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Jeff Samardzija
ERA W-L K
1.29 0-2 22
Team: Chi CubsHt / Wt: 6-5 / 225 NFBC ADP: 170.33
Position: SPBorn: 1/23/1985 Birthplace: Merrillville, Indiana
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 5th Round by Cubs (2006)


Latest News
Apr. 19 4:02 PM PT5:02 PM MT6:02 PM CT7:02 PM ET19:02 ET23:02 GMT7:02 4:02 PM MST6:02 PM EST6:32 PM VEN3:02 UAE (+1)6:02 PM CT-Samardzija suffered another tough-luck loss Friday against Cincinnati, yielding three runs - one earned - and six hits over seven innings.
Analysis: Samardzija (0-2, 1.29 ERA) has been backed with four runs of support in 28 innings over four starts.
Apr. 6 11:17 AM PT12:17 PM MT1:17 PM CT2:17 PM ET14:17 ET18:17 GMT2:17 11:17 AM MST1:17 PM EST1:47 PM VEN22:17 UAE1:17 PM CT-The Cubs wasted another strong start from Samardzija in a 2-0 loss to Philadelphia on Saturday.
Analysis: Samardzija (0-1, 1.29 ERA) allowed two runs on six hits in seven innings. He walked three and struck out eight.
Apr. 1 3:06 PM PT4:06 PM MT5:06 PM CT6:06 PM ET18:06 ET22:06 GMT6:06 3:06 PM MST5:06 PM EST5:36 PM VEN2:06 UAE (+1)5:06 PM CT-Samardzija didn't record a decision in Monday's loss to the Pirates despite yielding only five hits in seven scoreless innings.
Analysis: Samardzija is off to a strong start after he posted a disappointed 4.34 ERA last season.
Mar. 14 11:50 AM PT12:50 PM MT1:50 PM CT2:50 PM ET14:50 ET18:50 GMT2:50 11:50 AM MST1:50 PM EST2:20 PM VEN22:50 UAE12:50 PM CT-Samardzija will start opening day for the Chicago Cubs on March 31 at the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Cubs announced Friday.
Analysis: The right-hander struck out 214 last season in 213 2-3 innings, but had a 4.34 ERA and an 8-13 record last season.
Feb. 14 2:13 PM PT3:13 PM MT4:13 PM CT5:13 PM ET17:13 ET22:13 GMT6:13 3:13 PM MST5:13 PM EST5:43 PM VEN2:13 UAE (+1)4:13 PM CT-Samardzija isn't sure where he'll be by the end of the season.
Analysis: He's a good candidate to be traded by the Chicago Cubs given his one-year contract and he's determined to pitch well whether he stays put or switches teams. Samardzija says he'll increase his value ''as much as possible,'' which will lead to the organization keeping him or getting more in a trade.
Feb. 8 6:18 PM PT7:18 PM MT8:18 PM CT9:18 PM ET21:18 ET2:18 GMT10:18 7:18 PM MST9:18 PM EST9:48 PM VEN6:18 UAE (+1)8:18 PM CT-The Chicago Cubs and starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija have agreed to a one-year, $5,345,000 contract, avoiding arbitration. The deal announced Saturday leaves the Cubs with no remaining players in arbitration.
Analysis: Samardzija asked for $6.2 million and was offered $2,765,000 after going 8-13 with a 4.34 ERA last year, when he made $2,765,000. The 29-year-old right-hander could be a candidate to be traded after he and the team were unable to come to terms on a long-term 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 0 2 0 - 0 4 4 0 28.0 23 6 4 1 7 1 22 1.07 1.29
Career 29 37 1 - 6 193 70 3 586.0 545 292 264 62 241 13 558 1.34 4.05

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 4 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .111 .111 .111
Career 196 135 5 15 2 0 2 7 6 58 0 0 .111 .155 .170

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
    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 277 97 90 93.5 67.73
Slider 78 86 79 83.3 19.07
Split-Finger 36 86 83 84.9 8.8
Cut Fastball 18 94 89 91.2 4.4

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