Zack Greinke Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 200 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/21/1983 (37)
Zack Greinke Season Stats
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Zack Greinke News
Houston Astros starter Zack Greinke (6-2) is scheduled to face the Red Sox at Fenway Park on Thursday. The veteran has been fantastic on the road, going 4-0 with a 0.74 WHIP and a 1.50 ERA through six starts away from Minute Maid Park. Greinke is currently enjoying a strong stretch on the mound, going 4-1 over his last seven starts with a 3.38 ERA. He's been even better his last two turns, allowing only two runs through 17 innings pitched during that span. Greinke is lining up to be a bankable DFS option for Thursday.
Houston Astros starter Zack Greinke twirled eight terrific innings on Sunday, shutting down a potent Padres team in the team's 7-4 victory. Greinke (5-2) allowed only one run on six hits and now has won three of his last four starts. The veteran may not have the elite stuff of seasons past but is averaging 7.25 innings per start over his last trips to the mound. Greinke hit a rough patch towards the end of April but has bounced back nicely and now has a 3.67 ERA through 12 starts this season. The right-handed starter may not be a top-tier starter at this stage of his career, he still can be a positive contributor on most fantasy rosters.
Houston Astros starting pitcher Zack Greinke delivered one of his best outings of the year so far on Wednesday against the Oakland Athletics. Greinke pitched eight innings and allowed four hits, no walks and one earned run while recording a season-high eight strikeouts. He earned the win to improve to 4-1 on the year. He now has a 3.77 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP. Greinke has posted two straight quality starts after a three-game stretch where he failed to go deeper than four innings in each outing. He'll look to build off Wednesday's strong outing in his next trip to the mound against his former team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, on Tuesday.
Zack Greinke had one of the best FIPs of his career in 2020, 2.80. Unfortunately, his ERA of 4.03 did not follow the FIP. Nonetheless, Greinke remained a strikeout-per-inning guy (24.5% of batters faced) on a winning club whose control also kept his WHIP a strong 1.17. This despite a decline in fastball velocity; after throwing about 90 from 2017-19, Greinke averaged about 88 in 2020, and the previous decline in velocity had already earned him the moniker "junk merchant" from FanGraphs in 2019. Even with all of the weirdness of 2020, Greinke is now 37, and so 88 mph could well be the new normal. That's still pretty much the only concern in his profile given how good 2020 was under the curtain. Although the floor is lower than the ceiling is high, Greinke's consistency, in his career to date whatever his velocity, is not to be underestimated. He is RotoBaller's 38th ranked pitcher and 104th overall, whereas he's the 42nd pitcher off the board based on his 114 ADP. Aim near the higher end of that range.