Zack Greinke

Zack Greinke

Height/Weight: 6' 2"/200 lbs
Bat: R
Throw: R
Born: Orlando, Florida
Draft: 2002 1st round (6th pick) by the
  • Twinkie Town

    The season of perpetual hope (Pt. 1 of 3): Zack Greinke

    This holiday season, I'll be examining a few baseball figures who best represent that spirit. In 2023, Greinke posted this line with the Kansas City Royals: 27 GS, 2-15, 142.1 IP, 5.06 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 87 ERA+. A season that would send most MLB hurlers to the bread-and-soup line. Drafted out of Apopka High School (Orlando, FL) by Kansas City in 2002, Greinke was a top prospect from the word go, having won the Gatorade National Player of the Year Award as a senior.

  • AZ Snake Pit

    Checking the boxes: Two different ways Hazen could go

    Is it 6 years, $206 million for Zack Greinke? Is it a lesser 5 years, $85 million with creative structuring for Madison Bumgarner? The slow upward mobility of the free agent market, inflation, current year marketing dogma, supply and demand... all of these factors speak to the idea that "not insubstantial" will be at least one move of this type of magnitude or larger from the D-backs. Whether they can get similar value, or in Bumgarner's case, the initial speculated value, from these free agents relative to their contracts is another matter I will not even attempt to hazard a guess at.