A.J. Griffin
SP TEX
4 days ago

Griffin (5-3) gave up three earned runs on seven hits in Saturday's 8-2 loss to the Rays. He struck out four.

EDGE Analysis

He gave up a pair of untimely homers but was also done in by a general lack of run support, sending him to his second consecutive loss. Griffin was taken deep by Luke Maile for a solo shot in the second, which was followed up by a 402-foot blast in the sixth by Evan Longoria. He encouragingly exhibited much better control than he has the majority of the season, refraining from handing out any free passes for only the second time on the campaign. The righty will try get back in the win column when he takes on the Indians next Friday.

A.J. Griffin
SP TEX
1 week ago

Griffin (5-2) allowed six runs on 11 hits and one walk while striking out eight over 6.2 innings to take the loss Sunday against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Griffin has now failed to post a quality start in any of his last four starts, and his ERA has ballooned to 4.68. After posting an ERA in the threes in each of his first two seasons, he's had a significant drop off in his first year with the Rangers. He'll make his next start Saturday against the Rays.

A.J. Griffin
SP TEX
2 weeks ago

Griffin (5-1) allowed five runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out five over 4.2 innings, but received no decision Tuesday against the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

Griffin gave up a pair of runs in both the first and third innings, and ended up leaving the contest with a 5-1 deficit, but the offense came up big in the late innings to take him off the hook for a potential loss. After doing so three times early in the year, he's failed to post a quality start in any of his last 10 outings, and he now owns a 4.38 ERA on the year. After posting a 3.06 ERA in 2012, he's now seen his ERA increase in each of the last two seasons. He'll make his next start Sunday against the Tigers.

A.J. Griffin
SP TEX
3 weeks ago

Griffin (5-1) allowed three runs -- all on solo homers -- over 5.2 innings Thursday in a win over Baltimore. He struck out six while surrendering five hits without a walk.

EDGE Analysis

He had a shutout going through four, but Mark Trumbo and Pedro Alvarez touched Griffin up for back-to-back jacks in the fifth, then Hyun Soo Kim homered off him to lead off the next inning. Even so, Griffin came just a single out shy of a quality start. He's always had problems with the long ball -- this is, after all, a guy who gave up 36 of them in his last MLB season, 2013 -- but it's been extra brutal lately, as Griffin has now allowed 12 homers in his last eight starts. That makes him awfully hard to trust for fantasy purposes despite his currently not-terrible rate stats.

A.J. Griffin
SP TEX
4 weeks ago

Griffin (4-1) tossed 5.2 innings, allowing two runs on three hits and two walks while notching just one strikeout in Friday's win against the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander failed to make it out of the sixth inning for the eighth straight start, but was still able to earn his first win since April 26. Griffin's lone K was the second time this season that he's struck out just one -- the first came in his opening start of 2016 on April 8 against the Angels. Friday, he threw 66 of his 98 pitches for strikes while allowing no more than three hits for the fourth time in his 13 starts this year. He'll face a tough task in his next start Thursday when he travels to Baltimore to face the daunting Orioles lineup.

A.J. Griffin
SP TEX
1 month ago

Griffin threw five innings of one-run ball Sunday against the Royals, striking out three and walking two en route to a no-decision.

EDGE Analysis

Griffin had been rocked for 11 runs in 10 innings over his last two starts, but he kept the Royals in check Sunday, as he limited the baserunners against and was only scored upon via a solo homer in the fourth by Kendrys Morales. Sunday's results were better, but Griffin has still yet to throw more than five innings in any start since he returned from an extended absence due to a shoulder problem, and he will need to begin to go deeper into games if he is to remain in the rotation for a Rangers club that has already asked a lot of its bullpen. He is scheduled to take on this same Royals club at home Friday.

A.J. Griffin
SP TEX
1 month ago

Griffin allowed five runs on four hits and three walks over five innings in a no-decision Monday against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Griffin still has yet to throw more than five innings in a start since his return to the rotation June 25. His ERA is up to 4.26 as he has allowed at least one home run in each of his five starts in that span. He also has walked 10 batters and hit two more in just 23.1 innings in that span, and allowing that many free baserunners would be a recipe for disaster even if he wasn't getting touched u for home runs with regularity.

A.J. Griffin
SP TEX
1 month ago

Griffin (3-1) gave up six earned runs on nine hits and a walk over five innings in Sunday's 15-5 loss to the Twins. He struck out three.

EDGE Analysis

The 28-year-old right-hander got through the first three frames unscathed before Kenny Vargas broke through against him in the fourth with a solo homer. A Joe Mauer single that plated Kurt Suzuki made it 2-0 in favor of the Twins, and then Max Kepler made Griffin for loading the bases by launching a 393-foot shot to right center with two out to bring home Eduardo Escobar, Mauer and Vargas. After winning three of his first four decisions in 2016, had five straight no-decisions until Sunday's loss, and the six earned runs he gave up against the Twins served as the most he'd allowed in any start. He's also given up a homer in four straight trips to the mound, and hasn't made it past the fifth inning since May 2 versus the Blue Jays. Griffin will look to right the ship following the All-Star break.

A.J. Griffin
SP TEX
2 months ago

Griffin (3-0) did not factor in the decision against the Red Sox on Tuesday. He pitched four innings, allowing two runs, seven hits and three walks while striking out three.

EDGE Analysis

In his third start since returning from the DL, Griffin once again struggled with his efficiency. He needed 96 pitches, the most since being activated, just to get through a season-low four innings (not including his injury-shortened start from May 7). He'll get the ball once more when he takes the hill Sunday against the Twins.

A.J. Griffin
SP TEX
2 months ago

In his second start since returning from the DL, Griffin (shoulder) tossed five innings, allowing one run on two hits while walking two and striking out eight in a no-decision Thursday against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Griffin's lone mistake, in an otherwise outstanding performance, was a fifth-inning solo homer given up to Didi Gregorius. His eight strikeouts were one short of the 28-year-old's season high set on May 2 against the Blue Jays. The righty has a sweet-looking 2.93 and 42:17 K:BB through 43 innings this season.