Zack Greinke
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 200LBS | Age: 39

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 4 9 3.68 26 26 0 137.0 73 1.34
19 Seasons 223 141 3.42 556 514 1 3247.0 2882 1.17
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 26 4-9 3.68 137.0 73 1.34
19 Seasons 556 223-141 3.42 3247.0 2882 1.17

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 .225 .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 .376 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 .239 .390 .263 .282 .350 33.3 23.1 3.7 2.93 3.46
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 .320 .365 35.4 17.2 5.2 4.16 4.35
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
Player 21139 4028 257 6.4 4.7 87.8 117.4 10.8 33.0 .245 .400 .284 .298 .359 33.0 21.7 4.9
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Greinke relies on 6 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(38.1%) ,
Curveball
(20.3%) ,
Changeup
(16.5%) ,
Cutter
(13.9%) ,
Slider
(8.4%) ,
Sinker
(2.8%) ,


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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
Player 46.1 21.1 26.3 6.5 34.5 39.7 25.4 3.5 35.1 23.6 24.2 5.6 6.4 4.7
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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
2022 Changeup KC R 374 86.5 32.6 2.9 10 12.8 -1.0 -7
2022 Sinker KC R 64 89.3 23.0 -0.8 -3 10.8 -3.0 -22
2022 Slider KC R 191 82.2 34.4 -5.7 -14 8.1 -0.1 -1
2022 Curveball KC R 462 72.0 64.4 -1.9 -3 12.5 0.4 3
2022 4-Seamer KC R 865 89.1 18.4 -1.0 -6 2.0 -3.8 -66
2022 Cutter KC R 316 85.8 30.9 -0.7 -2 6.7 2.9 77
2021 Changeup HOU R 573 86.4 32.1 2.8 10 12.8 -1.0 -7
2021 Curveball HOU R 428 71.1 65.1 -0.8 -1 11.3 -0.1 -1
2021 4-Seamer HOU R 1,027 88.9 18.0 -0.9 -6 1.3 -4.9 -79
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 -2.1 -5 7.9 2.3 42
2020 Changeup HOU R 232 86.2 32.4 3.5 12 13.1 -0.2 -2
2020 Sinker HOU R 1 89.7 19.9 -3.2 -14 13.4 -0.8 -6
2020 4-Seamer HOU R 432 88.1 17.8 0.1 1 1.2 -4.9 -81
2020 Curveball HOU R 166 70.4 67.0 -0.8 -1 10.7 -1.1 -10
2020 Slider HOU R 170 84.5 32.6 -4.2 -11 6.6 1.8 38
2019 Changeup HOU R 682 87.4 32.4 3.2 11 12.5 -1.2 -9
2019 Cutter HOU R 4 89.4 24.0 1.9 7 5.4 3.6 208
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 4-Seamer HOU R 1,272 89.9 17.8 -0.4 -2 2.0 -4.2 -68
2019 Splitter 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 1.8 34
2018 Slider AZ R 555 83.4 38.2 -1.2 -3 7.1 1.8 34
2018 4-Seamer AZ R 1,383 89.5 17.5 0.2 1 1.3 -4.9 -80
2018 Curveball AZ R 350 71.2 68.3 2.0 3 11.9 1.4 13
2018 Sinker AZ R 184 90.0 21.8 -1.7 -7 11.9 -2.3 -16
2018 Changeup AZ R 657 86.5 33.0 3.2 11 12.0 -1.4 -10
2017 Changeup AZ R 505 87.1 30.2 3.0 11 13.1 -0.2 -2
2017 4-Seamer AZ R 1,228 90.8 16.0 -0.5 -3 2.1 -5.3 -71
2017 Curveball AZ R 406 74.3 63.4 2.7 4 11.8 2.0 21
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 0.2 1 6.2 1.3 26
2016 Slider AZ R 513 85.9 35.5 3.0 9 8.1 2.9 56
2016 Sinker AZ R 246 91.3 20.6 0.9 4 11.0 -2.5 -19
2016 4-Seamer AZ R 1,004 91.9 14.9 -0.5 -4 1.9 -4.9 -72
2016 Curveball AZ R 258 74.9 63.0 4.0 7 12.3 1.9 18
2016 Changeup AZ R 441 88.1 29.8 4.0 15 11.9 -0.4 -3
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer -1.0 -9 865 38.1 175 .294 .448 .347 15.6 13.1 11.7 .332 .581 .412 50.0
2022 Curveball -1.6 -7 462 20.3 150 .222 .347 .270 16.4 10.7 10.7 .233 .365 .265 28.8
2022 Changeup 1.9 7 374 16.5 104 .309 .362 .346 16.7 10.6 8.4 .268 .323 .311 41.7
2022 Cutter 0.7 2 316 13.9 85 .273 .364 .310 20.5 16.5 13.3 .280 .455 .360 34.4
2022 Slider 2.9 6 191 8.4 57 .351 .579 .425 22.6 14.0 12.1 .294 .389 .309 34.7
2022 Sinker 5.0 3 64 2.8 14 .500 .786 .554 18.2 7.1 33.3 .338 .514 .367 69.2
2021 4-Seamer -0.4 -4 1,027 39.9 255 .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 .206 .271 .237 30.1
2021 Curveball 0.0 0 428 16.6 124 .256 .504 .338 25.6 13.7 17.2 .279 .459 .335 23.5
2021 Slider 0.7 3 391 15.2 121 .232 .429 .315 31.0 17.4 14.0 .249 .426 .314 27.2
2021 Sinker 2.2 3 147 5.7 28 .423 .577 .455 14.5 7.1 9.1 .411 .574 .445 45.8
2021 N/A 7.3 1 9 0.3 1 1.000 2.000 1.250 33.3 0.0 -- .483 .762 .527 100.0
2020 4-Seamer 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 .306 .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 N/A 2.1 1 57 5.4 3 .667 2.000 1.083 22.2 0.0 0.0 .595 1.467 .840 100.0
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-Seamer -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 .228 .363 .270 32.4
2019 Slider 1.0 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 .174 .278 .207 20.2
2019 Sinker 2.7 4 164 5.3 44 .390 .659 .465 7.4 15.9 15.6 .349 .558 .405 44.1
2019 Splitter 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-Seamer -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 0.6 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 .306 .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-Seamer -0.6 -7 1,228 38.8 266 .266 .451 .336 13.4 21.8 18.0 .250 .469 .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 .236 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.
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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 14.0 1:30 2:30 -60
2021 Curveball 418 71.2 76 18.3 7:45 7:15 30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1,019 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
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 305 85.8 46 8.9 11:15 10:00 75
2022 4-Seam Fastball 856 89.1 79 15.4 12:30 12:15 15
2022 Sinker 64 89.3 80 15.5 12:45 1:45 -60
2022 Slider 191 82.2 46 10.7 9:30 10:00 -30
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 838 3,180 -14 -20 7 12 -15
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 5
2012 866 3,379 -13 -29 21 9 -12
2013 791 3,096 -18 -30 18 9 -21
2014 844 3,304 -10 -22 4 8 -19
2015 892 3,447 -24 -56 10 8 -61
2016 664 2,493 -1 -16 11 5 -1
2017 840 3,318 -9 -33 11 10 -21
2018 835 3,209 -13 -38 16 8 -26
2019 915 3,515 -9 -45 7 11 -36
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
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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
Player 21,139 44.9 64.8 83.6 31.6 60.5 43.9 65.4 46.5 24.5 6.1 73.1
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 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 46 88 72 46
2016 43 36 28 23 66 12 28 66 77 43 78 45 96 36 79 63 47
2017 76 76 56 38 92 3 22 43 69 79 91 80 91 24 85 69 30
2018 56 42 39 38 74 7 49 63 67 59 93 58 87 13 72 51 30
2019 81 55 61 68 91 9 64 77 75 52 98 41 86 12 64 40 32
2020 64 39 41 41 85 4 34 77 59 55 98 57 36 5 63 36 24
2021 38 17 31 45 59 11 68 60 74 11 92 18 58 8 46 35 21
2022 15 3 14 33 31 16 60 39 31 1 93 2 57 4 66 41 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 24.6 -2 6 21 10 43.5
2017 23.1 27 24.5 3 12 18 12 44.4
2018 22.8 28 24.6 3 17 13 14 50.0
2019 22.3 27 27.6 -1 17 20 13 48.1
2020 24.4 9 11.4 -2 14 7 5 55.6
2021 23.8 31 28.8 2 11 20 13 41.9
2022 22.4 14 15.1 -1 11 17 2 14.3
Player 23.0 159 156.5 3 88 116 69 43.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 23 27 30 23 26 27 22 27 23 24 26 27 16 21 20 28 24 27 18 24 33 17 21 27 26 27 30 21 16 26 33
2017 27 24 32 24 23 25 22 24 27 28 29 22 19 18 21 29 22 27 16 28 37 20 19 25 23 25 26 20 23 23 33
2018 28 29 31 22 22 28 21 30 24 20 26 25 18 19 22 26 21 29 19 22 28 24 23 22 27 26 29 22 24 23 35
2019 27 31 33 29 27 28 25 32 26 28 36 29 20 18 22 32 21 33 16 24 34 24 24 29 30 29 32 25 28 27 36
2020 9 12 11 8 10 12 0 12 12 12 18 11 7 9 9 11 11 16 7 9 12 12 12 11 15 12 10 8 11 10 18
2021 31 30 33 24 31 30 29 31 31 29 28 29 24 23 26 33 33 27 27 29 29 26 26 32 28 31 31 26 29 26 34
2022 14 15 16 15 15 17 14 10 13 14 14 14 10 10 13 18 19 18 16 14 18 16 16 15 16 15 19 11 21 9 21
Player 159 168 186 145 154 167 133 166 156 155 177 157 114 118 133 177 151 177 119 150 191 139 141 161 165 165 177 133 152 144 210
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and 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 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.3 91.8 -0.5 90.8 -1 89.6 -1.2 89.9 0.3 88.1 -1.8 89 0.9 88.3 -0.7
Offspeed Velocity 88.7 88.1 -0.6 87.1 -1 86.5 -0.6 87.3 0.8 84.7 -2.6 86.3 1.6 86.5 0.2
Breaking Velocity 83.1 82.2 -0.9 80.2 -2 77.7 -2.5 77 -0.7 77.3 0.3 77 -0.3 75 -2
Exit Velocity 87.3 87.9 0.6 87.4 -0.5 87.9 0.5 87.5 -0.4 86.8 -0.7 88.3 1.5 88.9 0.6
Launch Angle 9.8 10.9 1.1 10.2 -0.7 10.4 0.2 11 0.6 11.7 0.7 10.6 -1.1 12.6 2
Barrel % 4 6.9 2.9 7.4 0.5 6.4 -1 6.3 -0.1 8.2 1.9 6.5 -1.7 6.8 0.3
Hard Hit % 27.8 30.9 3.1 30.9 0 33.5 2.6 33.3 -0.2 35.2 1.9 35.4 0.2 39.6 4.2
Sweet Spot % 28.1 32.1 4 31.6 -0.5 35.4 3.8 34.1 -1.3 34.7 0.6 35.3 0.6 34.4 -0.9
xBA .211 .257 0.046 .225 -0.032 .245 0.02 .239 -0.006 .249 0.01 .266 0.017 .284 0.018
BA .187 .262 0.075 .23 -0.032 .231 0.001 .228 -0.003 .256 0.028 .252 -0.004 .286 0.034
xwOBA .255 .317 0.062 .288 -0.029 .303 0.015 .282 -0.021 .299 0.017 .32 0.021 .336 0.016
wOBA .225 .319 0.094 .282 -0.037 .286 0.004 .263 -0.023 .293 0.03 .309 0.016 .321 0.012
xSLG .318 .437 0.119 .395 -0.042 .406 0.011 .39 -0.016 .421 0.031 .43 0.009 .441 0.011
SLG .276 .444 0.168 .387 -0.057 .39 0.003 .364 -0.026 .405 0.041 .434 0.029 .417 -0.017
K% 23.7 20.1 -3.6 26.8 6.7 23.7 -3.1