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29 Jeff Samardzija P

Oakland Athletics

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
96%81%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
219.27-1302.9920243
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014OAK3334360301000.167.265.176

Player Updates

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Athletics 'very happy' with Jeff Samardzija atop rotation
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Asked about the possibility of trading starter Jeff Samardzija, Athletics general manager Billy Beane told MLB.com, "Right now, we're very happy to have Jeff at the top of our rotation." Earlier reports indicated Oakland would listen to offers for Samardzija, who went 7-13 with a 2.99 ERA in 33 starts with the Cubs and Athletics.

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A's will listen on Jeff Samardzija, Scott Kazmir
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

The Athletics will listen to offers for pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Scott Kazmir, according to FoxSports.com.

The team isn't actively looking to shop either player, but would listen if any offers came in. Both Samardzija and Kazmir are entering the final years of the their contracts. Samardzija will likely be too expensive to remain in Oakland once his deal ends, while Kazmir could price his way off the team with another solid year. 

The club is adamant about keeping third baseman Josh Donaldson. Donaldson is eligible for arbitration for the first time in his career, and should receive a healthy raise, but he's too valuable a piece for the team to trade. 

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Fantasy Analysis | 1411672787
Can Jeff Samardzija be trusted as keeper material?
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst

A year has made all the difference for Jeff Samardzija. Just 12 months ago, he was reaching the end of a slump with the Cubs that lasted nearly four months and produced a 5.15 ERA over 21 starts. Now with the Athletics, Samardzija is finishing off a season marked by consistent and marked improvement.

In my Solving the Riddle series on the Fantasy Baseball Today blog, I've been taking a closer look at players like Samardzija who were sending mixed signals to Fantasy owners heading into 2014. In Samardzija's case, his current season's body of work appears to send a clear message that he can be trusted heading into next season's drafts. For those who remember his inconsistencies of a year ago, there may still be questions about how worthy Samardzija is as a keeper.

I make my case for considering Samardzija as a top 20 starting pitcher for 2015 in the latest installment of the series. His ability to keep the ball in the park is an important factor, but you can get the full analysis here.

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Jeff Samardzija twirls a gem in win over Angels
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Athletics pitcher Jeff Samardzija turned in a gem Monday night at home against the Angels, improving to 7-12 on the year. He allowed one unearned run on five hits and no walks while striking out three over seven innings of an 8-4 victory.

Samardzija has not permitted a run over his last two starts (15 innings). He owns a 2.88 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP over 32 starts (212 2/3 innings). His final start of the regular season will come Saturday at Texas.

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Jeff Samardzija strikes out 10 in gem vs. Rangers
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Athletics pitcher Jeff Samardzija didn't factor into the decision Wednesday despite giving up just four hits in eight scoreless innings while striking out 10 and walking none in his team's 6-1 defeat against the Rangers.

Samardzija matched his season high for strikeouts in the gem, and he's now delivered 15 innings of scoreless baseball over his last two starts. However, the bullpen blew his lead in the ninth inning to keep him at 6-12. Despite his record, he's been excellent this season, posting a 2.98 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 190:43 K:BB ratio in 205 2/3 innings. Samardzija is slated to face the Angels Monday.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
DNQ 65
Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Kansas City 6.101 4.26005
vs LHB 101.000 2.5802398
vs RHB 118.200 3.34020104
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
8/25@HOU1008.062110
8/30@LAA0108.04109
9/5HOU0107.06409
9/10@CHW0007.06026
9/17TEX0008.040010
9/22LAA1007.05003
9/27@TEX0107.08509
Two Week Schedule
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2008CHC10 2.282600014 27.224127011525
2009CHC13 7.532020000 34.2462929711521
2010CHC22 8.38730000 19.121221842209
2011CHC84 2.977500002 88.0643529555087
2012CHC913 3.8128281000 174.2157797420456180
2013CHC813 4.3433332100 213.221010910325878214
2014CHC-OAK713 2.9933332000 219.21918673201043202
Total 3648 3.85222995116 777.27133723338131277738
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2008CHC26100000100 .000 .000 .000
2009CHC20511110100 .200 .800 .200
2010CHC7401012200 .500 .250 .250
2011CHC75400000300 .000 .000 .000
2012CHC3150050331600 .167 .100 .100
2013CHC3362471213100 .127 .194 .113
2014CHC-OAK3334360301000 .167 .265 .176
Total 22516082021066400 .160 .194 .125
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2008CHCP260734001.000
2009CHCP20294410 .889
2010CHCP73321001.000
2011CHCP7501521211 .933
2012CHCP282840132521 .950
2013CHCP333342231632 .929
2014CHC-OAKP333343182232 .930
Total  222991596584106 .937
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2008CHC23029 1.0351102 .226124 13.0 .2743
2009CHC14434 1.3831002 .329161 16.1 .5860
2010CHC11830 0.6741001 .269100 20.0 .5000
2011CHC37896 0.85162008 .200380 12.2 .2972
2012CHC2171155 1.171550010 .240723 11.2 .3960
2013CHC3229175 1.411570011 .255914 12.5 .4110
2014CHC-OAK3252180 1.511982010 .234879 10.0 .3670
Total 15822699 1.2677253044 .2433281 11.8 .3895
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2008CHC00 9.00100000 1.02110000
Total 00 9.00100000 1.02110000
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2006 A-Peoria01 3.2722000 11.06541064
2006 A-Boise11 2.3755000 19.0185515613
2007 AA-Tennessee33 3.4166000 34.133151381920
2007 A-Daytona38 4.952420100107.11426959813545
2008 AA-Tennessee35 4.861615000 76.0714341624244
2008AAA-Iowa41 3.1366100 37.1321313511640
2009AAA-Iowa66 4.351817100 89.09846431232771
2010AAA-Iowa Cubs113 4.383515000111.08662549267102
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/225
Birthdate:
1/23/1985
Age:
29
Hometown:
Merrillville, IN
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Oakland Athletics
College:
Notre Dame
MLB Experience:
7
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