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Zack Greinke | Starting Pitcher | #21

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/21/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (6) / KC
Contract: view contract details
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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

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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

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Diamondbacks have deferred $60 million in Zack Greinke's $206.5 million contract.

Heyman notes that all of the deferred money will be paid out in the first five years after his six-year contract. As we have seen now with Greinke and last winter with Max Scherzer's free agent contract with the Nationals, more teams may start opting to go the deferred money route to maintain more financial flexibility in the interim. Calculated by net present value, the total value of the deal equates to around $190 million.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 10:36:00 PM

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that Zack Greinke's contract with the Diamondbacks does not include an opt-out clause.

That means that barring a trade, the two sides will remain together through Greinke's age-37 season in 2021. Diamondbacks manager Dave Stewart was adamant that he'd land a true ace to lead his staff this offseason and he was able to surprise the entire baseball world and make his splash on Friday evening. It'll be very interesting to see what the D'Backs do next.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 09:37:00 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the agreement between Zack Greinke and the Diamondbacks is for six-years and $206 million.

That would put him at an average annual value of $34.33 million, higher than any pitcher in baseball history and far greater than the $31 million that David Price is receiving per season from the Red Sox. It is rumored that the Dodgers were willing to offer a five-year deal at around $31 million per season. Rosenthal also notes that some of that money is expected to be deferred. It was anticipated that the Diamondbacks would have to overpay to lure Greinke away from the Dodgers and Giants and it appears they were certainly willing to do so and make a statement.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 08:52:00 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Diamondbacks and Zack Greinke have agreed to a six-year contract.

Still no details yet on the finances of the deal, but it's likely to be in the range of the $31 million per season that David Price received from the Red Sox. There had been rumblings that the Dodgers may be willing to go to six-years and $210 million, so it will be very interesting to see just how much the D'Backs were willing to spend. Not only do they lock up a star hurler through his age-37 season, but Greinke's bat should also play very well at the hitter-friendly confines of Chase Field.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 08:16:00 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Diamondbacks have agreed to a deal with free agent right-hander Zack Greinke.

The deal is pending a physical and financial details are not yet known. When it was announced that the D'Backs were pursuing Greinke, many thought it may have been an effort on Greinke's part to drive up the bidding between the Giants and Dodgers, but it appears to be a huge get for the Diamondbacks. Not only do they get one of the top pitchers in the game to anchor their staff, but they also prevent him from going to one of their division rivals.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 08:07:00 PM

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that the Diamondbacks are pursuing Zack Greinke.

The club hasn't been shy about its desire to improve their rotation this winter, and they reportedly offered Johnny Cueto a deal worth $120 million last month. With his preference to remain on the west coast, the D'Backs will likely have to significantly outbid the Giants and Dodgers to secure his services.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 06:44:00 PM

According to Jayson Stark of ESPN, Zack Greinke is either looking for a six-year contract with an AAV (average annual value) higher than that of David Price, or a five-year contract with an even higher AAV.

Price just inked a seven-year, $217 million deal with the Red Sox with an AAV of $31 million. Earlier on Wednesday, the New York Daily News' Mark Feinsand reported that the Dodgers might offer Greinke a six-year, $210 million deal. That would put his AAV at a record $35 million. Alternatively, the 32-year-old right-hander could be open to accepting a five-year contract worth even more annually. The Dodgers and Giants are reportedly the two front-runners for Greinke's services.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 07:51:00 PM

According to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, a major league executive said he's hearing the Dodgers may offer Zack Greinke a six-year deal worth $210 million.

With the bidding reportedly down to the Giants and Dodgers, this kind of offer could blow San Francisco out of the water and prevent a potential power shift in the NL West. The proposed deal would carry a record AAV (average annual value) of $35 million. David Price (in his new deal with the Red Sox) and Miguel Cabrera hold the current record at $31 million.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 02:15:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Zack Greinke is expected to soon choose between signing with either the Dodgers or Giants.

Rosenthal says it will be a five- or six-year contract and might top the $31 million average annual value of the deal David Price just agreed to with the Red Sox. That would be quite a haul for a 32-year-old pitcher, but Greinke is coming off a stellar season that saw him put up a 1.66 ERA, 0.84 WHIP, and 200/40 K/BB ratio in 222 2/3 innings. USA Today's Bob Nightengale says the Dodgers are "still the favorites" to lock up the righty.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 05:16:00 PM

A source tells ESPN's Jerry Crasnick that the market for Zack Greinke is "quietly heating up."

Crasnick adds that the Dodgers and Giants "are both looking for some clarity" on the right-hander's expectations. Greinke opted out of the three years and $71 million remaining on his contract with Los Angeles and is now thought to be looking for a deal worth $30 million per year. The 32-year-old had a stellar 1.66 ERA, 0.84 WHIP, and 200/40 K/BB ratio in 222 2/3 innings this past season for the National League West champs, finishing second to Jake Arrieta in the NL Cy Young Award vote.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 02:41:00 PM

Zack Greinke declined the Dodgers' one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer.

A mere formality after Greinke exercised the opt-out clause in his contract earlier this month, forfeiting $71 million over the next three seasons. He put up a 1.66 ERA and 200/40 K/BB ratio over 222 2/3 innings this past season in what could be a Cy Young-winning campaign. The Dodgers want Greinke back, but they'll have competition.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 05:32:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2Chris Herrmann
3Oscar Hernandez
4Tuffy Gosewisch
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Chris Owings
2Phil Gosselin
SS1Jean Segura
2Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
2Brandon Drury
LF1David Peralta
2Peter O'Brien
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Socrates Brito
RF1Yasmany Tomas
2Gabby Guerrero
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Shelby Miller
3Patrick Corbin
4Rubby De La Rosa
5Robbie Ray
6Zack Godley
7Tyler Wagner
8Matt Koch
9Miller Diaz
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Ziegler
2Daniel Hudson
3Randall Delgado
4Josh Collmenter
5Matt Reynolds
6Silvino Bracho
7Wesley Wright
8Andrew Chafin
9Enrique Burgos
10Keith Hessler
11Sam LeCure
12Evan Marshall
13Tim Stauffer
14Cody Hall