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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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SeasonThrough 3 - 1IPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2004Through 3 - 18.2- - -5111201010415105.306.510.694.495
2005Through 3 - 17.2- - -6420211414321006.465.641.786.584
2006Through 3 - 10.1- - -20000001000.000.500.000.354
2007Through 3 - 16.2- - -38910111139005.310.474.679.477
2008Through 3 - 18.2- - -62141387324008.368.613.789.570
2009Through 3 - 112.2- - -6783232123008.182.463.409.403
2010Through 3 - 113.0- - -701140108127006.256.543.419.449
2011Through 3 - 110.1- - -5373064017009.194.453.278.362
2012Through 3 - 115.1- - -791030430270012.192.474.255.367
2013Through 3 - 19.1- - -56121155219002.324.554.568.488
2014Through 3 - 19.1- - -5591054118009.243.491.351.401
2015Through 3 - 19.0- - -5062044217005.182.460.424.402
2016Through 3 - 15.0- - -4251000023001.263.667.316.491
TotalThrough 3 - 1116.0- - -6891222478072202411076.272.528.494.455

SeasonThrough 3 - 1K/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2004Through 3 - 15.1915.580.334.159.8 %29.4 %-19.6 %- - -3.00.25978.4 %13.099.71
2005Through 3 - 17.0424.650.293.529.4 %32.8 %-23.4 %- - -5.35.50073.4 %14.7611.83
2006Through 3 - 10.0027.000.000.000.0 %50.0 %-50.0 %- - -3.00.000100.0 %12.1516.37
2007Through 3 - 16.7512.150.564.0513.2 %23.7 %-10.5 %- - -2.70.28650.7 %11.648.24
2008Through 3 - 18.3124.920.333.1212.9 %38.7 %-25.8 %- - -4.38.40788.8 %14.0912.03
2009Through 3 - 15.6816.340.350.7111.9 %34.3 %-22.4 %- - -2.45.20094.6 %8.318.94
2010Through 3 - 14.1518.690.220.698.6 %38.6 %-30.0 %- - -2.92.27876.5 %9.3910.08
2011Through 3 - 17.8414.810.530.0017.0 %32.1 %-15.1 %- - -2.32.25975.0 %6.226.58
2012Through 3 - 17.0415.850.440.0015.2 %34.2 %-19.0 %- - -2.41.25089.2 %6.818.44
2013Through 3 - 11.9318.320.111.933.6 %33.9 %-30.4 %- - -3.32.30392.2 %11.5110.19
2014Through 3 - 18.6817.360.500.9616.4 %32.7 %-16.4 %- - -2.89.29685.9 %8.388.18
2015Through 3 - 15.0017.000.292.0010.0 %34.0 %-24.0 %- - -2.56.15494.1 %10.589.66
2016Through 3 - 11.8041.400.040.002.4 %54.8 %-52.4 %- - -5.60.278100.0 %16.5518.21
TotalThrough 3 - 15.9018.700.321.5511.0 %35.0 %-23.9 %- - -3.13.29084.5 %10.269.75

SeasonThrough 3 - 1GB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2004Through 3 - 10.4425.8 %22.6 %51.6 %6.3 %25.0 %0.0 %0.0 %45.2 %32.3 %22.6 %16.1 %58.1 %25.8 %302168134
2005Through 3 - 11.1729.7 %37.8 %32.4 %16.7 %25.0 %7.1 %0.0 %46.0 %27.0 %27.0 %18.9 %54.1 %27.0 %355213142
2006Through 3 - 10.000.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %1174
2007Through 3 - 10.4620.8 %25.0 %54.2 %0.0 %23.1 %16.7 %0.0 %37.5 %33.3 %29.2 %12.5 %45.8 %41.7 %225123102
2008Through 3 - 10.1936.7 %10.0 %53.3 %0.0 %18.8 %0.0 %0.0 %33.3 %23.3 %43.3 %6.7 %43.3 %50.0 %346210136
2009Through 3 - 11.135.6 %50.0 %44.4 %6.3 %6.3 %0.0 %0.0 %27.8 %36.1 %36.1 %8.3 %61.1 %30.6 %380224156
2010Through 3 - 10.6718.9 %32.4 %48.6 %5.6 %5.6 %0.0 %0.0 %43.2 %21.6 %35.1 %10.8 %56.8 %32.4 %406237169
2011Through 3 - 15.3329.6 %59.3 %11.1 %0.0 %0.0 %6.3 %0.0 %44.4 %22.2 %33.3 %22.2 %59.3 %18.5 %315176139
2012Through 3 - 10.8817.9 %38.5 %43.6 %23.5 %0.0 %13.3 %0.0 %32.5 %40.0 %27.5 %25.0 %47.5 %27.5 %451264187
2013Through 3 - 11.9017.1 %54.3 %28.6 %0.0 %20.0 %5.3 %0.0 %45.7 %37.1 %17.1 %14.3 %51.4 %34.3 %322187135
2014Through 3 - 11.4421.4 %46.4 %32.1 %22.2 %11.1 %0.0 %0.0 %46.4 %39.3 %14.3 %14.3 %53.6 %32.1 %320183137
2015Through 3 - 10.8321.4 %35.7 %42.9 %8.3 %16.7 %0.0 %0.0 %39.3 %32.1 %28.6 %21.4 %35.7 %42.9 %288167121
2016Through 3 - 11.8022.2 %50.0 %27.8 %0.0 %0.0 %11.1 %0.0 %55.6 %33.3 %11.1 %16.7 %55.6 %27.8 %22914980
TotalThrough 3 - 10.9621.8 %38.3 %39.9 %8.1 %13.5 %4.9 %0.0 %40.6 %31.5 %28.0 %15.6 %52.2 %32.3 %395023081642