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Zack Greinke
Birthdate: 10/21/1983 (33 y, 5 m, 5 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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SeasonAs StarterIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2004As Starter145.03.975991433116464262638100.253.297.454.320
2005As Starter183.05.808292334871251182353013114.305.363.483.367
2007As Starter68.23.802967924231299214251.289.346.494.358
2008As Starter202.13.478512023698778215614183.255.309.406.314
2009As Starter229.12.169151954756455115104242.227.276.336.272
2010As Starter220.04.17919219407114102185517181.256.308.388.308
2011As Starter171.23.837151614168273194504201.242.297.412.311
2012As Starter212.13.488682003248482185402200.246.297.366.292
2013As Starter177.22.637171523435452134617148.229.291.355.287
2014As Starter202.12.718211903436961194332207.245.287.373.291
2015As Starter222.21.668431482234341144015200.186.231.276.225
2016As Starter158.24.376671613358077234130134.257.306.444.319
TotalAs Starter2193.23.41904020834225589783221453117581961.247.298.390.301

SeasonAs StarterK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2004As Starter6.211.613.851.6116.7 %4.3 %12.3 %.2531.17.26780.4 %4.704.30
2005As Starter5.612.612.151.1313.8 %6.4 %7.4 %.3051.56.33665.2 %4.494.66
2007As Starter6.682.752.431.1817.2 %7.1 %10.1 %.2891.46.32979.4 %4.464.53
2008As Starter8.142.493.270.9321.5 %6.6 %14.9 %.2551.28.30875.2 %3.563.71
2009As Starter9.502.004.750.4326.5 %5.6 %20.9 %.2271.07.30379.3 %2.333.09
2010As Starter7.402.253.290.7419.7 %6.0 %13.7 %.2561.25.30665.3 %3.343.60
2011As Starter10.542.364.471.0028.1 %6.3 %21.8 %.2421.20.31869.8 %2.982.56
2012As Starter8.482.293.700.7623.0 %6.2 %16.8 %.2461.20.30674.5 %3.103.22
2013As Starter7.502.333.220.6620.6 %6.4 %14.2 %.2291.11.27680.8 %3.233.45
2014As Starter9.211.914.810.8525.2 %5.2 %20.0 %.2451.15.31179.7 %2.972.72
2015As Starter8.081.625.000.5723.7 %4.7 %19.0 %.1860.84.23086.5 %2.763.22
2016As Starter7.602.333.271.3020.1 %6.2 %13.9 %.2571.27.29471.9 %4.123.98
TotalAs Starter8.052.183.690.8821.7 %5.9 %15.8 %.2471.19.29874.8 %3.383.50

SeasonAs StarterGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2004As Starter0.8022.1 %34.6 %43.2 %13.2 %13.2 %4.4 %37.5 %49.8 %28.0 %22.2 %11.4 %64.4 %24.1 %22787791499
2005As Starter1.0523.4 %39.2 %37.3 %11.3 %9.6 %4.4 %0.0 %43.8 %30.6 %25.6 %13.9 %58.0 %28.1 %308711161971
2007As Starter0.7721.8 %34.1 %44.1 %8.2 %9.3 %6.7 %0.0 %36.9 %34.2 %28.8 %19.8 %41.9 %38.3 %1209450759
2008As Starter1.1119.0 %42.7 %38.3 %8.7 %9.1 %6.3 %37.5 %40.1 %29.4 %30.4 %19.6 %52.6 %27.8 %321911662053
2009As Starter0.9919.4 %40.0 %40.5 %9.5 %4.5 %4.2 %9.5 %37.4 %32.2 %30.4 %15.4 %58.3 %26.4 %347112682203
2010As Starter1.2717.8 %46.0 %36.3 %8.8 %7.5 %5.0 %6.3 %40.0 %35.9 %24.2 %15.4 %55.3 %29.3 %342912782151
2011As Starter1.5422.0 %47.3 %30.8 %5.0 %13.6 %5.1 %11.1 %41.0 %31.5 %27.6 %22.0 %50.2 %27.8 %282510231802
2012As Starter1.6921.7 %49.2 %29.1 %9.1 %10.2 %5.7 %0.0 %38.1 %36.4 %25.5 %16.0 %56.5 %27.5 %337112662105
2013As Starter1.4923.8 %45.6 %30.6 %11.2 %8.6 %1.8 %20.0 %36.8 %36.4 %26.7 %16.7 %53.1 %30.2 %281110351776
2014As Starter1.7022.8 %48.7 %28.5 %13.2 %11.9 %5.2 %8.3 %40.3 %34.8 %25.0 %19.9 %54.1 %26.0 %320611372069
2015As Starter1.4619.1 %48.0 %32.9 %9.3 %7.3 %3.9 %0.0 %38.6 %36.1 %25.3 %21.7 %51.5 %26.8 %322711532074
2016As Starter1.3319.5 %45.9 %34.5 %10.8 %13.9 %7.2 %0.0 %40.9 %33.1 %26.0 %20.3 %49.0 %30.7 %25038701633
TotalAs Starter1.2520.9 %44.0 %35.1 %10.0 %9.6 %4.9 %11.1 %40.3 %33.3 %26.4 %17.5 %54.4 %28.1 %346361254122095