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17 Grayson Greiner C

Detroit Tigers

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161.188310

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April 13, 2021 03:44 PM
Tigers' Grayson Greiner: Launches first home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Greiner went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Monday's 6-2 victory over the Astros.

The Tigers tagged Zack Greinke for six runs in the contest, with Greiner's two-run homer in the second inning drawing first blood. Greiner later singled in the fifth inning to drive in Jonathan Schoop. Monday marked just the fourth start for the 28-year-old this season as he plays second fiddle to Wilson Ramos behind the plate.

April 4, 2021 11:44 AM
Tigers' Grayson Greiner: Starting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Greiner is starting at catcher and batting eighth in Sunday's game against Cleveland.

Greiner picks up his first start of the season, giving Wilson Ramos a day off in the series finale. Greiner slashed just .118/.182/.333 last year, so he shouldn't be expected to do much with the bat when he plays in 2021.

March 25, 2021 06:48 PM
Tigers' Grayson Greiner: Named backup catcher
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Greiner has made Detroit's Opening Day roster as the backup catcher, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

Greiner broke his nose in early March and missed just over a week, but he was still able to perform well enough this spring to earn a roster spot. Wilson Ramos will serve as the starting backstop for Detroit, but Greiner will be the primary backup to begin the year. Greiner has gone 4-for-10 with a home run, two RBI and four strikeouts over 10 Grapefruit League games this spring.

March 16, 2021 09:56 AM
Tigers' Grayson Greiner: Returns to lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Greiner (nose) is in the lineup for Tuesday's spring game against the Yankees, according to Chris McCosky of The Detroit News.

Greiner missed a little over a week of action after having his nose broken when he was hit by a pitch, but he is ready to resume competing for the backup catcher spot behind Wilson Ramos.

March 12, 2021 04:48 PM
Tigers' Grayson Greiner: Returns to catching work
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Greiner (nose) took some swings and did some catching Friday and could return to game action Sunday or Monday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

The 28-year-old suffered a broken nose after being struck in the face by a pitch last Sunday, and he appears to be progressing well in his recovery. Barring any setbacks, Greiner should be ready in time for Opening Day, assuming he's able to secure his roster spot.

March 8, 2021 01:56 PM
Tigers' Grayson Greiner: Dealing with nasal fracture
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Greiner is expected to be sidelined from workouts for about a week after he suffered a fractured nose when he was struck in the face by a pitch in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

Greiner was fortunate to avoid any damage to his orbital bone, so he won't require surgery and should make a full recovery by the middle of the month. An absence for any length of time is still less than ideal, however, as Greiner is battling Jake Rogers, Dustin Garneau and Eric Haase for the top backup catcher job behind Wilson Ramos.

March 7, 2021 04:48 PM
Tigers' Grayson Greiner: Exits after dangerous HBP
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Greiner left Sunday's spring game against the Blue Jays after being hit in the head by a pitch, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

It was the 28-year-old's lone plate appearance of the contest after entering as a pinch runner. Greiner is being evaluated and is expected to have his status updated Monday.

February 15, 2021 09:40 PM
Tigers' Grayson Greiner: Battling for reserve role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Greiner and Jake Rogers will likely compete this spring to serve as the backup catcher in Detroit behind new addition Wilson Ramos, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

The Tigers signed the veteran Ramos to a one-year deal in January to serve as the No. 1 backstop. That means Greiner and Rogers will likely battle for the backup role, unless the team opts to carry three catchers, which seems unlikely to start the year. Greiner has never done much with the bat, but he does offer solid defense and a veteran presence behind the plate, so he is likely the frontrunner for the bench spot at this point, though the team could bring in additional competition at the position this spring.

September 15, 2020 02:12 PM
Tigers' Grayson Greiner: Dropped from roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Greiner was optioned to the Tigers' alternate training site Tuesday.

Greiner has accomplished very little as the Tigers' backup backstop this season, hitting .118/.182/.333 over 55 plate appearances. He now owns a career .194/.264/.304 slash line in 395 trips to the plate. Eric Haase was recalled in a corresponding move and will back up Austin Romine down the stretch.

September 7, 2020 10:52 AM
Tigers' Grayson Greiner: Smacks third homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Greiner went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI Sunday against the Twins.

Greiner played a big part in the Tigers' victory. He first came through with an RBI single in the sixth inning to cut the team's deficit to one. Two frames later he delivered a solo home run -- his third long ball of the season -- to put the Tigers up 8-7. Greiner has played primarily behind Austin Romine this year and is hitting just .143/.217/.405 in 46 plate appearances.

September 2, 2020 12:40 AM
Tigers' Grayson Greiner: Collects second homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Greiner went 1-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored Tuesday against the Brewers.

Greiner took Orlando Arcia deep in the ninth inning to record his second home run of the season in a blowout win. He's served as the backup catcher in Detroit this season, though with Austin Romine (knee) currently banged up, Greiner's playing time is increasing. Still, Greiner has shown little with the bat, hitting just .118/.211/.353 across 38 plate appearances.

August 23, 2020 06:24 PM
Tigers' Grayson Greiner: Hits first home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Greiner went 1-for-3 with a walk, a solo home run and a second run scored in Sunday's 7-4 win over Cleveland.

Greiner has done very little offensively this season, but he supplied some punch from the No. 8 spot Sunday. The home run was the first of the season for the backup catcher, who is now batting .130 with a .607 OPS.

August 23, 2020 11:08 AM
Tigers' Grayson Greiner: Starting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Greiner is starting at catcher and batting eighth in Sunday's game against Cleveland.

Austin Romine heads to the bench after starting the last three games behind the plate. Greiner has not been able to offer the same type of offensive production as Romine, as the former is slashing just .100/.217/.200 in nine games with no home runs and three RBI.

August 16, 2020 12:12 PM
Tigers' Grayson Greiner: Starting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Greiner is starting at catcher and batting eighth in Sunday's game against Cleveland.

As has been the case for much of the season, Greiner starts following consecutive starts by primary catcher Austin Romine. Detroit will likely keep this rotation moving forward. Greiner hasn't offered much at the plate so far, slashing just .077/.250/.154 with no home runs and three RBI.

August 8, 2020 03:04 PM
Tigers' Grayson Greiner: Starting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Greiner is starting at catcher and batting eighth in Saturday's game against the Pirates.

Following an 11-inning game Friday night, Austin Romine will head to the bench for Saturday's afternoon tilt, allowing Greiner to enter the lineup. Greiner has appeared in five games so far this season and is still in search of his first hit, as he's gone 0-for-7 with five strikeouts.

July 26, 2020 12:32 PM
Tigers' Grayson Greiner: Starting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Greiner is starting at catcher and batting eighth in Sunday's game against the Reds.

Greiner picks up his first start of the season as Austin Romine heads to the bench following two straight starts. Greiner beat out Eric Haase for the backup catcher job in summer camp, though he doesn't do enough with the bat to get fantasy managers excited.

July 23, 2020 09:36 PM
Tigers' Grayson Greiner: Secures roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Greiner made the Tigers' 30-man Opening Day roster.

As expected, Greiner will be Detroit's backup catcher, while Eric Haase and Jake Rogers work at the team's alternate training site. Greiner doesn't offer much with the bat and is slotted in behind Austin Romine, so he doesn't look like a great fantasy option at this point.

July 20, 2020 02:20 AM
Tigers' Grayson Greiner: Looks like backup catcher
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Greiner is expected to serve as the Tigers' backup catcher, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

During spring training, Eric Haase seemed to have the inside track on the backup role to Austin Romine, but Woodbery sounds pretty confident that Greiner will fill that role. He held that job for the Tigers last year, posting a .202/.251/.308 slash line in 58 games. Greiner is unlikely to make a significant fantasy impact in 2020 given his lack of production at the plate.

July 3, 2020 11:00 PM
Tigers' Grayson Greiner: Facing increased competition
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Greiner is one of six catchers in the Tigers' 60-man player pool this season.

Before play was suspended in March, Greiner was battling Eric Haase for the backup catcher role behind Austin Romine. While Greiner and Haase are likely still competing for that job, they are now joined in the 60-player group by Jake Rogers, Brady Policelli and 2020 draftee Dillon Dingler. The Tigers are unlikely to rush their young backstops into action, but if Greiner scuffles at the plate like he did last year (.202/.251/.308 slash line in 58 games), Detroit may turn to other options.

March 21, 2020 02:28 PM
Tigers' Grayson Greiner: Battling for reserve role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Greiner is competing with Eric Haase to be Detroit's backup catcher this season, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

The Tigers signed Austin Romine to a one-year deal in December, and the 31-year-old figures to serve as the team's top catcher when the regular season gets underway. Greiner finished 2019 splitting time with Jake Rogers, but the latter was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday, leaving Greiner and Haase to compete for playing time behind Romine. Greiner has a career .207/.277/.299 slash line in the majors, so even if he is able to secure regular playing time at some point, he is unlikely to offer much from a fantasy perspective.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultABRHHRRBIBBSB
04/17@ OAKL 0-73000000
04/12@ HOUW 6-24121300
04/10@ CLEL 3-113000000
04/06vs MINW 4-33010000
04/04vs CLEL 3-93000000
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2021DET51613130700.188.188.3750.562
2020DET1851863832000.118.182.3330.515
2019DET582081842519137000.202.251.3080.559
2018DET3096921012173201.219.328.2810.609
Total11137136729423312901.194.261.3070.568
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2021DET500600000
2020DET18201700102
2019DET58516411105
2018DET30602730000
Total11113111441207
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2014AFX-West Michigan Whitec2690112950216111800.322.394.444
2015AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige893122457120321279000.183.254.250
2016AA-Erie59208206093730105510.288.320.462
2016AAA-Toledo14000000--200.000.000.000
2016AFA-Lakeland31109143460012122600.312.385.367
2017AA-Erie SeaWolves9832834792011442387200.241.324.436
2017AAA-Toledo Mud Hens5140210022300.143.235.214
2018AAA-Toledo Mud Hens46158124281423214200.266.350.405
2019AAA-Toledo Mud Hens1348812102441600.250.321.396
2019AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige6152000003410.000.210.000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-6/239
Birthdate:
10/11/1992
Age:
28
Hometown:
Columbia, SC
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Detroit Tigers
College:
South Carolina
MLB Experience:
2