Zimmermann
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
W-L
5-5
ERA
4.36
WHIP
1.263
K
78
SV
0
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Zimmermann's slight semblance of fantasy relevance took another hit in 2017, as the veteran hurler turned in a career-worst 6.08 ERA over 160 innings. His exorbitant ERA was the worst mark in the majors among starting pitchers who threw at least 150 innings. Three years rem... read more
Zimmermann's slight semblance of fantasy relevance took another hit in 2017, as the veteran hurler turned in a career-worst 6.08 ERA over 160 innings. His exorbitant ERA was the worst mark in the majors among starting pitchers who threw at least 150 innings. Three years removed from an All-Star campaign in which he posted a 2.66 ERA and 22.8 strikeout rate, Zimmermann looked like a shell of his former self this past season. Though he still had decent zip on his fastball (roughly 93 mph average velocity), the 31-year-old saw his strikeout rate fall to a career-low 14.5 percent and he was squared up for a career-worst 1.63 HR/9. Zimmermann is a rapidly declining asset but is still owed a hefty $74 million over the final three years of his contract. While he'll likely be counted upon to eat up innings in 2018 for the rebuilding Tigers, he can be left off your fantasy radar as it seems Zimmermann's best days are long behind him.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 6'2"    WT: 223 lbs.    DOB: 5/23/1986    College: Wisconsin-Stevens Point    Drafted: 2nd Rd in 2007Show Contract
$
Jordan Zimmermann Contract Info:
Signed a five-year, $110 million contract with the Tigers in November of 2015.
Allows six runs in loss
PDetroit Tigers
August 15, 2018
Zimmermann (5-5) took the loss Wednesday against the White Sox, as he allowed six runs on nine hits over five innings of work. He didn't walk anyone and struck out four.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Jordan Zimmermann MLB Stats
Basic
Minors Stats
Advanced Stats
Split Stats
Defensive Stats
Loading Jordan Zimmermann Stats...
Loading Jordan Zimmermann Minor League Stats...
Loading Jordan Zimmermann Games played by Position...
Loading Jordan Zimmermann Advanced Stats...
Loading Jordan Zimmermann Defensive Stats...
Loading Jordan Zimmermann Split Stats...
Jordan Zimmermann 2018 MLB Game Log
Loading Jordan Zimmermann Game Log...
Vs. Today's Lineup - MIN
Jordan Zimmermann Vs Batter Stats
Loading Jordan Zimmermann Stats...
2018 Stat Review for Jordan Zimmermann
4.88 K/BB
ELITE
7.92 K/9
GOOD
1.62 BB/9
ELITE
91.2 MPH Fastball
WEAK
1.6 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.93 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
4.36 ERA
WEAK
1.26 WHIP
AVERAGE
4.33 FIP
WEAK
0.317 BABIP
HIGH
71.9 % Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE
Detroit Tigers Depth Chart
Get Instant Access To Our Full Depth Charts
Subscribe Today
Catcher
  1. 1. JamesJ. McCann (R)
  2. X. JohnJ. Hicks (R) 10-Day DL
  3. 2. GraysonG. Greiner (R)
First Baseman
  1. X. JohnJ. Hicks (R) 10-Day DL
  2. 1. JimJ. Adduci (L)
  3. 2. NikoN. Goodrum (S)
  4. 3. VictorV. Martinez (S)
  5. X. MiguelM. Cabrera (R) 60-Day DL
Second Baseman
  1. 1. NikoN. Goodrum (S)
  2. 2. RonnyR. Rodriguez (R)
Left Fielder
    This section of the depth chart is reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Center Fielder
    This section of the depth chart is reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Right Fielder
    This section of the depth chart is reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Designated Hitter
    This section of the depth chart is reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Starting Pitcher
    This section of the depth chart is reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Bullpen
    This section of the depth chart is reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Closer
    This section of the depth chart is reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Top Detroit Tigers Prospects
    This section of the depth chart is reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
  1. Jordan Zimmermann 2018 Preseason Outlook
    Subscribe now to see our 2018 outlook for Jordan Zimmermann
  2. Jordan Zimmermann 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Zimmermann just suffered his worst season ever in 2016. The real question at this point is how much of it was injury-related and how much was a degradation of skills? His 3.66 ERA in 2015 might push you closer to degradation, but his strikeout and walk rates that year were completely in line with his 2011-13 seasons while his 2014 stands out as a career year. The one key change in 2015 was his career-worst home run rate (1.1 HR/9) and it was even a tick worse in 2016 at 1.2 HR/9. Neck and lat injuries might have been at play in the career-low 15 percent strikeout rate and the spike in walk rate to six percent, his highest since 2009. Zimmermann had a 3.24 ERA through 13 starts, before he allowed 11 earned runs in 9.2 innings in two starts before the neck injury and another 15 earned runs in 9.2 innings the rest of the way with a second DL stint mixed in. A healthy Zimmermann should yield something close to a 4.00 ERA in his age-30 campaign.
  3. Jordan Zimmermann 2016 Preseason Outlook
    Zimmermann didn't exactly have the kind of season he hoped for heading into free agency. Although his fastball was down a tick, he still averaged 93 mph, and there was no other obvious sign of decreased effectiveness in his arsenal. Still, his ERA and FIP both soared by a run or more, his home run rate spiked to a career-high 1.07, and his K/9 rate tumbled back down into the sevens after a career-high 8.2 in 2014. If he's able to rebound, there's no reason to think he won't be a solid mid-rotation starter once again, but six years removed from Tommy John surgery, the clock could be ticking on his new elbow ligament, and the slight drop in velocity might be a harbinger of rough times ahead. The Tigers signed him to a five-year, $110 million contract in the offseason, however, confident in his ability to return to form and slot in behind Justin Verlander in their rotation.
  4. Jordan Zimmermann 2015 Preseason Outlook
    Zimmermann has become the workhorse of the Nationals' staff, averaging 203 innings and 15 wins over the last three seasons while producing consistently very-good-to-excellent ratios. His K/9 rate even spiked up to a career-best 8.2, giving him more juice than expected in five-category leagues, and while Stephen Strasburg has the shinier pedigree and gaudier strikeout numbers, it's Zimmermann that opposing hitters seem to dread facing the most, an opinion backed up by his September no-hitter. Although he continues to toy around with a changeup, he relied even more heavily than usual on his mid-90s fastball and vicious slider last year, and with free agency looming, he'll have plenty of motivation to gun for his first 20-win campaign. Given his contract status, there's a chance he could get dealt before spring training, but there aren't many teams that can provide him with the offensive and defensive support that the Nats can, so a trade wouldn't likely improve his value. In all likelihood, Zimmermann will be leading the club back into the postseason hunt in 2015.
  5. Jordan Zimmermann 2014 Preseason Outlook
    With Stephen Strasburg unable to buy a win and Gio Gonzalez taking a step back in 2013, it was Zimmermann who took his turn as the Nationals' staff ace and set career highs in innings, wins, total strikeouts and walk rate. Somewhat amazingly, all four of his pitches (fastball, slider, curveball and changeup) showed a positive run expectancy last year, which was the main engine of his success more than any one dominant pitch. He won't challenge the 200-strikeout mark, which keeps him from being an elite fantasy starter, but Zimmermann is solidifying his spot near the top of the next tier of pitchers.
  6. Jordan Zimmermann 2013 Preseason Outlook
    The Nationals took the shackles off Zimmermann in 2012 and his numbers showed no regression, as his walk and strikeout rates were almost identical to the season before. He pounds the strike zone with plus stuff, and while that has not translated into elite numbers, he does not need to reach that level in a rotation that already features two aces in Stephen Strasburg and Gio Gonzalez. If Davey Johnson starts letting him go a little deeper into games his win total might pick up a bit, but otherwise expect more of the same from Zimmermann.
  7. Jordan Zimmermann 2012 Preseason Outlook
    Zimmermann was the Nationals' most consistent starting pitcher during the 2011 season. He got stronger as the season progressed, something that is typical for pitchers on the mend from Tommy John surgery. He was shut down in September because he reached his innings limit. Zimmermann’s control was impeccable (1.73 BB/9IP) locating his fastball (93.3 mph), slider, curveball and occasional change-up. However, he was somewhat lucky concerning his HR/FB ratio (5.9 percent). His flyball tendencies should lead to more home runs next season, and a slightly higher ERA will likely follow.
  8. Jordan Zimmermann 2011 Preseason Outlook
    Zimmermann's return from Tommy John surgery was a resounding success, as other than a spike in his HR/9IP rate his numbers were remarkably similar in seven 2010 starts to what he put up before getting hurt. In short, the surgery just put his career on pause for 12 months and didn't appear to set back his development, which is excellent news for a team trying to build around its young rotation. With Stephen Strasburg taking his own turn under the knife, Zimmermann will likely be the Nationals' No. 1 starter in 2011, which means you should expect solid numbers everywhere but in the wins category.
  9. Jordan Zimmermann 2010 Preseason Outlook
    Zimmermann posted exceptional numbers for a rookie, even if his ERA didn't reflect it. Any kid who can strike out better than a batter an inning with a better than 3.0 K/BB ratio, and who isn't particularly flyball prone to boot, has a chance to be someone very special. Unfortunately, he won't get a chance to show how special until at least late 2010 thanks to Tommy John surgery, but assuming he eventually regains his form he'll pair up with Stephen Strasburg down the road to give the Nats a truly scary young pitching duo at the head of their rotation.
  10. Jordan Zimmermann 2009 Preseason Outlook
    Zimmermann had no problem adjusting to full season ball in 2008, making it all the way up to Double-A and maintaining a strikeout-an-inning pace, while keeping the ball down in the strike zone and not walking too many batters. Given their recent history with their top pitching prospects you can expect Zimmermann to make his big league debut in 2009 but unlike previous hurlers like Ross Detwiler, Zimmermann might actually be ready to hold his own in the majors. He's got three quality pitches including a plus slider, and it's entirely possible that he'll head into spring training camp in 2010 as the Nationals de facto ace.
  11. Jordan Zimmermann 2008 Preseason Outlook
    The second-round pick had a great 2007 debut in Rookie ball, displaying better-than-expected control to go along with a very good slider and two other quality pitches. He's a few years away from regular major league duty, but as the Nationals showed last year with Ross Detwiler, the organization isn't afraid to give its top prospects a late-season cup of coffee to let them know what's ahead of them. Assuming Zimmerman doesn't suffer a setback in his first exposure to full season ball, he could make his big league debut this September even if he's not ready for a regular spot until 2010.
More Fantasy News
Allows six runs in loss
PDetroit Tigers
August 15, 2018
Zimmermann (5-5) took the loss Wednesday against the White Sox, as he allowed six runs on nine hits over five innings of work. He didn't walk anyone and struck out four.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Nabs fifth win
PDetroit Tigers
August 11, 2018
Zimmermann (5-4) picked up the win Friday, allowing two unearned runs on eight hits over 6.1 innings while striking out one in a 5-3 vicory over the Twins.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Serves up two homers in loss
PDetroit Tigers
August 5, 2018
Zimmermann (4-4) gave up two runs on six hits and three walks while striking out six over 6.1 innings in a loss to the A's on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Surrenders five, tagged with third loss
PDetroit Tigers
July 29, 2018
Zimmermann (4-3) allowed five runs on six hits and one walk while striking out two over three innings Sunday as he took the loss against the Indians.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Takes loss Tuesday
PDetroit Tigers
July 24, 2018
Zimmermann (4-2) took the loss Tuesday against the Royals, allowing four earned runs on seven hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out four.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.