Jordan Zimmermann
American baseball pitcher
Jordan Zimmermann
Jordan Zimmermann is a pitcher for the Washington Nationals. He was the Nationals' best prospect going into the 2009 MLB season, according to Baseball America.
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Zimmermann's Health Still an Issue; Tigers' Streak Ends
NYTimes - 7 months
Jordan Zimmermann didn't last long in his return from the disabled list, and it's not clear when he'll be able to pitch again.
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Tigers Beat Rays 9-4 but Zimmermann, Cabrera Hurt
NYTimes - 9 months
Jordan Zimmermann and Miguel Cabrera helped Detroit to a comfortable lead — then they both had to leave with injuries.
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Tigers-Nationals Preview
Fox News - 10 months
Although it's been strange for him to be back at Nationals Park, Detroit Tigers ace Jordan Zimmermann is extremely jacked up to face his old club.
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Angels' Garrett Richards hopes a return to his 2014 form can lead to big payday
LATimes - 12 months
Garrett Richards has entered the stage of his professional career where pitchers often come to terms with teams on long-term contracts. Richards, 27, has recorded a 3.18 earned-run average in 376 innings the last two seasons, statistics similar to those posted by Stephen Strasburg and Jordan Zimmermann...
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Angels' Garrett Richards hopes a return to his 2014 form can lead to big payday
LATimes - 12 months
Garrett Richards has entered the stage of his professional career where pitchers often come to terms with teams on long-term contracts. Richards, 27, has recorded a 3.18 earned-run average in 376 innings the last two seasons, statistics similar to those posted by Stephen Strasburg and Jordan Zimmermann...
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Angels' Garrett Richards hopes a return to his 2014 form can lead to big payday
LATimes - 12 months
Garrett Richards has entered the stage of his professional career where pitchers often come to terms with teams on long-term contracts. Richards, 27, has recorded a 3.18 earned-run average in 376 innings the last two seasons, statistics similar to those posted by Stephen Strasburg and Jordan Zimmermann...
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Angels' Garrett Richards hopes a return to his 2014 form can lead to big payday
LATimes - 12 months
Garrett Richards has entered the stage of his professional career where pitchers often come to terms with teams on long-term contracts. Richards, 27, has recorded a 3.18 earned-run average in 376 innings the last two seasons, statistics similar to those posted by Stephen Strasburg and Jordan Zimmermann...
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Timeline
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    TWENTIES
  • 2015
    Age 28
    On November 30, 2015, the Detroit Tigers signed Zimmermann to a five-year, $110 million contract.
    More Details Hide Details Zimmermann was named the American League Pitcher of the Month for April. During the month of April, Zimmermann allowed just two earned runs in 33 innings pitched, for a .55 ERA. He was 5–0, becoming the sixth pitcher to finish April with five-plus wins, zero losses and a sub-1.00 ERA. He joins Fernando Valenzuela (1981), Randy Johnson (2000), Cliff Lee (2008), Zack Greinke (2009), and Ubaldo Jiménez (2010). Zimmermann's .55 ERA is the third-best mark for April in Tigers history. The only two Detroit pitchers with better ERAs in April were Bernie Boland with a .30 ERA in 1915 and John Hiller with a .36 ERA in 1974. On July 4, he was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a neck strain. Zimmermann is mainly a three-pitch pitcher. He throws a four-seam fastball at that tops out at, a slider which he describes as a "baby cutter", and a curveball. On rare occasions, he also features a circle change to left-handed hitters.
    Zimmermann finished the 2015 season with a record of 13–10 along with a 3.66 ERA, 1.205 WHIP and 164 strikeouts in 201 innings pitched.
    More Details Hide Details Following the season, he became one of a record 20 players to receive a qualifying offer.
  • 2014
    Age 27
    On September 28, 2014, the last day of the regular season, Zimmermann threw the first no-hitter in Washington Nationals history, a 1–0 win over the Miami Marlins and Henderson Alvarez, the pitcher who threw the final no-hitter of the 2013 season.
    More Details Hide Details Zimmermann faced only one over the minimum in the game; only a fifth inning walk to Justin Bour and a seventh inning third strike wild pitch that allowed Garrett Jones (who was subsequently picked off) to reach first base separated him from a perfect game. This was also the first time in MLB history that a no-hitter had been thrown on the final day in two consecutive seasons. He finished the season with a 14–5 record and a 2.66 ERA.
  • 2013
    Age 26
    In 2013, Zimmermann was named to his first All-Star Game, but chose not to play due to stiffness in his neck.
    More Details Hide Details He finished the season with a career high in wins, going 19–9, while also posting a 3.25 ERA over 32 starts.
    Zimmermann hurled his first career shutout on April 26, 2013, with a one-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds.
    More Details Hide Details It was the second straight one-hitter by Nationals pitching in the series, marking the first occasion since 1917 that a Washington team achieved that streak, and the first time since 1900 that the Reds were victimized that way.
  • 2012
    Age 25
    In Game 4 of the 2012 National League Division Series, Zimmermann made a relief appearance in the 7th inning, his first since 2008 at A-level Potomac.
    More Details Hide Details Entering a tie game, Zimmermann struck out the side. The Nationals would eventually lose the series to the St. Louis Cardinals after Game 5.
    He finished the 2012 season 12–8 with a 2.94 ERA.
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    Zimmermann became the third Nationals pitcher named NL Pitcher of the Month during the 2012 season when the selection was announced on August 2, 2012.
    More Details Hide Details During July he went 4–0 with a MLB-best .97 ERA. He gave up 27 hits in 37 innings and struck out 31 compared to 4 walks.
    On May 28, 2012, Zimmermann hit his first career home run off of Miami Marlins pitcher Carlos Zambrano.
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  • 2011
    Age 24
    He finished the 2011 year 8–11 with a 3.18 ERA.
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    On May 6, 2011, Zimmermann pitched an immaculate inning versus the Florida Marlins at Sun Life Stadium.
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  • 2010
    Age 23
    Zimmermann finished the 2010 year 1–2 with a 4.94 ERA in seven starts.
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    On August 26 he was recalled to make his 2010 debut back in the big leagues, where Zimmermann got a no-decision in an eventual win by the Nationals over the Cardinals.
    More Details Hide Details On this same day, the Nationals learned that their other young pitching phenom, Stephen Strasburg, would need Tommy John surgery and would be out for 12–18 months. In Zimmermann's second return start, however, five days later, he pitched six shutout innings, allowing only one hit, no walks, and striking out nine, a personal best. He also became the first National to get through six innings facing only 18 batters.
    In 2010 he made quick progress.
    More Details Hide Details Over four minor league levels, he started 10 games in limited play, racking up just 39.2 innings, but compiling a solid record: 1.59 ERA, 27 hits allowed, 31 strikeouts, and just six walks.
  • 2009
    Age 22
    He finished his rookie season of 2009 going 3–5 with a 4.63 ERA in 16 starts.
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    Zimmermann experienced elbow pain, and in July landed on the disabled list. After attempted rehab, in August 2009 Zimmermann was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament and underwent Tommy John surgery, expecting to miss 18 months.
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    Coincidentally, Zimmermann was the losing pitcher in Johnson's historic 300th win on June 4, 2009.
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    Zimmermann's contract was purchased on April 20, 2009, and he made his major league debut that night, after a two-plus hour rain delay, against the Atlanta Braves.
    More Details Hide Details He pitched six innings, allowing two runs on six hits, with three strikeouts and a walk, earning the victory. In his second game against the New York Mets, Zimmermann won his second game in as many starts becoming the first Nationals/Expos pitcher to win his first two starts of his career since Randy Johnson did so in 1988.
    In 2009, Zimmermann made the Nationals' roster as the fifth starter; however, the Nationals did not need him in the rotation until mid-April, so Zimmermann opened the season with the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs.
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    Zimmermann was rated the Nationals' best prospect going into the 2009 MLB season, according to Baseball America.
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  • 2008
    Age 21
    In 2008, Zimmermann had a combined 10–3 record with a 2.89 earned run average (ERA) with the Potomac Nationals of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League and the Harrisburg Senators of the Class AA Eastern League, and in July was named to the Eastern League All-Star team.
    More Details Hide Details He finished the season leading the organization in wins, strikeouts, and earned run average, and was the MILB.com Nationals pitcher of the year.
  • 2007
    Age 20
    Zimmermann attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and was drafted by the Washington Nationals in the second round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1986
    Born
    Born on May 23, 1986.
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