Zack Greinke Biography
Zack Greinke is an American professional baseball player and pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball (MLB). Before joining the Diamondbacks he previously played for the Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Zack Greinke Age
Zack was born on the 21st of October 1983.
Zack Greinke Family
Greinke was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. He is the son of Donald and Marsha Greinke. Both of his mum and dad were teachers. He hails from German descent. When he was still young he was very active in Little League. He also did pretty well in tennis and golf tournaments as a youth. He has a young brother named Luke, who was also a pitcher. Luke played college baseball at Auburn University and was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 12th round of the 2008 MLB draft. Luke eventually dropped out of baseball a year later due to injuries.
Zack Greinke Wife
Greinke was engaged and later married to Emily Kuchar. The couple met while attending Apopka High School. Kuchar is a former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader and was Miss Daytona Beach USA 2008.
Zack Greinke Children
On April 17, 2015, Kuchar revealed through Twitter that they were expecting their first child. Their son called Bode was born on July 23, 2015.
Zack Greinke Cy Young
While he was still in school Greinke helped to lead his team to the Senior League World Series title in 1999. He played shortstop for the team and his coach approximated that he managed hit up to .700 in the league. He pitched in six minor league games for the Royals farm teams in 2002. The games include three tournaments for the Gulf Coast Royals, two for the Low-A Spokane Indians, and the last two innings for the High-A Wilmington Blue Rocks of the Carolina League. In July Zack was promoted to the AA Wichita Wranglers of the Texas League, wherein nine starts he was 4-3 with a 3.23 ERA.
Zack Greinke Fangraphs
On June 8 Greinke recorded his debut career win when he pitched seven scoreless innings against the Montreal Expos. In 2006 he only made three appearances out of the bullpen and completed the year 1-0 with a 4.26 ERA. In 2007, he returned to the Royals rotation at the start of the season and was only assigned to the bullpen in early May. In 52 appearances, he finished the year with a 7-7 record and a 3.69 ERA. Greinke returned to the rotation in 2008 and performed well that season.
When he ended the 2008 season with 15 scoreless innings, he began off 2009 by not allowing a run in his first 24 innings, which meant that for 39 innings in a row, he had not given up a run. On August 25, he had out 15 batters, breaking Mark Gubicza’s team record for strikeouts in a single game. Greinke had a one-hit complete game against the Seattle Mariners on August 30. His 2009 season record was 16-8, and he only managed an ERA of 2.16, the lowest in MLB. On October 21, he was nominated American League Pitcher of the Year by Sporting News which he won. He usually credited several of his performance to the use of “Modern pitching metrics” – statistics on team defense and defense independent pitching statistics – to calibrate his own take to pitching.
Zack Greinke Brewers
On December 17, 2010, Greinke allegedly requested the current team to trade him, saying that he was not motivated to play for a rebuilding team. This was major because The Royals were unlikely to afford to sign him for a long-term contract once he became a free agent. The team agreed and traded him for some other quality prospects. Greinke suffered a fractured rib while playing basketball In February 2011. This was shortly before reporting to his first spring training with the Brewers.
Greinke made his Brewers debut in the second game of a doubleheader on May 4, 2011. On April 7, 2012, the Brewers defeated the Cardinals 6-0 in Greinke’s first start of the season after he pitched seven scoreless innings while giving up four hits and striking out 7. In an oddity, Greinke became the first pitcher to start three straight games in the Majors in 95 years. The subsequent day, Greinke started again, but only lasted up to the third inning.
The All-Star break followed, and Greinke became the Brewers’ starter on July 13, the team’s next game. The most recent pitcher to start three consecutive games was Red Faber in 1917, who started both games of a September 3 doubleheader, throwing just six innings in total, then followed by a complete game in the next day.
Zack Greinke Velocity
- Four-seam fastball — 91 to 96 miles per hour (146–154 km/h)
- Two-seam fastball — 91 to 95 miles per hour (146–153 km/h)
- Cutter — 88 to 91 miles per hour (142–146 km/h)
- Slider — 83 to 87 miles per hour (134–140 km/h)
- Curveball — 68 to 77 miles per hour (109–124 km/h)
- Changeup — 87 to 90 miles per hour (140–145 km/h)
Zack Greinke Contract
Zack rejected his six-year, $147 million Los Angeles Dodgers’ contract after the 2015 season and signed a six-year, $206.5 million free-agent deal with Arizona Diamondbacks.
Zack Greinke Net Worth
Zack has an estimated net worth of $90 million as of 2018.