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Jordan Zimmermann (SP)

Detroit Tigers - 64% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R
Jordan Zimmerman improves to 4-0

Tue, Apr 26th 8:41am EDT
By Roy Widrig

Jordan Zimmerman allowed three runs (one earned) on seven hits and a walk in Monday's 7-3 win over the Athletics.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmerman is now 4-0 with a 0.35 ERA. With results like this, he's a must-start whenever his rotation spot comes around.


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Jordan Zimmermann pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings while collecting eight strikeouts and his third win of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Jordan Zimmermann has had quite the start to the season going 3-0 with an ERA of 0.00. That's about as good as it gets, especially since he is striking out more batters than normal.


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For the second straight start, Jordan Zimmermann didn't allow a run in his start. He allowed six hits in six innings of work.

Fantasy Impact: The 0.00 ERA is quite impressive, but the low strike out total has to be alarming. It might just be him adjusting to the American League batters, but it's something to keep an eye on as the season progresses. Obviously, if his strike out rate continues while his ERA rises as hitters start to figure him out, he's probably not worth a roster spot. Regardless, if you own him, you're pretty happy right about now.


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Zimmerman was able to hold the Yankees to just two hits over seven innings. He only struck out three batters, which was a bit concerning, but it was an extremely good start for Zimmerman against a tough opponent.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmermann was able to get the win on Friday in his debut. He exceeded most fantasy owners expectations in a tough matchup with the Yankees. Zimmermann will look to build on his success in his next start against the Pittsburgh Pirates.


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Jordan Zimmerman allowed four runs on five hits in 3 2/3 innings against Philadelphia on Thursday. He had one walk and three strikeouts in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmerman gave up a pair of homers on Thursday, as he is still working out the kinks before the games start to count. Zimmerman had a down season in 2015, with his highest ERA and WHIP since 2010 (3.66/1.20 in '15), and a dropoff in Ks from the previous season (182 to 164). A move to a pitcher's park will help, but the bats are much better in the AL Central compared to the NL East, so that upgrade will be mitigated. Zimmerman is being drafted 30th among SP (110th overall ADP), which is right where he should be.


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The Tigers signed Jordan Zimmermann to a five-year, $110 million contract. He will slot in behind Justin Verlander atop the team's starting rotation. (Source: Detroit Free Press)

Fantasy Impact: Zimmermann was one of the most-coveted arms on the free agent market. He lands in another nice spot for SPs, as he should continue to receive run support. His FIP has never been too far off his ERA, but his fantasy value is limited considering his lack of strikeouts.


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After a rocky start on September 14 (six earned runs), Jordan Zimmermann was back to solid good form on Saturday against the Marlins, putting up a Quality Start with six innings pitched, two runs on six hits, striking out seven while walking one (95 pitches, Game Score 58).

Fantasy Impact: If the Nationals are to have any chance at the postseason, they have to win almost every game. That, plus his impending Free Agent status, will motivate Zimmermann (13-8, ERA 3.49) to max effort in his next start.


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Jordan Zimmermann had another solid start, allowing only one walk and three hits, one of which was a solo home run, in 5 2/3 innings of work (100 pitches, Game Score 64). His pitch count was high due to a lot of 3-2 counts,

Fantasy Impact: Zimmermann (12-8, ERA 3.32) has given up only one run in each of his last three starts.


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Jordan Zimmermann started off with an uncharacteristic lack of control, so the only run he gave up came via a walk, balk, wild pitch and groundout. With the game a blowout, Zimmermann was lifted after six innings to conserve his arm. Final line: 6 IP 2H 1ER 4W 5SO (87 pitches, Game Score 65).

Fantasy Impact: Zimmermann (12-8, ERA 3.38) is a solid but not spectacular choice for fantasy, especially with the level of run support he is getting from the Nationals' now-potent offense.


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Following two subpar outings, Jordan Zimmermann put up a good one, getting out of a couple jams with key strikeouts and allowing just a solo home run. His line: 7IP 7H 1ER 1BB 4SO 1HR (106 pitches, Game Score 62).

Fantasy Impact: It's difficult to know what to make of Zimmermann (11-8, ERA 3.45) from a fantasy perspective. He has talent and, apparently, health, but not consistency.


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Jordan Zimmermann's inconsistent season continued on Sunday, as he went only 5.2 innings with a pitch count of 116, and allowed two homers. Luckily, his teammates gave him nine runs of support and the victory.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmermann (10-8, ERA 3.54) is a risky choice for fantasy. He has not had a scoreless outing since June 30, and with too many of his fly balls turning into home runs, you probably want to use him in the larger parks, if at all.


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Jordan Zimmermann did not have a good start Tuesday night in Colorado, giving up six runs (four earned) on nine hits--three homers--while striking out six and walking one (100 pitches, Game Score 39). However, his teammates exploded for 15 runs and Zimmermann qualified for the win.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmermann (9-8, ERA 3.44) has had an uneven season, without any predictable trend. You might get lucky with him in a tournament play.


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Jordan Zimmermann pitched very well, but Clayton Kershaw was better. Zimmermann went seven innings, allowing two hits whiile striking out nine, for a Game Score of 77. However, a walk (his only one) and a single led to a run against him.

Fantasy Impact: Another fine effort by Zimmermann (8-8, ERA 3.34) went to waste when his teammates could not provide any support. Neverthless, he was a good fantasy play for me.


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Jordan Zimmermann was solid against the Rockies on Friday, with a final line of 6.2 IP 4H 1R 6SO 0BB, and left with a 4-1 lead--which unfortunately the bullpen did not hold.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmermann (8-7, ERA 3.44) is a solid but not spectacular choice for fantasy.


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A three-homer third inning doomed Jordan Zimmermann and the Nats, although the righty stayed through six innings and 95 pitches.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmermann (8-7, ERA 3.54) has not been able to dominate lineups consistently as he did last season, though he is a solid choice for an SP2 if the price is right.


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Jordan Zimmermann turned in a Quality Start (6IP 8H 3ER 2BB 2SO) but to no avail as his teammates could only muster one run against the Marlins' ace Jose Fernandez. Both of Zimmermann's walks were intentional.

Fantasy Impact: In his last seven games, Zimmermann (8-6, ERA 3.36) has gone 3-1 with an ERA of 2.62, a SO/BB ratio of 32/4 and a WHIP of 1.03. Now that the Nationals' lineup is getting healthy, he should get run support.


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Jordan Zimmermann had a rough fourth inning (three earned runs) but otherwise threw well, for a line of 7IP 7H 3ER 6K 0BB (102 pitches, Game Score 57), and a no-decision.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmermann (8-5, ERA 3.30) has outperformed his salary for most of the season. He is 3-1 with a 2.26 ERA in his last seven starts--and a sparkling 38/3 KK/BB ratio.


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Jordan Zimmermann dominated the Giants' lineup except for a solo homer by Brandon Crawford (on a 3-0) count. In seven innings of work, the righty allowed three hits, striking out eight and walking one (100 pitches) for a Game Score of 74.

Fantasy Impact: Although the homer broke his scoreless streak, Zimmermann (7-5, ERA 3.04) has been outstanding in his last three starts. In 22 2/3 innings he's allowed one run, struck out 17 and walked one with hitters batting .183 against him.


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Jordan Zimmermann added another 7 2/3 scoreless innings to the eight he threw last time, as he struck out six, scattered six hits and walked none (109 pitches, Game Score 73). He had all his pitches working, particularly a devastating curve.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmermann (6=5, ERA 3.16) is a solid choice for fantasy.


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Jordan Zimmermann continued the Nats' starters scoreless streak with eight innings on six hits, three strikeouts and no walks (100 pitches, Game Score 73). With a 1-0 lead, Zimmermann was removed for a pinch hitter and took a no decision when Drew Storen blew the save.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmermann (5-5 ERA 3.42) is usually a good choice for fantasy.


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Jordan Zimmermann was happy with his performance ("only two mistakes") as he allowed three runs on eight hits (two homers), striking out eight while walking one. The Nats' offense was shut out by the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: This season Zimmermann (5-5, ERA 3.75) has been markedly better at home than on the road.


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In his second consecutive below par outing, Jordan Zimmermann couldn't get out of the fourth inning, with a line of 3.1 IP, 9 H, 6 ER, 1 BB, 4 Ks (88 pitches). He was betrayed by his defense (leading to a two-run, 31-pitch first inning) but also had plenty of hard contact and line drives.

Fantasy Impact: Coming after a run of nine quality starts, these two outings were not typical. Zimmermann did not seem injured so it's difficult to say if this "mini-slump" will continue.


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Jordan Zimmermann allowed four runs on 10 hits and two walks in only five innings of work (Game Score 32). He was unable to retire several hitters after getting two strikes..

Fantasy Impact: Zimmermann (5-3, ERA 3.18) pitched seven innings of one-run ball against the Cubs less than two weeks ago, so perhaps they "figured him out." He's been solid this season, with 9 of 12 Quality Starts.


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Jordan Zimmermann was in control over eight innings, striking out four, walking one, and allowing six hits for a Game Score of 73.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmermann (5-2, ERA 2.88) has allowed two or fewer earned runs in his last four starts.


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After a shaky first inning, which he attributed to throwing too many fastballs, Jordan Zimmermann brought his curve and slider into the mix to shut down the Yankees for six innings. When the Nationals scored in the bottom of the seventh, Zimmermann got a well-deserved win.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmermann (4-2, ERA 3.52) is 8-for-9 in Quality Starts, and in six of those starts has given up two or fewer earned runs.


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Jordan Zimmermann looked a lot like his 2014 self against the Padres, going six innings with six hits, six strikeouts and one walk on 91 pitches. With the game a 10-0 blowout, manager Matt Williams took Zimmermann out for rest.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmermann (3-2) lowered his ERA to 3.66.


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Jordan Zimmermann battled through six innings without his best stuff, but ended with a Quality Start and a no-decision. He allowed three runs on eight hits, striking out two and walking three.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmermann (2-2, ERA 4.20) has not gotten his "stride" yet this spring, but has shown flashes of dominance--and lots of grit.


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Jordan Zimmermann had thrown only 81 pitches over seven innings (six hits, one a solo homer, four strikeouts, no walks) when he was pulled for a pinch hitter.

Fantasy Impact: With his second consecutive seven-inning performance, Zimmermann (2-2) lowered his ERA to 4.15 as he recovers nicely from an April blowout.


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Jordan Zimmermann started slowly but settled into a good rhythm (and also contributed a three-RBI single), with a final line of 7IP 4R (3ER) 4H 7K 1BB.

Fantasy Impact: For the last few innings, Zimmermann (2-2) looked like the pitcher who dominated in 2014.


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Jordan Zimmermann allowed two earned runs on six hits, striking out four and walking none in six innings.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmermann (1-2) was sharp and efficient (except in the fifth inning), but left after only 79 pitches looking fatigued in the humidity.


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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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