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Jordan Zimmermann | Starting Pitcher | #27

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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 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

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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

Jordan Zimmermann was pushed back to start Saturday against the Red Sox due to illness.

He had been slated to start the club's second game. Matt Boyd will instead get the ball on Thursday following a couple rainouts, while Michael Fulmer will go Friday and Daniel Norris Sunday.
Apr 6 - 11:56 AM

Jordan Zimmermann will start the Tigers' second game of the season on Wednesday against the White Sox.

Justin Verlander has already been tabbed as the Opening Day starter while Michael Fulmer will start the home opener on Friday. Daniel Norris will start the third game while Matt Boyd will get the ball fifth for the Tigers.
Apr 1 - 1:47 PM

Jordan Zimmermann yielded one run in 5 1/3 innings Sunday against a Blue Jays split-squad.

Kendrys Morales and Ezequiel Carrera were the only major leaguers the Jays brought for this one, so Zimmermann's performance probably wasn't as encouraging as the line suggests. He'll take it, though; he had given up nine earned runs over two innings in his previous two outings. We have little faith that Zimmermann will rebound to the point of having mixed-league value this year.
Mar 26 - 4:13 PM

Jordan Zimmermann couldn't escape the first inning Wednesday against the Braves, allowing four runs while getting just two outs.

Zimmermann appeared to get the third out with his 40th and final pitch, but James McCann lost a popup in the sun. At that point, the Tigers had little choice but to pull him. Zimmermann has allowed 10 runs and 13 hits in six innings this spring. He's struck out just two batters. He'll figure it out and probably manage to hold his own for the Tigers, but he's not at all recommended in fantasy leagues this year.
Mar 15 - 5:03 PM

Jordan Zimmermann was lit up for five runs in 1 1/3 innings by the Blue Jays on Friday.

He allowed five hits, walked one and struck out none of the 11 hitters he faced. We can envision Zimmermann bouncing back and serving as a solid middle-of-the-rotation starter for the Tigers this year, but his old upside is pretty much gone at this point.
Mar 10 - 4:45 PM

Jordan Zimmermann allowed two hits and two walks in two innings of scoreless work in a start against the Yankees on Saturday.

He is lined up to serve as the Tigers' number three starter this season. He pitched through nagging neck and lat injuries in 2016, finishing with a rough 4.87 ERA and only 66 strikeouts in 105 1/3 innings. Fantasy owners are hoping for better results this year if he is fully recovered.
Mar 4 - 5:43 PM

Jordan Zimmermann said he felt good after throwing to hitters on Sunday.

And he drew a nice review from Tigers manager Brad Ausmus. Zimmermann battled neck and lat injuries in 2016 and wound up with a rough 4.87 ERA in 105 1/3 innings. His career ERA before last year was 3.32. Maybe a bounceback is coming this season.
Feb 20 - 9:51 AM

Jordan Zimmermann (neck, lat) threw a pain-free bullpen session last week.

Another step in the right direction for Zimmermann, who struggled in the second half of the 2016 season largely due to neck and lat injuries. The 30-year-old starter is expected to be 100 percent for the beginning of spring training. He has four years and $92 million remaining on his contract with Detroit.
Jan 19 - 2:21 PM

Jordan Zimmermann (neck) is throwing pain-free from a distance of 180 feet.

Zimmermann started strong in his first year with the Tigers, but he faded badly as the season moved along and missed most of the second half with neck and lat injuries. Tigers general manager Al Avila said in December that Zimmermann went to a specialist and received injections in his neck, but he's already throwing and is on track for spring training. The 30-year-old still has four years and $92 million remaining on his contract.
Jan 3 - 1:22 PM

Tigers general manager Al Avila said Monday that Jordan Zimmermann went to a specialist and received "injections in certain parts of his neck that block those areas where he had pain."

Zimmermann posted a 0.55 ERA in April last season but then a 6.84 ERA the rest of the way as he battled through neck and groin ailments. Avila said Zimmermann "reports no pain" while doing physical therapy since the injections and is set to receive one more injection this winter. "He’s feeling very good right now and so we’re keeping our fingers crossed that that carries into spring training, into the season and that fixes everything," Avila said. While it's potentially good news that the injections have helped Zimmermann, this is still very much a fingers crossed situation. The health issues and drop in velocity make the righty a sketchy fantasy proposition going into 2017.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 11:23:00 PM

Jordan Zimmermann was pinned with the loss Saturday, allowing two runs over four innings against the Braves.

Still working to get his pitch count up after neck and lat issues have kept him sidelined for most of the second half, Zimmermann kept the Braves off the board until Freddie Freeman got to him for a two-run homer in the fourth inning. The 30-year-old walked three and allowed three hits before exiting. In 19 games this year, Zimmermann put up a 4.87 ERA and finished 9-7 overall in his first year with the Tigers. They'll certainly hope for a better showing from their high-priced investment next season.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 11:14:00 PM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus announced after Thursday's rain out that Jordan Zimmermann will start on Saturday against the Braves in Atlanta.

Daniel Norris, the scheduled starter Thursday, will move back and work the series opener in Atlanta on Friday. That means the club will have the benefir of skipping Buck Farmer who had been scheduled to work on Saturday.
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 06:41:00 PM

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RF1J.D. Martinez
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S1Justin Verlander
2Michael Fulmer
3Jordan Zimmermann
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