Last updated on July 8th, 2022 at 10:42 am
Who is Zack Greinke?
Zack Greinke is an American professional baseball pitcher who currently plays for the Major League Baseball Houston Astros (MLB). His position on the field is a pitcher. He previously played for the Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, Anaheim Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Arizona Diamondbacks. After winning the Gatorade National Player of the Year Award as a high school senior, he was selected in the first round with the sixth pick in the 2002 MLB draft.
Quick Facts of Zack Greinke
|Full Name:||Zack Greinke|
|Age:||39 years old|
|Birthday:||October 21, 1983|
|Net Worth:||$120 Million|
|Height:||1.88 m. (6′ 2”)|
What is the Age of Zack Greinke?
Zack Greinke was born on October 21, 1983, with the given name Donald Zackary Greinke by his parents. He is from Orlando, Florida, in the United States.
As of 2021, he is 38 years old. He is an American by nationality, and he is of German descent, so he is of American-German ethnicity. Greinke’s Zodiac sign is Libra, and he adheres to the Christian religion, according to his birthdate.
His parents are his father, Donald Greinke, and his mother, Marsha Greinke. His parents were both high school teachers. He also has a younger brother, Luke, who is a pitcher and played college baseball at Auburn University. Luke was drafted in the 12th round of the 2008 MLB draft by the New York Yankees, but he was forced to retire a year later due to injuries.
Zack Greinke excelled in tennis and golf as a child. In 1999, he was a member of the team that won the Senior League World Series. He was also a shortstop for his team.
He then went on to play baseball at Apopka High School, where he hit over.400 and hit 31 home runs during his high school career. As a sophomore and junior, he worked as a reliever before transitioning to starting pitcher as a senior.
What is the Net Worth of Zack Greinke?
Zack Greinke is a baseball player who currently plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks in Major League Baseball, the United States’ senior baseball league. Zack’s net worth is estimated to be $120 million as of 2021.
On December 8, 2015, he agreed to terms with the Arizona Diamondbacks on a 6-year, $206,500,000 contract that included a $18,000,000 signing bonus, a $206,500,000 guarantee, and an annual average salary of $34,416,667.
On January 26, 2009, he agreed to a four-year, $38 million contract with the Royals. On December 8, 2012, he agreed to a six-year, $147 million free-agent contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
He earned a total of $251,955,276 during his 17-year career. His main source of wealth is his baseball career, and he currently lives a luxurious lifestyle.
Who is Zack Greinke’s Wife
Zack Greinke is a married man. He married his lovely wife, Emily Kuchar, whom he met while attending Apopka High School. Emily Kuchar is a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader and the 2008 Miss Daytona Beach USA. The couple was blessed with two sons.
On July 23, 2015, their son, Bode, entered the world. The happily married couple is currently residing in Orlando, Florida, the United States of America. They have a deep love and affection for one another.
What is the Height of Zack Greinke?
Zack Greinke is a handsome and intelligent baseball player with a tall height of 1.88 m and a balanced weight of 91 KG. His physique is athletic. His hair is blonde, and he has a pair of lovely blue eyes.
In general, he has a healthy body, a charming smile, and a glowing face.
Surgery on Zack Greinke
Greinke fractured his left collarbone in a brawl with Carlos Quentin of the San Diego Padres on April 11, 2013, after Quentin was hit by an inside pitch and charged the mound. He was placed on the disabled list, and it was revealed that he would require surgery on April 13, 2013.
When did Zack Greinke Begin his Career?
- Zack Greinke began his career as a relief pitcher as a sophomore and junior before transitioning to starting pitcher as a senior.
- In his senior year, he went 9-2 with a 0.55 earned run average (ERA) and 118 strikeouts in 63 innings.
- Following the conclusion of his high school season, he competed in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Classic, where he impressed pro scouts with his performance against some of the best hitters in the country.
- The Kansas City Royals then selected him in the first round with the sixth pick in the 2002 Major League Baseball draft.
- He declined a scholarship offer from Clemson University in order to sign with the Royals and receive a $2.5 million signing bonus.
- In 2002, he pitched in six minor league games for the Royals farm teams: three for the Gulf Coast Royals, two for the Low-A Spokane Indians, and two innings for the Carolina League’s High-A Wilmington Blue Rocks.
- He began the 2003 season with Wilmington, where he went 11-1 with a 1.14 ERA in 14 appearances. In 1113 innings of work, he had a 3.97 ERA.
- In July of the same year, he was promoted to the AA Wichita Wranglers of the Texas League, where he went 4-3 with a 3.23 ERA in nine starts.
- In 2004, he was promoted to the Omaha Royals of the Pacific Coast League, where he went 1-1 with a 2.51 ERA in six starts.
- The Royals called him up to the major leagues on May 22, 2004, and he made his debut against the Oakland Athletics.
- On June 8th, he earned his first career win by pitching seven scoreless innings against the Montreal Expos.
- In his 24 starts in 2004, he had an 8-11 record and a 3.97 ERA.
- In 2005, he led the American League in losses, going 5-17 with a 5.80 ERA in 33 starts.
- On April 17, 2006, he returned to the Royals’ spring training facility in Surprise, Arizona, where he continued to pitch. Then, due to psychological issues, he was placed on the 60-day disabled list and took a break from baseball. He began seeing a sports psychologist and taking anti-depressant medication after that.
- He only made three appearances out of the bullpen during the 2006 season, finishing the year 1-0 with a 4.26 ERA.
- He finished 2007 with a 7-7 record and a 3.69 ERA in 52 appearances (14 starts).
- In 2008, he made 32 starts and finished with a 13-10 record and 183 strikeouts.
- On January 26, 2009, he agreed to a four-year, $38 million contract with the Royals.
- His 2009 season record was 16-8, and he had the lowest ERA in MLB at 2.16.
- Despite a stellar 2009 season, he began to regress in 2010, finishing 10-14 with a 4.17 ERA and 181 strikeouts.
- On December 19, 2010, he was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers and given the number 13.
- He fractured a rib while playing basketball in February 2011. As a result, he began the 2011 season on the disabled list.
- He made his Brewers debut on May 4, 2011, in the second game of a doubleheader.
- In 28 starts, he finished 2011 with a 16-6 record, a 3.83 ERA, and 201 strikeouts.
- He made 21 starts for the Brewers in 2012, posting a 9-3 record, 120 strikeouts, and a 3.44 ERA.
- On July 27, he was traded to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
- He made his first start for the Angels on July 29, 2012.
- He pitched from August 3 to 19 (1-1, 7.20 ERA in 25 innings), then won four straight starts of at least seven innings and two or fewer runs. In those starts, he had a 1.88 ERA in 28+13 innings pitched.
- In total, he made 34 starts for both teams in 2012, posting a 15-5 record, 200 strikeouts, and a 3.48 ERA.
- On December 8, 2012, he agreed to a six-year, $147 million free-agent contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, which was finalized on December 10, 2012.
- He fractured his left collarbone in a brawl with Carlos Quentin of the San Diego Padres on April 11, 2013.
- He was placed on the disabled list, and it was revealed that he would need surgery, which was done on April 13.
- He made his comeback on May 10th, pitching in a rehab game for the Class-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. On May 15, he returned to the Dodgers.
- On June 11, 2013, he was hit in the head and neck by Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Ian Kennedy.
- On May 5, 2013, he earned his 100th career victory against the St. Louis Cardinals.
- He then started the 2014 season by breaking an MLB record with 22 consecutive starts (dating back to July 2013) in which he allowed two or fewer earned runs.
- Surprisingly, he was named to the National League squad for the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, and he finished the season with a 17-8 record and a 2.71 ERA in 32 starts, the most in his career.
- He finished the 2015 season with a 19-3 record, 200 strikeouts, and a 1.66 ERA, which was a major-league best.
- On December 8, 2015, he signed a six-year, $206.5 million contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
- He was placed on the 15-day disabled list on July 3, 2016, due to a left oblique strain.
- In the Diamondbacks’ 10-9 win over the Atlanta Braves on August 24, 2016, he recorded his 2000th career strikeout.
- He went 13-7 in his first season, but he had a 4.37 ERA in 158+23 innings.
- In 32 starts in 2017, he went 17-7 with 215 strikeouts and a 3.20 ERA in 202+13 innings.
- In 33 starts, he finished the 2018 season with a 15-11 record and a 3.21 ERA.
- On April 2, 2019, he hit two home runs and struck out ten batters as the Diamondbacks defeated the Padres 8-5.
- In 2019, he batted.271 with three home runs and eight RBIs for the Diamondbacks.
- On July 31, 2019, the Diamondbacks traded Greinke to the Houston Astros for cash considerations. In addition, the Diamondbacks agreed to pay $24 million of Greinke’s remaining $77 million salary.
- He was 18-5 with a 2.93 ERA in 208.2 innings (sixth in the majors) over 33 starts in 2019, walking only 30 batters (1.3 walks per nine innings, the best ratio of his career and third-best in the majors), and had a WHIP of 0.982. (fifth-best in the major leagues).
- In 2020, he went 3-3 with a 4.03 ERA in 12 starts spanning 67 innings.
- On April 1, 2021, he earned his first career Opening Day victory and 209th win overall as the Astros defeated the Oakland Athletics, 8-1, at the Oakland Coliseum.
- In 30 games in 2021, he was 11-6 with a 4.16 ERA (29 starts).
- He started Game 4 of the World Series against the Atlanta Braves, pitching four scoreless innings.
- In the second inning, he singled to become the first Astros pitcher to get a hit in a World Series game.
- In Game 5, he was called in as a pinch hitter in the fourth inning and recorded a single, becoming the first pitcher since Jack Bentley in 1923 to do so.
Zack Greinke is a professional baseball pitcher from the United States. On October 21, 1983, Zack Greinke was born. Zack’s estimated net worth is $120 million. He married his beautiful wife, Emily Kuchar. He stands 1.88 height tall.