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36 Edinson Volquez SP
Height/Weight: 6-0/220 | Birthdate: 7/3/1983 | Birthplace: Barahona, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Kansas City | College: No College | MLB Experience: 11 | Salary: $5,725,000 | Owned/Started%: 90/56 | Average Draft Position: 236.02
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Projections
TimeframeIPWLSVERAWHIPKBBI
2015 Season (CBSSports.com)195.0010.0011.000.003.881.30145.0067.00
 
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
34.12-302.10278
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
2015000000050
20140000000311
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 18.000 1.500216
vs RHB 16.100 2.760611
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
12/26/2014Tony Watson, RP PIT
Neil Walker, 2B PIT
Jordan Zimmermann, SP WAS
Alfredo Simon, SP DET
James Shields, SP SD
Jayson Werth, LF WAS
Chase Utley, 2B PHI
Joe Smith, RP LAA
Edinson Volquez, SP KC
Kyle Seager, 3B SEA
Mark Trumbo, RF ARI
Justin Upton, LF SD
Max Scherzer, SP WAS
Drew Storen, RP WAS
Carlos Santana, 1B CLE
Yordano Ventura, SP KC
Pablo Sandoval, 3B BOS
Taijuan Walker, SP SEA
Matt Shoemaker, SP LAA
Marcus Stroman, SP TOR
Michael Wacha, SP STL
12/21/2014Jake Lamb, 3B ARI
Tsuyoshi Wada, SP CHC
Edinson Volquez, SP KC
12/20/2014Brandon Morrow, SP SD
Eric Stults, SP ATL
Edinson Volquez, SP KC
Tom Koehler, SP MIA
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppWLSVIPHAERBBAKs
4/9CHW1008.04115
4/15@MIN0107.25317
4/20MIN1007.05115
4/26@CHW0105.25126
5/2DET0106.05234
 
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Latest News

Royals righty Edinson Volquez falls short in loss to Tigers

by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/2/15) Royals starter Edinson Volquez was good Saturday night. Just not good enough.

Detroit southpaw David Price was simply better than Volquez, who allowed two runs on five hits in six innings with three walks and four strikeouts.

"I'll take it," Volquez told MLB.com after his performance, which followed a five-game suspension. "But the biggest thing for us is wins. [Price] was better than me. We all know what he can do. He's not a surprise. He competes and throws a lot of strikes."

His No. 1 nemesis was Tigers second-spot hitter Ian Kinsler, who drove in both runs with a groundout in the third and single in the fifth.

Volquez will hope for a worse performance from his pitching foe Thursday against reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber and the Indians.

Royals righty Edinson Volquez drops appeal to suspension

by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/27/15) One day after giving up five runs in the sixth inning and taking the loss, Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez has done some more giving up. He has dropped his appeal and will begin serving his five-game suspension for his role in the Thursday brawl with the White Sox, per USA Today.

Volquez can no longer make his scheduled start Friday against Detroit, but would be eligible to pitch Saturday.

The good news in regard to Volquez is that four of the runs he allowed Sunday were unearned, leaving his ERA at a still-sparkling 1.91.

Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez strikes out six in losing effort

by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/26/15) Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez allowed five runs, one earned, on five hits in 5 2/3 innings of work in Kansas City's 5-3 loss to the White Sox Sunday. 

Everything fell apart for Volquez in the sixth inning when after two men reached with one out, Volquez threw a wild pitch and then a fielding error allowed a run to score. Adam LaRoche then ripped an RBI single to left center to bring home another run before Conor Gillaspie connected for an RBI single to right to bring home two more runs.

"The first five innings he was awesome," manager Ned Yost said of Volquez. "I had [pitching coach] Dave [Eiland] go back and look at the pitches and none of them were horrible pitches. They just found holes, they hit the ball and we had a chance to maybe turn a tough double play -- it wasn't by any means a routine double play -- but that would have got him out of the inning."

Volquez, who also struck out six with two walks, lowered his ERA to 1.91, but moved his record to 2-2 on the year. He will look to get back on track Friday against the Tigers.

Royals-White Sox postponed due to inclement weather Saturday

by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/25/15) The Royals and White Sox game scheduled for Saturday was postponed due to inclement weather in Chicago. Scheduled starters for the game, Edinson Volquez and John Danks, will have their starts pushed back to Sunday, pushing everyone in the rotation back one day.

Volquez has a career 1-1 record against the White Sox with a 4.26 ERA and eight strikeouts in 12 2/3 innings. Danks, meanwhile, has a career 7-1 record against Kansas City with a 2.63 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 109 1/3 innings pitched.

Five ejected from White Sox-Royals Thursday after brawl

by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/23/15) A comebacker by White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton to Royals starter Yordano Ventura for the final out in the seventh inning ignited a benches-clearing brawl in Thursday's game between the two teams, resulting in five players getting ejected.

Ventura could be seen mouthing an expletive to Eaton, taking apparent umbridge with the comebacker or something that Eaton may have said on his way to first base. After the ruckus was finally settled, the umpires ejected Ventura along with outfielder Lorenzo Cain and pitcher Edinson Volquez. White Sox starter Chris Sale and teammate Jeff Samardzija were also hit with ejections, ending the night of both starting pitchers in one fell swoop.

Ventura, who was ejected for the second time this season and is likely facing a lengthy suspension, finished the night with two earned runs on five hits and one walk in seven innings along with eight strikeouts.

Sale threw 70 of his 99 pitches for strikes but managed to rack up just two strikeouts before being ejected. He also allowed two earned runs on nine hits and one walk in seven innings of work.

Play resumed in the top of the eighth inning with the two teams tied 2-2.

 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
5/5/15CLE8:10 pmDanny Salazar
5/6/15CLE8:10 pmCarlos Carrasco
5/7/15CLE2:10 pmCorey Kluber
5/8/15@ DET7:08 pmDavid Price
5/9/15@ DET1:08 pmAnibal Sanchez
5/10/15@ DET8:05 pmShane Greene
5/11/15@ TEX8:05 pmColby Lewis
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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2005TEX04 14.21630000 12.2252220321011
2006TEX16 7.29880000 33.1522827711715
2007TEX21 4.50660000 34.0341817421529
2008CIN176 3.2133320000 196.01678270141493206
2009CIN42 4.35990000 49.2342524653247
2010CIN43 4.3112120000 62.2593030633567
2011CIN57 5.7120200000 108.2106726919465104
2012SD1111 4.1432321100 182.21608884149105174
2013SD-LAD912 5.7133320000 170.119311410819377142
2014PIT137 3.0432311000 192.21667565171471140
2015KC23 2.10550000 34.12412811827
Total 6862 4.3619619021001077.0102056652211058528962
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2005TEX6000000000 --- --- ---
2006TEX8000000000 --- --- ---
2007TEX6000000000 --- --- ---
2008CIN3361360103100 .098 .098 .098
2009CIN91601000800 .063 .063 .063
2010CIN121712001700 .167 .118 .118
2011CIN2126230011300 .148 .115 .115
2012SD3256240112900 .088 .089 .071
2013SD-LAD3342451412300 .140 .214 .119
2014PIT3253320232700 .089 .038 .038
2015KC5000000000 --- --- ---
Total 197271152318713800 .108 .103 .085
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2005TEXP63101001.000
2006TEXP88642011.000
2007TEXP66202001.000
2008CINP333235102412 .971
2009CINP99132920 .846
2010CINP121212012001.000
2011CINP2020169520 .875
2012SDP323227918011.000
2013SD-LADP3332321121001.000
2014PITP32313792531 .919
2015KCP5562310 .833
Total  1961901875612295 .952
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2005TEX01116 0.7510000 .40375 26.3 .6610
2006TEX03643 0.9141000 .359164 18.9 .5380
2007TEX02742 0.7420000 .262149 13.5 .4080
2008CIN5190168 1.2121120110 .232838 12.6 .3510
2009CIN05545 1.2720012 .191218 12.9 .3540
2010CIN06744 1.6841005 .253275 13.9 .3820
2011CIN313377 1.88164025 .259489 14.5 .4720
2012SD6208146 1.502210119 .236802 13.5 .3620
2013SD-LAD2211151 1.442420016 .282777 14.4 .4490
2014PIT6246172 1.53971015 .235809 11.7 .3590
2015KC04035 1.1702002 .192135 8.7 .2400
Total 221224939 1.39105392564 .2514731 13.4 .3950
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2010CIN01 21.60110000 1.24440020
2014PIT01 9.00110000 5.05551033
Total 02 12.15220000 6.29991053
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2002 R-Texas12 2.68148000 47.0451914141458
2003 R-Rangers21 4.00104001 27.0241412121128
2004 A-Stockton41 2.9588000 39.2311613621434
2004 A-Clinton44 4.212115003 87.2824941832774
2005 AA-Frisco15 4.141010110 58.2582927611749
2005 A-Bakersfield54 4.181111100 66.2643431971277
2005 R-Rangers00 0.0011000 2.02000002
2006AAA-Oklahoma66 3.212121000120.28651439472130
2007 AA-Frisco81 3.551111000 58.1462323921962
2007 A-Bakersfield04 7.1377000 35.1272828422038
2007AAA-Oklahoma61 1.4188000 51.02588012166
2010AFX-Dayton Dragons00 1.3822000 13.0114221419
2010AFA-Lynchburg Hillcats10 0.0022000 8.03000107
2010AAA-Louisville Bats30 1.9644000 23.0115511821
2011AAA-Louisville Bats42 2.381313100 87.0723123542983
 
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