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Jason Hammel

34-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals

2017 Stats

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0-2

ERA

5.30

WHIP

1.77

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14

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0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Hammel turned in another steady season for the Cubs in 2016, taking the ball 30 times before an elbow injury ended his season in late September and kept him off the roster throughout the team's World ...

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2017 ADP:  322.54

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 6"   WT: 225   DOB: 9/2/1982   BORN: Greenville, SC   COLLEGE: Treasure Valley CC   DRAFTED: 10th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Jason Hammel Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year, $16 million contract with the Royals in February of 2017 that includes a mutual option for a third year.

April 24, 2017  –  Jason Hammel News

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Hammel (0-2) lasted just three innings, allowing three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out five Rangers in Sunday's loss.

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Jason Hammel 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 21 A BAK 11 11 0 72.3 52 15 4 66 21 6 2 0 1.87 1.01
2004 21 A CHA 18 18 0 94.7 94 34 7 88 27 4 7 0 3.23 1.28
2005 22 AA MON 12 11 0 81.3 70 24 5 76 19 8 2 0 2.66 1.09
2005 22 AAA DUR 10 10 0 54.7 57 25 8 48 27 3 2 0 4.12 1.54
2006 23 AAA DUR 24 24 0 127.7 133 60 11 117 36 5 9 0 4.23 1.32
2006 23 MAJ TAM 9 9 0 44.0 61 38 7 32 21 0 6 0 7.77 1.86
2007 24 AAA DUR 13 13 0 76.3 61 29 3 75 28 4 5 0 3.42 1.17
2007 24 MAJ TAM 24 14 0 85.0 100 58 12 64 40 3 5 0 6.14 1.65
2008 25 MAJ TAM 40 5 0 78.3 83 40 11 44 35 4 4 2 4.60 1.51
2009 26 MAJ COL 34 30 0 176.7 203 85 17 133 42 10 8 0 4.33 1.39
2010 27 AAA COL 1 1 0 7.0 9 4 1 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.14 1.43
2010 27 MAJ COL 30 30 0 177.7 201 95 18 141 47 10 9 0 0 0 4.81 1.40
2011 28 MAJ COL 32 27 0 170.3 175 90 21 94 68 7 13 1 0 0 4.76 1.43
2012 29 A FRE 1 1 0 5.0 3 0 0 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.80
2012 29 MAJ BAL 20 20 1 118.0 104 45 9 113 42 8 6 0 0 0 3.43 1.24
2013 30 A ABE 1 1 0 4.0 3 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.25 1.00
2013 30 AA BOW 1 1 0 2.2 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.36
2013 30 MAJ BAL 26 23 0 139.3 155 77 22 96 48 7 8 1 0 1 4.97 1.46
2014 31 MAJ CHC 17 17 0 108.7 88 36 10 104 23 8 5 0 0 0 2.98 1.02
2014 31 MAJ OAK 13 12 0 67.7 66 32 13 54 21 2 6 0 0 0 4.26 1.29
2014  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ CHC/OAK 30 29 0 176.3 154 68 23 158 44 10 11 0 0 0 3.47 1.12
2015 32 MAJ CHC 31 31 0 170.7 158 71 23 172 40 10 7 0 0 0 3.74 1.16
2016 33 MAJ CHC 30 30 0 166.7 148 71 25 144 53 15 10 0 0 0 3.83 1.21
2017 34 MAJ KC 4 4 0 18.7 23 11 0 14 10 0 2 0 0 0 5.30 1.77
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3-Year Averages     30 30 0 171.2 153 70 23 158 45 11 9 0 0 0 3.68 1.16
Career  (View All)     310 252 1 1,521.7 1,565 749 188 1,205 490 84 89 4 4.43 1.35

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Jason Hammel Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 23 @Tex 3.0 4 3 3 0 3 5 2 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.30 1.77
Apr. 18 SF 6.0 6 1 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.60 1.66
Apr. 12 Oak 4.7 7 4 4 0 2 4 0 2 0 L 0 0 0 6.52 1.97
Apr. 6 @Min 5.0 6 3 3 0 4 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.40 2.00
Last 14 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 4.5 IP/G
9.0 10 4 4 0 4 8 2 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 4.00 1.56
Last 30 Games (Team)
4 Games Pitched:  Avg. 4.7 IP/G
18.7 23 11 11 0 10 14 2 2 0 0-2 0 0 0 5.30 1.77
Last 60 Games (Team)
4 Games Pitched:  Avg. 4.7 IP/G
18.7 23 11 11 0 10 14 2 2 0 0-2 0 0 0 5.30 1.77

Jason Hammel Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017477611200.282
201630061346116311.239
20153247825691937.235

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017427412100.333
201639283198715114.238
201538694158918416.247

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201710.70107304.221.50
201685.71020763072.421.03
201585.73307616153.991.16

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20178.00107706.752.13
201681.05806823185.331.40
201585.0740962483.491.16
Jason Hammel 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 21 A BAK 11 11 72.3 8.21 2.61 3.14 0.50 84.1% 1.87 2.96 .258
2004 21 A CHA 18 18 94.7 8.37 2.57 3.26 0.67 76.3% 3.23 3.16 .327
2005 22 AA MON 12 11 81.3 8.41 2.10 4.00 0.55 77.4% 2.66 2.90 .298
2005 22 AAA DUR 10 10 54.7 7.90 4.45 1.78 1.32 77.6% 4.12 4.99 .316
2006 23 AAA DUR 24 24 127.7 8.25 2.54 3.25 0.78 69% 4.23 3.50 .334
2006 23 MAJ TAM 9 9 44.0 6.55 4.30 1.52 1.43 0.98 58.7% 7.77 5.29 .370
2007 24 AAA DUR 13 13 76.3 8.84 3.30 2.68 0.35 69.8% 3.42 3.00 .293
2007 24 MAJ TAM 24 14 85.0 6.78 4.24 1.60 1.27 0.79 64.1% 6.14 4.99 .334
2008 25 MAJ TAM 40 5 78.3 5.06 4.02 1.26 1.26 1.21 72.9% 92.2 MPH 4.60 5.29 .289
2009 26 MAJ COL 34 30 176.7 6.78 2.14 3.17 0.87 1.48 70.2% 92.2 MPH 4.33 3.68 .337
2010 27 AAA COL 1 1 7.0 7.71 1.29 6.00 1.29 66.7% 5.14 3.77 .368
2010 27 MAJ COL 30 30 177.7 7.14 2.38 3.00 0.91 1.60 66.5% 93.1 MPH 4.81 3.82 .337
2011 28 MAJ COL 32 27 170.3 4.97 3.59 1.38 1.11 1.31 68.9% 92.9 MPH 4.76 5.00 .285
2012 29 A FRE 1 1 5.0 12.60 1.80 7.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.00 .297
2012 29 MAJ BAL 20 20 118.0 8.62 3.20 2.69 0.69 1.81 73.7% 93.6 MPH 3.43 3.39 .302
2013 30 A ABE 1 1 4.0 4.50 2.25 2.00 0.00 75% 2.25 2.95 .244
2013 30 AA BOW 1 1 2.2 12.27 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 3.20 .484
2013 30 MAJ BAL 26 23 139.3 6.20 3.10 2.00 1.42 1.17 69.6% 92.7 MPH 4.97 5.08 .309
2014 31 MAJ CHC 17 17 108.7 8.61 1.90 4.52 0.83 1.21 74.3% 92.4 MPH 2.98 3.26 .278
2014 31 MAJ OAK 13 12 67.7 7.18 2.79 2.57 1.73 0.99 74.3% 92.4 MPH 4.26 5.17 .279
2014  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ CHC/OAK 30 29 176.3 8.06 2.25 3.59 1.17 1.11 74.3% 92.4 MPH 3.47 3.88 .279
2015 32 MAJ CHC 31 31 170.7 9.07 2.11 4.30 1.21 1.20 72.6% 92.3 MPH 3.74 3.74 .304
2016 33 MAJ CHC 30 30 166.7 7.78 2.86 2.72 1.35 1.27 73.9% 92.1 MPH 3.83 4.54 .274
2017 34 MAJ KC 4 4 18.7 6.75 4.82 1.40 0.00 0.96 66.7% 91.7 MPH 5.30 3.63 .373
Today's Projections     0 1 5.6 7.95 2.95 2.69 1.84 69.6% 4.81 1.87 .281
Next 7 Days     0 2 11.2 7.57 2.61 2.90 1.66 69.5% 4.59 4.79 .282
Rest Of Season     0 26 147.3 6.85 2.73 2.51 1.70 69.4% 4.66 5.05 .273
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3-Year Averages     30 30 171.2 8.30 2.37 3.51 1.21 73.1% 3.68 3.89 .286
Career     310 252 1,521.7 7.13 2.90 2.46 1.11 70% 4.43 4.22 .309

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Jason Hammel Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 170.7 -2 18 -2 0 86 -1 0 0
2016 P 166.7 1 16 1 0 86 2 0 0
2017 P 18.7 0 1 0 0 11 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P -1 1 0 0 -2 0 -2
2016 P -1 0 0 0 1 0 0
2017 P -1 0 0 0 0 0 -1

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2017 Stat Review for Jason Hammel    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.40 K/BB
TERRIBLE
6.75 K/9
POOR
4.82 BB/9
TERRIBLE
91.7 MPH Fastball
AVERAGE
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
0.96 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.30 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.77 WHIP
TERRIBLE
3.63 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

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.373 BABIP
HIGH
66.7% Strand Rate
LOW

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Jason Hammel: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hammel (0-1) allowed only one run on six hits and a walk while striking out three over six innings but came away with a no-decision in Tuesday's 2-1 extra-inning loss to the Giants.

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Hammel (0-1) gave up four runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out four over 4.2 innings in Wednesday's 8-3 loss to the A's.

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Hammel gave up three runs on six hits and four walks while striking out two over five innings against the Twins on Thursday. He did not factor in the decision in the Royals' 5-3 loss.

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Hammel said he lost the feel for his changeup in the fifth inning of Sunday's game against the Angels, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Hammel (elbow) tossed two scoreless innings in his spring debut Saturday.

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Hammel (elbow) signed a two-year, $16 million contract with the Royals pending a physical, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

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Hammel's option for the 2017 season was declined by the Cubs on Sunday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago reports.

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Hammel (elbow) was left off the World Series roster, Bleacher Nation's Brett Taylor reports.

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Hammel (elbow) was left off the NLCS roster.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Hammel was part of the package that brought Addison Russell to Chicago in 2014, but Oakland only got 12 starts out of him before he decided to return to the Cubs as a free agent. Strangely enough, he's had very limited success in his career outside of his time in Chicago. The 33-year-old right-hander has made 48 starts for the Cubs in the last two years, amassing a 3.45 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 4.4 K/BB. Compare that to the rest of his career: 4.77 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, and 2.1 K/BB. A big reason for his success in 2015 came from improving his walk rate to a career-best 2.1 BB/9. Hammel's struggles down the stretch likely pushed the Cubs to sign John Lackey via free agency, but Hammel should begin 2016 as the No. 5 starter as a back-end arm capable of piling up his share of whiffs (9.1 K/9, 24.2% strikeout rate in 2015).

2015

Hammel went to the A's in early July along with Jeff Samardzija in a blockbuster trade. He was excellent with the Cubs prior to the trade with a 2.98 ERA over his first 17 starts, but Hammel was much less successful after his move to the American League, going 2-6 in 12 starts with a 4.26 ERA. However, most of those struggles came in his awful first four starts with the A's where he allowed 18 earned runs over 17 innings. In the final two months of the season, Hammel made eight starts (and one three-inning relief appearance) and compiled a 2.49 ERA over those 50.2 innings. After re-signing with the Cubs on a two-year deal as a free agent in December, Hammel will look to get back on track in Chicago and return to his level of production from the first half of 2014.

2014

Hammel went from Opening Day starter to being run out of town, as the Orioles let him test free agency after a horrid season. His 2013 numbers (6.2 K/9, 1.4 HR/9, 40.1 GB%) were not even close to his 2012 numbers (8.6 K/9, 0.7 HR/9, 53.2 GB%). He also has injury concerns, with arm issues in 2013 and knee issues in 2012. Another team should give Hammel a chance to add organizational depth as a starter, but he will probably have to fight for a rotation spot this spring, after taking a short-term deal elsewhere to continue his career.

2013

It was no surprise that Hammel improved after trading Coors Field for Camden Yards as his home ballpark. The surprise was just how much better Hammel pitched as an Oriole. Hammel traded his 5.0 K/9 in 2011 for a rate of 8.6 K/9 in 2012, partially due to relying on his slider more often than his changeup. That helped him drop his batting average against, ERA and WHIP. Each of those statistics registered as a career best. Hammel struggled with knee injuries in the second half of the season and may have been rushed back too soon, but he did not need offseason surgery. Look for Hammel to be the Opening Day starter, though it will be tough for him to top his 2012 season.

2012

After two seasons in Colorado where the skills didn't line up with the results, Hammel regressed considerably last year thanks to a depleted strikeout rate (from 7.14 K/9IP to 4.97) and spike in walks (2.38 BB/9IP to 3.59). The lost whiffs might be attributed to a swinging-strike percentage that has steadily declined during his three-year stint in Colorado (9.5 in 2009, 7.2 in 2010 and 6.5 in 2011). Now the longest tenured member of the Rockies rotation, he will need to rediscover his arsenal quickly to avoid shifting to relief work when the likes of Drew Pomeranz, Alex White and Tyler Chatwood are ready to cement their starting roles. Once a sleeper thanks to good control and the ability to induce groundballs, Hammel is now one to avoid because he's simply too hittable to succeed. His chances of finding success in a hitter-friendly home park against tough competition in the American League East hardly improve after he was acquired by the Orioles in early February.

2011

Hammel's 2010 season was pretty similar to his 2009. He again started 30 games and finished with 10 wins, yet this time he had a 4.81 ERA and 1.396 WHIP. He increased his strikeout rate for the second season in a row (7.1 K/9IP), despite his K/BB ratio (3.0) remaining stable. He helped fantasy owners in the first half of the season with a 7-3 record and 4.08 record, but faded down the stretch with a 3-6 record and 5.56 ERA. And for whatever reason, he performed better at home (4.07 ERA) than on the road (5.71 ERA). As long as he is able to maintain his command and groundball rate (46.7 percent), Hammel should be able to build upon his first two seasons as a member of the Rockies while working out of the back of their rotation.

2010

Jeff Niemann narrowly beat out Hammel for Tampa Bay's final rotation spot, which ultimately led to a trade which sent Hammel to Colorado. Hammel played out nicely as a back of the rotation starter, but his performance and statistics suffered greatly with his move to Coors Field. In 16 games at home, opposing batters knocked Hammel around to the tune of .330 with 12 home runs, earning Hammel a 5.73 ERA. He was an entirely different pitcher on the road, with a 3.13 ERA and just five homers allowed in 95 innings, so there's reason to believe that he'll be able to produce better overall numbers if he can start keeping the ball in the yard in the thin Denver air.

2009

Hammel started the year in the rotation thanks to injuries to Scott Kazmir and Matt Garza. Once those pitchers returned, the Rays had to create a bullpen role for Hammel, who was out of options and could not go to Triple-A without probably being claimed by another club. Hammel wound up as the best 11th pitcher on any AL roster in 2008, playing a key role in four extra-innings wins for the Rays (two wins, two saves). It's not clear what role the Rays have in mind for Hammel in 2009, since it's unlikely that he'll crack their rotation with David Price now up; Hammel could wind up back in long relief, or as trade bait.

2008

Hammel moved into the rotation in mid-July and actually finished strong in September (2-1, 4.09 in six starts, with one of those wins coming at Yankee Stadium). However, he'll face competition from Andy Sonnanstine, Jeff Niemann and perhaps others for a back-of-the-rotation role in the spring, and with other prospects on the horizon, the Rays might move Hammel to the bullpen for good in a middle-relief role.

2007

Hammel was rushed to Triple-A in 2005, but in 2006 showed he's a legitimate prospect with a great strikeout-to-walk ratio. As a reward, Hammel was rushed to the majors in late 2006, with predictable results. Still, he'll get a chance to crack the 2007 rotation, and he could develop into a serviceable fourth starter.

2006

He looked very good at Double-A last year, and wasn't overmatched at Triple-A. Hammel really needs one more year in the minors before he challenges for a spot in the big league rotation. The new Devil Rays brain trust is smart enough to know that, so he likely won't have more than a cup of coffee in the bigs this year.

2005

Hammel was having a great 2004 before he hurt his wrist in a fall during warm-ups in July and missed the rest of the year. He should be fine come spring and will start 2005 at Double-A, but could get a look-see in the bigs by September. Scouts rate his curveball as the best in the Rays organization.