Chad Green
Chad Green
28-Year-Old PitcherRP
New York Yankees
2020 Fantasy Outlook
On April 23, Green was optioned to the minors. At the time, he was sporting a 16.43 ERA and 2.48 WHIP. Green didn't sulk, instead he posted a 2.45 ERA and 0.99 WHIP with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, fanning 14 with just two walks in 7.1 innings. The Yankees called him up May 12 and Green proceeded to log a 2.64 ERA and 1.08 WHIP the rest of the way with 91 whiffs and 15 free passes in 61.1 innings. Green functioned equally well as a multi-inning middleman and late-inning reliever, as well as in the newfangled primary pitcher role. Despite possessing closer stuff as demonstrated by a dominant 26 K-BB%, Green is more useful deployed in multiple roles, leaving ninth-inning duties to Aroldis Chapman. While there's always the danger of a stretch like Green endured to open the 2019 campaign, he's one of the better non-closer relievers to help stabilize ratios while accruing strikeouts. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $1.28 million contract with the Yankees in January of 2020.
Experimenting with curveball
PNew York Yankees
February 26, 2020
Green has been working on adding a curveball to his arsenal, James Wagner of The New York Times reports.
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Green relied almost exclusively on fastballs and sliders last season -- per Statcast, he tossed one of those two pitches 98 percent of the time -- but he has already broken out his new curveball in spring training, according to Wagner. A curve could serve as a devastating contrast to Green's mid-to-upper-90s fastball and help improve upon his elite 33.1 percent strikeout rate.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
24
Last 10 Games
21
Last 5 Games
21
How many pitches does Chad Green generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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What part of the game does Chad Green generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
Even Split
2019
 
 
-1%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-4%
BAA vs RHP
2017
 
 
-26%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .211 371 156 19 73 18 2 10
Since 2017vs Right .211 475 139 32 91 19 0 13
2019vs Left .246 140 54 8 31 6 2 4
2019vs Right .248 155 44 11 35 8 0 6
2018vs Left .234 143 58 6 32 8 0 4
2018vs Right .225 155 36 9 32 5 0 5
2017vs Left .120 88 44 5 10 4 0 2
2017vs Right .162 165 59 12 24 6 0 2
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-7%
ERA on Road
2019
Even Split
2018
 
 
-11%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-14%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 2.92 1.06 101.2 6 3 1 11.2 2.6 1.2
Since 2017Away 2.73 0.96 112.0 11 4 1 13.6 1.8 0.7
2019Home 4.18 1.36 32.1 1 2 1 12.2 3.3 1.9
2019Away 4.17 1.12 36.2 3 2 1 13.3 1.7 0.7
2018Home 2.65 1.04 37.1 5 1 0 9.2 1.7 1.0
2018Away 2.35 1.04 38.1 3 2 0 13.1 1.9 1.2
2017Home 1.97 0.78 32.0 0 0 0 12.4 2.8 0.8
2017Away 1.70 0.70 37.0 5 0 0 14.4 1.7 0.2
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Stat Review
How does Chad Green compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. 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, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in 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.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
5.16
 
K/9
12.8
 
BB/9
2.5
 
HR/9
1.3
 
Fastball
96.5 mph
 
ERA
4.17
 
WHIP
1.23
 
BABIP
.367
 
GB/FB
1.05
 
Left On Base
70.4%
 
Exit Velocity
91.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
11.6%
 
Spin Rate
2374 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
47.6%
 
Swinging Strike
14.1%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2017
Many will talk about closers being a combination of skills-plus-opportunity with a mixture of guile. That recipe is what is needed to get the role, and Green has it in spades. He is just cursed with being on the wrong team as the Yankees have a deep bullpen with several more proven ninth-inning options. Green could close for any other team in the majors right now, but the Yankees are not going to let him go anywhere because he is a dominant part of the bridge to the endgame. Green's 26.5 K-BB% ranked 11th among qualified relievers last season, and there are no issues with splits. The only flaw would be the nine homers, only four of which came at home, but some homers are to be expected of someone who is so fastball dominant with his repertoire. Expect more middle-relief wins, solid ratios and plenty of strikeouts from him in 2019, but the saves are still likely a few years in the future.
Green was a swingman for the Yankees in 2016. The ERA was ugly, but it did have an alibi because he was not meant to be a starter. The strikeout rate and walk rates were starter worthy, but fastball/slider pitchers need both pitches to be excellent to go without a third pitch. Green did not have that, but the move to the bullpen allowed him to come in and throw fastballs with regularity as he threw the ol’ number one 70 percent of the time last season. The crazy-high home run rate normalized in 2017 (0.52 HR/9) and Green became a valuable commodity in only leagues with five wins, sparkling ratios and 100-plus strikeouts in relief. His 2018 role will be more of the same as the bullpen should come back intact. Each season has a few relievers with phenomenal skills but no clear path to saves; Green is at the top of that list for 2018.
The Yankees traded for Green last offseason, who to that point was a fairly unheralded prospect that had never made it above the Double-A level. The 25-year-old ended up posting a spectacular 1.52 ERA in his first taste of Triple-A action in 2016 and leveraged that success into a spot in the big league club's starting rotation down the back stretch. Though things didn't always go as smoothly in the majors -- he especially struggled keeping the ball in the yard (2.4 HR/9) -- the young righty was able to miss bats and ended the year with 52 strikeouts in 45.2 innings. Unfortunately, Green's season was cut short by a UCL sprain and strained flexor tendon suffered in early September, and while he is expected to avoid surgery, it's unclear if he will be 100 percent by the time spring training rolls around. Once healthy, Green could be handed a spot in a somewhat shallow rotation, profiling as a No. 4 or No. 5 starter.
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Unlikely to work as opener in '20
PNew York Yankees
February 10, 2020
Green said last week that he doesn't expect to see much use as an opener in 2020 and plans to fill a more traditional relief role, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. "Opening was a little bit out of necessity last year, but we've got some guys that are going to step up and pitch some big innings," Green said.
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Won't need arbiter
PNew York Yankees
January 10, 2020
Green and the Yankees avoided arbitration with a one-year deal Friday.
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Serving as opener
PNew York Yankees
October 19, 2019
Green will open a bullpen game for the Yankees in Game 6 of the ALCS against the Astros on Saturday.
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Working as opener Sunday
PNew York Yankees
September 28, 2019
Green will serve as the opener Sunday against the Rangers, Marly Rivera of ESPN.com reports.
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Opening Sunday
PNew York Yankees
September 15, 2019
Green will serve as the opener Sunday against the Blue Jays, Randy Miller of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
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