28 Facts About Zack Greinke

1. Zack Greinke has three years and $95.5 million remaining on his contract.

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2. Zack Greinke could be the $35 million steal of the offseason.

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3. Zack Greinke has $104.5 million remaining on his contract and it's likely the Diamondbacks would.

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4. On Sunday, Nick Ahmed and Zack Greinke took home Gold Gloves for their defensive efforts over the season.

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5. Zack Greinke has the highest annual average value in history at $34 million per year, and it's reasonable to expect Harper—younger than Greinke, and an everyday.

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6. Zack Greinke was named the Defensive Player of the Year among pitchers, his second time winning the award.

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7. Zack Greinke is married to Emily Kuchar, whom he met while attending Apopka High School.

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8. Zack Greinke won his fourth consecutive Rawlings Gold Glove Award after the 2017 season.

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9. On July 3, 2016, Zack Greinke was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a left oblique strain.

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10. Zack Greinke got his first win as a Diamondback on April 19, 2016 against the San Francisco Giants, allowing just one run in over six innings of work.

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11. On December 8, 2015, Zack Greinke signed a six-year, $206.5 million contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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12. Zack Greinke pitched in two games in the 2015 National League Division Series against the New York Mets.

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13. Zack Greinke was then selected to the All-Star Game, his second straight appearance, and subsequently chosen to be the starting pitcher for the National League squad.

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14. Zack Greinke began the 2014 season by setting an MLB record with 22 straight starts where he allowed two or fewer earned runs.

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15. Zack Greinke picked up his 100th career win on August 5, 2013, against the St Louis Cardinals.

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16. On June 11, 2013, Zack Greinke was hit in the head and neck area by Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Ian Kennedy, leading to a bench-clearing brawl.

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17. Zack Greinke agreed to a six-year free agent contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers worth $147 million, on December 8, 2012.

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18. Zack Greinke became the first pitcher since 1920 to record 13 strikeouts in five innings or less in a game against the Seattle Mariners on September 25.

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19. In an oddity, Zack Greinke became the first pitcher to start three straight games in the Majors in 95 years.

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20. Zack Greinke became only the fifth Brewer pitcher to strike out 200+ batters in a season.

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21. Zack Greinke made his Brewers debut in the second game of a doubleheader on May 4, 2011.

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22. On December 17, 2010, Zack Greinke reportedly asked the Royals to trade him, claiming that he was not motivated to play for a rebuilding team.

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23. Zack Greinke specifically mentioned FIP, an indicator developed by sabermetrician Tom Tango, as his favorite statistic.

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24. Zack Greinke returned to the rotation in 2008 and performed well that season.

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25. Zack Greinke was named the organization's Minor League Pitcher of the Year for 2003.

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26. Zack Greinke turned down a scholarship offer from Clemson University to sign with the Royals for a $2.5 million signing bonus.

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27. Zack Greinke was selected in the first round of the 2002 Major League Baseball draft by the Kansas City Royals, who felt he was a polished player who could move quickly through their system.

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28. Zack Greinke was primarily a shortstop when he started playing baseball at Apopka High School.

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