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Zack Greinke | Starting Pitcher | #21

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/21/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (6) / KC
Contract: view contract details
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Zack Greinke won despite giving up seven runs and 11 hits in 6 2/3 innings Monday against the Cardinals
It's the first time this year that a starting pitcher has given up seven runs and won and the first time Greinke has done it in his career (he had two wins with six runs allowed). Greinke has allowed seven runs twice this year after never doing so in 2015. He's allowed four or more runs three times after doing so just twice last season. Apr 26 - 2:01 AM

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Zack Greinke held the Giants to one run in 6 2/3 innings to win for the first time for the Diamondbacks.

Greinke struck out seven and walked one to get the victory in his fourth start of the year. He's allowed a total of three runs in 14 innings over his last two starts, dropping his ERA from 9.90 to 5.25.
Apr 21 - 1:31 AM

Zack Greinke allowed two runs in 7 1/3 innings as the Diamondbacks edged the Padres 3-2 on Friday.

Greinke wasn't allowed to finish the eighth in a 2-2 game, so the win went to Daniel Hudson after the Diamondbacks scored in the top of the ninth. Greinke's performance was his best to date as a Diamondback, even if it was against a lesser offense. He allowed six hits, walked one and struck out five.
Apr 16 - 2:56 AM

Zack Greinke was shaky again on Saturday versus the Cubs, giving up four runs on seven hits.

The Cubs tagged Greinke for four earned runs on seven hits and three walks. Much of the damage came early on Saturday night, though, and it was admirable that the right-hander somehow managed to still get through six innings and strikeout eight. He now owns a 9.90 ERA through his first two starts of the 2016 season, which is shocking from an ace who posted a 1.66 ERA a year ago, even if it was aided by a .229 BABIP. Greinke should bounce back and be a top-end fantasy starter (the eight strikeouts serve as a positive sign for things to come), but it’s been a brutal first week of the season.
Apr 9 - 11:19 PM

Zack Greinke pitched with the flu on Monday, per FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

Greinke didn't come close to missing the start, but it provides some additional context to why he was hammered to the tune of seven runs over four innings in Monday's season opener against the Rockies. He should be over the flu for his next outing, so D-Backs fans and fantasy owners should look forward to better results.
Apr 5 - 12:03 PM

Zack Greinke was blasted for seven runs in four innings by the Rockies on Monday.

Greinke gave up back-to-back homers to Trevor Story and Carlos Gonzalez in the third and then another to Story in the fourth. Pedro Martinez suggested that Greinke was tipping his pitches, which is probably something the Diamondbacks will look at over the next few days. Greinke had a 1.88 ERA this spring, so there was little to suggest that this was coming.
Apr 5 - 2:04 AM

Zack Greinke struck out seven over 5 2/3 scoreless innings in an 11-1 rout of the Rangers on Saturday.

Greinke had everything working, scattering four hits and a walk on the afternoon. The right-hander now has a 1.88 ERA in Cactus League play. He'll be on the hill for the Diamondbacks on Opening Day, and the 32-year-old should once again be one of the best pitchers in the game in 2016.
Mar 19 - 8:41 PM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale is planning on batting Zack Greinke eighth during his starts this season.

Greinke is a .224 career hitter and slugged two home runs last season, so Hale wants to take advantage of his ability with the bat while also using the ninth spot in the order as a secondary leadoff spot. "We've talked a little bit about it," said Hale. "What it comes down to is if he's comfortable with it, we'll go with it. If he's not comfortable with it, then maybe we rethink it." Hale is planning to hit his starters eighth for the rest of the spring, so he's open to using it even when Greinke isn't pitching.
Mar 16 - 2:54 PM

Zack Greinke permitted three runs across 3 2/3 frames of work against the Mariners on Monday.

The M's got to him with two triples, a home and three runs in the third inning. They were the first three runs Greinke has allowed in three starts this spring. The right-hander yielded six hits on the day, didn't walk anyone and struck out a pair.
Mar 14 - 8:59 PM

Zack Greinke pitched three innings of shutout ball in Wednesday's win over the Padres.

If the move from the Dodgers to the Diamondbacks over the offseason affected Greinke, it isn't showing in his early results. On Friday, he tossed a pair of scoreless innings. Wednesday continued that trend of shutout ball, as he scattered four hits over his three scoreless innings of work. No walks or strikeouts on the ledger for the day. Greinke should remain a top-flight fantasy option in hitter-friendly Arizona.
Mar 9 - 9:08 PM

Zack Greinke looked sharp in his Diamondbacks debut on Friday, hurling a pair of scoreless innings in Cactus League play against the Athletics.

Greinke allowed just one hit and punched out two on the afternoon. After signing a record $206.5 million contract over the winter, the 32-year-old right-hander will be counted on to lead a young and talented Diamondbacks staff this season. He'll be one of the first seven starting pitchers off the board in the majority of fantasy drafts this spring.
Mar 4 - 6:47 PM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale announced on an interview with SiriusXM on Friday that Zack Greinke would be the club's Opening Day starter.

It's the earliest we can remember of an Opening Day starter being announced, but it's not as if there was any doubt with this one. Greinke landed with the D'Backs over the winter after they handed him a club-record $206.5 million contract. It will be the 32-year-old's first Opening Day nod since 2010.
Jan 15 - 4:15 PM

Dodgers president/CEO Stan Kasten admitted to Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles that they were unwilling to give Zack Greinke a sixth year as the Diamondbacks did.

Kasten noted that the club was willing to spend money and make the financial stretch necessary to bring the star right-hander back because they knew him so well and valued him so highly. In the end though, going the extra year would have been too far out of their comfort zone, and caused them to mix out. The Dodgers reportedly offered Greinke a five-year deal in the neighborhood of $155 million before he ultimately landed his record six-year pact with the D'Backs.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 10:12:00 PM

Diamondbacks signed RHP Zack Greinke to a six-year, $206.5 million contract.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal originally broke the surprising news of the agreement last Friday while Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reported the contract terms. The deal includes $60 million in deferred money, so the present-day value of the contract is $194.5 million. Still, his new contract gives him the highest AAV (average annual value) of all-time at $34.42 million. His fantasy outlook isn't nearly as friendly after leaving Dodger Stadium for Chase Field, but the Diamondbacks will look to him to lead their young rotation.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 12:38:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Zack Greinke has a limited no-trade clause in his new contract with the Diamondbacks.

It's unclear which clubs are on the list. Greinke got a six-year, $206.5 million deal from the D'Backs, although $60 million of the contract is deferred. He'll serve as Arizona's ace through the 2021 season.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 03:26:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2Chris Herrmann
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Jean Segura
2Phil Gosselin
SS1Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
2Brandon Drury
LF1Yasmany Tomas
2Rickie Weeks
CF1Chris Owings
2A.J. Pollock
RF1David Peralta
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Shelby Miller
3Patrick Corbin
4Rubby De La Rosa
5Robbie Ray
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Ziegler
2Tyler Clippard
3Daniel Hudson
4Randall Delgado
5Andrew Chafin
6Josh Collmenter
7Enrique Burgos
8Keith Hessler
9Jake Barrett