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Zack Greinke | Starting Pitcher | #21

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (34) / 10/21/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (6) / KC
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Zack Greinke took a loss after surrendering four runs and three homers in six innings versus the Brewers on Monday.
Greinke struck out nine and walked none, but there was no coming back from the homers, not with the way the Diamondbacks are hitting. Greinke fell to 3-3 with a 3.71 ERA. May 21 - 11:01 PM

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Zack Greinke pitched six strong innings against the Brewers on Tuesday, but took a no decision while allowing one run and striking out five.

Greinke was excellent, but he was matched by Jhoulys Chacin in this one. This makes three straight starts that the right-hander has given up one run, and in the process he's seen his ERA lower to 3.46 from the 4.80 that it sat at before this streak. Greinke will be back on the mound on Sunday when he faces off with Noah Syndergaard and the Mets in New York.
May 16 - 12:24 AM

Zack Greinke was superb while taking a no-decision in Thursday's 2-1, 11-inning loss to the Nationals, firing off seven-plus innings of one-run ball.

Greinke had everything working in this one, striking out six without issuing a walk on the evening. He finished his night's work having thrown 91 pitches (66 for strikes). Alas, Greinke was unable to hold a slim 1-0 advantage, with a Michael Taylor leadoff double in the eighth coming back to bite after he left the game. It's mostly been a strong year for the right-hander on the whole, albeit with a few wobbles here and there. While he's allowed two or fewer runs in five of his eight starts to date, he's been knocked about for at least four in each of the other three outings. It all works out to a 3.70 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 53/6 K/BB ratio over the course of 48 2/3 innings pitched. A home start against the Brewers shows next on his schedule.
May 11 - 2:08 AM

Zack Greinke allowed just one earned run, five hits and two walks with five strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision Saturday against the Astros.

Greinke threw 70 of his 102 pitches for strikes, and his only mistake was a solo homer served up to George Springer in the fifth inning. He has managed just two quality starts in seven outings this season, struggling to pitch up to his capabilities. He faces a tough matchup on Friday against Max Scherzer and the Nationals.
May 6 - 1:36 AM

Zack Greinke struck out 10 in six innings of work in a win over the Dodgers on Monday.

Greinke allowed just two runs on four hits, and he walked two. He also helped himself in this one with the bat, going 2-for-2 with an RBI single. It's been an up-and-down start to the season for the right-hander, but this start lowers the ERA to 4.50, and he's missing plenty of bats as seen in his 42 strikeouts in 36 innings. He'll look to lower that ERA some more in his next start on Saturday against the Astros.
May 1 - 1:14 AM

Zack Greinke punched out nine batters but was lit up for five runs in six innings by the Phillies on Wednesday.

Aaron Altherr's three-run homer in the sixth inning put the skids on what was shaping up to be a top-flight start for the Diamondbacks' ace. He falls to 2-2 with a 4.80 ERA and 1.13 WHIP after five starts. Greinke has a fantastic 32:3 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 30 innings but has been burned by six longballs already.
Apr 26 - 12:38 AM

Zack Greinke was on his game in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Giants, firing off seven innings of three-hit, one-run ball.

Greinke wasn't able to do much in terms of the strikeouts -- he finished with just two whiffs on the evening -- but it was a beautiful performance regardless. The veteran ace finished up his evening having thrown just 88 pitches (56 strikes). He kept the scoreboard free and clear of danger outside of a solo home run surrendered to Brandon Belt in the second inning. Beyond the Belt dinger, Gregor Polanco picked up a single and Andrew McCutchen collected a double. And that was it in terms of the hit-damage on Greinke's line. It was a fine rebound showing after he had surrendered a combined nine runs on 14 hits over his previous two outings. Moving forward, Greinke will carry a 4.13 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 23/2 K/BB ratio (24 innings) into a road showdown with the Phillies next time he takes to the rubber.
Apr 20 - 12:09 AM

Zack Greinke picked up his first win after allowing four runs in 6 1/3 innings Friday against the Dodgers.

Greinke appeared to hurt his back early on, but he stayed in after a visit from the trainer and limited the Dodgers to two runs through six. The third and fourth runs came after he was removed from the game in the seventh. Greinke is 1-1 with a 5.29 ERA. It doesn't seem likely that big things are in store with his velocity still rather unimpressive.
Apr 14 - 1:54 AM

Zack Greinke yielded five runs on nine hits over five innings in Saturday's loss to the Cardinals.

Well that was a letdown. Greinke was superb in his first start of the year, when he fanned nine in just 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball versus the Rockies, but no such luck with Saturday's contest. One big blow proved to be his undoing, with Jose Martinez rocking him for a three-run home run in the third inning. He'll try to put this one behind him when he faces off with the Dodgers in a Friday the 13th road showdown next time out.
Apr 7 - 5:18 PM

Zack Greinke struck out nine and allowed one run over 5 1/3 innings while taking a no-decision in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Rockies.

Awesome work from Greinke, who looked no worse for the wear after sustaining a minor injury to his groin in mid-March. The veteran right-hander scattered a modest five hits and did not walk a batter in Saturday's contest, with the lone smudge on his line coming in the form of a Charlie Blackmon home run in the sixth inning. Greinke finished his evening's work having thrown just 83 pitches (59 strikes). You can reasonably expect him to be given a longer leash as he gets into the groove of the season. A road start against the Cardinals awaits him next time he toes the rubber.
Mar 31 - 11:57 PM

Zack Greinke (groin) will start Saturday against the Rockies.

Greinke tweaked his groin a couple weeks ago but has made a speedy recovery and will get the ball for Arizona's third game of the regular season. The right-hander looked sharp in his final spring start on Monday, limiting the Indians to one hit over six scoreless innings. Greinke led the Snakes with 17 victories in 2017 and remains an upper-echelon fantasy starter.
Mar 29 - 7:10 PM

Zack Greinke (groin) was outstanding in his spring finale on Monday, striking out four over six innings of one-hit ball against the Indians.

Greinke allowed just a harmless single to Rajai Davis and didn't walk a batter in the masterful performance. Despite his diminished velocity, the veteran right-hander posted a sparkling 1.04 ERA and 6/0 K/BB ratio in 8 2/3 innings of Cactus League play.
Mar 27 - 12:09 AM

Zack Greinke (groin) said he felt good after Sunday's bullpen session and is hopeful that he'll be ready for the start of the regular season.

"If I felt this good every day for the rest of my career, it would be amazing," Greinek said after his 40-pitch session. If he stays on his current scheduled and avoids any setbacks, it sounds like he could be ready to work in the team's third game of the regular season against the Rockies.
Source: MLB.com
Mar 18 - 10:20 PM

Zack Greinke (groin) will throw a bullpen session on Sunday.

Greinke left his last start with tightness in his right groin, and while the injury isn't considered serious, it could cause him to miss out on being Arizona's Opening Day starter. What's more concerning are Greinke's velocity issues with his fastball this spring. Still, he's been a reliable fantasy starter over the past few seasons, and he could be a steal if he's falling into the later rounds in your fantasy draft.
Mar 18 - 8:26 AM

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo strongly suggested Zack Greinke (groin) will not be ready for Opening Day.

"My mind-set is to not have him play catch-up for one day during the season," said Lovullo. "We want to make sure he’s strong from Day 1 until the end of the season." Greinke exited Wednesday's start with right groin tightness but was able to play catch on Thursday. Still, he won't throw his usual bullpen session on Saturday or make his scheduled start Monday against the White Sox. With Greinke on the shelf, Robbie Ray projects to start Opening Day on March 29.
Mar 15 - 5:42 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Jeff Mathis
3John Ryan Murphy
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Ketel Marte
2Chris Owings
SS1Nick Ahmed
2Deven Marrero
3B1Jake Lamb
2Daniel Descalso
LF1Steven Souza
2Jarrod Dyson
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Socrates Brito
RF1David Peralta
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Robbie Ray
3Taijuan Walker
4Patrick Corbin
5Zack Godley
6Shelby Miller
7Matt Koch
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Boxberger
2Archie Bradley
3Yoshihisa Hirano
4Andrew Chafin
5Jorge De La Rosa
6Fernando Salas
7T.J. McFarland
8Silvino Bracho
9Randall Delgado