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Zack Greinke
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 200LBS | Age: 38

Draft: 2002 | Rd: 1, #6, Kansas City Royals | Apopka HS (FL)
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 11 6 4.16 30 29 0 171.0 120 1.17
18 Seasons 219 132 3.41 530 488 1 3110.0 2809 1.16
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 30 11-6 4.16 171.0 120 1.17
18 Seasons 530 219-132 3.41 3110.0 2809 1.16

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 32 3239 598 24 4 87.3 113.9 9.8 28.1 .206 .310 .225 .249 .300 27.8 23.7 4.7 1.66 2.64
2016 33 2503 492 34 6.9 87.9 117.4 10.9 32.1 .254 .431 .319 .313 .370 30.9 20.1 6.1 4.37 4.28
2017 34 3163 541 40 7.4 87.3 114.8 10 31.6 .223 .392 .282 .285 .365 30.9 26.8 5.6 3.20 3.52
2018 35 3212 591 38 6.4 88 113 10.4 35.4 .244 .405 .286 .302 .374 33.5 23.7 5.1 3.21 3.89
2019 36 3113 589 37 6.3 87.5 114 11 34.1 .238 .389 .263 .281 .348 33.3 23.1 3.7 2.93 3.51
2020 37 1060 196 16 8.2 86.8 115.9 11.7 34.7 .249 .421 .293 .299 .381 35.2 24.5 3.3 4.03 3.79
2021 38 2577 539 35 6.5 88.3 113.2 10.6 35.3 .266 .430 .309 .319 .364 35.4 17.2 5.2 4.16 4.36
18867 3546 224 6.3 87.7 117.4 10.5 32.9 .238 .392 .279 .291 .354 32.1 22.8 4.9
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Greinke relies on 7 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(39.9%) ,
Changeup
(22.2%) ,
Curveball
(16.6%) ,
Slider
(15.2%) ,
Sinker
(5.7%) ,
Fastball
(0.3%) ,
Eephus
(0.1%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1027 585 442 39.9 88.9 255 240 64 38 12 0 14 44 197 .267 .291 .492 .505 .338 .355 92.1 21 2234 6.0 11.9 19.8
2021 Changeup 573 227 346 22.3 86.4 168 156 32 27 3 0 2 36 123 .205 .206 .263 .271 .226 .237 85.0 -7 1594 5.9 27.6 17.1
2021 Curveball 422 237 185 16.4 71.2 123 116 29 16 5 0 8 17 101 .250 .274 .500 .450 .323 .330 83.8 13 2365 5.8 25.8 17.5
2021 Slider 391 368 23 15.2 83.6 121 112 26 14 7 0 5 21 92 .232 .249 .429 .426 .305 .314 85.7 9 2357 5.9 31.0 14.0
2021 Sinker 147 139 8 5.7 89.5 28 26 11 9 1 0 1 2 24 .423 .410 .577 .573 .448 .444 91.3 -2 2156 6.0 14.5 9.1
2021 Fastball 9 1 8 0.4 80.8 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1.000 .483 2.000 .762 1.242 .527 100.6 17 1632 6.0 33.3
2021 Eephus 2 2 0 0.1 52.2 1302 5.5
2020 4-Seam Fastball 432 204 228 40.9 88.1 92 84 27 16 7 1 3 17 68 .321 .305 .536 .578 .383 .392 88.8 16 2327 6.0 14.4 17.0
2020 Changeup 232 72 160 22.0 86.2 74 74 11 7 2 0 2 31 43 .149 .173 .257 .306 .170 .205 88.3 -5 1668 6.0 46.6 34.1
2020 Slider 170 146 24 16.1 84.5 48 47 14 9 4 1 0 5 42 .298 .301 .426 .412 .316 .317 84.0 7 2422 6.0 21.8 12.2
2020 Curveball 161 81 80 15.3 70.6 53 51 13 10 3 0 0 13 38 .255 .214 .314 .299 .263 .240 81.5 22 2428 6.0 25.0 29.5
2020 Fastball 57 18 39 5.4 78.8 3 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .667 .595 2.000 1.467 1.072 .840 102.7 28 2024 6.0 22.2 0.0
2020 Eephus 2 0 2 0.2 53.2 1353 5.4
2020 Sinker 1 0 1 0.1 89.7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 55.5 68 2259 6.0 0.0 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 49.2 16.7 27.1 7 33.3 40.1 26.6 3.2 38.5 25.1 21.7 3.2 4
2016 47 18.7 27.2 7.1 36.4 37.4 26.2 3.3 34.6 22.4 25.8 4.3 6.9
2017 47.9 20.1 25.1 6.8 34.4 43.1 22 5.5 34.2 23.5 21.4 6.1 7.4
2018 45.5 23.7 25.7 5.1 34.5 43.1 22.3 3 34.3 23.7 25.4 6.3 6.4
2019 46.3 20.7 26.1 6.8 33.1 38.7 28 2.7 36 23.1 24.4 6.1 6.3
2020 42.9 18.9 30.6 7.7 31.6 42.3 26 4.6 32.7 25 24 5.6 8.2
2021 45.6 23.9 25 5.4 36.7 35.6 27.6 4.8 34.1 23.6 25.2 5.8 6.5
46.7 20.6 26.3 6.4 34.5 39.9 25.5 3.8 35.2 23.7 24 5.3 6.3
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2021 Curveball HOU R 428 71.1 65.1 -0.8 -1 11.3 -0.1 -1
2021 Slider HOU R 390 83.6 36 -2.1 -5 7.9 2.3 42
2021 4-Seamer HOU R 1025 88.9 18 -0.9 -5 1.3 -4.8 -79
2021 Changeup HOU R 569 86.4 32.1 2.8 10 12.8 -1 -7
2021 Sinker HOU R 147 89.5 23.1 -0.8 -3 13 -1.3 -9
2020 Slider HOU R 170 84.5 32.6 -4.1 -11 6.6 1.8 38
2020 Sinker HOU R 1 89.7 19.9 -3.2 -14 13.4 -0.9 -6
2020 4-Seamer HOU R 431 88.1 17.8 0.1 1 1.2 -4.9 -81
2020 Curveball HOU R 166 70.4 67 -0.8 -1 10.7 -1.1 -9
2020 Changeup HOU R 230 86.2 32.4 3.4 12 13.1 -0.2 -1
2019 Sinker HOU R 164 90.4 22 -1.6 -7 13.3 -1.1 -7
2019 Slider HOU R 500 83.7 39.7 0.7 2 7.1 1.8 34
2019 4-Seamer HOU R 1272 89.9 17.8 -0.4 -2 2 -4.2 -68
2019 Splitter HOU R 7 80.1 38.3 -1.5 -4 9.3 -0.3 -3
2019 Changeup HOU R 682 87.4 32.4 3.2 11 12.5 -1.2 -9
2019 Cutter HOU R 4 89.4 24 2 8 5.4 3.6 199
2019 Curveball HOU R 456 70.6 68.9 1.6 2 12.4 1.3 11
2018 Sinker ARI R 184 90 21.8 -1.7 -7 11.9 -2.3 -16
2018 4-Seamer ARI R 1383 89.5 17.5 0.2 1 1.3 -4.9 -79
2018 Slider ARI R 555 83.4 38.2 -1.2 -3 7.1 1.8 34
2018 Curveball ARI R 350 71.2 68.3 2 3 11.9 1.4 13
2018 Changeup ARI R 657 86.5 33 3.1 11 12 -1.4 -10
2017 Curveball ARI R 406 74.3 63.4 2.7 4 11.8 2 21
2017 4-Seamer ARI R 1228 90.8 16 -0.5 -3 2.1 -5.3 -71
2017 Slider ARI R 710 84 36.9 0.2 1 6.2 1.3 27
2017 Changeup ARI R 505 87.1 30.2 3 11 13.1 -0.3 -2
2017 Sinker ARI R 284 90.7 19.3 -2.3 -11 12.1 -2.4 -16
2016 Curveball ARI R 258 74.9 63 4 7 9.8 1.6 20
2016 4-Seamer ARI R 1004 91.9 14.9 -0.5 -4 3.9 -4.1 -51
2016 Changeup ARI R 441 88.1 29.8 4 15 13 -0.2 -2
2016 Sinker ARI R 246 91.3 20.6 0.9 5 12.2 -1.9 -13
2016 Slider ARI R 513 85.9 35.5 3 9 5.5 2.6 88
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 N/A 7.3 1 9 0.3 1 1 2 1.25 33.3 0 .483 .762 .527 100
2021 Sinker 2.2 3 147 5.7 28 .423 .577 .455 14.5 7.1 9.1 .41 .573 .444 45.8
2021 Slider 0.7 3 391 15.2 121 .232 .429 .315 31 17.4 14 .249 .426 .314 27.2
2021 Curveball 0 0 428 16.6 124 .256 .504 .338 25.6 13.7 17.2 .279 .456 .334 23.5
2021 Changeup -0.9 -5 573 22.2 168 .205 .263 .23 27.6 21.4 17.1 .206 .271 .237 30.1
2021 4-Seamer -0.4 -4 1027 39.9 255 .267 .492 .345 11.9 17.3 19.8 .291 .505 .355 47.2
2020 Sinker -37 0 1 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 N/A 2.1 1 57 5.4 3 .667 2 1.083 22.2 0 0 .595 1.467 .84 100
2020 Slider -0.2 0 170 16 48 .298 .426 .321 21.8 10.4 12.2 .301 .412 .317 26.2
2020 Curveball -2.4 -4 166 15.7 55 .245 .302 .257 25.6 25.5 30.4 .206 .289 .232 17.9
2020 Changeup -2.2 -5 232 21.9 74 .149 .257 .173 46.6 41.9 34.1 .173 .306 .205 39.5
2020 4-Seamer 0.2 1 432 40.8 92 .321 .536 .388 14.4 18.5 17 .305 .578 .392 45.6
2019 Cutter -3.8 0 4 0.1 1 0 0 0 50 100 33.3 0
2019 Sinker 2.8 5 164 5.3 44 .39 .659 .465 7.4 15.9 15.6 .349 .558 .405 44.1
2019 Curveball -2.7 -12 456 14.6 142 .139 .241 .187 32 26.8 22.2 .174 .278 .207 20.2
2019 Slider 0.8 4 500 16.1 151 .308 .42 .32 26.9 21.2 13.7 .28 .42 .302 35.3
2019 Changeup -2.9 -20 682 21.9 199 .194 .298 .228 27.8 23.6 22.6 .227 .362 .269 32.4
2019 4-Seamer -1.2 -15 1272 40.9 257 .242 .418 .303 18 23 21.7 .242 .434 .3 39.2
2019 Splitter 4.5 0 7 0.2 0 0
2018 Sinker -2.1 -4 184 5.7 42 .22 .341 .252 11.8 7.1 13.6 .272 .379 .295 34.2
2018 Curveball -1.5 -5 350 10.9 101 .181 .319 .247 34.7 29.7 26.1 .195 .306 .249 23.4
2018 Changeup -2.1 -14 657 20.5 180 .18 .263 .23 33.3 23.3 22.5 .235 .344 .283 31.7
2018 Slider 0.6 3 555 17.3 182 .244 .43 .31 32.8 27.5 20.4 .224 .397 .283 32.3
2018 4-Seamer -0.1 -1 1383 43.1 291 .289 .515 .368 14.5 18.2 18.2 .289 .512 .366 38.6
2017 Sinker 1.2 3 284 9 61 .316 .544 .392 14.9 14.8 15 .299 .557 .394 44.9
2017 Curveball -1.5 -6 406 12.8 91 .193 .341 .238 34.9 27.5 23.4 .222 .376 .262 23.4
2017 Changeup -2.2 -11 506 16 148 .23 .302 .259 33.3 21.6 23.7 .199 .288 .236 24.1
2017 Slider -0.4 -3 710 22.4 228 .178 .35 .26 44.4 38.6 24.7 .191 .344 .256 24.4
2017 4-Seamer -0.5 -7 1228 38.8 266 .266 .451 .336 13.4 21.8 18 .249 .468 .329 38.1
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 208 86.2 82 14.3 1:30 2:30 -60
2020 Curveball 154 70.5 75 18.3 7:30 7:15 15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 397 88.1 78 16.8 12:30 12:15 15
2020 Slider 158 84.4 48 8.7 11:00 10:00 60
2021 Changeup 540 86.4 84 14 1:30 2:30 -60
2021 Curveball 418 71.2 76 18.3 7:45 7:15 30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1019 88.9 79 15.9 12:30 12:15 15
2021 Sinker 143 89.5 84 16.9 12:45 1:45 -60
2021 Slider 390 83.6 42 8.9 10:30 9:15 75
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 838 3180 -14 -19 7 12 -13
2009 908 3451 -38 -23 5 9 -48
2010 917 3436 -7 -3 1 12 4
2011 793 3116 11 -21 6 8 5
2012 866 3379 -14 -28 21 9 -12
2013 791 3096 -17 -29 17 9 -21
2014 844 3304 -9 -21 4 8 -18
2015 892 3447 -23 -56 10 9 -61
2016 664 2493 0 -14 9 5 1
2017 840 3318 -8 -32 9 10 -22
2018 835 3209 -12 -37 16 8 -25
2019 915 3515 -8 -49 6 11 -40
2020 332 1308 3 -18 4 4 -7
2021 726 2693 -1 -27 13 11 -4
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 3239 43.4 69.2 80.8 31.8 57.4 43.5 64.1 48.1 26.8 6.1 81.3
2016 2503 44.7 66.5 86.6 35.2 60.6 45.2 67.8 49.2 22.6 5.6 73.4
2017 3163 45 63.1 80.8 32.4 53.6 43.7 62.4 46.2 28.9 5.7 70.6
2018 3212 44.3 62.6 80.4 31.6 63.5 45.3 67 45.3 25.9 5.8 67.2
2019 3113 44.6 63.6 83.7 33.2 62.9 43.8 67.3 46.7 24.1 6 72.3
2020 1060 43.6 59.7 82.6 26.3 53.5 43.7 61.9 40.8 27.7 6.4 66.2
2021 2577 45.9 66.3 87.4 28.8 59.7 43 66 46 21.8 6.7 76.7
18867 44.5 64.8 83 31.8 59.3 44.1 65.5 46.5 25.3 6