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Jason Hammel
ERA W-L K
3.21 13-7 116
Team: Chi CubsHt / Wt: 6-6 / 225 NFBC ADP: 230.03
Position: SPBorn: 9/2/1982 Birthplace: Greenville, South Carolina
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 10th Round by Devil Rays (2002)


Latest News
Aug. 22 9:11 AM PT10:11 AM MT11:11 AM CT12:11 PM ET12:11 ET16:11 GMT0:11 9:11 AM MST11:11 AM EST11:41 AM VEN20:11 UAE11:11 AM CT-Hammel's six-start winning streak came to a crashing end Sunday in Colorado, where the former Rockie was battered for 10 runs - six earned - and 10 hits over 3 1/3 innings.
Analysis: Hammel had been on a sensational run leading up to Sunday's debacle, yielding a mere four runs and 22 hits through 38 innings in his first six outings after the All-Star break. The right-hander will work in a more pitcher-friendly environment when he next takes the mound Friday at Dodger Stadium.
Aug. 17 10:43 AM PT11:43 AM MT12:43 PM CT1:43 PM ET13:43 ET17:43 GMT1:43 10:43 AM MST12:43 PM EST1:13 PM VEN21:43 UAE12:43 PM CT-Hammel allowed two hits over seven scoreless innings in the Cubs' 4-1 win over the Brewers on Tuesday night to sweep a doubleheader.
Analysis: Hammel has won a career-best six straight starts, posting a 0.95 ERA with 34 strikeouts over 38 innings and has permitted two runs or less in eight of his last nine outings. He'll make his next start Sunday at Colorado.
Aug. 11 1:22 PM PT2:22 PM MT3:22 PM CT4:22 PM ET16:22 ET20:22 GMT4:22 1:22 PM MST3:22 PM EST3:52 PM VEN0:22 UAE (+1)3:22 PM CT-Hammel won his career-best fifth straight start, pitching four-hit ball over seven scoreless innings, and Chicago beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-1 on Wednesday night for their season-high ninth straight win.
Analysis: Since being tagged for 10 runs in four innings against the Mets on July 1, Hammel is 5-0 with a 1.50 ERA in his last six starts. His next outing comes Tuesday afternoon against the Brewers, a team he limited to two runs in a 5-2 win July 22.
Aug. 3 8:12 AM PT9:12 AM MT10:12 AM CT11:12 AM ET11:12 ET15:12 GMT23:12 8:12 AM MST10:12 AM EST10:42 AM VEN19:12 UAE10:12 AM CT-Hammel has been reinstated from the bereavement/family medical emergency list. The right-hander is scheduled to start Wednesday against the Angels.
Analysis: Hammel had been away from the team for nearly a week due to a death in the family. He last pitched on Aug. 2, tossing six scoreless innings against Miami to pick up his career-high 11th win.
Aug. 2 8:52 PM PT9:52 PM MT10:52 PM CT11:52 PM ET23:52 ET3:52 GMT11:52 8:52 PM MST10:52 PM EST11:22 PM VEN7:52 UAE (+1)10:52 PM CT-Hammel picked up a career-high 11th win Tuesday, beating the Marlins 3-2. The right-hander allowed four hits over six scoreless innings.
Analysis: Hammel has posted a 1.50 ERA while winning four consecutive starts.
July 28 7:40 AM PT8:40 AM MT9:40 AM CT10:40 AM ET10:40 ET14:40 GMT22:40 7:40 AM MST9:40 AM EST10:10 AM VEN18:40 UAE9:40 AM CT-Hammel won his third straight start Wednesday and tied his career high with his 10th victory. The right-hander allowed one run and five hits while striking out seven in seven innings against the White Sox.
Analysis: Hammel has a 2.35 ERA in his last four starts, striking out 24 over 23 innings.
July 22 8:43 PM PT9:43 PM MT10:43 PM CT11:43 PM ET23:43 ET3:43 GMT11:43 8:43 PM MST10:43 PM EST11:13 PM VEN7:43 UAE (+1)10:43 PM CT-Hammel (9-5) allowed four hits and two runs over five-plus innings for his second victory since the All-Star break for NL Central-leading Chicago in Friday's win over the Brew Crew.
Analysis: Hammel is 2-0 with a 2.81 ERA in his last three starts, however, he's not completed more than six innings in any of those outings.
July 16 2:36 PM PT3:36 PM MT4:36 PM CT5:36 PM ET17:36 ET21:36 GMT5:36 2:36 PM MST4:36 PM EST5:06 PM VEN1:36 UAE (+1)4:36 PM CT-Hammel earned his first win since June 4 when he allowed a run in six innings of Saturday's 3-1 victory over Texas.
Analysis: The victory also snapped a six-game Chicago losing streak in games started by Hammel.
July 7 8:33 PM PT9:33 PM MT10:33 PM CT11:33 PM ET23:33 ET3:33 GMT11:33 8:33 PM MST10:33 PM EST11:03 PM VEN7:33 UAE (+1)10:33 PM CT-Hammel exited Thursday's start against Atlanta in the sixth inning due to a cramp in his right hand.
Analysis: Hammel gave up a two-run homer to Nick Markakis in the first inning but had retired 11 straight hitters before walking Gordon Beckham to begin the sixth. He was then replaced by Travis Wood with the Cubs trailing 2-0.
July 2 9:21 PM PT10:21 PM MT11:21 PM CT12:21 AM ET0:21 ET4:21 GMT12:21 9:21 PM MST11:21 PM EST11:51 PM VEN8:21 UAE11:21 PM CT-The Mets rocked Hammel for 10 runs and nine hits - five homers - in four-plus innings of Friday's 10-2 defeat.
Analysis: Hammel is 0-4 with a 6.35 ERA and allowed nine home runs in his last five starts.
June 16 11:50 AM PT12:50 PM MT1:50 PM CT2:50 PM ET14:50 ET18:50 GMT2:50 11:50 AM MST1:50 PM EST2:20 PM VEN22:50 UAE1:50 PM CT-Hammel was dominant against the Nationals on Wednesday despite not getting a win, giving a run and five hits with no walks in seven innings.
Analysis: It was the 10th time in 13 starts that Hammel has yielded no more than two runs. He's winless in a season-high two straight outings despite not issuing a walk in either one.
June 5 10:37 AM PT11:37 AM MT12:37 PM CT1:37 PM ET13:37 ET17:37 GMT1:37 10:37 AM MST12:37 PM EST1:07 PM VEN21:37 UAE12:37 PM CT-Hammel yielded one hit - a two-run homer in the first inning - and struck out six Diamondbacks over seven frames to improve to 7-1.
Analysis: Hammel continues to do stupendous work this season, as he's recorded a 2.14 ERA in 11 starts while holding opposing hitters to a .200 average and allowing just four homers in 63 innings.
May 30 3:41 PM PT4:41 PM MT5:41 PM CT6:41 PM ET18:41 ET22:41 GMT6:41 3:41 PM MST5:41 PM EST6:11 PM VEN2:41 UAE (+1)5:41 PM CT-Hammel left Monday's game after his right hamstring cramped while he warmed up for the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Manager Joe Maddon had heard of no issues with RHP Jason Hammel after he left Monday's game with right hamstring cramping.
Analysis: Hammel had pitched two innings in the scoreless game, giving up one hit and one walk while striking out three. He entered the game 6-1 and ranked fifth in the majors with a 2.17 ERA. He had allowed two or fewer runs in seven of his nine starts.
May 25 11:37 AM PT12:37 PM MT1:37 PM CT2:37 PM ET14:37 ET18:37 GMT2:37 11:37 AM MST1:37 PM EST2:07 PM VEN22:37 UAE1:37 PM CT-Hammel pitched 7 1/3 strong innings and hit a two-run double in a 12-3 rout of St. Louis on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Hammel (6-1, 2.17 ERA) bounced back from his only loss this season by yielding one run. He gave up four in six innings in a 5-3 defeat in Milwaukee on May 19.
May 20 3:11 PM PT4:11 PM MT5:11 PM CT6:11 PM ET18:11 ET22:11 GMT6:11 3:11 PM MST5:11 PM EST5:41 PM VEN2:11 UAE (+1)5:11 PM CT-Hammel suffered his first loss of the season Thursday, a 5-3 defeat in Milwaukee.
Analysis: Hammel (5-1, 2.31 ERA) gave up four runs in six innings after posting a 1.77 ERA in his first seven outings.
May 14 8:44 AM PT9:44 AM MT10:44 AM CT11:44 AM ET11:44 ET15:44 GMT23:44 8:44 AM MST10:44 AM EST11:14 AM VEN19:44 UAE10:44 AM CT-Hammel moved to 5-0 on Friday.
Analysis: Hammel allowed two runs in 6 2-3 innings and felt his fastball command was key as he lowered his ERA to 1.77.
May 3 12:08 PM PT1:08 PM MT2:08 PM CT3:08 PM ET15:08 ET19:08 GMT3:08 12:08 PM MST2:08 PM EST2:38 PM VEN23:08 UAE2:08 PM CT-Hammel's ERA rose to 1.24 after entering the game with a NL-leading 0.75 mark
Analysis: Hammel gave up two runs and five hits in five-plus innings with three strikeouts and one walk. His streak of five straight starts of allowing one run or fewer ended.
Apr. 25 12:15 PM PT1:15 PM MT2:15 PM CT3:15 PM ET15:15 ET19:15 GMT3:15 12:15 PM MST2:15 PM EST2:45 PM VEN23:15 UAE2:15 PM CT-Hammel pitched six sharp innings and the Chicago Cubs routed the Cincinnati Reds 9-0 on Sunday to improve to 14-5 for the first time in 47 years.
Analysis: Hammel looks like a Cy Young candidate with a 0.75 ERA and 3-0 mark with 22 strikeouts.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2006 TB 0 6 0 - 0 9 9 0 44.0 61 38 38 7 21 0 32 1.86 7.77
2007 TB 3 5 0 - 0 24 14 0 85.0 100 58 58 12 40 1 64 1.65 6.14
2008 TB 4 4 2 - 2 40 5 0 78.1 83 45 40 11 35 4 44 1.51 4.60
2009 Col 10 8 0 - 0 34 30 1 176.2 203 94 85 17 42 6 133 1.39 4.33
2010 Col 10 9 0 - 0 30 30 0 177.2 201 97 95 18 47 1 141 1.40 4.81
2011 Col 7 13 1 - 1 32 27 0 170.1 175 100 90 21 68 3 94 1.43 4.76
2012 Bal 8 6 0 - 0 20 20 1 118.0 104 48 45 9 42 2 113 1.24 3.43
2013 Bal 7 8 1 - 1 26 23 0 139.1 155 81 77 22 48 1 96 1.46 4.97
2014 ChC 8 5 0 - 0 17 17 0 108.2 88 36 36 10 23 2 104 1.02 2.98
2014 Oak 2 6 0 - 0 13 12 0 67.2 66 34 32 13 21 0 54 1.29 4.26
2014 Tot 10 11 0 - 0 30 29 0 176.1 154 70 68 23 44 2 158 1.12 3.47
2015 ChC 10 7 0 - 0 31 31 0 170.2 158 79 71 23 40 4 172 1.16 3.74
2016 ChC 13 7 0 - 0 25 25 0 140.0 116 55 50 19 44 0 116 1.14 3.21
Career 82 84 4 - 4 301 243 2 1476.1 1510 765 717 182 471 24 1163 1.34 4.37

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2007 TB 24 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
2009 Col 34 55 1 6 1 0 0 0 2 25 0 0 .109 .140 .127
2010 Col 30 57 3 6 1 0 0 2 1 29 0 0 .105 .121 .123
2011 Col 33 46 3 7 1 0 1 4 1 15 0 0 .152 .170 .239
2012 Bal 20 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2013 Bal 26 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2014 ChC 17 35 2 5 0 0 0 3 1 14 0 0 .143 .167 .143
2014 Oak 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2014 Tot 30 37 2 5 0 0 0 3 1 14 0 0 .135 .158 .135
2015 ChC 32 65 6 11 1 0 0 4 1 18 0 0 .169 .179 .185
2016 ChC 30 56 6 14 3 0 0 7 1 23 0 0 .250 .263 .304
Career 308 324 21 50 8 0 1 21 7 129 0 0 .154 .172 .188

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2009 Col Total 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 3.2 4 4 4 1 3 0 5 9.82
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 3.2 4 4 4 1 3 0 5 9.82
2012 Bal Total 0 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 11.1 8 4 4 0 6 2 11 3.18
    LDS 0 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 11.1 8 4 4 0 6 2 11 3.18
2014 Oak Total 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    WC 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
2015 ChC Total 0 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 4.1 7 7 7 3 5 0 3 14.54
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 3.0 3 2 2 1 3 0 2 6.00
    LCS 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 1.1 4 5 5 2 2 0 1 33.75
Career 0 2 0 - 0 6 5 0 19.1 20 15 15 4 14 2 19 6.98

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2009 Col Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1.000
    LDS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1.000 -
2015 ChC Total 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
    LDS 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
Career 6 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 1143 96 88 92.1 52.62
Curveball 216 79 74 76.7 9.94
Slider 770 88 81 84.9 35.45
Changeup 43 87 82 84.5 1.98

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