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White Sox | Jeff Samardzija solid again

Wed, 27 May 2015 14:45:23 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP Jeff Samardzija allowed just one unearned run and eight hits in seven innings in a no-decision against the Toronto Blue Jays Wednesday, May 27. He walked one and struck out five while throwing 78 of his 114 pitches for strikes.

Fantasy Tip: Samardzija ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) has allowed just five earned runs in his last 23 innings pitched, after struggling to open the season with his new squad. He's not allowing many home runs at home, either, which is a positive development. He could continue to be overlooked at FantasyScore, and in the right matchups, he's a fine daily option.

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White Sox | Jeff Samardzija spins another plus-start

Sat, 23 May 2015 06:31:12 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP Jeff Samardzija won his fourth game of the season against the Minnesota Twins Friday, May 22. He allowed two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out nine batters over eight innings pitched.

Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore players will want to note Samardzija ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) has been stronger at home with a 3-0 record, 2.57 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 8.0 K/9, as opposed to his 1-2 record, 5.73 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 6.5 K/9 on the road this season. It is still early, and Samardzija has strung together consecutive eight-inning wins. Expect the split to lessen going forward, but it is clear he is currently a better option when pitching at U.S. Cellular Field.

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White Sox | Jeff Samardzija to drop appeal

Tue, 05 May 2015 20:22:35 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP Jeff Samardzija is expected to drop his appeal and begin serving a five-game suspension Wednesday, May 6, a baseball source said Tuesday, May 5.

Fantasy Tip: With Samardzija ($6,900; 13.8% of cap) and Chris Sale ($8,100; 16.2% of cap) each serving suspensions, Carlos Rodon ($4,200; 8.4% of cap) is expected to make a start at some point during the team's weekend series against the Cincinnati Reds. Samardzija's next scheduled start is expected to come May 11 against the Milwaukee Brewers.

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White Sox | Jeff Samardzija hit hard Wednesday

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:55:01 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP Jeff Samardzija gave up a season-high eight runs (seven earned) and 10 hits (two home runs) in a loss to the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday, April 29, in five innings. Samardzija came into the game having not allowed a run in his previous 10 innings. He walked one and struck out five in the outing, and he saw his ERA rise to 4.78 on the season.

Fantasy Tip: Samardzija ($7,400, 14.8% of cap) has had a couple good outings sandwiched around some stinkers in the early going. In the long run, he should be just fine, and he'll be a popular FantasyScore pick when he toes the rubber. However, you may want to pick and choose when you use him based off of the matchups.

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White Sox | Jeff Samardzija receives suspension

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:48:05 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP Jeff Samardzija has been suspended five games for his involvement in an altercation with the Kansas City Royals earlier this week.

Fantasy Tip: Samardzija ($7,400, 14.8% of cap) will not serve the suspension immediately if he decides to appeal. He has allowed one run over his last two starts and is a solid starting option if owners on FantasyScore are comfortable with the price.

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White Sox | Jeff Samardzija ejected in brawl

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 06:17:00 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP Jeff Samardzija was ejected for his role Thursday, April 24, in a brawl with the Kansas City Royals.

Fantasy Tip: Samardzija was seen charging at several Royals players, and he might be suspended for a start. Be prepared to go without him for a start or two in traditional formats.

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White Sox | Jeff Samardzija earns first victory

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:19:35 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP Jeff Samardzija threw six scoreless innings to record his first win of the season against the Cleveland Indians Wednesday, April 22. He struck out three batters and allowed six hits and two walks.

Fantasy Tip: It was Samardzija's ($7,400, 14.8% of cap) best start of the early season, and his second consecutive solid outing. FantasyScore players can begin turning to the 'Shark' with confidence in favorable matchups. Expect his strikeouts to begin adding up faster, too.

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White Sox | Jeff Samardzija to face Detroit

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:32:36 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP Jeff Samardzija is expected to start against the Detroit Tigers Friday, April 17.

Fantasy Tip: Samardzija ($7,400, 14.8% of cap) is off to a slow start, and he brings a 6.23 ERA into a tough matchup with a Tigers offense that ranks in the top three in runs scored, batting average and slugging percentage. It is best to avoid Samardzija at FantasyScore.

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White Sox | Jeff Samardzija starting Saturday

Sat, 11 Apr 2015 04:57:37 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP Jeff Samardzija will start Saturday, April 11, against the Minnesota Twins.

Fantasy Tip: Samardzija ($7,400, 14.8% of cap) did not look good in the season opener against the Kansas City Royals, but he beat the Twins the only time he faced them last season. With Minnesota's offense sputtering, this is worth the price.

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White Sox | Jeff Samardzija tabbed for opener

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:46:08 -0700

As expected, Chicago White Sox SP Jeff Samardzija will be the opening day starter.

Fantasy Tip: With Chris Sale injured, Samardzija ($7,700, 15.4% of cap) was the obvious candidate for the opening day start for the Pale Hose. Even at a hefty FantasyScore salary, Samardzija is a strong option for daily lineups against a Kansas City Royals team that struggled to score runs in 2014.

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