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Jordan Zimmermann | Starting Pitcher | #27

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 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 continued his domination of the American League on Saturday, improving to 5-0 on the season with seven innings of one-run ball against the Twins.
Zimmermann scattered six hits on the afternoon and punched out seven without issuing a free pass. The only damage against him on the afternoon came on a solo home run off the bat of Byung-ho Park in the fourth inning. He now boasts a tremendous 0.55 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 23/7 K/BB ratio over 33 innings on the season. He'll look to continue his impressive run when he takes the hill against the Rangers at home on Friday. Apr 30 - 5:05 PM

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Jordan Zimmermann limited the Athletics to three runs -- one earned -- across 6 2/3 innings in a 7-3 victory on Monday.

Zimmermann struck out just one batter on the night and now has only 16 punchouts across 26 innings this season. However, he's sporting a microscopic 0.35 ERA, as this was the first time he's been scored upon in 2016. That said, with a declining strikeout rate and velocity, Zimmermann could be on thin ice. He'll take on the Twins this weekend.
Apr 25 - 10:13 PM

Jordan Zimmermann pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings against the Royals on Wednesday to improve to 3-0 and maintain his flawless ERA.

Even with his velocity down, Zimmermann has opened the season with 19 1/3 scoreless frames. He gave up seven hits and walked one tonight, but he timed his eight strikeouts well and also picked off a runner to end a threat in the third. In the seventh, he left with two on and one out, but Mark Lowe came on and stranded both runners.
Apr 21 - 12:44 AM

Jordan Zimmermann delivered another gem Thursday, throwing six scoreless innings in a win over the Pirates.

Zimmermann's velocity has been well south of his norms in the early going, yet he's turned in 13 scoreless innings anyway. We're still pretty nervous about him this season.
Apr 14 - 4:37 PM

Jordan Zimmermann was superb in his Tigers debut Friday, spinning seven shutout innings in a 4-0 victory over the Yankees.

Zimmermann walked three and struck out just three, but he also permitted just two singles and was in control for the duration of the afternoon. The move to the American League and a decline in velocity understandably created worry about Zimmermann for fantasy purposes, but he's off to a nice start. He'll try to keep it going next week versus the Pirates.
Apr 8 - 5:54 PM

Jordan Zimmermann pitched three scoreless innings and struck out three Wednesday against the Astros.

Zimmermann probably would have pitched four innings today, but he was dealing with a finger issue that cropped up during the outing. Fortunately, it didn't seem to be anything major and he still had a successful day.
Mar 16 - 5:03 PM

Jordan Zimmermann is in line to start the Tigers' home opener on April 8 against the Yankees.

"Yeah, I may end up starting Zimmermann in Game Three instead of Game Two," said Tigers manager Brad Ausmus. "The truth is, it’s Opening Day at Comerica Park and that’s a special day in Michigan." The Tigers are set to go with Justin Verlander on Opening Day and will hold back Anibal Sanchez (triceps) until the fourth game of the season, so this leaves Mike Pelfrey in line to start the second game of the season.
Source: Detroit News
Mar 16 - 1:25 PM

Jordan Zimmermann gave up four runs in 3 2/3 innings Thursday in a no-decision against the Phillies.

Maikel Franco ruined Zimmermann's day with a pair of two-run homers. Zimmermann has allowed five runs in 6 1/3 innings on the spring.
Mar 10 - 4:45 PM

Facing his old team, Jordan Zimmermann yields one run in 2 2/3 innings Saturday against the Nationals.

Zimmermann allowed one hit, walked none and struck out two while facing several of the regulars who played behind him in recent years. The lone run off him came after he was pulled with two outs in the third.
Mar 5 - 3:59 PM

Tigers signed RHP Jordan Zimmermann to a five-year, $110 million contract.

The deal was agreed to on Sunday morning and then finalized Monday with an introductory press conference in Detroit. Zimmermann took a step back in 2015 after a tremendous 2014, and there's some risk here for the Tigers that the decline will continue. But maybe the 29-year-old returns to front-line form and new general manager Al Avila gets away with buying (relatively) cheap. Zimmermann owns a sharp 3.32 career ERA and 1.159 career WHIP.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 03:10:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Tigers and Jordan Zimmermann have agreed to terms on a contract.

Fox Sports' Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal reported late Saturday that talks between the two sides were heating up and they've now apparently crossed the finish line. Morosi hears that the deal is for five years and around $110 million. The Tigers' first-round pick is protected, so they'll forfeit a second-rounder for signing Zimmermann. The 29-year-old held a 3.66 ERA and 1.20 WHIP with 164 strikeouts over 201 2/3 frames for the Nationals in 2015.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 11:45:00 AM

SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports the Tigers are one of a "handful" of "serious suitors" for Jordan Zimmermann.

Cotillo said it's unclear who the favorite is. Fox Sports' Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal reported that Zimmermann was in serious talks with the Tigers but a deal doesn't appear to be imminent. Zimmermann would be the first big free agent domino to fall if he signs. The 29-year-old went 13-10 in 33 starts this past season with 164 strikeouts and a 3.66 ERA.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Fox Sports' Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal report the Tigers are in discussions with Jordan Zimmermann.

Morosi and Rosenthal are hearing from multiple sources that the talks have become serious. Detroit is looking for an ace after losing Max Scherzer last offseason and David Price at the trade deadline. Zimmermann is among the top arms in this year's free agent class and should earn a nine-figure deal when all is said and done. The two-time All-Star has also been linked to the Dodgers.
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 11:33:00 PM

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Dodgers have identified Jordan Zimmermann as a top target this winter.

The club has also expressed interest in David Price as well as retaining Zack Greinke. If they were to secure a deal with Zimmermann, he would require draft pick compensation after he turned down a qualifying offer from the Nationals.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 02:36:00 PM

RHP Jordan Zimmermann declined the Nationals' one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer.

Zimmermann's walk year wasn't his best, as he held a 3.66 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP. However, rejecting the qualifying offer was obviously a no-brainer, as he remains poised to land a nine-figure contract this winter.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 05:35:00 PM

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1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Mike Aviles
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Cameron Maybin
2Anthony Gose
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
S1Justin Verlander
2Jordan Zimmermann
3Anibal Sanchez
4Mike Pelfrey
5Shane Greene
6Michael Fulmer
Relief Pitcher
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Mark Lowe
3Justin Wilson
4Alex Wilson
5Blaine Hardy
6Drew VerHagen
7Kyle Ryan
8Angel Nesbitt