Fri, 08 May 2015 13:06:35 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Jason Hammel has a 5-0 record with a 2.20 ERA over seven career starts against the Milwaukee Brewers. Hammel is starting against Milwaukee Friday, May 8.
Fantasy Tip: In his last start, Hammel ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) allowed three earned runs on five hits and a walk with four punchouts through six innings against the Brewers. He admitted to pitching with a broken fingernail on the middle finger of his right hand and never had real command of his fastball during the start. At his cap hit, Hammel has nice upside, and he should be viewed as a potential source of cap relief for FantasyScore players, albeit one with a degree of risk.
Thu, 07 May 2015 16:52:29 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Jason Hammel is 5-0 with a 2.20 ERA in seven career starts against the Milwaukee Brewers, who he faces Friday, May 8.
Fantasy Tip: Hammel ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has allowed at least three earned runs in four of his five starts this season. However, the Brewers rank 13th in the National League in OPS (.630) and have the third most strikeouts in the NL with 232. Hammel profiles as a risk/reward play at FantasyScore.
Mon, 04 May 2015 15:39:22 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Jason Hammel (finger) is expected to make his next start after pitching against the Milwaukee Brewers with a cracked fingernail on his right middle finger Sunday, May 3. Hammel's next start is projected for Friday, May 8, against the Brewers.
Fantasy Tip: Hammel's ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) fastball command was noticeably off Sunday, so perhaps the fingernail played a part in the location problems. While had an excellent outing in his previous start against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Hammel needs to string together a few plus-showings before he can be relied on with confidence in any fantasy format.
Sun, 03 May 2015 07:13:15 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Jason Hammel will start against a familiar opponent Sunday, May 3, when the Cubs play the Milwaukee Brewers. Hammel is one of two active pitchers with a 5-0 record against the Brewers. San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner is the only pitcher, with at least five starts against Milwaukee, to have a better ERA than Hammel.
Fantasy Tip: Hammel ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has 23 strikeouts through 25 and one-third innings this season, and he is worthy of strong FantasyScore consideration, while offering some cap relief at the most important position.
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 08:51:03 -0800
Free-agent SP Jason Hammel (Athletics) agreed to a two-year, $20 million deal with the Chicago Cubs Monday, Dec. 8. There is a team option for a third year with a $2 million buyout.
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 04:38:22 -0800
Free-agent SP Jason Hammel (Athletics) is close to signing a one-year contract to return to the Chicago Cubs. Contract terms were not disclosed. Hammel was with the Cubs prior to a July trade to Oakland.
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:35:37 -0800
Free-agent SP Jason Hammel (Athletics) has been contacted by several teams but is not close to a deal with any team, according to his agent.
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:24:29 -0800
The Kansas City Royals will consider free-agent SPs Jason Hammel (Athletics), Brandon McCarthy (Yankees) and Edinson Volquez (Pirates) and others if they miss out on their top targets.
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:58:24 -0800
Free-agent SPs Justin Masterson and Jason Hammel are of interest to the Miami Marlins, according to a source.
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 14:52:31 -0800
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard isn't the primary focus of the Kansas City Royals. Instead, the team is "concentrating on pitching." The Royals have basically no trade interest in Howard, and he's not even a fit with the current offense. The Royals have talked to free-agent SP Ervin Santana (Braves) and have looked at free-agent SP Brandon McCarthy (Yankees), Jason Hammel (Athletics) and others.