Latest Update Jordan Zimmermann roughed up by Rockies Wed Jul, 23, 08:53 AM
Is extremely polished and poised on the mound. Throws strikes and generates good movement on his pitches. Can also be dominant when he's on his game.
Flaws: : Needs to do a better job of keeping the ball down in the strike zone, or risk surrendering too many long balls. Injuries have been an issue with him.
Perhaps the biceps problem is still a bit of an issue as Zimmermann allowed another four runs this time out. He did only throw 77 pitches and he didn't walk a single batter, so the efficiency was certainly there. Hopefully he's better his next time out, better as in healthy....as he's facing the Marlins in pitcher-friendly Marlins Park.Analyst: Howard Bender
Zimmermann avoided the DL, after performing well during a long toss session on Thursday and the bullpen session today. His scheduled start is unfortunately at Coors Field, although his recent history against the Rockies bodes well.Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson
Zimmermann was dealing with a biceps strain prior to the break, but an MRI showed no structural damage. He threw a pair of side sessions over the break and reported no issues, so the Nationals will continue to move forward with him and start him next week. Be cautious as a fantasy owner though. While he's a fantastic starter to own, should injuries wear him down here, he might not be as reliable down the stretch as you'd like. With a strong showing next week, you may want to think about trading him for something more secure.Analyst: Howard Bender
Zimmermann scared everyone, exiting his Saturday start with the team trainer, holding his arm. He immediately underwent an MRI which showed a mild bicep strain. The fact that he's anticipating throwing a side session is excellent news for fantasy owners. Had it not been for the All-Star break, he'd likely have needed a DL stint. Stay tuned for the results Thursday's bullpen session. Analyst: Spencer Silva