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Madison Bumgarner | Starting Pitcher | #40

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/1/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 250
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (10) / SF
Contract: view contract details

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Madison Bumgarner yielded two runs over seven innings Monday in a 14-2 victory over the Reds in Cactus League play.
Bumgarner gave up a sacrifice fly and a solo homer in the fifth inning, but otherwise he was on point. The Giants’ ace struck out nine and walked none and also went 1-for-2 with a single and a walk at the plate. Like pretty much everyone, he’s ready for the real games to begin Mar 27 - 6:57 PM

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Madison Bumgarner went two scoreless innings in his Cactus League start Tuesday versus the Padres.

The short outing was by design with spring training running longer than normal this year. Bumgarner got in some extra work in the bullpen afterward and should be 100 percent for the opening of the 2017 regular season. He struck out three of the eight batters he faced on Tuesday.
Mar 21 - 7:13 PM

Madison Bumgarner let up just one hit over six dominant innings Wednesday in the Giants’ Cactus League win over the Angels.

He fanned three and walked one. NL teams are allowed to use the DH in spring training but Bumgarner batted for himself, striking out in both of his plate appearances. The former World Series hero and perennial Cy Young contender made quick work of the Angels, allowing just two base runners over six near-perfect frames. Wednesday’s outing lowered Bumgarner’s spring ERA to 2.81. Come draft day, he’ll be one the first pitchers off the board and for good reason. Bumgarner has finished with an ERA under three in each of his last four seasons.
Mar 15 - 8:16 PM

Madison Bumgarner allowed one run over three innings Sunday in a Cactus League start against the Royals.

He struck out four in the solid outing -- already his third outing of the spring. Bumgarner has put up some ugly numbers in Cactus League play in recent years, but it's obviously not something to worry about. Baseball's premier workhorse belongs in the top tier of fantasy starters leading into 2017 after posting a 2.74 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and 251/54 K/BB ratio in 226 2/3 innings (34 starts) last year.
Mar 5 - 4:27 PM

Madison Bumgarner yielded two earned runs in two innings Tuesday in his Cactus League start against the Padres.

Bumgarner let up an RBI triple and run-scoring sac fly in the bottom of the second, after working an easy 1-2-3 first inning. He has now allowed four earned runs in three innings this spring, but it's obviously nothing to worry about here in late February. Draft him early.
Feb 28 - 5:47 PM

Madison Bumgarner looked shaky in his Cactus League opener against the Reds on Friday, surrendering a pair of runs on two hits and a walk in his lone inning of work.

Arismendy Alcantara started the rally with a one-out double and Adam Duvall drew a walk, setting the stage for Patrick Kievlehan's two-run single. All that maters at this stage of spring training is that pitcher's are getting their work in though, so his struggles on Friday really don't mean much. He's firmly entrenched as a top-five starting pitcher in fantasy drafts.
Feb 24 - 6:37 PM

Madison Bumgarner said Monday that he's had no recent contract negotiations with the Giants.

Alex Pavlovic of says "both sides would like to hammer out a big extension at some point" but it is unlikely to happen this spring. Bumgarner is on a very team-friendly deal signed in 2012 that will pay him $11.5 million in 2017 with $12 million club options for both 2018 and 2019. The ace left-hander posted a dominant 2.74 ERA, 1.028 WHIP, and 251/54 K/BB ratio in 226 2/3 innings last season for San Francisco.
Feb 13 - 3:49 PM

Team USA has been in touch with Madison Bumgarner about him possibly joining the team sometime after the first round of the World Baseball Classic.

Bumgarner turned down the opportunity to pitch in the last WBC in 2013, but he would be quite a weapon to have during the later rounds of the tournament. Teammate Buster Posey has already been confirmed to participate.
Jan 3 - 10:02 AM

Giants GM Bobby Evans said he told Madison Bumgarner's representatives "we're ready when you're ready" to talk about a contract extension.

Bumgarner signed an extremely team-friendly deal with the Giants in 2012 before he hit salary arbitration, and he is due just $11.5 million in 2017 (with $12 million options for both 2018 and 2019). Giants ownership will do right by baseball's ultimate workhorse after what was quietly the best year of his career numbers-wise. Evans said he has already talked to Bumgarner personally.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 03:08:00 PM

Madison Bumgarner served up a three-run homer to counterpart Jake Arrieta and lasted just five frames Monday, but the Giants won 6-5 in the 13th inning of NLDS Game 3.

There didn't seem to be the same hop on MadBum's pitches in this one, as he gave up seven hits and walked one, needing 101 pitches to get through his five innings. He did at least limit the damage after the big mistake to Arrieta in the second inning, and the Giants battled back twice to eventually win in extras. He wound only be on two days' rest, but it's possible Bumgarner could be available in relief for a potential Game 5.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 03:15:00 AM

Madison Bumgarner was brilliant in Wednesday's 3-0 Wild Card Game win over the Mets, firing a complete game shutout.

Bumgarner didn't quite match Noah Syndergaard's 10 strikeouts -- he finished with six strikeouts of his own -- but he outlasted Thor with his nine shutout frames. This was the first time that two opposing pitchers tossed at least seven shutout innings in a winner-take-all game since Jack Morris and John Smoltz achieved that feat in Game 7 of the 1991 World Series. Bumgarner finished out having thrown a season-high 119 pitches (78 strikes). The game would turn on a three-run home run by Conor Gillaspie in the top of the ninth inning, after which Mad-Bum dispatched the Mets without issue in the bottom of the frame. As things stand right now, he could be in line to face Jake Arrieta in Game 3 of the NLDS, which begins on Friday.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 11:30:00 PM

Madison Bumgarner will start for the Giants in Wednesday's Wild Card Game versus the Mets.

Manager Bruce Bochy surely agonized over this decision. Bumgarner, of course, had a legendary 2014 postseason in the Giants' World Series run, and that included a shutout of the Pirates in the Wild Card Game. The lefty is also coming off arguably his best regular season yet, having put up a 2.74 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 251/54 K/BB ratio over 226 2/3 innings. He'll face a stiff challenge in Noah Syndergaard and the red-hot Mets offense.
Mon, Oct 3, 2016 04:19:00 PM

Madison Bumgarner pitched 7 1/3 innings and allowed three runs in a win over the Dodgers on Friday.

Yasiel Puig went 2-for-3 with a double against him, but there were no fireworks in this one. Bumgarner probably ends the regular season 15-9 with a 2.74 ERA. The probably is needed since the Giants could opt to try him in relief Sunday if they get desperate. With more run support, Bumgarner might have been in the Cy Young mix in the wide open race. Still, he probably needed at least another two or three wins to sway voters.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 01:48:00 AM

Madison Bumgarner escaped with a no-decision after allowing five runs in six innings but the Giants went on to beat the Padres 9-6 in extra innings on Saturday.

He put up zeroes in the first three innings but gave up a solo homer in the fourth, a two-run homer in the fifth and another two-run homer in the sixth. He has given up a career-high 26 homers this season, but his home runs allowed rate is still better than league average. Today he surrendered only one hit that didn't leave the yard. He punched out five and issued one free pass. He helped himself at the plate by going 2-for-3 and scoring a run. The five runs allowed were the most he has given up in a game this year. His 2.71 ERA in 219 1/3 innings is still spectacular even after the poor outing. He is likely to get one more start in the regular season.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 01:36:00 AM

Madison Bumgarner struck out 10 in seven scoreless innings Monday in a no-decision against the Dodgers.

Bumgarner finished the seventh by touching off a benches-clearing incident with Yasiel Puig, repeatedly telling Puig "don't look at me" while at the same time staring him down. Before that happened, it seemed likely that Bumgarner would be back out for the eighth; he finished the seventh at 97 pitches. Instead, he was done and the bullpen blew the game in the ninth.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 01:38:00 AM

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