Zack Greinke
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 2" 200LBS | Age: 40
Draft: 2002 | Rd: 1, #6, Kansas City Royals | Apopka HS (FL)
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 11 6 4.16 30 29 0 171 120 1.17
2022 4 9 3.68 26 26 0 137 73 1.34
2023 2 15 5.06 30 27 0 142.1 97 1.27
20 Seasons 225 156 3.49 586 541 1 3,389.1 2,979 1.17
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 30 11-6 4.16 171 120 1.17
2022 26 4-9 3.68 137 73 1.34
2023 30 2-15 5.06 142.1 97 1.27
20 Seasons 586 225-156 3.49 3,389.1 2,979 1.17
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 31 3239 598 24 4.0 2.8 87.3 113.9 9.8 28.1 .211 .318 .225 .255 .311 27.8 23.7 4.7 1.66 2.64
2016 32 2503 492 34 6.9 5.1 87.9 117.4 10.9 32.1 .257 .437 .319 .317 .376 30.9 20.1 6.1 4.37 4.25
2017 33 3163 541 40 7.4 5.0 87.4 114.8 10.2 31.6 .224 .395 .282 .288 .370 30.9 26.8 5.6 3.20 3.52
2018 34 3212 591 38 6.4 4.5 87.9 113.0 10.4 35.4 .245 .406 .286 .303 .375 33.5 23.7 5.1 3.21 3.87
2019 35 3113 589 37 6.3 4.6 87.5 114.0 11.0 34.1 .238 .389 .263 .281 .349 33.3 23.1 3.7 2.93 3.43
2020 36 1060 196 16 8.2 5.9 86.8 115.9 11.7 34.7 .249 .421 .293 .299 .381 35.2 24.5 3.3 4.03 3.76
2021 37 2577 539 35 6.5 5.0 88.3 113.2 10.6 35.3 .266 .430 .309 .319 .364 35.4 17.2 5.2 4.16 4.32
2022 38 2272 482 33 6.8 5.6 88.9 111.7 12.6 34.4 .284 .441 .321 .336 .365 39.6 12.5 4.6 3.68 4.78
2023 39 2219 469 36 7.7 6.1 89.6 117.1 11.9 32.6 .290 .479 .332 .344 .394 38.8 16.4 3.9 5.06 5.10
Player 23358 4497 293 6.5 4.8 88.0 117.4 10.9 33.0 .249 .408 .288 .302 .363 33.6 21.2 4.8
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Greinke relies on 7 pitches.
Four Seamer
(26.5%) ,
Slider
(20.0%) ,
Changeup
(16.6%) ,
Sinker
(15.7%) ,
Curveball
(14.1%) ,
Cutter
(7.0%) ,
Slow Curve
(0.0%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 49.2 16.7 27.1 7.0 33.3 40.1 26.6 3.2 38.5 25.1 21.7 3.2 4.0 2.8
2016 47.0 18.7 27.2 7.1 35.4 37.0 26.0 3.3 34.6 22.4 25.8 4.3 6.9 5.1
2017 47.9 20.1 25.1 6.8 34.2 43.3 22.0 5.4 34.2 23.5 21.4 6.1 7.4 5.0
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 4.5
2019 46.3 20.7 26.1 6.8 33.1 38.7 28.0 2.7 36.0 23.1 24.4 6.1 6.3 4.6
2020 42.9 23.5 26.0 7.7 31.6 42.3 26.0 4.6 32.7 25.0 24.0 5.6 8.2 5.9
2021 45.6 23.9 25.0 5.4 36.7 35.6 27.6 4.8 34.1 23.6 25.2 5.8 6.5 5.0
2022 41.5 23.2 28.2 7.1 36.1 38.6 25.3 1.5 34.6 23.0 26.1 7.9 6.8 5.6
2023 43.7 25.8 25.2 5.3 35.4 37.3 27.3 2.1 33.5 24.1 25.2 7.2 7.7 6.1
Player 45.8 21.6 26.2 6.4 34.6 39.5 25.6 3.3 35.0 23.6 24.3 5.8 6.5 4.8
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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
2023 Curveball KC R 312 72.4 63.2 -1.7 -3 11.5 -0.3 -2
2023 Sinker KC R 348 89.8 24.3 0.1 0 14.8 0.8 6
2023 Changeup KC R 369 86.5 32.1 1.9 6 13.2 -0.8 -6
2023 4-Seam Fastball KC R 589 89.5 18.2 -0.6 -4 2.9 -2.5 -47
2023 Slider KC R 444 79.2 41.2 -2.0 -5 13.6 2.7 25
2023 Cutter KC R 156 85.2 33.2 -2.1 -7 6.9 3.5 101
2022 Curveball KC R 462 72.0 64.4 -1.9 -3 12.5 0.4 3
2022 Slider KC R 168 81.8 34.7 -5.9 -15 8.4 0.9 12
2022 Changeup KC R 374 86.5 32.6 2.9 10 12.8 -1.0 -7
2022 Cutter KC R 347 85.8 30.8 -0.6 -2 6.6 2.8 74
2022 4-Seam Fastball KC R 870 89.2 18.4 -0.9 -5 2.1 -3.6 -63
2022 Sinker KC R 51 89.4 24.2 0.5 2 11.7 -2.1 -15
2021 Changeup HOU R 573 86.4 32.1 2.8 10 12.8 -1.0 -7
2021 Cutter HOU R 1 87.0 21.9 6.7 23 2.3 -0.6 -19
2021 Sinker HOU R 147 89.5 23.1 -0.8 -3 13.0 -1.1 -8
2021 Slider HOU R 390 83.6 36.0 -2.0 -5 7.9 2.6 48
2021 4-Seam Fastball HOU R 1,026 88.9 18.0 -0.9 -5 1.3 -4.9 -79
2021 Curveball HOU R 428 71.1 65.1 -0.8 -1 11.3 -0.1 -1
2020 Slider HOU R 170 84.5 32.6 -4.2 -11 6.6 2.0 42
2020 Sinker HOU R 1 89.7 19.9 -3.2 -14 13.4 -0.8 -6
2020 4-Seam Fastball HOU R 432 88.1 17.8 0.1 1 1.2 -4.9 -81
2020 Changeup HOU R 232 86.2 32.4 3.5 12 13.1 -0.2 -2
2020 Curveball HOU R 166 70.4 67.0 -0.8 -1 10.7 -1.1 -10
2019 Split-Finger HOU R 7 80.1 38.3 -1.5 -4 9.3 -0.3 -3
2019 Slider HOU R 500 83.7 39.7 0.7 2 7.1 2.1 43
2019 4-Seam Fastball HOU R 1,272 89.9 17.8 -0.4 -2 2.0 -4.2 -68
2019 Curveball HOU R 456 70.6 68.9 1.5 2 12.4 1.2 11
2019 Sinker HOU R 164 90.4 22.0 -1.6 -7 13.3 -1.0 -7
2019 Cutter HOU R 4 89.4 24.0 2.0 8 5.4 3.6 203
2019 Changeup HOU R 682 87.4 32.4 3.2 11 12.5 -1.2 -9
2018 Curveball AZ R 350 71.2 68.3 2.0 3 11.9 1.4 13
2018 4-Seam Fastball AZ R 1,383 89.5 17.5 0.2 1 1.3 -4.9 -80
2018 Slider AZ R 555 83.4 38.2 -1.2 -3 7.1 2.0 40
2018 Changeup AZ R 657 86.5 33.0 3.2 11 12.0 -1.4 -11
2018 Sinker AZ R 184 90.0 21.8 -1.7 -7 11.9 -2.3 -16
2017 4-Seam Fastball AZ R 1,228 90.8 16.0 -0.5 -3 2.1 -5.3 -71
2017 Sinker AZ R 284 90.7 19.3 -2.3 -11 12.1 -2.4 -16
2017 Slider AZ R 710 84.0 36.9 0.3 1 6.2 1.5 31
2017 Changeup AZ R 505 87.1 30.2 3.0 11 13.1 -0.3 -2
2017 Curveball AZ R 406 74.3 63.4 2.8 5 11.8 2.0 21
2016 4-Seam Fastball AZ R 1,004 91.9 15.1 1.2 7 1.9 -5.0 -72
2016 Curveball AZ R 258 74.9 64.1 3.3 5 12.3 1.7 16
2016 Sinker AZ R 246 91.3 21.2 -0.9 -4 11.0 -2.6 -19
2016 Changeup AZ R 441 88.1 31.0 2.6 9 11.9 -0.4 -4
2016 Slider AZ R 513 85.9 35.8 0.9 3 8.1 3.0 59
2015 Sinker LAD R 313 91.8 23.6 1.2 6 11.0 -2.9 -21
2015 4-Seam Fastball LAD R 1,377 92.4 16.1 0.0 0 2.2 -4.7 -68
2015 Slider LAD R 604 87.4 34.7 1.3 4 6.9 1.9 39
2015 Changeup LAD R 581 88.7 33.4 4.9 17 11.6 -0.6 -5
2015 Curveball LAD R 285 74.3 64.9 3.5 6 11.4 1.2 12
! 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 %
2023 4-Seam Fastball -0.1 -1 589 26.5 138 .276 .472 .358 15.9 14.5 15.3 .322 .593 .406 47.2
2023 Slider 0.7 3 444 20.0 125 .214 .282 .249 23.1 20.0 15.7 .231 .331 .272 25.8
2023 Changeup -0.8 -3 369 16.6 110 .241 .370 .273 20.7 17.3 14.4 .271 .355 .276 36.7
2023 Sinker -0.6 -2 348 15.7 92 .333 .609 .436 8.1 14.1 16.7 .335 .568 .400 54.1
2023 Curveball -2.9 -9 313 14.1 75 .386 .729 .490 15.5 13.3 14.7 .307 .584 .388 36.1
2023 Cutter -2.0 -3 156 7.0 51 .320 .500 .353 18.6 15.7 12.3 .299 .527 .344 27.9
2022 4-Seam Fastball 1.0 9 870 38.3 179 .299 .455 .351 15.4 12.8 11.9 .332 .579 .411 50.7
2022 Curveball 1.6 8 462 20.3 150 .222 .347 .270 16.4 10.7 10.7 .233 .364 .265 28.8
2022 Changeup -1.9 -7 374 16.5 104 .309 .362 .346 16.7 10.6 8.4 .268 .324 .311 41.7
2022 Cutter -0.4 -1 347 15.3 90 .268 .354 .303 19.6 15.6 12.2 .284 .452 .358 34.8
2022 Slider -3.9 -7 168 7.4 52 .365 .615 .449 24.1 15.4 13.8 .288 .386 .307 34.1
2022 Sinker -6.5 -3 51 2.2 10 .500 .800 .560 23.5 10.0 33.3 .353 .523 .380 66.7
2021 4-Seam Fastball 0.4 4 1,026 39.8 255 .267 .492 .345 11.9 17.3 19.8 .291 .505 .355 47.2
2021 Changeup 1.1 6 573 22.2 168 .205 .263 .230 27.6 21.4 17.1 .205 .270 .237 30.1
2021 Curveball 0.0 0 428 16.6 124 .256 .504 .338 25.6 13.7 17.2 .279 .458 .335 23.5
2021 Slider -0.7 -3 390 15.1 120 .234 .432 .318 31.2 17.5 14.0 .244 .422 .311 27.5
2021 Sinker -2.2 -3 147 5.7 28 .423 .577 .455 14.5 7.1 9.1 .411 .574 .445 45.8
2021 Cutter 7.4 0 2 0.1 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .729 .827 .672 0.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball -0.2 -1 432 40.8 92 .321 .536 .388 14.4 18.5 17.0 .305 .579 .392 45.6
2020 Changeup 2.4 6 232 21.9 74 .149 .257 .173 46.6 41.9 34.1 .172 .305 .204 39.5
2020 Slider 0.2 0 170 16.0 48 .298 .426 .321 21.8 10.4 12.2 .301 .412 .317 26.2
2020 Curveball 2.5 4 166 15.7 55 .245 .302 .257 25.6 25.5 30.4 .206 .289 .232 17.9
2020 Sinker 37.0 0 1 0.1 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .000 .000 .000 0.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 1.2 15 1,272 40.9 257 .242 .418 .299 18.0 23.0 21.7 .244 .437 .302 39.2
2019 Changeup 2.6 18 682 21.9 199 .194 .298 .238 27.8 23.6 22.6 .227 .359 .268 32.4
2019 Slider -1.1 -5 500 16.1 151 .308 .420 .326 26.9 21.2 13.7 .280 .419 .302 35.3
2019 Curveball 2.3 11 456 14.6 142 .139 .241 .200 32.0 26.8 22.2 .173 .278 .207 20.2
2019 Sinker -2.7 -4 164 5.3 44 .390 .659 .465 7.4 15.9 15.6 .349 .558 .404 44.1
2019 Split-Finger -4.7 0 7 0.2 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2019 Cutter 3.8 0 4 0.1 1 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 33.3 -- -- .000 --
2018 4-Seam Fastball 0.1 1 1,383 43.1 291 .289 .515 .366 14.5 18.2 18.2 .290 .515 .367 38.6
2018 Changeup 2.2 15 657 20.5 180 .180 .263 .231 33.3 23.3 22.5 .236 .348 .286 31.7
2018 Slider -0.5 -3 555 17.3 182 .244 .430 .310 32.8 27.5 20.4 .224 .397 .283 32.3
2018 Curveball 1.6 6 350 10.9 101 .181 .319 .247 34.7 29.7 26.1 .194 .305 .248 23.4
2018 Sinker 2.2 4 184 5.7 42 .220 .341 .252 11.8 7.1 13.6 .272 .379 .295 34.2
2017 4-Seam Fastball 0.6 7 1,228 38.8 266 .266 .451 .336 13.4 21.8 18.0 .250 .468 .330 38.1
2017 Slider 0.4 3 710 22.4 228 .178 .350 .265 44.4 38.6 24.7 .194 .350 .260 24.4
2017 Changeup 1.9 9 506 16.0 148 .230 .302 .271 33.3 21.6 23.7 .199 .288 .235 24.1
2017 Curveball 1.6 6 406 12.8 91 .193 .341 .238 34.9 27.5 23.4 .222 .376 .262 23.4
2017 Sinker -1.1 -3 284 9.0 61 .316 .544 .392 14.9 14.8 15.0 .299 .557 .394 44.9
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 Changeup 355 86.5 86 14.4 1:45 2:45 -60
2023 Curveball 301 72.6 76 18.4 7:45 7:30 15
2023 Cutter 156 85.2 41 8.8 10:45 9:45 60
2023 4-Seam Fastball 583 89.5 80 15.4 12:45 12:15 30
2023 Sinker 345 89.8 83 17.8 1:00 2:00 -60
2023 Slider 419 79.2 52 14.6 8:30 9:00 -30
2022 Changeup 341 86.5 86 13.9 1:30 2:30 -60
2022 Curveball 458 72.0 78 19.5 7:45 7:30 15
2022 Cutter 336 85.8 47 8.9 11:15 10:00 75
2022 4-Seam Fastball 861 89.1 79 15.5 12:30 12:15 15
2022 Sinker 51 89.4 79 15.2 12:45 1:45 -60
2022 Slider 168 81.8 46 11.0 9:30 10:00 -30
2021 Changeup 540 86.4 84 14.0 1:30 2:30 -60
2021 Curveball 418 71.2 76 18.3 7:45 7:15 30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1,018 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
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
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 838 3,180 14 20 -7 -12 14
2009 908 3,453 38 23 -5 -9 48
2010 917 3,436 5 4 -4 -12 -7
2011 793 3,116 -12 23 -7 -9 -6
2012 866 3,379 13 29 -21 -9 12
2013 791 3,096 18 30 -18 -9 22
2014 844 3,304 10 22 -4 -8 20
2015 892 3,447 24 55 -10 -8 60
2016 664 2,493 1 16 -11 -5 1
2017 840 3,318 9 33 -11 -10 22
2018 835 3,209 13 38 -16 -8 26
2019 915 3,515 8 45 -7 -11 35
2020 332 1,308 -3 19 -4 -4 8
2021 726 2,693 1 26 -12 -11 5
2022 585 2,272 12 11 -15 -10 -2
2023 591 2,219 -6 13 -14 -7 -14
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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 3,239 43.5 69.1 81.0 31.8 57.0 43.5 64.1 48.1 26.8 6.2 80.5
2016 2,503 44.8 66.6 86.3 35.1 60.8 45.3 67.8 49.2 22.6 5.5 73.2
2017 3,163 44.8 63.3 80.8 32.4 53.6 43.5 62.4 46.2 28.9 5.7 71.1
2018 3,212 44.3 62.5 80.4 31.6 63.5 45.3 67.1 45.3 25.9 5.7 66.7
2019 3,113 44.6 63.7 83.7 33.1 62.9 43.7 67.3 46.7 24.1 6.1 72.1
2020 1,060 43.6 59.7 82.6 26.3 53.5 43.7 61.9 40.8 27.7 6.3 67.2
2021 2,577 45.9 66.4 87.4 28.8 59.6 42.9 66.0 46.0 21.8 6.7 76.2
2022 2,272 47.4 63.9 87.9 30.2 71.7 43.3 64.8 46.2 17.3 7.2 73.6
2023 2,219 49.0 66.4 88.8 27.9 67.1 42.4 66.4 46.8 17.3 7.8 75.6
Player 23,358 45.2 64.9 84.1 31.3 61.0 43.8 65.5 46.5 23.8 6.3 73.4
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 92 85 88 84 95 23 77 73 89 72 93 79 73 44 88 71 45
2016 43 36 28 23 66 12 28 66 77 43 78 45 96 32 80 63 46
2017 76 77 56 39 92 3 22 43 69 79 91 80 91 20 86 69 28
2018 56 42 39 38 75 7 49 63 67 59 93 58 87 10 75 51 29
2019 81 56 62 68 91 9 64 77 75 52 98 41 86 10 66 40 30
2020 64 39 41 41 86 4 34 77 59 55 98 57 36 3 66 36 24
2021 39 17 31 45 60 11 68 60 74 11 92 18 58 5 49 34 21
2022 15 3 14 33 31 16 60 39 31 1 93 2 57 4 65 40 16
2023 19 6 11 21 44 14 53 34 51 9 98 2 38 6 50 40 16
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 22.7 23 24.3 -1 7 20 11 47.8
2017 23.1 27 24.2 3 17 20 9 33.3
2018 22.8 28 25.4 3 16 16 13 46.4
2019 22.3 27 27.0 0 14 22 11 40.7
2020 24.4 9 10.6 -2 13 7 5 55.6
2021 23.8 31 27.4 4 12 16 15 48.4
2022 22.7 14 14.4 0 12 16 2 14.3
2023 23.2 25 24.8 0 5 22 9 36.0
Player 23.0 184 178.1 6 96 139 75 40.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 23 27 24 25 23 21 28 27 19 17 21 30