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Zack Greinke | Starting Pitcher | #21

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (33) / 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 allowed three earned runs while scattering seven hits and two walks over six innings in a no-decision Saturday against the Rockies.
Greinke was in line for the victory, but closer Fernando Rodney turned a two-run lead into a one-run loss in the bottom of the ninth inning. At least the veteran Greinke was able to recorded nine strikeouts, but it was a bit alarming that he was tagged for three solo homers. It hasn't been a recurring theme, as he had allowed just two long balls over his first 30 2/3 innings, so don't be terribly concerned. Apr 30 - 12:48 AM

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Zack Greinke fanned 11 while allowing one run over six innings Monday in a defeat of the Padres.

Greinke has his ERA down to 2.93, and he's sporting a 31/6 K/BB ratio in 30 2/3 innings. Of course, it's helped a whole bunch that he's gotten to face the Padres twice in a row. Before that, he had a 4.32 ERA and a 14/5 K/BB ratio in 16 2/3 innings over three starts. Things will get a little more difficult with back-to-back starts against the Rockies coming up.
Apr 25 - 2:11 AM

Zack Greinke was a hard-luck loser after allowing one run in an eight-inning complete game Wednesday against the Padres.

It's just Greinke's fourth complete game since the beginning of 2011. Of course, he wasn't facing much of an offense tonight. He allowed five hits, walked one and struck out six in the 96-pitch gem. We're still not overly excited about his early season performance.
Apr 20 - 1:44 AM

Zack Greinke lost to his old team after giving up five runs and 10 hits in five innings Friday against the Dodgers.

Greinke pitched well in his first two starts, but the Dodgers racked up a bunch of singles against him tonight, and it didn't help matters that he also walked three batters. He should rebound against the Padres next time out.
Apr 15 - 1:25 AM

Zack Greinke fired 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball in Saturday's win over the Indians.

Greinke gave up just five hits and didn't walk a batter in his 6 2/3 innings of work, with the only run coming in on an RBI single by Michael Brantley in the fourth inning. Greinke also fanned six in the outing. It's not the dominant Greinke we became accustomed to seeing pre-2016, but the 33-year-old is showing reports of his death were greatly exaggerated. Greinke will carry a 2.31 ERA and 0.94 WHIP into a start Friday against the Dodgers.
Apr 9 - 12:23 AM

Zack Greinke allowed two earned runs over five innings in his Opening Day start against the Giants.

Greinke gave up only four total hits, but one of them was a fifth-inning homer to opposing pitcher Madison Bumgarner, who went deep again off reliever Andrew Chafin in the top of the seventh. Greinke was pulled at 92 pitches, 55 of them strikes. He struck out four and walked two in the no-decision. The high-priced right-hander will face the defending AL-champion Indians in his second start of the 2017 regular season.
Apr 2 - 7:36 PM

Zack Greinke surrendered three earned runs over four innings Tuesday in his final Cactus League outing against the Mariners.

Greinke sat mostly in the 88-89 mph range with his fastball and topped out at 90.4 mph, per beat writer Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. That's not good for a guy who averaged 91.3 mph on that pitch in 2016 and 91.8 mph in 2015. He is still owed $172.5 million from the Diamondbacks.
Mar 28 - 6:01 PM

Zack Greinke gave up three runs over five innings as the Diamondbacks and Cubs played to a 5-5 tie on Thursday.

He surrendered six hits and two walks while striking out four. He suffered the indignity of allowing a home run to the opposing pitcher, Jake Arrieta. This was just his second official start in Cactus League action. He has also pitched in intra-squad games and in exhibition games against Team Netherlands and Team Mexico. He raised some eyebrows early in camp by showing reduced velocity, but that has since improved enough to alleviate any worries. Greinke's first campaign after signing a $206.5 million contract with the Diamondbacks was a big disappointment. He finished the season with a 4.37 ERA in 26 starts after turning in a 1.66 ERA in 32 starts with the Dodgers the year prior.
Mar 23 - 8:23 PM

Zack Greinke tossed five innings of one-run ball in an exhibition win over the Netherlands on Saturday.

Perhaps even more encouraging was that Greinke topped out at 91.9 mph, which is nearly 2.5 mph faster than his high from two starts ago. "I guess that’s a good thing, where it’s all slowly getting better each time, more so than how it usually is, I guess," he said. "It would be nice to have a big jump to where it was a lot better, but each start has been a lot better so far." Greinke is looking for a bounce-back season in 2017 after putting up a 4.37 ERA in 2016 in the first year of a $206.5 million contract.
Mar 19 - 8:55 AM

Zack Greinke allowed just one run over five innings in an instrasquad game Monday.

Greinke showed better fastball velocity in this outing against a group of Diamondbacks minor leaguers, hitting 91 mph in the first inning and 90 mph in the second. He yielded only two hits and walked none while striking out seven. The high-priced right-hander will try to put up similar results in his next Cactus League appearance.
Mar 13 - 2:26 PM

Zack Greinke topped out at 89.5 mph with his fastball Wednesday in his start against Team Mexico.

And the high-priced right-hander was mostly sitting around 88 mph in that start, per beat writer Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. Greinke wound up yielding two runs on six hits over 2 2/3 innings. "It’s still early," he said after the game. "It is what it is. It’s still early and it’s not like some crazy, crazy thing. But it’s not ideal, either." Greinke, who's still owed $172.5 million from the Diamondbacks, was hitting 93 mph with his fastball at this point last year.
Mar 9 - 7:23 AM

Zack Greinke was lit up for six hits and two runs over 2 2/3 innings Wednesday in the Diamondbacks’ win over Mexico.

He fanned one and didn’t walk anyone. Greinke labored through a miserable first inning, allowing four hits and two runs before picking Chris Roberson off first base to end the inning. It looked like it was going to be more of the same when Manny Rodriguez doubled to lead off the second inning, but Greinke retired three straight to strand him at third base. The league’s highest-paid pitcher desperately needs a bounce-back year after falling flat in 2016 (4.37 ERA over 26 starts).
Mar 8 - 7:45 PM

Zack Greinke looked sharp in his Cactus League debut on Friday, firing 1 2/3 scoreless innings in a victory over the Dodgers.

The right-hander allowed just one hit and a walk while striking out one. He has been brought along slowly this spring to lessen his workload a bit, but he still has plenty of time to get himself ready for the start of the regular season. He has already been tabbed the D'Backs' opening day starter by manager Torey Lovullo.
Mar 3 - 7:16 PM

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo has named Zack Greinke as the club's Opening Day starter.

Lovullo made the expected announcement at the same time he pegged Greinke to make his spring debut on Friday. The 33-year-old dealt with oblique and shoulder issues while struggling with a 4.37 ERA over 26 starts during his first season with Arizona. It's a tough environment for a pitcher, but it's easy to imagine him becoming trade bait if he bounces back with a strong first half.
Mar 1 - 2:25 PM

Zack Greinke threw 20 pitches in his first live batting practice session of the spring on Friday.

With a longer spring training than usual due to the World Baseball Classic, the veteran right-hander is slowly easing into things this year. The 33-year-old dealt with oblique and shoulder problems during a very disappointing debut season with the D'Backs in 2016.
Feb 24 - 10:39 PM

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C1Chris Iannetta
2Jeff Mathis
3Chris Herrmann
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Brandon Drury
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Chris Owings
2Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Yasmany Tomas
2Jeremy Hazelbaker
CF1A.J. Pollock
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RF1David Peralta
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S1Zack Greinke
2Taijuan Walker
3Robbie Ray
4Shelby Miller
5Patrick Corbin
Relief Pitcher
R1Fernando Rodney
2Jake Barrett
3JJ Hoover
4Randall Delgado
5Andrew Chafin
6Steve Hathaway
7Tom Wilhelmsen
8Archie Bradley
9Jorge De La Rosa
10Enrique Burgos
11T.J. McFarland