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29 Jeff Samardzija SP

San Francisco Giants

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
44%28%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
105.17-703.938929
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018SF156.251010000044.2473231622630
2019SF773.9319170000105.19553461652989

Player Updates

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.

June 22, 2019 08:48 AM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Carried to win by offense
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Samardzija (4-6) picked up the win Friday, giving up five runs on nine hits and a walk over six innings while striking out five in an 11-5 victory over the Diamondbacks.

The Giants racked up six runs in the first three innings, giving Samardzija just enough cushion to withstand a four-run Arizona rally in the fourth and still come away with the win. The right-hander will carry a 4.23 ERA and 66:24 K:BB through 78.2 innings into his next start Wednesday, at home against the Rockies.

June 17, 2019 12:00 AM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Hit often in loss to Brewers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Samardzija (3-6) allowed four runs on nine hits and two walks across five innings while taking the loss Sunday against the Brewers. He struck out five.

Samardzija allowed a steady stream of baserunners throughout the contest and was scored upon in four different innings. He generated seven groundball outs to help his cause, but he still needed 114 pitches to battle through five frames. Samardzija has an uninspiring 5.76 ERA over his last four outings and will face a tough task in his next start on the road against the D-backs.

June 10, 2019 12:04 PM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Falls to 3-5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Samardzija (3-5) gave up three runs on seven hits while walking two and striking out five over 5.1 innings and taking the loss against the Dodgers on Saturday.

Samardzija pitched fairly well considering the difficult matchup; the Dodgers rank first in wRC+ and second in slugging percentage against right-handed pitchers. The 34-year-old was able to maintain an aggressive approach (68 of 101 pitches for strikes) without grooving too many pitches over the heart of the plate (three extra-base hits, none of which were homers). The righty hit a rough patch in May (5.55 ERA) but has looked like prime Shark through two starts in June (3.18 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 5.5 K/BB). With two off days this upcoming week, Samardzija could pitch next as early as Friday against the Brewers, who present yet another risky matchup for righties. At least he'll work at his pitcher-friendly home of Oracle Park.

June 3, 2019 12:08 PM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Whiffs six in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Samardzija (3-4) allowed one earned run on three hits and no walks while striking out six across six innings to earn the win Sunday against the Orioles.

Samardzija handled the Orioles, with his only earned run coming on a solo homer by Trey Mancini. He still wasn't particularly deceptive, generating only 11 swinging strikes on 110 pitches. However, he controlled his pitches well, starting 13 of the 21 batters he faced with a strike and finding the zone with 77 of his 110 pitches. It was a nice bounce-back effort for Samardzija, as he squandered a start at Miami by allowing five earned runs in his previous outing. He'll look to build on Sunday's victory in his next scheduled start, currently penciled in at home Friday against the Dodgers.

May 29, 2019 01:48 PM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Yields five in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Samardzija (2-4) allowed five runs on eight hits with four strikeouts and a walk across four innings while taking a loss against the Marlins on Tuesday.

The eight hits allowed were a season high for Samardzija, who is still only permitting opponents to bat .237 against him. Homers have been Samardzija's bigger issue this year, but he actually kept the ball in the yard Tuesday. Still, he suffered his third straight loss. Samardzija is 2-4 with a 3.83 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 45 strikeouts in 56.1 innings this season. He is scheduled to take the hill again against the Orioles on Sunday.

May 23, 2019 04:32 PM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Strikes out seven in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Samardzija (2-3) took the loss Wednesday against the Braves, allowing six runs (all unearned) on four hits and two walks while fanning seven through six innings of work.

It was first time in his last seven starts that Samardzija managed to complete six innings, but it sure wasn't pretty. The 34-year-old surrendered the lead for good after a messy second inning that started by hitting Austin Riley with a pitch. With one out, Samardzija's own throwing error prevented a double play as Ozzie Albies took first. Speedy Braves starter Max Fried took advantage and scored the first run of the game with a force-out RBI. Trouble continued when Ronald Acuna Jr. struck out but still reached on Samardzija's wild pitch. The ultimate damage came from back-to-back home runs by Dansby Swanson and Freddie Freeman to give the Braves a 6-0 lead. The veteran righty now holds a 3.27 ERA and 1.17 WHIP and will look to get back into the win column against the Marlin on Tuesday.

May 18, 2019 02:16 AM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Charged with loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Samardzija (2-2) took the loss Friday against the Diamondbacks after allowing three runs on five hits and three walks without registering a strikeout through 5.1 innings of work.

Samardzija, who has notoriously struggled through the first inning this season, allowed just one run via a solo shot to David Peralta through five frames before the Diamondbacks finally got to him in the sixth. It was the first time in 101 career starts that Samardzija did not record a strikeout. The right-hander now holds a 3.69 ERA and 1.19 WHIP through nine appearances. He'll look to earn his first win in nearly a month against the Braves his next time out.

May 13, 2019 11:12 AM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Brief outing Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Samardzija did not factor into the decision in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Reds after giving up three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out five over four innings.

Samardzija's day was cut short when his turn came up in the batting order in a 3-3 game with a runner on third and less than two outs. The 34-year-old didn't make the pinch-hit decision tough for his manager, as he was already at 86 pitches (54 strikes) through four frames. The righty has been roughed up for four homers over his last two starts (both coming against the Reds), causing his HR/9 to nearly double from 0.8 to its current mark of 1.5. The Shark will carry a solid 3.51 ERA and 1.15 WHIP into a road matchup against the Diamondbacks next Friday.

May 6, 2019 01:12 AM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Cursed by long ball
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Samardzija allowed four runs on five hits across five innings during Sunday's win over the Reds. He gave up three home runs while striking out four batters in the no-decision.

All four runs came in the first inning, when Samardzija gave up a homer to Eugenio Suarez, Jesse Winker and Derek Dietrich on three consecutive pitches. Prior to Sunday's outing, the 34-year-old had allowed just three big flies in 32 innings on the year. On the bright side, he retired the final 12 batters he faced after the first inning, and his offense helped him avoid the loss. He'll look for better results when hosting the Reds on Friday.

April 30, 2019 01:12 AM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Throws five scoreless
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Samardzija didn't factor into the decision against the Dodgers on Monday, giving up two hits and no runs over five innings in the Giants' 3-2 victory. He struck out one and walked one.

Samadzija put up a good line despite only one strikeout, but he settled for a no-decision as the game was scoreless when he exited after throwing 79 pitches. He's provided solid ratios to this point in the season, as the veteran right-hander now has a 2.53 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP over 32 innings.

April 24, 2019 01:48 AM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Grabs second win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Samardzija (2-1) earned the win against the Blue Jays on Tuesday by allowing two runs on five hits over 5.1 innings. He struck out four and walked one.

Samardzija was unable to secure a quality start as he was pulled one out into the sixth inning after giving up a solo home run, a single and a walk. The 34-year-old has a 3.00 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 24:9 K:BB across 27 innings and lines up to face the Dodgers on Monday.

April 18, 2019 12:20 AM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Hit hard by Nats
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Samardzija (1-1) took the loss Wednesday, giving up four runs on five hits and two walks over five innings while striking out seven in a 9-6 loss to the Nationals.

Two of the hits left the yard, as Howie Kendrick and Juan Soto each took the right-hander deep in the first inning, but he was able to settle down after that and keep the Giants in the game. Samardzija will still take a 2.91 ERA and 20:8 K:BB through 21.2 innings into his next start Tuesday in Toronto.

April 12, 2019 01:08 AM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Dominates Padres
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Samardzija (1-0) picked up the win against the Rockies on Thursday, giving up just three hits and no earned runs over seven strong innings, striking out seven and walking one as the Giants won 1-0.

Samardzija spun a gem in this one, shutting out the Padres and recording his first win of the season despite receiving just one run of support. The veteran is off to a great start, as he's now sporting a 1.62 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP through 16.2 innings. He's slated to take the hill next against the Nationals on Wednesday.

April 6, 2019 08:52 PM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Strikes out four in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Samardzija gave up three earned runs over 4.2 innings in a no-decision against Tampa Bay on Saturday, allowing six hits and one walk while striking out four.

Samardzija gave up only one run through the first four innings but ran into trouble in the fifth on three singles and a sacrifice fly. The 34-year-old has struck out six and walked five over 9.2 innings this season and holds a 2.79 ERA going into his next start Thursday at home versus Colorado.

April 1, 2019 02:00 PM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Mixed results in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Samardzija yielded one unearned run in five innings of work during Sunday's 3-1 loss to San Diego. He gave up three hits and four walks while striking out two.

Overall, Samardzija is lucky he allowed just one unearned run despite putting seven batters on base. Fortunately, he escaped a bases-loaded jam during the second frame before allowing the lone run in his fifth and final inning. The 34-year-old righty will take on the Rays next weekend.

March 21, 2019 07:12 PM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Season debut coming into focus
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Samardzija's first start of the season has "a very good chance" of being April 1, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

That would set Samardzija up to debut at Dodger Stadium in the Giants' fifth game of the season. The right-hander made his longest start of the spring Thursday, throwing 5.1 innings and allowing two eared runs on seven hits and a walk. He struck out four.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Colorado 18.221 3.380422
vs LHB 50.200 4.9702046
vs RHB 54.200 2.960943
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
6/8LAD0105.17325
6/16MIL0105.09425
6/21@ARI1006.09515
6/26COL0105.03526
7/1@SD1008.05226
7/7STL1007.04002
7/15@COL1006.24219
Two Week Schedule
JULY
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
14
@MIL
W8-3
15
@COL
W19-2
W2-1
16
@COL
W8-4
17
@COL
3:10 pm
18
NYM
9:45 pm
19
NYM
10:15 pm
20
NYM
4:05 pm
21
NYM
4:05 pm
22
CHC
9:45 pm
23
CHC
9:45 pm
24
CHC
3:45 pm
25
26
@SD
10:10 pm
27
@SD
8:40 pm
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
15

30

2

17

20

3

0
12

22

0
-3

11

3

55

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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
2015CHW1113 4.9632322200 214.0228122118291249163
2016SF1211 3.8132321000 203.1190888624154167
2017SF915 4.4232321100 207.220410710230632205
2018SF15 6.2510100000 44.2473231622630
2019SF77 3.9319190000 105.19553461652989
Total 7699 4.1534722494161552.21477774716186574671392
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
2015CHW32201000100 .500 .500 .500
2016SF34644100912800 .164 .234 .156
2017SF3564361202500 .094 .172 .094
2018SF101001000600 .100 .100 .100
2019SF1928130101800 .107 .143 .107
Total 3553281641322714200 .144 .192 .125
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2008CHCP260734001.000
2009CHCP20294410 .889
2010CHCP73321001.000
2011CHCP7501521211 .933
2012CHCP282840132521 .950
2013CHCP333342231632 .929
2014CHC-OAKP333343182232 .930
2015CHWP323221714021.000
2016SFP32322671811 .962
2017SFP323245123211 .978
2018SFP1010633001.000
2019SFP1919136610 .923
Total  3472242701001571310 .952
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
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
2019SF499126 0.83101003 .236443 11.0 .4190
Total 2515921531 1.11127466058 .2506517 11.6 .4115
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2008CHC00 9.00100000 1.02110000
2016SF01 18.00110000 2.06440011
Total 01 15.00210000 3.08550011
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:
6-5/240
Birthdate:
1/23/1985
Age:
34
Hometown:
Merrillville, IN
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
San Francisco Giants
College:
Notre Dame
MLB Experience:
12