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Chad Green (pitcher)

Chad Keith Green (born May 24, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut with the Yankees in 2016 as a starting pitcher, and became a relief pitcher in 2017.

Chad Green
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Green in 2017
New York Yankees – No. 57
Born: (1991-05-24) May 24, 1991 (age 28)
Greenville, South Carolina
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 16, 2016, for the New York Yankees
MLB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Win–loss record19–11
Earned run average3.16

Early lifeEdit

Green was born in Greenville, South Carolina.[1] His parents are Howard and Sheena Green.[2] He has a twin brother (Chase; who played shortstop for Southern Illinois University), an older sister (Lynsie), and an older brother (Blake).[2]

Green was a three-time All-Conference selection, a two-time All-Area honoree and was an All-State selection as a senior for Effingham High School in Effingham, Illinois.[2] Green was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 37th round of the 2010 MLB draft from high school. He did not sign with Toronto, and enrolled at the University of Louisville, where he played college baseball for the Louisville Cardinals.[1][3] He left as the school record holder in career earned run average (ERA), at 2.38.[2]

Professional careerEdit

The Detroit Tigers selected Green in the 11th round of the 2013 MLB draft.[4] He made his professional debut that year with the GCL Tigers, and after two games, was promoted to the Lakeland Flying Tigers where he finished the year with a 3-0 record and a 3.63 ERA in 17.1 innings pitched. He pitched for the West Michigan Whitecaps in 2014[5] where he was 6-4 with a 3.11 ERA in 23 starts. In 2015, he played for the Erie SeaWolves where he compiled a 5-14 record with a 5.93 ERA in 27 starts.

On December 9, 2015, the Tigers traded Green and Luis Cessa to the New York Yankees for Justin Wilson.[6] He received a non-roster spring training invitation on February 5, 2016. He began the year with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.[7]

The Yankees promoted Green to the major leagues on May 14, 2016.[8] He made his major league debut on May 16.[9] After being called up as a reliever, the Yankees shifted Green to the rotation. After four starts, the Yankees shut down Green for the season after he suffered a sprained elbow ligament.[10] Green appeared in 12 games (eight starts), with a 2–4 record, 4.73 ERA and 52 strikeouts in ​42 23 innings.

At the end of spring training in 2017, the Yankees optioned Green to the RailRiders. On May 8, Green was called up to the Yankees. Green made his season debut with the Yankees on May 9 and was used primarily as a reliever for the season. On June 11, Green made his first start of season, a spot start, against the Baltimore Orioles. He allowed two runs in two innings, striking out three.[11] Green ended the season with a 5–0 record, 1.83 ERA and 103 strikeouts in 69 innings. He and Dellin Betances became the sixth pair of teammates to strike out 100 batters as a reliever.[12] In the first inning of the 2017 American League Wild Card Game, Green relieved Luis Severino with two runners on base after three runners had scored. Green ended the inning with consecutive strikeouts and later pitched a scoreless second inning before being taken out in the third inning. In two innings pitched, Green allowed one earned run and struck out four.[13] He finished the 2017 season with a 5–0 record, a 1.83 ERA, and a 0.74 WHIP in 40 games.

In 2018, in which he was 8–3, balls hit against him had the highest average exit velocity in the major leagues, at 91.0 miles per hour.[14]

Green struggled in April 2019, allowing 14 earned runs in ​7 23 innings pitched. The Yankees optioned Green to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on April 24.[15] He made his return on May 12, recording three strikeouts in the ninth inning to close out a 7–1 win against Tampa Bay Rays.[16] For the 2019 season, Green was 4–4 with a 4.17 ERA.


  1. ^ a b "Chad Green Stats, Fantasy & News". Retrieved July 8, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d "Chad Green - 2013". Retrieved July 8, 2016.
  3. ^ Dustin White (February 23, 2010). "Chad Green to join Louisville pitching staff". Effingham Daily News. Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  4. ^ "Tigers kick off Day 3 by taking hurler Chad Green". Major League Baseball. Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  5. ^ Wallner, Peter J. (June 5, 2014). "Chad Green may not be an all-star, but Whitecaps pitching coach thinks otherwise". Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  6. ^ "Detroit Tigers trade for Justin Wilson, a power lefty they hadn't had". Detroit Free Press. December 9, 2015. Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  7. ^ "Chad Green Stats, Highlights, Bio - Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Retrieved June 25, 2018.
  8. ^ "Report: Yankees calling up right-hander Chad Green". The Journal News. May 14, 2016. Retrieved July 5, 2016.
  9. ^ "Yankees ask rookie righty Chad Green for tall order Monday". Retrieved July 5, 2016.
  10. ^ "Test Reveals That Yankees' Chad Green Has a Sprained Elbow Ligament - The New York Times". Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  11. ^ "Yankees' Chad Green: Allows two runs over two innings in spot start". Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  12. ^ "Pitching Season Finder | Results |". Retrieved October 4, 2017.
  13. ^ "Yankees win AL Wild Card in bullpen mismatch". Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  14. ^ "Statcast Leaderboard". Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  15. ^ Ackert, Kristie. "Yankees have seen enough of Chad Green, send struggling reliever down to the minors". Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  16. ^ Davidoff, Ken; III, George A. King (May 12, 2019). "Chad Green looks completely different in 'awesome' Yankees return". New York Post. Retrieved May 13, 2019.

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