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Edwin Jackson

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago Cubs

2015 Stats

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Jackson, who still has two years remaining on the four-year contract he signed two years ago, has been one of the worst pitchers in the National League the last two seasons. While the Cubs have been f...

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2015 ADP:  671

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 210   DOB: 9/9/1983   BORN: Neu-Ulm, West Germany   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 6th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Edwin Jackson Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $52 million contract with the Cubs in December of 2012.

April 23, 2015  –  Edwin Jackson News

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Jackson was unable to retire any of the three batters he faced Thursday, giving up two hits, a walk, and an unearned run.

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Edwin Jackson Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2004 20 AAA LAS 21 20 0 90.7 90 59 4 70 55 6 4 0 5.86 1.60
2005 21 AA JAC 12 11 0 62.0 52 24 7 44 18 6 4 0 3.48 1.13
2005 21 AAA LAS 20 11 0 55.3 76 50 13 33 37 3 7 0 8.13 2.04
2005 21 MAJ LOS 10 6 0 28.7 31 20 2 13 17 2 2 0 6.28 1.67
2006 22 AAA DUR 22 13 0 73.0 84 45 7 66 35 3 7 5 5.55 1.63
2006 22 MAJ TAM 23 1 0 36.3 42 22 2 27 25 0 0 0 5.45 1.84
2007 23 MAJ TAM 32 31 1 161.0 195 103 19 128 88 5 15 0 5.76 1.76
2008 24 MAJ TAM 32 31 0 183.3 199 90 23 108 77 14 11 0 4.42 1.51
2009 25 MAJ DET 33 33 0 214.0 200 86 27 161 70 13 9 0 3.62 1.26
2010 26 MAJ ARI 21 21 1 134.3 141 77 13 104 60 6 10 0 0 0 5.16 1.50
2010 26 MAJ CWS 11 11 0 75.0 73 27 8 77 18 4 2 0 0 0 3.24 1.21
2010  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ ARI/CWS 32 32 1 209.3 214 104 21 181 78 10 12 0 0 0 4.47 1.39
2011 27 MAJ CWS 19 19 1 121.7 134 53 8 97 39 7 7 0 0 0 3.92 1.42
2011 27 MAJ STL 13 12 0 78.0 91 31 8 51 23 5 2 0 0 0 3.58 1.46
2011  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ CWS/STL 32 31 1 199.7 225 84 16 148 62 12 9 0 0 0 3.79 1.44
2012 28 MAJ WAS 31 31 0 189.7 173 85 23 168 58 10 11 0 0 0 4.03 1.22
2013 29 MAJ CHC 31 31 0 175.3 197 97 16 135 59 8 18 0 0 0 4.98 1.46
2014 30 MAJ CHC 28 27 0 140.7 168 99 18 123 63 6 15 0 0 0 6.33 1.64
2015 31 MAJ CHC 5 0 0 7.0 6 0 0 6 1 1 0 0 1 0 0.00 1.00
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3-Year Averages     30 29 0 168.6 179 93 19 142 60 8 14 0 0 0 4.97 1.42
Career  (View All)     301 262 3 1,591.7 1,698 816 176 1,233 620 85 104 0 4.61 1.46

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Edwin Jackson Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
May. 2 Mil 2.0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.78
Apr. 29 Pit 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
Apr. 23 @Pit 0.0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0.00 1.00
Apr. 21 @Pit 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.00 0.40
Apr. 19 SD 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
Apr. 10 @Col 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
Last 14 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 1.4 IP/G
7.0 5 2 0 0 1 7 0 1 0 1-0 0 1 0 0.00 0.86
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 1.5 IP/G
9.0 6 2 0 0 1 9 0 1 0 1-0 0 1 0 0.00 0.78
Last 60 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 1.5 IP/G
9.0 6 2 0 0 1 9 0 1 0 1-0 0 1 0 0.00 0.78

Edwin Jackson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201517411000.063
20142914733872435.341
20133547035921956.294

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201519505000.263
201434276308120213.268
2013423652410528210.270

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20156.00006000.000.50
201473.3480673797.001.76
201378.0480672564.501.49

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20153.01003100.001.33
201467.3270562695.611.51
201397.341006834105.361.44
Edwin Jackson Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2004 20 AAA LAS 21 20 90.7 6.95 5.46 1.27 0.40 61% 5.86 4.31 .317
2005 21 AA JAC 12 11 62.0 6.39 2.61 2.44 1.02 73% 3.48 4.22 .256
2005 21 AAA LAS 20 11 55.3 5.37 6.02 0.89 2.11 63% 8.13 7.34 .339
2005 21 MAJ LOS 10 6 28.7 4.08 5.34 0.76 0.63 60.9% 6.28 5.04 .299
2006 22 AAA DUR 22 13 73.0 8.14 4.32 1.89 0.86 66.1% 5.55 4.20 .355
2006 22 MAJ TAM 23 1 36.3 6.69 6.19 1.08 0.50 1.56 69.2% 5.45 4.56 .346
2007 23 MAJ TAM 32 31 161.0 7.16 4.92 1.45 1.06 1.09 68.2% 5.76 4.84 .351
2008 24 MAJ TAM 32 31 183.3 5.30 3.78 1.40 1.13 0.85 73.5% 93.9 MPH 4.42 4.95 .301
2009 25 MAJ DET 33 33 214.0 6.77 2.94 2.30 1.14 0.89 75.7% 94.5 MPH 3.62 4.35 .281
2010 26 MAJ ARI 21 21 134.3 6.97 4.02 1.73 0.87 1.75 66% 94.4 MPH 5.16 4.36 .318
2010 26 MAJ CWS 11 11 75.0 9.24 2.16 4.28 0.96 1.53 77.1% 94.4 MPH 3.24 3.29 .326
2010  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ ARI/CWS 32 32 209.3 7.78 3.35 2.32 0.90 1.67 69.4% 94.4 MPH 4.47 3.93 .320
2011 27 MAJ CWS 19 19 121.7 7.18 2.88 2.49 0.59 1.76 72.7% 94.5 MPH 3.92 3.42 .339
2011 27 MAJ STL 13 12 78.0 5.88 2.65 2.22 0.92 1.23 78.3% 94.5 MPH 3.58 4.19 .329
2011  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ CWS/STL 32 31 199.7 6.67 2.79 2.39 0.72 1.53 74.9% 94.5 MPH 3.79 3.72 .335
2012 28 MAJ WAS 31 31 189.7 7.97 2.75 2.90 1.09 1.35 70.2% 93.5 MPH 4.03 3.95 .290
2013 29 MAJ CHC 31 31 175.3 6.93 3.03 2.29 0.82 1.89 66.3% 93.1 MPH 4.98 3.94 .335
2014 30 MAJ CHC 28 27 140.7 7.87 4.03 1.95 1.15 1.18 62% 92.7 MPH 6.33 4.52 .354
2015 31 MAJ CHC 5 0 7.0 7.71 1.29 6.00 0.00 2.00 100% 94.0 MPH 0.00 1.91 .304
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 7.46 3.24 2.30 0.83 68.9% 4.53 0.62 .326
Next 7 Days     0 0 3.3 7.46 3.25 2.30 0.90 69.4% 4.53 3.93 .324
Rest Of Season     0 10 66.0 7.45 3.29 2.26 0.85 69.1% 4.53 3.87 .325
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3-Year Averages     30 29 168.6 7.58 3.20 2.37 1.01 66.4% 4.97 4.05 .324
Career     301 262 1,591.7 6.97 3.51 1.99 1.00 70.1% 4.61 4.30 .319

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2015 Stat Review for Edwin Jackson    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2014 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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6.00 K/BB
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7.71 K/9
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1.29 BB/9
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94.0 MPH Fastball
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0.0 HR/9
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2.00 GB/FB Ratio
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1.91 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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.304 BABIP
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100.0% Strand Rate
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Edwin Jackson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Jackson made his first appearance of the season Friday, pitching two scoreless innings out of the bullpen.

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Jackson will pitch out of the bullpen to start the season, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Jackson struck out three and gave up one hit in 4.2 scoreless innings in a win over the Royals on Sunday.

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Jackson gave up eight runs on nine hits in just 1.2 innings against Oakland on Tuesday.

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Jackson and Travis Wood are the last two contenders remaining for the fifth spot in the Cubs' rotation, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Jackson gave up four runs in two innings in his first start of the spring Monday.

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Jackson will make his first spring start on Mar. 9, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Jackson may start the year in the Cubs' rotation, according to MLB.com's Carrie Muskat.

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Jackson has been moved to the bullpen, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Jackson's season may be done, the Daily Herald's Bruce Miles reports.

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Jackson suffered his 15th loss of the season Friday afternoon after allowing five earned runs on four hits and a walk through just two-thirds of an inning versus the Dodgers.

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2015

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2014

The Cubs inexplicably threw $52 million at Jackson last year, giving him a four-year contract when he'd shown himself to be an average starting pitcher at best. The first year of the contract was a disaster, as he lost a league-high 18 games and finished with his highest ERA since 2007, and highest WHIP since 2008. On the plus side, Jackson has topped 160 innings seven years in a row, so in leagues that count innings and strikeouts, he does have a little value. The Cubs are the eighth team in his nine-year career, but he's probably untradeable right now, so expect him to be in their rotation again in 2014.

2013

On the surface Jackson had a very Jackson-like season: he won double-digit games, had an ERA around 4.00 and was maddeningly inconsistent. There were some further signs of development though, as both his K/9 (8.0) and BB/9 (2.8) rates were career bests, and it is still very easy to convince yourself that any year now he is going to put it all together. On the other hand, he lost one full mph off his fastball in 2012, and while he is hardly old at 29, it is possible that despite all his talent we might have already seen the best of him. Still, the Cubs think otherwise as they signed him to a four-year, $52 million contract where they expect him to be a mainstay in the rotation.

2012

As part of the Colby Rasmus trade in July, Jackson immediately became a regular member of the St. Louis rotation and put together a string of six consecutive quality starts during the stretch run, but he still had a 1.462 WHIP in his 13 appearances with the Cardinals. He topped 180 innings pitched for the fourth season in a row and allowed 195 hits for the fifth season in a row. The Nats grabbed him as a potential bargain with a one-year deal in February, and his primary function will remain the same - he'll start a lot of games, strike out enough batters to make you think he's worth rostering, and then give up so many hits that you'll want to get rid of him, like so many major league teams have.

2011

The White Sox acquired him almost by accident at the trade deadline as general manager Kenny Williams reportedly wanted to flip Jackson for Adam Dunn, but the Nats balked after Williams traded Dan Hudson for Jackson. He was so-so with the Diamondbacks prior to the trade (104:60 K:BB in 134.1 innings, 5.16 ERA), but he went 3-0 with a 51:9 K:BB in his first six post-trade starts. Many credited pitching coach Don Cooper for the turnaround, as he added a cutter to Jackson's repertoire. He only won once more in his remaining five starts with the White Sox, but he racked up an impressive 77 strikeouts in 75 innings and will open 2011 as the White Sox's No. 4 starter.

2010

After years of failing to live up to the hype that surrounded him while he was coming up in the Dodgers' farm system, Jackson finally put it all together during his first campaign with the Tigers. The 26-year-old righty posted a 13-9 record with a 3.63 ERA in 33 starts. Unfortunately, Jackson's overall success masks a disappointing second-half performance that saw him post a 5.07 ERA and 1.527 WHIP in 15 starts after the All-Star break. The D-Backs acquired him to replace Max Scherzer as their No. 3 starter in December, so he'll get a chance to improve his strikeout totals against weaker National League lineups. Just be prepared for home-run and walk rates that are somewhere in between his first- and second-half results from 2009.

2009

Jackson was effective as a back-of-rotation starter for the Rays last season, but with that high WHIP and a strikeout rate that declined in 2008, you can't call it a breakout year. Jackson was dropped from the rotation for the postseason last year, and with David Price ready to pitch every fifth day, the Rays traded Jackson to Detroit for Matt Joyce at the winter meetings. At press time, the Tigers appeared likely to let Jackson claim a spot in the back of their rotation in 2009, but a shift to the bullpen is also possible depending on what other moves the Tigers make.

2008

His 2007 stat line doesn't look good, but Jackson's second-half performance might be more relevant. Jackson went 4-6, with a 4.48 ERA after the All-Star break, with seven quality starts in his last 12 outings. The Rays feel Jackson turned a corner in the second half, and he'll likely start the spring as the No. 4 starter in the Rays' rotation. Whether he stays in the rotation when David Price and/or Wade Davis are ready in the next season or so is another story, but he will get the chance to establish himself once again in 2008.

2007

The Rays gave up on Jackson as a starter last season and tried to recast him as a reliever at Triple-A. He was Durham's closer at the end of last year. He'll try to claim a short relief role and maybe even the closer job with the Rays in the spring, but given almost two runners per inning at Durham last year, Jackson is an end-game coin-flip at best.

2006

It might seem easy to write off Jackson as a prospect, given his multiple failed trials at the major league level and recent mediocre numbers in the minors as well, but keep in mind that Jackson will still only be 22 entering the 2006 season. The Dodgers did him a disservice by calling him up so early in his career (on his 20th birthday), and it appears that the forearm strain that slowed him down in 2004 was more serious than initially let on. He still needs more seasoning in the minors, but a big problem for him and the Dodgers is that their Triple-A affiliate is in Las Vegas, where the park effects are the PCL equivalent to Coors Field.

2005

Jackson frustrated many owners last season while he struggled with injuries and inconsistency. At just age 21, he's still a very solid prospect. He'll likely begin 2005 in Triple-A and a strong start could vault him into the Dodger rotation in the second half of the season or sooner.

2004

A future ace who made it all the way to Chavez Ravine in 2003. Jackson was very impressive in his three late season starts and could break camp with the big club if there is an opening in the rotation. He will likely start the year in Triple-A and be recalled as soon as Darren Dreifort gets hurt again.

2003

Exciting young prospect is the future of the rotation along with Figueroa. Played fullseason ball at 18, and kept his ERA under 2.00 over 104 2/3 innings. As the Sally league's youngest starter, this converted OF may shine someday. The Dodger farm system finally looks to be producing some solid talent again.