Shane Greene

Age 31 RP
  • Born 11/17/1988
  • Bats R
  • Team: Detroit Tigers
2019 Statistics
W-L
0-3
IP
62.2
ERA
2.30
WHIP
1.01
K
64
K%
25.5
2020 Prediction
Coming Soon
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2018
2019
Changeup
0.5% Thrown 85.4 MPH 40 CSW%
Four-Seamer
47.0% Thrown 92.6 MPH 28.2 CSW%
Cutter
31.0% Thrown 87.7 MPH 33.8 CSW%
Slider
21.5% Thrown 80.3 MPH 35.7 CSW%

Greene threw his changeup just five times, so I wouldn’t expect the pitch to be a major part of his repertoire in 2020.

GIF made by Donny Moskovits. Blurb written by Rich Holman

Greene lost two mph on his sinker, but that didn’t effect its effectiveness at all. In fact, the 6.5 pVAL was the highest of Greene’s career, as was the 67.1% GB%. Greene threw his sinker lower in the zone and a multitude of groud balls was the result.

GIF made by Donny Moskovits. Blurb written by Rich Holman

Greene’s cutter found the zone 57.7% of the time and sported a 15% SwStr%, which led to a 28% K% on the pitch. Greene benifited from the pitch’s .200 BABIP despite a career high 30.8% LD%.

GIF made by Donny Moskovits. Blurb written by Rich Holman

Greene’s slider had a career-best 19.6% SwStr%, which led to a 40.7% K%. Unfortunately, batters crushed the pitch when he missed his spots, resulting in a 25% HR/FB rate and a 121 wRC+.

GIF made by Donny Moskovits. Blurb written by Rich Holman
2018
2019
Two-Seamer
46.4% Thrown 94.2 MPH
Slider
25.1% Thrown 81.1 MPH
Cutter
24.1% Thrown 88.2 MPH
Four-Seamer
4.4% Thrown 95.2 MPH

His primary offering, Greene threw the sinker 45.7% of the time. It allowed a wOBA of .350 but like you’d suspect out of most sinkers it was effective at keeping the ball on the ground with an average launch angle of 8.

At 81 mph, Greene’s slider has great velocity differential off his sinker at 94.2 mph. It was his primary strikeout pitch with a 35% whiff rate and allowed just a .235 wOBA.

Greene upped his cutter usage from 15.4% in 2017 to 24.2% in 2018. Similar to his four-seamer the results weren’t too good allowing a .363 wOBA and a poor -3.9 pVal.

Greene threw his four-seamer just over 5.1% of the time which is similar to 2017 (4.5%). While it got a fair amount of whiffs (25%) it was hit very hard to the tune of a .405 wOBA and .333 batting average allowed. Overall, it registered a well-below-average -4.2 pVal.

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