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Jason Hammel | Starting Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/2/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jason Hammel allowed four runs in seven innings during Sunday's loss to the Diamondbacks.
Hammel struck out nine and walked one in the contest. Three of the four runs against came in the third inning, when he allowed a sacrifice fly and a two-run homer by Paul Goldschmidt. Goldschmidt also knocked him for an RBI single in the first. This season, Hammel has posted a 2.98 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 58/7 K/BB across 60 1/3 innings. He'll face off with the Royals in his next start. May 24 - 6:44 PM

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Jason Hammel delivered seven strong innings, yielding only two unearned runs, but took a no-decision as the Cubs lost late to the Padres on Tuesday.

The Cubs' defense cost Hammel a win as he was otherwise denying the Padres. Kris Bryant made a throwing error in the fifth inning on a Justin Upton ground ball, which later led to a run. Starlin Castro made a fielding error to kick off the seventh, and that too led to a run later on. Hammel allowed only three hits on the evening with no walks and eight strikeouts. The right-hander has allowed two runs or fewer in four of his last five outings and now sports a 2.70 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, and a 49/6 K/BB ratio in 53 1/3 innings. Hammel will do battle against the Diamondbacks in Arizona the next time he starts.
May 20 - 1:07 AM

Jason Hammel allowed only one run in eight innings for a no-decision as the Cubs walked off winners versus the Mets on Wednesday.

Hammel nearly out-dueled opposing starter Matt Harvey, giving up only five hits and a walk while striking out six. The Mets plated their only run in the sixth inning on a Michael Cuddyer ground out. With Wednesday's effort, Hammel lowered his ERA to 3.11 with a 0.99 WHIP and a 41/6 K/BB ratio over 46 1/3 innings. He'll try for more of the same when he toes the rubber against the Padres in San Diego next.
May 13 - 10:54 PM

Jason Hammel pitched well in Friday's victory over the Brewers, allowing just two runs on five hits over seven strong innings.

Hammel whiffed eight on the night while walking three. He departed with a comfortable lead and the Cubs bullpen was able to hang on by a thread to preserve his victory. Hammel now sits at 3-1 on the season with a 3.52 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 35/5 K/BB ratio over 38 1/3 innings. He'll look to carry over this strong effort when he takes on the Mets on Wednesday.
May 8 - 11:32 PM

Jason Hammel allowed three runs on five hits over six innings in Sunday's game against the Brewers.

Hammel struck out three and walked one here, with the Brewers tagging the 32-year-old right-hander with a solo home run by Aramis Ramirez in the second inning, an RBI-single by Carlos Gomez in the third and a sacrifice fly by Khris Davis in the fourth. Hammel's control has been impeccable through five starts--Sunday's walk was just the second he's issued this season. He boasts a 26/2 K/BB ratio over 31 1/3 innings, pairing that with a 3.73 ERA and 1.01 ERA. He'll take those numbers against the Brewers again in his next start.
May 3 - 7:01 PM

Jason Hammel earned the win on Monday after blanking the Cubs over eight innings.

Despite solid peripherals, Hammel carried a 5.19 ERA over three starts entering the night. He dominated the Pirates, holding them to just four hits (all singles) without issuing a walk and striking out seven. He lowered his ERA to 3.55 and boasts a 1.03 WHIP with a 23/1 K/BB ratio in 25 1/3 innings. Hammel will search for his third win of the season at home against the Brewers in his next start.
Apr 27 - 10:38 PM

Jason Hammel took the loss on a snowy night against the Pirates, yielding four runs (three earned) in five innings.

It couldn't have been fun to pitch given the weather conditions in Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. He issued a solo home run to Gregory Polanco in the fifth inning, accounting for one of the six hits the Pirates tallied against the right-hander. He walked none and struck out five. Hammel will try to improve on his 5.19 ERA when he takes on the Pirates again in his next start at home.
Apr 22 - 10:43 PM

Jason Hammel was charged with four runs over 6 1/3 frames in Friday's loss to the Padres.

Hammel was pulled in the seventh inning with two runners on and a 4-2 lead before watching Brian Schlitter serve up a three-run dinger to Wil Myers. The right-hander struck out five on the day, yielding seven hits and one walk. Hammels boasts an 11/1 K/BB ratio through his first 12 1/3 innings, suggesting that his 5.11 ERA is likely to come down in a hurry. He takes on the Pirates in Pittsburgh next.
Apr 17 - 5:42 PM

Jason Hammel allowed three runs in six innings against the Rockies on Saturday.

Hammel did yield eight hits, but the Chicago offense spotted him plenty of runs and he was able to secure the win. He struck out six and did not issue a walk. The runs on his line came in the form of a two-run homer by Nolan Arenado in the second and an RBI single by Justin Morneau in the third. Hammel's ability to strike out batters and limit walks allows him to survive starts like Saturday's, where he's giving up hits. He'll face the Padres in his next appearance.
Apr 12 - 12:15 AM

Jason Hammel was effective over five innings against the Brewers on Wednesday, allowing just one run in his final Cactus League start.

Hammel gave up six hits, walked none, and struck out five. He ends spring training with a 3.24 ERA and a terrific 22/3 K/BB ratio in 25 innings. Last season with the Cubs, he posted a 2.98 ERA with a 104/23 K/BB ratio in 108 2/3 innings before a trade to the Athletics. A return to the Windy City, in the DH-less National League, bodes well for his fantasy value.
Apr 1 - 7:30 PM

Jason Hammel was strong in Friday's victory over the White Sox, allowing two runs on six hits over his six innings.

The veteran right-hander struck out a pair and didn't walk a batter in the ballgame. All of the damage against him came on a two-run homer off the bat of Tyler Flowers in the fifth inning. The 32-year-old has looked good through five spring starts and his fantasy value is trending upwards with his return to the National League.
Mar 27 - 8:11 PM

Jason Hammel was phenomenal in Sunday's start versus the Padres, recording nine strikeouts in five shutout innings.

Hammel yielded only three hits while issuing zero walks in the outing. The Padres couldn't figure him out, then stormed for three runs in the final three innings of the game after Hammel departed. The right-hander was also sharp his last time out, tossing four scoreless innings against the Royals. It's a good sign for the Cubs, who will have Hammel pitch out of the middle of the rotation.
Mar 22 - 7:18 PM

Jason Hammel hurled four shutout innings in Tuesday's Cactus League start against the Royals, surrendering just two base hits.

Hammel punched out three on the afternoon without walking a batter. It was a nice bounceback effort from his last start where he was knocked around in two innings against the Rockies. The veteran right-hander compiled a 3.47 ERA in 176 1/3 innings between the Cubs and Athletics in 2014.
Mar 17 - 11:32 PM

Jason Hammel gave up three runs in two innings of work in Saturday's Cactus League exhibition versus the Rockies.

Hammel was behind 3-0 in a flash as he walked Brandon Barnes to start the game, allowed a single to Roger Bernadina, then served up a three-run home run to Nolan Arenado. Hammel allowed four hits and a walk while striking out one overall. The right-hander returned to the Cubs on a two-year deal in December and will pitch out of the middle of the rotation. Hammel posted a 3.47 ERA in 176 1/3 innings between the Cubs and Athletics last season.
Mar 7 - 6:22 PM

Cubs signed RHP Jason Hammel to a two-year, $18 million contract with a $12 million club option for 2017.

The option contains a $2 million buyout, so Hammel is guaranteed at least $20 million. Hammel was excellent for the Cubs last season, posting a 2.98 ERA over 17 starts before being shipped to the A's at the trade deadline. He didn't pitch as well in Oakland (4.26 ERA), but at $18 million Hammel is a solid investment for the Cubbies.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 11:49:00 AM

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