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Jordan Zimmermann (SP)

Washington Nationals - 100% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R

Jordan Zimmerman was not at his best, uncharacteristically walking four batters, two of whom stole second and eventually scored. He was also the victim of two misplays by shortstop Ian Desmond which led to two of his four runs being unearned.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmermann's performance was much improved over the disaster in Boston, but his control and velocity were off and he didn't dominate. Wait and see if this is just a rough patch or the beginning of a downward trend.


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In 2 1/3 innings, Jordan Zimmermann hit two batters, walked one, struck out none, and allowed eight runs (seven earned) on nine hits. Granted, several of the "hits" were mental errors by fielders, but Zimmermann's velocity was down and his control terrible.

Fantasy Impact: Even the steadiest pitchers have one or two of these games a year (the last time Zimmermann gave up five or more earned runs was May 12, 2014). I wouldn't panic, but it bears watching.


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Although he didn't have his best stuff, Jordan Zimmermann worked out of jams to throw six innings, allowing only one run on five hits. He struck out four and walked none for a Game Score of 62.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmermann is a solid choice for fantasy, as he rarely turns in a poor performance.


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In his final tune-up before the regular season, Jordan Zimmermann allowed eight runs on nine hits--including a monster home run by Giancarlo Stanton--walking none and striking out four (80 pitches, 54 strikes).

Fantasy Impact: Meaningless game. Zimmermann got his work in and didn't get hurt. If you planned to draft Zimmermann, keep to your plan. He is expected to start April 8 against the Mets.


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In his next-to-last Spring Training start, Jordan Zimmermann threw six innings, allowing one run and four hits, while walking two and striking out four. After five starts (19.2 innings), the righty's ERA sits at 1.37.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmermann is on track for another sterling season. He is expected to start the second game of the regular season (April 8) against the NY Mets.


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Jordan Zimmermann was nearly struck by a line drive to his head against the Houston Astro's today. He nimbly blocked it with his glove, saving himself from a potentially serious injury. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Zimmermann is poised to have the best season of his career, as he looks to earn top dollar on the free agent market next season. This won't affect his fantasy value, so continue to draft him early with confidence.


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Since the Nats won't meet the Tigers in the regular season, Jordan Zimmermann mixed up his pitches as he faced ten batters, striking out four and walking none while allowing 2 hits and one run. In a meaningful game, Bryce Harper might have laid out to prevent the wind-blown triple.That he didn't augurs well for Harper's resolve to stay healthy by playing smarter.

Fantasy Impact: Looking every bit like the hurler whose last regular season outing was a no-hitter, Zimmermann appears to be on track for a dominant 2015.


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