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49 Jeff Locke SP
Height/Weight: 6-0/185 | Birthdate: 11/20/1987 | Birthplace: North Conway, NH | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Pittsburgh | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 33/15 | Average Draft Position: 272.61
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Jeff Locke strikes out six in scoreless outing Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke didn't factor into Saturday's decision despite giving up just four hits and two walks in 5 2/3 scoreless innings while striking out six in his team's 4-3 defeat against the Nationals.

Locke left the game with a 3-0 lead with two on and two outs in the sixth, but the bullpen stranded both runners after his exit. However, he was denied a win when the Nationals scored three runs in the eighth inning. Locke owns a 3.73 ERA and 63:19 K:BB ratio in 91 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Brewers Friday.


Don't get too attached to Jeff Locke


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/12/2014) Jeff Locke, who ripped out the hearts of his Fantasy owners last year by following up an All-Star first half with a disastrous second half, may be on the verge of committing the same atrocity this year, but on a smaller scale.

Yeah, he's only 38 percent owned, having spent too much of the first half in the minors to make the All-Star team, but in his first eight starts after coming back for good June 8, he compiled a 2.38 ERA and 0.99 WHIP, demonstrating much better control than he had at any point last year.

But in four starts since, he has a 6.38 ERA and 1.75 WHIP, allowing a ghastly 12.4 hits per nine innings. And his control has wavered as well. He issued three walks or more in two of those starts.

Maybe Locke has made the necessary adjustments and is just in a funk right now, but even so, it comes at the worst time. The Pirates will need to clear a rotation spot with Gerrit Cole one rehab start away from returning, and both Vance Worley and Edinson Volquez have pitched well lately.


Jeff Locke allows four runs in five innings in win Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke picked up a win Monday despite giving up four earned runs on eight hits and four walks in five-plus innings and striking out just one in his team's 11-6 victory over the Tigers.

Locke (4-3) didn't end up with a very good line, but his offense managed to score eight runs in the first two innings to put him up comfortable. He actually allowed just one run through the first five innings but gave up four hits and a walk to open the sixth before being removed, with three of those runners coming around to score. Locke owns a 3.98 ERA and 57:17 K:BB ratio in 86 innings. He's scheduled to face the Nationals Saturday.


Jeff Locke strikes out seven in win vs. Marlins


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke earned a win Wednesday, giving up three earned runs on six hits in seven innings and striking out seven in his team's 7-3 victory over the Marlins.

Locke (3-3) strung together back-to-back rough outings before getting back on track Wednesday. He gave up a run on an infield single in the first inning and watched two more come home on a second-inning home run, but Locke locked it down for the remainder of the start and exited with a healthy lead. He owns a 3.78 ERA and 56:13 K:BB ratio in 81 innings. Locke is slated to face the Tigers Monday.


Jeff Locke gets blasted by Diamondbacks


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke was blasted by the Diamondbacks on Thursday, dropping to 2-3 on the year. The right-hander permitted six runs -- four earned -- on nine hits and two walks while striking out five over 5 1/3 innings of a 7-4 defeat.

Over his last three starts covering 18 innings, Locke has allowed 13 runs. He owns a 3.77 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP over 11 starts (74 innings). He will make his next start Wednesday at home against Miami.

Jeff Locke hammered for six runs in loss vs. Rockies


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke didn't enjoy his trip to Colorado Saturday, giving up six earned runs on 10 hits and three walks in 6 2/3 innings and striking out six in his team's 8-1 loss to the Rockies.

Locke (2-2) surrendered three solo home runs in the loss, with two coming in the seventh inning. He's now surrendered five homers in his last two outings (both against the Rockies) after serving up only three in his first eight starts. Locke owns a 3.54 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 44:11 K:BB ratio in 68 2/3 innings.


Jeff Locke surrenders two home runs in no-decision


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Pirates starting pitcher Jeff Locke survived a rocky first two innings Sunday to take a no-decision against the Rockies. The lefty hurler allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks, while striking out three in six innings.

Locke fell behind very early in the game, as Josh Rutledge connected for a two-run homer in the first inning after Brandon Barnes started the game with a leadoff walk. Michael McKenry then hit a solo home run leading off the second inning, which put Locke in a three-run deficit.

Fortunately, Locke would settle down to fire four scoreless innings and was off the hook for the loss as Pittsburgh rallied for a 5-3 win. Locke is expected to make his next start in a rematch at Colorado Saturday.


Pirates announce post-break rotation plans


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) Starting pitcher Francisco Liriano, who returned from the 15-day disabled list Sunday at Cincinnati, will start the first game out of the All-Star break for the Pirates, according to MLB.com.

He will be followed in a three-game series vs. Colorado by Charlie Morton and Jeff Locke. Edinson Volquez will then open a series against the Dodgers on July 21, and he will be followed by Vance Worley before the rotation resets.


Errors, bullpen blow win for Jeff Locke Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke was solid against the Reds Friday.

Locke allowed three runs, one earned, on nine hits over 6 1/3 innings. He did not issue any walks, and struck out five. Locke stumbled a bit at the start, allowing a run in his opening frame. He cruised through the next five innings, giving up five hits, but not allowing any runs. 

Locke found himself in trouble again in the seventh. After an error put the leadoff hitter on, Locke allowed an RBI double and an RBI single. He was pulled following the single. The club managed to blow the game for Locke, giving him the no-decision.


Jeff Locke goes eight innings strong for the win


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke went eight innings strong for the second straight start, this time it resulted in a win Sunday afternoon against the Phillies. The left-hander permitted two runs -- one earned -- on three hits and one walk while striking out four over eight innings of a 6-2 victory.

Over his five starts covering 37 1/3 innings, Locke has permitted 10 earned runs. He is now 2-1 on the year, with 3.08 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP over seven starts (49 2/3 innings). He will make his next start Friday at Cincinnati.

Jeff Locke surrenders two runs in eight innings Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2014) Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke didn't factor into the decision Tuesday, giving up two earned runs on eight hits and one walk in eight innings while striking out three in his team's 3-2 win over the Diamondbacks.

Locke kept his team in the game, but his offense couldn't counter Arizona's two runs in the fifth inning until the bottom of the ninth, when they took him off the hook for the loss. The pitcher has turned in five straight quality starts but has just one win to show for it. Locke owns a 3.46 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 26:5 K:BB ratio in 41 2/3 innings. He's slated to face the Phillies Sunday.


Pirates rotation situation about to become clearer


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(6/25/2014) Even with Gerrit Cole (shoulder) and Francisco Liriano (side) lost to injury and Wandy Rodriguez having been let go, the Pirates have been surging in recent weeks, and their replacements have been a large part of their recent success. They have received surprisingly good performances from Jeff Locke, Brandon Cumpton and Vance Worley.

Now that Cole is set to return on Saturday against the Mets, one of the trio is likely to lose his rotation spot. Manager Clint Hurdle has yet to disclose his plans, though he confirmed that Worley and Cumpton were still the probable starters for the first two games of that series. That has the look of a one-game audition for each pitcher, and that would make sense, as Locke has made the strongest case for keeping his current role.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has speculated that Cumpton is the most likely candidate for demotion, so while Worley could conceivably lose the job with a poor performance Thursday, owners in deeper mixed leagues and NL-only formats should consider picking him up now. If he pitches well in his upcoming start and Cumpton is sent down, Worley could be tougher to claim in just a couple of days.

As he has been pitching with improved control and possibly a rediscovered knack for getting called strikes, Worley could be a worthy addition in deeper leagues, even if he's been making Bartolo Colon look like a swing-and-miss pitcher. After making four good starts in a row, Locke should be getting some consideration in standard mixed leagues, at least for two-start weeks.


Jeff Locke earns first win Tuesday vs. Rays


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2014) Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke secured his first win Tuesday, giving up three earned runs on eight hits and two walks in 7 1/3 innings while striking out four in his team's 6-5 victory over the Rays.

Locke (1-1) has posted four straight quality starts after an ugly deason debut, though Tuesday's three runs were the most he's given up during that stretch. He made it through seven innings with just one run on the board before surrendering a two-run homer in the eighth. Locke owns a 3.74 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 23:4 K:BB ratio in 33 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Mets Sunday.


Jeff Locke settles for no-decision in quality start


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2014) Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke tossed another quality start Thursday against the Reds, though he had to settle for a no-decision in a 4-3 win.

Locke tossed six solid innings in the game, and actually left in line for a win before the bullpen blew his lead. He limited the Reds to two runs on three hits, while walking just one batter and striking two out.

Locke settled for a no-decision, as he remains winless since returning to the rotation in early June, despite allowing just five runs over the course of three starts. He is 0-1 with a 3.76 ERA in four starts, with his next set for Tuesday in Tampa. 


Jeff Locke twirls a gem in a no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2014) Pirates starter Jeff Locke enjoyed another dominant performance on Friday, but had his outing spoiled by the bullpen in the bottom of the ninth against Miami. The left-hander permitted two runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out seven over eight innings of a no-decision.

Of his 101 pitches, 67 were strikes. Locke owns a 3.98 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP over three starts (20 1/3 innings). He will make his next start Thursday at home against Cincinnati.

Jeff Locke brilliant in defeat


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) Pirates starter Jeff Locke, called up from Triple-A Indianapolis to start Sunday, allowed the Brewers one run on three hits in a 1-0 loss. Locke (0-1) struck out five and walked one in his second major-league start this year.

Locke might have earned himself another start Friday against the Marlins.


Jeff Locke recalled, will start Sunday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) The Pirates recalled pitcher Jeff Locke from Triple-A Indianapolis, and he'll start Sunday against the Brewers. Charlie Morton was slated to start, but he'll be pushed back one day. Gerritt Cole is dealing with shoulder fatigue, making him unable to start Monday as scheduled.

This will be Locke's second start this season. On May 5, he gave up six earned runs in 5 1/3 innings against the Giants.


Pirates alter rotation in wake of Gerrit Cole injury


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014) The Pirates have made a change to the team's rotation plans after announcing that Gerrit Cole will not make Monday's scheduled start due to shoulder fatigue, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Jeff Locke is expected to be recalled to make Sunday's start in the series finale against the Brewers, while former Sunday starter Charlie Morton will be pushed back one day to open his team's series against the Cubs. Locke has made one start for the Pirates this season, giving up six earned runs in 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Giants on May 5.


Is Jeff Locke a lock for Sunday start?


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014) Jeff Locke could be promoted from Triple-A Indianapolis to start for the Pirates on Sunday against Milwaukee, per MLB.com. He was a late scratch from his Friday start. Clint Hurdle called the suggestion "something to ponder."

The 2013 National League all-star was 3-0 and had given up just six earned runs in 26 innings pitched during a recent four-start run with the Indians before a five-run, five-inning dud in his last outing.


Jeff Locke, Brandon Cumpton candidates to start Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2014) Pirates pitchers Jeff Locke and Brandon Cumpton are considered candidates to start Monday's game at N.Y. Mets after starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez was designated for assignment Thursday.

Locke is scheduled to pitch Thursday for Triple-A Indianapolis, while Cumpton is slated to start Monday.


Jeff Locke demoted, Phil Irwin promoted


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2014) The Pirates optioned pitcher Jeff Locke to Triple-A Indianapolis and recalled pitcher Phil Irwin, the team announced. Irwin made one start for the Pirates last year.


Jeff Locke expected to be sent down


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2014) Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke, who was lit up by the Giants for six earned runs in 5 1/3 innings Monday, likely will be sent down to Triple A-Indianapolis on Tuesday, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. It was Locke's first start this season.

The team is expected to replace Locke with a reliever, the report said.


Jeff Locke gets hit hard in season debut


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2014) Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke endured a rough outing, but was in line for the win before the bullpen coughed up a two-run lead in the seventh inning Monday night against the Giants.

Locke, making his first start of the season, permitted a run-scoring double to Michael Morse and a run-scoring single to Hector Sanchez in the opening frame. He bounced back with four straight scoreless innings before he gave up four more runs in the sixth. He was charged with six runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out five in 5 1/3 innings.

It remains to be seen if Locke will remain in the rotation.

Pirates recall Jeff Locke, send Casey Sadler down to Triple-A


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2014) The Pirates officially recalled pitcher Jeff Locke from Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday. In a corresponding move, the team optioned Casey Sadler down to Triple-A.

Locke will make the start Monday against the Giants. He posted a 3.52 ERA in 166 1/3 innings with Pittsburgh last year.

Jeff Locke gets the nod Monday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2014) Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke will get the start Monday against the Giants. 

Wandy Rodriguez will require another rehab start before he's ready, so the team is counting on Locke to temporarily fill a spot in the rotation. Locke posted a 3.52 ERA in 166 1/3 innings with the club last year.