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Jeff Samardzija
ERA W-L K
4.67 8-12 170
Team: San FranciscoHt / Wt: 6-5 / 225 NFBC ADP: 200.67
Position: SPBorn: 1/23/1985 Birthplace: Merrillville, Indiana
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 5th Round by Cubs (2006)


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Aug. 18 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-Jeff Samardzija improved to 8-12, allowing four runs on eight hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 on Thursday. Samardzija struck out six, ending the game with a 4.79 ERA and 1.21 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Samardzija was far from his best but did earn his fourth win in five starts, a span in which he's posted a 3.78 ERA with 28 strikeouts in 33 1/3 innings. He had been 0-3 with a 10.18 ERA in his four previous starts versus the Phillies.
Aug. 13 12:42 AM PT1:42 AM MT2:42 AM CT3:42 AM ET3:42 ET7:42 GMT15:42 12:42 AM MST2:42 AM EST3:12 AM VEN11:42 UAE2:42 AM CT-Jeff Samardzija fell to 7-12, allowing three runs on nine hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Washington Nationals 3-1 on Saturday.
Analysis: Samardzija struck out six, ending the game with a 4.74 ERA and 1.19 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 7 9:11 AM PT10:11 AM MT11:11 AM CT12:11 PM ET12:11 ET16:11 GMT0:11 9:11 AM MST11:11 AM EST11:41 AM VEN20:11 UAE11:11 AM CT-Jeff Samardzija improved to 7-11, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks in 6.1 innings, as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 on Sunday. Samardzija struck out three, ending the game with a 4.75 ERA and 1.18 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: It was Samardzija's third straight win and quality start, a span in which opposing batters have hit .197 against him with one homer. Prior to this stretch, opponents hit .275 with 21 homers off Samardzija in 20 starts. However, it may be a bad idea to use him this week with his only start coming Saturday at Washington, a team against which he's lost his last four starts while posting a 6.95 ERA.
Aug. 2 8:49 AM PT9:49 AM MT10:49 AM CT11:49 AM ET11:49 ET15:49 GMT23:49 8:49 AM MST10:49 AM EST11:19 AM VEN19:49 UAE10:49 AM CT-Jeff Samardzija improved to 6-11, allowing four runs - three earned - on six hits and two walks in 8.0 innings, as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Oakland Athletics 10-4 on Tuesday. Samardzija struck out five, ending the game with a 4.77 ERA and 1.17 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Samardzija has significantly cut down on his home runs allowed lately, yielding only six over 44 2/3 innings in his last seven starts.
July 26 3:53 PM PT4:53 PM MT5:53 PM CT6:53 PM ET18:53 ET22:53 GMT6:53 3:53 PM MST5:53 PM EST6:23 PM VEN2:53 UAE (+1)5:53 PM CT-Jeff Samardzija improved to 5-11, allowing one run on four hits and two walks in 7.0 innings, as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on Wednesday. Samardzija struck out eight, ending the game with a 4.85 ERA and 1.18 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: He had allowed 12 runs over 10 1/3 innings in his previous two starts and was 0-2 with an 8.31 ERA in his previous three.
July 22 9:15 AM PT10:15 AM MT11:15 AM CT12:15 PM ET12:15 ET16:15 GMT0:15 9:15 AM MST11:15 AM EST11:45 AM VEN20:15 UAE11:15 AM CT-Jeff Samardzija allowed five runs on eight hits and one walk in 4.1 innings as the San Francisco Giants lost to the San Diego Padres 12-9 on Friday. Samardzija struck out three, ending the game with a 5.05 ERA and 1.20 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Samardzija has walked a mere three batters in his last seven outings, but he has a 6.54 ERA in that span.
July 16 8:28 PM PT9:28 PM MT10:28 PM CT11:28 PM ET23:28 ET3:28 GMT11:28 8:28 PM MST10:28 PM EST10:58 PM VEN7:28 UAE (+1)10:28 PM CT-Jeff Samardzija fell to 4-11, allowing seven runs on nine hits in 6.0 innings, as the San Francisco Giants lost to the San Diego Padres 7-1 on Sunday. Samardzija struck out eight, ending the game with a 4.86 ERA and 1.17 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The Giants remain mired in last place in the NL West and Samardzija is tied with Colorado's Tyler Chatwood for the most losses in the NL.
July 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-Jeff Samardzija fell to 4-10, allowing four runs on nine hits and one walk in 7.0 innings, as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Miami Marlins 5-4 on Saturday. Samardzija struck out five, ending the game with a 4.58 ERA and 1.15 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Samardzija saw his ERA rise for the first time in four starts. The walk he issued was his first in four starts, as his 9.07 strikeout-to-walk ratio is the best in baseball.
July 2 5:45 PM PT6:45 PM MT7:45 PM CT8:45 PM ET20:45 ET0:45 GMT8:45 5:45 PM MST7:45 PM EST8:15 PM VEN4:45 UAE (+1)7:45 PM CT-Samardzija improved to 4-9, allowing two runs on six hits in 6.0 innings, as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 on Sunday. Samardzija struck out five, ending the game with a 4.54 ERA and 1.14 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Samardzija has won two straight starts.
June 27 9:50 AM PT10:50 AM MT11:50 AM CT12:50 PM ET12:50 ET16:50 GMT0:50 9:50 AM MST11:50 AM EST12:20 PM VEN20:50 UAE11:50 AM CT-Jeff Samardzija improved to 3-9, allowing two runs on six hits in 6.1 innings, as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Colorado Rockies 9-2 on Monday. Samardzija struck out five, ending the game with a 4.63 ERA and 1.14 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Despite being tied for the major league lead in losses, he leads the majors with a 9.00 strikeouts-to-walks ratio, ranks sixth in strikeouts (117), 11th in 16th in opponents' OBP (.291) and 17th in WHIP (1.14). He makes his next start Sunday at Pittsburgh.
June 22 9:31 PM PT10:31 PM MT11:31 PM CT12:31 AM ET0:31 ET4:31 GMT12:31 9:31 PM MST11:31 PM EST12:01 AM VEN8:31 UAE11:31 PM CT-Samardzija allowed three runs on six hits in 7.0 innings as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Samardzija struck out eight, ending the game with a 4.74 ERA and 1.16 WHIP on the season.
June 17 9:52 AM PT10:52 AM MT11:52 AM CT12:52 PM ET12:52 ET16:52 GMT0:52 9:52 AM MST11:52 AM EST12:22 PM VEN20:52 UAE11:52 AM CT-Jeff Samardzija fell to 2-9, allowing eight runs on 11 hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Colorado Rockies 10-8 on Friday. Samardzija struck out four, ending the game with a 4.81 ERA and 1.18 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: He threw 110 pitches and is 0-3 with a 9.33 ERA this season in three starts against Colorado. He's been a huge disappointment again this season.
June 11 9:12 AM PT10:12 AM MT11:12 AM CT12:12 PM ET12:12 ET16:12 GMT0:12 9:12 AM MST11:12 AM EST11:42 AM VEN20:12 UAE11:12 AM CT-Jeff Samardzija fell to 2-8, allowing three runs on four hits in 6.0 innings, as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Saturday. Samardzija ended the game with a 4.31 ERA and 1.12 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Samardzija struck out six and walked one, increasing his impressive totals to 65 Ks and two walks in his last eight starts. He beat the Brewers his last time out to end a two-start skid but still hasn't won consecutive outings this season. He had been 4-0 with a 3.67 ERA in his previous five matchups with Minnesota.
June 5 8:45 PM PT9:45 PM MT10:45 PM CT11:45 PM ET23:45 ET3:45 GMT11:45 8:45 PM MST10:45 PM EST11:15 PM VEN7:45 UAE (+1)10:45 PM CT-Jeff Samardzija improved to 2-7, allowing two runs - one earned - on six hits in 7.2 innings, as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 7-2 on Monday. Samardzija struck out 10, ending the game with a 4.29 ERA and 1.14 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Samardzija was touched for a pair of runs in the opening inning but was dominant thereafter, retiring 19 consecutive hitters at one point. He's pitched well lately despite his unappealing record, posting a 2.70 ERA and 39 strikeouts while notching four quality starts over his last five appearances.
May 31 9:45 AM PT10:45 AM MT11:45 AM CT12:45 PM ET12:45 ET16:45 GMT0:45 9:45 AM MST11:45 AM EST12:15 PM VEN20:45 UAE11:45 AM CT-Jeff Samardzija fell to 1-7, allowing three runs on nine hits in 4.0 innings, as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Washington Nationals 6-3 on Tuesday. Samardzija struck out five, ending the game with a 4.63 ERA and 1.18 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Samardzija became only the fourth pitcher since 1913 to record no walks when throwing 100 or more pitches in four or fewer innings. Only Bryan Rekar (2001), Luke Hochevar (2009) and Rick Porcello (2012) did it previously. Samardzija next takes the ball Monday at Miller Park, which has been a house of horrors for him lately. In his last three starts there, Samardzija has a 10.05 ERA and 2.09 WHIP.
May 25 5:25 PM PT6:25 PM MT7:25 PM CT8:25 PM ET20:25 ET0:25 GMT8:25 5:25 PM MST7:25 PM EST7:55 PM VEN4:25 UAE (+1)7:25 PM CT-Jeff Samardzija fell to 1-6, allowing three runs on six hits and one walk in 7.0 innings, as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Chicago Cubs 5-1 on Thursday. Samardzija struck out eight, ending the game with a 4.50 ERA and 1.12 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Samardzija went 154 consecutive batters without a walk before putting on Ian Happ with two outs in the sixth. He's walked 11 in 68 innings this season.
May 21 9:17 AM PT10:17 AM MT11:17 AM CT12:17 PM ET12:17 ET16:17 GMT0:17 9:17 AM MST11:17 AM EST11:47 AM VEN20:17 UAE11:17 AM CT-Jeff Samardzija allowed five hits without giving up a run in 8.0 innings as the San Francisco Giants defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 on Saturday. Samardzija struck out eight, ending the game with a 4.57 ERA and 1.13 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: He threw 75 of his 105 pitches for strikes. It was the fourth straight start that Samardzija didn't surrender a walk. He has 36 strikeouts during that span.
May 15 9:02 AM PT10:02 AM MT11:02 AM CT12:02 PM ET12:02 ET16:02 GMT0:02 9:02 AM MST11:02 AM EST11:32 AM VEN20:02 UAE11:02 AM CT-Jeff Samardzija improved to 1-5, allowing three runs on nine hits in 6.2 innings, as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Cincinnati Reds 8-3 on Sunday. Samardzija struck out eight, ending the game with a 5.26 ERA and 1.21 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Samardzija snapped a personal six-game losing streak dating to last season.
May 10 10:46 PM PT11:46 PM MT12:46 AM CT1:46 AM ET1:46 ET5:46 GMT13:46 10:46 PM MST12:46 AM EST1:16 AM VEN9:46 UAE12:46 AM CT-Jeff Samardzija fell to 0-5, allowing six runs on 10 hits in 7.0 innings, as the San Francisco Giants lost to the New York Mets 6-1 on Tuesday. Samardzija struck out nine, ending the game with a 5.44 ERA and 1.19 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Samardzija was outstanding in his previous start, on May 3 at Dodger Stadium, striking out 11 while allowing an unearned run and three hits over eight innings.
May 4 9:42 AM PT10:42 AM MT11:42 AM CT12:42 PM ET12:42 ET16:42 GMT0:42 9:42 AM MST11:42 AM EST12:12 PM VEN20:42 UAE11:42 AM CT-Samardzija allowed one run - zero earned - on three hits in 8.0 innings as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 on Wednesday. Samardzija struck out 11, ending the game with a 5.03 ERA and 1.14 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: This was the Shark's best outing of the young season.
Apr. 29 8:37 AM PT9:37 AM MT10:37 AM CT11:37 AM ET11:37 ET15:37 GMT23:37 8:37 AM MST10:37 AM EST11:07 AM VEN19:37 UAE10:37 AM CT-Samardzija allowed three runs - two earned - on four hits and one walk in 7.0 innings as the San Francisco Giants defeated the San Diego Padres 4-3 on Friday.
Analysis: Samardzija struck out five, ending the game with a 6.32 ERA and 1.34 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 23 5:45 PM PT6:45 PM MT7:45 PM CT8:45 PM ET20:45 ET0:45 GMT8:45 5:45 PM MST7:45 PM EST8:15 PM VEN4:45 UAE (+1)7:45 PM CT-Samardzija remains winless after going 5 1/3 innings and surrendering seven runs in Sunday's 8-0 loss to the Rockies. That's the most runs he has allowed since Sept. 15, 2015, when he gave up 10 against Oakland when he was with the Chicago White Sox.
Analysis: Samardzija will make his first start of the season against the Padres on Friday. In six starts against San Diego last season, the righty went 4-1 with a 3.52 ERA.
Apr. 17 12:20 PM PT1:20 PM MT2:20 PM CT3:20 PM ET15:20 ET19:20 GMT3:20 12:20 PM MST2:20 PM EST2:50 PM VEN23:20 UAE2:20 PM CT-Samardzija gave up four runs over seven innings, striking out eight without a walk, in the Giants' 4-3 loss to the Rockies on Sunday.
Analysis: Three of Samardzija's runs came in the first inning. Even after settling down, he fell to 0-3 with a 6.16 ERA.
Apr. 7 9:10 AM PT10:10 AM MT11:10 AM CT12:10 PM ET12:10 ET16:10 GMT0:10 9:10 AM MST11:10 AM EST11:40 AM VEN20:10 UAE11:10 AM CT-Samardzija struck out nine over 5 1/3 innings in Thursday's season debut, but served up three homers and allowed six runs to take the loss at Arizona.
Analysis: Samardzija also had problems with the long ball on the road during his first season with the Giants, surrendering 17 homers in 18 road starts while allowing just seven in 14 home outings. He gets the Diamondbacks again on Tuesday, though this time in the more favorable conditions of AT&T Park.

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
2017 SF 8 12 0 - 0 26 26 0 167.2 177 92 87 24 26 1 170 1.21 4.67
Career 67 84 1 - 6 312 189 8 1362.2 1308 674 624 158 406 20 1238 1.26 4.12

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
2017 SF 29 52 2 5 2 0 1 2 0 20 0 0 .096 .096 .192
Career 320 278 14 36 12 0 3 21 7 113 0 0 .129 .152 .205

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 1302 98 88 94.2 48.75
Curveball 362 85 75 80.5 13.55
Slider 625 93 83 88.4 23.4
Split-Finger 198 90 82 85.8 7.41
Cut Fastball 184 96 89 92.8 6.89

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