Zack Greinke

Zack Greinke says his favorite stat, “besides facing individual batters, is FIP, which is kind of like walks to strikeouts and home runs given up. So I try to get ahead of the count without leaving it run down the middle in a person’s power zone, get ahead in the count. That helps me not walk guys, and then, when I get two strikes, I try to strike guys out. And that’s how I try to pitch, to keep my FIP as low as possible.” (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY, COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.)