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Jason Hammel | Starting Pitcher | #39

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/2/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Treasure Valley CC
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 10 (0) / TB
Contract: view contract details

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Jason Hammel held the Cardinals to one run across 7 1/3 superb innings in Tuesday's 12-3 blowout victory.
A case could be made that he shouldn't have given up any runs, as the Cards' lone tally off of Hammel came in the eighth inning after Jorge Soler missed a catchable ball that turned into a double. It was the first time since June of last season that Hammel surpassed seven innings. He'll bring a nifty 2.17 ERA into next week's outing against the Dodgers. May 24 - 11:13 PM

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Jason Hammel lost to the Brewers on Thursday after giving up four runs in six innings.

Ryan Braun, Jonathan Lucroy and Domingo Santana were all absent from the Brewers' lineup today, yet Hammel had a lousy start anyway. The loss was his first of the year, and his ERA jumped from 1.77 to 2.31.
May 19 - 5:01 PM

Jason Hammel held the Pirates to two runs -- one earned -- across 6 2/3 innings in Friday's 9-4 victory.

Hammel's counterpart, Francisco Liriano, got pummeled for eight runs over 4 2/3 frames, but the Cubs right had no issues holding the Pirates in check. He struck out eight batters on the day, walked just one and allowed eight hits. Hammel has moved his record to 5-0 on the season while lowering his ERA to 1.77. He'll try to keep it going next week in Milwaukee.
May 13 - 5:48 PM

Jason Hammel allowed three runs over five innings in a no-decision Saturday against the Nationals.

Hammel wasn't awful, but he wasn't sharp, either. The right-hander walked four and gave up four hits while striking out just three on the afternoon. The fact that the start was Hammel's worst through six starts this season sheds some light on how good he's been in 2016, owning a 1.85 ERA and 1.15 WHIP overall. Hammel will look to get back to his stingy ways Friday against the Pirates.
May 7 - 7:51 PM

Jason Hammel moved to 4-0 after allowing two runs across five innings in Monday's 7-2 victory over the Pirates.

Hammel was pulled after hitting Starling Marte with a pitch to lead off the sixth inning, marking the first time in five starts that he didn't go six frames. It was still another solid showing, though, and Hammel now sports a microscopic 1.24 ERA on the season. He'll try to keep it going against the Nationals at home over the weekend.
May 2 - 11:32 PM

Jason Hammel pitched admirably in Sunday's 9-0 win over the Reds, tossing six shutout innings with seven strikeouts.

Hammel scattered three hits and walked two on the afternoon, continuing what has been a strong start to the 2016 season. In 24 innings pitched covering four starts, the 33-year-old right-hander holds a microscopic 0.75 ERA, slightly more visible (but still smooth) 1.04 WHIP and 22/9 K/BB ratio. He will help play host to the Braves in his next scheduled start. The Cubs have jumped out of the gate to a 14-5 record.
Apr 24 - 4:23 PM

Jason Hammel allowed a lone run on five hits over six innings of work as the Cubs edged the Cardinals 2-1 on Tuesday.

Hammel struck out six without walking a batter in the contest. As if his pitching weren't enough, Hammel also had a two-run single to provide his own run support. He hasn't needed much support this season, owning a 1.00 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 15/7 K/BB ratio over 18 innings. The right-hander draws the Reds next when the two teams meet on Sunday.
Apr 20 - 12:20 AM

Jason Hammel threw six scoreless innings in a win over the Reds on Thursday.

It was a balancing act for Hammel, who allowed four hits, including two doubles, and walked four in the start. Three strikeouts helped his cause, as did some well-placed defenders. The right-hander has now allowed one run over his first two starts while striking out nine. A date with the rival Cardinals looms on Tuesday.
Apr 14 - 11:29 PM

Jason Hammel wasn't involved in the decision after holding the Diamondbacks to one run in six innings Friday.

Hammel struck out six before exiting with a one-run lead. That was blown by Pedro Strop in the eighth. Hammel was one of the NL's top 10 or 15 pitchers in the first half of last year before fading. He's still not a good bet to put together six strong months, but he'll probably be of some use in mixed leagues early on.
Apr 9 - 1:03 AM

Jason Hammel allowed two runs (one earned) over four innings against the Mets on Friday.

Hammel gave up five hits (including a solo homer to Yoenis Cespedes) and one walk while striking out six batters. The veteran right-hander struggled during the second half last season after a big first half, but he still finished with a solid 3.74 ERA to go along with a career-best strikeout percentage. He’ll go into this season as a back-end starter on the Cubs’ staff and he’s perfectly serviceable for that role.
Apr 1 - 7:26 PM

Jason Hammel coughed up nine earned runs in 4 1/3 innings Sunday versus the Mariners.

He walked three and surrendered eight hits, including two home runs. Not a great look this late in March, though Hammel has been pretty sharp for the most part in Cactus League play. He's currently sitting on a 5.12 spring ERA.
Mar 27 - 7:17 PM

Jason Hammel allowed two runs -- one earned -- over five innings Tuesday in the Cubs' 9-6 defeat of the Reds.

Hammel struck out three and walked one. He now has a 1.20 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 15 innings this spring, looking more than ready to roll for the beginning of the 2016 regular season. The veteran right-hander posted a cool 3.74 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 172/40 K/BB ratio across 170 2/3 innings (31 starts) in 2015.
Mar 22 - 7:08 PM

Jason Hammel scattered five hits and one run over four innings Thursday in a win over the Diamondbacks.

Hammel allowed two hits and a run in the first but was lights out after that. He finished with six punch-outs including three in the second inning. Hammel has been a force of nature this spring, giving up just one run over 10 innings of work. He’s fanned 11 batters over that span while surrendering just one walk.
Mar 17 - 10:51 PM

Jason Hammel pitched four scoreless innings, striking out four, in a win over the White Sox on Saturday.

Hammel gave up just two hits without walking a batter in the game. He has yet to allow a run in six spring innings. If his spot in the Cubs' rotation was being challenged -- and it wasn't, realistically -- he's certainly made a statement through two starts.
Mar 12 - 6:33 PM

Jason Hammel held the Royals scoreless over two innings on Monday.

He permitted just one single, walked one and struck out one. Hammel faded in the second half for the Cubs last season, which has been a theme for him two years running. He'll hope to hold up better down the stretch in 2016.
Mar 7 - 8:15 PM

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C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
3Tim Federowicz
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
2Javier Baez
3B1Kris Bryant
2Christian Villanueva
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Jorge Soler
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Jake Arrieta
2Jon Lester
3John Lackey
4Jason Hammel
5Kyle Hendricks
6Aaron Brooks
Relief Pitcher
R1Hector Rondon
2Pedro Strop
3Justin Grimm
4Trevor Cahill
5Adam Warren
6Neil Ramirez
7Travis Wood
8Zac Rosscup
9Clayton Richard
10Joe Nathan