IP 3389.333
ERA 3.492
WHIP 1.171
BB/9 2.023
SO/9 7.91
  • Full name Donald Zackary Greinke
  • Born 10/21/1983 in Orlando, FL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Apopka
  • Debut 05/22/2004
  • Drafted in the 1st round (6th overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2002 (signed for $2,475,000).
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    Few players in the nation have helped themselves as much as Greinke, who entered the year as a potential second- or third-rounder and now figures to go in the first 8-15 picks. An outstanding athlete who's part of a typically strong Clemson recruiting class, he's a legitimate prospect as a third baseman and holds most of Apopka High's career batting records. But teams are focusing on his mound prowess, which includes a 92-93 mph fastball that has touched 96, a plus changeup and a good breaking ball. He commands all three pitches very well, and scouts like his poise and mental toughness.

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  • Rated Best Slider in the American League in 2009
  • Rated Best Pitching Prospect in the Carolina League in 2003
  • Rated Best Control in the Carolina League in 2003

Career Transactions

  • Kansas City Royals activated RHP Zack Greinke from the 15-day injured list.
  • Kansas City Royals placed RHP Zack Greinke on the 15-day injured list. Right shoulder tendinitis.
  • Kansas City Royals signed free agent RHP Zack Greinke, and.

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