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Zack Greinke (SP)

Los Angeles Dodgers - 50% owned

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Bats: R, Throws: R

Zack Greinke was once again brilliant Sunday against the Miami Marlins. He pitched 7.2 innings of scoreless baseball while allowing four hits, walking one, and striking out six. 65-of-101 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Greinke hasn't allowed an earned run in his last three starts (20.2 innings). It's the most since his Cy Young year in 2009. On the year, he's sporting a 1.58 ERA with a 0.91 WHIP. He's struck out 94 in 108.1 innings, but only has a 6-2 recored. He probably won't win the Cy Young this year because of Max Scherzer, but he wll be in the mix. While his ERA is a miniscule 1.58, his FIP is 2.92 so there is bound to be some regression to the upside for his ERA.

 

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Zack Greinke was masterful shutting out the Chicago Cubs for six innings. He allowed three hits, walked two, and struck out five. 66-of-111 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: That makes nine consecutive starts that Greinke has not won despite allowing two or fewer runs in eight of them. It's a shame because he is pitching at a Cy Young level but is not receiving much offensive support. He's currently the #8 starting pitcher according to ESPN's Player Rater. He could be in the Top 5 if he had more wins.

 

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Zack Greinke did not allow an earned run in seven innings Thursday night against the Texas Rangers. He allowed four hits, did not issue a walk, and struck out eight. 57-of-89 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: This is getting ridiculous. Greinke is 0-2 in the last eight games he's pitched. In that stretch, he's allowed two or fewer runs in seven of those outings. Greinke is in Cy Young form, sporting a 1.81 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and has struck out 83 batters in 94.2 innings. Unfortunately, his record is 5-2. If he can start racking up the wins, he can end up in the tier right below Max Scherzer.

 

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Zack Greinke threw eight solid innings allowing eight hits and two runs while stricking out seven and only walking one in a tough 2-1 loss to the Padres. The Dodgers couldn't get anything in the ninth so Greinke wasn't needed to come back out.

Fantasy Impact: He was pitching a stellar game but gave up a home run to Justin Upton in the eighth inning which would decide the game. The Dodgers offense let him down as they had a perfect match-up against a pitcher they usually knock around (Ian Kennedy). Greinke is winless in his last seven starts which is more of a lack of offense as he has only allowed one run each in five of those games. He remains one of the top pitchers in the game right now.

 

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Zack Greinke pitched great for 6 2/3 innings, allowing one earned run, six hits, walking one, and striking out eight Cardinals. Unfortunately, the Dodgers bullpen couldn't hold the lead and left Greinke with a no-decision. 64-of-99 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Tough luck for Greinke as this marked the fourth consecutive no-decision. In three of those games, he allowed one earned run. In six of his previous seven games started, Greinke has allowed one or zero earned runs. Everything will even out over the course of the season. Greinke has been magnificent to date and nothing suggests that will change. Just hope for more strikeouts but he's pitching Cy Young-caliber right now.

 

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Zack Greinke gets Coors'd

Wed, Jun 3rd 12:44am EDT
By Stan Son

Zack Greinke got roughed up by the Rockies in Colorado. He allowed five earned runs, 10 hits, walked one, and struck out two in six innings. 51-of-81 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Coors Field will do that to the best of pitchers. Even with tonight's performance, Greinke is still sporting a 1.97 ERA on the season. Things should return to normal when the Dodgers return to the friendly confines of Chavez Ravine next week.

 

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Zach Greinke limited the Atlanta Braves to three hits over six innings. One of the hits was a home run by Cameron Maybin. Greinke walked two and struck out nine. Unfortunately, the Dodgers offense could only muster one run against Alex Wood so Greinke is saddled with another no-decision. 61-of-97 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: The potential Cy Young season for Greinke continues to chug along. He now sports a 1.48 ERA and 0.87 WHIP. He's struck out 58 batters in 67 innings pitched and the 5-1 record could be much better if the run support was there. He's setting himself up for a humungous payday in the off-season. The only aspect that probably won't put him in the top of the fantasy rankings is the strikeouts. If he could get over a strikeout per inning, he could vie for the top spot. Regardless, he's having an amazing season.

 

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Zack Greinke pitched 7.2 masterful innings Friday night against the San Diego Padres. Unfortunately, the Dodgers offense was inept again and could only muster one run to leave him with a no-decision. Greinke allowed six hits, walked one, and struck out five. 69-of-105 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Tough luck for Greinke as he was taken out in the eighth inning and Joc Pederson subsequently launched a home run in the bottom of the frame. Regardless, another great performance for the soon-to-be free agent pitcher. It could be another one of those Cy Young seasons for Greinke.

 

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Zack Greinke pitched six great innings against the Colorado Rockies. Unfortunately, Jorge De La Rosa was better Saturday night by shutting out the Dodgers. Greinke allowed one earned run on four hits. He struck out five and did not walk anyone. 62-of-100 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Greinke has been brilliant so far this season. He's sporting a 1.52 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, and 44 strikeouts in 53.1 innings pitched. The only thing separating him from the elite pitchers in the game is the strikeout rate.

 

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Zack Greinke throws another gem

Tue, May 12th 10:07am EDT
By Ryan Trammell

Zack Greinke threw seven innings of one run ball with five strikeouts, two walks and only allowed six hits but did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Unfortunately for Greinke one of those six hits was a HR to Marcel Ozuna. Greinke has been lights out for the Dodgers this year as he carries an insane 1.52 ERA and is 5-0 on the season. He is one of the top 10 pitchers in the league and is actually outperforming his teammate Clayton Kershaw.

 

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Zack Greinke pitched 7 2/3 innings of masterful baseball. He struck out seven, walked two, and allowed one unearned run on two hits. 64-of-103 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Clayton Kershaw who? Greinke has been the ace of the Dodgers staff so far. He now sports a miniscule 1.56 ERA on the young season. The year he won the Cy Young in 2009, Greinke ended with a 2.33 ERA and struck out a whopping 242 batters. He could be poised for a legitimate Cy Young run in 2015 and could be an ace on many of fantasy teams.

 

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Zack Greinkie labors for the win

Thu, Apr 30th 1:27am EDT
By Stan Son

Zack Greinke was not sharp Wednesday night against the San Francisco Giants. He labored through six innings throwing 110 pitches. He allowed seven hits (one home run), three earned runs, walked two, and struck out six.

Fantasy Impact: Even when he doesn't possess his A-game, Greinke still provides a quality start, a win, and a strikeout-per-inning. That's what you want from an anchor of your staff. As long as he doesn't use his shoulder to absorb the brunt of a Carlos Quentin bull rush, Greinke looks to be poised for a stellar 2015 campaign.

 

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Zack Greinke shuts down the Padres

Sat, Apr 25th 1:49am EDT
By Stan Son

Zack Greinke pitched seven innings of scoreless baseball to earn his third win of the season. He allowed four hits, walked three, and struck out seven. 68 of 106 pitches were thrown for strikes. Greinke now has a 1.35 ERA on the young season.

Fantasy Impact: Greinke was great. He didn't have his best stuff as evidenced by the three walks and high pitch count, but he battled through all night. The second inning was huge as he was able to escape a bases-loaded jam with no outs unscathed. Greinke doesn't blow anyone away, but his precise control and way he changes speed allows him to dominate batters. Greinke will help in wins, quality starts, ERA, and WHIP. If he can strikeout over a batter-per-inning, a feat he's accomplished in three seasons, then Greinke will be a bona-fide ace.

 

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Zack Greinke earned his second win of the season Saturday night against the Colorado Rockies. He pitched 6 2/3 innings, allowed three earned runs, walked one, and struck out three.

Fantasy Impact: This wasn't the sharpest game for Greinke. He threw two wild pitches and only 63 of 103 pitches were thrown for strikes. In the first inning, he allowed a double, a single, and hit a batter but was able to escape only giving up one earned run. He cruised the rest of the game until the seventh when he was approaching the 100 pitch mark. After Mattingly came out for a visit, he struck out Hundley then allowed a two-run home run to LeMahieu. Even when Greinke is not at his best, he is still freaking good. He's set up for a huge season.

 

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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 ESPN.com)

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.