player photo

29 Jeff Samardzija SP

San Francisco Giants

Fantasy Stats
Key Stats
Pitching Summary

Player Updates

March 27, 2020 11:40 AM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Confirmed as No. 2 starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Samardzija will be the Giants' No. 2 starter this year, following Johnny Cueto in the rotation, Maria Guardado of reports.

He had a 2.08 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 6:4 K:BB in 8.2 innings this spring. Samardzija's top trait for fantasy is his ability to push for 200 innings (in a normal year), but that strength would be minimized in a shortened season.

September 26, 2019 01:40 AM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Tosses six scoreless frames
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Samardzija did not factor into the decision during Wednesday's win after holding the Rockies scoreless with five strikeouts across six innings. He allowed five hits and a walk.

The right-hander turned in a quality start while shutting out the Rockies at home. In 12 of his 15 starts most recent outings, Samardzija held his opponents to three earned runs or fewer to finish off what turned out to be a solid season for the veteran. Across 32 appearances, Samardzija posted an 11-12 record, 3.52 ERA and 1.11 WHIP.

September 19, 2019 10:04 PM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Earns 11th win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Samardzija (11-12) allowed one earned run on two hits and four walks while striking out two across six innings to earn the win Wednesday against the Red Sox.

Samardzija worked around some issues with his control by limiting the Red Sox to just two hits, one of which was a solo home run by Rafael Devers. He also wasn't particularly deceptive, generating only three swinging strikes. Nevertheless, Samardzija got back on track after having allowed 13 earned runs in 17.2 innings across his last three starts prior to Wednesday's outing. For the season, he still owns a strong 3.64 ERA and 1.11 WHIP with 135 strikeouts across 175.1 innings. He projects to draw his next start at home against Colorado on Wednesday.

September 15, 2019 02:08 PM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Next start coming Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Samardzija is scheduled to start Wednesday's game against the Red Sox, Maria I. Guardado of reports.

The veteran right-hander could have started Tuesday on the normal four days rest, but Logan Webb will receive another turn through the starting rotation for the Giants. Samardzija has labored some over his last three starts with a 6.62 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 7:2 K:BB over 17.2 innings.

September 12, 2019 08:16 PM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Handed 12th loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Samardzija (10-12) took the loss after yielding four runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out two over 6.1 innings Thursday against Pittsburgh.

The 34-year-old didn't get much run support in the loss, and he would leave the contest with one out in the seventh inning with his team facing a two-run deficit. He fired 59 of 95 pitches for strikes in the loss. Despite a shaky outing, Samardzija has allowed three runs or fewer in eight of his last 10 starts, dropping his ERA to 3.72 over 169.1 innings on the year.

September 7, 2019 02:28 AM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Fans six in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Samardzija (10-11) picked up the win at Dodger Stadium on Friday, allowing three runs on five hits with three strikeouts across six innings.

The right-hander bounced back nicely after getting lit up for six runs and nine hits in San Diego on Sunday. A.J. Pollock proved to be his biggest nemesis, accounting for a pair of solo home runs. The win was Samardzija's first at Dodger Stadium across six career starts as he improved his season record against Los Angeles to 1-1. The 34-year-old will take a 3.64 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 131:43 K:BB into Wednesday's home matchup against the Pirates.

September 1, 2019 09:24 PM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Drilled for six runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Samardzija (9-11) allowed six runs on nine hits and a walk over 5.1 innings Sunday, striking out two batters and taking a loss against the Padres.

Greg Garcia set the tone early, launching a leadoff shot against Samardzija. He gave up another solo homer in the second inning and later left during the sixth with two runners on before Fernando Abad yielded a three-run blast. Over his previous seven starts, the 34-year-old had allowed just seven runs over 41.1 innings. Samardzija will carry a 3.61 ERA into Friday's road outing against the Dodgers.

August 31, 2019 06:56 PM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Start moved to Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Samardzija will be moved up in the rotation to start Sunday against the Padres, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Samardzija was originally slated to start Monday at St. Louis, but he'll instead stay on regular rest and flip places in the starting rotation with Tyler Beede. Samardzija has illustrated impressive form of late, posting a 1.99 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 54:16 K:BB in his last 11 starts (68 innings).

August 28, 2019 03:40 AM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Pitches well in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Samardzija pitched five innings against Arizona on Tuesday, giving up one run on three hits and three walks while striking out three. He did not factor into the decision.

Samardzija made one costly mistake in his five innings, serving up a fifth-inning home run to Ketel Marte, but San Francisco's quiet offense provided little support in denying the 34-year-old a victory. That has been the story of August for Samardzija, as he has allowed only six runs in 29.1 innings over the course of the month but has only one win to show for it. He'll look for more run support when he heads to St. Louis to take on the Cardinals on Monday in his next scheduled start.

August 24, 2019 01:12 AM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Suffers tough defeat
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Samardzija (9-10) allowed one run on two hits and one walk with four strikeouts across seven innings during a loss against the Cubs on Thursday.

This is the second time in the last three outings that Samardzija gave up just two hits, but he was on the losing end this time, as Kyle Hendricks and the Cubs pitched a shutout. Samardzija has dropped his ERA more than half a run over the last month, but he fell below .500 with the loss Thursday. He is 9-10 with a 3.44 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 123 strikeouts in 146.2 innings this season. Samardzija will pitch next at home against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

August 17, 2019 04:28 PM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Solid in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Samardzija did not factor into the decision during Friday's win over the Diamondbacks, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts over 5.2 innings.

Samardzija gave up a leadoff home run to Ketel Marte in the first inning, then held the Diamondbacks scoreless until his final frame. After allowing a double and a walk, Samardzija was yanked with two outs in the sixth, only for the bullpen to walk in one of the runners still on his ledger. Even still, the right-hander was in line for the win until the Diamondbacks rallied in the eighth inning to even the score. Samardzija has been solid since July and will take a 3.54 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 119:38 K:BB into a Thursday road matchup against the Cubs.

August 10, 2019 11:32 PM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Delivers eight strong innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Samardzija (9-9) gave up one run on two hits over eight innings to earn the win Saturday against the Phillies. He struck out five and walked none.

Samardzija served up a 434-foot homer to Corey Dickerson in the first inning but didn't allow another baserunner until an eighth-inning single. The veteran right-hander has looked fantastic since the start of July with a 1.95 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 43:10 K:BB in eight starts (50.2 innings). Samardzija lines up to next take the mound at Arizona on Friday.

August 6, 2019 01:52 AM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Takes loss in short start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Samardzija (8-9) allowed one run on three hits and three walks over four innings Monday, striking out three batters and taking the loss to Washington.

Samardzija needed 98 pitches just to get through four innings, with just 55 being strikes. The 34-year-old dropped his ERA a bit from 3.75 to 3.70 over 126.1 innings. After going 4-1 with a 2.09 ERA in July, fantasy owners were expecting a better start to August. Samardzija will face the Phillies at home Saturday.

August 1, 2019 12:32 AM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Blanks Phillies for eighth win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Samardzija (8-8) picked up the win in Wednesday's 5-1 victory over the Phillies, allowing three hits and a walk over six scoreless innings while striking out five.

The right-hander wraps up a dominant July that saw him go 4-1 over six starts with a 2.09 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 35:7 K:BB through 38.2 innings. Samardzija will look to keep rolling in his next outing Monday, at home against the Nats.

July 27, 2019 12:56 PM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Allows one run in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Samardzija allowed one run on four hits and three walks over six innings Friday versus the Padres. He struck out six and did not factor in the decision.

Samardzija and Padres starter Joey Lucchesi engaged in a pitchers' duel for the first six innings of Friday's contest, each allowing one run. It's the fourth time in his last five starts that Samardzija has allowed two runs or fewer. The 34-year-old owns a 3.95 ERA and 1.18 WHIP with a 102:32 K:BB over 116.1 innings this year. He'll take a 7-8 record into his next scheduled start, a road date with the Phillies on Wednesday.

July 23, 2019 12:52 AM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Takes eighth loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Samardzija (7-8) allowed four runs on six hits while striking out seven over five innings to take the loss against the Mets on Saturday.

Samardzija's personal three-game win streak (1.66 ERA and 5.6 K/BB) and the Giants' seven-game run both came to an end Saturday. Three of the four earned runs came via the long ball, increasing his season mark to 1.5 HR/9 (worst since 2010). It wasn't all bad for the Shark's fantasy owners, as he salvaged his day with seven punchouts over the five frames. Samardzija's next opponents Friday, the Padres, present a potential matchup problem with 152 homers through 98 games.

July 16, 2019 12:08 AM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Pitches well in blowout win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Samardzija (7-7) struck out nine while allowing two runs on four hits with one walk across 6.2 innings to earn a victory against the Rockies in the first game of a doubleheader Monday.

The Giants haven't given Samardzija the best run support this season, but they sure have been raising his run support average lately. They scored 19 runs in Monday's first contest, which was the second time this month the Giants scored at least 13 runs during a Samardzija start. Thanks to the offense, Samardzija has won three straight starts, however, he's also pitching very well during that span. He's yielded just four runs in his last 21.2 innings (1.66 ERA). Overall, he owns a 3.93 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 89 strikeouts in 105.1 innings this season. Samardzija will look to keep his win streak going against the Mets at home Saturday.

July 7, 2019 06:52 PM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Seven shutout innings in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Samardzija (6-7) threw seven shutout innings while earning the win Sunday against the Cardinals, striking out two while allowing four hits with no walks.

Samardzija induced an abundance of weak contact in his outing, allowing just three men past first base across seven strong innings. He was excellent in his previous start against the Padres and has seemingly rebounded after a poor month of June. Samardzija has had his ups and downs over the first half of the season and will take a 4.01 ERA into the All-Star break.

July 2, 2019 01:44 AM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Moves to 5-7
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Samardzija (5-7) picked up the win against the Padres on Monday, giving up two earned runs and five hits over eight solid innings, striking out six and walking two in a 13-2 victory for the Giants.

The right-hander cruised to his fifth win of the season, bouncing back nicely after giving up five earned in each of his last two trips to the mound. The solid effort lowered Samardzija's ERA to 4.32 and his WHIP to 1.25 over 91.2 innings ahead of his next start, which will come at home against the Cardinals on Sunday.

June 26, 2019 08:16 PM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Buried by Rockies
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Samardzija (4-7) took the loss Wednesday, giving up five runs on three hits and two walks over five innings while striking out six as the Giants were toppled 6-3 by the Rockies.

A third-inning grand slam by David Dahl accounted for most of the damage and put the Giants in a hole their scattershot offense couldn't climb out of. Samardzija will carry a 4.52 ERA and 72:26 K:BB through 83.2 innings into his next start Monday in San Diego.

Situational Stats
vs Los Angeles 16.111 3.31039
vs LHB 87.200 4.3103275
vs RHB 93.200 2.7901765
Last 7 Games
Fantasy Points by Week
Pitching Stats
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
2015CHW1113 4.9632322200 214.0228122118291249163
2016SF1211 3.8132321000 203.1190888624154167
2017SF915 4.4232321100 207.220410710230632205
2018SF15 6.2510100000 44.2473231622630
2019SF1112 3.5232320000 181.1152787128649140
2020SF00 ---0000000.00000000
Total 80104 4.0936023794161628.21534799741198584871443
Batting Stats
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
2015CHW32201000100 .500 .500 .500
2016SF34644100912800 .164 .234 .156
2017SF3564361202500 .094 .172 .094
2018SF101001000600 .100 .100 .100
2019SF3250160103000 .120 .160 .120
Total 3683501644322715400 .144 .191 .126
Fielding Stats
2009CHCP20294410 .889
2011CHCP7501521211 .933
2012CHCP282840132521 .950
2013CHCP333342231632 .929
2014CHC-OAKP333343182232 .930
2016SFP32322671811 .962
2017SFP323245123211 .978
2019SFP3232188910 .944
Total  3602372751021601310 .953
More Pitching Stats
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
2015CHW0209249 0.91124005 .273910 12.2 .4460
2016SF4227190 1.29136002 .249829 10.8 .4120
2017SF1200200 1.0667302 .255847 10.5 .4470
2018SF13567 0.5493002 .270207 15.1 .4250
2019SF4165228 0.77144005 .225740 10.3 .4110
2020SF000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
Total 2516581633 1.09131496060 .2486814 11.5 .4105
Postseason Pitching Stats
2008CHC00 9.00100000 1.02110000
2016SF01 18.00110000 2.06440011
Total 01 15.00210000 3.08550011
Minor League Pitching Stats
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
Latest Jeff Samardzija Video

Player Info

Merrillville, IN
San Francisco Giants
Notre Dame
MLB Experience: