Zack Greinke

SP / Arizona Diamondbacks / EXP: 12YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 195 lb Age: 32 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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      Zack Greinke coming back to earth?

      Zack Greinke is coming off one of the most historic seasons in recent baseball history. He was the first pitcher since Greg Maddux to post an ERA below 1.7 and a WHIP below 0.9. Of course, it was historic for several other reasons as well. Most notably, of the 17 pitchers to post those numbers in the past Greinke had the highest FIP (2.76) by nearly a half a run. More telling, that FIP doesn't even take into account Greinke's 7.3 percent HR/FB rate. Factoring that number in, Fangraphs comes up with an xFIP of 3.22 which is probably a more accurate representation of what Greinke's ERA should be in 2016. That ERA is will be fine as long as he matches his 19 wins and 222 innings from 2015 and strikes more batters out. None of those outcomes are particularly likely and neither is Greinke finishing as a top ten pitcher in 2016.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Diamondbacks' Zack Greinke: Get six years, $206 million from Diamondbacks

      Greinke agreed to a six-year, $206 million contract with the Diamondbacks on Friday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. The financial details are coming to light, and they are eye-popping. Greinke's $34.3 million average annual salary will be the highest in Major League Baseball history, though there will reportedly be deferrals until some of the later years of the contract. Regardless, it was too good of a deal to pass up for Greinke, who was said to be considering a return to Los Angeles or signing with San Francisco. The change in home parks could hurt him some, but Greinke should get plenty of run support on a Diamondbacks team that finished second in the NL in runs scored last season with 720.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Diamondbacks' Zack Greinke: Agrees to deal with Diamondbacks

      Greinke agreed to a contract with the Diamondbacks on Friday, pending a physical, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. Details are still somewhat scarce, but multiple outlets are reporting that it's a done deal, with Jon Heyman of CBS Sports adding that it's a six-year contract. It was believed Greinke had narrowed his decision down to the Dodgers and Giants, but Arizona swooped in and landed the ace it so desperately coveted.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Zack Greinke: Rejects qualifying offer

      Greinke rejected the Dodgers' qualifying offer Friday and will remain a free agent. This was more of a formality than anything else, as there was no chance Greinke would accept the one-year, $15.8 million deal. The 32-year-old is in line for a massive contract, potentially the most lucrative one of the 2015 offseason, and the Dodgers will now get a draft pick as compensation if he doesn't return to Los Angeles.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Zack Greinke: Extended qualifying offer

      Greinke was extended a qualifying offer by the Dodgers on Friday, Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times reports. The move is simply a procedural one, as even if Greinke returns to the Dodgers, as many believe will happen, it won't be on the qualifying offer. The 32-year-old had his best season yet in 2015 and will likely earn a massive contract in free agency, despite his age.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Dodgers' Zack Greinke: Will become free agent after opting out of contract

      Greinke opted out of his contract Wednesday, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports. Greinke opted out of the remaining three years and $71 million on his contract, so it stands to reason that he will garner more than that amount on the open market. The Dodgers seem to be the early front-runners to re-acquire their ace, but it remains to be seen how much Greinke might earn with some teams reportedly scared off by his age (he turned 32 in October).

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Dodgers stud starter Zack Greinke will opt of contract

      Dodgers standout starter and Cy Young Award candidate Zack Greinke will opt out of his contract, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. This move doesn't come as much of a surprise considering he was one of the best pitchers in baseball this season. Heyman speculates Greinke, by turning down the remaining $71 million over the next three seasons, could stand to make more money on the open market, even with pitchers such as David Price and Johnny Cueto likely to reach free agency as well. The Dodgers and their open wallets seem to be the front-runners to re-sign the superstar pitcher, but with Greinke turning 32 in a week it remains to be seen how lucrative and lengthy a contract they are willing to offer. The team has little starting depth beyond Clayton Kershaw and Greinke at this point.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Mets stud SP Jacob deGrom potential Game 5 starter

      Mets standout starter Jacob DeGrom would receive the start in Game 5 against the Dodgers should it be required, Marc Carig of Newsday reports. DeGrom pitched a nearly flawless first playoff outing, tossing seven scoreless innings with 13 strikeouts, and could be rewarded with another National League Division Series start because of it. If that's the case, he would potentially be matched up with either Clayton Kershaw or Zack Greinke.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Dodgers' Zack Greinke excels in final tune-up for postseason on Saturday

      Dodgers starter Zack Greinke (19-3) was brilliant on Saturday, allowing one run on four hits and a walk across eight innings in a win over San Diego. He struck out eight. The fantastic seaon continues for Greinke and he's put a nice stamp on his Cy Young resume with this final start. Any other season or in the AL, Greinke would be an easy winner, but with the performances of Jake Arrieta and Clayton Kershaw, the award is up in the air right now. Greinke finished his year with a 1.66 ERA and 0.84 WHIP with an even 200 strikeouts in 32 starts this season.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Dodgers SP Zack Greinke fails to take home win in Monday's start

      Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke took a no-decision Monday against the Giants, as he allowed two runs on four hits and three walks over seven innings. He also struck out seven. The calf injury that cost Greinke a start didn't seem to be bothering him Monday night. In his return, Greinke extended his quality start streak to nine despite tying a season high with his three walks. His K:BB sits at 192:39 as his ERA actually went up to 1.68 after Monday's outing. Greinke hasn't thrown over 100 pitches since Sept. 1 and should be fresh for the playoffs.

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