Jordan Zimmermann
SP DET
9 hours ago

Zimmermann (4-3) gave up four runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks while striking out three over six-plus innings in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander served up solo homers to Yuli Gurriel and light-hitting backup catcher Juan Centeno, while a couple of Nick Castellanos errors accounted for the rest of the damage. Those defensive miscues did allow Zimmermann to deliver his second quality start of the season and get his ERA under 6.00 for the first time in over a month, but his awful 2.3 HR/9 on the year -- a number supported by a career-high 47.1 percent flyball rate and career-worst 39.8 percent hard-hit ball rate -- makes him a fantasy risk every time he takes the mound. His next start is scheduled for Sunday on the road against the White Sox.

Jordan Zimmermann
SP DET
6 days ago

Zimmermann (4-2) allowed four runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out six batters through six innings during Thursday's win over Baltimore.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran righty has allowed four runs or more in six of his eight starts and currently sports a disappointing 6.25 ERA, 1.61 WHIP and 5.6 K/9. Zimmermann was a fantasy stalwart for half a decade, but the American League has been cruel, and he's no longer a trustworthy option against most opponents. There is potential for him to turn things around, but it's probably best to take a wait-and-see approach with Zimmermann. He lines up for a daunting road start against Houston next.

Jordan Zimmermann
SP DET
3 weeks ago

Zimmermann (3-1) allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks across five innings in Sunday's win over the White Sox. He struck out five.

EDGE Analysis

Zimmermann struggled with his command at times, throwing just 58 percent of his pitches for strikes, and he was forced to navigate around trouble often. Still, he didn't allow many significant rallies and had only allowed a pair of runs before a leadoff homer by Todd Frazier chased him from the game in the sixth inning. Zimmermann surrendered five runs in three consecutive appearances prior to Sunday's outing, but he took a step in the right direction and will look to improve on his 6.18 ERA Friday in a favorable matchup against the Athletics.

Jordan Zimmermann
SP DET
1 month ago

Zimmermann (2-1) gave up five runs on 11 hits -- including three homers -- over six innings Tuesday, but he benefited from a 19-run outburst by the Tigers' offense to gain a win over the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

He may have a winning record, but the early returns have been quite bad for Zimmermann, who's now given up five runs in three consecutive starts. Never the most prolific strikeout artist, he's seen his ability to miss bats fall off a cliff -- with just one whiff Tuesday, he has only 11 in his first 22.2 innings. It's hard to own a guy in most fantasy leagues when he gives up that much contact.

Jordan Zimmermann
SP DET
1 month ago

Zimmermann (1-1) went six innings in a no-decision against the Rays on Wednesday, allowing five earned runs on 10 hits. He struck out four.

EDGE Analysis

Zimmermann wasn't fooling Tampa Bay hitters, but he was spared the loss by an offense that scored seven runs. Zimmermann has now allowed five earned runs in consecutive starts, which isn't helping to ease concerns following a 4.87 ERA in 2016. He'll look to turn things around Tuesday against the Mariners at home.

Jordan Zimmermann
SP DET
1 month ago

Zimmerman (1-1) allowed five runs on four hits while issuing five walks over 4.2 innings in the Tigers' loss to the Twins on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

After beginning the game with two scoreless innings, things started to spiral downhillr for Zimmerman shortly after. The 30-year-old right-hander explained some of his struggles after the game by stating that he had trouble gripping the baseball all day, per Matthew B. Mowery of The Oakland Press. Zimmerman will look to regain the form he showed in his first start of the season when he allowed just one run in six innings.

Jordan Zimmermann
SP DET
2 months ago

Zimmermann went six innings and earned the win Saturday against the Red Sox. He allowed four hits and just one earned run, while striking out three.

EDGE Analysis

After posting a 4.87 ERA and career-worst 1.37 WHIP last season, this is certainly an encouraging start. Zimmermann had a rough spring, but he did say he felt healthy after injuries derailed him in 2016. His next start is scheduled for Thursday at home against the Twins.

Jordan Zimmermann
SP DET
2 months ago

Zimmermann is scheduled to start Saturday against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

The Tigers have decided to shuffle things around a bit in the rotation following Wednesday's postponement, rather than simply moving everyone back a day. Matt Boyd is now scheduled for Thursday, and will be followed by Michael Fulmer, Zimmermann, Daniel Norris and Justin Verlander (in that order). Zimmermann struggled to a 9.42 ERA and 1.67 WHIP in spring training.

Jordan Zimmermann
SP DET
2 months ago

Zimmerman won't make his scheduled start Wednesday after the Tigers' game against the White Sox was postponed due to rain, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With rain descending on Chicago again Wednesday, the White Sox and Tigers will have a game postponed for the second time in the series. Wednesday's game will be made up as part of a straight doubleheader May 26. Manager Brad Ausmus hasn't mentioned how the postponement will affect his rotation plans, but it's expected that Zimmermann will simply have his start pushed back to Thursday in the series finale with the White Sox.

Jordan Zimmermann
SP DET
2 months ago

Zimmermann said he's not worried about his 9.42 spring training ERA because he feels healthy, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

"As I've gotten older, I know it's more about getting my arm ready and working on things, so I don't really look into the numbers too much," Zimmermann said. "As long as I'm healthy, that's the main thing." Fantasy owners should still be cautious, however, as the righty has seen his ERA climb by a full run in each of the last two seasons, and the ugly spring results certainly don't point toward a turn around.