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Zack Greinke
Popularity: ↑ 32%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 200LBS | Age: 37

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 3 3 4.03 12 12 0 67.0 67 1.13
17 Seasons 208 126 3.37 500 459 1 2939.0 2689 1.16
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 12 3-3 4.03 67.0 67 1.13
17 Seasons 500 208-126 3.37 2939.0 2689 1.16

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2015 3239 598 24 4.0 87.3 9.8 28.4 .214 .321 .224 .258 .316 27.8 23.7 4.7 1.66 2.59
2016 2503 492 34 6.9 87.8 11.1 32.1 .257 .439 .318 .321 .382 30.9 20.1 6.1 4.37 4.16
2017 3163 541 38 7.0 87.2 9.7 31.2 .227 .399 .282 .292 .378 30.8 26.8 5.6 3.20 3.46
2018 3212 591 38 6.4 87.9 10.4 35.4 .249 .414 .286 .310 .385 33.5 23.7 5.1 3.21 3.90
2019 3113 589 37 6.3 87.5 11 34.1 .243 .397 .263 .288 .359 33.3 23.1 3.7 2.93 3.47
2020 1060 196 16 8.2 86.8 11.7 34.7 .249 .422 .289 .286 .363 35.2 24.5 3.3 4.03 3.70
ALL 16290 3007 187 6.2 87.5 10.5 32.4 .238 .394 .274 .292 .363 31.5 23.7 4.9
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Greinke relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(41.2%) ,
Changeup
(27.2%) ,
Slider
(15.9%) ,
Curveball
(15.7%) ,


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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 Whiff% PutAway%
2020 4-Seam Fastball 437 206 231 41.7 87.9 92 84 27 16 7 1 3 17 68 .321 .305 .536 .581 .377 .373 88.8 16 2323 14.5 16.8
2020 Changeup 288 89 199 27.5 84.7 78 78 13 7 3 0 3 31 47 .167 .188 .321 .349 .200 .219 88.5 -2 1746 44.7 33.3
2020 Slider 169 145 24 16.1 84.5 48 47 14 9 4 1 0 5 42 .298 .302 .426 .413 .311 .305 84.0 7 2424 21.8 12.2
2020 Curveball 155 79 76 14.8 70.7 51 49 13 10 3 0 0 12 37 .265 .206 .327 .296 .269 .225 82.0 22 2434 24.4 29.3
2019 4-Seam Fastball 1272 599 673 40.9 89.9 257 244 59 36 13 0 10 59 186 .242 .248 .418 .448 .291 .310 89.8 21 2326 18.1 21.7
2019 Changeup 682 161 521 21.9 87.4 199 191 37 23 11 0 3 47 145 .194 .232 .298 .362 .221 .274 88.0 -1 1780 27.8 22.6
2019 Slider 500 408 92 16.1 83.7 151 143 44 34 6 2 2 32 116 .308 .284 .420 .430 .310 .310 86.9 9 2517 27.2 13.7
2019 Curveball 456 247 209 14.6 70.6 142 137 19 13 2 0 4 38 99 .139 .180 .241 .287 .176 .214 83.4 15 2446 32.0 22.2
2019 Sinker 164 141 23 5.3 90.4 44 41 16 9 5 0 2 7 34 .390 .350 .659 .554 .453 .403 89.8 1 2253 7.4 15.6
2019 Eephus 28 14 14 0.9 63.5 14 10 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 .000 .208 .000 .233 .117 .278 78.4 14 2201 21.4 17.6
2019 Split Finger 7 1 6 0.2 80.1 1703
2019 Cutter 4 3 1 0.1 89.3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 2409 50.0 33.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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
2020 Slider HOU R 169 84.5 32.6 -4.2 -11 6.6 1.7 36
2020 Changeup HOU R 288 84.7 31.8 1.8 6 11 -2 -15
2020 Curveball HOU R 166 70.4 67 -0.8 -1 10.7 -1.1 -9
2020 4-Seamer HOU R 437 87.9 18.1 0.1 1 1.1 -4.9 -81
2019 Sinker HOU R 164 90.4 22 -1.6 -7 13.3 -1.1 -7
2019 4-Seamer HOU R 1272 89.9 17.8 -0.4 -2 2 -4.1 -68
2019 Curveball HOU R 456 70.6 68.9 1.6 2 12.4 1.4 12
2019 Cutter HOU R 4 89.3 24 2.2 8 5.4 3.6 208
2019 Slider HOU R 500 83.7 39.7 0.6 2 7.1 1.8 34
2019 Changeup HOU R 682 87.4 32.4 3.1 11 12.5 -1.2 -9
2019 Splitter HOU R 7 80.1 38.3 -1.5 -4 9.3 -0.2 -2
2018 Changeup ARI R 657 86.5 33 3.1 10 12 -1.4 -10
2018 Curveball ARI R 350 71.2 68.3 1.9 3 11.9 1.4 13
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 0.3 2 1.3 -4.9 -79
2018 Slider ARI R 555 83.4 38.2 -1.3 -3 7.1 1.8 33
2017 Changeup ARI R 497 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 -2.3 -16
2017 4-Seamer ARI R 1213 90.8 16 -0.4 -3 2.1 -5.3 -71
2017 Slider ARI R 691 83.9 36.9 0.1 0 6.2 1.3 26
2017 Curveball ARI R 402 74.3 63.4 2.6 4 11.8 2 20
2016 Sinker ARI R 246 91.4 20.6 0.9 4 12.2 -1.9 -13
2016 Changeup ARI R 441 88.1 29.8 4 15 13 -0.2 -2
2016 Slider ARI R 513 85.9 35.5 2.9 9 5.5 2.5 87
2016 Curveball ARI R 258 75 63 3.8 6 9.8 1.4 16
2016 4-Seamer ARI R 1004 91.9 14.9 -0.5 -4 3.9 -4.1 -51
2015 Curveball LAD R 285 74.3 62 2.2 4 8.8 0.5 7
2015 Sinker LAD R 313 91.9 20 -0.2 -1 12.3 -2.2 -15
2015 Slider LAD R 604 87.4 31.6 0.1 0 4.2 1.5 59
2015 Changeup LAD R 580 88.7 29.7 3.4 13 12.8 -0.5 -4
2015 4-Seamer LAD R 1376 92.4 12.6 1.8 12 4.3 -3.8 -47
! 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 %
2020 Slider -0.1 0 169 15.9 48 .298 .426 .321 21.8 10.4 12.2 .302 .413 .305 26.2
2020 Curveball -2.3 -4 166 15.7 55 .245 .302 .257 25.6 25.5 30.4 .204 .287 .221 17.9
2020 Changeup -1.4 -4 288 27.2 78 .167 .321 .206 44.7 39.7 33.3 .188 .349 .219 42.6
2020 4-Seamer 0.2 1 437 41.2 92 .321 .536 .388 14.5 18.5 16.8 .305 .581 .374 45.6
2019 Cutter -3.7 0 4 0.1 1 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 33.3 .000
2019 Sinker 2.4 4 164 5.3 44 .390 .659 .465 7.4 15.9 15.6 .350 .554 .402 44.1
2019 Curveball -2.7 -12 456 14.6 142 .139 .241 .187 32.0 26.8 22.2 .180 .287 .215 20.2
2019 Slider 1.0 5 500 16.1 151 .308 .420 .320 27.2 21.2 13.7 .284 .430 .310 35.3
2019 Changeup -2.9 -20 682 21.9 199 .194 .298 .229 27.8 23.6 22.6 .232 .362 .274 32.4
2019 4-Seamer -1.2 -15 1272 40.9 257 .242 .418 .296 18.1 23.0 21.7 .248 .448 .310 39.2
2019 Splitter 5.4 0 7 0.2 0.0
2018 Sinker -2.3 -4 184 5.7 42 .220 .341 .252 11.8 7.1 13.6 .287 .406 .313 34.2
2018 Curveball -1.6 -5 350 10.9 101 .181 .319 .247 34.7 29.7 26.1 .197 .309 .252 23.4
2018 Changeup -2.1 -14 657 20.5 180 .180 .263 .231 33.3 23.3 22.5 .237 .345 .288 31.7
2018 Slider 0.7 4 555 17.3 182 .244 .430 .310 32.9 27.5 20.4 .227 .404 .289 32.3
2018 4-Seamer -0.1 -1 1383 43.1 291 .289 .515 .366 14.7 18.2 18.2 .294 .525 .375 38.6
2017 Sinker 1.2 4 284 9.0 61 .316 .544 .392 14.9 14.8 15.0 .301 .567 .404 44.9
2017 Curveball -2.0 -8 402 12.7 88 .176 .294 .213 36.0 28.4 23.4 .212 .340 .246 21.3
2017 Changeup -1.8 -9 498 15.7 148 .230 .302 .274 33.6 21.6 23.9 .209 .305 .251 24.1
2017 Slider -0.3 -2 691 21.8 222 .183 .361 .266 44.9 38.7 24.7 .198 .357 .263 25.2
2017 4-Seamer -0.6 -7 1213 38.3 263 .264 .438 .328 13.4 21.7 17.8 .253 .477 .335 37.8
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Observed Spin-Based Gap Observed Spin-Based
2020 Slider 168 84.5 47 8.6 10:00 11:00 60
2020 Curveball 162 70.4 75 18.4 7:15 7:30 15
2020 Changeup 282 84.7 82 14.5 2:15 1:15 -60
2020 4-Seam Fastball 419 88.0 79 16.7 12:15 12:30 15
! 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
2016 653 2449 -1 -12 10 6 2
2017 840 3307 -8 -31 10 10 -19
2018 829 3200 -13 -36 16 8 -25
2019 908 3502 -7 -48 7 11 -38
2020 331 1306 3 -18 5 4 -6
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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 43.6 68.2 81.9 31.5 57.6 43.5 64.1 47.5 27.2 6.2 79.0
2016 2503 44.8 65.7 87.5 34.8 61.3 45.3 67.8 48.7 22.8 5.5 72.5
2017 3163 45.0 62.8 81.3 32.0 54.1 43.7 62.4 45.9 29.1 5.7 70.0
2018 3212 44.3 62.4 80.6 31.5 63.6 45.3 67.0 45.2 26.0 5.8 67.2
2019 3113 44.6 63.3 84.1 33.0 63.2 43.8 67.3 46.5 24.2 6.0 71.8
2020 1060 43.6 59.5 82.9 26.3 53.5 43.7 61.9 40.8 27.8 6.4 64.7
ALL 16290 44.4 64.1 82.9 32.1 59.6 44.3 65.4 46.3 26.1 5.9 71.7
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

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 7.0 33.4 40.1 26.4 2.7 38.5 25.1 22.1 3.2 4.0
2016 47.0 18.7 27.2 7.1 36.4 37.4 26.2 2.6 34.8 22.8 25.8 4.3 6.9
2017 47.9 20.1 25.1 6.8 34.4 43.4 22.2 5.4 34.0 22.7 21.3 6.1 7.0
2018 45.5 23.7 25.7 5.1 34.5 43.1 22.3 3.0 34.3 23.7 25.4 6.3 6.4
2019 46.3 20.7 26.1 6.8 33.1 38.7 28.0 2.5 36.0 23.1 24.4 6.1 6.3
2020 42.9 18.9 30.1 8.2 31.6 42.3 26.0 4.6 32.7 25.0 24.0 5.6 8.2
ALL 46.9 20.0 26.5 6.7 34.1 40.7 25.1 3.3 35.4 23.6 23.8 5.2 6.2
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 94 85 89 86 96 22 77 73 89 72 93 80 94 45 88 75
2016 47 41 31 23 71 12 28 69 77 43 78 45 47 35 79 66
2017 78 76 59 40 92 4 28 49 69 79 91 81 78 23 84 71
2018 55 44 39 38 74 7 49 63 66 59 93 56 55 12 71 53
2019 80 56 63 68 91 9 64 77 75 52 98 40 80 11 63 44
2020 66 41 41 40 85 4 34 77 59 55 98 58 66 5 59 38
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 22.3 27 27.2 -0.2 14 21 12 44.4
2020 24.4 9 9.9 -0.9 14 7 4 44.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 27 29 33 30 36 23 22 29 27 29 40 30 18 19 24 32 20 29 18 29 18 24 23 30 30 31 31 27 27 25 34
2020 9 13 10 10 10 11 10 10 11 9 18 10 6 9 9 10 7 9 9 9 6 10 10 9 10 12 11 8 11 9 10
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.3 91.8 -0.5 90.8 -1 89.6 -1.2 89.9 0.3 87.9 -2
Offspeed Velocity 88.7 88.1 -0.6 87.1 -1 86.5 -0.6 87.3 0.8 84.7 -2.6
Breaking Velocity 83.2 82.2 -1 80.1 -2.1 77.7 -2.4 77 -0.7 77.5 0.5
Exit Velocity 87.3 87.8 0.5 87.2 -0.6 87.9 0.7 87.5 -0.4 86.8 -0.7
Launch Angle 9.8 11.1 1.3 9.7 -1.4 10.4 0.7 11 0.6 11.7 0.7
Barrel % 4 6.9 2.9 7 0.1 6.4 -0.6 6.3 -0.1 8.2 1.9
Hard Hit % 27.8 30.9 3.1 30.8 -0.1 33.5 2.7 33.3 -0.2 35.2 1.9
Sweet Spot % 28.4 32.1 3.7 31.2 -0.9 35.4 4.2 34.1 -1.3 34.7 0.6
xBA .214 .257 0.043 .227 -0.03 .249 0.022 .243 -0.006 .249 0.006
BA .187 .262 0.075 .23 -0.032 .231 0.001 .228 -0.003 .256 0.028
xwOBA .258 .321 0.063 .292 -0.029 .31 0.018 .288 -0.022 .286 -0.002
wOBA .224 .318 0.094 .282 -0.036 .286 0.004 .263 -0.023 .289 0.026
xSLG .321 .439 0.118 .399 -0.04 .414 0.015 .397 -0.017 .422 0.025
SLG .276 .444 0.168 .387 -0.057 .39 0.003 .364 -0.026 .405 0.041
K% 23.7 20.1 -3.6 26.8 6.7 23.7 -3.1 23.1 -0.6 24.5 1.4
BB% 4.7 6.1 1.4 5.6 -0.5 5.1 -0.5 3.7 -1.4 3.3 -0.4
Swing % 47.5 48.7 1.2 45.9 -2.8 45.2 -0.7 46.5 1.3 40.8 -5.7
Whiff% 27.2 22.8 -4.4 29.1 6.3 26 -3.1 24.2 -1.8 27.8 3.6
In Zone Swing % 43.6 44.8 1.2 45 0.2 44.3 -0.7 44.6 0.3 43.6 -1
Out of Zone Swing % 56.4 55.2 -1.2 55 -0.2 55.7 0.7 55.4 -0.3 56.4 1
First Pitch Swing % 33.3 34.6 1.3 26.6 -8 27.9 1.3 33 5.1 24.2 -8.8
First Pitch Strike % 64.1 67.8 3.7 62.4 -5.4 67 4.6 67.3 0.3 61.9 -5.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 648 .319 290 47 16.2 358 122 34.1
2017 795 .282 391 1 0.3 404 102 25.2
2018 835 .287 457 37 8.1 378 160 42.3
2019 808 .263 413 93 22.5 395 199 50.4
2020 272 .290 134 40 29.9 138 61 44.2

Pitch Distribution