008Low Leverage1.1419.4 %42.9 %37.7 %5.8 %10.7 %6.0 %50.0 %38.2 %29.1 %32.7 %15.6 %55.6 %28.7 %1488523965
2009Low Leverage0.8216.2 %37.8 %45.9 %9.2 %7.6 %3.1 %0.0 %41.4 %31.2 %27.4 %16.0 %55.9 %28.1 %1510559951
2010Low Leverage1.4316.5 %49.1 %34.4 %9.2 %7.1 %3.6 %20.0 %44.5 %35.9 %19.7 %15.9 %56.6 %27.6 %1488552936
2011Low Leverage1.3721.7 %45.3 %33.0 %4.5 %17.9 %4.3 %50.0 %42.0 %29.8 %28.3 %23.9 %50.7 %25.4 %1310488822
2012Low Leverage1.6420.4 %49.4 %30.2 %7.8 %10.4 %8.7 %0.0 %39.3 %34.6 %26.1 %16.7 %54.1 %29.2 %1486557929
2013Low Leverage1.1924.4 %41.0 %34.6 %9.3 %9.3 %0.0 %100.0 %37.0 %37.0 %26.0 %12.8 %55.3 %32.0 %1147408739
2014Low Leverage1.5722.5 %47.4 %30.1 %17.2 %10.3 %2.9 %0.0 %39.0 %37.3 %23.7 %18.6 %53.2 %28.1 %16446021042
2015Low Leverage1.5418.6 %49.4 %32.0 %12.2 %12.2 %1.8 %0.0 %39.8 %37.7 %22.5 %19.1 %53.3 %27.7 %1321479842
2016Low Leverage1.1918.9 %44.1 %37.0 %10.7 %16.7 %7.0 %0.0 %43.0 %29.8 %27.2 %18.4 %50.0 %31.6 %1264446818
TotalLow Leverage1.1620.8 %42.6 %36.6 %9.9 %10.8 %4.1 %23.3 %41.5 %32.5 %26.0 %16.7 %54.3 %29.0 %16220591710303