Jordan Zimmermann Scouting Report
Zimmermann have quietly been very good for the Tigers during the 2018 season. He had a month long stay on the disabled list. He made his return on June 16th and has made four starts since returning. He has allowed two runs over this last three starts, with his last outing coming on the 6th against Rangers where he allowed a run on six hits over eight innings pitched. The lone run came via a solo home run, meanwhile, he didn’t walk a batter and racked up 11 strikeouts during the dominating start.
His repertoire, per Brooks Baseball
In 2018, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Slider (87mph), also mixing in a Curve (81mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker (92mph) and Change using a Circle Change grip (87mph).
His fourseam fastball generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers’ fourseamers, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers’ fourseamers, has essentially average velo and has slightly less natural movement than typical. His slider has much less depth than expected, is much harder than usual and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers’ sliders. His curve is slightly harder than usual and has primarily 12-6 movement. His sinker generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers’ sinkers, results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers’ sinkers and has some natural sinking action. His change is much firmer than usual, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers’ changeups and has slight armside fade.
|DETROIT TIGERS||TAMPA BAY RAYS|
|Jeimer Candelario - 3B||Kevin Kiermaier - CF|
|Nick Castellanos - RF||Matt Duffy - 3B|
|Niko Goodrum - 2B||Jake Bauers - LF|
|John Hicks - 1B||C.J. Cron - 1B|
|Victor Martinez - DH||Ji-Man Choi - DH|
|Mikie Mahtook - LF||Willy Adames - SS|
|James McCann - C||Joey Wendle - 2B|
|Ronny Rodriguez - SS||Jesus Sucre - C|
|JaCoby Jones - CF||Mallex Smith - RF|
|Jordan Zimmermann - RHP||Hunter Wood - RHP|