Zack Greinke Houston Astros

Age: 37 (October 21, 1983) | 6' 2" | 200lbs. | Throws: Right P-33 PH-1
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
ARI NL 2017 17 7 0 0 32 32 202.0 172 25 45 215 3.21 1.07 1.15 2.0 9.6 .293 47/18/35 31 29
ARI NL 2018 15 11 0 0 33 33 207.1 181 28 43 199 3.21 1.08 1.18 1.9 8.6 .284 45/23/32 25 24
HOU AL 2019 8 1 0 0 10 10 62.2 58 6 9 52 3.02 1.07 1.14 1.3 7.5 .294 52/19/29 14 11
ARI NL 2019 10 4 0 0 23 23 146.0 117 15 21 135 2.90 0.95 1.03 1.3 8.3 .269 42/23/35 26 23
HOU AL 2020 3 3 0 0 12 12 67.0 67 6 9 67 4.03 1.13 1.20 1.2 9.0 .333 41/25/34 14 17
HOU AL 2021 1 0 0 0 2 2 13.0 8 1 1 8 1.38 0.69 0.77 0.7 5.5 .196 36/17/47 4 3
Career 18yrs 209 126 1 0 502 461 2949.1 2736 299 677 2697 3.36 1.16 1.19 2.1 8.2 .302 n/a
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$21-22. I'm not going to be able to buy any pitchers in Rotoman's league.

Mike Gianella MikeG
Nov 28 '18
I'm working on Big Prices for the Guide. Today I have Zack Greinke with a price of $26. What do you think?
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Nov 17 '18

One unearned run in not quite seven innings as Greinke wins No. 13 and drops his ERA under three. It's his first win in August despite a 2.81 ERA in five starts.

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 27 '18

Zack Greinke (P) AZ - Mar. 8

Greinke's fastball was clocked in the 84-86 mph range in the first inning of Thursday's
spring start, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: He was down in the mid-80s in last week's simulated game as well, but his velocity was reportedly fairly normal in his first Cactus League outing. This is a unique situation, as Greinke is a rare ace who doesn't exert close to maximum effort when he throws his fastball, and he dealt with some velocity issues this time last year as well. Piecoro notes that Greinke had trouble cracking 90 mph early last spring, but according to Brooks Baseball, Greinke averaged 90.2 mph on 40 fourseam fastballs that were tracked through the first two weeks of spring training in 2017. If any pitcher deserves the benefit of the doubt in a situation like this, it's Greinke, but it's still alarming to see a pitcher who is being drafted as a low-end SP1 throwing in the mid-80s.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 9 '18

Peter - it looks like your $27 up there is already humidor adjusted?

That's where CBS went.  And perhaps where I wish I'd gone, since my $36 on Scherzer left me spending $14 on Familia, instead of the $24 I intended to spend on Jansen coupled with Greinke.  The latter duo might have cost me a few extra bucks, but counting on Jansen instead of Familia would have been comforting.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Feb 21 '18

Is there any word out there on whether the Diamondbacks are obligated to use the humidor throughout the season once they start the year with it?

For example - if the ballpark ends up playing with a Park Factor of 85 (remember it's only around 1000 feet in elevation, and Phoenix actually has a lower humidity than Denver, so the humidor may make a bigger difference there) ... and the Diamondbacks spend a couple months sloshing around a .450 win-loss percentage ... there will probably be public pressure to turn off the humidor (MLB requires a specific temp/humidity if you use a humidor, so they can't just mess around with the settings).

All of which throws quite a monkey wrench into projections.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Feb 19 '18

Speaking of projections/runs, our BP data gurus re-ran PECOTA/the PFM with the humidor factor and they're...something. Big bump for the Diamondbacks pitchers.

Mike Gianella MikeG
Feb 19 '18
And they said he couldn't succeed in Arizona! After a miserable first season, one wrecked by a slow start and a series of injuries that led to his worst season ever and fed the egos of naysayers, he stayed healthy, bounced back and rewarded fantasy owners who took a chance on him. The big news is that he figured out how to pitch in Arizona, using his fastball to set up an especially effective change up. He allowed some homers, but was more effective at home than on the road, a significant change from 2016. With a revived ability to throw strikeouts, and his usual good control in place, Greinke figures to be a formidible force again this year, though one with a small margin for error given his unsupportive home ballpark.

—from The Fantasy Baseball Guide 2018
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Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Jan 13 '18

1,195 four-seam FB

Avg Speed: 90.77

Avg Exit Velocity: 87.85

13-1, 2.87 ERA in 18 starts at home.

11-4, 2.86 ERA in 18 starts Pre All-Star.

Ten hits, two home runs, six walks, five strikeouts, seven earned runs in 8.2 IP in the playoffs.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 19 '17