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Zack Greinke (SP)

Los Angeles Dodgers - 100% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R

Zack Greinke allowed five hits in seven innings of scoreless ball. He struck out seven and did not allow a walk. 67 of 102 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Greinke was 3-0 against the Diamondbacks with a 1.42 ERA in 2014. He has not lost to an NL West opponent since 2013. Greinke is 18-1 with a 1.94 ERA versus the NL West as a Dodger (courtesy of Bill Plunkett). The trend looks to be continuing for 2015.


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Zack Greinke pitched six innings of two hit ball Tuesday night against the San Diego Padres. He was unfortunate to not be in-line for the win as the earned run given up was due to Carl Crawford mis-playing a ball in left field and then the bullpen was not able to hold down the 2-1 lead. Greinke walked one and struck out four Padres. He threw 61 of his total 94 pitches for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Greinke was painting the corners and spotting the ball all night. The lack of strikeouts is a concern but at the end of the year the total should be around 200 Ks if healthy. Greinke has historically dominated the Padres, but if he pitches like Tuesday night, he will dominate most teams.


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Zack Greinke pitched seven innings against minor leaguers in his final tuneup before Opening Day. He was visibly upset the first five innings as he served up two home runs. After making a small mechanical adjustment in the fifth inning, he retired the final nine batters in order with four consecutive strikeouts. He ended the day with nine total strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Greinke is the #10 starting pitcher off the board. He's as solid as they come, as long as he is not taking the brunt of a charging Carlos Quentin with his shoulder. Expect a 2.70 ERA, 200 innings pitched, 200 Ks, and a 1.15 WHIP.


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Zack Greinke was visibly frustrated all night as he couldn't command his pitches the way he wanted. Greinke was pulled before he could finish four innings at the 75-pitch mark. He gave up four runs (two earned), five hits, two walks, and struck out three.

Fantasy Impact: Greinke's struggles do not seem to be injury-related and he said that he probably needs a few more starts to get right. I would love Greinke as my #2 so I hope this outing depresses his value a bit as he is currently the #9 starting pitcher off the board.


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Zack Greinke sharp

Sat, Mar 21st 7:29pm EDT
By Stan Son

Zack Greinke did not allow an earned run Saturday against the Texas Rangers. He allowed three hits, one walk, and struck out six.

Fantasy Impact: Greinke mentioned that he was trying new grips on pitches earlier in the Spring. Looks like he's done fooling around and locking in for Opening Day. The elbow injections seem to be in the distant past. I still prefer him as a #2 but he's shown in the past that he can compete for a Cy Young and be a #1.


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Zack Greinke gives up a homerun

Mon, Mar 16th 11:43pm EDT
By Stan Son

Zack Greinke pitched three innings Monday against the Oakland Athletics. He only gave up one hit that was a homerun and one walk but his pitch count was high and he had multiple three ball counts. Greinke did strike out two.

Fantasy Impact: Greinke's elbow seems to be fine and he looks to be stretching out for the regular season. He's had elbow injections in the past but that is a sensitive area for a pitcher. I still maintain that he will be a great #2 but I'd be leery of him being my #1.


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Zack Greinke struggled in his Spring Training debut against the Chicago Cubs Wednesday. He gave up 2 hits, 2 BB, and 2 ER in 2 innings pitched. He did not record a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: This was Greinke's first live action after being given lubricating injections into his elbow a few weeks ago. We should never overreact to Spring Training stats but elbow issues always need to be taken seriously. I would not feel comfortable with Greinke as my #1 pitcher. As a #2 would be fine but I doubt he falls that much.


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Zack Greinke says elbow feels fine

Fri, Mar 6th 7:23pm EST
By Stan Son

Zack Greinke threw about 30 total pitches at near-maximum effort over two innings to minor league hitters on Friday. At the conclusion of the session, Greinke said "he has not had any problems with his arm since receiving treatment." (Source: Mark Saxon of

Fantasy Impact: After the freakout two weeks ago over the lubricating injection into Greinke's right elbow, all seems good now. Greinke is ranked around the #12 starting pitcher. When healthy, Greinke is a good bet for a sub-3 ERA, 200 IP, and 200 K. Anything concerning the elbow is scary though. As your #1? Too rich. Worth the risk as your #2 but he probably won't be there.