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Jeff Samardzija

32-Year-Old Pitcher – San Francisco Giants

2016 Stats

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12-11

ERA

3.81

WHIP

1.20

K

167

SV

0

2017 RotoWire Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Samardzija was just about what the Giants could have hoped for when they signed the starter last offseason. His 3.81 ERA, 7.39 K/9, 2.39 BB/9 and 1.06 HR/9 over 203.1 innings were serviceable marks fo...

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2017 ADP:  198.84

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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:

Signed a five-year, $90 million deal with the Giants in December of 2015.

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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 16 16 0 111.7 92 39 13 99 12 5 6 0 0 0 3.14 0.93
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 33 33 0 219.7 191 73 20 202 43 7 13 0 0 0 2.99 1.07
2015 30 MAJ CWS 32 32 2 214.0 228 118 29 163 49 11 13 0 0 0 4.96 1.29
2016 31 MAJ SF 32 32 0 203.3 190 86 24 167 54 12 11 0 0 0 3.81 1.20
2017 Spring Training 32   SF 4 4 0 11.3 22 14 5 13 5 0 3 0 0 0 11.12 2.38
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3-Year Averages     32 32 0 212.3 203 92 24 177 48 10 12 0 0 0 3.90 1.18
Career  (View All)     286 163 3 1,195.0 1,131 537 134 1,068 380 59 72 1 4.04 1.26

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Jeff Samardzija 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
Sep. 28 Col 6.0 7 2 2 0 1 11 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.81 1.20
Sep. 22 @SD 7.0 4 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.83 1.20
Sep. 17 StL 6.7 5 1 1 1 4 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.97 1.22
Sep. 12 SD 6.0 8 4 4 1 1 6 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.07 1.21
Sep. 6 @Col 7.0 4 2 2 0 1 9 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.00 1.20
Sep. 1 @ChC 4.0 5 3 3 0 3 3 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 4.06 1.22
Aug. 26 Atl 7.0 7 0 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.00 1.21
Aug. 21 NYM 7.0 3 2 2 1 1 7 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.17 1.20
Aug. 16 Pit 6.0 6 3 3 0 1 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.24 1.22
Aug. 10 @Mia 5.7 3 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.23 1.23
Aug. 5 @Was 7.0 6 5 5 2 2 5 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.40 1.23
Jul. 29 Was 6.0 7 4 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.30 1.24
Last 14 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.5 IP/G
13.0 11 2 2 0 1 20 0 0 0 1-1 0 0 0 1.38 0.92
Last 30 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.1 IP/G
36.7 33 12 12 2 10 42 0 1 0 1-2 0 0 0 2.95 1.17
Last 60 Games (Team)
12 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.3 IP/G
75.3 65 26 26 5 22 70 0 1 0 3-5 0 0 0 3.11 1.15

Jeff Samardzija Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016415792810426512.272
2015465802911821821.278
20144089823922219.241

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201641488268611312.225
201544583201101918.268
2014471104209916411.228

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201689.3560802673.531.28
2015104.75808825175.331.37
2014121.056010524122.681.00

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2016114.07508728174.031.14
2015109.36507524124.611.23
201498.7270971983.381.15
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 16 16 111.7 7.98 0.97 8.25 1.05 1.60 71.4% 94.5 MPH 3.14 3.37 .268
2014 29 MAJ CHC 17 17 108.0 8.58 2.58 3.32 0.58 2.06 78% 94.5 MPH 2.83 3.16 .313
2014  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ OAK/CHC 33 33 219.7 8.28 1.76 4.70 0.82 1.81 75.2% 94.5 MPH 2.99 3.15 .291
2015 30 MAJ CWS 32 32 214.0 6.86 2.06 3.33 1.22 1.11 64.1% 94.2 MPH 4.96 4.29 .311
2016 31 MAJ SF 32 32 203.3 7.39 2.39 3.09 1.06 1.59 71.8% 94.3 MPH 3.81 3.90 .290
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3-Year Averages     32 32 212.3 7.50 2.03 3.69 1.02 70% 3.90 3.68 .298
Career     286 163 1,195.0 8.04 2.86 2.81 1.01 70.7% 4.04 3.86 .302

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Jeff Samardzija Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 214 -4 13 -4 0 105 0 0 0
2016 P 203.3 -1 18 -1 0 89 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P -1 0 0 0 -3 0 -4
2016 P 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1

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2016 Stat Review for Jeff Samardzija    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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3.09 K/BB
AVERAGE
7.39 K/9
WEAK
2.39 BB/9
GOOD
94.3 MPH Fastball
GREAT
1.1 HR/9
GOOD
1.59 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.81 ERA
GOOD
1.20 WHIP
GOOD
3.90 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

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.290 BABIP
AVERAGE
71.8% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for Jeff Samardzija

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

Samardzija said that his bounce-back campaign last year can be attributed to rediscovering his splitter. He will work on honing the pitch this spring, CSN Bay Area reports.

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Samardzija has been named the fourth starter in manager Bruce Bochy's spring training rotation and he should occupy that spot on Opening Day as well, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Samardzija has officially been announced as the starter for Saturday's NLDS matchup with the Cubs, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

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Samardzija (12-11) whiffed a season-high 11 while allowing just two runs on seven hits and a walk Wednesday against the Rockies, but suffered the loss.

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Samardzija was dominant in Thursday's win over the Padres, striking out nine and walking none while allowing four hits over seven scoreless innings.

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Samardzija was effective in Saturday's start versus the Cardinals, allowing just one run on five hits and four walks with four strikeouts across 6.2 innings. He did not factor into the decision.

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Samardzija (11-10) allowed four runs on eight hits and a walk with six strikeouts over six innings in Monday's loss to San Diego.

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Samardzija allowed two runs on four hits and a walk with nine strikeouts over seven innings in Tuesday's no-decision against the Rockies.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Samardzija’s first (and only) season for his childhood club didn’t go as well as expected. The White Sox traded for Samardzija to serve as the team’s No. 2 starter behind Chris Sale, but he ended up posting his worst season since becoming a full-time starter in 2012. His strikeout rate fell below 20 percent for the first time in his starting career while leading the American League with 29 home runs allowed. When the ball did stay in the park, he pitched in front of one of the league’s poorer defenses, which did him no favors. He may have also suffered from some mechanical issues, as his slider went from his out pitch to one that was very hittable. His status as a 200-inning hoss helped him land a five-year, $90 million deal with the Giants, and the move to a spacious park in San Francisco is big for his fantasy value given the uptick in flyballs a year ago.

2015

The Shark joined the A's in July and continued a 2014 season that proved the best of his young career. Samardzija finished with a 2.99 ERA and 8.3 K/9 rate over 219.2 innings and made his first career All-Star Game. Due to an incredible lack of run support, especially during his time with the Cubs, Samardzija only ended up with seven wins on the season, but his ability to pitch deep into starts and strong peripherals (3.07 xFIP) should enable him to significantly improve that total this season. The biggest factor that led to his breakout season was a big cut in his walk rate from 3.3 BB/9 in 2013 to 1.8 BB/9 in 2014 (a mark that improved even further – to 1.0 BB/9 – with the A's). Samardzija will return to Chicago after an offseason trade to the White Sox, forming one of the best 1-2 punches in baseball alongside Chris Sale. His 46.2 percent career groundball rate bodes well for his chances of maintaining success in the hitter-friendly confines of U.S. Cellular Field.

2014

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 (1.35), and wins (8) were all disappointing for a player who was expected to be one of the better starting pitchers in the league, especially after he appeared to break out in 2012. Usually a player with his strikeout rate isn't quite so hittable, and his .314 BABIP likely contributed to his results, but it also doesn't help a pitcher's fantasy value to be throwing for the woeful Cubs. He'll probably be atop the rotation again, but it could be another long season.

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.