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Jason Hammel
ERA W-L K
5.29 8-13 145
Team: Kansas CityHt / Wt: 6-6 / 225 NFBC ADP: 322.54
Position: SPBorn: 9/2/1982 Birthplace: Greenville, South Carolina
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 10th Round by Devil Rays (2002)


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Sep. 28 6:21 AM PT7:21 AM MT8:21 AM CT9:21 AM ET9:21 ET13:21 GMT21:21 6:21 AM MST8:21 AM EST8:51 AM VEN17:21 UAE8:21 AM CT-Hammel allowed three runs on six hits and two walks in 6.0 innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Detroit Tigers 7-4 on Wednesday. Hammel struck out six, ending the game with a 5.29 ERA and 1.43 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: He retired 11 of the final 12 batters he faced.
Sep. 23 9:57 AM PT10:57 AM MT11:57 AM CT12:57 PM ET12:57 ET16:57 GMT0:57 9:57 AM MST11:57 AM EST12:27 PM VEN20:57 UAE11:57 AM CT-Jason Hammel fell to 8-13, allowing seven runs on eight hits in 3.1 innings, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Chicago White Sox 7-6 on Friday. Hammel struck out four, ending the game with a 5.32 ERA and 1.43 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Hammel has lost three straight starts and all in ugly fashion, getting ripped for 19 runs and 29 hits in just 12 2/3 innings.
Sep. 16 5:46 PM PT6:46 PM MT7:46 PM CT8:46 PM ET20:46 ET0:46 GMT8:46 5:46 PM MST7:46 PM EST8:16 PM VEN4:46 UAE (+1)7:46 PM CT-Jason Hammel fell to 8-12, allowing seven runs - six earned - on 11 hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Cleveland Indians 8-4 on Saturday. Hammel struck out three, ending the game with a 5.05 ERA and 1.41 WHIP on the season.
Sep. 12 10:52 PM PT11:52 PM MT12:52 AM CT1:52 AM ET1:52 ET5:52 GMT13:52 10:52 PM MST12:52 AM EST1:22 AM VEN9:52 UAE12:52 AM CT-Jason Hammel fell to 8-11, allowing five runs on 10 hits and two walks in 3.1 innings, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Chicago White Sox 11-3 on Monday. Hammel struck out seven, ending the game with a 4.91 ERA and 1.39 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Though Hammel's last start was solid, he now sports a 5.77 ERA and a 1.51 WHIP over his last six assignments while allowing four or more runs in four of those appearances. With the red-hot Indians his next scheduled opponent, the veteran righty won't be a recommended option.
Sep. 6 8:20 PM PT9:20 PM MT10:20 PM CT11:20 PM ET23:20 ET3:20 GMT11:20 8:20 PM MST10:20 PM EST10:50 PM VEN7:20 UAE (+1)10:20 PM CT-Hammel improved to 8-10, allowing two runs on nine hits and two walks in 6.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Detroit Tigers 13-2 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Hammel struck out six, ending the game with a 4.73 ERA and 1.34 WHIP on the season.
Sep. 2 9:39 AM PT10:39 AM MT11:39 AM CT12:39 PM ET12:39 ET16:39 GMT0:39 9:39 AM MST11:39 AM EST12:09 PM VEN20:39 UAE11:39 AM CT-Jason Hammel improved to 7-10, allowing four runs on seven hits in 6.1 innings, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Minnesota Twins 7-6 on Friday. Hammel struck out three, ending the game with a 4.80 ERA and 1.32 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Hammel has pitched at least six innings in four straight starts, going 2-1, but he has a 5.40 ERA in that span while serving up eight homers.
Aug. 26 7:27 PM PT8:27 PM MT9:27 PM CT10:27 PM ET22:27 ET2:27 GMT10:27 7:27 PM MST9:27 PM EST9:57 PM VEN6:27 UAE (+1)9:27 PM CT-Jason Hammel fell to 6-10, allowing four runs on six hits and one walk in 6.2 innings, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Cleveland Indians 4-0 on Saturday. Hammel struck out four, ending the game with a 4.76 ERA and 1.33 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Hammel was perfect for 5 1/3 innings before being done in by three homers. He's allowed seven homers over 18 2/3 innings in his last three starts.
Aug. 20 5:40 PM PT6:40 PM MT7:40 PM CT8:40 PM ET20:40 ET0:40 GMT8:40 5:40 PM MST7:40 PM EST8:10 PM VEN4:40 UAE (+1)7:40 PM CT-Jason Hammel improved to 6-9, allowing three runs on five hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Cleveland Indians 7-4 on Sunday. Hammel struck out three, ending the game with a 4.73 ERA and 1.35 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Hammel is 3-0 with a 3.37 ERA in three starts this season against Cleveland.
Aug. 16 8:33 AM PT9:33 AM MT10:33 AM CT11:33 AM ET11:33 ET15:33 GMT23:33 8:33 AM MST10:33 AM EST11:03 AM VEN19:33 UAE10:33 AM CT-Jason Hammel allowed four runs on eight hits and one walk in 6.0 innings as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Oakland Athletics 10-8 on Tuesday. Hammel struck out six, ending the game with a 4.74 ERA and 1.36 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Hammel had been pretty solid of late, posting a 3.86 ERA over his previous seven starts and allowing just three homers - the same total he served up Tuesday.
Aug. 11 9:02 PM PT10:02 PM MT11:02 PM CT12:02 AM ET0:02 ET4:02 GMT12:02 9:02 PM MST11:02 PM EST11:32 PM VEN8:02 UAE11:02 PM CT-Hammel allowed two runs on three hits and one walk in 5.0 innings as the Kansas City Royals lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 8-6 on Thursday.
Analysis: Hammel struck out seven, ending the game with a 4.68 ERA and 1.35 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 10 8:51 AM PT9:51 AM MT10:51 AM CT11:51 AM ET11:51 ET15:51 GMT23:51 8:51 AM MST10:51 AM EST11:21 AM VEN19:51 UAE10:51 AM CT-Hammel (5-9, 4.73 ERA) starts Thursday at St. Louis. He's 4-6 with a 5.68 ERA in 12 career starts against St. Louis.
Analysis: He's 4-4 with a 4.95 ERA in eight starts at Busch.
Aug. 5 10:32 AM PT11:32 AM MT12:32 PM CT1:32 PM ET13:32 ET17:32 GMT1:32 10:32 AM MST12:32 PM EST1:02 PM VEN21:32 UAE12:32 PM CT-Jason Hammel fell to 5-9, allowing three runs on six hits and one walk in 6.1 innings, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Seattle Mariners 5-2 on Friday. Hammel struck out three, ending the game with a 4.73 ERA and 1.38 WHIP on the season.
July 30 4:27 PM PT5:27 PM MT6:27 PM CT7:27 PM ET19:27 ET23:27 GMT7:27 4:27 PM MST6:27 PM EST6:57 PM VEN3:27 UAE (+1)6:27 PM CT-Jason Hammel improved to 5-8, allowing three runs on seven hits in 7.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Boston Red Sox 5-3 on Sunday. Hammel struck out six, ending the game with a 4.75 ERA and 1.39 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Hammel provided another strong outing, allowing three runs or fewer for the fifth straight start. He's 4-2 with a 3.69 ERA in his last 11 starts.
July 24 8:50 PM PT9:50 PM MT10:50 PM CT11:50 PM ET23:50 ET3:50 GMT11:50 8:50 PM MST10:50 PM EST11:20 PM VEN7:50 UAE (+1)10:50 PM CT-Jason Hammel allowed three runs on five hits and one walk in 5.2 innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Detroit Tigers 5-3 on Monday. Hammel struck out four, ending the game with a 4.81 ERA and 1.42 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Since posting a 6.18 ERA in his first 10 starts, Hammel has put up a 3.67 mark in his next 10 outings.
July 20 12:36 PM PT1:36 PM MT2:36 PM CT3:36 PM ET15:36 ET19:36 GMT3:36 12:36 PM MST2:36 PM EST3:06 PM VEN23:36 UAE2:36 PM CT-Jason Hammel allowed one run on four hits and one walk in 6.1 innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Wednesday. Hammel struck out two, ending the game with a 4.81 ERA and 1.43 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Hammel was in line for his first victory since June 19 until Kelvin Herrera allowed a go-ahead two-run homer to Mikie Mahtook in the top of the ninth. The right-hander still turned in a solid performance he'll try to replicate in a road matchup with the Tigers on Monday.
July 14 8:29 PM PT9:29 PM MT10:29 PM CT11:29 PM ET23:29 ET3:29 GMT11:29 8:29 PM MST10:29 PM EST10:59 PM VEN7:29 UAE (+1)10:29 PM CT-Jason Hammel allowed three runs on four hits and two walks in 5.2 innings as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Texas Rangers 5-3 on Friday. Hammel struck out four, ending the game with a 5.02 ERA and 1.48 WHIP on the season.
July 8 10:04 AM PT11:04 AM MT12:04 PM CT1:04 PM ET13:04 ET17:04 GMT1:04 10:04 AM MST12:04 PM EST12:34 PM VEN21:04 UAE12:04 PM CT-Jason Hammel fell to 4-8, allowing three runs on eight hits and three walks in 6.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 on Friday. Hammel struck out seven, ending the game with a 5.04 ERA and 1.50 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: It was technically a quality start, but Hammel has been putting way too many runners on base lately. He's allowed 22 hits and eight walks in 16 1/3 innings over his last three starts.
July 2 10:07 AM PT11:07 AM MT12:07 PM CT1:07 PM ET13:07 ET17:07 GMT1:07 10:07 AM MST12:07 PM EST12:37 PM VEN21:07 UAE12:07 PM CT-Jason Hammel fell to 4-7, allowing seven runs - six earned - on nine hits and two walks in 5.1 innings, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Minnesota Twins 10-5 on Saturday. Hammel struck out five, ending the game with a 5.08 ERA and 1.48 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Hammel had entered the matchup on a roll, compiling a 2-0 record and a 2.10 ERA over his previous four starts and yielding two runs or less in each of those outings. The journeyman won't be a recommended option, though, when he next faces the red-hot Dodgers in Los Angeles on Friday.
June 26 10:50 AM PT11:50 AM MT12:50 PM CT1:50 PM ET13:50 ET17:50 GMT1:50 10:50 AM MST12:50 PM EST1:20 PM VEN21:50 UAE12:50 PM CT-Jason Hammel allowed two runs on five hits and three walks in 5.0 innings as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 on Sunday. Hammel struck out six, ending the game with a 4.75 ERA and 1.44 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: An elevated pitch count prevented Hammel from notching a fifth straight quality start, though he remained unbeaten during his turnaround June. The right-hander ends the month 3-0 with a 2.51 ERA in five starts.
June 19 8:53 PM PT9:53 PM MT10:53 PM CT11:53 PM ET23:53 ET3:53 GMT11:53 8:53 PM MST10:53 PM EST11:23 PM VEN7:53 UAE (+1)10:53 PM CT-Jason Hammel improved to 4-6, allowing two runs on seven hits in 7.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Boston Red Sox 4-2 on Monday. Hammel struck out four, ending the game with a 4.83 ERA and 1.43 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Hammel is 3-0 with a 2.30 ERA in his last four starts after going 1-5 with a 6.18 mark in his first 10 outings.
June 14 4:40 PM PT5:40 PM MT6:40 PM CT7:40 PM ET19:40 ET23:40 GMT7:40 4:40 PM MST6:40 PM EST7:10 PM VEN3:40 UAE (+1)6:40 PM CT-Jason Hammel improved to 3-6, allowing one run on eight hits and one walk in 6.2 innings, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the San Francisco Giants 7-2 on Wednesday. Hammel struck out four, ending the game with a 5.05 ERA and 1.47 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Hammel ended an eight-game winless stretch on the road that dated to 2016. He's 2-0 with a 2.21 ERA in his last three starts overall.
June 9 10:33 AM PT11:33 AM MT12:33 PM CT1:33 PM ET13:33 ET17:33 GMT1:33 10:33 AM MST12:33 PM EST1:03 PM VEN21:33 UAE12:33 PM CT-Jason Hammel allowed one run on four hits in 7.0 innings as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Houston Astros 6-1 on Thursday. Hammel struck out four, ending the game with a 5.43 ERA and 1.48 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Hammel wasn't thrilled about being removed after 85 pitches, and the bullpen let him down. The only run he allowed came on a balk in the sixth inning when he made a move to throw to first and the ball slipped out of his glove. Thursday's outing matched his longest of the season and was his second straight quality start.
June 3 3:12 PM PT4:12 PM MT5:12 PM CT6:12 PM ET18:12 ET22:12 GMT6:12 3:12 PM MST5:12 PM EST5:42 PM VEN2:12 UAE (+1)5:12 PM CT-Jason Hammel improved to 2-6, allowing three runs on five hits in 6.2 innings, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Cleveland Indians 12-5 on Saturday. Hammel struck out seven, ending the game with a 5.93 ERA and 1.60 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Hammel gave up two homers in the second, but he retired 15 of his next 17 batters before leaving. Both of the right-hander's wins this season have been against Cleveland, with the last coming May 5.
May 30 9:19 AM PT10:19 AM MT11:19 AM CT12:19 PM ET12:19 ET16:19 GMT0:19 9:19 AM MST11:19 AM EST11:49 AM VEN20:19 UAE11:19 AM CT-Jason Hammel allowed four runs on four hits and four walks in 4.1 innings as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Detroit Tigers 10-7 on Monday. Hammel struck out two, ending the game with a 6.18 ERA and 1.71 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Hammel is 0-3 with a 6.94 ERA in his last four starts and seemingly isn't comfortable being back in the AL.
May 24 8:25 PM PT9:25 PM MT10:25 PM CT11:25 PM ET23:25 ET3:25 GMT11:25 8:25 PM MST10:25 PM EST10:55 PM VEN7:25 UAE (+1)10:25 PM CT-Jason Hammel fell to 1-6, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks in 6.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the New York Yankees 3-0 on Wednesday. Hammel struck out seven, ending the game with a 5.98 ERA and 1.69 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Hammel notched his third quality start in nine outings but lost his third straight start.
May 17 9:37 AM PT10:37 AM MT11:37 AM CT12:37 PM ET12:37 ET16:37 GMT0:37 9:37 AM MST11:37 AM EST12:07 PM VEN20:37 UAE11:37 AM CT-Jason Hammel fell to 1-5, allowing five runs on nine hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the New York Yankees 7-1 on Tuesday. Hammel did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 6.20 ERA and 1.75 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: It was another dismal night for Hammel, who allowed seven runs over seven innings in his last start against Tampa Bay. The right-hander has served up six home runs in his last four outings.
May 10 7:33 PM PT8:33 PM MT9:33 PM CT10:33 PM ET22:33 ET2:33 GMT10:33 7:33 PM MST9:33 PM EST10:03 PM VEN6:33 UAE (+1)9:33 PM CT-Jason Hammel fell to 1-4, allowing seven runs - six earned - on 13 hits and one walk in 7.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 12-1 on Wednesday. Hammel struck out six, ending the game with a 5.97 ERA and 1.76 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: After tossing six innings of one-run, three-hit ball to defeat Cleveland on Friday, Hammel reverted back to the mediocre pitcher he's been much of this season. With a matchup against the power-hitting Yankees next on tap, he isn't a recommended option.
May 6 9:06 PM PT10:06 PM MT11:06 PM CT12:06 AM ET0:06 ET4:06 GMT12:06 9:06 PM MST11:06 PM EST11:36 PM VEN8:06 UAE11:06 PM CT-Jason Hammel improved to 1-3, allowing one run on three hits and two walks in 6.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Cleveland Indians 3-1 on Friday. Hammel struck out six, ending the game with a 5.53 ERA and 1.70 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Hammel (1-3) ended a six-start winless streak dating to Sept. 19, when he defeated Cincinnati for the Chicago Cubs. Hammel, who left the World Series champions as a free agent to sign a $16 million, two-year deal with Kansas City, failed to get out of the fourth inning in his previous two starts
Apr. 30 5:05 PM PT6:05 PM MT7:05 PM CT8:05 PM ET20:05 ET0:05 GMT8:05 5:05 PM MST7:05 PM EST7:35 PM VEN4:05 UAE (+1)7:05 PM CT-Jason Hammel fell to 0-3, allowing five runs on six hits and three walks in 3.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Minnesota Twins 7-5 on Sunday. Hammel struck out five, ending the game with a 6.65 ERA and 1.94 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Hammel's dismal season got worse Sunday as he failed to complete five innings for the third time in four starts. Hammel allowed his first home runs in 21 2/3 innings this season, but has surrendered 29 hits in that span.
Apr. 13 2:01 PM PT3:01 PM MT4:01 PM CT5:01 PM ET17:01 ET21:01 GMT5:01 2:01 PM MST4:01 PM EST4:31 PM VEN1:01 UAE (+1)4:01 PM CT-Hammel took the loss Wednesday against Oakland after being reached for four runs and seven hits over 4 2/3 innings.
Analysis: Hammel's fantasy value reached its peak when he won 15 games for the eventual World Series champion Cubs last season. The 33-year-old appears nothing more than a stopgap option on a Kansas City team that hasn't resembled a contender thus far, so owners may be better off looking elsewhere.
Apr. 6 4:50 PM PT5:50 PM MT6:50 PM CT7:50 PM ET19:50 ET23:50 GMT7:50 4:50 PM MST6:50 PM EST7:20 PM VEN3:50 UAE (+1)6:50 PM CT-Hammel gave up three runs, six hits and four walks in five innings while not receiving a decision Thursday against the Twins.
Analysis: Hammel began his 12th major league season, with his sixth different team. He signed a $16 million, two-year contract in February with the Royals, who needed a replacement in the rotation following the death of Yordano Ventura in a Dominican Republic car crash. He won a career-high 15 games for the world champion Cubs last season but was left off the postseason roster.
Feb. 6 12:24 PM PT1:24 PM MT2:24 PM CT3:24 PM ET15:24 ET20:24 GMT4:24 1:24 PM MST3:24 PM EST3:54 PM VEN0:24 UAE (+1)2:24 PM CT-The Royals have agreed with Hammel on a two-year, $16 million contract.
Analysis: The veteran right-hander will take the rotation spot of the late Yordano Ventura after winning a career-high 15 games for the world champion Cubs last season. Hammel was left off Chicago's postseason roster, however, and had a $12 million option declined by the club in November. The 34-year-old is 84-87 with a 4.42 ERA over 11 major league seasons and has previous American League stints with Tampa Bay, Baltimore and Oakland.

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