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Jason Hammel

35-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals

2018 Stats

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2-8

ERA

4.88

WHIP

1.45

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59

SV

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

On the surface, 2017 looks like a dramatic step back for Hammel from 2016, but the underlying numbers say the skills were mostly the same. His strikeout percentage dipped again to just 18 percent, but...

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2018 ADP:  481.04

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 6"   WT: 225   DOB: 9/2/1982   BORN: Greenville, SC   COLLEGE: Treasure Valley CC   DRAFTED: 10th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Jason Hammel Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year, $16 million contract with the Royals in February of 2017 that includes a mutual option for a third year.

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Hammel (2-9) allowed nine runs (seven earned) on six hits and five walks across four innings while taking the loss Sunday against the Astros. He struck out three.

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Jason Hammel Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2004 21 A CHA 18 18 0 94.7 94 34 7 88 27 4 7 0 3.23 1.28
2004 21 A BAK 11 11 0 72.3 52 15 4 66 21 6 2 0 1.87 1.01
2005 22 AA MON 12 11 0 81.3 70 24 5 76 19 8 2 0 2.66 1.09
2005 22 AAA DUR 10 10 0 54.7 57 25 8 48 27 3 2 0 4.12 1.54
2006 23 AAA DUR 24 24 0 127.7 133 60 11 117 36 5 9 0 4.23 1.32
2006 23 MAJ TAM 9 9 0 44.0 61 38 7 32 21 0 6 0 7.77 1.86
2007 24 AAA DUR 13 13 0 76.3 61 29 3 75 28 4 5 0 3.42 1.17
2007 24 MAJ TAM 24 14 0 85.0 100 58 12 64 40 3 5 0 6.14 1.65
2008 25 MAJ TAM 40 5 0 78.3 83 40 11 44 35 4 4 2 4.60 1.51
2009 26 MAJ COL 34 30 0 176.7 203 85 17 133 42 10 8 0 4.33 1.39
2010 27 AAA COL 1 1 0 7.0 9 4 1 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.14 1.43
2010 27 MAJ COL 30 30 0 177.7 201 95 18 141 47 10 9 0 0 0 4.81 1.40
2011 28 MAJ COL 32 27 0 170.3 175 90 21 94 68 7 13 1 0 0 4.76 1.43
2012 29 A FRE 1 1 0 5.0 3 0 0 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.80
2012 29 MAJ BAL 20 20 1 118.0 104 45 9 113 42 8 6 0 0 0 3.43 1.24
2013 30 A ABE 1 1 0 4.0 3 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.25 1.00
2013 30 AA BOW 1 1 0 2.2 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.36
2013 30 MAJ BAL 26 23 0 139.3 155 77 22 96 48 7 8 1 0 1 4.97 1.46
2014 31 MAJ CHC 17 17 0 108.7 88 36 10 104 23 8 5 0 0 0 2.98 1.02
2014 31 MAJ OAK 13 12 0 67.7 66 32 13 54 21 2 6 0 0 0 4.26 1.29
2014  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ CHC/OAK 30 29 0 176.3 154 68 23 158 44 10 11 0 0 0 3.47 1.12
2015 32 MAJ CHC 31 31 0 170.7 158 71 23 172 40 10 7 0 0 0 3.74 1.16
2016 33 MAJ CHC 30 30 0 166.7 148 71 25 144 53 15 10 0 0 0 3.83 1.21
2017 34 MAJ KC 32 32 0 180.3 209 106 26 145 48 8 13 0 0 0 5.29 1.43
2018 35 MAJ KC 15 15 0 90.3 106 49 9 59 25 2 8 0 0 0 4.88 1.45
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3-Year Averages     31 31 0 172.6 171 82 24 153 47 11 10 0 0 0 4.28 1.26
Career  (View All)     353 295 1 1,773.7 1,857 893 223 1,395 553 94 108 4 4.53 1.36

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Jason Hammel Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jun. 19 Tex 5.7 9 4 3 0 4 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.88 1.45
Jun. 13 Cin 7.3 7 3 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.89 1.39
Jun. 7 @Oak 6.0 8 4 4 1 1 6 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.12 1.44
Jun. 2 Oak 6.0 7 3 3 1 2 3 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.17 1.43
May. 27 @Tex 5.3 4 0 0 0 2 10 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 5.23 1.42
May. 22 @StL 7.0 9 1 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 5.55 1.45
May. 16 TB 6.0 10 5 5 1 0 2 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 6.28 1.47
May. 11 @Cle 3.7 6 9 9 3 3 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.13 1.45
May. 5 Det 6.7 10 3 3 0 1 5 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.78 1.36
Apr. 30 @Bos 4.7 8 8 8 2 3 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.91 1.31
Apr. 25 Mil 6.7 5 4 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.38 1.16
Apr. 20 @Det 9.0 5 2 2 0 2 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.20 1.18
Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.3 IP/G
19.0 24 11 9 1 5 13 0 0 0 0-3 0 0 0 4.26 1.53
Last 30 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.2 IP/G
37.3 44 15 12 2 9 32 2 0 0 2-3 0 0 0 2.89 1.42
Last 60 Games (Team)
12 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.2 IP/G
74.0 88 46 42 8 20 47 3 0 0 2-7 0 0 0 5.11 1.46

Jason Hammel Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20181883017421106.247
2017420752610824212.281
201630061346116311.239

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2018211298641613.327
2017384702210111014.287
201639283198715114.238

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201843.705022934.331.49
201794.74607127114.941.34
201685.71020763072.421.03

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201846.7230371665.401.41
201785.74707421155.671.52
201681.05806823185.331.40
Jason Hammel vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Gerrit Cole HOU 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000

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Jason Hammel Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2004 21 A CHA 18 18 94.7 8.37 2.57 3.26 0.67 76.3% 3.23 3.16 .327
2004 21 A BAK 11 11 72.3 8.21 2.61 3.14 0.50 84.1% 1.87 2.96 .258
2005 22 AA MON 12 11 81.3 8.41 2.10 4.00 0.55 77.4% 2.66 2.90 .298
2005 22 AAA DUR 10 10 54.7 7.90 4.45 1.78 1.32 77.6% 4.12 4.99 .316
2006 23 AAA DUR 24 24 127.7 8.25 2.54 3.25 0.78 69% 4.23 3.50 .334
2006 23 MAJ TAM 9 9 44.0 6.55 4.30 1.52 1.43 0.98 58.7% 7.77 5.29 .370
2007 24 AAA DUR 13 13 76.3 8.84 3.30 2.68 0.35 69.8% 3.42 3.00 .293
2007 24 MAJ TAM 24 14 85.0 6.78 4.24 1.60 1.27 0.79 64.1% 6.14 4.99 .334
2008 25 MAJ TAM 40 5 78.3 5.06 4.02 1.26 1.26 1.21 72.9% 92.2 MPH 4.60 5.29 .289
2009 26 MAJ COL 34 30 176.7 6.78 2.14 3.17 0.87 1.48 70.2% 92.2 MPH 4.33 3.68 .337
2010 27 AAA COL 1 1 7.0 7.71 1.29 6.00 1.29 66.7% 5.14 3.77 .368
2010 27 MAJ COL 30 30 177.7 7.14 2.38 3.00 0.91 1.60 66.5% 93.1 MPH 4.81 3.82 .337
2011 28 MAJ COL 32 27 170.3 4.97 3.59 1.38 1.11 1.31 68.9% 92.9 MPH 4.76 5.00 .285
2012 29 A FRE 1 1 5.0 12.60 1.80 7.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.00 .297
2012 29 MAJ BAL 20 20 118.0 8.62 3.20 2.69 0.69 1.81 73.7% 93.6 MPH 3.43 3.39 .302
2013 30 A ABE 1 1 4.0 4.50 2.25 2.00 0.00 75% 2.25 2.95 .244
2013 30 AA BOW 1 1 2.2 12.27 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 3.20 .484
2013 30 MAJ BAL 26 23 139.3 6.20 3.10 2.00 1.42 1.17 69.6% 92.7 MPH 4.97 5.08 .309
2014 31 MAJ CHC 17 17 108.7 8.61 1.90 4.52 0.83 1.21 74.3% 92.4 MPH 2.98 3.26 .278
2014 31 MAJ OAK 13 12 67.7 7.18 2.79 2.57 1.73 0.99 74.3% 92.4 MPH 4.26 5.17 .279
2014  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ CHC/OAK 30 29 176.3 8.06 2.25 3.59 1.17 1.11 74.3% 92.4 MPH 3.47 3.88 .279
2015 32 MAJ CHC 31 31 170.7 9.07 2.11 4.30 1.21 1.20 72.6% 92.3 MPH 3.74 3.74 .304
2016 33 MAJ CHC 30 30 166.7 7.78 2.86 2.72 1.35 1.27 73.9% 92.1 MPH 3.83 4.54 .274
2017 34 MAJ KC 32 32 180.3 7.24 2.40 3.02 1.30 1.00 65.4% 92.1 MPH 5.29 4.41 .335
2018 35 MAJ KC 15 15 90.3 5.88 2.49 2.36 0.90 1.17 67.2% 91.3 MPH 4.88 4.12 .331
Today's Projections     0 1 5.6 6.90 2.53 2.73 1.70 65.5% 5.23 1.76 .294
Next 7 Days     0 2 11.2 7.01 2.40 2.92 1.40 65.4% 5.00 4.46 .303
Rest Of Season     0 18 101.3 7.67 2.45 3.13 1.29 68.4% 4.63 4.18 .314
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3-Year Averages     31 31 172.6 7.98 2.45 3.26 1.25 70.1% 4.28 4.05 .306
Career     353 295 1,773.7 7.08 2.81 2.52 1.13 69.4% 4.53 4.23 .312

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Jason Hammel Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2018 90.3 1 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Jason Hammel    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.36 K/BB
WEAK
5.88 K/9
TERRIBLE
2.49 BB/9
GOOD
91.3 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.9 HR/9
GREAT
1.17 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.88 ERA
POOR
1.45 WHIP
POOR
4.12 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.331 BABIP
HIGH
67.2% Strand Rate
LOW

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Jason Hammel: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hammel (2-8) took the loss Tuesday, allowing four runs on nine hits and four walks while striking out four over 5.2 innings against the Rangers.

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Hammel (2-7) allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits and struck out three through 7.1 innings but was still stuck with the loss Wednesday against the Reds.

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Hammel (2-6) allowed four earned runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out six across six innings to take the loss Thursday against the Athletics.

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Hammel (2-5) did not factor in the decison for Saturday's win over the Athletics, allowing three runs on seven hits over six innings. He struck out three and issued two walks.

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Hammel (2-5) allowed four hits and two walks while striking out 10 across 5.1 scoreless innings to earn the win Sunday against the Rangers.

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Hammel (1-5) picked up the win Tuesday, throwing seven innings with six strikeouts while allowing one run on nine hits against the Cardinals.

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Hammel (0-5) took the loss Wednesday, allowing five runs on 10 hits while striking out two over six innings against the Rays.

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Hammel (0-4) did not factor in the decision in Friday's 10-9 win over Cleveland, allowing nine runs on six hits -- including three home runs -- over 3.2 innings. He walked three and recorded one strikeout.

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Hammel (0-4) struck out five but took the loss against the Tigers on Saturday, giving up three runs on 10 hits and a walk over 6.2 innings.

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Hammel (0-3) allowed eight runs on eight hits and three walks across 4.2 innings while taking the loss Monday against the Red Sox. He struck out two.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Hammel turned in another steady season for the Cubs in 2016, taking the ball 30 times before an elbow injury ended his season in late September and kept him off the roster throughout the team's World Series run. Just days after winning Game 7 of the World Series, the Cubs front office declined an option on Hammel's contract for 2017, making him a free agent. At age 34, Hammel has never reached 180 innings in a big league season. Also of concern is that he struggled in a big way outside of Wrigley, as opposing hitters put together a .278/.344/.530 line against him on the road last season including 18 of the 25 home runs he allowed. For 2017, Hammel's value will hinge on the health of his arm, although his new home park of Kauffman Stadium doesn't play too well to the longball, which could help the righty put a dent in his career 1.1 HR/9.

2016

Hammel was part of the package that brought Addison Russell to Chicago in 2014, but Oakland only got 12 starts out of him before he decided to return to the Cubs as a free agent. Strangely enough, he's had very limited success in his career outside of his time in Chicago. The 33-year-old right-hander has made 48 starts for the Cubs in the last two years, amassing a 3.45 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 4.4 K/BB. Compare that to the rest of his career: 4.77 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, and 2.1 K/BB. A big reason for his success in 2015 came from improving his walk rate to a career-best 2.1 BB/9. Hammel's struggles down the stretch likely pushed the Cubs to sign John Lackey via free agency, but Hammel should begin 2016 as the No. 5 starter as a back-end arm capable of piling up his share of whiffs (9.1 K/9, 24.2% strikeout rate in 2015).

2015

Hammel went to the A's in early July along with Jeff Samardzija in a blockbuster trade. He was excellent with the Cubs prior to the trade with a 2.98 ERA over his first 17 starts, but Hammel was much less successful after his move to the American League, going 2-6 in 12 starts with a 4.26 ERA. However, most of those struggles came in his awful first four starts with the A's where he allowed 18 earned runs over 17 innings. In the final two months of the season, Hammel made eight starts (and one three-inning relief appearance) and compiled a 2.49 ERA over those 50.2 innings. After re-signing with the Cubs on a two-year deal as a free agent in December, Hammel will look to get back on track in Chicago and return to his level of production from the first half of 2014.

2014

Hammel went from Opening Day starter to being run out of town, as the Orioles let him test free agency after a horrid season. His 2013 numbers (6.2 K/9, 1.4 HR/9, 40.1 GB%) were not even close to his 2012 numbers (8.6 K/9, 0.7 HR/9, 53.2 GB%). He also has injury concerns, with arm issues in 2013 and knee issues in 2012. Another team should give Hammel a chance to add organizational depth as a starter, but he will probably have to fight for a rotation spot this spring, after taking a short-term deal elsewhere to continue his career.

2013

It was no surprise that Hammel improved after trading Coors Field for Camden Yards as his home ballpark. The surprise was just how much better Hammel pitched as an Oriole. Hammel traded his 5.0 K/9 in 2011 for a rate of 8.6 K/9 in 2012, partially due to relying on his slider more often than his changeup. That helped him drop his batting average against, ERA and WHIP. Each of those statistics registered as a career best. Hammel struggled with knee injuries in the second half of the season and may have been rushed back too soon, but he did not need offseason surgery. Look for Hammel to be the Opening Day starter, though it will be tough for him to top his 2012 season.

2012

After two seasons in Colorado where the skills didn't line up with the results, Hammel regressed considerably last year thanks to a depleted strikeout rate (from 7.14 K/9IP to 4.97) and spike in walks (2.38 BB/9IP to 3.59). The lost whiffs might be attributed to a swinging-strike percentage that has steadily declined during his three-year stint in Colorado (9.5 in 2009, 7.2 in 2010 and 6.5 in 2011). Now the longest tenured member of the Rockies rotation, he will need to rediscover his arsenal quickly to avoid shifting to relief work when the likes of Drew Pomeranz, Alex White and Tyler Chatwood are ready to cement their starting roles. Once a sleeper thanks to good control and the ability to induce groundballs, Hammel is now one to avoid because he's simply too hittable to succeed. His chances of finding success in a hitter-friendly home park against tough competition in the American League East hardly improve after he was acquired by the Orioles in early February.

2011

Hammel's 2010 season was pretty similar to his 2009. He again started 30 games and finished with 10 wins, yet this time he had a 4.81 ERA and 1.396 WHIP. He increased his strikeout rate for the second season in a row (7.1 K/9IP), despite his K/BB ratio (3.0) remaining stable. He helped fantasy owners in the first half of the season with a 7-3 record and 4.08 record, but faded down the stretch with a 3-6 record and 5.56 ERA. And for whatever reason, he performed better at home (4.07 ERA) than on the road (5.71 ERA). As long as he is able to maintain his command and groundball rate (46.7 percent), Hammel should be able to build upon his first two seasons as a member of the Rockies while working out of the back of their rotation.

2010

Jeff Niemann narrowly beat out Hammel for Tampa Bay's final rotation spot, which ultimately led to a trade which sent Hammel to Colorado. Hammel played out nicely as a back of the rotation starter, but his performance and statistics suffered greatly with his move to Coors Field. In 16 games at home, opposing batters knocked Hammel around to the tune of .330 with 12 home runs, earning Hammel a 5.73 ERA. He was an entirely different pitcher on the road, with a 3.13 ERA and just five homers allowed in 95 innings, so there's reason to believe that he'll be able to produce better overall numbers if he can start keeping the ball in the yard in the thin Denver air.

2009

Hammel started the year in the rotation thanks to injuries to Scott Kazmir and Matt Garza. Once those pitchers returned, the Rays had to create a bullpen role for Hammel, who was out of options and could not go to Triple-A without probably being claimed by another club. Hammel wound up as the best 11th pitcher on any AL roster in 2008, playing a key role in four extra-innings wins for the Rays (two wins, two saves). It's not clear what role the Rays have in mind for Hammel in 2009, since it's unlikely that he'll crack their rotation with David Price now up; Hammel could wind up back in long relief, or as trade bait.

2008

Hammel moved into the rotation in mid-July and actually finished strong in September (2-1, 4.09 in six starts, with one of those wins coming at Yankee Stadium). However, he'll face competition from Andy Sonnanstine, Jeff Niemann and perhaps others for a back-of-the-rotation role in the spring, and with other prospects on the horizon, the Rays might move Hammel to the bullpen for good in a middle-relief role.

2007

Hammel was rushed to Triple-A in 2005, but in 2006 showed he's a legitimate prospect with a great strikeout-to-walk ratio. As a reward, Hammel was rushed to the majors in late 2006, with predictable results. Still, he'll get a chance to crack the 2007 rotation, and he could develop into a serviceable fourth starter.

2006

He looked very good at Double-A last year, and wasn't overmatched at Triple-A. Hammel really needs one more year in the minors before he challenges for a spot in the big league rotation. The new Devil Rays brain trust is smart enough to know that, so he likely won't have more than a cup of coffee in the bigs this year.

2005

Hammel was having a great 2004 before he hurt his wrist in a fall during warm-ups in July and missed the rest of the year. He should be fine come spring and will start 2005 at Double-A, but could get a look-see in the bigs by September. Scouts rate his curveball as the best in the Rays organization.