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Jason Hammel | Starting Pitcher | #39

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (34) / 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 took a loss to the Yankees despite turning in a quality start on Wednesday.
He allowed three runs on six hits in six innings of work but his teammates failed to give him any run support. He issued two walks and struck out seven batters in the ballgame. Didi Gregorius' solo home run in the third inning started the scoring. The Yankees added single runs charged to Hammel in the sixth and seventh frames. He has a dismal 1-6 record and 6.20 ERA after nine starts. He won 15 games for the Cubs last year. May 24 - 11:05 PM

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Jason Hammel allowed five runs over six innings of work in Tuesday’s loss to the Yankees.

The longball did him in, as Gary Sanchez smacked a three-run shot off of him in the second and Chris Carter popped a two-run blast in the third. Hammel didn’t record a single strikeout, walked one and gave up nine hits. Four out of Hammel’s last five starts have been pretty ugly. He’ll try to bounce back on Sunday in Minnesota.
May 16 - 11:39 PM

Jason Hammel was pummeled for seven runs -- six earned -- in seven innings and was charged with a loss to the Rays on Wednesday.

He gave up a whopping 13 base hits, including home runs to Logan Morrison and Rickie Weeks. He struck out six and issued one free pass in the meltdown. His record falls to 1-4 with a 5.97 ERA. It won't be easy to turn things around with his next start coming against the Yankees on Tuesday.
May 10 - 10:08 PM

Jason Hammel spun six innings of one-run ball Friday against the Indians for his first victory of the season.

Hammel gave up just three hits while walking two and striking out six. The only run scored on a solo homer from Edwin Encarnacion in the fourth inning. It was a step in the right direction for the veteran right-hander after he lasted just three innings in his previous two outings, but he still owns an ugly 5.53 ERA with 15 walks in 27 2/3 innings through six starts. He gets the Rays next.
May 5 - 11:59 PM

Jason Hammel fell to 0-3 after allowing five earned runs over three-plus innings Sunday versus the Twins.

Hammel walked three and gave up six hits, including a three-run homer to Miguel Sano in the top of the third inning. The veteran right-hander has been a disappointment so far for Kansas City, with a 6.65 ERA, 1.94 WHIP, and 19/13 K/BB ratio through 21 2/3 innings. He signed a two-year, $16 million free agent contract in February.
Apr 30 - 6:39 PM

Saturday's game between the Twins and Royals in Kansas City was postponed due to rain.

The game will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on July 1. Expect that Saturday's scheduled starters, Jason Hammel and Phil Hughes, will be pushed back to start on Sunday.
Apr 29 - 2:45 PM

Jason Hammel surrendered three runs on four hits over three-plus innings in Sunday's loss to the Rangers

Control was a major issue for Hammel, who threw just 47 of his 84 pitches for strikes. His lack of consistency in the zone came back to bite in the fourth inning, when the veteran right-hander walked two -- one of those free passes coming to Jurickson Profar with the bases loaded -- and hit two batters before being relieved of duty. Hammel will carry a rough 5.30 ERA and 1.77 WHIP into a home start against the Twins as he looks for a rebound outing next time he toes the rubber.
Apr 23 - 6:20 PM

Jason Hammel held the Giants to one run over six innings in a no-decision Tuesday.

It's his first quality start in three tries for the Royals. He's still looking for his first victory. We see very little in the way of fantasy value here.
Apr 19 - 12:50 AM

Jason Hammel yielded four runs in 4 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Athletics.

Hammel ceased being a decent bet in fantasy the day the Cubs decided to go cheaper at the back of their rotation. He'll probably prove adequate for the Royals, but he shouldn't be owned in any mixed leagues. He's 0-1 with a 6.52 ERA after two starts.
Apr 12 - 11:41 PM

Jason Hammel pitched a serviceable game in Thursday's no-decision against the Twins, yielding three runs on six hits over five innings.

Hammel coughed up a pair of runs in the second inning, then one more in the fifth. He managed to survive some incredibly sketchy control in this one, as the veteran right-hander walked four on the afternoon. While Hammel makes for a fine back-of-the-rotation arm for the Royals -- ERAs below 4.00 in three of the last four seasons -- there is little fantasy value, here.
Apr 6 - 4:27 PM

Jason Hammel struggled in Saturday's Cactus League game against the Rangers, surrendering five runs (four earned) on four hits over two innings.

Hammel is slated to pitch on April 6 against the Twins as third man out of the rotation for the Royals. He has not exactly finished up the spring strong, having yielded 12 runs (11 earned) in his last two starts. Those runs scored in the space of eight innings. Hammel has posted ERAs south of 4.00 in three of the last four seasons, but holds relatively little fantasy intrigue.
Apr 1 - 4:46 PM

Jason Hammel was blasted for seven earned runs over six innings Sunday in his Cactus League start against the Angels.

This was the first bad outing of the spring for Hammel, who entered with a 3.14 ERA and 1.12 WHIP in four starts covering 14 1/3 innings. He gave up eight hits and walked two while striking out three. The new Royals starter is lined up to pitch the third game of the regular season.
Mar 26 - 6:46 PM

Jason Hammel was charged with one run in 5 1/3 innings in Monday’s start against the Reds.

The only run scored on a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning after he was pulled from the ballgame. It was a strong outing, as he allowed just three hits while walking one and striking out five. Hammel settled for a two-year, $16 million contract with the Royals in early February, but he has a chance to be a nice bargain. The veteran right-hander faded during the second half last year, but he still finished with a 3.83 ERA and 144/53 K/BB ratio over 166 2/3 innings.
Mar 20 - 7:41 PM

Jason Hammel yielded five hits and two runs over 4 1/3 innings Wednesday in the Royals' Cactus League win over the White Sox.

He fanned five and didn't walk anyone. Hammel had a shutout going until Yoan Moncada left the yard for a two-run homer in the fifth. The White Sox threatened in the third inning with a pair of singles but Hammel escaped the jam by inducing an inning-ending double play. Hammel certainly isn’t an ace, but he’s logged an ERA under four in four of his last five seasons. The 34-year-old journeyman has been with four teams since 2013.
Mar 15 - 8:32 PM

Jason Hammel struggled in Friday's Cactus League start against the Athletics, allowing two runs on three hits over 2 2/3 innings.

The right-hander punched out three on the night while walking two. Matt Olson tagged him for a solo homer as part of a two-run second inning. Hammel is locked into a spot near the top of the Royals rotation, and seems to be undervalued in fantasy circles, going outside the top 300 players overall.
Mar 10 - 11:41 PM

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