12. Zack Greinke
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: October 21, 1983 in Orlando, FL USA
  • Weight: 200 lbs.
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: May 22, 2004
  • Final Game: September 21, 2016
  • Cy Young Award - 2009
  • TSN Pitcher of the Year - 2009
  • Silver Slugger - 2013
  • Gold Glove - 2014
 
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Zack Greinke overcame a lot of personal adversity on his way from a high First Round pick to Cy Young Award winner.  Greinke suffered from severe depression and anxiety and was almost out of Baseball but he persevered to become the ace that pundits knew he could always be.

Greinke broke through in 2008 with a 13 and 10 season with a 3.47 ERA but it was in 2009 where he would out it altogether going 16 and 8 with an American League leading 2.16 ERA.  He would also finish first in bWAR for Pitchers, ERA+, FIP, WHIP and HR9 while winning the Cy Young.  The strength of that season placed him high on this list.  Sadly for Kansas City, Greinke would ask for a trade and would continue to have elite seasons in Major League Baseball for other teams.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round 6th Overall. 6/4/02.
  • Departed: Traded to the Milwaukee Brewers with Yuniesky Betancourt and Cash for Lorenzo Cain, Alcides Escobar, Jeremy Jeffress and Jake Odorizzi. 12/19/10.
  • Games Played: 210
  • Notable Statistics: 60-67 Record
    169 Games Started
    3.82 ERA
    12 Complete Games
    1,108 Innings Pitched
    931 Strikeouts
    3.59 FIP
    1.264 WHIP
    26.4 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Cy Young Award (2009)

    All Star (2009)

    Highest bWAR for Pitchers (2009)

    Lowest Earned Run Average (2009)

    Lowest WHIP (2009)

    Highest ERA+ (2009)

    Lowest FIP (2009)

    Highest Win Probability Added (2009)

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