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Zack Greinke    \GREHN-kee\

Donald Zachary Greinke

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: October 21, 1983 in Orlando, FL
High School: Apopka HS (Apopka, FL)
Drafted
by the Kansas City Royals in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 2002 amateur draft.
Signed July 13, 2002. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 22, 2004 (Age 20.214, 16,057th in MLB history)   vs. OAK 5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 SO, 1 BB, 2 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2004 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Royals/Dodgers/Brewers/Angels 2004-2015
2015 Contract Status: Signed thru 2018, 6 yrs/$147M (13-18) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 10.057, Free Agent: 2019 [*], Agents: Excel Sports Management, previously: Relativity Baseball [*]
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2004 KCR AL 20 P 24 24 0 145.0 28 13 15 0 1 1.000 2 3 1.74 1.17 .948 1.66 1.65 5 3 38% 32% 0 RoY-4
2005 KCR AL 21 P 33 33 2 183.0 45 19 25 1 2 .978 4 4 2.16 1.33 .954 1.70 1.68 5 3 38% 30% 1
2006 KCR AL 22 P 3 0 0 6.1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.42 0.33 .960 1.56 1.53 0 0 0
2007 KCR AL 23 P 52 14 0 122.0 18 11 7 0 0 1.000 1 2 1.33 0.35 .955 1.60 1.59 7 3 30% 27% 1
2008 KCR AL 24 P 32 32 1 202.1 36 11 24 1 1 .972 4 4 1.56 1.09 .952 1.60 1.59 2 4 67% 27% 2
2009 KCR AL 25 P 33 33 6 229.1 47 11 35 1 4 .979 8 7 1.81 1.39 .953 1.53 1.51 5 9 64% 26% 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-17
2010 KCR AL 26 P 33 33 3 220.0 49 14 34 1 1 .980 9 8 1.96 1.45 .953 1.63 1.61 12 11 48% 26% 3
2011 MIL NL 27 P 28 28 0 171.2 35 13 22 0 3 1.000 4 5 1.83 1.25 .955 1.80 1.79 8 6 43% 28% 0
2012 TOT MLB 28 P 34 34 0 212.1 53 22 31 0 3 1.000 6 5 2.25 1.56 .952 1.69 1.68 9 7 44% 26% 5
2012 MIL NL 28 P 21 21 0 123.0 31 14 17 0 2 1.000 2 3 2.27 1.48 .950 1.77 1.75 5 5 50% 26% 2
2012 LAA AL 28 P 13 13 0 89.1 22 8 14 0 1 1.000 4 9 2.22 1.69 .954 1.57 1.56 4 2 33% 26% 3
2013 LAD NL 29 P 28 28 1 177.2 47 16 31 0 4 1.000 7 8 2.38 1.68 .964 1.76 1.76 3 4 57% 28% 2 CYA-8,SS
2014 LAD NL 30 P 32 32 0 202.1 59 28 30 1 8 .983 5 5 2.58 1.81 .955 1.72 1.71 6 2 25% 28% 0 AS,CYA-7,GG
2015 LAD NL 31 P 3 3 0 19.2 6 2 4 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.75 2.00 .968 1.78 1.77 1 1 50% 26% 0
12 Seasons P 335 294 13 1891.2 424 160 259 5 27 .988 50 5 1.99 1.25 .955 1.67 1.65 63 53 46% 27% 15
12 Seasons TOT 335 294 13 1891.2 424 160 259 5 27 .988 50 28 1.99 1.25 .955 1.67 1.65 63 53 46% 27% 15
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
2004 KCR AL 20 P 2 3 2 0 0
2005 KCR AL 21 P 4 4 2 1 1
2006 KCR AL 22 P 0 0 0 0
2007 KCR AL 23 P 1 2 0 1 0
2008 KCR AL 24 P 4 4 3 -1 2
2009 KCR AL 25 P 8 7 2 0 2 3
2010 KCR AL 26 P 9 8 3 0 3 2
2011 MIL NL 27 P 4 5 2 0 1 1
2012 MIL NL 28 P 2 3 1 0 1
2012 LAA AL 28 P 4 9 2 0 2
2013 LAD NL 29 P 7 8 3 1 2
2014 LAD NL 30 P 5 5 4 1 0
2015 LAD NL 31 P 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Seasons P 0 50 5 24 0 9 14
12 Seasons TOT 0 50 28 24 0 9 14

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2004 KCR AL 20 24 24 1 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 KCR AL 21 33 33 1 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 KCR AL 22 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 KCR AL 23 52 14 3 52 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 KCR AL 24 32 32 3 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 KCR AL 25 33 33 2 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 KCR AL 26 33 33 2 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 MIL NL 27 29 28 27 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012 MIL NL 28 24 21 21 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
2012 LAA AL 28 13 13 0 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 LAD NL 29 29 28 29 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2014 LAD NL 30 32 32 29 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 LAD NL 31 3 3 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Seasons 340 294 121 335 335 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
2004 KCR AL 20 599 79% 27% 17 94% 1 13 1 12 15 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 67%
2005 KCR AL 21 829 80% 30% 26 100% 1 19 2 14 24 16 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 2 2 0 6 100%
2006 KCR AL 22 28 71% 25% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 KCR AL 23 507 74% 22% 8 100% 0 11 0 9 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
2008 KCR AL 24 851 73% 30% 31 84% 0 11 3 6 24 18 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 3 33%
2009 KCR AL 25 915 70% 26% 36 94% 1 11 2 7 35 25 4 1 0 0 1 0 4 2 3 1 15 93%
2010 KCR AL 26 919 76% 33% 37 95% 1 14 2 9 34 27 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 10 100%
2011 MIL NL 27 715 68% 31% 21 100% 0 13 2 9 22 14 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 1 7 100%
2012 MIL NL 28 504 73% 38% 22 95% 0 14 2 8 17 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 3 100%
2012 LAA AL 28 364 74% 31% 16 81% 1 8 2 5 14 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 100%
2013 LAD NL 29 717 74% 32% 33 94% 0 16 2 13 31 22 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 3 1 9 100%
2014 LAD NL 30 821 72% 33% 37 89% 0 28 2 19 30 24 3 1 0 0 1 0 8 3 6 2 6 83%
2015 LAD NL 31 74 82% 38% 4 100% 0 2 0 2 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
12 Seasons 7843 74% 30% 289 93% 5 160 20 113 258 185 24 5 0 0 5 1 27 15 21 6 66 92%
MLB Averages 76% 32% 86% 80%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2009 AL (17, 3%)
0.03 Career Shares (1298th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
2009 AL (1, 96%)
2013 NL (8, 9%)
2014 NL (7, 3%)
1 Cy Young
1.08 Career Shares (51st)

Gold Gloves
2014 NL (P)

Silver Sluggers
2013 NL (P)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
2009 April AL Pitcher of the Month
2013 August NL Pitcher of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2009 Apr 19th AL Player of the Week
2009 Aug 30th AL Player of the Week

Putouts as P s c a p y
2014 NL  28 (1st)
Active  160 (9th)

Assists as P s c a p y
2009 AL  35 (2nd)
2015 NL  4 (3rd)
Active  259 (13th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
2005 AL  2.16 (5th)
2013 NL  2.38 (5th)
2014 NL  2.58 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
2009 AL  1.39 (5th)
2013 NL  1.68 (4th)
2014 NL  1.81 (1st)
Active  1.25 (19th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
2011 NL  1.000 (1st)
2013 NL  1.000 (1st)
2015 NL  1.000 (1st)
Active  .988 (13th)
Career  .988 (47th)

Salary s c a p y
2015 NL  $25,000,000 (2nd)

Youngest s c a p y
2004 AL  born 1983-10-21 (6th)

             

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