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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||195.00||11.00||11.00||0.00||3.74||1.25||147.00||54.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs San Francisco|| 5.1||0||0|| 10.13||0||0||5|
|vs LHB|| 30.2||0||0|| 2.93||0||9||12|
|vs RHB|| 100.2||0||0|| 4.20||0||31||77|
|12/26/2014||Santiago Casilla, RP SF|
Brandon Phillips, 2B CIN
Trevor Rosenthal, RP STL
Javier Baez, 2B CHC
|Gerardo Parra, LF MIL|
Jeff Locke, SP PIT
Troy Tulowitzki, SS COL
Michael Wacha, SP STL
|12/21/2014||Scott Van Slyke, LF LAD|
Kyle Crick, RP SF
Jeff Locke, SP PIT
|Chris Owings, SS ARI|
Josh Collmenter, SP ARI
|12/20/2014||Jeff Locke, SP PIT|
David Peralta, LF ARI
Kurt Suzuki, C MIN
|Fernando Rodney, RP SEA|
John Lackey, SP STL
|Last 10 Games|
Pirates name Jeff Locke to rotation, Vance Worley heads to bullpen
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/30/15) The Pirates named pitcher Jeff Locke as the fifth starter in the rotation Monday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Locke wasn't at his best this spring, giving up 10 earned runs in 13 2/3 innings while posting a 9:5 K:BB ratio, but he is still set to open the season in the rotation. He went 7-6 with a 3.91 ERA and 89:40 K:BB ratio in 131 1/3 innings in 2014.
Vance Worley, who was Locke's primary competition for the role, will head to the bullpen after allowing 10 earned runs in 17 innings while striking out 11 and walking one.
"With these two men … we wrestled all over with this, right down to their ages. And they're both 27," Hurdle said. per MLB.com. "Both worked so hard and wanted to be the guy. We looked at the [time] Jeff has been in the [Pittsburgh] uniform. We feel that getting out of the gate, we wanted to start with Locke in the rotation."
Pirates SP Jeff Locke picks up second spring win
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/27/15) Pirates starting pitcher Jeff Locke allowed two runs on eight hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings during a 4-2 win Thursday against the Twins. Locke (2-2) struck out two.
Locke, who is competing with Vance Worley for the final spot in the rotation, has a 6.59 ERA through five spring appearances (four starts). He has nine strikeouts through 13 2/3 innings.
"I like the way he went out today," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said to MLB.com. "He was challenged [pitching] out of the stretch in the first inning, but he continued to compete and make pitches and stay away from the big inning."
Pirates P Jeff Locke yet to cement fifth spot in rotation
|by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com|
|(3/17/15) Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke is struggling to earn the team's fifth spot in the rotation for the team. In eight innings of Grapefruit League action, he has given up 11 hits, two walks and eight runs with an ERA of 9.00.
“I just left some pitches over the plate,” Locke said. “They just fell in.”
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle has named four of the five starting pithcers already. But he is no closer to making a decision on the fifth spot.
“We don't need to at this point in time,” Hurdle said.
Locke was asked whether or not he could succeed coming out of the bullpen.
“I don't know. I think I could pitch well. I've done it very few times in the big leagues in situations that haven't mattered,” Locke said. “It's a completely different routine. You're not going to throw 40 pitches in the pen before you go out.
“If me coming out of out of the bullpen is what Clint (Hurdle), Ray (Searage) and Neal (Huntington) think is what's going to better this ball club, then that's the decision we need to take going forward. At the same time, that's not where I feel I'm best suited.”
Pirates' Morton, Locke take the hill Wednesday vs. Phillies
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/11/15) Pirates starting pitcher Charlie Morton gave up one run on two hits and one walk in three innings during his second spring outing Wednesday against the Phillies. He had no strikeouts.
"I thought after the first inning, he was much more consistent," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said, per MLB.com. "He threw some really good sinkers. The ball was just spraying a little bit early. He's going to keep working. He's going to be fine."
Jeff Locke, who is competing for the fifth spot in the rotation, relieved Morton. He allowed two runs on three hits, while striking out two in three innings. He threw two scoreless innings and earned the win in his spring debut March 6 against the Yankees. Locke took the loss Wednesday.
Pirates' Jeff Locke wants to remain with team if he doesn't start
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(3/5/15) Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke said he prefers to remain with the club even if he loses out on the fifth starter spot, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Locke is stuck in a battle with Vance Worley, but Worley is considered to have a leg up in the competition. Both players are out of options, and would be considered for the bullpen if they lose out on the rotation spot. While a trade is possible, Locke said he would rather remain in Pittsburgh.
"If it comes to them saying, 'Would you rather be a starting pitcher on (another) team or be a (reliever) on the Pirates?' this is where I'd want to be," Locke said. "This is where my loyalty sits. This is the team I want to win with. It's never going to be about anything more than that."
The 27-year-old Locke posted a 3.91 ERA over 131 1/3 innings last year.
|2014 summary: It was another tale of two halves for Jeff Locke , whose 8-2 record and 2.15 ERA in the first half of 2013 earned him an All-Star nod before his collapse down the stretch. This time, he had to wait until June to secure a rotation spot, but he again started out brilliantly, compiling a 2.38 ERA and 0.99 WHIP in his first eight starts. His control issues resurfaced, though, leaving him with a 3.91 ERA and 1.27 WHIP on the year. |
Playing time status: With Charlie Morton expected to begin the season on the DL as he recovers from hip surgery, Locke is a pretty safe bet to win a Pirates rotation spot in spring training, but he and Vance Worley will likely be pitching for their jobs in April. His history of starting fast certainly works in his favor.
2015 outlook: A pitch-to-contact guy with control issues is a lethal combination in Fantasy, as many who've trusted in Locke the last two years have learned. He seemed to make some strides in the latter area early last year, but the former limits his upside to the point that any amount of risk doesn't justify the reward. He's looking like just an NL-only option on Draft Day.
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