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Jeff Samardzija

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Oakland Athletics

2014 Stats

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5-9

ERA

2.96

WHIP

1.12

K

143

SV

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Samardzija placed in the top five in the NL in both innings pitched (213.2) and strikeouts (214), so he did carry some fantasy value. However, that's where the positives end, as his ERA (4.34), WHIP ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 225   DOB: 1/1/1985   BORN: Merrillville, IN   COLLEGE: Notre Dame   DRAFTED: 5th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Jeff Samardzija Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $5.345 million contract with the Cubs in February of 2014, avoiding arbitration.

August 20, 2014  –  Jeff Samardzija News

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Samardzija was lit up on Wednesday by the Mets, allowed seven earned runs in only 3.2 innings.

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Jeff Samardzija 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
2006 21 A A 2 2 0 11.0 6 4 1 4 6 0 1 0 3.27 1.09
2007 22 A DAY 24 20 0 107.3 142 59 8 45 35 3 8 0 4.95 1.65
2007 22 AA TEN 6 6 0 34.3 33 13 8 20 9 3 3 0 3.41 1.22
2008 23 AA TEN 16 15 0 76.0 71 41 6 44 42 3 5 0 4.86 1.49
2008 23 AAA IOW 6 6 0 37.3 32 13 5 40 16 4 1 0 3.13 1.29
2008 23 MAJ CHN 26 0 0 27.7 24 7 0 25 15 1 0 1 2.28 1.41
2009 24 AAA IOW 18 17 0 89.0 98 43 12 71 27 6 6 0 4.35 1.40
2009 24 MAJ CHN 20 2 0 34.7 46 29 7 21 15 1 3 0 7.53 1.76
2010 25 AAA IOW 35 14 0 111.1 86 54 9 102 67 11 3 0 0 0 4.37 1.38
2010 25 MAJ CHC 7 3 0 19.3 21 18 4 9 20 2 2 0 0 0 8.38 2.12
2011 26 MAJ CHC 75 0 0 88.0 64 29 5 87 50 8 4 0 2 13 2.97 1.30
2012 27 MAJ CHC 28 28 0 174.7 157 74 20 180 56 9 13 0 0 0 3.81 1.22
2013 28 MAJ CHC 33 33 1 213.7 210 103 25 214 78 8 13 0 0 0 4.34 1.35
2014 29 MAJ OAK 8 8 0 56.0 46 20 6 40 7 3 2 0 0 0 3.21 0.95
2014 29 MAJ CHC 17 17 0 108.0 99 34 7 103 31 2 7 0 0 0 2.83 1.20
2014  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ OAK/CHC 25 25 0 164.0 145 54 13 143 38 5 9 0 0 0 2.96 1.12
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3-Year Averages     45 20 0 158.8 143 68 16 160 61 8 10 0 0 4 3.85 1.28
Career  (View All)     214 91 1 722.0 667 314 74 679 272 34 44 1 3.91 1.30

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Jeff Samardzija 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
Aug. 14 @KC 6.3 8 4 3 0 0 5 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 3.21 0.95
Aug. 9 Min 6.0 7 2 2 0 2 5 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.08 0.91
Aug. 4 TB 7.0 5 2 2 1 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.09 0.82
Jul. 29 @Hou 6.7 6 4 4 1 2 7 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.19 0.82
Jul. 24 Hou 8.0 5 1 1 1 0 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.70 0.73
Jul. 18 Bal 7.0 6 4 4 2 1 4 2 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.27 0.77
Jul. 11 @Sea 8.0 5 3 3 1 0 5 1 0 1 L 0 0 0 2.40 0.67
Jul. 6 Tor 7.0 4 1 1 0 1 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.29 0.71
Jun. 17 Tex 6.0 7 3 0 0 3 8 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.60 1.21
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 6.2 IP/G
12.3 15 6 5 0 2 10 1 1 0 1-1 0 0 0 3.65 1.38
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 6.8 IP/G
41.0 37 17 16 5 6 30 3 2 0 2-1 0 0 0 3.51 1.05
Last 60 Days
9 Games:  Avg. 6.9 IP/G
62.0 53 24 20 6 10 48 4 2 1 3-2 0 0 0 2.90 1.02

Jeff Samardzija Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20143136921691917.240
2013430994010323413.266
201236983377920512.241

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20143547417761346.237
20134841153810718212.246
20123549719781018.239

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201495.3440802282.361.02
2013107.735011045134.761.50
201278.34409128123.221.16

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201468.7150631653.801.25
2013106.058010433123.911.20
201296.3590892884.301.27
Jeff Samardzija 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
2006 21 A A 2 2 11.0 3.27 4.91 0.67 0.82 72.7% 3.27 5.29 .156
2007 22 A DAY 24 20 107.3 3.77 2.93 1.29 0.67 69.8% 4.95 4.34 .342
2007 22 AA TEN 6 6 34.3 5.24 2.36 2.22 2.10 85.3% 3.41 5.94 .246
2008 23 AA TEN 16 15 76.0 5.21 4.97 1.05 0.71 67.3% 4.86 4.81 .276
2008 23 AAA IOW 6 6 37.3 9.64 3.86 2.50 1.21 81.4% 3.13 4.16 .293
2008 23 MAJ CHN 26 0 27.7 8.13 4.88 1.67 0.00 1.03 82.1% 94.7 MPH 2.28 3.07 .312
2009 24 AAA IOW 18 17 89.0 7.18 2.73 2.63 1.21 72.6% 4.35 4.37 .323
2009 24 MAJ CHN 20 2 34.7 5.45 3.89 1.40 1.82 1.23 59.3% 93.8 MPH 7.53 5.95 .337
2010 25 AAA IOW 35 14 111.1 8.26 5.43 1.52 0.73 68.8% 4.37 4.28 .267
2010 25 MAJ CHC 7 3 19.3 4.19 9.31 0.45 1.86 0.64 62.2% 93.3 MPH 8.38 8.37 .272
2011 26 MAJ CHC 75 0 88.0 8.90 5.11 1.74 0.51 1.03 78% 95.1 MPH 2.97 3.84 .268
2012 27 MAJ CHC 28 28 174.7 9.27 2.89 3.21 1.03 1.27 72% 95.0 MPH 3.81 3.66 .305
2013 28 MAJ CHC 33 33 213.7 9.01 3.29 2.74 1.05 1.59 70.3% 94.5 MPH 4.34 3.93 .323
2014 29 MAJ OAK 8 8 56.0 6.43 1.13 5.71 0.96 1.54 70.2% 94.3 MPH 3.21 3.75 .253
2014 29 MAJ CHC 17 17 108.0 8.58 2.58 3.32 0.58 2.06 78% 94.3 MPH 2.83 3.16 .313
2014  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ OAK/CHC 25 25 164.0 7.85 2.09 3.76 0.71 1.86 75.9% 94.3 MPH 2.96 3.20 .292
Next 7 Days     0 1 6.9 8.66 2.87 3.02 0.82 72.2% 3.67 3.42 .307
Rest Of Season     0 7 45.5 8.66 2.88 3.00 0.89 72.7% 3.67 3.52 .305
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3-Year Averages     45 20 158.8 9.07 3.46 2.62 0.91 72.3% 3.85 3.65 .306
Career     214 91 722.0 8.46 3.39 2.50 0.92 72.3% 3.91 3.82 .304

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2014 Stat Review for Jeff Samardzija    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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3.76 K/BB
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7.85 K/9
GOOD
2.09 BB/9
GREAT
94.3 MPH Fastball
ELITE
0.7 HR/9
GOOD
1.86 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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2.96 ERA
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1.12 WHIP
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3.20 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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

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.292 BABIP
AVERAGE
75.9% Strand Rate
ABOVE AVERAGE

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Jeff Samardzija: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Samardzija (5-9) was stuck with a loss Thursday in Kansas City, allowing four runs (three earned) over 6.1 innings. He allowed eight hits and struck out five without a walk.

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Samardzija earned the win Saturday, allowing two earned runs and striking out five over six innings.

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Samardzija gave up two runs on five hits and struck out three over seven innings Monday in an extra-inning victory over the Rays.

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Samardzija allowed four runs on six hits, walking two and striking out seven over 6.2 innings Tuesday, but didnít factor into the decision.

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Samardzija improved to 2-1 in an Oakland uniform Thursday, allowing one run over eight innings against the Astros. He struck out six and didn't walk a batter.

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Samardzija allowed four runs over seven innings in a no-decision against the Orioles on Friday.

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Samardzija pitched a complete game against the Mariners on Friday, giving up three runs on five hits and striking out five in eight innings.

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Samardzija was sparkling in his A's debut, allowing one run over seven innings while striking out five.

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Samardzija will make his Athletics debut Sunday against the Blue Jays, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

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Samardzija is expected to make his Athletics debut Sunday against the Blue Jays, Bruce Levine of 670thescore.com reports.

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Samardzija has been traded to the A's along with Jason Hammel for Dan Straily, Addison Russell and Billy McKinney, Fox Sports' Jon Morosi reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

The hard-throwing righty finally harnessed his top-shelf stuff in 2012, and the result was a breakout. A 180:56 K:BB ratio in 174.1 innings is borderline elite, but the low innings total, average strand and BABIP rates and poor offensive support kept him in the second or third tier among pitchers. His 95 mph fastball and improving command could portend another step forward, but even if he simply locks in last year's gains, Samardzija will be plenty valuable, especially if the Cubs' lineup can generate more steady run support for him.

2012

Samardzija came into 2011 as a wild thrower with a big arm, but made significant progress as the season wore on, with a 35:16 K:BB ratio in 36.1 second-half innings. Samardzija averaged 95 mph with his fastball last year and actually sat in the 96-98 range for most of the second half to go along with an improved slider. He's expressed interest in competing for a rotation slot this spring, but could easily land in a setup role, or even become the team's closer should Carlos Marmol be dealt or fail to right the ship.

2011

Samardzija has a great arm, but simply lacks anything close to the command necessary for success at the major league level. In fact, he hasn't even pitched particularly well at Triple-A the last two years. He'll vie for a spot at the back end of the rotation with a cast of dozens, and failing that, could wind up in the bullpen in a low-leverage role. But it's more likely he begins the year at Triple-A.

2010

The Cubs love Samardzija's arm - he's touched 99 mph on the radar gun - but so far he's looked nowhere near ready, allowing too many home runs both at Triple-A and the majors last year. Samardzija will compete with Sean Marshall, Tom Gorzelanny and Jay Jackson for the fifth starter job, but we'd be surprised if he were to prevail unless he vastly improves command of his secondary pitches.

2009

Samardzija was impressive for the first month after his late-July callup, making hitters miss with his blistering fastball (clocked as high as 99 mph) and occasional slider and changeup. But he struggled with his command down the stretch, and while his ERA was spared by some unearned runs, his 1.41 WHIP tells the tale. Samardzija is slated for a middle-relief role at press time, but there's some chance he returns to Triple-A to work on commanding his secondary pitches. If he does, the sky's the limit.

2008

The former Notre Dame wide receiver, Samardzija's a hard thrower who Cubs' GM Jim Hendry is so high on, he declared him untouchable in trade talks along with last year's top pick Tyler Colvin, top prospect Felix Pie and pitching prospect Sean Gallagher. In truth, none of the four are can't-miss players, and Samardzija is probably the furthest from making a contribution to the big-league club. Samardzija struggled with his command at High-A last year, before being promoted to Double-A where he fared decently in a 34-inning sample. Expect him to start the season at Double-A in 2008 and don't be surprised if there are some growing pains at that level.