DTDJason Hammel
SP CHC
2 days ago

Manager Joe Maddon said Hammel (elbow) may land on the Cubs' postseason roster despite being scratched from Friday's start due to elbow tightness, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports. Maddon said Hammel's problem isn't severe.

EDGE Analysis

The depth in Chicago's rotation, however, was already likely to push Hammel to the bullpen anyway, so he probably won't be a fantasy option for those who play October daily games.

DTDJason Hammel
SP CHC
2 days ago

Hammel was scratched from his scheduled start Friday due to tightness in his elbow, CSN's Patrick Mooney reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hammel has pitched through the soreness and apparently could have started Friday had the game had playoff implications, but with home-field advantage already secured, the Cubs decided not to take any chances, and scratch him from the start. The team has not yet announced who will get the start Friday in Hammel's place.

DTDJason Hammel
SP CHC
7 days ago

Hammel (15-10) gave up six earned runs on six hits and a walk over 2.1 innings in Saturday's 10-4 loss to the Cardinals. He struck out two.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran fell victim to a Cardinals team that's been dangerous against right-handers all season, with the majority of his problems coming in the first inning. Yadier Molina got the scoring started with a two-RBI double and the red-hot Randal Grichuk followed by plating Molina and Matt Adams with a single. Hammel also saw Stephen Piscotty take him deep with a solo shot in the second, while Grichuk came back to tag Mike Montgomery for a two-bagger in the third that drove in Jhonny Peralta, the final run that went also went on Hammel's ledger. The 34-year-old has endured an up-and-down September, giving up 20 earned runs over 20.2 innings and dropping three of four decisions in the process. He'll look to build some positive momentum for the postseason when he takes on the Reds next Friday.

DTDJason Hammel
SP CHC
2 weeks ago

Hammel (15-9) allowed two runs on four hits and a walk with six strikeouts over seven innings in a win Monday over the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Hammel recovered from two straight rough starts in which he allowed a combined 12 runs on 19 hits. This marks just his second quality start in six outings dating back to August 21. Monday's start is an encouraging sign he can rediscover his form from earlier this season, but the Reds lineup is one of baseball's worst, so it should be taken with a grain of salt.

DTDJason Hammel
SP CHC
3 weeks ago

Hammel (14-9) allowed four runs on six hits and two walks with nine strikeouts over 5.2 innings in a loss Tuesday against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Hammel has just one quality start in his last five outings. The Cardinals touched him up for two more home runs, the third time in those five starts he has allowed multiple home runs. Hammel has now allowed 23 home runs in 28 starts and has a HR/9 above 1.2 for the fourth consecutive season. He induced 14 swinging strikes and was nasty at times, but his susceptibility to the long ball puts a ceiling on his value.

DTDJason Hammel
SP CHC
3 weeks ago

Hammel (14-8) allowed nine runs (eight earned) on 13 hits, struck out five and walked two over 5.2 innings in a loss to the Brewers on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

This was the third time this season Hammel allowed at least nine runs in an outing, and all three of those starts came on the road. He has been a far more effective pitcher at Wrigley Field this season, posting a 1.77 ERA at home versus a 5.26 ERA on the road. Overall, he is 14-8 with a 3.50 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 127 strikeouts in 151.2 innings. Hammel will try to bounce back Monday on the road against St. Louis.

DTDJason Hammel
SP CHC
1 month ago

Hammel (14-7) gave up just a single run on three hits and three walks with six strikeouts over six innings in Wednesday's win against Pittsburgh.

EDGE Analysis

Hammel came into this game having been tortured for 13 runs (nine earned) over 5.2 innings spanning his last two starts, but he righted the ship in a big way to help the Cubs continue running away with the NL Central. A cheap add for fantasy owners on draft day (or even the waiver wire), Hammel has returned a massive profit and should continue to do so down the stretch.

DTDJason Hammel
SP CHC
1 month ago

Hammel is now slated to start Wednesday against the Pirates, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hammel will be pitching on four days' rest, but he only threw 39 pitches in Saturday's abbreviated outing so he should fresh and available for a full workload against Ryan Vogelsong and the Pirates. The right-hander has endured some struggled on the road this season, especially lately, but he's posted a minuscule 1.78 ERA in 12 home starts to this point.

DTDJason Hammel
SP CHC
1 month ago

Hammel (13-7) gave up three earned runs on five hits over 2.1 innings in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Dodgers. He also recorded a strikeout.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran righty was pulled after only 39 pitches, a move that was steeped in some controversy. Hammel wasn't necessarily bad during his time on the mound, firing 28 of 39 pitches for strikes and notching first-pitch strikes on 10 of the 12 batters he faced. The appearance was the second consecutive forgettable one for the 33-year-old, who'd given up 10 runs (six earned) on 10 hits over 3.1 innings at Coors Field in his last outing on Aug. 21. Hammel will try to put Saturday's debacle behind him when he takes on the Giants next Thursday.

DTDJason Hammel
SP CHC
1 month ago

Hammel was shelled for 10 runs (six earned) on 10 hits and two walks across just 3.1 innings in Sunday's loss to Colorado. He struck out two.

EDGE Analysis

Hammel's 22-inning scoreless streak came to a prompt end Sunday, as he was blitzed for seven runs in the first inning and was finished off later by Nolan Arenado's second three-run homer of the game. Hammel has had a strong season overall, as his ERA still sits at a tidy 3.05 even after Sunday's shellacking, and entered the contest on a six-start win streak. He will have the opportunity to get back on track Saturday versus the Dodgers.