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Jordan Zimmermann | Starting Pitcher | #27

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/23/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 223
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 2 (0) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Jordan Zimmermann allowed three earned runs, six hits and three walks with seven strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision Tuesday in Seattle.
Zimmermann threw 64 of his 106 pitches for strikes. He is enjoying his best stretch of the season, posting four consecutive quality starts while posting a respectable 2.70 ERA to lower his overall number from 6.47 to 5.25 just since May 28. The key to his turnaround has been a lack of homers. He allowed 16 homers through his first 55 2/3 innings over 10 starts, but he has served up just two long balls in 26 2/3 innings in June. Jun 21 - 4:30 AM

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Jordan Zimmermann allowed two runs in eight innings to take a tough-luck loss to the Diamondbacks in Wednesday's interleague matchup.

He gave up two tallies in the first inning and then hung zeroes on the board through the eighth. He fanned six batters while surrendering six hits and no walks. It was his best start of the season and the first time he has made it past the sixth inning all year. Zimmermann falls to 5-5 with a 5.35 ERA and 1.47 WHIP after 13 starts. Fantasy owners don't like the fact he has recorded only 48 strikeouts in 75 2/3 innings.
Jun 14 - 10:08 PM

Jordan Zimmermann (hamstring) is scheduled to start Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

Zimmermann took a comebacker off his hamstring during his last start Friday against the Red Sox, but he only suffered a bruise. The 31-year-old right-hander holds a disappointing 5.72 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, and 42/22 K/BB ratio in 67 2/3 innings (12 starts) this season with Detroit.
Jun 13 - 4:55 PM

Jordan Zimmermann is dealing with a bruised hamstring.

Zimmerman took a comebacker off his hamstring Friday against Boston and is still feeling the effects. The Tigers have opted to keep Buck Farmer around with Zimmerman and Justin Verlander (groin) both operating at less than 100 percent.
Jun 11 - 5:22 PM

Jordan Zimmermann yielded six hits, two runs and three walks over six innings of solid work Friday in a loss to the Red Sox.

He also tallied three strikeouts. This was one of Zimmermann’s better starts of the season. The only inning that really spelled trouble for him was the fourth when he allowed both of his runs. One of those came on a solo shot by Red Sox first baseman Mitch Moreland. Unfortunately Detroit’s bullpen couldn’t hold the lead, depriving Zimmermann of what would have been his sixth win of the season. He’ll take the hill again next Thursday versus the Rays.
Jun 10 - 1:13 AM

Jordan Zimmermann allowed one run in six innings to earn a win over the White Sox on Saturday.

He gave up seven base hits and two walks while striking out five batters. He held the White Sox scoreless through the first five innings. He allowed a run in the sixth on a Todd Frazier double that plated Avisail Garcia. This was the first good start for Zimmermann in a long time. He somehow has a winning 5-4 record despite an abysmal 5.98 ERA through 11 starts. The fact he has just 39 strikeouts in 61 2/3 innings does not inspire confidence that things will get better.
Jun 3 - 8:12 PM

Jordan Zimmermann surrendered seven runs on eight hits over five innings in Sunday's loss to the White Sox.

Zimmermann had legitimate issues keeping the ball in the park in this one, coughing up solo home runs to Melky Cabrera and Matt Davidson in the third and fourth innings, respectively. Todd Frazier would add a two-run shot in the fifth. Zimmermann has largely struggled this season and has not turned in a quality start since he did so in his first outing of the season on April 8. He will try once more when he brings a dreadful 6.47 ERA and 1.56 WHIP into a home start against these same White Sox next time out.
May 28 - 5:32 PM

Jordan Zimmermann allowed four runs -- two earned -- over six frames in Tuesday's loss to the Astros.

It was about as ugly as a quality start can get, with Zimmermann only striking out three, walking two and serving up a pair of home runs. Still, he'll take it given that he hadn't posted a quality start since his first start of the season back on April 8. He'll carry a 5.86 ERA into Chicago versus the White Sox on Sunday.
May 23 - 11:45 PM

Jordan Zimmermann surrendered five runs -- four earned -- and 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Angels.

If he weren't making $22 million per season through 2020, then Zimmermann's rotation spot would be in serious doubt at this point; he has a 6.28 ERA through seven starts and nothing in his numbers suggests that things are about to get any better. Still, we can't imagine the Tigers will actually make a move here.
May 13 - 1:30 AM

Jordan Zimmermann allowed four earned runs, five hits and a walk with four strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings in Saturday's no-decision in Oakland.

Zimmermann served up three homers, including two to Yonder Alonso, while throwing just 54 of his 84 pitches for strikes. His location wasn't very good, and when he was hitting the strike zone he was grooving it right over the dish. That's a lethal combination and not one fantasy owners are not particularly fond of seeing.
May 7 - 3:09 AM

Jordan Zimmermann picked up his third win after allowing three runs in five innings Sunday against the White Sox.

Zimmermann loves that run support; the Tigers have totaled 42 runs in his five outings this season. That explains why he's 3-1 with the benefit of just one quality start.
Apr 30 - 5:47 PM

Jordan Zimmermann won Tuesday despite giving up five runs and 11 hits in six innings.

He's the first pitcher this year to give up three homers and win, though it's not all that uncommon of an occurrence in recent seasons. Zimmermann still isn't showing any signs of being fantasy worthy. This makes three straight starts in which he's allowed five runs.
Apr 26 - 12:43 AM

Jordan Zimmermann surrendered five runs in six innings but didn't get charged with the loss to the Rays on Wednesday.

He gave up 10 hits and a walk while striking out four in the high-scoring affair. Zimmermann saw his strikeout rate fall to 5.64 K/9 last year and it hasn't bounced back at all this year. If he is going to return to the days of being a solid mid-rotation fantasy starter he is going to have to start missing more bats. Through three starts he has produced a 1-1 record with a 5.94 ERA, 10 strikeouts and seven walks in 16 2/3 innings.
Apr 19 - 11:51 PM

Jordan Zimmermann gave up five runs and walked five in 4 2/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Twins.

It's the first time in his career that Zimmermann has walked five batters. He also walked back-to-back batters for the first time in five years. Zimmermann's stuff isn't quite what it was, so he can't lose his trademark command and have any hope of succeeding.
Apr 13 - 5:00 PM

Jordan Zimmermann pitched well in a victory over the Red Sox on Saturday, scattering four hits over six innings of one-run ball.

The veteran right-hander fanned three while walking only one. Coming off a brutal 2016 season and miserable Grapefruit League campaign, it was surely a welcomed sight to Tigers fans and fantasy owners alike to see Zimmermann pitch well in his season debut. Fantasy owners who gambled in the late rounds of mixed league drafts could have a nice bargain on their hands. He'll look to carry over this fine effort when he does battle against the Twins at home on Thursday.
Apr 8 - 6:33 PM

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