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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 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

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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

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

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C1James McCann
2Alex Avila
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Dixon Machado
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Andrew Romine
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1J.D. Martinez
2Tyler Collins
3Jim Adduci
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
S1Justin Verlander
2Michael Fulmer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Daniel Norris
5Matt Boyd
Relief Pitcher
R1Justin Wilson
2Francisco Rodriguez
3Shane Greene
4Alex Wilson
5Chad Bell
6Daniel Stumpf
7Blaine Hardy
8Warwick Saupold