|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||80.00||4.00||6.00||0.00||4.39||1.38||75.00||36.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Angels|| 6.0||0||1|| 7.50||0||2||2|
|vs LHB|| 37.0||0||0|| 1.46||0||13||25|
|vs RHB|| 112.1||0||0|| 2.88||0||40||88|
|12/19/2014||Andrew McCutchen, CF PIT||Felix Hernandez, SP SEA|
Carlos Santana, 1B CLE
Danny Duffy, SP KC
Ian Kinsler, 2B DET
|12/18/2014||Zack Greinke, SP LAD|
Danny Duffy, SP KC
Drew Smyly, SP TB
|Hisashi Iwakuma, SP SEA|
|12/18/2014||Kendrys Morales, 1B KC|
Mark Buehrle, SP TOR
|Danny Duffy, SP KC|
|Last 10 Games|
Royals pitcher Danny Duffy limited by rib issue
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(10/30/14) Royals pitcher Danny Duffy was limited by a rib injury throughout the playoffs, according to the Kansas City Star.
Duffy suffered a stress fractuce in his ribcage late in the year, which prevented him from throwing more than two or three innings at a time. Duffy was a candidate to start the first game of the ALDS until the injury cropped up. Duffy was excellent down the stretch for Kansas City. He posted a 2.53 ERA over 149 1/3 innings.
Report: Mechanics cost Royals P Danny Duffy playoff starts
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(10/11/14) A mechanical breakdown that prevented Royals left-hander Danny Duffy from throwing strikes out of the windup motivated Ned Yost to keep him in the bullpen for the playoffs, according to the Kansas City Star.
Duffy struggled at times in August and September. He was particularly ineffective in his last start of the regular season, giving up four runs on five hits in just two innings against the White Sox.
Danny Duffy goes six scoreless in first game back from injury
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(9/22/14) Royals pitcher Danny Duffy turned in an impressive performance Monday night against the Indians in Cleveland, improving to 9-11 on the year. Making his first start back from a left shoulder injury, he allowed six hits and two walks while striking out five over six scoreless innings.
Duffy owns a 2.32 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP over 147 1/3 innings of work. He will make his final start of the regular season on Saturday against the White Sox.
Danny Duffy set for Monday start
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
|(9/22/14) Danny Duffy was in the Royals' starting lineup for Monday's game versus the Indians, as expected. He had his last two turns in the rotation skipped, as he recovered from inflammation in his left shoulder.
Danny Duffy throws bullpen session Friday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/20/14) Royals pitcher Danny Duffy threw a bullpen session late Friday and will be held out of action Saturday and Sunday, the Kansas City Star reports.
Duffy hasn't pitched since Sept. 6 due to a shoulder issue, but he's listed as the team's probable starter for Monday's game in Cleveland. As long as he doesn't suffer a setback over the weekend, he should return to action Monday. Duffy owns a 2.42 ERA and 108:50 K:BB ratio in 141 1/3 innings.
|2014 summary: In his first full season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2012, Danny Duffy was surprisingly effective over 25 starts and six relief appearances for the Royals. While his control was still below-average, Duffy cut back on walks dramatically, issuing 3.2 free passes per nine innings after walking a batter more than every other inning prior to last season. The southpaw's 2.53 ERA was aided by extremely favorable BABIP (.243) and strand rates (81 percent), but Duffy helped himself by getting popups on 13 percent of hit balls.
Playing time status: Duffy missed time at the end of the 2014 season with a shoulder injury, and he was used sparingly in the postseason, reportedly due to mechanical issues. He should be in the Royals' rotation coming out of spring training, but Duffy should be considered at least a minor injury risk.
2015 outlook: Duffy appears to be due for some regression, but he should generally be safe to start at home; he has allowed just 12 home runs in 147 career innings at Kauffman Stadium. Though he is more of a streaming option in standard mixed leagues, Duffy is a must-own in deeper formats.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|3/5/15||TEX||3:05 pm|| |
|3/6/15||@ CLE||3:05 pm|| |
|3/7/15||CIN||3:05 pm|| |
|3/8/15||@ LAA||4:10 pm|| |
|3/9/15||@ MIL||4:05 pm|| |
|3/10/15||CHW||4:05 pm|| |
|3/11/15||SD||4:05 pm|| |
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