A.J. Griffin

A.J. Griffin

SP,RP - TEX
Height: 6' 5"Weight: 230 lbsAge: 29College: San DiegoBats: RThrows: RCountry: USA

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A.J. Griffin exits Friday's game with injury

A.J. Griffin exited Friday's game against Toronto after only 1 1/3 innings pitched. The team announced that he has suffered a left intercostal strain.

Fantasy Impact

The injury will obviously mean a trip to the DL for Griffin but there has been no word from the team on severity or expected duration. There has also been no word as to who will replace him in the rotation.

Steve Painter15 hours ago
A.J. Griffin implodes against Tigers Saturday

A.J. Griffin allowed nine hits and nine runs (all earned) while walking one and striking out three over 3 1/3 innings Saturday against the Tigers in Detroit. Four of the hits he allowed were home runs accounting for six of the runs. The outing was unlike his previous starts, in which the Rangers' record was a stellar 6-0. The 9-3 by the Rangers' broke their win streak and gave Griffin (4-1) his first loss of the year. He will pitch again Friday against Mike Bolsinger and the Blue Jays in Toronto.

Fantasy Impact

Today's contest ballooned his ERA to 5.02, from 3.15. And his FIP elevated to 5.95. His K/9 is solid at 7.88. Hopefully, he can get back on track pretty quickly.

Steve Painter6 days ago
A.J. Griffin takes a no-decision in Ranger's win Sunday

A.J. Griffin allowed seven hits and four runs (all earned) while walking three and striking out three over five innings Sunday against Oakland. All four runs came via the home run just as Griffin was looking to build on the success of his last two outings. The Rangers' had some of their own offense to display however and came out on top, 6-4. Griffin will pitch again on Saturday against Justin Verlander and the Tigers, in Detroit.

Fantasy Impact

Hopefully, this was just a blip on the radar because more than a few have invested liberally in him. Griffin has shown promise and will likely be fine but it will be interesting to watch his next outing.

Steve Painter2 weeks ago
A.J. Griffin tosses shutout against Padres Tuesday

A.J Griffin allowed four hits and no runs while walking one and striking out four in a complete-game shutout of the Padres Tuesday. It was a much-needed performance for the Rangers, who won the game 11-0. Griffin has looked strong his last three outings and has a 4-0 record to show for his effort thus far. Next up for him is Sean Manaea and the Athletics, his old team, Sunday at Arlington.

Fantasy Impact

Such a tremendous effort from Griffin today, and he has done well so far this year. He can be considered as a streaming option in favorable matchups, like the one today. He has a tendency to give up homers so caution is needed but if the need arises and the matchup is a good one, give him some consideration.

Steve Painter2 weeks ago
A.J. Griffin gets the win against Astros Thursday night

A.J. Griffin limited the Astros to two runs over five innings as the Rangers' beat Houston 10-4 Thursday night. Over five, he allowed six hits and two runs (one earned) while walking one and striking out seven. With the win, Griffin's record improves to 3-0 on the year. Next up for him is Luis Perdomo and the Padres, Tuesday afternoon in San Diego.

Fantasy Impact

Griffin's FIP stands at 4.23 and his ERA at 3.54, both of which are a bright spot in the Rangers' rotation right now. This is only his fourth game but he has yet to pitch beyond the sixth, and at this point that's not a negative. He'll need to improve that before becoming fodder for pick up or streaming but his numbers don't look bad thus far.

Steve Painter3 weeks ago