Jordan Zimmermann
Jordan Zimmermann

Jordan Zimmermann (SP)

Detroit Tigers - 68% owned
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Bats: R   Throws: R

Zimmermann went 1.2 innings, allowing six earned runs on 53 pitches with two walks and no strikeouts. He was lifted from the game due to lat tightness and underwent an MRI after the game. (Source: TigersMLive on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ouch. That was not the start fantasy owners were looking for out of Zimmermann. Another 15-day DL stint looms for Zimmermann, as the lat tightness is unrelated to the strained neck that had him sidelined for over a month. If he requires more time off, the SP2/SP3 value he held will diminish even further.

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Jordan Zimmermann is set to come off the DL and start Thursday afternoon at Comerica Park. The Tigers badly need help in their starting rotation and Zimmermann will look to get back on track to pitching as he did in the beginning of the year (0.55 ERA in April). (Source: TigersMLive on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Zimmermann's ERA has climbed over the recent months to a season 3.95 ERA with 60 strikeouts in 95.2 innings pitched. While this isn't the kind of success we are used to with Zim, he is a must start in Comerica against the light hitting White Sox, who have a season .306 wOBA and a 21.4% K rate.

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The Tigers have placed SP Jordan Zimmernann on the DL with a neck strain in a move retroactive to July 1st.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmernann will likely miss the required 15 days and be ready to go just a few days after the All-Star game. He will likely miss 1-2 starts. Zimmermann started the season out great but has struggled of late, posting a 6.43 ERA in June.

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Jordan Zimmermann tossed six innings on Thursday, allowing five runs (four earned) while scattering nine hits and two walks. Zimmermann struck out three and relented no home runs to the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmermann remains at 9-4 and sees his ERA climb to 3.95 - his highest mark since 2010. Zimmermann will look to turn things around in July after posting a 6.43 June ERA in six starts. Unfortunately, his next start comes against the scorching hot Cleveland Indians on Tuesday.

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Jordan Zimmermann was great in Sunday's no-decision against the Royals. He allowed a single run on four hits and no walks with five strikeouts in eight innings.

Fantasy Impact: It marked the first quality start from Zimmermann in over a month as he was either not pitching late into games or giving up a ton of runs. It was good to see a return to his prior form, and the regression over the last month wasn't totally surprising considering his advanced stats. He continues to lack the strikeout upside of an elite SP for fantasy purposes, but his ratios have been solid overall and he has won nine games.

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Jordan Zimmerman earned his ninth win of the season (9-3) on Tuesday, allowing six runs (four earned) on eight hits and a walk over seven innings. Zimmerman struck out three and walked only one, truly "gutting out" a win for his team.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmerman at his best is lights out, and Zimmerman at his worst is an innings eater. Even while allowing nine baserunners over seven innings, Zimmerman still kept the Tigers in the game and didn't completely wreck a week for fantasy owners. Since returning from an injury on June 3rd though, Zimmerman has allowed 13 earned runs over 17 2/3 innings.

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Tigers SP Jordan Zimmermann was hit relatively hard over just 4 2/3 innings on Wednesday afternoon versus the Blue Jays. Zimmermann was tagged for eight hits including a pair of home runs and seven runs scored. He walked two and struck out only three.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmermann dropped to 8-3 with the loss. He hasn't been quite right since a groin strain held him out of a start a few weeks back. Since his return he's allowed nine runs in just 10 1/3 innings, though most of those were in the Blue Jays game Wednesday. He will get the light-hitting White Sox next Tuesday.

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Jordan Zimmerman allowed two runs on five hits over 5 2/3 hits Friday as the Tigers blew out the White Sox, 10-3.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmerman was probably a bit rusty after missing his last start due to a mild groin strain. He improved to 8-2 on the season with a tiny 2.58 ERA.

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Jordan Zimmermann will return to the mound Friday against the White Sox. He had his previous start skipped due to a groin injury.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmermann was able to avoid the disabled list, and he'll attempt to return Friday. He's had a nice start with his new team, providing a 2.52 ERA with seven wins on the year.

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Jordan Zimmermann will miss at least one start after leaving his most recent appearance due to injury.

Fantasy Impact: Owners should make the necessary changes as able for this week. This was expected, and the question remains if Zimmermann will require a stint on the disabled list. More on the injury should be known in the coming days.

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Jordan Zimmerman left Sunday's game with a groin injury. (Source: George Sipple on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is worrisome as Zimmerman has had a very good year. All we can do now is wait, hopefully the injury is not that serious.

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Jordan Zimmerman "improved" to 6-2 on Monday night after allowing eight runs (seven earned) over seven innings. Zimmerman didn't walk anybody, but allowed two HR while striking out nine.

Fantasy Impact: The Tigers bailed Zimmerman out by scoring eight runs in the first and hitting a pair of HR in the ninth. The game saw a rise in his ERA from 1.50 to 2.45. He's now allowed 13 runs over his last 24 innings.

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After starting 5-0 this season, Jordan Zimmermann has lost each of his last two starts in a painful manner. He pitched 15 innings over those two starts, allowing three runs in each start, with the Tigers getting one-hit by Cole Hamels in one start and Max Scherzer striking out 20 batters in the other start. He will start on Monday against the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmermann leads the American League with a 1.50 ERA and is ninth in the league with 48 innings pitched. He will not contribute in strikeouts, although he has struck out seven and eight batters in starts this season, but he has opened the season with seven consecutive quality starts, one of two pitchers with more than one start and 100% quality starts (J.A. Happ). Twins' batters only have 35 at-bats against Zimmermann, posting a .564 OPS, and has a 1.66 ERA in three starts at Comerica Park in his career.


Tigers SP Jordan Zimmerman pitched eight innings on Friday night, allowing three runs on seven hits and a walk, resulting in Zimmerman's first loss as a Tiger. He struck out two and threw 108 pitches.

Fantasy Impact: That's a lot of pitches for a losing effort and allowing three runs. Zimmerman is still 5-1 with a 1.10 ERA and is a solid play in all formats.

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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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