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Edwin Jackson

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago Cubs

2014 Stats

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1-1

ERA

5.40

WHIP

1.85

K

19

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 di...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 205   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 19, 2014  –  Edwin Jackson News

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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 4 4 0 21.7 27 13 0 19 13 1 1 0 0 0 5.40 1.85
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Edwin Jackson
3-Year Averages MAJ   31 31 0 188.2 198 88 18 150 59 10 12 0 0 0 4.21 1.37
Career  (View All) MAJ   272 239 3 1,465.7 1551 730 158 1123 569 79 90 0 4.48 1.45

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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
Apr. 19 Cin 5.7 8 2 2 0 2 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 5.40 1.85
Apr. 13 @StL 6.0 8 4 4 0 3 5 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 6.19 1.88
Apr. 8 Pit 4.7 9 6 6 0 4 4 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.30 1.90
Apr. 2 @Pit 5.3 2 2 1 0 4 5 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.69 1.13
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 5.4 IP/G
16.3 25 12 12 0 9 14 1 0 0 1-1 0 0 0 6.61 2.08
Last 30 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 5.4 IP/G
21.7 27 14 13 0 13 19 2 0 0 1-1 0 0 0 5.40 1.85
Last 60 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 5.4 IP/G
21.7 27 14 13 0 13 19 2 0 0 1-1 0 0 0 5.40 1.85

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Edwin Jackson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20133547035921956.294
201241082319218516.249
201143270391172256.304

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013423652410528210.270
20123808627812437.236
2011429782310826010.276

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201378.0480672564.501.49
201299.3660932693.351.11
2011107.0530833862.941.45

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201397.341006834105.361.44
201290.34507532144.781.34
201192.77606524104.761.42
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 4 4 21.7 7.89 5.40 1.46 0.00 1.53 67.5% 92.7 MPH 5.40 3.52 .391
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Edwin Jackson
3-Year Averages MAJ   31 31 188.2 7.17 2.82 2.54 0.86 70.7% 4.21 3.79 .321
Career MAJ   272 239 1,465.7 6.90 3.49 1.97 0.97 70.8% 4.48 4.27 .316

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2014 Stat Review for Edwin Jackson    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.46 K/BB
TERRIBLE
7.89 K/9
GOOD
5.40 BB/9
TERRIBLE
92.7 MPH Fastball
GREAT
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
1.53 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.40 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.85 WHIP
TERRIBLE
3.52 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.391 BABIP
HIGH
67.5% Strand Rate
LOW

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Worst Matchups for Edwin Jackson (by OPS against, min 15 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Yadier Molina STL 26 13 3 8 2 2 0 .500 .923 1.459
David Ortiz BOS 20 9 2 8 6 2 0 .450 .850 1.427
Chone Figgins LA 16 9 0 5 1 0 0 .563 .813 1.401
Torii Hunter DET 17 6 3 6 2 5 4 .353 .941 1.362
Andrew McCutchen PIT 23 10 2 6 6 4 1 .435 .783 1.334
Nick Swisher CLE 15 5 2 5 5 3 0 .333 .800 1.324
Joey Votto CIN 18 7 2 2 1 3 1 .389 .833 1.254
Carlos Quentin SD 16 6 1 5 2 4 0 .375 .750 1.171
Alex Rodriguez NY-A 27 9 3 9 1 6 2 .333 .778 1.135
Ian Kinsler DET 18 6 2 6 2 4 2 .333 .722 1.122

Best Matchups for Edwin Jackson (by OPS against, min 15 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Domonic Brown PHI 15 3 0 3 0 2 1 .200 .267 .467
Carlos Beltran NY-A 18 3 0 1 3 4 0 .167 .167 .452
Russell Martin PIT 19 3 0 0 1 3 1 .158 .211 .449
Travis Snider PIT 15 1 0 1 1 4 3 .067 .200 .325
Dan Uggla ATL 15 1 0 1 1 6 0 .067 .133 .258
Carlos Gomez MIL 15 1 0 0 0 5 0 .067 .133 .200
Chris Davis BAL 17 0 0 0 2 8 2 .000 .000 .105
Andy Marte AZ 16 0 0 0 1 4 0 .000 .000 .059
Alexei Ramirez CHI-A 17 0 0 0 1 2 0 .000 .000 .056
Matt Wieters BAL 15 0 0 1 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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Edwin Jackson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Jackson took the loss Sunday against the Cardinals, allowing four runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out five over six innings of work.

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Jackson had an abysmal night Tuesday, allowing six earned runs on nine hits and four walks with four strikeouts in 4.2 innings against the Pirates.

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Jackson struck out five and walked four while giving up two runs -- one earned -- on two hits over 5.1 innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Pirates.

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In his last tuneup before the regular season, Jackson threw four scoreless innings against the Dodgers on Friday.

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Jackson will be the No. 2 starter in the Cubs' rotation, meaning he'll make his 2014 debut on Apr. 2 in Pittsburgh, ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers reports.

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Jackson threw four scoreless innings against the Angels on Monday. He struck out six and walked one in the effort.

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Jackson only threw fastballs Friday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Jackson left Saturday's game against the Cardinals with mild right lat discomfort, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Jackson left Saturday's game after just 2.2 innings with an apparent injury, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Jackson dropped his 17th game of the year Sunday as he gave up three earned runs on eight hits over six innings. He walked none and struck out six.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.