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Jason Hammel
ERA W-L K
5.32 8-13 139
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. 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.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2006 TB 0 6 0 - 0 9 9 0 44.0 61 38 38 7 21 0 32 1.86 7.77
2007 TB 3 5 0 - 0 24 14 0 85.0 100 58 58 12 40 1 64 1.65 6.14
2008 TB 4 4 2 - 2 40 5 0 78.1 83 45 40 11 35 4 44 1.51 4.60
2009 Col 10 8 0 - 0 34 30 1 176.2 203 94 85 17 42 6 133 1.39 4.33
2010 Col 10 9 0 - 0 30 30 0 177.2 201 97 95 18 47 1 141 1.40 4.81
2011 Col 7 13 1 - 1 32 27 0 170.1 175 100 90 21 68 3 94 1.43 4.76
2012 Bal 8 6 0 - 0 20 20 1 118.0 104 48 45 9 42 2 113 1.24 3.43
2013 Bal 7 8 1 - 1 26 23 0 139.1 155 81 77 22 48 1 96 1.46 4.97
2014 ChC 8 5 0 - 0 17 17 0 108.2 88 36 36 10 23 2 104 1.02 2.98
2014 Oak 2 6 0 - 0 13 12 0 67.2 66 34 32 13 21 0 54 1.29 4.26
2014 Tot 10 11 0 - 0 30 29 0 176.1 154 70 68 23 44 2 158 1.12 3.47
2015 ChC 10 7 0 - 0 31 31 0 170.2 158 79 71 23 40 4 172 1.16 3.74
2016 ChC 15 10 0 - 0 30 30 0 166.2 148 77 71 25 53 0 144 1.21 3.83
2017 KC 8 13 0 - 0 31 31 0 174.1 203 106 103 26 46 2 139 1.43 5.32
Career 92 100 4 - 4 337 279 2 1677.1 1745 893 841 214 526 26 1330 1.35 4.51

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2007 TB 24 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
2009 Col 34 55 1 6 1 0 0 0 2 25 0 0 .109 .140 .127
2010 Col 30 57 3 6 1 0 0 2 1 29 0 0 .105 .121 .123
2011 Col 33 46 3 7 1 0 1 4 1 15 0 0 .152 .170 .239
2012 Bal 20 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2013 Bal 26 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2014 ChC 17 35 2 5 0 0 0 3 1 14 0 0 .143 .167 .143
2014 Oak 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2014 Tot 30 37 2 5 0 0 0 3 1 14 0 0 .135 .158 .135
2015 ChC 32 65 6 11 1 0 0 4 1 18 0 0 .169 .179 .185
2016 ChC 35 65 6 16 3 0 0 7 1 24 0 0 .246 .258 .292
2017 KC 31 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 344 341 21 52 8 0 1 21 7 132 0 0 .152 .169 .185

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2009 Col Total 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 3.2 4 4 4 1 3 0 5 9.82
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 3.2 4 4 4 1 3 0 5 9.82
2012 Bal Total 0 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 11.1 8 4 4 0 6 2 11 3.18
    LDS 0 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 11.1 8 4 4 0 6 2 11 3.18
2014 Oak Total 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    WC 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
2015 ChC Total 0 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 4.1 7 7 7 3 5 0 3 14.54
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 3.0 3 2 2 1 3 0 2 6.00
    LCS 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 1.1 4 5 5 2 2 0 1 33.75
Career 0 2 0 - 0 6 5 0 19.1 20 15 15 4 14 2 19 6.98

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2009 Col Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1.000
    LDS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1.000 -
2015 ChC Total 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
    LDS 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
Career 6 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 1472 94 89 92.2 50.19
Curveball 274 80 74 77.5 9.34
Slider 1082 89 81 84.9 36.89
Changeup 105 87 83 85.1 3.58

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