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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||195.00||10.00||11.00||0.00||3.88||1.30||145.00||67.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 81.0||0||0|| 3.44||0||38||61|
|vs RHB|| 111.2||0||0|| 2.74||0||33||79|
|12/26/2014||Tony Watson, RP PIT|
Neil Walker, 2B PIT
Jordan Zimmermann, SP WAS
Alfredo Simon, SP DET
James Shields, SP SD
Jayson Werth, RF WAS
Chase Utley, 2B PHI
Joe Smith, RP LAA
Edinson Volquez, SP KC
|Kyle Seager, 3B SEA|
Mark Trumbo, LF 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
|12/21/2014||Jake Lamb, 3B ARI|
Tsuyoshi Wada, SP CHC
|Edinson Volquez, SP KC|
|12/20/2014||Brandon Morrow, SP SD|
Eric Stults, SP ATL
Edinson Volquez, SP KC
|Tom Koehler, SP MIA|
|Last 10 Games|
Royals confirm deal with RHP Edinson Volquez
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(12/29/14) The Royals have made official what CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reported nearly two weeks ago. That is, they have signed veteran right-hander Edinson Volquez.
The two-year deal includes a mutual option for 2017. It reportedly guarantees him $20 million.
The sometimes-erratic Volquez enjoyed his finest season since 2008 last year with Pittsburgh. He finished 13-7 with a 3.04 ERA and just 166 hits in 192 2/3 innings. His control improved dramatically as he walked 71.
Royals, Edinson Volquez agree to two-year contract
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(12/17/14) The Royals and free agent pitcher Edinson Volquez have an agreement on a two-year deal, worth $20 million in the first two years, pending a physical, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.
Volquez, who pitched for the Pirates in 2014, went 13-7 with a 3.04 ERA and 140 strikeouts.
Pirates working to re-sign starting pitcher Edinson Volquez
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(12/9/14) The Pirates are working to re-sign starting pitcher Edinson Volquez, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Volquez went 13-7 with a 3.04 ERA in 32 outings (31 starts) for Pittsburgh in 2014.
Report: Pirates make an offer to SP Edinson Volquez
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(12/2/14) The Pirates have made an offer to free agent pitcher Edinson Volquez, according to a report from Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. According to his source, talks between both sides are considered slow during the "quiet period" leading up to baseball's winter meetings.
In 2014, Volquez went 13-7 with a 3.04 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP over 192 2/3 innings of work.
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|2014 summary: General manager Neal Huntington boldly proclaimed the Pirates could fix Edinson Volquez upon signing him last winter, and sure enough, pitching coach Ray Searage's handiwork paid off again. It took a while -- and for a couple months there, Volquez looked like he wasn't deserving of a rotation spot at all -- but over his final 17 starts, he went 9-1 with a 1.85 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 6.9 strikeouts per nine innings, finishing ahead of notables Ervin Santana and Yordano Ventura in Head-to-Head points leagues.|
Playing time status: Now with Kansas City, Volquez's separation from Searage is cause for some concern, but the Royals have a reputation for getting the most out of pitchers in recent years (Santana and Jeremy Guthrie come to mind) and, like the Pirates, play in a pitcher's park.
2015 outlook: Last season was clearly a success for Volquez, but the turnaround came at the expense of his strikeout rate, which had long been his calling card. More of a ground-ball specialist now than a bat-misser, he has limits to his upside, but it's a worthy tradeoff in Fantasy. Think of him as a poor man's Henderson Alvarez and a reasonable choice to fill out your pitching staff late in mixed-league drafts.
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