Zack Greinke

Starting Pitcher Age: 32 Exp: 11.057 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#6 overall), 2002 Agent(s): Excel Sports Management
  • Current Contract

    Zack Greinke signed a 6 year / $206,500,000 contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, including a $18,000,000 signing bonus, $206,500,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $34,416,667. In 2016, Greinke will earn a base salary of $31,000,000 and a signing bonus of $3,000,000. Greinke has a cap hit of $34,000,000.

    Contract: 6 yr(s) / $206,500,000
    Signing Bonus $18,000,000
    Average Salary $34,416,667
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
    Year   Age Status Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary
    2016 Contract details by year 32 $31,000,000 $3,000,000 $34,000,000
    2017 Contract details by year 33 $31,000,000 $3,000,000 $34,000,000
    2018 Contract details by year 34 $31,000,000 $3,000,000 $34,000,000
    2019 Contract details by year 35 $31,500,000 $3,000,000 $34,500,000
    2020 Contract details by year 36 $32,000,000 $3,000,000 $35,000,000
    2021 Contract details by year 37 $32,000,000 $3,000,000 $35,000,000
    2022 Free Agent Year 38 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $62.5M deferred to 2022-2026, makes present day contract value $193,849,298
    • Limited No Trade (15 team block)
    • Trade Assignment Bonus: $2M

    Current Dead Contracts

    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Dead Salary
    2022 Contract details by year $12,500,000 - $12,500,000
    2023 Contract details by year $12,500,000 - $12,500,000
    2024 Contract details by year $12,500,000 - $12,500,000
    2025 Contract details by year $12,500,000 - $12,500,000
    2026 Contract details by year $12,500,000 - $12,500,000

    Previous Contracts

    2013-2015

    Contract: 6 yr(s) / $147,000,000
    Signing Bonus $12,000,000
    Average Salary $24,500,000
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary
    2013 Contract details by year 29 $17,000,000 $2,000,000 $19,000,000
    2014 Contract details by year 30 $24,000,000 $2,000,000 $26,000,000
    2015 Contract details by year 31 $23,000,000 $2,000,000 $25,000,000
    2016 Contract details by year 32 $24,000,000 $2,000,000 $26,000,000
    2017 Contract details by year 33 $23,000,000 $2,000,000 $25,000,000
    2018 Contract details by year 34 $24,000,000 $2,000,000 $26,000,000
    • May opt out of contract after 2015 season
    • If traded, may opt out of contract at the end of the season.
    • Cy Young: $1 million (win), $500,000 (Top 5) (x2 in 2018)
    • Traded Bonus: $3 million
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2002 Player Cash Earnings - $2,475,000 - $2,475,000
    2005 Player Cash Earnings $330,500 - - $330,500
    2006 Player Cash Earnings $365,000 - - $365,000
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $407,000 - - $407,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $1,400,000 - $50,000 $1,450,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $3,750,000 - $150,000 $3,900,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $7,250,000 - - $7,250,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $13,500,000 - - $13,500,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $13,500,000 - - $13,500,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $17,000,000 $12,000,000 - $29,000,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $24,000,000 - - $24,000,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $23,000,000 - - $23,000,000
    Est. Earnings (11 seasons) $104,502,500 $14,475,000 $200,000 $119,177,500
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $21,000,000 $3,000,000 - $24,000,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $21,000,000 $3,000,000 - $24,000,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $21,000,000 $3,000,000 - $24,000,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $21,000,000 $3,000,000 - $24,000,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $21,000,000 $3,000,000 - $24,000,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $21,000,000 $3,000,000 - $24,000,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $12,500,000 - - $12,500,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $12,500,000 - - $12,500,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $12,500,000 - - $12,500,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $12,500,000 - - $12,500,000
    2026 Player Cash Earnings $12,500,000 - - $12,500,000
    $293,002,500 $32,475,000 $200,000 $325,677,500
    * denotes deferred payment
  • 2016 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Zack Greinke ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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  • Statistics

    Season Team GP GS IP H R ER BB K HR W L S ERA
    2015 LAD 32 32 222.2 149 43 42 40 200 14 19 3 0 1.70
    2014 LAD 32 32 202.1 190 69 61 43 207 19 17 8 0 2.72
    2013 LAD 29 28 177.2 152 54 52 46 148 13 15 4 0 2.63
    2012 MIL 37 34 212.1 200 84 82 54 200 18 15 5 0 3.48
    2011 MIL 28 27 166.2 152 78 69 40 195 17 15 6 0 3.72
    2010 KC 33 33 220. 219 114 102 55 181 18 10 14 0 4.17
    2009 KC 33 33 229.1 195 64 55 51 242 11 16 8 0 2.16
    2008 KC 32 32 202.1 202 87 78 56 183 21 12 10 0 3.48
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 4 yrs, $0
    • Avg. Salary: $0
    • MLB Rank: 504

    Current Contract

    • Free Agent: 2022
    • Avg. Salary: $34,416,667
    • MLB Rank: 1

    Comparable Players

    We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare Zack Greinke to.

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    Max Scherzer 7 $210,000,000 $30,000,000 30
    Justin Verlander 6 $162,000,000 $27,000,000 29
    Jon Lester 6 $155,000,000 $25,833,333 30
    Adam Wainwright 5 $97,500,000 $19,500,000 32
    Averages 6 $156,125,000 $26,020,833 30.3


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Greinke's current age (32), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    4 $0 $0


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Greinke statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: Games Started, Innings Pitched per game, Wins/Start, Strikeouts per 9 innings, WHIP per season, ERA

    Player GS IP/G W/S SO WHIP ERA
    Max Scherzer 2013-2014, WSH 32.50 6.69 0.60 7.57 1.07 3.02
    Justin Verlander 2011-2012, DET 33.50 7.3 0.61 7.3 0.99 2.52
    Jon Lester 2013-2014, CHC 32.50 6.66 0.48 6.11 1.20 3.10
    Adam Wainwright 2012-2013, STL 33.00 6.48 0.50 5.93 1.15 3.39
    Average 32.88 6.78 0.55 6.73 1.10 3.01
    Zack Greinke 2014-2015 32.00 6.64 0.56 6.36 0.99 2.18
    % Change -2.68% -2.06% 1.82% -5.50% 10.00% 27.57%
    Median Prime % Change -0.12%
    Average Prime % Change 4.86%


    Zack Greinke's Calculated Market Value

    After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our market value.

    4 yr, $0 ($0 average)