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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 was demolished for seven runs in 3 1/3 innings by the Twins on Saturday but escaped a loss as his team pulled out a win in the final inning.
His team handed him an early five run lead and he threw that away in the third inning by serving up a bases-loaded double to Joe Mauer and a two-run bomb to Eddie Rosario. Zimmerman managed only one strikeout in the game and allowed eight hits (two homers) and one walk. His days as one of the better pitchers in baseball seem like a distant memory. He has a 5.62 ERA with 86 strikeouts in 129 2/3 innings. Aug 12 - 10:23 PM

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Jordan Zimmermann allowed three earned runs over seven innings Monday in a loss to the Pirates.

Zimmermann gave up an RBI double to Francisco Cervelli in the bottom of the second inning and a two-run homer to John Jaso in the bottom of the fourth. He issued three walks, yielded five total hits, and struck out just two batters. The 31-year-old right-hander is now 7-9 on the season with a 5.27 ERA and 1.46 WHIP. A home matchup with the Twins comes next.
Aug 7 - 9:52 PM

Jordan Zimmermann tossed seven shutout innings Wednesday in the Tigers' 2-0 defeat of the Yankees.

It took over seven hours from the original listed start time for this game to be completed, but Zimmermann's seven scoreless frames were uninterrupted by the stormy conditions in New York. The right-hander held the Yankees to six hits -- two doubles, four singles -- while striking out six batters and issuing zero walks. He will bring a 7-8 record, 5.35 ERA, and 1.47 WHIP into his next start on the road versus the Pirates.
Aug 2 - 8:37 PM

Jordan Zimmermann pitched well in a no-decision against the Astros on Friday, allowing three runs on six hits over his seven frames.

The right-hander struck out two and didn't walk a batter. He departed with a 5-3 lead, but the Tigers' bullpen was unable to oblige. He'll carry a disappointing 5.69 ERA and 1.51 WHIP into Wednesday's start against the Yankees in New York.
Jul 28 - 11:33 PM

Jordan Zimmermann was battered for five runs in just 3 2/3 innings during a loss to the Twins on Saturday.

He wasn't fooling anybody tonight. He allowed nine base hits and issued four walks while generating only one strikeout. The veteran hurler falls to 6-8 with a 5.81 ERA and ugly 1.56 WHIP after 19 starts. He's fanned only 75 batters in 105 1/3 innings. He was one of the better pitchers in baseball when he was with the Nationals but has fallen hard since moving to the Tigers last year.
Jul 22 - 11:51 PM

Jordan Zimmermann limited the Royals to one run in 6 2/3 innings and struck out seven in winning Monday.

Zimmermann matched his season high with seven strikeouts and walked none. He's not exactly excelling of late, but he does have five quality starts in eight tries since the beginning of June (he had two in 10 starts over the first two months). He's not recommended for fantasy purposes, but at least he's giving the Tigers a chance to win now.
Jul 18 - 12:06 AM

Jordan Zimmermann allowed five runs on eight hits over three innings before being removed in Friday's loss to the Indians.

The start was his shortest of the year, and Zimmermann has now allowed 14 runs over his last 12 2/3 innings of work. That's bad, and it shows in his 5-7 record, 5.87 ERA and 1.52 WHIP. There were some warning signs when the 31-year-old signed his five-year, $110 million deal with the Tigers ahead of the 2016 season, but surely nobody saw things going this bad this quickly.
Jul 7 - 11:14 PM

Jordan Zimmermann allowed four earned runs, five hits and a walk with five strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings in Game 2 of a doubleheader against the Indians.

Zimmermann has failed to record a victory over his past five outings dating back to June 3 against the White Sox. He has just one loss over the past three starts, but he is sporting an ugly 6.61 ERA across 16 1/3 innings. Zimmermann gets another crack against the Indians in Cleveland on Friday night.
Jul 2 - 2:23 AM

Jordan Zimmermann allowed five runs on six hits over four innings while taking a no-decision in Sunday's win over the Padres.

Zimmermann walked three, struck out five and surrendered a pair of home run in the unsettled outing, with Wil Myers and Erick Aybar cracking solo shots in the first and second innings, respectively. This outing is made all the more disappointing by the fact that Zimmermann had allowed just five runs in his last two starts (covering 14 2/3 frames) before hitting a wall against the Padres on Sunday. He will carry a 5.53 ERA and 1.49 WHIP into a home start against the Indians next time he takes to the mound.
Jun 25 - 8:28 PM

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

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

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