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Diamondbacks | Zack Greinke mixes up arsenal

Sun, 22 May 2016 17:13:46 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zack Greinke allowed one run on five hits while walking one and striking out seven over eight innings in a win over the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, May 21, and he said he used his curveball more often and did a better job of mixing up his pitches.

Fantasy Tip: Greinke was never going to approach last year's numbers, but perhaps the change in pitch selection could lead to more strong outings.

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Diamondbacks | Zack Greinke's fastball not fooling hitters

Fri, 20 May 2016 17:13:12 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zack Greinke is 4-3 with a 5.08 ERA and leads the majors in hits allowed. He has allowed one run or less just once in nine starts after doing so 21 times in 2015. Opponents are hitting .402/.442/.690 with a 12.6% strikeout rate against his fastball compared to .201/.261/.362 with a 19.4% strikeout rate last year.

Fantasy Tip: We warned fantasy owners that Greinke was in line for a rough transition to the desert with his new team. He's especially struggled at Chase Field. His mediocre fastball in 2016 could be a mechanical issue. In any event, it's unlikely he's this bad, but he shouldn't come anywhere near to his 2015 numbers. Be wary of starting him at home against certain opponents.

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Diamondbacks | Zack Greinke's fastball ails him

Thu, 19 May 2016 23:05:39 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zack Greinke's fastball is being pummeled with a .402/.442/.690 slash line and a 12.6% swing-and-miss rate. Last season, the slash line against it was .201/.261/.362 with a 19.4% whiff rate. He has allowed one run or fewer once in nine starts after doing it 21 times last year. His 67 hits allowed are the most in the majors.

Fantasy Tip: It's still incredibly early, and several aces are being tattooed. He has an 8.10 K/9, which is nearly identical to last season's masterpiece. He'll figure it out eventually, but the desert in Arizona isn't likely to do him many favors. For that, we'd temper buy-low expectations.

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Diamondbacks | Zack Greinke strong in win

Tue, 17 May 2016 23:23:21 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zack Greinke enjoyed one of his best starts of the season Tuesday, May 17, versus the New York Yankees. He logged seven innings of three-run ball, scattering just five hits, no walks and striking out seven.

Fantasy Tip: After his nightmarish start to the year, the former Cy Young winner is starting to settle in comfortably, as he's now racked up quality starts in three of his past four assignments. In the process, his ERA has been lowered to 5.08. Greinke is a great buy-low candidate right now for owners looking to trade for the right-hander, as it looks like he's decisively breaking through his early-season struggles. He appears to be in a fine rhythm right now.

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Diamondbacks | Zack Greinke better on the road

Fri, 13 May 2016 09:39:41 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zack Greinke is 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA and .587 opponent's OPS on the road this year. He's 1-3 with a 7.28 ERA and .993 opponent's OPS at home.

Fantasy Tip: After four earned runs allowed Thursday night, Greinke's season ERA is up to 5.26. We knew it'd be an uphill battle for him after a stellar 2016 season, and Aizona's home field has been rough on the ace. Greinke can be much better and will likely improve, but for now consider avoiding him at Chase Field depending on the opponent.

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Diamondbacks | Zack Greinke's struggles continue

Fri, 13 May 2016 05:21:42 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zack Greinke gave up four runs on eight hits in six innings of work Thursday, May 12. The Diamondbacks lost, 4-2, to the San Francisco Giants. Greinke's earned run average, which was 1.66 last season, climbed to 5.26.

Fantasy Tip: This may be a classic case of a pitcher struggling to live up to a fat contract signed in the offseason. Whatever the case, Greinke has not looked like himself at all. He has a 3-3 record, including a 1-3 mark in five home starts. This tells fantasy owners to stay away from him at Chase Field but look at his road matchups. He may be a better pitcher away from Arizona for the time being.

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Diamondbacks | Zack Greinke has strong outing

Sun, 01 May 2016 05:21:24 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zack Greinke allowed two runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out eight batters through seven innings during the Diamondbacks' 5-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies Saturday, April 30. Greinke did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Tip: It was one of Greinke's better outings this season, as the veteran has been an early-season disappointment with a 5.50 ERA and just two wins. He has also allowed a National League-leading 47 hits and 23 earned runs. Better times are ahead, but keep expectations in check if you're trying to cash in on a potential buy-low opportunity with Greinke.

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Diamondbacks | Zack Greinke rights the ship

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 23:50:56 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zack Greinke allowed a run on six hits and a walk while fanning seven over 6 2/3 innings for his first win over the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, April 20.

Fantasy Tip: Greinke will be fine after a couple of rough starts to open the season. He remains an SP1.

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Diamondbacks | Zack Greinke struggles again

Sun, 10 Apr 2016 06:36:41 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zack Greinke allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out eight batters through six innings during the Diamondbacks 4-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs Saturday, April 9.

Fantasy Tip: The strikeouts are a nice bonus, but Chicago is prone to the punchout, and Greinke currently sits with a 9.90 ERA through his first two starts of the season. The hurler will bounce back, but he might not be a lock to return another fantasy ace showing in 2016.

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Diamondbacks | Zack Greinke pitched with flu

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 09:41:55 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zack Greinke (illness) made his opening day start Monday, April 4, with the flu. Greinke gave up seven runs on nine hits in four innings.

Fantasy Tip: Last season's sub-2.00 ERA wasn't expected to be repeated, but his shelling Monday doesn't hurt as bad now. Greinke remains a solid SP1 in fantasy.

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