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Jeff Samardzija

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago White Sox

2015 Stats

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1-1

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3.33

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1.22

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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...

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2015 ADP:  75.06

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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 one-year, $9.8 million deal with the White Sox in January of 2015, avoiding arbitration.

April 23, 2015  –  Jeff Samardzija News

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Samardzija was ejected between the seventh and eighth inning of Thursday's game against the Royals, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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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 CHC 17 17 0 108.0 99 34 7 103 31 2 7 0 0 0 2.83 1.20
2014 29 MAJ OAK 16 16 0 111.7 92 39 13 99 12 5 6 0 0 0 3.14 0.93
2014  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ CHC/OAK 33 33 0 219.7 191 73 20 202 43 7 13 0 0 0 2.99 1.07
2015 30 MAJ CWS 4 4 0 27.0 28 10 2 17 5 1 1 0 0 0 3.33 1.22
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3-Year Averages     31 31 0 202.7 186 83 21 198 59 8 13 0 0 0 3.69 1.21
Career  (View All)     226 103 1 804.7 741 343 83 755 282 37 49 1 3.84 1.27

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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
Apr. 22 Cle 6.0 6 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.33 1.22
Apr. 17 @Det 8.0 8 1 1 1 0 7 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.29 1.19
Apr. 11 Min 7.0 8 4 4 0 0 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.23 1.31
Apr. 6 @KC 6.0 6 5 5 1 3 1 2 1 0 L 0 0 0 7.50 1.50
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 7.0 IP/G
21.0 22 5 5 1 2 16 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 2.14 1.14
Last 30 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 6.8 IP/G
27.0 28 10 10 2 5 17 2 1 0 1-1 0 0 0 3.33 1.22
Last 60 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 6.8 IP/G
27.0 28 10 10 2 5 17 2 1 0 1-1 0 0 0 3.33 1.22

Jeff Samardzija Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015618414111.255
20144089823922219.241
2013430994010323413.266

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015549114601.269
2014471104209916411.228
20134841153810718212.246

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201513.01009202.771.23
2014121.056010524122.681.00
2013107.735011045134.761.50

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201514.00108323.861.21
201498.7270971983.381.15
2013106.058010433123.911.20
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 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 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  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ CHC/OAK 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 4 4 27.0 5.67 1.67 3.40 0.67 1.28 74.2% 94.0 MPH 3.33 3.68 .305
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 2 13.2 8.28 2.37 3.50 0.88 73.7% 3.37 3.42 .293
Rest Of Season     0 29 192.0 8.28 2.29 3.62 0.87 73.4% 3.37 3.38 .294
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3-Year Averages     31 31 202.7 8.79 2.62 3.36 0.93 72.3% 3.69 3.47 .306
Career     226 103 804.7 8.44 3.15 2.68 0.93 72.3% 3.84 3.75 .303

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2015 Stat Review for Jeff Samardzija    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2014 (min 145 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.40 K/BB
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5.67 K/9
TERRIBLE
1.67 BB/9
GREAT
94.0 MPH Fastball
ELITE
0.7 HR/9
GOOD
1.28 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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3.33 ERA
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1.22 WHIP
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3.68 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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

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.305 BABIP
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74.2% Strand Rate
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Jeff Samardzija: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Samardzija struck out three and walked two while holding the Indians to six hits over six scoreless innings Wednesday afternoon.

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Samardzija struck out seven and did not walk a batter Friday while tossing eight innings of one-run ball against the Tigers.

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Samardzija allowed four runs on eight hits in seven innings against the Twins on Saturday, but he did not factor into the decision in the White Sox's win.

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Samardzija's White Sox debut did not go according to plan, as he allowed five runs in six innings in the Opening Day loss to the Royals.

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Samardzija was officially named the Opening Day starter by manager Robin Ventura on Wednesday, the Chicago Sun-Times' Daryl Van Schouwen reports.

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Samardzija is scheduled to be the Opening Day starter against the Royals, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Samardzija is the likely Opening Day starter for the White Sox due to Chris Sale's foot injury, Bruce Levin of 670thescore.com says.

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Samardzija and the White Sox avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $9.8 million deal Friday, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports.

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The A's traded Samardzija and Michael Ynoa to the White Sox on Tuesday for Marcus Semien, Chris Bassitt, Josh Phegley and Rangel Ravelo.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.