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Jeff Samardzija | Starting Pitcher | #29

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (32) / 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 worked six innings of one-run ball Wednesday in a no-decision versus the Diamondbacks.
Samardzija was terrific, yielding just three hits and one walk over six solid frames, but Giants closer Sam Dyson gave up three runs in the bottom of the ninth to give the game away. Samardzija concludes the 2017 season with a 9-15 record, 4.42 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 205/32 K/BB ratio in 207 2/3 innings. He is under contract with San Francisco through 2020. Sep 27 - 7:07 PM

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Jeff Samardzija took a loss after throwing eight innings of three-run ball Friday against the Diamondbacks.

That makes five times this season that Samardzija has pitched eight innings, yet he's won just two of those games. He struck out seven and walked none tonight. The loss was his 14th, which is a new career high for him. He previously lost 13 games in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Sep 16 - 12:53 AM

Jeff Samardzija was slammed for six earned runs over 5 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the White Sox.

Samardzija gave up eight hits, including a whopping four home runs, as he fell to 9-13 on the season with a 4.47 ERA. He boasts an impressive 190/29 K/BB ratio in 189 1/3 innings this year after striking out six batters Saturday while issuing just one walk, but the overall fantasy production has been mostly underwhelming. Up next is a tough matchup against the soaring Diamondbacks.
Sep 9 - 10:17 PM

Jeff Samardzija gave up just one run on two hits while punching out nine in seven innings but left without a decision as his club came back late to win against the Cardinals on Saturday.

The only damage came on a Dexter Fowler single in the fourth inning. Samardzija was locked in a tight pitchers' duel with Lance Lynn for most of the evening before the game was settled by the bullpens. Samardzija has a fantastic 184:28 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 183 2/3 innings this year, although that success hasn't translated into good overall fantasy stats. He has a 9-12 record with a 4.31 ERA in 28 starts.
Sep 2 - 8:40 PM

Jeff Samardzija will start for the Giants on Saturday against the Cardinals.

He's taking the place of Chris Stratton who was scratched. Samardzija is coming off of his finest outing of the season, a three-hit shutout against the Padres on Monday. Go ahead and fire him up where available.
Sep 2 - 1:21 PM

Jeff Samardzija tossed a three-hit shutout Monday against the Padres.

Samardzija threw 102 pitches in his first complete game of the year and fourth career shutout. It was a little revenge for Samardzija, whose two worst starts of the second half had come against San Diego. He has turned in quality starts in six of his last seven outings, lowering his ERA to 4.43.
Aug 29 - 1:02 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Jeff Samardzija has cleared revocable waivers, but the chances for a trade "are unclear, at best."

There are numerous obstacles to a trade of Samardzija, with his no-trade clause that allows him to be dealt only to eight teams -- the Yankees, Mets, Dodgers, Angels, Nats, A’s, Cubs and Red Sox -- chief among them. The pitcher has said that it's unlikely he'd waive the no-trade clause to go to any other club. There's also the fact that the Giants "aren’t seen as likely to do a complete rebuild," according to Heyman, and Samardzija would figure to be a key part of them trying to compete in 2018. He's owed about $58 million through 2020.
Aug 28 - 8:59 PM

Jeff Samardzija pitched well in a no-decision against the Brewers on Tuesday, allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits in six frames.

He fanned four on the night while walking two. Samardzija allowed an RBI single to Keon Broxton in the second inning then the Brewers pushed across an unearned run in the fourth, but that was the extent of their damage against him. The inconsistent right-hander will look to further improve upon his 4.67 ERA and 1.21 WHIP when he does battle against the Padres in San Diego on Monday.
Aug 23 - 1:36 AM

Jeff Samardzija surrendered four runs on eight hits over six innings in Thursday's win over the Phillies.

Samardzija struck out six and walked one on the evening. He coughed up a pair of solo home runs, too, with Cameron Rupp and Nick Williams taking him deep in the fifth and sixth innings, respectively. Up next on the docket for the veteran right-hander, a home start against the Brewers. Samardzija will carry a 4.79 ERA and 1.21 WHIP into that one.
Aug 18 - 1:05 AM

Jeff Samardzija gave up three runs in six innings and was charged with a loss to the Nationals on Saturday.

He struck out six batters, surrendered nine base hits and issued one walk in the quality start. He let in two runs in the first inning and didn't give up another one until the sixth. He wasn't very efficient as it took him 120 pitches to get through six frames. The veteran right-hander falls to 7-12 on the season with a 4.74 ERA in 24 starts. He has an excellent 160/23 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 155 2/3 innings.
Aug 13 - 1:24 AM

Jeff Samardzija allowed three runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Samardzija struck out three and walked three on the afternoon. He allowed solitary runs in the first, fourth and seventh innings, but was otherwise able to keep the Diamondbacks at bay over his 6 1/3 frames on the mound. The veteran right-hander will bring a 4.75 ERA and 1.18 WHIP into a road showdown with the Nationals next time he strolls to the mound.
Aug 6 - 7:18 PM

Jeff Samardzija allowed four runs - three earned - and six hits with two walks and five strikeouts over eight innings in a win Tuesday in Oakland.

Samardzija has won back-to-back starts and four of his past six decisions. The eight innings tied a season high for the right-hander who likely was a bit more relaxed after having his name tossed around in the weeks leading up to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. He'll look to win a season-high third straight start when he toes the slab on Sunday at home against Arizona.
Aug 2 - 2:17 AM

Jeff Samardzija said that if the Giants approach him with a trade to one of the teams on his no-trade list, he is unlikely to waive his no-trade clause.

There are eight teams that the Giants could trade him to without requiring a waiving of his no-trade clause. Those outfits are the Red Sox, Cubs, Mets, Yankees, Angels, Dodgers, Athletics and Nationals. The Astros are one team that has been linked to Samardzija which would require his approval. Samardzija owns a 4.85 ERA and 1.18 WHIP in 21 starts this season.
Jul 26 - 9:04 PM

Jeff Samardzija yielded just one run on four hits over seven innings in Wednesday's win over the Pirates.

Lovely work from Samardzija, who struck out eight and walked two in the outing. In terms of run-scoring action, only an RBI double by Adam Frazier in the second inning stood between Samardzija and seven shutout frames. He is a potential trade candidate at the deadline and has pitched to a 4.85 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 146/17 K/BB ratio in 21 starts (135 1/3 innings) this season. If the Giants opt not to move him at the deadline, his next start would come in Oakland against the A's.
Jul 26 - 6:26 PM

Jeff Samardzija was lifted after allowing five runs in 4 1/3 innings Friday versus the Padres.

Samardzija seemed to be trending in the right direction last month, but now he's gotten roughed up by one of the game's worst offenses in back-to-back starts, yielding 12 runs in 10 1/3 innings versus the Padres. His ERA is back over 5.00 (at 5.05) for the first time since mid-May.
Jul 22 - 2:20 AM

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