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Jason Hammel | Starting Pitcher | #39

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (35) / 9/2/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Treasure Valley CC
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 10 (0) / TB
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Jason Hammel had to settle for a no-decision after allowing just two runs over nine innings in Friday's extra-innings loss to the Tigers.
Hammel averaged less than 175 innings over the last three seasons even though he averaged 31 starts, which gives you an idea how rarely he pitches deep into games. He was rolling in this one, however, giving up just five hits and two walks with four strikeouts, as he threw just 101 pitches. The Royals couldn't get much done against Michael Fulmer and the Tigers' bullpen, though. Hammel will take a 3.20 ERA into next week's start versus the White Sox. Apr 20 - 4:31 PM

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Jason Hammel didn't allow a run in six innings against the Indians on Sunday, walking two and striking out five in a no decision.

Hammel was excellent against the Indians, but his bullpen -- and offense -- let him down in this one. It's a nice bounceback from the poor start he had against Detroit last week, but it would be foolish to trust Hammel when he's back on the mound against the Angels on Friday.
Apr 8 - 4:19 PM

Jason Hammel gave up five runs in five innings to take a loss Monday against the Tigers.

The Royals had Hammel issue two intentional walks today. The first worked out, but the second didn't, as the Tigers went on to score four times after Miguel Cabrera was given a free pass with one out and a runners on second and third in the fifth. Those two intentional walks match Hammel's total from the 347 innings he threw between 2016 and 2017.
Apr 2 - 4:30 PM

Sunday's game between the White Sox and Royals has been postponed due to rain.

There may actually be some April snow flurries in Kansas City. Jason Hammel was scheduled to face off against Reynaldo Lopez. The game will be made up with a doubleheader on April 28.
Apr 1 - 10:34 AM

Jason Hammel was crushed by the Indians on Wednesday, giving up six runs in four innings.

The only good news from the start is that Hammel was able to strike out seven and walked just one. That's grasping for straws, however, as he now has a Cactus League ERA of 9.75. Yikes. There is no format in which you should be drafting Hammel onto your fantasy team.
Mar 21 - 10:50 PM

Jason Hammel settled down after a rough first inning against the Dodgers, allowing four runs in four innings of work on Thursday.

Hammel gave up three in the first, but was much sharper in the final three innings of work against the Dodgers. Still, he now owns a rather unhealthy ERA 7.88 ERA in the Cactus League, and for the most part has struggled to locate his pitches in Arizona. There's no reason to take a flyer on Hammel in any format right now.
Mar 15 - 5:55 PM

Jason Hammel surrendered three runs on four hits over two innings in Saturday's Cactus League loss to the Diamondbacks.

Not the shiniest of outings for Hammel, who walked two and struck out two on the afternoon. The Diamondbacks struck for all three of their runs against him in the second inning. All of this action was a slight step down from his spring debut, when he tossed a pair of scoreless frames against the Reds. While Hammel has posted sub-4.00 ERAs in three of the last four seasons, the lone outlier came last year, when he registered a dreadful 5.29 earned run mark. While he's a good bet to bring that ERA down to a more respectable level for the upcoming season, there's little to love on the fantasy front from the veteran.
Mar 10 - 6:25 PM

Jason Hammel pitched well in his spring training debut, throwing two scoreless innings on Sunday against the Reds.

Hammel didn't give up a baserunner, and he struck out two. Now 35, Hammel is coming off a disastrous season with the Royals where he registered a 5.29 ERA in just-under 181 innings. That ERA should come down with better luck this year, but he still should be avoided in all but the deepest of fantasy leagues.
Mar 4 - 4:15 PM

Jason Hammel pitched six innings of three-run ball Wednesday in a no-decision against the Tigers.

The six innings put Hammel at 180 1/3 for the year, making this the first time in 12 big-league seasons that he's broken the 180-inning barrier. He had finished between 166 and 178 innings in six different seasons, including the previous three in a row. Still, it wasn't all that positive of a season for Hammel, who finishes 8-13 with a 5.29 ERA. He's owed $9 million for 2018, so he'll be back in the Royals' rotation next April.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 12:23:00 AM

Jason Hammel was tagged for seven runs in 3 1/3 innings Friday against the Royals.

Hammel appeared to be sitting pretty after the Royals plated six runs in the third inning, but he gave the lead back with a five-spot in the fourth, including homers from Matt Davidson and Yoan Moncada. All told, he allowed eight hits while striking out four and walking none. He’s now allowed 18 runs over his last three starts, with his ERA ballooning to 5.32 for the year. He’ll finish his season with a start against the Tigers next week.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 01:44:00 AM

Jason Hammel allowed seven runs - six earned - and 11 hits with a walk and three strikeouts over six innings in a loss at Cleveland on Saturday.

Hammel opened the month with a pair of wins in two starts, but he has been hammered for 12 earned runs in each of his past two outings, both losses. The veteran's next scheduled outing is set for Friday night on the road against the White Sox. He was hammered by the Pale Hose in his only start against Chicago this season, allowing five runs and 10 hits over 3 1/3 innings on Sept. 11.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 08:50:00 PM

Jason Hammel was tagged for five runs and 10 hits in 3 1/3 innings by the White Sox on Monday.

Hammel struck out seven, but everything the White Sox put in play dropped tonight. The loss leaves Hammel 8-11 with a 4.91 ERA. Lucky for him, he gets the Indians next.
Mon, Sep 11, 2017 11:58:00 PM

Jason Hammel beat the Tigers by allowing two runs in six innings on Wednesday.

He struck out six batters, issued two walks and surrendered nine base hits. He did a good job of keeping the Tigers off the scoreboard until his teammates started piling on the run support in the late innings. Hammel was facing a weak lineup considering the Tigers were without the likes of Miguel Cabrera (suspension), J.D. Martinez (trade), Justin Upton (trade), Alex Avila (trade), Jose Iglesias (bench) and Victor Martinez (disabled list) but he pitched well nonetheless. He improves to 8-10 with a 4.73 ERA on the season.
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 11:42:00 PM

Jason Hammel wasn't at his best on Friday, but still managed to defeat the Twins after allowing four runs on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings.

The veteran right-hander struck out three on the night and didn't issue a walk. He surrendered a two-run homer to Jorge Polanco in the first inning, then single runs in the third and seventh innings. Now 7-10 on the season, Hammel will bring a 4.80 ERA and 1.32 WHIP into Wednesday's start against the Tigers in Detroit.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 11:35:00 PM

Jason Hammel folded late in Saturday's loss to the Indians, ultimately allowing four runs over 6 2/3 innings.

Hammel had a perfect game through the first five innings and retired the first batter of the sixth, but that's when things turned sour. Bradley Zimmer broke up the perfect game with a single and then Roberto Perez broke up the shutout with a two-run homer. Royals manager Ned Yost continued to stick with Hammel, who served up a couple more dingers in the seventh. It's the second time in his last three starts that he's served up three homers. Hammel faces the Twins in Minnesota next.
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 10:46:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Whit Merrifield
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Adalberto Mondesi
3Ryan Goins
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
2Abraham Almonte
CF1Jon Jay
RF1Jorge Bonifacio
DH1Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Hammel
4Jake Junis
5Nate Karns
6Jesse Hahn
7Eric Skoglund
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Justin Grimm
3Brian Flynn
4Burch Smith
5Timothy Hill
6Blaine Boyer
7Brad Keller
8Kevin McCarthy
9Scott Barlow
10Eric Stout