Grayson Greiner
Grayson Greiner
26-Year-Old CatcherC
Detroit Tigers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Greiner looks to be the Tigers' primary catcher this season with James McCann non-tendered and no other appealing alternatives on the roster. The unusually tall (6-foot-6) backstop posted a promising .266/.350/.405 line in 46 games at Triple-A Toledo last season but looked like a backup in his first taste of big-league action. That performance wasn't significantly out of line with Greiner's prospect reports, as he never had significant hype. He was supposed to have a bit of power, and he regularly ran slugging percentages above .400 in the minors, but he couldn't manage a single homer in his time with the Tigers. There's at least a bit of hope he could provide some power this season, as his 87.9 mph average exit velocity ranked in the middle of the pack last season. Greiner is very much in the mix in AL-only leagues simply due to his playing time but will need to tap into that power to have broader appeal. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Tigers in June of 2014.
Not starting Friday
CDetroit Tigers
May 24, 2019
Greiner is not in the lineup Friday against the Mets.
ANALYSIS
Greiner is hitting .091 in his last 13 games. John Hicks will get the call behind the plate for the second time in three games.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
1
7
16
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
6
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+64%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+43%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+84%
OPS vs LHP
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .817 45 7 2 9 0 .282 .356 .462
Since 2017vs Right .497 194 9 1 13 0 .175 .258 .240
2019vs Left .672 23 3 2 4 0 .182 .217 .455
2019vs Right .469 100 4 1 6 0 .174 .230 .239
2018vs Left .971 22 4 0 5 0 .412 .500 .471
2018vs Right .528 94 5 0 7 0 .177 .287 .241
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+10%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+30%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+7%
OPS at Home
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .531 125 7 1 12 0 .185 .272 .259
Since 2017Away .585 114 9 2 10 0 .206 .281 .304
2019Home .445 66 2 1 4 0 .150 .212 .233
2019Away .579 57 5 2 6 0 .204 .246 .333
2018Home .631 59 5 0 8 0 .229 .339 .292
2018Away .587 57 4 0 4 0 .208 .316 .271
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Grayson Greiner compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against this season's data (min 100 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.18
 
BB Rate
5.7%
 
K Rate
31.7%
 
BABIP
.233
 
ISO
.105
 
AVG
.175
 
OBP
.228
 
SLG
.281
 
OPS
.508
 
wOBA
.229
 
Exit Velocity
84.8 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
36.8%
 
Barrels/PA
0.8%
 
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Heads to bench
CDetroit Tigers
May 22, 2019
Greiner is not starting Wednesday against the Marlins.
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Starting Sunday
CDetroit Tigers
May 19, 2019
Greiner is starting at catcher and batting eighth in Sunday's game against the Athletics.
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Sitting Friday
CDetroit Tigers
May 17, 2019
Greiner will take a seat Friday against the Athletics, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
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Gets breather
CDetroit Tigers
May 15, 2019
Greiner is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Astros, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
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Sitting for series finale
CDetroit Tigers
May 12, 2019
Greiner is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Twins, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
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