Zack Greinke

Zack Greinke

Height: 6' Weight: 195 lbsAge: 34Country: USA

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
Draft Rank (ECR) P #12
Best / Worst #5 / #23
ADP #42




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Zack Greinke will start the third game of the year

Zack Greinke had an injury scare after experiencing tightness in his groin, but after missing a few days, he's lined up to start the opening series just not Opening Day.

Fantasy Impact

For those who drafted during the injury scare and possibly picked up Greinke at a discount, there should be a good amount of profit as it doesn't look like it'll affect him at all.

Bobby Doll2 days ago
Zack Greinke will not undergo tests for groin after scare

Zack Greinke exited yesterday's game after one inning with groin tightness. Luckily, Diamondback's manager Torey Lovullo said Greinke will not undergo testing and is optimistic he'll be ready for Opening Day.

Fantasy Impact

Greinke seems to have come through safely after this scare. Of course, more positive reports about his health would squash any lingering fear. What is even more encouraging is Greinke's velocity. After sitting in the 84-86 mph range in his first starts, Greinke was regularly hitting 91 mph and maxed out at 93 mph yesterday.

Bobby Doll1 week ago
Zack Greinke leaves spring start with groin tightness

Zack Greinke left his spring start on Wednesday after one inning with what the Diamondbacks labeled right groin tightness.

Fantasy Impact

Greinke had been scheduled to throw five innings on Wednesday to continue to get stretched out, so the injury is a bad sign in more ways than one. Greinke, who had struggled with his velocity this spring, was actually throwing harder in this game, which makes the injury all that much more frustrating. Fantasy owners should wait for more news, of course, but until then, it's fair to drop Greinke a spot or two in your rankings at least.

Dan Harris1 week ago
Diamondbacks confirm team will use humidor in 2018

Diamondbacks GM Mike Hazen told members of the media that the team will begin using a humidor in 2018.

Fantasy Impact

A humidor is a climate-controlled chamber in which baseballs are stored. The general principle is that when a ball is stored in a humidor, it absorbs water, decreasing its bounciness and thus reducing how far a ball can be hit. Park factor concerns for Greinke should now be less concerning when drafting him or any Arizona pitcher. Balls should also be less dry which can provide a boost in grip and control for pitchers.

Zack Greinke can't escape the fourth inning

Zack Greinke received a no-decision in Wednesday night's Wild Card game, allowing four runs on six hits over 3 2/3 innings.

Fantasy Impact

Greinke also walked one and struck out one. Through three innings it looked like Greinke was in complete control, but the wheels came off in the fourth. Luckily for him the Arizona bats had given him a 6-0 lead. The bullpen was a little shaky, but the Diamondbacks were able to keep scoring en route to the 11-8 win. The NLDS versus the Dodgers begins on Friday.