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Jeff Samardzija
ERA W-L K
3.94 8-5 111
Team: Chi White SoxHt / Wt: 6-5 / 225 NFBC ADP: 75.06
Position: SPBorn: 1/23/1985 Birthplace: Merrillville, Indiana
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 5th Round by Cubs (2006)


Latest News
June 29 3:30 PM PT4:30 PM MT5:30 PM CT6:30 PM ET18:30 ET22:30 GMT6:30 3:30 PM MST5:30 PM EST6:00 PM VEN2:30 UAE (+1)5:30 PM CT-Samardzija took a shutout into the eighth inning Sunday before collapsing.
Analysis: Samardzija allowed only two hits over the first seven innings, but he couldn't make it through the eighth as he was charged with four runs.
June 24 2:20 PM PT3:20 PM MT4:20 PM CT5:20 PM ET17:20 ET21:20 GMT5:20 2:20 PM MST4:20 PM EST4:50 PM VEN1:20 UAE (+1)4:20 PM CT-Samardzija earned his first win in six starts with a 6-2 victory over Minnesota on Tuesday.
Analysis: Samardzija (5-4, 4.53 ERA) gave up two runs in seven innings while fanning seven for a third straight outing. The right-hander has a 3.00 ERA in his last three starts after putting up a 5.74 mark in his prior eight.
June 14 12:13 PM PT1:13 PM MT2:13 PM CT3:13 PM ET15:13 ET19:13 GMT3:13 12:13 PM MST2:13 PM EST2:43 PM VEN23:13 UAE2:13 PM CT-Samardzija was solid Saturday.
Analysis: Samardzija pitched seven solid innings. He allowed three runs and six hits with seven strikeouts and one walk after giving up 15 runs in his previous two no-shows.
June 8 3:41 PM PT4:41 PM MT5:41 PM CT6:41 PM ET18:41 ET22:41 GMT6:41 3:41 PM MST5:41 PM EST6:11 PM VEN2:41 UAE (+1)5:41 PM CT-Samardzija was knocked around again Sunday.
Analysis: Samardzija allowed six runs in 7 1-3 innings after he gave up nine his last time out. He's falling apart fast.
June 3 11:45 AM PT12:45 PM MT1:45 PM CT2:45 PM ET14:45 ET18:45 GMT2:45 11:45 AM MST1:45 PM EST2:15 PM VEN22:45 UAE1:45 PM CT-Samardzija had one of the worst performances of his career in a 15-2 drubbing to Texas on Tuesday.
Analysis: Samardzija (4-3, 4.68 ERA) gave up nine runs and a personal-high 12 hits in five innings. He had a 1.96 ERA in his prior three starts and had won three consecutive decisions.
May 28 1:57 PM PT2:57 PM MT3:57 PM CT4:57 PM ET16:57 ET20:57 GMT4:57 1:57 PM MST3:57 PM EST4:27 PM VEN0:57 UAE (+1)3:57 PM CT-Samardzija allowed one unearned run in seven innings Wednesday in his attempt to improve to 4-0 this month but did not get a decision in a 5-3 win over Toronto.
Analysis: Samardzija (4-2, 3.84 ERA) has a 1.96 ERA in his past three starts and pitched at least seven innings in each.
May 23 3:03 PM PT4:03 PM MT5:03 PM CT6:03 PM ET18:03 ET22:03 GMT6:03 3:03 PM MST5:03 PM EST5:33 PM VEN2:03 UAE (+1)5:03 PM CT-Samardzija allowed two runs and three hits while striking out nine over eight innings in Friday's 3-2 win over Minnesota.
Analysis: After a 1-2 start, Samardzija has gone 3-0 with a 3.72 ERA over his last four starts.
May 6 3:42 PM PT4:42 PM MT5:42 PM CT6:42 PM ET18:42 ET22:42 GMT6:42 3:42 PM MST5:42 PM EST6:12 PM VEN2:42 UAE (+1)5:42 PM CT-Samardzija bounced back from his rough outing in Baltimore. He allowed two runs and fanning seven over seven inning in Tuesday's 5-2 win over Detroit.
Analysis: Samardzija is 2-0 with a 2.70 ERA in three home starts, but 0-2 with a 6.16 mark in three road outings.
Apr. 25 10:09 AM PT11:09 AM MT12:09 PM CT1:09 PM ET13:09 ET17:09 GMT1:09 10:09 AM MST12:09 PM EST12:39 PM VEN21:09 UAE12:09 PM CT-Samardzija has dropped his appeal of a five-game suspension. He was suspended by Major League Baseball following his involvement in a bench-clearing brawl against Kansas City on April 23.
Analysis: Samardzija beat Detroit on Tuesday and started serving the penalty Wednesday. If there are not any postponements, he would be eligible to rejoin the active roster for the May 11 game against Milwaukee.
Apr. 18 2:35 PM PT3:35 PM MT4:35 PM CT5:35 PM ET17:35 ET21:35 GMT5:35 2:35 PM MST4:35 PM EST5:05 PM VEN1:35 UAE (+1)4:35 PM CT-Samardzija bounced back with a stellar outing Friday, allowing one run over eight innings in a 2-1 loss to Detroit.
Analysis: He had given up nine runs in 13 innings over his first two starts.
Apr. 12 12:35 PM PT1:35 PM MT2:35 PM CT3:35 PM ET15:35 ET19:35 GMT3:35 12:35 PM MST2:35 PM EST3:05 PM VEN23:35 UAE2:35 PM CT-Samardzija made his home ChiSox debut Saturday.
Analysis: Samardzija gave up four runs and eight hits in seven innings. He struck out six without walking a batter ahead of a difficult start in Detroit.
Apr. 7 3:32 PM PT4:32 PM MT5:32 PM CT6:32 PM ET18:32 ET22:32 GMT6:32 3:32 PM MST5:32 PM EST6:02 PM VEN2:32 UAE (+1)5:32 PM CT-Samardzija was awful in his ChiSox debut.
Analysis: Samardzija previously pitched on the North Side for the Cubs. Now he has switched sides and the AL champion Royals tagged him for five runs in six innings.

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 8 5 0 - 0 21 21 1 148.1 148 69 65 15 27 0 111 1.18 3.94
Career 44 53 1 - 6 243 120 6 926.0 861 441 398 96 304 15 849 1.26 3.87

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 21 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500
Career 246 162 8 21 5 0 2 10 6 65 0 0 .130 .164 .198

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
Career 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 9.00


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 896 98 89 94.2 40.45
Slider 469 91 77 84.7 21.17
Changeup 26 87 83 85.4 1.17
Split-Finger 250 88 80 84.1 11.29
Cut Fastball 574 96 89 92.2 25.91

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