Fantasy Slant: Diamondbacks Name Zack Greinke Opening Day Starter

By Vincent Frank on Wednesday, March 1st 2017
Fantasy Slant: Diamondbacks Name Zack Greinke Opening Day Starter

In a less than surprising move, Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo has named veteran Zack Greinke the team's opening day starter. There really wasn't any questions as to whether Greinke — coming off an incredibly disappointing initial season in the desert — would make the team's first start of the regular season. 

Of the other options, the recently acquired Taijuan Walker is questionable to start the season with an ankle injury. 

Greinke, 33, pitched to a 13-7 record with a 4.37 ERA and 1.27 ERA in an injury-shortened 2016 campaign that saw him start just 26 games. This came on the heels of the veteran signing a six-year contract with Arizona last winter. 

Look for Greinke to potentially find himself on the trade block as the season progresses. Until then, he's a questionable front-end fantasy option considering the vet will have to go up against the likes of Clayton Kershaw and Madison Bumgarner in the NL West on a consistent basis. 

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