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Zack Greinke

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Houston Astros Starting Pitcher Age: 36 Exp: 15.057 Years Bat/Throw: Right/Right
Drafted: Round 1 (#6 overall), 2002 College: Apopka HS Agent(s): (Excel Sports Management)

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  • 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 2020, Greinke will earn a base salary of $32,000,000 and a signing bonus of $3,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $35,000,000. Greinke's adjusted salary with the Houston Astros is $6,950,617

    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 Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2016 Contract details by year 32 $31,000,000 $3,000,000 $34,000,000 $34,000,000 $24,000,000($24,000,000)
    2017 Contract details by year 33 $31,000,000 $3,000,000 $34,000,000 $34,000,000 $24,000,000($48,000,000)
    2018 Contract details by year 34 $31,000,000 $3,000,000 $34,000,000 $34,000,000 $24,000,000($72,000,000)
    2019 Contract details by year 35 $31,500,000 $3,000,000 $34,500,000 $4,537,635 $4,537,634($76,537,634)
    2020 Contract details by year 36 $32,000,000 $3,000,000 $24,083,333 $35,000,000 $6,950,617 $6,950,617($83,488,251)
    2021 Contract details by year 37 $32,000,000 $3,000,000 $35,000,000 $24,666,667 $13,666,667($97,154,918)
    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 (paid by Arizona - 2019)
    • Arizona pays additional $3.3M in 2019, $10.3M in 2020, & $10.3M in 2021

    Upcoming Deferred Contract

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $62,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $12,500,000
      Year Age Base Salary Total Salary
    2022 Contract details by year 38 $12,500,000 $12,500,000
    2023 Contract details by year 39 $12,500,000 $12,500,000
    2024 Contract details by year 40 $12,500,000 $12,500,000
    2025 Contract details by year 41 $12,500,000 $12,500,000
    2026 Contract details by year 42 $12,500,000 $12,500,000
    Contract Notes:

     

    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

    2019-2019Retained

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $17,112,903
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $17,112,903
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Salary Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 35 $16,462,365 $3,000,000 $2,000,000 $21,462,365 $21,462,365($21,462,365)
    2020 Contract details by year 36 $10,333,333 - - $10,333,333 $3,827,160($25,289,525)
    2021 Contract details by year 37 $10,333,333 - - $10,333,333 $10,333,333($35,622,858)
    • Trade Assignment Bonus: $2M
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards 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
    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 $4,537,635 - - $4,537,634
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $16,462,365 $3,000,000 $2,000,000 $21,462,365
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $3,950,617 $3,000,000 - $6,950,617
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $3,827,160 - - $3,827,160
    Est. Earnings
    (16 seasons)
    $196,280,277 $29,475,000 $2,200,000 $227,955,276
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $10,666,667 $3,000,000 - $13,666,667
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $10,333,333 - - $10,333,333
    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
    $279,780,277 $32,475,000 $2,200,000 $314,455,276
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    6 seasons Player Cash Earnings $13,502,500 $2,475,000 - $16,177,500
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $27,000,000 - - $27,000,000
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $64,000,000 $12,000,000 - $76,000,000
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $83,289,525 $12,000,000 - $97,289,525
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $8,488,252 $3,000,000 - $11,488,251
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Jul 31 2019Traded to Houston (HOU) from Arizona (ARI) for Corbin Martin, J.B. Bukauskas, Seth Beer and Josh Rojas
    Dec 4 2015Signed a 6 year $206.5 million contract with Arizona (ARI)
    Nov 6 2015Extended a $15.8 million qualiying offer by Los Angeles (LAD)
    Oct 16 2015Exercised an opt-out clause, becoming a free agent with Los Angeles (LAD)
    Dec 8 2012Signed a 6 year $147 million contract with Los Angeles (LAD)
    Jul 27 2012Traded to Los Angeles (LAA) from Milwaukee (MIL) for Jean Segura, Ariel Pena and Johnny Heilweg
    Dec 19 2010Traded to Milwaukee (MIL) from Kansas City (KC) with Yuniesky Betancourt and cash considerations for Jake Odorizzi, Lorenzo Cain, Alcides Escobar and Jeremy Jeffress
    Jan 26 2009Signed a 4 year $38 million extension with Kansas City (KC)
    Feb 7 2008Signed a 1 year $1.4 million contract with Kansas City (KC)
    Feb 1 2007Signed a 1 year $407k contract with Kansas City (KC)
    Feb 1 2006Signed a 1 year $365k contract with Kansas City (KC)
    Mar 1 2005Signed a 1 year $330,500 contract with Kansas City (KC)
    Jul 11 2002Signed a contract with Kansas City (KC)
    Jun 24 2002Drafted by Kansas City (KC): Round 1 (#6 overall)

  • Injuries

    A look at the injuries for Zack Greinke, and the financial implications.

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS IP H R ER BB K HR W L S ERA WHIP WAR
    2020 HOU 3 3 15.0 12 5 5 3 11 0 0 0 0 3.00 1 1
    2019 HOU 36 33 208.2 175 73 68 30 187 21 18 5 0 2.93 0.982 4.22
    2018 ARI 34 33 207.2 181 77 74 43 199 28 15 11 0 3.21 1.079 4.15
    2017 ARI 33 32 202.1 172 80 72 45 215 25 17 7 0 3.20 1.072 6.05
    2016 ARI 27 26 158.2 161 80 77 41 134 23 13 7 0 4.37 1.273 2.34
    2015 LAD 32 32 222.2 149 43 42 40 200 14 19 3 0 1.70 0.849 9.06
    2014 LAD 32 32 202.1 190 69 61 43 207 19 17 8 0 2.71 1.152 4.43
    2013 LAD 29 28 177.2 152 54 52 46 148 13 15 4 0 2.63 1.114 4.21
    2012 MIL 37 34 212.1 200 84 82 54 200 18 15 5 0 3.48 1.196 1.47
    2011 MIL 29 28 171.2 161 82 73 45 201 19 16 6 0 3.83 1.2 1.4
    2010 KC 33 33 220.0 219 114 102 55 181 18 10 14 0 4.17 1.245 3.44
    2009 KC 33 33 229.1 195 64 55 51 242 11 16 8 0 2.16 1.073 10.37
    2008 KC 32 32 202.1 202 87 78 56 183 21 13 10 0 3.47 1.275 5.36
    Totals 498 446 2864.2 2,647 1,148 1,068 667 2,610 289 204 122 1 3.36 1.157 57.50
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