Baltimore Orioles
Career W-L
51-59
 
Career ERA
4.77
Name  Jason Hammel
Born  9/2/1982
Height  6-6
Weight  215
Number  39
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
1/31/2014 2:37:00 PM
Description: Righthander Jason Hammel has reportedly agreed to a one-year, $6 million deal with the Cubs, according to Fox's Ken Rosenthal.
Insight: Hammel, who was 7-8 with a 4.97 ERA in 26 appearances last year, will need to return to 2012 form if he wants to have any fantasy value. The wins will come tougher without Chris Davis, Adam Jones and Manny Machado around to give him run support.
 
9/6/2013 6:09:00 PM
Description: Baltimore righthander Jason Hammel will be used out of the bullpen until further notice. SOURCE: Baltimore Sun
Insight: Obviously, it's a huge hit to his fantasy value. Hammel, who is 7-8 with a 5.20 ERA in 21 starts this year, hasn't made a relief appearance since 2011.
 
9/5/2013 7:02:00 PM
Description: O's righthander Jason Hammel has been activated from the disabled list.
Insight: Hammel missed a little over a month with a strained forearm. He's lost six of his last ten starts after opening the year with a 7-2 record.
 
8/13/2013 8:25:00 PM
Description: Baltimore starter Jason Hammel (forearm) will resume throwing Friday, according to Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun.
Insight: Hammel (7-8, 5.20 ERA, 1.51 WHIP) had a cortisone injection last Friday and said Monday he thought it helped relieve some of the tightness in his forearm. He has no timetable for a return.
 
8/3/2013 3:40:00 PM
Description: Baltimore starter Jason Hammel (forearm) had an MRI which revealed no structural damage.
Insight: Hammel (7-8, 5.20 ERA, 1.51 WHIP) should return when he's first eligible to come of the disabled list. Recently acquired Bud Norris took his spot in the rotation and pitched well.
 
8/1/2013 10:00:00 AM
Description: Baltimore starter Jason Hammel has been placed on the disabled list.
Insight: He's dealing with right forearm tenderness. An MRI on Thursday should reveal more about his injury. The newly acquired Bud Norris will take his spot in the starting rotation.
 
6/20/2013 6:10:00 PM
Description: Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel (illness) will start Friday against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Insight: Hammel missed his last start due to a stomach virus. He's 7-4 this season despite carrying a 5.24 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP. He has been decent on the road, posting a 3.97 ERA, compared to a 7.09 ERA at home, so Friday's matchup at Toronto isn't a terrible time to use him.
 
6/17/2013 9:11:00 AM
Description: Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel will miss his scheduled start Monday against the Tigers due to illness.
Insight: Hammel has been hit hard this season and has a 5.24 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP, so avoiding the Tigers isn't the worst thing in the world.
 
6/16/2013 11:46:00 AM
Description: Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel is doubtful to make his scheduled start Monday against the Tigers due to a stomach virus, according to Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun.
Insight: Hammel has been hit hard this season and has a 5.24 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP, so avoiding the Tigers isn't the worst thing in the world. He has rejoined the team after being away for two days, but he isn't feeling well enough to take the mound.
 
6/15/2013 5:35:00 PM
Description: Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel is questionable for Monday's start against the Tigers due to an illness.
Insight: Avoiding the Tigers wouldn't be the worst thing in the world. Hammel has been hit hard this season and has a 5.24 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP.
 
6/1/2013 5:29:00 PM
Description: Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel gave up five runs in three innings Saturday against the Tigers and was ejected after hitting a batter following back-to-back-to-back homers.
Insight: Victor Martinez, Jhonny Peralta and Alex Avila took him deep in the fourth inning, and hit Matt Tuiasosopo near his head. However, the pitch was an 82-mph slider and likely wasn't intentional.
 
5/22/2013 10:27:00 PM
Description: Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel limited the Yankees to two runs on six hits in 6 2/3 innings Wednesday to win his sixth game of the year.
Insight: Despite what his record suggests, Hammel has not been good this season. He has a 5.37 ERA, a 1.53 WHIP and a 42/22 K/BB in 57 innings, and his groundball rate is down from 53.2 percent last year to 42.2 percent in 2013.
 
3/27/2013 6:53:00 PM
Description: Righthander Jason Hammel will get the start in Baltimore's season opener Tuesday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: After three painful seasons in Colorado, Hammel finally enjoyed a breakout year with the Orioles in 2012. His 3.43 ERA in 118 innings was the lowest of his career. Hammel's 1.24 WHIP last season was also a personal best.
 
2/26/2013 1:55:00 PM
Description: Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel (knee) is expected to make about six starts this spring, according to Baltimore Sun beat writer Eduardo A. Encina.
Insight: Injuries derailed Hammel late in the season but early on he was as good as any pitcher in the major leagues going 6-1 with a 2.78 ERA in his first nine starts. Expect the 30-year-old to have a strong year in 2013.
 
2/9/2013 4:06:00 PM
Description: The Orioles avoided arbitration with righthander Jason Hammel by reaching a one-year, $6.75 million deal.
Insight: Injuries derailed Hammel late in the season but in the first half, he was as good as any pitcher in the major leagues (8-5, 3.47 ERA). Expect the 30-year-old to have another strong year in 2013.
 
1/19/2013 12:59:00 PM
Description: Baltimore starter Jason Hammel told MASN.com that he would be ready for spring training without restrictions after mid-July knee surgery limited him to just two September starts.
Insight: Hammel had a solid postseason, compiling a 3.18 ERA in two appearances. He was an early breakout fantasy starter after going 6-1 through May 25 with a 2.78 ERA and 1.127 WHIP.
 
10/13/2012 9:39:00 PM
Description: Baltimore starter Jason Hammel isn't expected to undergo any additional knee operations during the offseason.
Insight: Though knee issues limited the 30-year-old to just three second half starts, Hammel came back to have a strong postseason, compiling a 3.18 ERA in two appearances. As long as Hammel doesn't suffer any setbacks, we'd expect him to open next season as the team's No. 1 starter.
 
10/6/2012 5:20:00 PM
Description: Orioles righthander Jason Hammel has been chosen to start Sunday's ALDS Game 1 versus New York.
Insight: Hammel (8-6, 3.43 ERA) hasn't pitched since September 11th because of a knee injury so it will be interesting to see if he shows any rust on Sunday. He's 0-1 with 14 strikeouts in 16 innings this year against the Yankees.
 
9/13/2012 6:20:00 PM
Description: Baltimore righthander Jason Hammel (knee) doesn't have a new injury, according to Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com.
Insight: Hammel (8-6, 3.43 ERA) left Wednesday after experiencing pain in his knee and he underwent an MRI Thursday. He could return soon but if you need immediate help to win pitching categories or are in a head-to-head league you might want to pick up another option.
 
9/11/2012 9:02:00 PM
Description: Baltimore righthander Jason Hammel reinjured his left knee and had to leave the game Tuesday night against Tampa Bay.
Insight: Hammel (8-6, 3.43 ERA) allowed one run in three and two thirds innings before exiting. There's a strong chance that Hammel is done for the year.