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Jeff Samardzija | Starting Pitcher | #29

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/23/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 5 (0) / CHC
Contract: view contract details

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Jeff Samardzija disposed of the Reds with ease Tuesday, recording nine strikeouts over eight frames of one-run ball in a 3-1 victory.
Shark served up a longball to Adam Duvall, but it was a solo shot and he allowed just three hits and one walk on the night. Samardzija has been a bit up and down so far this season as he often can, but he's ultimately produced with four wins, a 3.32 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 35/12 K/BB ratio across 40 2/3 innings. He'll try to keep it going this weekend at home versus the Rockies. May 3 - 11:23 PM

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Jeff Samardzija struggled in Wednesday's 13-9 win over the Padres, allowing five runs on five hits over 5 2/3 innings.

The Giants handed Samardzija a 3-0 lead after one inning, but Samardzija would lose that lead after a four-run third by the Padres. The Giants would score three times in the bottom of the frame to retake the lead for good and supply Samardzija with the shaky win. Through his first five starts, the 31-year-old right-hander holds a 3.86 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 26/10 K/BB ratio over 32 2/3 innings. Up next on the veteran's schedule, a road tilt with the Reds.
Apr 27 - 7:09 PM

Jeff Samardzija pitched 7 2/3 innings of one-run ball and knocked in three runs to propel the Giants past the Marlins 8-1 on Friday.

Samardzija moved to 2-1 with a 3.00 ERA. He had two hits, including a double, to collect the three RBI. Just with this one performance, he's matched his season high for RBI (2012 and 2014).
Apr 23 - 1:38 AM

Jeff Samardzija logged a quality start in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers, surrendering three runs on six hits over six-plus innings.

The hard-throwing right-hander walked three and struck out three on the night. Joc Pederson provided the big blow against him, launching a go-ahead two-run homer in the fifth inning. Through three starts with the Giants, Samardzija owns a 3.72 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 14/8 K/BB ratio over 19 1/3 innings. He'll look to get back in the win column on Friday when he takes on the Marlins.
Apr 17 - 10:54 PM

Jeff Samardzija was on his game in Tuesday's 7-2 win over the Rockies, scattering six hits while allowing just two runs over eight innings.

Samardzija struck out five and walked two on the evening, with only a Nick Hundley double-play grounder (second inning) and a Nolan Arenado RBI single (fifth inning) preventing the 31-year-old right-hander from a shutout. Tuesday's start should provide temporary comfort for fantasy owners, but he can be a maddeningly inconsistent pitcher to own. Samardzija will take to the road for a date with the Dodgers in his next scheduled start.
Apr 13 - 12:37 AM

Jeff Samardzija gave up eight hits and three earned runs in 5 1/3 innings Wednesday against the Brewers.

Samardzija added six strikeouts and three walks. The Brewers got to him early, scoring in each of the first three innings. Samardzija settled down after that, retiring six of the next eight batters he faced before running into trouble again in the sixth. The only extra-base hit he allowed was Chris Carter’s solo home run. Samardzija will make his next start Tuesday against Colorado.
Apr 6 - 5:45 PM

Jeff Samardzija turned in his best outing of the spring Saturday, limiting the Cubs to two runs in six innings in the Giants' 5-2 victory.

He struck out four and walked none. Samardzija's 7.20 ERA doesn't even really stand out with the way scoring in Arizona has been this month, but he's getting a lot of notice for it. As it lowers his price tag, it only makes him a better get in NL-only and mixed leagues.
Mar 27 - 1:02 AM

Jeff Samardzija was lit up for six runs across six innings of work versus the Athletics on Monday.

He yielded six hits -- including a pair of home runs -- while striking out three and walking none. Samardzija probably can't wait to leave Arizona for AT&T Park, as he's put up an 8.53 ERA this spring for his new team. We're still bullish on his ability to succeed in 2016 in a very favorable environment.
Mar 21 - 6:50 PM

Jeff Samardzija had nothing in Wednesday's Cactus League loss to the Mariners, surrendering seven runs on eight hits in four innings.

Well that's not good. The seven runs allowed are troubling, but even more troubling, a whopping six of them came as a result of three home runs. Leonys Martin rocked Smardzija for a three-run tater in the first inning, Luis Sardinas took him for a two-run ride in the third and Shawn O'Malley capped off the whole mess with a solo homer in the fourth. The Giants signed Samardzija to a five-year, $90 million contract over the winter. This probably isn't the best way to impress.
Mar 16 - 7:18 PM

Jeff Samardzija gave up three runs over four innings Friday against the Mariners in Cactus League action.

Samardzija allowed one run in the first and then two more in the third after the M’s put together a two-out rally. He issued one walk and struck out just one of the 17 batters he faced. The 31-year-old is coming off a 4.96 ERA last season, but the Giants were confident enough in a rebound to give him a five-year, $90 million contract over the winter.
Mar 11 - 5:41 PM

Jeff Samardzija yielded one run on five hits over three innings Sunday against the Dodgers.

But all five of those hits were singles and Samardzija racked up five strikeouts against zero walks. This was the second start of the spring for the 31-year-old right-hander, who signed a five-year, $90 million contract with the Giants in December. He should go four or five innings next time out.
Mar 6 - 5:47 PM

Jeff Samardzija tossed two innings of one-run ball in the Giants' Cactus League opener Wednesday versus the Angels.

Samardzija had a clean first inning, but Angels catcher Carlos Perez opened the second with a double to left field and Rafael Ortega drove him home with a sacrifice fly after walks to Craig Gentry and Todd Cunningham. It wasn't the most ideal spring debut for Samardzija, but it doesn't mean much either. He'll be back on the mound early next week and should go three innings in that outing.
Mar 2 - 5:47 PM

Jeff Samardzija will take the hill for the first time as a member of the Giants when they open Cactus League play against the Angels on Wednesday.

He'll be followed in the rotation by Jake Peavy, Madison Bumgarner and Johnny Cueto. Samardzija and Cueto were added to an already talented rotation over the winter in the hope that they'll push the Giants past the Dodgers atop the National League West.
Feb 27 - 3:07 PM

Jeff Samardzija indicated as his introductory press conference with the Giants on Friday that he believes he was tipping his pitches last season.

"When you’re tipping your pitches it’s hard to have a ton of success out there" the right-hander quipped. He claims that they corrected the issue before his final two starts of 2015, where he looked dominant against the hard-hitting Tigers and World Champion Royals. If that is indeed the reason for his struggles in 2015, combined with his move back to the National League and into a pitcher-friendly yard, Samardzija could be poised for a tremendous season in his first year in San Francisco.
Source: CSN Bay Area
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 09:57:00 PM

According to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, Jeff Samardzija will receive a $9 million signing bonus as part of his contract with the Giants.

The signing bonus will be dished out with $3 million up front, then $1.5 million per season over the final four years. Samardzija will receive a salary of $9 million in 2015, then $18 million per season each of the next four years. Even after a rough season, it looks as though the Shark was wise to reject the White Sox qualifying offer and gamble on himself in free agency. The Giants will also be forced to surrender their first round pick (19th overall) to the White Sox for signing the right-hander.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 03:38:00 PM

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C1Buster Posey
2Trevor Brown
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Matt Duffy
2Conor Gillaspie
LF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
CF1Denard Span
RF1Hunter Pence
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S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Jake Peavy
5Matt Cain
Relief Pitcher
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Javier Lopez
4Hunter Strickland
5George Kontos
6Josh Osich
7Cory Gearrin
8Derek Law
9Vin Mazzaro