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Chad Green

Chad Green
usa United States
Right-Handed Pitcher
2013 Draft
Trade - 12/9/2015
Signing Date
Rule 5 Year
MLB 40-Man
May 24, 1991

Full name is Chad Keith Green…is married to Jenna…his twin brother, Chase, is three minutes younger than Chad and is an assistant baseball coach at McKendree University (Ill.)… In three seasons at Louisville (2011-13), went 16-6 with a 2.38 ERA (193.0IP, 175H, 51ER, 66BB, 139K) in 61appearances (26 starts)…finished his collegiate career as the school’s record holder in career ERA…earnedSecond Team All-BIG EAST honors after finishing his junior season going 10-4 with 2.42 ERA (104.1IP, 28ER)… Graduated from Effingham (Ill.) H.S., where he earned all-state honors as a senior…also lettered for threeseasons in basketball.


Went 5-0 with a 1.83 ERA (69.0IP, 14ER) and 103K in 40 games (one start) over two stints with the Yankees (5/8-9 and 5/14-10/1)…opponents hit .147 (34-for-231, 4HR); LH .120 (10-for-83, 2HR), RH .162 (24-for-148, 2HR)…allowed just 4-of-31 inherited runners (12.9%), the second-lowest mark among qualifying relievers…retired 37-of-39 first batters faced in relief (94.9%)… Out of the bullpen, recorded a 13.43 K/9.0IP ratio, 10th-best among all Major League relievers (fifth in the AL)…ranked third among all relievers with a 41.0% strikeout rate (244BF, 100K) and .207 opponents’ OBP and fifth with a 1.61 ERA, .143 opponents’ batting average and .233 opponents’ slugging pct.…his 2.3 WAR was sixth among relievers (FanGraphs)… Became the eighth pitcher in franchise history with at least 100K in relief in a season, joining Dellin Betances (4x), Goose Gossage (3x), Jay Howell (1x), Andrew Miller (1x), Joe Page (1x), Mariano Rivera (1x) and David Robertson (1x)… With Dellin Betances (100K), became the second pair of Yankees to each strike out at least 100 batters in relief in the same season (also Betances/Andrew Miller in 2015)… Made 29 relief appearances of more than 1.0IP (second-most in the Majors) and 16 of at least 2.0IP…made three scoreless relief appearances of at least 3.0IP…had multiple strikeouts in 30 of his 40 total appearances… Had six relief appearances with at least 5K…since 1992, is one of three relievers to collect at least six games with five-or-more strikeouts in a season, joining Mariano Rivera (9G in 1996) and Octavio Dotel (7G in 2001)… Made nine straight relief appearances of at least 1.1IP from 5/14 (G1) – 6/21, posting a 1.77 ERA (20.1IP, 4ER) with 23K over the stretch…was the longest streak of outings of at least 1.1IP by a Yankees reliever since Tanyon Sturtze (9G) from 7/6-9/9/04… Made his only start of the season in 6/11 win vs. Baltimore (ND, 2.0IP, 2H, 2ER, 1BB, 3K)… Had multiple strikeouts in eight straight games from 6/25-7/19, tied for the Majors’ second-longest streak of the season (C. Kimbrel-9, C. Devenski-8)…was one shy of the Yankees record of nine: Dellin Betances (4/17-5/10/14), Mariano Rivera (6/4-7/2/96) and Lindy McDaniel (7/27-8/29/73)… Over a six-outing stretch from 7/9-23, tossed 9.1 scoreless and hitless innings, retiring 28-of-32 batters (3BB, 1HP, 16K)…was tied for the third-longest single-season streak of scoreless, hitless relief appearances of at least 1.0IP in Yankees history behind David Robertson (8G, 9/15/17-present) and Mariano Rivera (7G, 6/3-20/10)… Following the All-Star break, struck out 46.2% (61-of-132) of his batters faced, the second-highest pct. in the Majors (min. 100BF) behind Craig Kimbrel (48.3%)… From 8/23 through the end of the season, allowed just 1ER with 2BB and 28K (60BF) in 17.0IP over 12 games… Struck out seven of eight batters faced in 2.2 scoreless innings (1H) in 8/30 Game 1 loss vs. Cleveland…marked the most strikeouts in a single game by any pitcher in Major League history when facing eight-or-fewer batters…marked the fewest non-Ks by a pitcher facing eight-or-more batters since the Yankees’ Ron Davis struck out eight-of-nine batters on 5/4/81 at California (credit: Elias)…his 7K marked the most by a Yankees reliever since Bruce Billings had 7K in 4.0IP on 4/25/14 vs. Los Angeles-AL… Collected his 100th strikeout of the season as a reliever in the seventh inning of 9/30 win vs. Toronto (Jose Bautista, swinging)…according to Elias, the only other Yankees with 100K within their first 50 relief appearances of a season were Dellin Betances (2014), Mariano Rivera (1996) and Joe Page (1947)… Began the season with Single-A Tampa, making one start (0-1, 2.25 ERA, 4.0IP, 2H, 1ER, 5K) before being transferred to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre…in five starts with the RailRiders, went 2-1 with a 4.73 ERA (26.2IP, 14ER) and 33K… Went 1-0 with a 4.15 ERA (8.2IP, 4ER) and 11K in five postseason relief appearances…made his playoff debut in the Yankees’ AL Wild Card win vs. Minnesota, entering with one out in the first inning (2.0IP, 1H, 1ER, 2BB, 4K)…inherited runners on second and third, stranding both on a pair of strikeouts…became the first Yankee to strike out his first four career postseason batters faced, and the first Major League pitcher to do so since Colorado’s Jeff Francis in 2007 NLDS Game 1 at Philadelphia…allowed a grand slam to Francisco Lindor in ALDS Game 2 loss at Cleveland…earned his first postseason win in ALCS Game 4 vs. Houston (2.0IP, 1H, 1R/0ER, 2K).


Went 2-4 with one save and a 4.73 ERA (45.2IP, 24ER) and 52K over five stints with the Yankees (5/14-17, 6/10-12, 7/2-9, 7/21-8/4 and 8/15-10/2)…opponents hit .272 (49-for-180); LH .291 (25-for-86), RH .255 (24-for-94)…in eight starts, went 2-4 with a 5.94 ERA (36.1IP, 24ER)…in four relief appearances, tossed 9.1 scoreless innings without recording a decision (6H, 3BB, 8K)…allowed 3-of-6 inherited runners to score…retired 1-of-4 first batters faced. Recorded a 10.25 K/9.0IP ratio, eighth-best among Major League rookies (min. 40.0IP) and fourth among AL rookies (Seattle’s Edwin Diaz-15.33, Houston’s Michael Feliz-13.15, Baltimore’s Mychal Givens-11.57). Tossed 6.0IP with 1R-or-fewer in 3-of-8 starts…had a 10.90 K/9.0IP ratio (44K/36.1IP) in his starts, eighth-highest among Major League pitchers with at least 30.0IP as a starter (third-highest in AL). Made his Major League debut on 5/16 at Arizona, recording the loss (4.0IP, 8H, 6R/4ER, 2HR, 1BB, 5K)…became the first Yankees pitcher to make his Major League debut in a start since RHP Luis Severino on 8/5/15 vs. Boston…was the first Yankees pitcher drafted by another organization to make his Major League debut as a Yankees starter since RHP Christian Parker-who was selected by Montreal and traded to the Yankees-debuted on 4/6/01 vs. Toronto…was signed to a Major League contract and selected to the Yankees’ 25-man roster from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 5/14. Became the third Yankees pitcher since 2000 to record at least 5K in each of his first three Major League starts, joining Masahiro Tanaka (2014, first 11GS), Phil Hughes (2007, first 4GS) and José Contreras (2003, first 7GS). Made his first Major League relief appearance in 6/12 loss vs. Detroit, tossing a perfect ninth (1.0IP). Earned his first Major League win on 7/3 at San Diego (his third career game), allowing 1ER in 6.0IP (3H, 0BB, 8K, 1HR)…was only the third Yankee since 1913 to record at least 8K without walking a batter within his first three career games…joined Rich Beck (7.0IP and 8K on 9/14/65) and Masahiro Tanaka (7.0IP and 8K on 4/4/14) who both did so in their Major League debuts…became the first Yankees pitcher since 1913 to toss at least 6.0IP with 3H-or-fewer and no walks in one of his first three career games. Earned his first Major League save in 7/24 win vs. San Francisco, tossing 2.1 scoreless innings (3H, 1K). Made three consecutive relief appearances from 7/21-29, each of them at least 2.1IP. Had a career-high 11K in 6.0 scoreless innings in his start on 8/15 vs. Toronto (2H, 0BB), the most by a Yankees rookie since Masahiro Tanaka had 11K on 6/11/14 at Seattle…retired his first 13 batters, including six via strikeout, before Tulowitzki’s one-out single to left in the fifth…had streaks of five consecutive strikeouts and four straight strikeouts…became the second rookie pitcher in Yankees history to record at least 11K with no walks and no runs in a game, joining Stan Bahnsen on 8/1/68 at Boston (CG SHO, 3H, 12K)…was only the 17th Major League rookie to accomplish the feat, the seventh in the AL…was the 12th Yankees pitcher (of any experience level) since 1913 to do it, the first since Randy Johnson on 7/26/05 vs. Minnesota (8.0IP, 2H, 11K)…equaled the highest strikeout total by an AL rookie in 2016 (Detroit’s Michael Fulmer, 11K on 5/21/16 vs. Tampa Bay). Was removed from 9/2 loss at Baltimore after 1.2IP with right elbow pain (5H, 4ER, 2BB, 1HR, 3K)…underwent an MRI on 9/3 in Baltimore, revealing a sprained right UCL and a strained flexor tendon…Yankees Head Team Physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad reviewed the results on 9/3 and evaluated Green in New York on 9/5. Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 9/7 (retroactive to 9/3) with a right forearm tendon injury…was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on 9/18. In 16 starts for Scranton/WB, was 7-6 with a 1.52 ERA (94.2IP, 68H, 21R/16ER, 21BB, 100K, 3HR)…was named to the International League Mid-Season All-Star Team…led IL pitchers (min. 90.0IP) in ERA and WHIP, and had the third-lowest ERA among all minor league pitchers (min. 90.0IP)…held IL hitters to a .200 (68-for-340) BA…allowed one-or-zero runs in 10-of-16 starts…issued one-or-zero walks in 12-of-16 starts and allowed 4H-or-fewer in 10-of-16…led the team in strikeouts…did not allow a run over three starts from 6/22-7/14, going 3-0 (21.0IP, 6H, 2BB, 23K)…compiled a 26.0-inning scoreless streak from 6/15-8/9. Attended spring training with the Yankees as a non-roster invitee, going 0-2 with a 16.88 ERA (5.1IP, 10ER) in three games (one start).


Spent the season with Double-A Erie, going 5-14 with a 3.93 ERA (148.2IP, 170H, 84R/65ER, 43BB, 137K, 9HR) in 27 starts…over his final eight starts, posted a 3-0 record with a 1.70 ERA (47.2IP, 42H, 9ER, 11BB, 49K, 1HR) and a .237 (42-for-177) opponents’ BA… Was named the Eastern League “Pitcher of the Week” for 8/24-30 after going 1-0 with a 0.69 ERA (13.0IP, 12H, 1ER, 0BB, 14K) over two starts, including a seven-inning complete game… Was acquired by the Yankees from Detroit with RHP Luis Cessa in exchange for LHP Justin Wilson on 12/9/15.


Went 6-4 with a 3.11 ERA (130.1IP, 121H, 51R/45ER, 28BB, 125K) in 23 starts with Single-A West Michigan…rankedthird in the Midwest League in WHIP (1.14) and ninth in ERA…went 4-1 with a 2.03 ERA (44.1IP, 35H, 10ER, 9BB,50K) in his final eight starts of the season.


In his professional debut, combined to go 4-0 with a 3.54 ERA (20.1IP, 19H, 7ER, 6BB, 10K) in 12 games (two starts) with the Rookie-level GCL Tigers and Single-A Lakeland… Went 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA (3.0IP, 3H, 1ER, 0BB, 6K) in two relief appearances before being promoted on 7/12…in 10G/2GS with Lakeland, went 3-0 with a 3.63 ERA (17.1IP, 16H, 7ER, 6BB, 10K).

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