Zack Greinke: Professional hitter
Pitcher Zack Greinke is hitting .406/.486/.469 right now. No pitcher has hit over .400 with at least 30 at-bats since Allen Watson did so in 1995.
Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke went 2-for-2 with a double Saturday night against the Nationals, meaning he's now hitting a robust .406/.486/.469 on the season.
Greinke has only had 39 plate appearances this season, so obviously the likelihood of him continuing to put up these kinds of offensive numbers is very low -- he entered the season a career .170/.191/.302 hitter, after all -- but here's a look at the company he could join.
The following charts the only pitchers in baseball history -- or rather, since 1916, as that's the furthest back the data goes -- who hit over .400 in at least 30 at-bats. We'll throw in Greinke for comparison's sake.
Thanks to baseball-reference.com's outstanding play index, as usual.
|Pitchers over .400 in a season|