Zack Greinke

Kansas City Royals

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Zack Greinke has thrown 46,519 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2022, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2022, they have relied primarily on their Fourseam Fastball (89mph) and Slider (84mph), also mixing in a Curve (72mph) and Change (87mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker (90mph) and Slow Curve (65mph).


In 2022, compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball is straight as an arrow, has below average velo, has some natural sinking action and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers. His slider generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sliders, has short glove-side cut, has less than expected depth and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders. His curve comes in below hitting speed, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' curves, has a sharp downward bite, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has slight glove-side movement. His change is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' changeups, is much firmer than usual and has some natural sink to it. His sinker generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has less armside run than typical, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has slightly below average velo. His slow curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 1 of them in 2022) is a real yakker that's separated from his other curveball due to its big drop and slow speed.