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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%: 66/30 | Average Draft Position: 255.75
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Danny Duffy throws bullpen session Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) 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.


Danny Duffy not expected to start Tuesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2014) Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy will not start Tuesday night against the White Sox. Instead, Liam Hendriks will take the mound, while Duffy, who is working his way back from a shoulder injury, will pitch a simulated game, the Kansas City Star reports.

Duffy will now have missed two straight starts because of the issue. His next chance to return will come next Monday at Cleveland.

Danny Duffy's side session goes well


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/15/2014) Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy, who played catch Friday and Saturday, continued his recovery from left shoulder inflammation with a side session Sunday, and according to MLB.com, it went well.

He's looking more likely to return to the rotation later this week, perhaps as early Tuesday against the White Sox.

"We'll come in and see if he feels good," manager Ned Yost said. "He's been playing catch the last couple of days, threw a 20-pitch side today, and if he has no issues, then we'll make a determination. But when he threw, he had no stiffness, no pain, felt good. So if he comes back and feels good tomorrow, then we'll make up our mind what we want to do."


Royals still undecided about Danny Duffy's next start


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/14/2014) The Kansas City Star reports that Danny Duffy's recovery from his shoulder injury is going well, as he played catch on Friday and Saturday with no problems. Duffy said he "didn't feel anything" after his session on Saturday, during which he threw from a distance of 125 feet.

However, Royals manager Ned Yost told the Star that, even though Duffy isn't feeling any pain or discomfort in his shoulder, it is only a "possibility" that the lefty takes his scheduled turn in the rotation on Tuesday against the White Sox.


Danny Duffy no longer dealing with shoulder discomfort


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) Royals pitcher Danny Duffy told the Kansas City Star on Thursday that he no longer feels discomfort in his shoulder. Duffy missed his start on Thursday and remains questionable for his next turn on Sept. 16 against the White Sox.

Danny Duffy may possibly miss only one start


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/8/2014) The Kansas City Star reports that Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy's MRI results showed inflammation in his rotator cuff and no structural problems with his shoulder. He had been removed from his most recent start on Saturday after one pitch, as he experienced soreness in his left shoulder.

According to MLB.com, Duffy will miss his next turn in the rotation, as Liam Hendriks will fill in for him on Friday against the Red Sox. That, however, may be the only start he misses, and Royals manager Ned Yost said that Duffy could make as many as three more starts in the regular season.


Danny Duffy's status still in limbo


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/7/2014) The Kansas City Star reports that the Royals will not likely reveal the MRI results for Danny Duffy until Monday. Duffy was removed from Saturday's start at the Yankees after just one pitch with a sore left shoulder.

Royals manager Ned Yost told the Star he thinks the lefty may have biceps tendinitis.


Liam Hendriks to start if Danny Duffy misses time


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Royals pitcher Liam Hendriks will start if Danny Duffy misses any time, according to the Kansas City Star.

Hendriks came on in relief of Duffy Saturday after Duffy left with a shoulder injury. Manager Ned Yost said he expects Duffy to miss at least one start. 


Danny Duffy removed with left shoulder soreness


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Royals pitcher Danny Duffy was removed from Saturday's game due to left shoulder soreness, according to the Kansas City Star.

Duffy left the game after throwing just one pitch. He was replaced by Liam Hendriks. It's unclear how long Duffy will be out due to the injury. He has a 2.42 ERA over 141 1/3 innings. 


Danny Duffy leaves game after one pitch


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Royals pitcher Danny Duffy left Saturday's game after throwing just one pitch, according to the Kansas City Star

Duffy "flinched" while releasing the pitch. A trainer and manager Ned Yost came out to the mound to attend to Duffy following the pitch. Liam Hendriks replaced Duffy.


Danny Duffy fans six, nearly finds winning path vs. Indians


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy went six-plus innings in a no-decision Sunday night at home against Cleveland. However, the game was suspended in the 10th inning due to inclement weather and won't resume until Sept. 22 in Cleveland.

Duffy permitted two runs -- one earned -- on five hits and three walks while striking out six over 6 2/3 innings. He will make his next start Saturday in New York against the Yankees.


Danny Duffy turns in strong start against Twins


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Royals pitcher Danny Duffy turned in a strong start Tuesday against the Twins.

Duffy allowed one run on four hits over 6 2/3 innings. He struck out four and walked two during the outing. Duffy was fantastic to open the game, tossing six scoreless innings. He gave up his only run of the game during the seventh inning. Duffy gave up a double to open the frame, and then allowed a run-scoring single to Joe Mauer. The Royals couldn’t scratch any runs across with Ricky Nolasco on the mound, putting Duffy in line for the loss despite his strong start.

The Royals managed a comeback in the ninth inning, giving Duffy a no-decision. He’ll take on the Indians in his next start.


Error sinks Danny Duffy against Rockies


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Royals pitcher Danny Duffy was hurt by an error Wednesday against the Rockies.

Duffy allowed five runs, one earned, on five hits over seven innings of work. He struck out six and walked one. Duffy was pitching well until the sixth inning. Up until that point, he had allowed just one run on three hits. Things looked promising to start the sixth, as Duffy quickly recorded the first two outs. He would have been out of the inning with no damage, but the third baseman's throwing error put a man on base. Duffy then loaded the bases on a single and walk. With the bases juiced, Duffy gave up a grand slam to Matt McBride.

With the loss, Duffy dropped to 8-11. He’ll take on the Twins in his next start. 


Danny Duffy manages a win Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) Royals pitcher Danny Duffy picked up a win Friday against the Twins.

Duffy allowed three runs, two earned, on six hits over 5 1/3 innings. He struck out one and did not issue any walks. The Twins did their scoring early on. In the third inning, Duffy allowed the first two batters to reach base via singles. Both runs wound up scoring during the inning. One happened to score due to an error, so Duffy was only charged with one run. He gave up an additional run the following inning on a double-play ball.

With the win, Duffy improved to 8-10. He'll take on the Rockies in his next start.


Danny Duffy wins second straight decision on Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Royals pitcher Danny Duffy went six-plus innings for the win Sunday afternoon at home against the Giants. The southpaw permitted four runs on three hits and three walks while striking out four over 6 2/3 innings of a 7-4 victory.

Duffy has won back-to-back starts for the first time this season. He has allowed five earned runs over his last 11 2/3 innings of work over that span. Duffy owns a 2.57 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP over 115 2/3 innings pitched. He's scheduled to face Minnesota on Friday.

Danny Duffy strikes out seven in win vs. Diamondbacks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Royals pitcher Danny Duffy picked up a win Tuesday, allowing just one earned run on three hits and one walk in five innings and striking out seven in his team's 12-2 victory over the Diamondbacks.

Duffy (6-10) has given up one earned run or fewer in five straight starts, but Tuesday's win was his first since the end of June. He wasn't lacking for run support, with the Royals racking up two three-run home runs and one grand slam by the end of the fifth inning. Duffy owns a 2.39 ERA and 87:41 K:BB ratio in 109 innings. He's scheduled to face the Giants Sunday.


Danny Duffy walks five in win vs. Twins Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) 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
(7/24/2014) 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
(7/19/2014) 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
(7/15/2014) 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
(7/13/2014) 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.


Danny Duffy takes tough-luck loss Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Royals starter Danny Duffy looked sharp in a losing effort Friday night at home against the Tigers. The right-hander yielded two runs -- one earned -- on five hits and no walks while striking out six over six innings of a 2-1 defeat. 

Duffy enters the All-Star break with a 2.76 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP over 84 2/3 innings of work this season. His next start -- after the All-Star break -- is yet to be determined. 


Danny Duffy serves up a pair of homers


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Royals starter Danny Duffy yielded two homers and four earned runs on 10 hits in six innings Sunday, taking the loss in a 4-1 defeat to Cleveland. Duffy gave up both long balls in the second inning as Carlos Santana hit a solo shot and Yan Gomes added a two-run blast.

Duffy (5-8) saw his ERA rise to 2.86 despite striking out six and walking none. It was the first time in five starts that he allowed more than two earned runs. He'll face the Tigers at home Friday.


Danny Duffy surrenders one run in win vs. Twins Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2014) Royals pitcher Danny Duffy earned a win Monday, giving up just one earned run on four hits and two walks in 5 2/3 innings while striking out three in his team's 6-1 victory over the Twins.

Duffy (5-7) just missed a quality start, but he hasn't surrendered more than two runs in any of his last four outings. He ends June having surrendered just seven earned runs in 37 1/3 innings during the month. Duffy owns a 2.60 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 55:29 K:BB ratio in 72 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Indians Sunday.


Danny Duffy settles for another tough-luck loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Royals pitcher Danny Duffy pitched around some wildness for one of his best outings of the season, but got no support in a 2-0 loss to the Dodgers.  

Duffy walked four batters, but still kept the Dodgers mostly at bay. He scattered four hits and allowed just one run over six innings of work, but took his second loss in a row, as he ran into the Clayton Kershaw buzz saw. Duffy struck out five batters on 105 pitches in the loss.

Duffy has received just one run of support of his last two starts, despite allowing just three runs over 13 innings of work. He is 4-7 despite a 2.69 ERA in 67 innings of work, and will look for better luck when he takes on the Twins Monday.