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21 Zack Greinke SP

Los Angeles Dodgers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
98%89%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
19.22-001.83142
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2014LAD1782.7132320000202.11906961191943207
2015LAD201.8333000019.2124411214

Player Updates

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Dodgers RHP Greinke good enough for second win Saturday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Good was good enough Saturday night for Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke.

Greinke was dominant in his first two starts this season. He was merely good against the hot-hitting Rockies and that earned him his second win.

Only a two-run homer by DJ LeMahieu in the seventh inning really marred his performance. He finished having yielded three earned runs on five hits in 6 2/3 inning with one walk and three strikeouts. His ERA nearly doubled to a still-wonderful 1.83.

"He was typical Zack," manager Don Mattingly said after the start, per MLB.com. "He located, he changed speeds. He had a couple quick innings in the middle that kept his pitch count down. He got sick a couple days ago and we sent him home early yesterday."

Greinke has now allowed just 12 hits and two walks in 19 2/3 innings. He will try to continue his fine start Thursday in San Francisco.

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Pitch framing has pitchers, catchers talking, debating
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

The new emphasis on pitch framing as a possible valuable skill for catchers has spurred debate among players at that position, as well as the pitchers who throw to them.

Among those who have entered into the conversation is Dodgers standout right-hander Zack Greinke, who is known as a sophisticated analysist, but is not convinced that pitch framing is a skill set that can make or break a catcher.

"I believe that some catchers are better at framing pitches," Greinke told the Orange County Register. "But I'm not a believer that it's as valuable as it's being made out to be. It's part of a catcher's skill set. It's not the most important part. Just because he frames good doesn't mean he's a good catcher."

Teammate and stud southpaw Clayton Kershaw takes a similar view.

"You just want strikes called strikes. ... I gues I'm in the middle," he offered. "I don't roll my eyes at it and I don't pay a whole lot of attention to it either."

Their catcher, A.J. Ellis, also didn't pay a whole lot of attention to it at one time. But he does now. Metrics that showed him lacking as a pitch framer, as well as the wave of the future, forced him to change his outlook.

"I was motivated by the realization that that aspect of catching was becoming highly valued by this new wave of analytical front-office types," said Ellis, who spent time in the offseason working on framing pitches. "And I know that deficiency in the long run could affect my future employment."

Ellis added that "every metric out there tells me that I'm very deficient in that area" and that the Dodgers front office personnel advised him of their awareness of it during spring training.

One must wonder what umpires think about the new pitch framing metric. After all, they believe they're calling a strike based on the zone rather than how a catcher frames the pitch.

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Dodgers' Zack Greinke has strong outing in win over Diamondbacks
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke pitched seven scoreless innings in Sunday's 7-4 win over the Diamondbacks. 

Greinke struck out seven batters and walked none. He gave up only five hits and faced 27 batters. His day ended with a pitch count of 102. Grienke (1-0) picked up his first win of the season and has a 0.69 ERA. 

"I tried to make good pitches and make the other team adjust," Greinke said, via the Associated Press. ''That was the plan, to kind of mix it up."

Manager Don Mattingly was happy Greinke was able to go so deep into the game, reports MLB.com.

"I thought that was what we really needed today, for him to go deep," Mattingly said. "Clayton wasn't quite Clayton last night. To have a second starter come out and give us that game, the more of that the better. That's what's going to be the difference for us."

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Dodgers' Zack Greinke posts quality start despite no-decision
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke turned in a quality start but was not backed by enough run-support in his season debut Tuesday night against the Padres.

Greinke allowed a run-scoring triple to Justin Upton in the opening frame for his only blemish of the night. He was charged with one run on two hits and no walks while striking out four over six innings of work.

"Zack was pretty good tonight," manager Don Mattingly said, per MLB.com. "His stuff was sharp."

The Padres scored the game-tying run in the seventh to knock him out of a decision. Of his 89 pitches, 60 were strikes. He opens the season with a 1.50 ERA.

"I had good command," Greinke said. "I located pretty well. I didn't throw many curves, but the other three pitches were pretty good and I mixed it up."

Greinke also spoke highly of catcher Yasmani Grandal, who made his first start Tuesday.

"He's been unbelievable back there," Greinke said. "As a catcher he's better than advertised. He's been as good as you could expect. His hands are great, he's blocked everything I've thrown. People stole on him last year, but he's had some really good throws in games I pitched this spring. His game-calling has been good. I couldn't draw up a better catcher at the moment."

Greinke will look for his first win of the season Sunday at Arizona. He went 3-0 with a 1.42 ERA in four starts against the Diamondbacks in 2014.

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Dodgers' Zack Greinke tweaks mechanics in minor-league start
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke made a mechanical adjustment in the fifth inning of his minor-league start Wednesday that led to a potential breakthrough, as he induced an inning-ending ground ball and struck out the next four batters, MLB.com reports.

"I tried something with a pitch and it came out perfect," Greinke said.

Greinke allowed two runs on five hits in seven innings while striking out nine and throwing 85 pitches Wednesday.

"Not many guys can make one pitch and completely turn their game around," catcher Yasmani Grandal said. "He was like, they're not going to hit me anymore. It was a mechanical thing, [pitching coach Rick Honeycutt] said something with his face or the way he was looking."

Greinke's next start will come April 7 against the Padres in his regular-season debut.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Starting Pitchers 8 15 150.58
Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Colorado 6.210 4.05013
vs LHB 6.200 0.00016
vs RHB 13.000 2.77018
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
4/7SD0006.02114
4/12@ARI1007.05007
4/18COL1006.25313
Two Week Schedule
APRIL
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
5
6
SD
W6-3
7
SD
L3-7
8
SD
W7-4
9
10
@Ariz
L3-4
11
@Ariz
L0-6
12
@Ariz
W7-4
13
Sea
W6-5
14
Sea
W6-5
15
Sea
W5-2
16
17
Colo
W7-3
18
Colo
W6-3
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2004KC811 3.9724240000 145.0143646426826100
2005KC517 5.8033332000 183.0233125118231353114
2006KC10 4.26300000 6.17331035
2007KC77 3.6952140011 122.0122525012336106
2008KC1310 3.4732321000 202.1202877821456183
2009KC168 2.1633336300 229.1195645511451242
2010KC1014 4.1733333000 220.021911410218755181
2011MIL166 3.8328280000 171.2161827319445201
2012MIL-LAA155 3.4834340000 212.1200848218254200
2013LAD154 2.6328281100 177.2152545213746148
2014LAD178 2.7132320000 202.1190696119243207
2015LAD20 1.83330000 19.2124411214
Total 12590 3.53335294134111891.21836802742182554701701
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2004KC24200000100 .000 .000 .000
2005KC33211110000 .5002.000 .500
2006KC3000000000 --- --- ---
2007KC52100000100 .000 .000 .000
2008KC32702000100 .286 .429 .286
2009KC33601000200 .167 .333 .167
2010KC33600000100 .000 .000 .000
2011MIL294967113910 .192 .204 .143
2012MIL-LAA373337120800 .206 .394 .212
2013LAD29585190471020 .409 .379 .328
2014LAD32605121351100 .262 .350 .200
2015LAD3711000200 .143 .143 .143
Total 3402312150411154630 .266 .329 .216
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2004KCP2424281315011.000
2005KCP333345192512 .978
2006KCP30101001.000
2007KCP521418117001.000
2008KCP323236112411 .972
2009KCP333347113514 .979
2010KCP333349143411 .980
2011MILP2828351322031.000
2012MIL-LAAP3434532231031.000
2013LADP2828471631041.000
2014LADP323259283018 .983
2015LADP33624001.000
Total  335294424160259527 .988
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2004KC3131190 0.7353011 .256599 11.0 .4540
2005KC0189226 0.9053124 .309829 14.7 .4830
2006KC267 0.8600000 .28028 14.2 .4000
2007KC591149 0.6873113 .265507 11.9 .4270
2008KC1201205 1.0524318 .257851 11.7 .4060
2009KC0195228 0.9359205 .230915 9.8 .3360
2010KC1251205 1.331211304 .260919 11.5 .3880
2011MIL0173130 1.42861010 .245715 11.0 .4120
2012MIL-LAA0239173 1.4897508 .249868 10.9 .3660
2013LAD1207157 1.4034205 .234717 10.4 .3550
2014LAD3222157 1.54620012 .247821 10.5 .3730
2015LAD02619 1.4711002 .17174 6.9 .2710
Total 1619311846 1.13635318562 .2547843 11.2 .3950
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2011MIL11 6.48330000 16.223151241413
2013LAD11 2.57330000 21.0146600217
2014LAD00 0.00110000 7.02000127
Total 22 3.63770000 44.239211842837
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2002 A-Wilmington00 0.0010000 2.01000000
2002 A-Spokane00 7.7122000 4.29440005
2002 R-Royals00 1.9333000 4.23110034
2003 AA-Wichita43 3.2399000 53.058201953534
2003 A-Wilmington111 1.141414310 87.0561611521378
2004AAA-Omaha11 2.5166000 28.2258822623
2006 AA-Wichita83 4.341817100105.29653511262794
2011AFA-Brevard County Manat00 0.0011000 3.01000004
2011AAA-Nashville Sounds01 4.9122000 7.110441029
2013AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua00 6.2311000 4.16831004
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/195
Birthdate:
10/21/1983
Age:
31
Hometown:
Orlando, FL
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Los Angeles Dodgers
College:
No College
MLB Experience:
12
Awards:

2003: Minor League Player of the Year
2009: AL Cy Young;AL ERA Leader
2014: NL Gold Glove-SP
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