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Jeff Samardzija
ERA W-L K
3.81 12-11 167
Team: San FranciscoHt / Wt: 6-5 / 225 NFBC ADP: 152.42
Position: SPBorn: 1/23/1985 Birthplace: Merrillville, Indiana
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 5th Round by Cubs (2006)


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Oct. 9 9:48 PM PT10:48 PM MT11:48 PM CT12:48 AM ET0:48 ET4:48 GMT12:48 9:48 PM MST11:48 PM EST12:18 AM VEN8:48 UAE11:48 PM CT-Samardzija allowed four runs and six hits in just two innings of a Game 2 loss to the Cubs, his former team.
Analysis: This shouldn't be a surprise. The Shark is not a big-game pitcher and should not be a fantasy option going forward.
Oct. 7 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-Samardzija will make his second postseason appearance in the same place he began his major league career at Wrigley Field in Game 2 on Saturday.
Analysis: Samardzija was drafted by the Cubs in 2006 and spent his first 6 1/2 seasons with the team before he was traded to Oakland in the 2014 deal that sent shortstop Addison Russell to the Cubs.
Sep. 29 9:13 AM PT10:13 AM MT11:13 AM CT12:13 PM ET12:13 ET16:13 GMT0:13 9:13 AM MST11:13 AM EST11:43 AM VEN20:13 UAE11:13 AM CT-Samardzija pitched well Wednesday, but took a 2-0 loss to the Rockies. He allowed two runs while striking out 11 over six innings.
Analysis: Samardzija is looking solid down the stretch, posting a 1.37 ERA over his last three starts. He has totaled 20 Ks in his last two outings.
Sep. 23 12:51 PM PT1:51 PM MT2:51 PM CT3:51 PM ET15:51 ET19:51 GMT3:51 12:51 PM MST2:51 PM EST3:21 PM VEN23:51 UAE2:51 PM CT-Samardzija struck out nine in seven scoreless innings for the Giants, who beat the Padres 2-1 on Thursday night to keep pace with the New York Mets for the NL wild card lead.
Analysis: Samardzija improved to 3-2 with a 2.40 ERA in his last nine starts. ''He's a horse,'' manager Bruce Bochy said. ''That's obviously part of the deal, what intrigued us about him, his stuff and how strong he is. He's really good, throwing the ball well right now, all his pitches locating. Gave us what we needed.'''
Sep. 18 10:10 PM PT11:10 PM MT12:10 AM CT1:10 AM ET1:10 ET5:10 GMT13:10 10:10 PM MST12:10 AM EST12:40 AM VEN9:10 UAE12:10 AM CT-Samardzija gave up a run and five hits while walking four over 6 2/3 innings on Saturday against St. Louis.
Analysis: Samardzija appeared headed for his first win since Aug. 26, until the bullpen gave up two runs in the ninth. The right-hander makes his next start Thursday in San Diego. In his previous start on Sept. 12, Samardzija gave up four runs and eight hits in six innings in a 4-0 loss to the Padres.
Sep. 13 10:56 AM PT11:56 AM MT12:56 PM CT1:56 PM ET13:56 ET17:56 GMT1:56 10:56 AM MST12:56 PM EST1:26 PM VEN21:56 UAE12:56 PM CT-Samardzija allowed four runs over six innings, struck out six and walked one in a 4-0 loss to the Padres on Monday.
Analysis: Not a terrible outing but one that quickly went south when Hector Sanchez homered in the sixth. It was only the second home run allowed by Samardzija in his last seven starts ''The two-run homer put a sour taste in my mouth with the way things were,'' Samardzija said. ''I left a splitter a little bit up in the zone and (Sanchez) was able to put a barrel on the ball.''
Sep. 7 9:46 AM PT10:46 AM MT11:46 AM CT12:46 PM ET12:46 ET16:46 GMT0:46 9:46 AM MST11:46 AM EST12:16 PM VEN20:46 UAE11:46 AM CT-Samardzija was terrific in a no-decision at Coors Field on Tuesday, giving up two runs and four hits in seven innings with one walk and nine strikeouts.
Analysis: It was a solid bounce-back effort for Samardzija, who was pulled after allowing three runs in four innings at Wrigley Field five days earlier. Despite that outing, Samardzija has a 2.45 ERA in his last six starts while holding opponents to a .211 average. His next scheduled start is Monday against San Diego, and he's 6-1 with a 3.29 ERA versus the Padres.
Aug. 27 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-Samardzija allowed seven hits, walked three and struck out six over seven innings in the Giants' 7-0 win over the Braves on Friday.
Analysis: That's a four-start stretch with a 1.75 ERA for Samardzija, who posted a 6.99 ERA in his eight starts prior to that.
Aug. 26 10:03 AM PT11:03 AM MT12:03 PM CT1:03 PM ET13:03 ET17:03 GMT1:03 10:03 AM MST12:03 PM EST12:33 PM VEN21:03 UAE12:03 PM CT-Samardzija starts the Giants' series opener at home against the Braves on Friday.
Analysis: Samardzija (10-9, 4.17) took a no-hitter into the seventh inning against the Mets on Sunday, the longest such bid of his career. Samardzija is 2-2 with a 2.92 ERA in five starts lifetime against Atlanta.
Aug. 22 2:53 PM PT3:53 PM MT4:53 PM CT5:53 PM ET17:53 ET21:53 GMT5:53 2:53 PM MST4:53 PM EST5:23 PM VEN1:53 UAE (+1)4:53 PM CT-Samardzija endured a tough-luck result in Sunday's seven-inning stint against the Mets. The right-hander had a no-hit bid broken up by Curtis Granderson's leadoff double in the seventh, then allowed a two-run homer to Yoenis Cespedes that provided the difference in New York's 2-0 win.
Analysis: The positive news is that Samardzija, who finished with seven strikeouts, has now turned in three solid starts after really struggling for much of the summer. He's posted a 2.41 ERA and yielded just 12 hits over those three outings and gets an easier assignment next time out when Atlanta visits AT&T Park on Friday.
Aug. 10 2:10 PM PT3:10 PM MT4:10 PM CT5:10 PM ET17:10 ET21:10 GMT5:10 2:10 PM MST4:10 PM EST4:40 PM VEN1:10 UAE (+1)4:10 PM CT-Samardzija ended a rough stretch and won for the first time in five starts Wednesday, allowing three hits and three walks in 5 2/3 scoreless innings against the Marlins.
Analysis: The right-hander was 0-3 with a 6.85 ERA in his previous four outings.
Aug. 5 6:54 PM PT7:54 PM MT8:54 PM CT9:54 PM ET21:54 ET1:54 GMT9:54 6:54 PM MST8:54 PM EST9:24 PM VEN5:54 UAE (+1)8:54 PM CT-Samardzija continued to struggle Friday by allowing five runs and six hits in seven innings of a 5-1 loss to the Nationals.
Analysis: Since June 22, Samardzija is 1-4 with a 6.99 ERA in eight starts.
July 30 10:39 PM PT11:39 PM MT12:39 AM CT1:39 AM ET1:39 ET5:39 GMT13:39 10:39 PM MST12:39 AM EST1:09 AM VEN9:39 UAE12:39 AM CT-Samardzija coughed up four runs and seven hits over six innings in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Nationals.
Analysis: Samardzija has gone 2-5 with a 6.29 ERA over his last 11 starts.
July 24 6:27 PM PT7:27 PM MT8:27 PM CT9:27 PM ET21:27 ET1:27 GMT9:27 6:27 PM MST8:27 PM EST8:57 PM VEN5:27 UAE (+1)8:27 PM CT-Samardzija's struggles continued Sunday when he allowed five runs and eight hits over 5 2/3 innings in a 5-2 loss to the Yankees.
Analysis: After an outstanding start to the season, Samardzija has gone 1-2 with a 7.29 ERA over his last six outings. He's given up nine home runs over that span.
July 23 9:48 AM PT10:48 AM MT11:48 AM CT12:48 PM ET12:48 ET16:48 GMT0:48 9:48 AM MST11:48 AM EST12:18 PM VEN20:48 UAE11:48 AM CT-The Giants have flipped their starting pitchers for the final two games of their weekend series against the New York Yankees. Johnny Cueto, the NL's All-Star starter, was moved up a day in the rotation and will open Saturday's game. Samardzija was pushed back until Sunday.
Analysis: San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy made the decision with his first-place team in a season-high, six-game losing streak. Both pitchers will be making their second start since the All-Star break. Samardzija did not get a decision in a 7-6, 10-inning loss at San Diego on July 16, and Cueto took the loss in a 5-3 defeat to the Padres the following day.
July 17 8:59 AM PT9:59 AM MT10:59 AM CT11:59 AM ET11:59 ET15:59 GMT23:59 8:59 AM MST10:59 AM EST11:29 AM VEN19:59 UAE10:59 AM CT-Samardzija allowed five runs, four earned, and five hits in five innings of the Giants' 7-6, 10-inning loss to the Padres on Saturday.
Analysis: It's the fifth time in Samardzija's last nine starts that he's allowed five runs. He only did that once in his first 10 outings.
July 3 10:44 AM PT11:44 AM MT12:44 PM CT1:44 PM ET13:44 ET17:44 GMT1:44 10:44 AM MST12:44 PM EST1:14 PM VEN21:44 UAE12:44 PM CT-Samardzija gave up four runs over 7 1/3 innings Saturday before the Diamondbacks rallied for a 6-5 win over the Giants.
Analysis: This wasn't a great outing, but it was a step in the right direction after the right-hander gave up 12 runs in just nine innings over his last two starts.
June 28 9:25 AM PT10:25 AM MT11:25 AM CT12:25 PM ET12:25 ET16:25 GMT0:25 9:25 AM MST11:25 AM EST11:55 AM VEN20:25 UAE11:25 AM CT-Samardzija allowed six earned runs for the third time in his last five starts, pitching six innings in an 8-3 loss to the Oakland A's on Monday night.
Analysis: The right-hander - signed to a $90 million, five-year deal during the offseason after finishing 2015 with Oakland - is 1-3 with a 6.89 ERA over his last six starts after winning three consecutive outings.
June 22 8:58 PM PT9:58 PM MT10:58 PM CT11:58 PM ET23:58 ET3:58 GMT11:58 8:58 PM MST10:58 PM EST11:28 PM VEN7:58 UAE (+1)10:58 PM CT-Samardzija served up three homers and was reached for six runs in three innings Wednesday against Pittsburgh, matching the shortest start of his career.
Analysis: Samardzija was taken off the hook in what was arguably his worst outing as a Giant when his teammates scored six unanswered runs to rally for a 7-6 win. He was coming off a complete game in Friday's 4-1 win at Tampa Bay, but owns a 6.41 ERA over his past five starts.
June 17 7:39 PM PT8:39 PM MT9:39 PM CT10:39 PM ET22:39 ET2:39 GMT10:39 7:39 PM MST9:39 PM EST10:09 PM VEN6:39 UAE (+1)9:39 PM CT-Samardzija threw a four-hitter and the Giants won their sixth consecutive game Friday by beating the Rays 5-1.
Analysis: Samardzija, who was 0-2 with a 7.36 ERA in his previous three starts, retired 22 of 23 before Brad Miller homered with two outs in the ninth. He struck out four and walked none.
June 12 8:55 AM PT9:55 AM MT10:55 AM CT11:55 AM ET11:55 ET15:55 GMT23:55 8:55 AM MST10:55 AM EST11:25 AM VEN19:55 UAE10:55 AM CT-Samardzija allowed two runs and seven hits in a season-low 4 2/3 innings in the Giants' 5-4, 10-inning win over the Dodgers on Saturday.
Analysis: After giving up a total of six runs over a five-start stretch, Samardzija has a 7.36 ERA over his last three outings.
June 5 11:46 AM PT12:46 PM MT1:46 PM CT2:46 PM ET14:46 ET18:46 GMT2:46 11:46 AM MST1:46 PM EST2:16 PM VEN22:46 UAE1:46 PM CT-Samardzija's woes continued Saturday in a 7-4 loss to St. Louis.
Analysis: Samardzija (7-4, 3.33 ERA) allowed a season-high six runs - all on four homers - in his five-plus innings. The right-hander gave up five runs in five innings in a 5-3 loss to Atlanta on Monday after going 6-1 with a 2.09 ERA in his previous seven outings.
May 31 1:01 PM PT2:01 PM MT3:01 PM CT4:01 PM ET16:01 ET20:01 GMT4:01 1:01 PM MST3:01 PM EST3:31 PM VEN0:01 UAE (+1)3:01 PM CT-Samardzija's good run came to end Monday in Atlanta.
Analysis: After allowing just three runs in winning his previous three starts, Samardzija was tagged for five - four earned - over a season-low five innings to take the loss. He's still been an asset to both the Giants and fantasy rosters during the first two months of his debut season in San Francisco.
May 25 11:11 AM PT12:11 PM MT1:11 PM CT2:11 PM ET14:11 ET18:11 GMT2:11 11:11 AM MST1:11 PM EST1:41 PM VEN22:11 UAE1:11 PM CT-Samardzija registered his third consecutive win Tuesday, an 8-2 victory over San Diego.
Analysis: Samardzija (7-2, 2.54 ERA) gave up one run in 6 2/3 innings while fanning seven. He allowed one run in eight innings for the second straight game in a 3-1 win in San Diego on May 19. Samardzija has a 1.41 ERA in five starts this month.
May 20 3:05 PM PT4:05 PM MT5:05 PM CT6:05 PM ET18:05 ET22:05 GMT6:05 3:05 PM MST5:05 PM EST5:35 PM VEN2:05 UAE (+1)5:05 PM CT-Samardzija had another strong outing in a 3-1 win in San Diego on Thursday.
Analysis: Samardzija (6-2, 2.66 ERA) gave up one run and three hits in eight innings while fanning eight. He is 3-1 with a 1.42 ERA in four starts this month.
May 14 11:55 AM PT12:55 PM MT1:55 PM CT2:55 PM ET14:55 ET18:55 GMT2:55 11:55 AM MST1:55 PM EST2:25 PM VEN22:55 UAE1:55 PM CT-Samardzija pitched out of trouble early and went eight innings for the third time this season, giving up a run and scattering eight hits Friday.
Analysis: Samardzija improved to 4-1 in his last five starts. After throwing 123 pitches his last time out, he threw 112 on Friday.
May 9 1:41 PM PT2:41 PM MT3:41 PM CT4:41 PM ET16:41 ET20:41 GMT4:41 1:41 PM MST3:41 PM EST4:11 PM VEN0:41 UAE (+1)3:41 PM CT-Samardzija again pitched well despite coming out on the short end of a 2-0 decision Sunday against Colorado.
Analysis: Samardzija struck out nine and allowed both Colorado runs over 7 2/3 innings to have a three-start win streak halted. He's posted a solid 2.79 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 29 innings over his last four outings.
May 4 1:00 PM PT2:00 PM MT3:00 PM CT4:00 PM ET16:00 ET20:00 GMT4:00 1:00 PM MST3:00 PM EST3:30 PM VEN0:00 UAE (+1)3:00 PM CT-Samardzija went eight innings to win his third straight start - a career first - and the San Francisco Giants rallied for two runs in the eighth inning against the Reds' historically bad bullpen for a 3-1 victory Tuesday night.
Analysis: Samardzija (4-1, 3.32 ERA) had been 0-5 in his last nine starts against the Reds, but limited them to three hits - including Adam Duvall's homer - to end the slump. He struck out nine and showed emotion in the eighth, breaking the bat over his left thigh after striking out. Samardzija bounced back after giving up five runs in 5 2/3 innings Wednesday in a 13-9 win over San Diego.
Apr. 28 2:50 PM PT3:50 PM MT4:50 PM CT5:50 PM ET17:50 ET21:50 GMT5:50 2:50 PM MST4:50 PM EST5:20 PM VEN1:50 UAE (+1)4:50 PM CT-Samardzija improved to 3-1 despite giving up a season-high five runs in 5 2/3 innings Wednesday against San Diego.
Analysis: Samardzija, who bumped his ERA to 3.86 in five starts, hit a two-run single in a 13-9 victory. He gave up one run in 7 2/3 innings in his previous start, 8-1 win over Miami on April 22.
Mar. 2 3:02 PM PT4:02 PM MT5:02 PM CT6:02 PM ET18:02 ET23:02 GMT7:02 4:02 PM MST6:02 PM EST6:32 PM VEN3:02 UAE (+1)5:02 PM CT-Samardzija pitched two innings in his first game in a Giants uniform Wednesday.
Analysis: Samardzija allowed a run and two hits as he tries to justify his $90 million, five-year contract.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2008 ChC 1 0 1 - 4 26 0 0 27.2 24 12 7 0 15 2 25 1.41 2.28
2009 ChC 1 3 0 - 0 20 2 0 34.2 46 29 29 7 15 1 21 1.76 7.53
2010 ChC 2 2 0 - 0 7 3 0 19.1 21 22 18 4 20 1 9 2.12 8.38
2011 ChC 8 4 0 - 2 75 0 0 88.0 64 35 29 5 50 3 87 1.30 2.97
2012 ChC 9 13 0 - 0 28 28 1 174.2 157 79 74 20 56 2 180 1.22 3.81
2013 ChC 8 13 0 - 0 33 33 2 213.2 210 109 103 25 78 3 214 1.35 4.34
2014 ChC 2 7 0 - 0 17 17 0 108.0 99 44 34 7 31 3 103 1.20 2.83
2014 Oak 5 6 0 - 0 16 16 2 111.2 92 42 39 13 12 0 99 0.93 3.14
2014 Tot 7 13 0 - 0 33 33 2 219.2 191 86 73 20 43 3 202 1.07 2.99
2015 CWS 11 13 0 - 0 32 32 2 214.0 228 122 118 29 49 0 163 1.29 4.96
2016 SF 12 11 0 - 0 32 32 1 203.1 190 88 86 24 54 4 167 1.20 3.81
Career 59 72 1 - 6 286 163 8 1195.0 1131 582 537 134 380 19 1068 1.26 4.04

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2008 ChC 26 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2009 ChC 20 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .800
2010 ChC 7 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 .250 .500 .250
2011 ChC 75 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2012 ChC 31 50 0 5 0 0 0 3 3 16 0 0 .100 .167 .100
2013 ChC 33 62 4 7 2 0 1 2 1 31 0 0 .113 .127 .194
2014 ChC 17 34 3 6 3 0 0 3 0 10 0 0 .176 .167 .265
2014 Tot 33 34 3 6 3 0 0 3 0 10 0 0 .176 .167 .265
2015 CWS 32 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500
2016 SF 34 64 4 10 5 0 0 9 1 28 0 0 .156 .164 .234
Career 291 226 12 31 10 0 2 19 7 93 0 0 .137 .164 .208

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2008 ChC Total 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 9.00
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 9.00
2016 SF Total 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 2.0 6 4 4 0 1 0 1 18.00
    LDS 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 2.0 6 4 4 0 1 0 1 18.00
Career 0 1 0 - 0 2 1 0 3.0 8 5 5 0 1 0 1 15.00


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 1485 98 90 94.1 46.79
Curveball 246 85 75 80.2 7.75
Slider 502 91 82 85.9 15.82
Changeup 69 88 83 85.5 2.17
Split-Finger 212 91 82 85.7 6.68
Cut Fastball 660 96 89 92.3 20.79

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