Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke is a pretty impressive all-around player. Not only is he an excellent pitcher (7-1 with a 2.06 ERA right now isn't too shabby), but he's pretty adept with the bat as well. In 16 at-bats so far this year, Greinke has four hits, meaning he's hitting .250 -- but with two walks and three doubles, his OPS is .771.
Which brings us to ...
Sure enough, here are the Royals leaders in OPS:
Now, my headline was hyperbole and context is necessary. Greinke himself isn't "qualified" and his 19 plate appearances is a real small sample. This does, however, say something about the offensively-challenged Royals, who enter Tuesday 13 in the AL in runs, 12th in on-base percentage and last in both slugging percentage and OPS. Oh, yes, and last in homers with just 15 -- or the same number that Jose Abreu has all by himself.
Greinke, meanwhile, shouldn't be considered as a guy hitting outside his ability. He hit .328/.409/.379 with three doubles and four RBI last season. He's now 23-for-74 with six extra-base hits and nine walks since joining the Dodgers.
Considering Greinke pitched the first seven years of his career with the American League Royals, this is even more impressive.