Jordan M. Zimmermann ... business administration major pitched final season at Division III Wisconsin-Stevens Point with jaw wired shut (hit by a line drive during BP)...was Division III Second-team All-American at UWSP ... played baseball, football (caught over 300 yards in a game once) and
hoops at Auburndale (WI) High...jumped onto draft radar with stellar summer (4-2, NWL-best 1.01 ERA, .154 BAA, 10.3 K's per 9.0 innings, 10 starts) pitching for Eau Claire Express in the '06 Northwoods League.2011Went 8-11 with a stellar 3.18 ERA in 26 starts for the Nationals in healthy and encouraging return from Tommy John surgery in Aug. 2009 ... did not
pitch in Sept. as the Nationals sought to limit inning tally for 2011 ... ranked among NL leaders in fewest walks per 9.0 innings (3rd, 1.7) and ERA
(10th, 3.18) ... threw an economical 15.3 pitches per inning (entered '11 averaging 17.4 for career) ... was stingy with the long ball, allowing just 12 home runs in 161.1 innings (tied 5th in NL among those to make at least 25 starts) ... run support average of 3.01 runs per 9.0 innings (runs only count while in the game) was the 2nd-lowest in the NL (Tim Lincecum, 2.94) ... in 7 no-decisions (Washington went 5-2), posted a 2.53 ERA, thrice left in line for a win (July 31 vs. NYM, June 24 at CWS, May 12 at ATL), allowed zero runs thrice (July 31 vs. NYM, June 24 at CWS, June 23 at SDP) and fanned 10.1 per 9.0 innings ... notched 11 straight quality starts, May 1-June 26, to set a new Nationals club record (Livan Hernandez posted 10 straight in '05) ... 16 quality starts doubled career total (8 in 23 starting assignments) entering 2011 ... at 2.66, posted the best pre All-Star break ERA
in the seven-year history of the Nationals (previous mark: John Patterson, 2.91 in '05)...in 2nd inning on May 6 at FLA, struck out the side (Mike Stanton, Greg Dobbs, John Buck) on 9 pitches ... in doing so, became the first Nationals pitcher to turn the feat ... went the distance for the first time, requiring just 93 pitches, but suffered tough-luck 1-0 loss on June 29 at LAA, as the Halos scrapped across an unearned run.2010Returned to the Nationals and to health after having ligament-replacement surgery in August of 2009...upon return, was just 12-plus months postsurgery and was met with a pitch-count and game-by-game innings limit...allowed one earned run or less in 4 of 7 starting assignments...posted
7.8 strikeouts per 9.0 innings pitched and a 2.7/1 strikeout-to-walk ratio...pitched well on the road thanks to a 3.60 ERA, 9.0 K's per 9.0 innings and
a .232 batting average against...spun 6.0 innings of one-hit scoreless ball, walking none and fanning a career-best 9 in an Aug. 31 no-decision at
FLA...notched lone win of the season on Sept. 24 vs. ATL, allowing one run in 5.0 innings in Washington's 8-3 victory...on road back to DC, went 1-2
with a 1.59 ERA in 10 minor-league starts...in those 10 starts or 39.2 innings, posted a 5.2/1 strikeout-to-walk ratio, struck out 7.0 per 9.0 innings
and posted a .193 batting average against.2009Flashed immense promise going 3-5 with a 4.63 ERA in 16 starts with the Nationals, but had season cut short by elbow injuries...had season-ending
surgery to repair the right-elbow UCL on August 19...the procedure was performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum in Los Angeles, CA on August 19...was the
first true rookie to enter a season in Washington's rotation since Matt Chico in 2007...earned the win in first 2 starts, April 20 vs. ATL and April 26 at
NYM...thus, became the first franchise (exclusive) starting pitcher to garner the win in initial 2 big league starts since Randy Johnson did the same
for the Expos in 1988 (in 2006, Beltran Perez did the same, but sandwiched around 5 relief appearances)...was touched for 2 runs or less in 6 of final
8 starts...in 91.1 innings, posted a 3.2/1 strikeout-to-walk ratio which would have ranked 14th in the NL with enough innings to qualify...would've
also ranked 9th in the NL with 9.07 K's per 9.0 with enough innings to qualify...dominated AL's best offensive club in a 9-3 victory, June 25 vs. BOS...
allowed one run on 5 Red Sox hits in 7.0 innings, walking one and striking out 6 to secure 3rd win.2008Went a combined 10-3 with a 2.89 ERA in 25 games (24 starts) with Harrisburg and Potomac in '08...led the Washington chain in ERA and strikeouts
(134), and tied for lead in wins...the 22-year-old earned mid-season Eastern League All-Star honors, his 2nd All-Star selection in as many seasons...
went 7-2 with a 3.21 ERA (38 ER/106.0 IP) in 20 starts with Harrisburg...prior to his May 4 promotion to Harrisburg, Zimmermann dominated the
Carolina League, going 3-1 with one save and a 1.65 ERA (5 ER/27.1 IP) in 5 appearances (4 starts) with Potomac.2007Entered season rated as the No. 7 prospect, 5th among pitchers, in Washington's system per Baseball America...finished 5th in Single-A New YorkPenn League with a 2.38 ERA...struck out 71 in 53.0 innings (12.0 K's per 9.0 innings)...was Vermont's Pitcher of the Month for Aug./Sept. (3-1, 36
strikeouts, 2.73 ERA, 6 starts).