Jeff Samardzija

Jeff Samardzija

Height: 6' 5"Weight: 225 lbsAge: 33College: Notre DameCountry: USA

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
Draft Rank (ECR) P #55
Best / Worst #32 / #102
ADP #151




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Jeff Samardzija has strained pectoral muscle

Jeff Samardzija will be shut down for a week after MRI reveals a strained pectoral muscle.

Fantasy Impact

The Giants started getting concerned when Samardzija's fastball was being clocked at 89-90 miles an hour. This injury could have been worse, but as a fantasy owner you need to be skeptical about drafting the Giants' No. 3 pitcher because this could bother him all season.

Mark Pinto16 hours ago
Jeff Samardzija could start season on the disabled list

Jeff Samardzija had an MRI on his shoulder Thursday and could begin the season on the disabled list, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic Bay Area reports.

Fantasy Impact

This is a tough blow for fantasy owners of the 33-year-old righty. Keep an eye on updates on the severity of the injury. Derek Holland should take Samardzija's spot in the rotation but is not worth owning in fantasy.

John Aubin2 days ago
Jeff Samardzija gets roughed up again in Friday's start

Jeff Samardzija allowed five runs in four innings Friday against Mariners. He allowed six hits, striking out 2 and walking none.

Fantasy Impact

I know it is hard to take spring training stats into account, but Samardzija has shown no signs that it's going to get better for the Notre Dame alum. I would recommend keeping him off any draft board.

Mark Pinto2 weeks ago
Jeff Samardzija throws a complete-game shutout

Jeff Samardzija pitched his best game of the season on Monday against the Padres, throwing nine innings of shutout ball. He allowed just three hits and struck out five.

Fantasy Impact

Although it was against the light-hitting Padres, the outing was still incredibly impressive, as the Shark needed just 102 pitches to complete the game. While his numbers haven't quite matched the underlying metrics this season, he remains a fairly reliable starter. He'll take on the Cardinals in his next start.

Dan Harris30 weeks ago
Jeff Samardzija pitches well enough to beat the Phillies

Jeff Samardzija improved to 8-12 on Thursday versus Philadelphia, allowing four runs on eight hits over six innings of work to go along with one walk and six strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact

Samardzija had thrown four scoreless before allowing homers in both the fifth and the sixth. The Giants would go on to win 5-4 and the right-hander now owns a 4.79 ERA. He allows more runs than you would like but there's plenty of strikeout upside here.