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A.J. Griffin
5.77 4-2 35
Team: TexasHt / Wt: 6-5 / 230 NFBC ADP: 585.90
Position: SPBorn: 1/28/1988 Birthplace: El Cajon, California
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 13th Round by Athletics (2010)

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May 26 5:19 PM PT6:19 PM MT7:19 PM CT8:19 PM ET20:19 ET0:19 GMT8:19 5:19 PM MST7:19 PM EST7:49 PM VEN4:19 UAE (+1)7:19 PM CT-Griffin is headed to the DL after he left Friday night's game against the Toronto Blue Jays in the second inning with a left intercostal strain.
Analysis: The right-hander struck out Ezequiel Carrera for the first out of the inning after allowing a grand slam to Devon Travis. It was the eighth home run allowed by Griffin in his last 11 innings pitched. Griffin gave up three hits, two walks and four runs while striking out two to fall to 4-2 with a 5.77 ERA.
May 20 8:11 PM PT9:11 PM MT10:11 PM CT11:11 PM ET23:11 ET3:11 GMT11:11 8:11 PM MST10:11 PM EST10:41 PM VEN7:11 UAE (+1)10:11 PM CT-A.J. Griffin fell to 4-1, allowing nine runs on nine hits and one walk in 3.1 innings, as the Texas Rangers lost to the Detroit Tigers 9-3 on Saturday. Griffin struck out three, ending the game with a 5.02 ERA and 1.19 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Griffin served four homers and gave up three in five innings in his previous start. Though he's put together some strong efforts this season, the right-hander remains a rather risky fantasy option.
May 14 5:06 PM PT6:06 PM MT7:06 PM CT8:06 PM ET20:06 ET0:06 GMT8:06 5:06 PM MST7:06 PM EST7:36 PM VEN4:06 UAE (+1)7:06 PM CT-A.J. Griffin allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks in 5.0 innings as the Texas Rangers defeated the Oakland Athletics 6-4 on Sunday. Griffin struck out three, ending the game with a 3.15 ERA and 1.02 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The former Oakland righty's two home starts have come against his ex-team, and he's been tagged for eight runs and five homers over 8 1/3 innings in those appearances. Griffin is 4-0 with a 1.38 ERA on the road, though, and his next start will come Saturday at Detroit.
May 9 3:57 PM PT4:57 PM MT5:57 PM CT6:57 PM ET18:57 ET22:57 GMT6:57 3:57 PM MST5:57 PM EST6:27 PM VEN2:57 UAE (+1)5:57 PM CT-A.J. Griffin improved to 4-0, allowing four hits and one walk in a complete-game shutout, as the Texas Rangers defeated the San Diego Padres 11-0 on Tuesday. Griffin struck out four, ending the game with a 2.45 ERA and 0.85 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: All four hits off Griffin were singles, and the Padres got only one runner as far as third base. It was Griffin's second career shutout, and he's been dominant in winning his last three starts while allowing 11 hits and one earned run over 20 innings.
May 4 4:45 PM PT5:45 PM MT6:45 PM CT7:45 PM ET19:45 ET23:45 GMT7:45 4:45 PM MST6:45 PM EST7:15 PM VEN3:45 UAE (+1)6:45 PM CT-A.J. Griffin improved to 3-0, allowing two runs - one earned - on six hits and one walk in 5.0 innings, as the Texas Rangers defeated the Houston Astros 10-4 on Thursday. Griffin struck out seven, ending the game with a 3.54 ERA and 0.98 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 21 5:02 PM PT6:02 PM MT7:02 PM CT8:02 PM ET20:02 ET0:02 GMT8:02 5:02 PM MST7:02 PM EST7:32 PM VEN4:02 UAE (+1)7:02 PM CT-Griffin (gout in left ankle) will come off the DL and start Thursday at Houston.
Analysis: Griffin was coming off his best start in two seasons with Texas before going on the DL. He allowed one hit with eight strikeouts in six innings April 17 at Oakland. Griffin is 2-0 with a 4.11 ERA.
Apr. 18 7:50 AM PT8:50 AM MT9:50 AM CT10:50 AM ET10:50 ET14:50 GMT22:50 7:50 AM MST9:50 AM EST10:20 AM VEN18:50 UAE9:50 AM CT-Griffin pitched six scoreless innings in his return to the Oakland Coliseum, striking out eight and allowing just one hit in a 7-0 win.
Analysis: Griffin was much better than in his first two starts, where he gave up seven runs over just 9 1/3 innings - one of which was an ugly outing against his former team.
Apr. 13 10:26 AM PT11:26 AM MT12:26 PM CT1:26 PM ET13:26 ET17:26 GMT1:26 10:26 AM MST12:26 PM EST12:56 PM VEN21:26 UAE12:26 PM CT-Griffin earned the win Wednesday against the Angels after allowing three runs on four hits over six solid innings. The right-hander struck out four and walked just one.
Analysis: Griffin fared much better than he did during his season debut, when he was tagged for four runs in 3 1/3 innings in a no-decision against Oakland. He'll face the A's again in his next start, though this time in the more pitching-friendly confines of the Oakland Coliseum.
Apr. 8 10:28 AM PT11:28 AM MT12:28 PM CT1:28 PM ET13:28 ET17:28 GMT1:28 10:28 AM MST12:28 PM EST12:58 PM VEN21:28 UAE12:28 PM CT-Griffin exited Friday's start against Oakland with one out in the fourth inning after scraping his pitching hand and both of his knees attempting to back up a throw near the A's dugout. The right-hander allowed four runs and a pair of homers before departing.
Analysis: Griffin figures to be able to make his next scheduled start, though he's mostly a desperation fantasy option after posting a 5.07 ERA and surrendering 28 homers in 119 innings a season ago.

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