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36 Edinson Volquez SP
Height/Weight: 6-0/222 | Birthdate: 7/3/1983 | Birthplace: Barahona, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Pittsburgh | College: No College | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: $5,725,000 | Owned/Started%: 63/39 | Average Draft Position: 288.11
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Edinson Volquez surrenders five runs in wild-card loss


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/1/2014) Pirates pitcher Edinson Volquez took a loss in Wednesday's wild-card game, giving up five earned runs on five hits and three walks in five-plus innings while striking out three in his team's 8-0 defeat against the Giants.

Volquez (0-1) did a fine job through three innings but ran into trouble quickly in the fourth, giving up back-to-back singles before a walk loaded the bases for Brandon Crawford, who smashed a grand slam over the right field wall to put the Giants ahead for good. Volquez was pulled after issuing a walk to start the sixth inning, with the runner coming around to score after the starter had departed. It's a disappointing performance after Volquez posted a 1.08 ERA in five September starts. He hadn't taken a loss since July 21.


Edinson Volquez to start for Pirates in NL Wild Card game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/29/2014) The Pirates announced Edinson Volquez has been tabbed as the starting pitcher for Wednesday's NL Wild Card game against the Giants. Volquez will be opposed by Giants left-handed hurler Madison Bumgarner.

Volquez led the Pirates' pitching staff this season in wins (13), innings pitched (192 2/3) and ERA (3.04). He finished the regular season with 18 straight scoreless innings and had a 1.08 ERA in September. He was 9-1 with a 1.85 ERA in his last 17 starts.


Edinson Volquez sets season high with 10 Ks Thursday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2014) Pirates pitcher Edinson Volquez set a season high with 10 strikeouts and gave up only four hits in another scoreless outing, his final appearance of the regular season Thursday night against Atlanta. He issued only one walk over seven innings of a 10-1 victory. Of his 95 pitches, 66 were strikes.

Volquez has a scoreless streak of 14 innings. He ends his regular season campaign 13-7 with a 3.04 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP over 192 2/3 innings. His next start will likely come in the postseason.


Edinson Volquez picks up no decision after strong start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Pirates pitcher Edinson Volquez turned in a scoreless start Saturday against the Brewers.

Volquez allowed three hits over seven scoreless frames. He struck out six and issued three walks during the appearance. Though he was mostly unhittable during the outing, Volquez never seriously flirted with a no-hitter. He gave up a double in the first inning, but was able to get out of the frame without giving up any runs. Volquez put two runners on base during the third inning, but was otherwise able to prevent multiple base runners during the start.

Volquez left with the game tied, picking up a no-decision. He’ll take on the Braves in his next start. 


Edinson Volquez keeps rolling


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) Pirates pitcher Edinson Volquez improved to 4-0 in his last 10 starts with Sunday's 7-3 win over the Cubs. Volquez (12-7) allowed three runs (one earned) and four hits over seven innings, striking out five and walking five.

Now sporting a 3.27 ERA, Volquez will face the Brewers at home Saturday.


Edinson Volquez strikes out five in quality start Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) Pirates pitcher Edinson Volquez didn't factor into the decision Tuesday, giving up three earned runs on six hits and two walks in six innings while striking out five in his team's 4-3 loss to the Phillies.

Volquez surrendered RBI singles in the first and second innings, but his team was able to come back in the next half-inning after each and erase the deficit. The Pittsburgh starter then allowed the game to be tied anew on a fifth-inning solo home run. Volquez owns a 3.36 ERA and 119:62 K:BB ratio in 171 2/3 innings after posting his third straight quality start. He's scheduled to face the Cubs Sunday.


Edinson Volquez shuts down Cardinals through six


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Resurgent Pirates right-hander Edinson Volquez continued to perform well Wednesday in St. Louis. He would have won his fourth straight decision had his team scored for him.

Volquez yielded just three hits in 6 1/3 scoreless innings. He walked two, fanned five and took a no-hitter into the fifth inning. He was removed after allowing a leadoff walk and sacrifice in the seventh.

In compiling five quality starts in his last six outings, Volquez has surrendered just six earned runs in 39 innings pitched to lower his ERA from 3.91 to 3.31. He will attempt to lower it further Tuesday in Philadelphia.


Edinson Volquez fantastic during no decision


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2014) Pirates pitcher Edinson Volquez tossed a fantastic start Friday against the Reds.

Volquez gave up one run on three hits over 7 2/3 innings. He struck out six and walked three during the outing. Volquez was exceptional to open the game. He didn’t give up a hit until the seventh inning. Volquez gave up another hit against the next batter, but managed to work his way out of the inning. He wasn’t as fortunate in the eighth inning. Volquez put two men on during the inning, and was pulled from the game. Tony Watson gave up a run-scoring single after Volquez left. The run was charged to Volquez.

Volquez left with the game tied, picking up the no-decision. He’ll take on the Cardinals in his next start. 


Edinson Volquez wins despite being hittable


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Pirates pitcher Edinson Volquez turned in a strong start Saturday against the Brewers.

Volquez allowed two runs on 11 hits over 5 2/3 innings. He struck out three and walked two during the appearance. Volquez put a lot on men on base during the start, but mostly worked his way out of trouble. Scooter Gennett struck in the second inning, leading things off with a solo home run. Despite putting the next two hitters on, Volquez worked out of the inning. He has tagged for another run with two outs in the third. Volquez allowed two singles and a run-scoring double, plating the second run. He made it out of the inning without giving up any more runs. Volquez threw 104 pitches.

With the win, Volquez improved to 11-7. He’ll take on the Reds in his next start. 


Edinson Volquez unable to factor into decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) Pirates pitcher Edinson Volquez wasn't a factor into the decision Sunday against the Nationals. The right-hander permitted four runs -- one earned -- on six hits and two walks while striking out five over 6 1/3 innings of work.

Volquez owns a 3.58 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP over 146 innings. He will look to get back in the win column Saturday in Milwaukee.

Edinson Volquez picks up 10th win Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) Pirates pitcher Edinson Volquez picked up his 10th win Tuesday against the Tigers.

Volquez allowed two runs on five hits over six innings of work. He struck out five and walked two during the outing. Volquez was tagged early, giving up a run in the first inning. He settled in after that, giving up only a solo shot in the fourth inning. Other than that, he turned in a strong outing. 

With the win, Volquez improved to 10-7. He'll take on the Nationals in his next start. 


Edinson Volquez gets back on track in win over Miami


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) Pirates starter Edinson Volquez got back on track with a dominant outing at home on Thursday against the Marlins, improving to 9-7 on the year. The right-hander permitted one hit and three walks while striking out seven over seven shutout innings in a 7-2 victory.

It was Volquez's first scoreless outing since June 29. He owns a 3.70 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP over 133 2/3 innings. He will make his next start Tuesday at home against Detroit.

Edinson Volquez settles for no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2014) Pirates starter Edinson Volquez didn't look sharp in a no-decision Friday night against the Diamondbacks in Arizona. The right-hander permitted four runs -- three earned -- on seven hits and two walks while striking out five over 5 2/3 innings of a 9-4 victory.

Over his last two starts covering 10 innings, Volquez has allowed seven earned runs. He owns a 3.91 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP over 126 2/3 innings of work. His next start will come Thursday at home against Miami.

Edinson Volquez can't get through five innings Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Pirates starter Edinson Volquez was unable to get through five innings of work Sunday.

Volquez allowed four runs, two earned, on six hits over 4 1/3 innings. Volquez struck out two and walked four during the outing. Volquez ran into some trouble in the second inning, giving up a run-scoring single. Things got worse in the fourth. After Wilin Rosario reached on an error, Volquez allowed a two-run homer. Later in the inning, he gave up a run-scoring double. 

The Pirates came back to tie things up, giving Volquez the no-decision. Volquez is set to face the Diamondbacks in his next start. 


Edinson Volquez takes step back in loss to Dodgers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) Pirates starter Edinson Volquez was not at his best Monday night against the Dodgers, dropping to 8-7 on the year. The right-hander was charged with five runs on 10 hits and three walks while striking out three over 5 2/3 innings of a 5-2 defeat.

Volquez has allowed five-plus runs just twice over his last six starts. He owns a 3.86 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP over 116 2/3 innings. He will look to get back on track Sunday at Colorado.

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.


Edinson Volquez back to being a viable mixed-leaguer


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/11/2014) The most notable aspect of Edinson Volquez's complete game gem at the St. Louis Thursday is that it wasn't an isolated event. Well, OK ... he hadn't gone nine innings yet this season, but he has excelled now in five of his last six starts, compiling an 0.90 ERA in his last four.

But before you rush out to pick him up, understand that he's not the strikeout pitcher he used to be, recording 18 strikeouts in 30 innings over those last four starts. That rate is skewed a bit by a one-strikeout performance at Tampa Bay June 23, but it's not so impressive either way. That doesn't invalidate his success, though. Volquez is throwing more strikes than usual, and it's probably not a coincidence he's doing it under the tutelage of pitching coach Ray Searage, who helped Francisco Liriano get his stuff under control last year and A.J. Burnett before that.

Volquez has always had good stuff -- the kind that shouldn't generate hard contact even when he's not missing bats -- so with this recent performance, he has at least established himself as a worthy streaming option in standard mixed leagues.


Edinson Volquez turns in complete game effort Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Pirates starter Edinson Volquez turned in a complete game Thurday against the Cardinals.

Volquez pitched nine innings, allowing one run on six hits. He gave up two walks and struck out five during the start. Volquez threw 114 pitches. The only time Volquez ran into trouble was the third inning. Kolten Wong singled and stole second to open the inning. After a sacrifice bunt moved Wong to third, Matt Carpenter was able to hit a sacrifice fly. 

Volquez nearly found himself in a rough situation the following inning, as he allowed two singles to open the fourth. He was able to work around the jam, and wasn't threatened by the Cardinals the rest of the game. 

The win brings Volquez to 8-6 on the year. His next start will come shortly after the All-Star break. 


Edinson Volquez gets over .500 with win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Pirates pitcher Edinson Volquez won his third start in a row Saturday, in a 3-2 win over the Phillies.

Volquez was effectively wild in his seven strong innings, allowing one run despite walking four batters and allowing four hits. He struck out five batters on 106 pitches for the win, which finally got him over .500 for the first time since April.

After winning his third straight start, Volquez is now 7-6 on the season. He lowered his ERA to 3.88 in 102 innings of work heading into Thursday's start in St. Louis. 


Edinson Volquez tosses six scoreless for sixth win


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2014) Pirates starting pitcher Edinson Volquez tossed six scoreless innings Sunday, leading Pittsburgh to a 5-2 win against the Mets. He allowed eight hits and one walk, while striking out seven.

Volquez (6-6) opened the game with strikeouts of Eric Young and Ruben Tejada, and pitched with a three-run lead after one inning.

He ran into some trouble in the third inning, as New York put runners on first and third with one out. Though, Volquez escaped the jam unscathed. The Mets had two runners on base again in the fourth and sixth innings, but once again Volquez emerged without yielding a run.

The right-hander has wins in five of his last eight starts. He's allowed two or fewer runs six times in that span. Volquez will be back on the hill next Sunday against the Phillies.


Edinson Volquez twirls eight one-run innings in win Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2014) Pirates pitcher Edinson Volquez earned a win Monday after giving up just one earned run on five hits and two walks in eight innings and striking out one in his team's 8-1 victory over the Rays.

Volquez (5-6) has sandwiched an ugly eight-run outing between two excellent performances in his last three starts, and though the pitcher didn't have overpowering stuff Monday, he was able to coast to a win after giving up a run in the first inning. Volquez owns a 4.35 ERA and 56:30 K:BB ratio in 89 innings. His next test is scheduled for Saturday against the Mets.


Edinson Volquez can't escape third inning in loss vs. Reds


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) Pirates pitcher Edinson Volquez was hammered in a loss Wednesday, giving up eight earned runs on six hits and three walks in 2 1/3 innings while striking out two in his team's 11-4 defeat against the Reds.

Volquez (4-6) gave up a run in the second inning before the fireworks started in the third. After retiring the first batter of the inning, seven straight batters reached base safely before Volquez was removed, and another two picked up hits and drove in three runs before the reliever was able to record the final two outs of the inning. Volquez owns a 4.67 ERA and 55:28 K:BB ratio in 81 innings. He's scheduled to face the Rays Monday.


Edinson Volquez gets back on track with dominant outing


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2014) Pirates pitcher Edinson Volquez (4-5) got back on track and outdueled Jeff Samardzija and the Cubs for the win Thursday night. The right-hander permitted seven hits and two walks while striking out five in seven scoreless innings of a 4-0 victory.

Volquez lowered his ERA from 4.27 to 3.89 on the year. He owns a 1.18 WHIP and 53:25 K:BB ratio in 78 2/3 innings of work. He will look to keep rolling Wednesday at home against Cincinnati.

Edinson Volquez doesn't get much help in loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014) Pirates pitcher Edinson Volquez lost for the first time in four starts Saturday, as the Pirates fell 9-3 to the Brewers.

Volquez finished six solid innings, but left in line for the loss even before the bullpen melted down. He was tagged for four runs -- three earned -- in his six innings of work, while allowing four runs and two walks. Volquez struck out four batters on 100 pitches in the loss.

Volquez fell to 3-5 with the loss, while his ERA rose slightly to 4.27. He will look to get back to winning in his next outing, set for Thursday against the Cubs. 


Edinson Volquez lasts only five innings in win over Dodgers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2014) Pirates starter Edinson Volquez (3-4) lasted only five inning on Sunday against the Dodgers in Los Angeles, but it was enough to give him his third victory of the season. The right-hander surrendered two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out six over five innings of a 5-3 victory.

Over his last three starts covering 16 innings, Volquez has allowed five earned runs. He owns a 4.25 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP through his first 65 2/3 innings of work. He will make his next start Saturday at home against Milwaukee.