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41 Danny Duffy SP
Height/Weight: 6-3/202 | Birthdate: 12/21/1988 | Birthplace: Goleta, CA | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Kansas City | College: No College | MLB Experience: 4 | Salary: $505,125 | Owned/Started%: 71/51 | Average Draft Position: 257.20
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Projections
TimeframeIPWLSVERAWHIPKBBI
2014 Season (CBSSports.com)80.004.006.000.004.391.3875.0036.00
 
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
104.05-1002.428040
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
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2013000000050
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Minnesota 10.010 0.90038
vs LHB 22.000 1.230314
vs RHB 76.100 2.8303162
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
07/31/2014Jon Lester, SP OAK
Jake Odorizzi, SP TB
Kyle Zimmer, SP KC
Danny Duffy, SP KC
Clay Buchholz, SP BOS
07/31/2014Chris Sale, SP CHW
Danny Duffy, SP KC
Josh Willingham, LF MIN
Allen Craig, RF STL
Doug Fister, SP WAS
Evan Longoria, 3B TB
Collin McHugh, SP HOU
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B LAD
07/31/2014Danny Duffy, SP KC
James Paxton, SP SEA
Denard Span, CF WAS
Clay Buchholz, SP BOS
Jake Petricka, RP CHW
Charlie Morton, SP PIT
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppWLSVIPHAERBBAKs
6/7NYY0005.25334
6/14@CHW1007.05019
6/19@DET0107.03215
6/24LAD0106.04145
6/30@MIN1005.24123
7/6@CLE0106.010406
7/11DET0106.05106
7/19@BOS0106.26132
7/24CLE0007.02027
7/30MIN0005.24164
 
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Latest News
Danny Duffy walks five in win vs. Twins Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/30/14) Royals pitcher Danny Duffy picked up a win Wednesday after giving up one earned run on four hits and five walks in 5 2/3 innings while striking out four in his team's 3-2 victory over the Twins.

Duffy (6-10) retired six of the seven batters he faced in the first two innings but gave up a solo home run to the other. Despite constantly getting into trouble over the next four innings, he was able to prevent any runs from scoring. Duffy owns a 2.42 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 80:39 K:BB ratio in 104 innings. He's scheduled to face the Diamondbacks Tuesday.

Danny Duffy twirls a gem in a no-decision
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/24/14) Royals pitcher Danny Duffy twirled a gem at home on Thursday against the Indians, but the bullpen was unable to maintain a slim lead, as he was unable to factor into the decision. The left-hander permitted two hits and two walks while striking out seven over seven shutout frames.

Over his last two starts covering 12 2/3 innings, Duffy has allowed only two earned runs. He owns a 2.47 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP over 98 1/3 innings of work. His next start will come Wednesday at home against Minnesota.
Danny Duffy posts quality start in loss vs. Red Sox
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/19/14) Royals pitcher Danny Duffy took a loss Saturday despite giving up just two runs (one earned) on six hits and three walks in 6 2/3 innings and striking out two in his team's 2-1 defeat against the Red Sox.

Duffy (5-10) is 1-5 in his last six starts, but he's surrendered no more than two earned runs in five of his outings during that stretch. The lack of offensive support has led him to post a terrible record alongside a 2.66 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 69:32 K:BB ratio in 91 1/3 innings. Duffy is scheduled to take on the Indians Thursday.

Limited strikeouts not hurting Danny Duffy
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/15/14) Throughout his recovery from Tommy John surgery in 2012 and 2013, the one stat that kept Danny Duffy top of mind for Fantasy owners was his strikeout rate. He averaged 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings in six starts before the injury two years ago and returned to average 8.1 in five starts last year.

He's down to 7.1 per nine innings this year, but the tradeoff should be a welcome one for Fantasy owners. It's flown under the radar because he's gone 3-4, but in his last eight starts, Duffy has a 2.19 ERA and 0.99 WHIP. His strikeout rate during that stretch is a more respectable 7.8 per nine innings, but it's inflated by a nine-strikeout effort June 14 at the White Sox.

One possible explanation for the change is increased use of his sinking fastball. Though always a fly-ball pitcher, he has induced more ground balls and weaker contact in general during this hot streak. More notably, he's improved his control, which should limit the damage when he does give up a big fly.

With his stuff, Duffy could eventually get back to striking out a batter per inning, but that's clearly not his focus at this stage of his career. And he'll be better for it in the long run. Even now, he's one of my favorite starting pitchers to add in standard mixed leagues, ranking just behind Jake Odorizzi and just ahead of Jacob deGrom.

Royals unveil rotation plans
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/13/14) The Royals will open the second half with James Shields starting Friday at Boston, reports the Kansas City Star. Lefty Danny Duffy will pitch Saturday, with Yordano Ventura starting next Sunday.

Jeremy Guthrie and Bruce Chen will fill the fourth and fifth spots of the rotation. Chen is filling in for Jason Vargas, who's recovering from an appendectomy.

 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
7/31/14MIN8:10 pmKevin Correia
8/1/14@ OAK9:35 pmSonny Gray
8/2/14@ OAK4:05 pmJon Lester
8/3/14@ OAK4:05 pmScott Kazmir
8/5/14@ ARI9:40 pmWade Miley
8/6/14@ ARI9:40 pmJosh Collmenter
8/7/14@ ARI9:40 pmVidal Nuno
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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2011KC48 5.6420200000 105.111966661555187
2012KC22 3.90660000 27.2261312201828
2013KC20 1.85550000 24.11955011422
2014KC510 2.4721150000 98.1723127843476
Total 1320 3.8752460000 255.22361151102510117213
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2011KC20300000200 .000 .000 .000
2012KC6000000000 --- --- ---
2013KC5000000000 --- --- ---
2014KC21200000000 .000 .000 .000
Total 52500000200 .000 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2011KCP202017215001.000
2012KCP66202001.000
2013KCP55312011.000
2014KCP2115133730 .769
Total  52463562631 .914
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2011KC1101111 0.96119714 .287474 15.0 .4930
2012KC11930 0.7321210 .252121 14.3 .4080
2013KC01731 0.6121002 .213104 12.6 .2810
2014KC280132 0.6412304 .202398 10.1 .3120
Total 4217304 0.76161312210 .2451097 12.8 .3970
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2007 R-Royals23 1.45119000 37.124146031763
2008 A-Burlington84 2.201717000 81.25626204425102
2009AFA-Wilmington93 3.002424100126.010849426141125
2010AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock00 2.5733000 14.086421718
2010AA-Northwest Arkansas N52 3.0077110 39.038171330941
2010R-Idaho Falls Chukars01 1.5022000 6.04110106
2010R-AZL Royals00 3.8622000 2.12110014
2011AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers31 3.4388000 42.0371716531048
2013AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers30 4.081210000 53.0502624422559
2013AA-Northwest Arkansas N02 3.9444000 16.0167733528
 
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