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Birth Date9-2-1982
Height6' 6"
Weight225 lbs
Age36 years, 2 months, 18 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2.12014
3.02015
1.52016
0.02017
-1.42018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2006 TBA MLB 9 9 44.0 0 6 0 61 21 32 7 .261 109 12.5 4.3 1.4 6.5 43% .367 .302 1.86 5.30 7.77 108 6.59 134.2 -0.4
2007 TBA MLB 24 14 85.0 3 5 0 100 40 64 12 .275 102 10.6 4.2 1.3 6.8 41% .331 .286 1.65 5.11 6.14 113 6.77 140.0 -1.0
2008 TBA MLB 40 5 78.3 4 4 2 83 35 44 11 .262 104 9.5 4.0 1.3 5.1 47% .283 .269 1.51 5.27 4.60 109 5.06 108.0 0.3
2009 COL MLB 34 30 176.7 10 8 0 203 42 133 17 .259 102 10.3 2.1 0.9 6.8 48% .326 .264 1.39 3.66 4.33 89 4.41 94.6 2.3
2010 COL MLB 30 30 177.7 10 9 0 201 47 141 18 .265 102 10.2 2.4 0.9 7.1 48% .328 .266 1.40 3.72 4.81 92 4.12 93.1 2.4
2011 COL MLB 32 27 170.3 7 13 1 175 68 94 21 .260 111 9.2 3.6 1.1 5.0 46% .280 .267 1.43 4.79 4.76 117 5.48 127.3 -0.9
2012 BAL MLB 20 20 118.0 8 6 0 104 42 113 9 .265 105 7.9 3.2 0.7 8.6 54% .291 .230 1.24 3.23 3.43 92 3.65 83.6 2.1
2013 BAL MLB 26 23 139.3 7 8 1 155 48 96 22 .266 98 10.0 3.1 1.4 6.2 42% .304 .297 1.46 4.95 4.97 119 6.24 149.5 -2.2
2014 CHN 0 17 17 108.7 8 5 0 88 23 104 10 .259 98 7.3 1.9 0.8 8.6 41% .272 .229 1.02 3.15 2.98 90 3.19 78.2 2.2
2014 OAK 0 13 12 67.7 2 6 0 66 21 54 13 .266 94 8.8 2.8 1.7 7.2 38% .272 .288 1.29 5.12 4.26 113 4.97 122.0 -0.1
2015 CHN MLB 31 31 170.7 10 7 0 158 40 172 23 .256 98 8.3 2.1 1.2 9.1 41% .288 .263 1.16 3.70 3.74 96 3.60 84.1 3.0
2016 CHN MLB 30 30 166.7 15 10 0 148 53 144 25 .265 92 8.0 2.9 1.4 7.8 44% .267 .263 1.21 4.52 3.83 107 4.58 101.3 1.5
2017 KCA MLB 32 32 180.3 8 13 0 209 48 145 26 .264 103 10.4 2.4 1.3 7.2 38% .318 .276 1.43 4.34 5.29 109 5.57 118.6 0.0
2018 KCA MLB 39 18 127.0 4 14 0 168 39 92 18 .267 101 11.9 2.8 1.3 6.5 38% .349 .310 1.63 4.58 6.02 111 6.22 139.0 -1.4
2014 TOT MLB 30 29 176.3 10 11 0 154 44 158 23 .262 97 7.9 2.2 1.2 8.1 40% .272 .253 1.12 3.91 3.47 99 3.87 95.0 2.1
CareerMLB3772981810.396114419195671428232.2631019.52.81.27.144%.305.2711.374.264.621044.89109.97.8

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2002 HUD A- 13 10 51.7 1 5 1 71 14 38 0 .000 12.4 2.4 0.0 6.6 0% .376 .000 1.64 2.94 5.22 0 0.00 0.0
2002 PRI Rk 2 0 5.3 0 0 1 7 0 5 0 .000 11.9 0.0 0.0 8.5 0% .412 .000 1.32 1.76 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2003 CSC A 14 12 76.7 6 2 0 70 27 50 2 .000 8.2 3.2 0.2 5.9 0% .285 .000 1.26 3.32 3.40 0 0.00 0.0
2004 CSC A 18 18 94.7 4 7 0 94 27 88 7 .000 8.9 2.6 0.7 8.4 0% .309 .000 1.28 3.50 3.23 0 0.00 0.0
2004 BAK A+ 11 11 71.3 6 2 0 52 20 65 4 .000 6.6 2.5 0.5 8.2 0% .262 .000 1.01 3.63 1.89 0 0.00 0.0
2005 MNT AA 12 12 81.3 8 2 0 70 19 76 5 .270 33 7.7 2.1 0.6 8.4 44% .295 .204 1.09 3.05 2.66 0 0.00 0.0
2005 DUR AAA 10 10 54.7 3 2 0 57 27 48 8 .248 53 9.4 4.4 1.3 7.9 45% .304 .280 1.54 4.99 4.11 0 0.00 0.0
2006 TBA MLB 9 9 44.0 0 6 0 61 21 32 7 .261 109 12.5 4.3 1.4 6.5 43% .367 .302 1.86 5.30 7.77 108 6.59 134.2
2006 DUR AAA 24 24 127.1 5 9 0 133 36 117 11 .261 94 9.4 2.5 0.8 8.3 47% .325 .266 1.33 3.37 4.25 0 0.00 0.0
2007 TBA MLB 24 14 85.0 3 5 0 100 40 64 12 .275 102 10.6 4.2 1.3 6.8 41% .331 .286 1.65 5.11 6.14 113 6.77 140.0
2007 DUR AAA 13 13 76.3 4 5 0 61 28 75 3 .260 88 7.2 3.3 0.4 8.8 45% .296 .214 1.17 2.97 3.42 0 0.00 0.0
2008 TBA MLB 40 5 78.3 4 4 2 83 35 44 11 .262 104 9.5 4.0 1.3 5.1 47% .283 .269 1.51 5.27 4.60 109 5.06 108.0
2009 COL MLB 34 30 176.7 10 8 0 203 42 133 17 .259 102 10.3 2.1 0.9 6.8 48% .326 .264 1.39 3.66 4.33 89 4.41 94.6
2010 COL MLB 30 30 177.7 10 9 0 201 47 141 18 .265 102 10.2 2.4 0.9 7.1 48% .328 .266 1.40 3.72 4.81 92 4.12 93.1
2010 CSP AAA 1 1 7.0 1 0 0 9 1 6 1 .279 82 11.6 1.3 1.3 7.7 55% .381 .293 1.43 4.15 5.14 0 0.00 0.0
2011 COL MLB 32 27 170.3 7 13 1 175 68 94 21 .260 111 9.2 3.6 1.1 5.0 46% .280 .267 1.43 4.79 4.76 117 5.48 127.3
2012 BAL MLB 20 20 118.0 8 6 0 104 42 113 9 .265 105 7.9 3.2 0.7 8.6 54% .291 .230 1.24 3.23 3.43 92 3.65 83.6
2012 FRD A+ 1 1 5.0 1 0 0 3 1 7 0 .204 103 5.4 1.8 0.0 12.6 75% .250 .180 0.80 1.18 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2013 BAL MLB 26 23 139.3 7 8 1 155 48 96 22 .266 98 10.0 3.1 1.4 6.2 42% .304 .297 1.46 4.95 4.97 119 6.24 149.5
2013 ABE A- 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 .287 99 6.8 2.2 0.0 4.5 62% .231 .186 1.00 2.84 2.25 0 0.00 0.0
2013 BOW AA 1 1 2.7 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 .270 106 10.1 0.0 0.0 10.1 75% .375 .275 1.12 3.31 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2014 CHN MLB 17 17 108.7 8 5 0 88 23 104 10 .259 98 7.3 1.9 0.8 8.6 41% .272 .229 1.02 3.15 2.98 90 3.19 78.2
2014 OAK MLB 13 12 67.7 2 6 0 66 21 54 13 .266 94 8.8 2.8 1.7 7.2 38% .272 .288 1.29 5.12 4.26 113 4.97 122.0
2015 CHN MLB 31 31 170.7 10 7 0 158 40 172 23 .256 98 8.3 2.1 1.2 9.1 41% .288 .263 1.16 3.70 3.74 96 3.60 84.1
2016 CHN MLB 30 30 166.7 15 10 0 148 53 144 25 .265 92 8.0 2.9 1.4 7.8 44% .267 .263 1.21 4.52 3.83 107 4.58 101.3
2017 KCA MLB 32 32 180.3 8 13 0 209 48 145 26 .264 103 10.4 2.4 1.3 7.2 38% .318 .276 1.43 4.34 5.29 109 5.57 118.6
2018 KCA MLB 39 18 127.0 4 14 0 168 39 92 18 .267 101 11.9 2.8 1.3 6.5 38% .349 .310 1.63 4.58 6.02 111 6.22 139.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 1167 0.4850 0.4653 0.8324 0.6449 0.2962 0.9123 0.6685 0.1676
2009 2729 0.4929 0.4749 0.7855 0.6238 0.3302 0.8856 0.6018 0.2145
2010 2824 0.5305 0.4522 0.8246 0.5935 0.2926 0.8920 0.6701 0.1754
2011 2692 0.5111 0.4510 0.8353 0.6192 0.2751 0.8979 0.6878 0.1647
2012 1910 0.4953 0.4398 0.7440 0.5962 0.2863 0.8369 0.5543 0.2560
2013 2294 0.5031 0.4608 0.8155 0.6334 0.2860 0.8933 0.6411 0.1845
2014 2768 0.4881 0.4462 0.7700 0.6203 0.2802 0.8687 0.5617 0.2300
2015 2668 0.4903 0.4738 0.7476 0.6376 0.3162 0.8417 0.5651 0.2524
2016 2622 0.4794 0.4569 0.7604 0.6197 0.3070 0.8678 0.5609 0.2396
2017 3007 0.4895 0.4772 0.7826 0.6474 0.3140 0.8825 0.5851 0.2174
2018 2069 0.4925 0.4862 0.7913 0.6457 0.3314 0.8860 0.6121 0.2087
Career267500.49690.46230.78860.62490.30170.87770.60770.2114

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-07-29 2013-09-05 15-DL 38 32 Right Elbow Strain Flexor Mass - -
2013-06-15 2013-06-21 DTD 6 5 - General Medical Illness - -
2012-09-12 2012-10-07 DTD 25 21 Right Knee Soreness - -
2012-07-14 2012-09-06 15-DL 54 50 Right Knee Surgery Loose Bodies 2012-07-16 -
2012-05-20 2012-05-25 DTD 5 4 Right Knee Cartilage Injury Loose Bodies -
2012-05-06 2012-05-14 DTD 8 8 Right Knee Soreness - -
2011-06-11 2011-06-11 DTD 0 0 Low Back Tightness -
2011-05-10 2011-05-10 DTD 0 0 Left Lower Leg Contusion Batted Ball Off Shin -
2010-09-20 2010-09-20 DTD 0 0 Right Arm Fatigue -
2010-05-21 2010-05-21 DTD 0 0 Right Groin Soreness -
2010-04-27 2010-05-15 15-DL 18 14 Right Groin Strain -
2007-08-02 2007-08-07 DTD 5 4 Right Shoulder Inflammation Biceps Tendinitis -
2003-07-25 2003-09-05 Minors 42 0 - Wrist Fracture - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 KCA $9,000,000
2017 KCA $5,000,000
2016 CHN $9,000,000
2015 CHN $9,000,000
2014 CHN $6,000,000
2013 BAL $6,750,000
2012 BAL $4,750,000
2011 COL $3,000,000
2010 COL $1,900,000
2009 COL $422,200
2008 TBA $396,300
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$46,218,500
2018Current$9,000,000
11 yrPvs + Cur$55,218,500
11 yrTotal$55,218,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
11 y 153 dACES2019

Details
  • 2 years/$16M (2017-18), plus 2019 option. Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 2/8/17. 17:$5M, 18:$9M, 19:$12M mutual option ($2M buyout). Annual performance bonus: $0.25M for 200 innings. Kansas City declined 2019 option 10/30/18.
  • 2 years/$20M (2015-16), plus 2017 option. Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/12/14. 15:$9M, 16:$9M, 17:$12M club option ($2M buyout). May void 2017 option based on 2016 performance. Chicago Cubs declined 2017 option 11/16.
  • 1 year/$6M (2014). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/31/14. May earn additional $1M in performance bonuses. Acquired by Oakland in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/4/14.
  • 1 year/$6.75M (2013). Re-signed by Baltimore 2/8/13 (avoided arbitration, $8.25M-$5.7M). Performance bonuses: $0.1M for 25 games started. $0.1M each for 175, 190 innings pitched.
  • 2 years/$7.75M (2011-12). Re-signed by Colorado 1/24/11 (avoided arbitration, $3.7M-$3.1M). 11:$3M, 12:$4.75M. Acquired by Baltimore in trade from Colorado 2/6/12.
  • 1 year/$1.9M (2010). Re-signed by Colorado 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.4222M (2009). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/25/09. Acquired by Colorado in trade from Tampa Bay 4/5/09.
  • 1 year/$0.3963M (2008). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/07.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased by Tampa Bay 11/04. Re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/05 (minor-league contract).
  • Drafted by Tampa Bay 2002 (10-284) (Treasure Valley CC, Ore.).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .243 .326 .431 .280
11 vs R (Multi) .243 .284 .411 .249
18 Split (Multi) .000 .043 .020 .031
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .239 .342 .455 .292
31 vs R (2016) .238 .279 .400 .241
38 Split (2016) .001 .063 .055 .051
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-02-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)So where does Jason Hammel land?
(Buddy from Peoria, IL)
Good question. You'd think a contender would want him, and there are plenty that need pitching, but I wouldn't be surprised if Hammel bets on himself and signs a pricy one-year deal with an eye toward being traded and trying again next year. I think he has a lot left in the tank, despite the declined option, and while he probably shouldn't *need* a prove-it year, he might opt for one. (Trevor Strunk)
2017-02-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)what do you think of the future and present quality of Jerad Eickhoff?
(caseyj15 from Medford, OR)
He's good -- kind of like Gsellman in a lot of ways. Decent-not-great strikeout potential and solid walk rate. Gets too much on the plate here and there and is punished for it, but will probably keep a mid-to-high 3's ERA for most years. Much better than the Phillies were expecting when they traded for him, I'm sure, but not an ace despite what anyone tells you: he's like a Matt Harrison when he's healthy or, hell, a Jason Hammel. (Trevor Strunk)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Love these chats Mike. Slipping in the standings due to some pretty bad pitching lately (Hamels, Teheran, Fister, Shields to name a few). Have some speed to offer in a trade (Hamilton, Gordon). Who are some pitchers you might target to lower my WHIP & ERA while maybe grabbing some wins?
(Dan from 6th Place)
With B-Ham struggling everywhere but speed and Gordon hurt, it's going to be tough to set a market price on either one. It seems like you can try to push for a guy in the second tier like Jason Hammel or AJ Burnett (I'm assuming NL only based on your question?) (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Rank these Theo Epstein trade fleecings: 1. Rangers - 2 trades (recevied Hendricks, Villanueva, Edwards, Grimm, Ramirez, and Olt for Dempster and Garza rentals (resulted in 0 WS)). 2. Orioles (received Jake Arrieta, Pedro Strop, and international bonus money for Scott Feldman and Steve Clevenger. 3. A's (received Addison Russell (!), Billy McKinney, and Dan Straily for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel (who promptly returned to Cubs in FA)). Also, are you still a little in shock that Billy Beane traded Addison Russell?
(Mark from Bleacher Nation)
That's a fun question.

The Arrieta trade, the Russell trade, and the Rangers trade. I was not in shock about it (nothing Beane does is on the shock level) but I was very surprised. (Mike Gianella)
2014-12-18 15:00:00 (link to chat)If you were in a dynasty points league and needed an SP, who is an undervalued veteran arm that you'd go hard after?
(Sean from Los Angeles)
I think Jason Hammel is gonna be pretty good back with the Cubs. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-11-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)If the Cubs miss out on Lester, which is a decent possibility, which two of the "2nd tier" guys make the most sense for them, balancing reliability with upside?
(Matt from Chicago)
If they do miss out on Lester, there are quite a few pitchers that could help solidify a spot in the rotation. I would look into Brandon McCarthy or Jason Hammel. They are not impact arms, but valuable backend guys that can provide needs for a young club in desperation of innings. As we have seen just this past season, they have the potential to provide more value than what they were signed for. Ryan Parker and I have you covered on scouting reports for the two:

McCarthy: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=25005
Hammel: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=24985 (Tucker Blair)
2014-10-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of value would Dan Vogelbach hold in a trade to an American League team? Could he be a primary piece for an average or better everyday player or starting pitcher?
(Bud from AZ)
He has more value to an AL team than to the Cubs. Even if he improves his defense, he's not going to unseat Rizzo, who seems firmly entrenched now. He probably wouldn't get too much right now just by himself, but if he has some success in Double-A, he could really increase his value. It's awfully tough to be more than a 3 win player as a DH, but he could get to that point. If they wanted to re-acquire a guy like Jason Hammel, Vogelbach might get it done straight up if he has a good season this year. (Jeff Moore)
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)How do you feel about Jason Hammel's prospects RoS? Who do you prefer most out of Gee, Hammel and McCarthy?
(Guy with ALL the Cubs from First Place)
I think he's going to turn in solid performances ROS, I prefer McCarthy honestly if they're letting him use his cutter. He's learned how to pitch. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)In a 5x5 roto league, what is the best strategy for moving up the ladder in WHIP?
(Zeus from Greece)
In a simple sense, it's about acquiring better pitchers. If you're not able to acquire much via the trade market, though, you're wise to look at the reliever market and claim guys who pitch often and limit baserunners. Essentially, the second-tier relievers that everyone largely ignores because they don't accumulate saves. If you can, sacrifice those high-strikeout guys who have lofty WHIPs and acquire someone less exciting like Doug Fister, Tim Hudson, Jason Hammel, etc. The guys that people overlook because of the low Ks. (J.P. Breen)
2014-04-04 12:00:00 (link to chat)Jason Hammel is ___ starts away from being dealt for decent-to-good prospects?
(jlarsen from Inside the mind of Busey)
15-20 (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-02-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Mike, Your thoughts on Jason Hammel becoming the ace that the O's really need or is he just a #2/#3 starter ? Hard for me to tell with all his years in Colorado. Your thoughts ?
(Ernie from Baltimore)
I think Hammel's solid but I wouldn't call him an ace. He seems more to me like a mid-tier starter. Colorado definitely masked some of his value and I think Hammel can be a bottom end guy in a standard mixer. But I don't see him going further than that. (Mike Gianella)
2013-02-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)Looking for some late round starting pitching. Could you list 3-5 pitchers which fall outside the top 75 who could make the biggest jump this year.
(The Piranha from Arlington, VA)
Repeating Erasmo Ramirez, Hyun Kin Ryu, Clay Buchholz, Jason Hammel, and Alex Cobb. All 5 are out of the top 75 in the PFM right now (Jason Collette)
2011-01-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Jason Hammel kind of like a poor-man's Nolasco? good secondary stats but poor ERA? or is this as good as he gets?
(D Brown from Pittsburgh)
I think he spends a lot of time in the strike zone because he chooses to, not because he has great stuff and can get away with it. Leaves him susceptible to high BABIP and hit rates, and will probably keep him from having an ERA that matches up with his adjusted ones often. (Marc Normandin)
2009-10-07 14:30:00 (link to chat)How much does it hurt the Rockies to not have De la Rosa available in the NLDS? The Phils had trouble this season with lefties...
(Teraxx from Phoenix)
It's a blow for sure, because he's been on a roll, he misses tons of bats, and he manhandles lefties. The dropoff from him to Jason Hammel may be enough to turn the series, not that I've had much chance to analyze that series at all. The last three days are a blur for me. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-08-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)But don't you want a home-heavy second half? I know it might chew up your arms a bit, but home field advantage is still pretty huge, innit?
(Ari Collins from Boston)
Traditionally, yes, but winning at home hasn't been a stumbling block to Rockies' success. So much of their early success this season is from their having gotten extraordinary work out of Jason Marquis and Jason Hammel; Hammel's lost steam, but Jorge De La Rosa's rattled off six straight quality starts (getting back up off the floor typing that), and Marquis has a six-pack of his own in his last half-dozen starts. If Marquis doesn't wilt, not only will he have people wondering if putting him in the ASG wasn't earned after all, it'll put the Rockies into October. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-02-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)OK, Joe: if the Rays shouldn't go to a 6-man rotation, what would you do to clear up the logjam of starting pitching talent? I realize pitching depth is a good thing to have, but both Niemann and Hammel are out of options.
(Andrew from Baltimore)
I'm pretty sure the answer is "not give a rip about Jason Hammel." He's just a guy. (Joe Sheehan)


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