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Jeff Samardzija    \suh-MAR-jah\

Jeffrey Alan Samardzija (Shark)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 225 lb.

Born: January 23, 1985 in Merrillville, IN
High School: Valparaiso HS (Valparaiso, IN)
School: University of Notre Dame (South Bend, IN)
Drafted
by the Chicago Cubs in the 5th round of the 2006 amateur draft.
Signed June 20, 2006. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 25, 2008 (Age 23.184)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2009 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Athletics 2008-2014
2014 Contract Status: 2nd-Year Arb Eligible, 1 yr/$5.35M (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 4.028, Arb Eligible: 2015, Free Agent: 2016 [*], Agents: Mark Rodgers,Sam Samardzija [*]
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Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2008 23 CHC NL 1 0 1.000 2.28 26 0 6 0 0 1 27.2 24 12 7 0 15 2 25 1 0 2 124 202 3.06 1.410 7.8 0.0 4.9 8.1 1.67
2009 24 CHC NL 1 3 .250 7.53 20 2 7 0 0 0 34.2 46 29 29 7 15 1 21 1 0 2 161 60 5.90 1.760 11.9 1.8 3.9 5.5 1.40
2010 25 CHC NL 2 2 .500 8.38 7 3 0 0 0 0 19.1 21 22 18 4 20 1 9 2 0 1 100 51 8.25 2.121 9.8 1.9 9.3 4.2 0.45
2011 26 CHC NL 8 4 .667 2.97 75 0 18 0 0 0 88.0 64 35 29 5 50 3 87 5 0 8 380 132 3.66 1.295 6.5 0.5 5.1 8.9 1.74
2012 27 CHC NL 9 13 .409 3.81 28 28 0 1 0 0 174.2 157 79 74 20 56 2 180 4 0 10 723 107 3.55 1.219 8.1 1.0 2.9 9.3 3.21
2013 28 CHC NL 8 13 .381 4.34 33 33 0 2 1 0 213.2 210 109 103 25 78 3 214 8 0 11 914 89 3.77 1.348 8.8 1.1 3.3 9.0 2.74
2014 ★ 29 TOT MLB 6 12 .333 2.98 31 31 0 2 0 0 205.2 178 80 68 18 43 3 190 10 0 10 827 127 3.19 1.075 7.8 0.8 1.9 8.3 4.42 AS
2014 29 CHC NL 2 7 .222 2.83 17 17 0 0 0 0 108.0 99 44 34 7 31 3 103 6 0 6 449 135 3.09 1.204 8.3 0.6 2.6 8.6 3.32
2014 29 OAK AL 4 5 .444 3.13 14 14 0 2 0 0 97.2 79 36 34 11 12 0 87 4 0 4 378 119 3.30 0.932 7.3 1.0 1.1 8.0 7.25
7 Yrs 35 47 .427 3.87 220 97 31 5 1 1 763.2 700 366 328 79 277 15 726 31 0 44 3229 103 3.74 1.279 8.2 0.9 3.3 8.6 2.62
162 Game Avg. 8 10 .427 3.87 47 21 7 1 0 0 164 150 79 70 17 59 3 156 7 0 9 693 103 3.74 1.279 8.2 0.9 3.3 8.6 2.62
CHC (7 yrs) 31 42 .425 3.97 206 83 31 3 1 1 666.0 621 330 294 68 265 15 639 27 0 40 2851 101 3.80 1.330 8.4 0.9 3.6 8.6 2.41
OAK (1 yr) 4 5 .444 3.13 14 14 0 2 0 0 97.2 79 36 34 11 12 0 87 4 0 4 378 119 3.30 0.932 7.3 1.0 1.1 8.0 7.25
NL (7 yrs) 31 42 .425 3.97 206 83 31 3 1 1 666.0 621 330 294 68 265 15 639 27 0 40 2851 101 3.80 1.330 8.4 0.9 3.6 8.6 2.41
AL (1 yr) 4 5 .444 3.13 14 14 0 2 0 0 97.2 79 36 34 11 12 0 87 4 0 4 378 119 3.30 0.932 7.3 1.0 1.1 8.0 7.25
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
2008 23 CHC NL 27.2 26 0 12 3.90 4.78 -0.16 -0.35 108.2 4.97 3 0.4 1.0 -0.0 0.6 6 .513 .502 $2,000,000
2009 24 CHC NL 34.2 20 2 29 7.53 4.64 -0.17 -0.22 108.8 5.00 -10 -1.0 .6 0.1 -0.6 -7 .451 .494 $2,000,000
2010 25 CHC NL 19.1 7 3 22 10.24 4.64 -0.30 0.09 106.1 5.34 -11 -1.0 .6 0.0 -0.8 -9 .360 .494 $3,000,000
2011 26 CHC NL 88.0 75 0 35 3.58 4.17 -0.20 -0.31 102.8 4.17 5 0.6 1.0 -0.2 1.1 13 .508 .504 $3,300,000
2012 27 CHC NL 174.2 28 28 79 4.07 4.32 0.01 0.16 97.2 4.35 4 0.4 -0.1 1.8 20 .516 .503 $2,640,000
2013 28 CHC NL 213.2 33 33 109 4.59 4.06 0.18 0.16 105.8 4.28 -7 -0.7 -0.2 1.0 10 .478 .495 $2,640,000
2014 ★ 29 CHC NL 108.0 17 17 44 3.67 3.93 -0.15 0.15 103.3 4.36 9 1.1 -0.1 2.0 17 .565 .507 $5,345,000 AS
2014 ★ 29 OAK AL 97.2 14 14 36 3.32 4.19 0.19 0.16 96.6 4.02 6 0.7 -0.1 1.5 16 .548 .504 AS
7 Seasons 763.2 220 97 366 4.31 4.20 0.01 0.07 102.2 4.35 1 0.4 .9 -0.6 6.7 65 .502 .501 $20,925,000
CHC (7 yrs) 666.0 206 83 330 4.46 4.20 -0.02 0.05 103.0 4.39 -5 -0.2 .9 -0.5 5.1 49 .499 .501 $20,925,000
OAK (1 yr) 97.2 14 14 36 3.32 4.19 0.19 0.16 96.6 4.02 6 0.7 -0.1 1.5 16 .548 .504

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2008 23 CHC NL NLDS L LAD 0 0 9.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2.000 18.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1 NLDS 0 0 9.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2.000 18.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2008 23 CHC NL 26 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2009 24 CHC NL 20 6 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .800 1.000 141 4 0 0 1 0 0 1
2010 25 CHC NL 7 7 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 .250 .500 .250 .750 108 1 0 0 1 0 0 /1
2011 26 CHC NL 75 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2012 27 CHC NL 31 61 50 0 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 16 .100 .167 .100 .267 -25 5 1 1 7 0 0 1
2013 28 CHC NL 33 73 62 4 7 2 0 1 2 0 0 1 31 .113 .127 .194 .321 -13 12 0 0 10 0 0 1
2014 ★ 29 TOT MLB 31 38 34 3 6 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 .176 .167 .265 .431 17 9 1 0 2 2 0 1 AS
2014 29 CHC NL 17 38 34 3 6 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 10 .176 .167 .265 .431 17 9 1 0 2 2 0 1
2014 29 OAK AL 14 0 1
7 Yrs 223 190 160 8 20 5 0 2 10 0 0 6 64 .125 .160 .194 .354 -4 31 2 1 21 2 0
162 Game Avg. 162 138 116 6 15 4 0 1 7 4 .125 .160 .194 .354 -4 23
CHC (7 yrs) 209 190 160 8 20 5 0 2 10 0 0 6 64 .125 .160 .194 .354 -4 31 2 1 21 2 0
OAK (1 yr) 14 0
NL (7 yrs) 209 190 160 8 20 5 0 2 10 0 0 6 64 .125 .160 .194 .354 -4 31 2 1 21 2 0
AL (1 yr) 14 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2008 23 CHC NL 26 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $2,000,000 1
2009 24 CHC NL 20 6 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.2 0 1 0.2 .507 .501 0.2 0.0 1 $2,000,000 1
2010 25 CHC NL 7 7 0 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .518 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $3,000,000 /1
2011 26 CHC NL 75 4 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $3,300,000 1
2012 27 CHC NL 31 61 -9 -0 -0 0 9 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 $2,640,000 1
2013 28 CHC NL 33 73 -10 -0 0 0 10 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -0 $2,640,000 1
2014 ★ 29 CHC NL 17 38 -4 -0 -0 0 5 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .505 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 $5,345,000 1 AS
7 Seasons 209 190 -24 -0 -0 0 27 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .501 .500 0.2 0.0 2 $20,925,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2008 23 CHC NL NLDS LAD L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLDS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2008 CHC NL 23 P 26 0 0 27.2 7 3 4 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.28 0.27 .959 1.72 1.72 5 1 17% 27% 0
2009 CHC NL 24 P 20 2 0 34.2 9 4 4 1 0 .889 -1 -6 2.08 0.40 .956 1.71 1.70 3 1 25% 29% 0
2010 CHC NL 25 P 7 3 0 19.1 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.40 0.43 .953 1.72 1.71 4 1 20% 29% 0
2011 CHC NL 26 P 75 0 0 88.0 15 2 12 1 1 .933 -3 -7 1.43 0.19 .955 1.80 1.79 16 2 11% 28% 0
2012 CHC NL 27 P 28 28 1 174.2 40 13 25 2 1 .950 1 1 1.96 1.36 .950 1.77 1.75 15 5 25% 27% 0
2013 CHC NL 28 P 33 33 2 213.2 42 23 16 3 2 .929 -6 -6 1.64 1.18 .964 1.76 1.76 15 7 32% 28% 0
2014 TOT MLB 29 P 31 31 2 205.2 41 18 20 3 2 .927 0 0 1.66 1.23 .953 1.60 1.61 18 6 25% 27% 2 AS
2014 CHC NL 29 P 17 17 0 108.0 30 15 12 3 1 .900 1 2 2.25 1.59 .954 1.72 1.72 6 4 40% 28% 1
2014 OAK AL 29 P 14 14 2 97.2 11 3 8 0 1 1.000 -1 -2 1.01 0.79 .949 1.47 1.47 12 2 14% 27% 1
7 Seasons P 220 97 5 763.2 157 65 82 10 6 .936 -9 -2 1.73 0.67 .956 1.72 1.74 76 23 23% 28% 2
7 Seasons TOT 220 97 5 763.2 157 65 82 10 6 .936 -9 -11 1.73 0.67 .956 1.72 1.74 76 23 23% 28% 2
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2013 Aug 25th NL Player of the Week

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
2014 ML  1.075 (9th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
2014 ML  7.789 (10th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
2012 NL  9.275 (2nd)
2013 NL  9.014 (5th)

Games Played s c a p y
2011 NL  75 (10th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
2013 NL  213.7 (5th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2013 NL  214 (4th)

Games Started s c a p y
2013 NL  33 (2nd)

Complete Games s c a p y
2013 NL  2 (5th)
2014 AL  2 (6th)

Shutouts s c a p y
2013 NL  1 (4th)

Home Runs s c a p y
2013 NL  25 (5th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2013 NL  78 (2nd)

Hits s c a p y
2013 NL  210 (3rd)

Losses s c a p y
2012 NL  13 (5th)
2013 NL  13 (6th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
2013 NL  103 (2nd)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
2012 NL  10 (3rd)
2013 NL  11 (9th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
2013 NL  914 (2nd)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
2013 NL  10 (8th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
2013 NL  23 (4th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
2013 NL  3 (5th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 14 (1311), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 7 (1192), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 7 (1164), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (427th), 6.9 career WAR/6.9 7yr-peak WAR/6.9 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2007 22 Chicago Cubs $2,000,000 ?
2008 23 Chicago Cubs $2,000,000 ?
2009 24 Chicago Cubs $2,000,000 ?
2010 25 Chicago Cubs $3,000,000 0.152
2011 26 Chicago Cubs $3,300,000 ?
2012 27 Chicago Cubs $2,640,000 2.028 contracts
2013 28 Chicago Cubs $2,640,000 3.028 contracts
2014 29 Chicago Cubs $5,345,000 4.028
2014 Status2nd-Year Arb Eligible, Earliest Arb Eligible: 2015, Earliest Free Agent: 2016
Career to date (may be incomplete)$22,925,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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