Bruce Zimmermann
Bruce Zimmermann
26-Year-Old PitcherSP
Baltimore Orioles
10-Day IL
Injury Biceps
Est. Return 8/10/2021
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Zimmermann didn't fare very well in his first taste of major-league action in 2020, allowing six runs over seven innings across two appearances. His 4.04 SIERA was much more encouraging than his production on the surface, but he appears to be in line for a swingman role if he makes the major-league roster in 2021. Zimmermann posted a 22.6 K%, which is similar to his numbers in the minors, even though he has a lackluster 91.5 mph average fastball velocity. He's had a groundball rate below 50.0% in each of the past two seasons in the minors, and he had a subpar BABIP against higher-level talent. The 26-year-old was somewhat unlucky in his first taste of major-league action, but he could earn a spot in the big leagues to begin the 2021 season. Zimmermann would have a slight uptick in fantasy value if he earns a rotation spot in 2021, but his lack of dominance against batters leaves something to be desired. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#600
ADP
$Signed a one-year contract with the Orioles in March of 2021.
Conducting rehab in FCL
PBaltimore Orioles
Biceps
July 27, 2021
The Orioles assigned Zimmermann (biceps) to the rookie-level Florida Complex League on Monday to begin a rehab program.
ANALYSIS
Zimmermann looks to be ready for game action after being shut down for just over a month with left biceps tendinitis. The rookie southpaw will most likely require at least two rehab outings in the minors to ramp up for his pitch count, making mid-to-late August a reasonable estimate for his return to Baltimore's rotation. Before hitting the injured list, Zimmermann went 4-4 with a 4.83 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and a 53:20 K:BB across 59.2 innings with the Orioles.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
84
Last 10 Games
85
Last 5 Games
87
How many pitches does Bruce Zimmermann generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Bruce Zimmermann generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-10%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-11%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-16%
BAA vs RHP
2019
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .305 66 19 6 18 2 0 2
Since 2019vs Right .273 227 41 16 56 8 0 12
2021vs Left .314 56 14 4 16 2 0 2
2021vs Right .280 206 39 16 52 8 0 10
2020vs Left .250 10 5 2 2 0 0 0
2020vs Right .211 21 2 0 4 0 0 2
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-2%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-26%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-85%
ERA on Road
2019
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 5.08 1.40 33.2 3 2 0 8.3 2.9 2.7
Since 2019Away 5.18 1.48 33.0 1 2 0 7.9 3.0 1.1
2021Home 4.11 1.37 30.2 3 2 0 8.5 2.9 2.3
2021Away 5.59 1.59 29.0 1 2 0 7.4 3.1 1.2
2020Home 15.00 1.67 3.0 0 0 0 6.0 3.0 6.0
2020Away 2.25 0.75 4.0 0 0 0 11.3 2.3 0.0
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Bruce Zimmermann compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.65
 
K/9
8.0
 
BB/9
3.0
 
HR/9
1.8
 
Fastball
91.6 mph
 
ERA
4.83
 
WHIP
1.47
 
BABIP
.327
 
GB/FB
1.27
 
Left On Base
77.2%
 
Exit Velocity
82.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.3%
 
Spin Rate
2267 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
28.2%
 
Swinging Strike
11.5%
 
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Could return in August
PBaltimore Orioles
Biceps
July 17, 2021
Zimmermann (biceps) could return in early-to-mid-August, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
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Rehab pushed back
PBaltimore Orioles
Biceps
July 3, 2021
Zimmermann's (biceps) rehab has been pushed back another week or two, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
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Out two or three more weeks
PBaltimore Orioles
Biceps
June 22, 2021
Zimmerman (biceps) will miss two or three more weeks, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.
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Out with biceps tendinitis
PBaltimore Orioles
Biceps
June 18, 2021
Zimmermann was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with left biceps tendinitis. The move is retroactive to June 15.
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Takes loss Sunday
PBaltimore Orioles
June 13, 2021
Zimmermann allowed three runs on six hits and three walks with three strikeouts over 5.2 innings, taking the loss versus Tampa Bay on Sunday.
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